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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 62.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Most bad TV series are just boring. Others have so much ambition ' misplaced ambition, but ambition just the same ' that they earn a grudging respect. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Drive (Sunday, 7 p.m., Fox). >More
 Dying on command

Anyone interested in the bizarre People's Temple story need look no further than American Experience's 'Jonestown' (Monday, 8 p.m., WHA). It outdoes previous documentaries by interviewing a wide range of former cult members and showing extensive footage of would-be Christ figure Jim Jones. >More
 His majesty, the stud

To judge by Masterpiece Theatre and scores of decorous movies, Henry VIII was an old windbag whose favorite pastime was conferring with his advisers. But The Tudors (Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime) aims to show a different side of Henry ' the sexy side. >More
 Those people again

It's as dumbed-down as the schoolroom filmstrips young boomers saw in the 1950s, with lame jokes, clichÃd observations and clunky images. >More
 Writer's block

The pilot slathers on the wistfulness and nostalgia, hoping we'll feel Nick's longing for the home he once knew. Instead, we get distracted toting up the nonsensical plot points. >More
 Here come the brides

On his good days, David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) keeps quirkiness and poignancy in perfect balance. On his bad days, he creates The Wedding Bells (Friday, 8 p.m., Fox). >More
 A star is born

So does Corddry have the comic genius of Carell and Colbert? In a word, yes. Right out of the gate, he proves himself a sitcom master, with perfect timing and a gift for physical comedy. >More
 Beauty and the beasts

The new season features more contestants who are pretty on the outside and grotesque on the inside, with personalities that practically crack the camera lens. >More
 Bush vs. the media

The Bush administration believes in keeping secrets, and it has shown contempt for the national media who represent the public's right to know. >More

Last season, Survivor reached its apotheosis.Brains won, settling the philosophical question that has plagued Survivor (not to mention mankind) from the beginning. >More
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