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Thursday: The heartbreakingly goofy Canadian drama series "Terminal City" premieres on Sundance.

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When the threat of death looms ever-present, life can become … well, larger than life! That’s the message behind the impressive Canadian drama series “Terminal City,” which has been picked up by those innovative iconoclasts at Sundance (premieres at 9 p.m. EST). The story centers on Katie (Maria del Mar), a housewife with a loving husband and three children who’s just found out that she has breast cancer. Throw in a cranky father-in-law and a reality show about a hospital, and you’ve got the recipe for a tragicomic drama that offers a strong dose of what can only be described as heartbreaking goofiness. While the dialogue and the situations are sometimes a little precious and difficult to believe, this sharp, strange, beautifully shot series is far too imaginative and fun to pass up. Plus, how many American dramas have you seen where two otherwise responsible parents joke about taking horse tranquilizers?

Also…

We don’t trust Juliet, so we’re anxious to learn more about her on tonight’s episode of “Lost” (9 p.m. EST on ABC). The documentary “Stars by Helmut Newton” (8 p.m. EST on Sundance) explores the work of the famed photographer. And the celebrities of “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” return home tonight (10 p.m. EST on VH1).

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Winner of “Project Runway,” Tom Colicchio

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Danielle Steel, Molly Shannon

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

The Scotto family, Alice Smith (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Bill Cosby

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Sen. Tom Daschle

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

John Legend

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Denzel Washington, Don Rickles (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Colin Farrell, Bill O’Reilly, Herbie Hancock (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Odetta (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Woody Harrelson, Ax Men, Simple Plan

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Jeff Corwin, Colin Hanks, Matt Nathanson (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Wanda Sykes, Saffron Burrows, Grizzly Bear

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