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Thursday: Watch the has-beens duke it out on "Celebrity Apprentice." Plus: What did you think of "Peter and the Wolf " on Wednesday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 27, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

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Sure, we stuck up our noses at "Celebrity Apprentice" (9 p.m. EDT on NBC) when it premiered, not knowing that this would be the most entertaining season of "The Apprentice" by far. How could it have been otherwise, with so many oversize, threatened egos in play? Stephen Baldwin alternated between deviant and holier than thou, Vincent Pastore played the spy and then got booted, Gene Simmons was smooth and demented and left all too soon. The dramatic moments were too plentiful to mention, but the big ones had to be Omarosa casting aspersions on Piers Morgan's soundness as a father, and Piers pledging to bring Omarosa down (and then succeeding at it). Tonight, just Piers and Trace Adkins are left to battle it out. While Piers has the Duchess of York on his side, Trace is left fetching wheat grass for the Backstreet Boys. Yes, only a gaggle of has-beens could be that demanding -- which is a fitting moral for the whole "Celebrity Apprentice" experience, don't you think?


"Letters From Iwo Jima" airs at 8 p.m. on AMC, but then what will it be, the second-to-last episode of "In Treatment" (9:30 p.m. EDT on HBO) or the second-to-last episode of "Make Me a Supermodel" (10 p.m. on Bravo)? The first part of a four-part series on inequality in the healthcare system, "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" airs at 10 p.m. on PBS (check listings), or you could skip the heavy stuff for a new episode of "South Park" ( 10 p.m. on Comedy Central). Later, the finale of "Pros vs. Joes, Last Joe Standing" airs at 11 p.m. on Spike.

Last night

What did you think of "Peter and the Wolf " on Wednesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Couples from "Dancing With the Stars," finalists from "Celebrity Apprentice," guest co-host Bernadette Peters

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Lisa Ling

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Ryan Phillippe, Suze Orman, Colin Cowie

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Superstar couples

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Sen. Chuck Hagel, Vitaly Churkin

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, Chris Jericho, Floyd Mayweather, Big Show

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Sen. Arlen Specter (Repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Samantha Power (Repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Stupid Human Tricks, Eva Longoria, Colbie Caillat (Repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Conan O'Brien, Anderson Cooper, Allison Moorer

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Parag Khanna, Van Jones

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Don Rickles, Jim Sturgess, Black Tide

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ghostland Observatory (Repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Susan Sarandon, Bonnie Somerville (Repeat)

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

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