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Thursday: "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," better than you might imagine? Plus: What did you think of "Men in Trees" on Wednesday?


Salon Staff
February 28, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)

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As cheap and pathetic as the title sounds, "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" (10 p.m. EST on VH1) focuses less on celebrity and Dr. Drew than you'd imagine. Instead of a lot of flashy outrageousness and egocentric proclamations by the good doctor, the show has given us a sobering glimpse of the slow, painful process of addiction recovery. While the efficacy of seeking rehab while the cameras roll is questionable at best -- Daniel Baldwin exited after deciding the experience was threatening his sobriety -- this dreary series has to be applauded for reminding VH1-watching whippersnappers just how demeaning, wrenching and unglamorous rehab actually is.

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Terrence Malick's breathtaking WWII film "The Thin Red Line" airs at 6 p.m. EST on IFC. Then, find out what happens on that bumpy helicopter flight tonight on "Lost" (9 p.m. EST on ABC) while those ill-tempered C-listers are up to no good on "Celebrity Apprentice" (9 p.m. EST on NBC). The New York Philharmonic is featured on "Great Performances" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), and the squabbling skinnies of "Make Me a Supermodel" face a chilly challenge (10 p.m. EST on Bravo).

Last night

What did you think of "Men in Trees" on Wednesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Drew Carey, Raven-Symone

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Donny Osmond, Nate Berkus

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Reese Witherspoon, Jim Cramer

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Marianne Williamson

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Brian Williams

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Ingrid Newkirk

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Amy Adams, Jamie Oliver, Liam Finn

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Wanda Sykes, Bryan Cranston, Cat Power

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Gary Wills, Raven-Symone

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Martin Lawrence

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Natalie Portman, Robert Schimmel, James Blunt

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Jason Randal

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


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