Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005

Posted on Wed, Dec. 07, 2005

Best bets on TV

'Project Runway'

10 p.m., Bravo

This addictive reality show was a breakout hit earlier this year, and now it's back for a second spin through the world of style, fashion and catty commentary. Model Heidi Klum returns as the host, with designer Michael Kors and Elle Magazine's Nina Garcia providing advice on the industry to the fashionista wannabes. What really grabbed viewers' attention, though, was all the 'tude projected by the contestants, some of them talented, some of them not so much. Based on tonight's opener, the new group is a bit more skilled at design but still has that eagerness to diss the competition.

8 p.m. That '70s Show Ch. 2, Ch. 35 -- ``Long Away'' When Donna and Randy begin spending more time together, Fez and Jackie suspect that there is more going on than meets the eye. (N) (CC) (TV-14-DL)

8 p.m. George Lopez Ch. 7 -- George and Angie enter a competition to determine who does more work in their marriage and around the house. (N) (CC) (TV-PG-D) (HDTV)

8 p.m. Robert Klein: The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue HBO -- From John Jay College Theater in New York. (CC) (TV-MA) (HDTV)

8:30 p.m. Eminem Live From New York City SHOW -- From Madison Square Garden in 2005. (TV-MA-L) (HDTV)

9:30 p.m. Movie: ``How the West Was Won'' TCM -- (1963) Spencer Tracy, Carroll Baker. Three generations of a family go west. (G) (LtB) ***

10 p.m. MotorWeek 25th Anniversary Pledge Special Ch. 60 -- Changes in automotive technology and marketing over the past 25 years; host John Davis. (CC)

10 p.m. 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments TVLAND -- Clips 60-41; Norman Lear, Michael Imperioli, Ted Koppel and Chris Matthews. (N) (Repeated at 11 p.m.)

Talk shows

7 a.m. The Early Show Ch. 5, Ch. 46 -- Author Caroline Kennedy. (CC)

7 a.m. Today Ch. 8, Ch. 11 -- Model Heidi Klum; one-pot recipes. (CC)

11:35 p.m. Late Show With David Letterman Ch. 5, Ch. 46 -- Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. (CC) (TV-PG) (HDTV)

12:35 a.m. Late Night With Conan O'Brien Ch. 8, Ch. 11 -- Actress Lindsay Lohan; actor Colin Hanks; Coldplay performs. (N) (CC) (TV-14) (HDTV)


7:30 p.m. KALW-FM (91.7) Your Legal Rights -- Homeowners' association laws.

-- Steve Marinucci

LEGEND: (CC) Closed captioned; (LtB) Letterboxed format; (S) Stereo; (N) Indicates new programming. Other programs are repeats unless noted otherwise; (HDTV) High-definition TV. For ratings guide, see Sunday's TV magazine.