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Revenge of the creatures

In Life Is Wild (Sunday, 7 p.m., CW), a New York veterinarian (Brett Cullen) moves his blended family to South Africa so he can fulfill his dream of healing every animal in the world. >More
 Night of the living dead

I'm always hoping for something different in the new TV season - something other than another cop, doctor or lawyer show. Well, be careful what you wish for.

 The devil gets his due

Funny, scary and poignant, Reaper (Tuesday, 8 p.m., CW) is the fall season's best new series. You must start watching it immediately so it gets good ratings and stays on the air. If you don't, I swear I will hunt you down and make your life a living hell. >More
 Setup, punchline

And here we thought the old-fashioned sitcom was dead. Back to You (Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox) proves that the genre still has life in it, banishing painful thoughts of 'Til Death and George Lopez. >More
 Lies, guilt and punishment

The season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm (Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO) is another masterpiece of comic anxiety. Larry David, playing a version of himself - a sneaky L.A. showbiz type - wants to go to Ted Danson's party instead of a party at his friend Funkhauser's, happening the night before. So he hatches a seemingly ingenious plan to save face. He'll skip the first party, but show up at Funkhauser's house the next night and pretend that he mixed up the dates. He'll make his apologies and head off to Danson's party guilt-free. >More
 All Tori, all the time

Fading celebrities often try to revive their careers by allowing reality-show cameras into their lives. It's always a shameless spectacle, but Tori & Dean: Inn Love (Tuesday, 9 p.m., Oxygen) is more shameless than most. >More
 Murder! Conspiracy!

I'll admit that the title grabs your attention: The Murder of Princess Diana (Saturday, 8 p.m., Lifetime). But this TV movie fails to hold it, despite a strenuous attempt to sensationalize Diana's death. >More
 The church of Elvis

Elvis Presley isn't just the king of rock 'n' roll. He's also a religious figure, inspiring Jesus-level awe and reverence. So it's no surprise that myths would spring up around his life and death, and that gullible acolytes would buy them wholesale. >More
 Powers to the people

You can have Survivor and So You Think You Can Dance. For my money, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (Thursday, 8 p.m., Sci Fi) represents the reality genre at its finest. >More
 Look homeward, angels

Fallen (Friday-Sunday, 7 p.m., ABC Family) is about a teenager who discovers he's half-human, half-angel. And not just any half-human half-angel--the Chosen One who will send fallen angels back to heaven. In the three-part series, Aaron (Paul Wesley) deals with normal teenage desires while struggling to come to terms with his new celestial role. Hey, we've all got our problems. >More
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