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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: April 11

Your select viewing guide for Wednesday, April 11

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PROFILE Peter O'Toole: From the TCM Film Festival TCM, 8 p.m. ET; 8:30 p.m. PT Although Peter O'Toole has never won an Academy Award – despite eight nominations – he's still regarded as one of the film industry's greatest living actors. Taped at last year's TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, this new special features an extended interview with the legendary Irish actor conducted by TCM host Robert Osborne. A generous and witty raconteur, O'Toole regales the audience with stories from his life, including his earliest memories of going to the cinema (the first movie he saw was the 1937 Marx Brothers comedy A Day at the Races). The highlight is hearing the grand old man's behind-the-scenes stories about his favourite film roles, including Lawrence of Arabia and the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year.

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COMEDY Modern Family ABC, CITY-TV, 9 p.m. ET/PT Time for TV's best comedy series to have fun with the democratic process. Tonight's new episode finds Claire (Julie Bowen) winding down her campaign to become town councilman, which naturally has the entire Dunphy clan in a tizzy. On election day, her brother Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and life-partner Cam (Eric Stonestreet) are tooling around town in a “Vote for Claire” mobile, while husband Phil (Ty Burrell) and the kids work the phones to solicit votes. And just before the polls close, Claire makes the mistake of agreeing to some last-minute TV interviews. Note: The episode was directed by Bryan Cranston, better known as Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad.

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REALITY Million Dollar Listing: New York Slice, 9 p.m. ET/PT Ah, New York. If you can afford a home there, you can afford it anywhere. No sign of the recession in this spinoff from the popular real-estate series Million Dollar Listing. The no-frills format follows agents Ryan Serhant, Michael Lorber and the Swedish-born Fredrik Eklund as they broker domicile deals in the Big Apple. In tonight's series opener, Ryan takes on a friend's listing and immediately regrets it; Michael gets into a bidding war with one of Manhattan's most powerful agents; and Fredrik handles a listing in “the greenest building in the world,” which unfortunately comes with a foul-mouthed, fussy client.


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DOCUMENTARY America Revealed PBS, 10 p.m. ET/PT Remember Yul Kwon? The Korean-American lawyer became vaguely famous after winning the 13th season of Survivor in 2006. Now he's back to host this new documentary series that takes viewers on a feel-good journey to examine “the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work.” Tonight's opening episode deconstructs the sprawling food machine that works to feed nearly 300-million people every day. Kwon starts his trek on a ride-along with a New York pizza deliveryman and ends up in California's Central Valley, which is responsible for close to half of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the U.S. Along the way, he profiles several people key to the great American food machine, ranging from crop-dusting pilots to bee truckers.

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MOVIE Kindergarten Cop AMC, 8 ET; 7:30 PT Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is resurrecting his acting career – watch for him in The Expendables 2 this summer and three more films next year – he might want to consider revisiting some of his lighter film roles. In this 1990 comedy, he has some fine comedic moments playing the tough cop John Kimble, who has spent several years chasing the nasty drug dealer Cullen (Richard Tyson). His cop partner O'Hara (Pamela Reed) is scheduled to go undercover as a kindergarten teacher in hopes of finding the bad guy's wife and kid, but she gets sick at the last minute, which means Kimble has to fill in. The interplay between the tots and the big guy is cute (“It's not a too-mah!”) as is the romance between Arnie and a fellow teacher, played by Penelope Ann Miller.

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