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Mariska Hargitay on E! True Hollywood Story

Tonight, the cable channels rule — especially the fabulous “What Not To Wear” on TLC and a class act gets a biography on the E! network.

Find out the true story of Mariska Hargitay on E!One of SheKnows Mother’s Day Celebrity Mom Squared (Celebrity moms who have celebrity moms!), Mariska Hargitay, gets the E! True Hollywood Story treatment tonight. Find out how this daughter of Jayne Mansfield set out on her own and found success free of the inevitable career comparisons. Also…

Tonight on TV

The big five are pulling out the last of the reruns, saving up the first run episodes for May sweeps it would seem.

CBS is all repeats with “Ghost Whisperer,” “Moonlight,” and “Numb3rs.”

Fox is no better with a repeat of “House” and the canceled “Canterbury’s Law.”

ABC reruns “Desperate Housewives,” then lays in a new “Duel” and “20/20.”

NBC begins with reruns of “Most Outrageous Moments” and then ends with a new “Dateline NBC.”

Over at The CW, it’s “Friday Night Smackdown” all night.

But don’t worry, the cable nets have it going on tonight.

Cable’s got it covered

At 9:00, E! has a new “True Hollywood Story” on Mariska Hargitay and her background is quite fascinating, so that should be a good one. 

Sit down with the kids for SCI FI Channel’s “Sarah Jane Adventures” at 8:00, then stick around for the fourth season premiere of “Doctor Who” with a cameo by Kylie Minogue. That’s followed by “Battlestar Galactica.”

There’s also a new “What Not To Wear” on TLC and “48 Hours on WE,” on WE.   

News and notable

— “JAG’s” David James Eliott will star in a four-hour blockbuster disaster mini-series.

— Howie Mandel has made a deal with NBC to produce and star in a new sitcom.

— Howie Mandel is also working on a new game show called “Would You Rather” where contestants must choose between two equally unpleasant tasks in order to move on.

— Al Roker will take on the hosting duties of the new “Celebrity Family Feud.

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