TV Highlights for Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

Dean Cain, left, tries to make the grade Friday night on Fox.
Dean Cain, left, tries to make the grade Friday night on Fox. (By Mike Yarish -- Fox)
Friday, September 4, 2009


David Asman hosts a special edition of "America's Nightly Scoreboard" (Fox Business Network at 7) to discuss the job market and the best places to work in this economic climate.

Actor Dean Cain tries to show off his elementary knowledge on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (Fox at 8) to win $1 million for the Lollipop Theater Network.

Cody finally finds a way to every girl's heart: cooking delicious food. On "Suite Life on Deck" (Disney at 8:30), Cody becomes a chef while Zack has his artwork stolen.

"Bill Moyers Journal" (WETA and MPT at 9) talks campaign finance with former FEC chairman Trevor Potter and First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams.

The hosts on "Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah" (TLC at 10) take a trip to Rehoboth Beach, Del., but not for a relaxing vacation -- just to rid a shy innkeeper of a pesky "baggy clothes" habit.

There's no love lost between the male and female riders on "Jockeys" (Animal Planet at 9), as tensions rise between the two groups; meanwhile, Iggy Puglisi gets another chance at a championship.

"Michael Loftus: You've Changed" (Comedy Central at 10) tries out a comedy routine that includes riffs on unusual sleeping habits and wedding rings.

The key to winning an expensive video-game console on "Catch It Keep It" (Science Channel at 10)? Save it from catching on fire and being run over by a car.

"20/20" (ABC at 10) delves back into the lives of a group of Amish teenagers in Ohio whom ABC News has followed for two years as they experience the modern world for the first time, a tradition called "Rumspringa."

Maryland state Sens. Jamie Raskin (D) and Bryan Simonaire (R) and Del. Luiz Simmons (D) are guests on "The Politics Program With Mark Plotkin" (NewsChannel 8 at 11) to talk about Maryland's financial and political issues.

Comedian Joe Clair of Seat Pleasant, a graduate of Morgan State University, is featured on "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" (Starz at 11), as well as Hope Flood of Los Angeles and Darius Bradford from St. Louis.

This year's Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris stops by "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35), along with comedian Steve Mazan and musical guests Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC at 11:35) hosts actress Jennifer Connelly.

-- Emily Yahr

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