This documentary goes behind the scenes at ABC’s Extreme Makeover series. Included: unsuccessful applicants, certain of their ugliness, and inspired by lemmings, begin their migration to the sea cliffs. 54 minutes, 28 seconds.
8 pm PBS
Séance Your Way to Wealth Financial.
As part of pledge week, PBS welcomes Self-Help guru Serena Gland, who shares the seven secrets of gaining monetarily, through tax-free partnerships with warrior spirits from the Middle Ages. 2 hours, 11 minutes.
8 pm CBS
“I’m Gonna Count to Three: AFI Salutes Hollywood’s Greatest Interrogations”
Hosts: Kate Beckinsale, Ben Affleck, David Arquette. Included: “Answer me or I’ll kill you” and “You have no idea what I’m capable of!” 3 hrs.
“Proof Through the Night" Miniseries.
Debut: Only the body of a 22-year old woman (recording star Teeza) can stop the National Anthem (David Ogden Stiers) from crashing into a witch’s wardrobe, the American flag and a veterinary van full of expectant bitches, a disaster that will destroy the Eastern Seaboard (James Gandolfini). Based on a true story. Tonight, Part 1. Part 2 immediately follows Part 1. (3 hrs, 2 minutes, 12 seconds)
(Tomorrow night, the network will feature a repeat of Part 1, a recap of Part 2, and a preview of Part 3. )
(On Sunday, a four-hour special is scheduled, beginning with the debut of an all-new Part 3, followed by “Apprentice: Special Edition, The Making of the Marketing Campaign of ‘Gave Proof Through the Night,’-- Oh No you Di’ent!” with Donald Trump, historian Michael Bechloss, and special guests England Dan and John Ford Coley, followed by “Part 4: Uh-Oh.” The finale, Part 5, will air on Wednesday in one month, immediately following the conclusion of the finals in the league playoff championship series, sport to be named later.)
Yippee!!! Zowie!!! Love the Eighties or Die!!!
Repeat: Unknown reminiscers are forced at gunpoint to identify their favorite Solid Gold Dancers. Special Guests: Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr. (1998) 109 minutes.
9 pm Bravo
Famous Last Poker
Repeat: “Amber Valletta, Jerry Springer, Anthony Michael Hall, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Els, Lisa Stansfield, Aaron Eckhart, Perry Ellis. ”
Poker competition. (2004)
Guests: Amber Valletta, Jerry Springer, Anthony Michael Hall, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Els, Lisa Stansfield, Aaron Eckhart, Perry Ellis. 1 hour.
9 pm ABC
Series debut: One at a time, staff members are fired at a Bennetton. Tonight, Meena tells a customer not to come back until they’ve lost 50 pounds; Sierra refuses to refold go-backs; and Harold comes back from lunch smelling like carp. (42 minutes)
10 pm STARZ
Flight Plan (2005) film.
Jodie Foster, Peter Saarsgaard. A clenched woman and a menacing man of undetermined origin run up and down a massive airplane, after the captain (Sean Bean) and his crew (not really part of the plot) refuse to believe that the woman brought a story line with her on the plane. 5 hours.
10 pm PBS
Former EPA operatives chronicle the Bush administration’s secret five-year program to render sweating penguins.
TV14: graphic language, ova, refrigeration trucks. 1 hour.
New: Placenta, winners of last summer’s “MTV’s Why Don’t You Come Down to the House at the Beach and Play Some Music at the Pool Where We’ll Spend the Summer Nearly Naked” contest, get their hair done, buy wardrobe, meet with Clive Davis and create a new fragrance.
3:15 am UPN
Emergency room nurses (Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Dodge Intrepid) face a moral dilemma (Danny Aiello) when a favorite patient (XM Satellite Radio) falls in love with an intern (Sears Craftsman Garage Door Opener.) 1 hour, 3 minutes.