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Wednesday: "Men in Trees" returns from its winter break. Plus: What did you think of "The Gates" on Tuesday?


Salon Staff
February 27, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)

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Although we've never quite grasped the "Northern Exposure Lite" appeal of "Men in Trees" (returns from winter break at 10 p.m. EST on ABC), the show's fans love its plucky heroine, played by Anne Heche, and her hunky on-again, off-again love interest, played by James Tupper. And in a zany but heartbreaking real-life twist, Heche and Tupper allegedly left their real-life spouses for each other. Not only that, but Emily Bergl (who plays Annie) and Derek Richardson (who plays Patrick) are also dating in real life. Yes, Virginia, Alaska really is for lovers.

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The finals of "America's Ballroom Challenge" air at 8 p.m. EST on PBS (check listings), then "American Masters" profiles folk singer Pete Seeger (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings). For those with less refined tastes, "Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" (9 p.m. EST on the CW) should be good for a laugh, as the girls learn all about how to boost their self-esteem (by prancing about like streetwalkers, no doubt!). Later, the first segment of the two-part finale of "Project Runway" (10 p.m. EST on Bravo) determines who will go to Fashion Week, Rami or Chris.

Last night

What did you think of "The Gates" on Tuesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Reese Witherspoon, Simon Cowell

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Valerie Bertinelli, Tracey Gold

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Heidi Klum, Dorothea Johnson

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Valerie Bertinelli

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Keith Olbermann

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

TBA

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Kid scientists, Natalie Portman, Kenna

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Brooke Shields

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Ajamu Baraka, Sen. Sherrod Brown

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Heidi Klum, Jim Cramer, Bullet for My Valentine

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Georgie James

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Eric Bana, Patricia Clarkson, Barry Manilow

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


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