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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: Post-Katrina New Orleans provides the backdrop for Fox's gritty police drama "K-Ville."

By Salon Staff
September 17, 2007 2:20PM (UTC)
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If you're wondering what life is like in New Orleans two years after Katrina hit, "K-Ville" (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT), Fox's Big Easy police drama, aims to provide a colorful if somewhat melodramatic glimpse. Anthony Anderson (whom you'll recognize as Antwon Mitchell, Vic Mackey's archenemy from "The Shield") stars as Marlin, an outspoken cop whose partner deserted him when things got ugly in the wake of the storm. Marlin is assigned a new partner, Trevor (Cole Hauser), who was formerly a soldier in Afghanistan, but it seems like Trevor may be hiding something! Let's face it, pilots for cop shows are always a little dorky. Still, it's tough not to root for this gritty Nawlins slice of life anyway, if only to break the monotony of the 100 or so shows set in Los Angeles.



"Most Honorable Son," a documentary exploring the life of Ben Kuroki, the first Japanese-American war hero, airs at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS. Mary-Kate Olsen joins the cast of "Weeds" tonight (10 p.m. EDT on Showtime), playing Tara, a fundamentalist Christian who befriends Silas (Hunter Parrish). And "Prison Break" returns for its third season at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox.


On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Morgan Freeman, Ashanti, Diana Krall

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Mandy Moore

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Wentworth Miller, Terry Fator

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Ian McKellen, David Manning

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Kathy Griffin

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Matt Damon, Jeff Altman, Angelique Kidjo (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes, Emmylou Harris

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Anthony Anderson, Tim Weiner

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Seann William Scott, Dan Fogler, Gerry Phillips (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Morgan Freeman, Cheryl Hines, KT Tunstall

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Alan Alda, Alex O'Loughlin, Zap Mama

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter

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