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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Monday:

INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS

8 p.m. on Animal Planet

Veterinarian Steve Leonard follows the migration of six different animal species in this new series.

Weather and predators are the biggest obstacles for the animals, but distance is a factor in the first program, as a mother polar bear treks 3,500 miles to find food with her vulnerable cub in tow. Subsequent episodes feature the travels of bar geese, wild dogs, caribous, whales and ospreys.

Wednesday:

WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS 2006

8 p.m. on HGTV

The annual holiday special goes behind the scenes at the White House this year, focusing on the many workers who deck the halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The theme usually is kept secret until the last minute, but mainstays include the official Christmas tree and former executive pastry chef Thaddeus DuBois's gingerbread model of the White House.

TWO NEW DRAMAS

Starting at 8 p.m. on MNTV

A pair of dramas, each of which will air nightly, begin 13-week runs.

Tatum O'Neal stars in "Wicked Wicked Games" as a woman bent on destroying her ex-husband (Clive Robertson), who left her for another woman 25 years ago. She enlists her sons in her scheme -- one (Jack Krizmanich) eagerly joins the plot while the other (David Smith) complicates matters.

In the second new series, "Watch Over Me," airing at 9 p.m., Dayanara Torres stars in a love triangle created by a woman, her fiance and the bodyguard hired to protect them.

Thursday:

PRANGE AND PEARL HARBOR: A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

8 p.m. on PBS 22

Sixty-five years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in a surprise attack, this 2000 program spotlights the work of Gordon Prange, a longtime University of Maryland professor whose intense interest in the subject resulted in a definitive book on the event.

Prange, who was chief historian in occupied Japan under Gen. Douglas MacArthur, amassed 10,000 pages of historical documents for his project.

Also at 8 p.m., the Military Channel offers "Myths of Pearl Harbor," which explores little-known details about the events of Dec. 7, 1941.

Friday:

RE-ANIMATED

8 p.m. on Cartoon Network

A combination of live action and animation tells the story of a 12-year-old whose life changes dramatically after an amusement park accident.

Dominic Janes plays Jimmy, who needs an emergency brain transplant after he collides with a trolley at Gollyworld. When doctors give him the frozen brain of a famous cartoonist (Fred Willard), Jimmy sees all the artist's cartoon characters come to life everywhere he goes. The twist? Only Jimmy can see them.

Adding to the confusion, the cartoonist's evil son (Matt Knudsen) wants to steal back his father's brain.

-- Written and compiled by the TV Week staff

Hello, and Goodbye

Season Premieres

· "Supernanny," Monday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

If you don't watch, Jo Frost (left) might just banish you to the naughty chair.

· "The King of Queens," Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Season 9 kicks off with a pair of new episodes.

Season Finale

· "America's Next Top Model," Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CW. Three finalists, then two, take their turns on the catwalk.

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