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Teen interrupt parents’ after-party in ‘Swingtown’

By MIKE HUGHES Gannett News Service

Tonight’s might-see

“Swingtown,” 10 p.m., CBS. Keep in mind that this is the new “Swingtown” day. The show moved here, with “Flashpoint” going to Thursdays.

Tonight, teen Laurie and her love (a college teacher) interrupt an “after party” with her parents and another couple.

Tonight’s might-see II

“Goldeneye” (1995), 5p.m., WGN; or “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1999), 9 p.m., Bravo.

Take your choice of slick, fun Pierce Brosnan movies.

“Goldeneye” was Brosnan’s first James Bond film. As usual, it has a big threat (Soviet weapons have been stolen), lots of action, beautiful women and great Brits. The cast includes Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Cumming.

“Thomas Crown” drew heat from people who preferred the 1968 original. Still, this version is a pleasure. John McTiernan, the director of “Die Hard” and “The Hunt For Red October,” gave it a sleek look. And Rene Russo is there, giving Brosnan an impressive (and age-appropriate) co-star.

Other choices include

“The Fog” (2005), 8-10 p.m., Fox. Here’s another remake that was criticized by fans of the original. Maggie Grace (“Lost”), Tom Welling and Selma Blair star in this story of a coastal town in terror. John Carpenter’s 1980 original was terrific.

“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004), 8 p.m., ABC. In a late change, ABC inserted this film. Jim Carrey plays a guy trying to get the inheritance of three orphans.

“NUMB3RS,” 9 p.m., CBS. A former hit man has volunteered to help authorities; Don is skeptical.

“Dog Whisperer,” 9 p.m., National Geographic. This new hour (surrounded by reruns) finds the ideal reality-show heroine. She’s 16, with a great name (Bree Justice), a cute face and a cause – helping abandoned dogs. She’s seeking a last-minute reprieve for a condemned dog that often goes on the attack. It’s an involving story with an exceptional ending.

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