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Thursday: The smart, compelling "Lipstick Jungle" premieres on NBC. Plus: What did you think of "African American Lives 2" on Wednesday?

Published February 7, 2008 11:00AM (EST)

Prime Pick


Don't let ABC's soapy, fluffy "Cashmere Mafia," a tale of four female executives with dirty little secrets, make you shy away from "Lipstick Jungle" (premieres 10 p.m. EST on NBC), a smarter, more dramatically compelling look at the problems (and cheap thrills) facing rich, powerful women in New York City. Brooke Shields, "24's" Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price are all convincing and sometimes even funny in "Lipstick Jungle," which is based on a book by "Sex and the City" creator Candace Bushnell. The stories are more interesting and less shallow than those on "Cashmere Mafia" -- although, we're the first to admit, that's not saying much.


"Survivor" returns tonight with a mix of fans and fan favorites (premieres at 8 p.m. EST on CBS) and eateries join the reality fray in "Last Restaurant Standing" (premieres at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America). On the second new episode of "Lost" (9 p.m. EST on ABC), the castaways meet their mysterious rescuers, while yet another reality judge gets his very own badly named show on "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" (premieres 10 p.m. EST on MTV).

Last night

What did you think of "African American Lives 2" on Wednesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Vince Vaughn, Brooke Shields, Lenny Kravitz

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Gary Dourdan, Cat Cora

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Joey Fatone, children from "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Does this clutter make my butt look fat? With Peter Walsh

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Laura Bush

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

Kate Hudson, Jack Hanna

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Eva Longoria Parker

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

Jon Favreau, Alicia Coppola, Shelby Lynne

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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