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Dancing with the Stars narrows the field

From angry Tangos and to sultry Sambas, it was another night of Dancing with the Stars. One or two surprises, but mostly the pack stayed put – get all the details in my full report coming up later today.

I also checked out the new NBC series My Own Worst Enemy – and yeah, I think they got that title right. The series revolves around a man with an engineered split personality that has him working as a super spy one day and as a mild-mannered dad the next. Trouble is, the on and off switch is broken causing him to change personalities at the most inopportune times.

On the plus side, I liked the Jekyll and Hyde theme, especially when one personality started leaving notes to communicate with the other. In that, it reminded me of the BBC series Jekyll which was wonderfully creepy. The down side was the spy side, the gratuitous brutality, the slap-dash pace…was a tad hard to follow. I might give it one more try, but at this point I could take or leave it.

Ellen Burysten illuminates SVU

Tonight On TV – Tuesday, October 14

ABC is looking good again with the season premiere of Eli Stone. Sigourney Weaver guest stars as Eli’s therapist. Before that, it’s Opportunity Knocks and the Dancing with the Stars results show.

Ellen Burstyn provides the star power on NBC tonight when she guest stars as Stabler’s mom on Law & Order: SVU. Before that, it’s another installment of The Biggest Loser.

CBS has a full schedule of crime dramas with a twist starting with Gibbs heading home on NCIS (with guest star Ralph Waite), then The Mentalist hits the beach and a white collar criminal disappears Without a Trace at 10 p.m.

The CW is all reruns for some odd reason – 90210 and Privileged.

But Fox is all new with House and a man who can harness electricity on Fringe.

Over on cable

ABC Family is calling all teens with Lincoln Heights and Greek.

Desperate...hardly! The Housewives of Atlanta get goingBravo has new episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and then it’s Oscar time for the Rachel Zoe Project.

If you’ve never seen Emeril Green, there are two episodes on Planet Green starting at 8:00 then straight up and fly right with Neat on FitTV.

News and notable

Smile…You’re Under Arrest! It’s a new Fox Reality show that tricks real life criminals into participating in fake crimes so they can be arrested. Wait, isn’t that called entrapment?

VH1 is giving Rock of Love 2 contender Daisy De La Hoya her own show. The title? Daisy of Love. (And how hard did they have to work to come up with that?)

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is working on a new series called Party Down about six aspiring actors who work for a catering company while looking for that big break.

Media Rights Capitol has suspended production on Easy Money and Valentine which they are producing for The CW Sunday line-up. MRC says the stoppage was pre-planned, so the abysmal ratings had nothing to do with it?

Photo Credit:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Swing – Pictured: Ellen Burstyn as Bernadette Stabler — NBC Photo: Virginia Sherwood
The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Hu Hartwell, Deshawn Snow, Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield – Bravo Photo: Virginia Sherwood

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