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Monday: Holly Hunter stars in TNT's charming series "Saving Grace." Plus: What do you think of the Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" series?

By Salon Staff

Published December 10, 2007 11:00AM (EST)

Prime Pick

Photo: TNT

As the writers' strike wears on and all of your favorite shows start sliding into rerun land, this might be an opportune time for you to meet Grace, a tough-as-nails homicide detective from Oklahoma City played by Holly Hunter. After premiering this summer, "Saving Grace" returns this month with four new episodes, the second of which airs tonight (10 p.m. EST on TNT). Hunter is indescribably great in this role: reckless, irreproachable and firmly committed to being an unrepentant slut for the balance of her days on Earth. Hunter is a petite woman, but she still lends Grace a swagger and a jaunty, crooked grin that make her seem as tall and imposing as her partner, Ham (Kenneth Johnson, who'll you'll remember best as Lem from "The Shield"). Although tonight's episode isn't the best of the bunch, this show's (and Hunter's) charms are pretty tough to deny.


On "Live From Lincoln Center" (8 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) Wynton Marsalis performs. Sundance's excellent documentary series "Nimrod Nation" airs at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EST. A&E's new reality series, "Paranormal State" (premieres at 10 p.m. EST), follows the misadventures of Penn State students who are members of the school's Paranormal Research Society.

Last night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Jason Lee, Jim Cramer, Josh Groban

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Lorraine Bracco, Boyz II Men, guest co-host Dana Delany

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Allison Janney, Chace Crawford, Bonnie Brown

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Tom Brokaw

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Victoria Beckham

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Jamie Foxx (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Lance Armstrong (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST


Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Boyz II Men

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Wanda Sykes, Nick Offerman, Hans Klok and Pamela Anderson (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST


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

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