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Thursday: Catch up with your old friends at "This Old House." Plus: What did you think of Wednesday's "Make Me a Supermodel: Casting Special"?

By Salon Staff
January 3, 2008 4:03PM (UTC)
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With nothing but bowl games and reruns on TV, there's finally time to catch up with your old friends at "This Old House" -- or, rather, the "This Old House Hour" (8 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), which begins with the same show you remember: sensible, wise men striding purposefully across creaking floors in their sawdust-covered bluejeans, telling you all about how to do stuff that you're sure to bungle anyway. The second half of the show is "Ask This Old House" -- that's where the sorts of people who own table saws call in and ask for advice that's way over your head, rendering you increasingly intimidated, yet oddly inspired to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on nail guns and specialized drills that you'll never use. OK, maybe you should stick with "Project Runway" after all -- tonight, they're making outfits out of chocolate!



The increasingly "ER"-like "Grey's Anatomy" airs its last episode for a while (thanks to the writers' strike) at 9 p.m. EST on ABC, followed by the winter premiere of "ER," ushering forth a new rolling parade of bloody disasters (10 p.m. EST on NBC).


Last night

What did you think of Wednesday's "Make Me a Supermodel: Casting Special"? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry, Joey Fatone (repeat)

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Dana Delany, Lorraine Bracco, Boyz II Men (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Brad Womack, Miss Puerto Rico Ingrid Rivera, Keith Urban (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"A Mother's Nightmare Captured on Tape Part 2: Her Children Speak Out"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Live coverage of the Iowa caucuses

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Bill Maher, Ellen Page, the cast of Broadway's "Young Frankenstein" (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Phylicia Rashad (repeat)

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

Dominic Monaghan, Jason Randal

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

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