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A heavenly being spoils Saving Grace

Holly Hunter's Grace Hanadarko might be the most vivid cop on TV. In this week's episode of Saving Grace, she tries to get inside the head of a serial killer terrorizing Oklahoma City. The crimes are horrible, and Grace is on edge. >More
 My Jeopardy! odyssey concludes

Well, that was fast. My lifelong Jeopardy! journey ended Tuesday with the broadcast of my second match, when I lost to Sunrise, Florida's Jorge Rivero after one glorious day as Jeopardy! champion. >More
 Invasion of the Jeopardy! contestants

I'm pleased to report that tapings for the group proceeded despite the flub, and you can see my turn on Jeopardy! at 4:30 p.m. Monday on NBC15. It was one of many anxious moments that day. >More
 Taking Chance buries an Iraq War soldier

Based on a true story, Taking Chance couldn't be more simple: a Marine officer volunteers to escort the remains of an Iraq War casualty to their final resting place in Montana. The feelings it stirs up couldn't be more complex. >More
 Big breasts for big bucks: The Millionare Matchmaker

By every reasonable standard, Patti Stanger is a creep. In The Millionaire Matchmaker, she runs a dating club for obnoxious rich guys, introducing them to well-endowed ladies rounded up for their appraisal. >More
 PBS searches for the real Honest Abe in Looking for Lincoln

Rather than celebrating the Abraham Lincoln myth on his 200th birthday, Looking for Lincoln attempts to find the real man. >More
 A homophobic preacher turns against himself in The Trials of Ted Haggard

Rev. Haggard packs stadiums with his oily sermons denouncing homosexuality. But then -- oops -- Haggard admits to consorting with a male prostitute. >More
 Trust Me: A hell of a sell

Trust Me (Monday, 9 p.m., TNT) is about a creative duo who work at an ad agency. That's it -- no ghosts, no vintage time period, no personality disorders. In short, no gimmicks. >More
 Multiple moms in United States of Tara

United States of Tara (Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime) portrays the modern American family in all its mad glory. Like many harried moms these days, Tara (Toni Collette) has multiple personalities - though in her case that's not just a figure of speech. >More
 24: All in a day's work

24 was once an exciting experiment in long-form storytelling, each episode representing 60 minutes in a real-time tale. By season seven, though, that premise just feels like a gimmick. The season premiere (Sunday, 7 p.m., Fox) finds government agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) chasing yet another batch of terrorists, and not even a surprise villain can bring back the thrills. >More
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