TV Highlights

Turner Classic Movies remembers the late Karl Malden with a triple feature of some of the actor's most important films, starting at 8 p.m.
Turner Classic Movies remembers the late Karl Malden with a triple feature of some of the actor's most important films, starting at 8 p.m. (Associated Press)
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Friday, July 10, 2009

HIGHLIGHTS

Tonight, TCM honors Karl Malden, who died July 1 at age 97, by showing "On the Waterfront" (at 8); "A Streetcar Named Desire," for which Malden won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor (at 10); and "Birdman of Alcatraz" (at 12:15).

The three teams remaining on "The Chopping Block" (NBC at 8) must use ingredients found only in bottles and jars to re-create one of chef Marco Pierre White's dishes.

Though the family bank account may improve, Steve's karma takes a hit when he encourages Anne to stop doing charity work and get a job; plus, he must take over her household responsibilities in "Surviving Suburbia" (ABC at 8).

Celebrities make fools out of themselves to win money for charity on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (Fox at 8), including Larry the Cable Guy, who competes to win cash for the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation.

Gerald, angry at being tricked into eating chili with meat in it, takes on a celebrity chef on "The Goode Family" (ABC at 8:30).

New series "The Assistants" (The N at 8:30 and 9) takes all the glamour out of working in Hollywood as four 20-somethings scramble to stay ahead while toiling for a hotshot movie producer.

"Eureka" (Syfy at 9) returns for a new season, and Carter interviews for jobs at the Department of Homeland Security after getting fired as sheriff.

Martin Scorcese's "The Departed" won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2006. A much darker, true story about the Boston mob lurks behind it; "Dateline NBC" (at 9) explores the tale.

Jack and his team on "Mental" (Fox at 9) start to question the sanity of a patient's wife when she pushes for her husband to have unproven brain surgery instead of noninvasive therapy to treat his obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette's syndrome.

Former CIGNA executive Wendell Potter talks health-care reform on "Bill Moyers' Journal" (WETA and MPT at 9).

"The Politics Program With Mark Plotkin" (NewsChannel8 at 11) hosts Thomas E. Hampton, commissioner of the District's Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, and Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles tennis team.

Bob Newhart and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley are guests on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC at 11:35), and Ray LaMontagne performs.

"Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35) features actor Rainn Wilson and comedian Larry Miller, with musical guest Maxwell.

-- Emily Yahr


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