A SEPARATE PEACE

Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on Showtime

Set in the World War II era, this 90-minute movie -- based on the book by John Knowles -- revolves around two very different friends attending a prestigious New England prep school.

Their competitive nature and one's thirst for adventure lead to a tragedy that forces self-examination and uncovers painful truths about their relationship.

J Barton, Toby Moore, Jacob Pitts, Danny Swerdlow and the late Hume Cronyn star.

STAR WARS: EMPIRE OF DREAMS

Sunday at 8 p.m. on A&E

Just in time for next week's DVD release of the three original "Star Wars" films, this special presentation offers a look at one of the most popular and successful movie series of all time.

Along with movie clips, the two-hour program includes interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

I DO (BUT i DON'T)

Monday at 9 p.m. on Lifetime

Lauren (Denise Richards) is a quirky twentysomething wedding consultant who sees the best, but more often the worst, in people every day. Her challenging job, overbearing mother, stagnant love life and demanding clients keep the divorcee preoccupied with others' romances.

Things change when Lauren meets Nick (Dean Cain). Sparks fly, but Lauren is forced to choose between the laws of propriety and the love she feels when Nick turns out to be the fiance of Lauren's most difficult client.

This two-hour romantic comedy is based on the popular novel by Cara Lockwood.

FERRY TALES

Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Cinemax

This Oscar-nominated short film peeks inside the ladies room of the Staten Island Ferry, where various women seek support and share gossip during their daily work commutes.

NINE INNINGS FROM GROUND ZERO

Tuesday at 10 p.m. on HBO

Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans reassessed their idea of what makes a hero. The focus shifted from professional athletes to firefighters and emergency rescue crews.

However, the World Series proved sports had a place in comforting a grieving nation. This one-hour film looks at the event and examines the impact the game and its stars had on U.S. residents trying to reclaim a sense of normalcy and find solace in an American tradition.

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REPUBLICANS IN HOLLYWOOD

Tuesday at 10 p.m. on AMC

Award-winning documentarian Jesse Moss examines the conservative movement in Hollywood, where celebrities are becoming more vocal about their political partisanship in a town that was once considered overwhelmingly liberal.

Patricia Heaton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Pat Sajak are among those interviewed.

DARKLIGHT

Saturday at 9 p.m.

on Sci Fi

When a genetically-engineered creature -- infected with a deadly virus -- escapes from a secret lab, it wreaks havoc and spreads its disease in the process.

To combat the life-form, a secret society unleashes a greater evil: Lilith, the mythical and immortal Queen of Darkness cast from the Garden of Eden.

With no recollection of her past life, Lilith lives on Earth as an ordinary 24-year-old -- but now that her evil nature has been awakened, will she save humanity or help destroy it?

Shiri Appleby, Richard Burgi, John de Lancie and David Hewlett star.

AMERICAN SPLENDOR

Saturday at 10 p.m. on HBO

Harvey Pekar and his autobiographical comic book series are the focus of this award-winning Oscar-nominated adaptation.

Pekar (Paul Giamatti) shares his cynical thoughts and varying emotions as he navigates his mundane life as a hospital file clerk, obsessive reader, jazz lover, collector and lousy housekeeper.

Hope Davis, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Madylin Sweeten and the real Harvey Pekar co-star.

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