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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: March 13

Your select viewing guide for Tuesday, March 13

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REALITY Holmes Inspection HGTV, 8 p.m. ET; 5 p.m. PT Mike Holmes is the scourge of unscrupulous home inspectors everywhere. In this popular series, the burly contract performs rescue missions for consumers who have been burned with a faulty home inspection and are now facing huge repair bills. Tonight he extends a helping hand to David and San Yee, whose home inspector assured them their new domicile was “above average” in terms of safety. But soon after San Yee discovered an in-house hazard capable of putting their entire small family in peril. Holmes brings in his makeover crew to make the problem right.

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COMEDY I Hate My Teenage Daughter Fox, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT Why, look who's back. Following a fleeting four-episode run last fall, this offbeat sitcom has returned to burn off its remaining episodes before it receives the inevitable cancellation notice. The premise casts Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran as single moms Annie and Nikki, who are mortified when their teen daughters begin to turn into the exact same type of horrible girls who tormented them back in high school. But is Annie really going to improve the situation when she begins dating her daughter's Spanish teacher?

Fox

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DRAMA The River ABC, CTV, 9 p.m. ET/PT Still pulling a slow and steady ratings fade, this midseason series shows the fine Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood in its opening credits, but where the heck is he? The story stars Greenwood as the intrepid TV explorer Dr. Emmett Cole, who has vanished without a trace somewhere in the Amazon. This being a television show, the good doctor's disappearance prompts his equally adventurous wife Tess (Leslie Hope) and son Lincoln (Joe Anderson) to venture into the jungle to find him. The rescue mission hits yet another roadblock in tonight's episode as Tess and her crew happen upon an abandoned research facility – unaware that a man-eating (and woman-eating) monster lurks within.

ABC

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DRAMA Body of Proof ABC, CITY-TV, 10 p.m. ET/PT As per every successful medical drama from Ben Casey to House, this show's popularity stems entirely from the performance of Dana Delany as a temperamental medical genius. The former star of China Beach and Desperate Housewives is a commanding presence as the neurosurgeon Megan Hunt, whose surgical prowess was cut short by an auto accident, after which she begins a new career as a medical examiner. In tonight's new episode, Dr. Hunt is called in to investigate a tragic car accident that has left one young girl dead and the other in critical condition. Some quick sleuthing reveals that not only was the wrong child pronounced dead, but the incident itself may not have been accidental.

ABC

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MOVIE Waking Ned Devine Vision, midnight ET; 9 p.m. PT 'Tis a great day for the Irish in this rousing British comedy. The 1998 film stars the late, great Ian Bannen as the cunning Jackie O'Shea, who is tickled to discover that someone in the town of Tulaigh Morh has won the massive jackpot in the national Irish Lottery. In short order, he travels to the tiny town with his wife Annie (Fionnula Flanagan) and best mate Michael (David Kelly) in tow. When they discover that the winner Ned Devine has dropped dead from shock, the unholy trio set about an elaborate scam to claim his winnings.

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