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Tuesday: "Twister Sisters" seeks out real-life tornado action. Plus: What did you think of Monday's "Saving Grace"?

By Salon Staff

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

Prime Pick

OK, they're not really sisters, but Melanie Metz and Peggy Willenberg, the storm chasers featured in WE's new reality series, "Twister Sisters" (10 p.m. EST), look like they could be. According to the show's Web site, the pair met on a Web site for Minnesota storm chasers and joined together to track tornadoes throughout the Midwest. Four years ago, they started their own business, the Twister Sisters Tornado Tour Co., to bring clients along in their pursuit of big storms. It's hard to believe that such a business could even exist, let alone that some TV cameras could capture the whole twisted spectacle. Maybe it means we're seriously depraved, but we can't wait to see this show.


Frontline's "Inside the Teenage Brain" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) explains some of the neurological changes -- and challenges -- for that demon living in your home, while "Jon & Kate Plus 8," a reality series about a couple with two 6-year-olds (twins) and six 2-year-olds (sextuplets), will make you count your blessings. The Independent Lens series continues with "The Paper," a documentary about Penn State's campus newspaper (10 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), while on "Everest: Beyond the Limit" a team heads for the summit at midnight (10 p.m. EST on the Discovery Channel).

Last night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Jon Voight, Lucas Grabeel, Mannheim Steamroller

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Lauren Ambrose, James Blunt

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Padma Lakshmi, Blake Lewis

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

A suburban mother's nightmare captured on tape

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Christopher Walken (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Father James Martin, Ed Begley Jr., Viggo Mortensen (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST


Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Oliver, Good Charlotte (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Elisabeth Bumiller, Joe Mantegna

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST


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

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