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Archive for Monday, November 26, 2001

TLC looks at ‘The Lying Game’

November 26, 2001

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Can people tell when they are being deceived? Are some people more prone to lie than others? These provocative questions are explored on the two-part documentary "The Lying Game" (8 p.m., TLC) about the science and psychology of fibs, fabrications and lies.

The first hour of "The Lying Game" begins with the shocking story of Susan Smith, a young mother who tried to cover up the deaths of her two small boys with an elaborate fabrication about carjacking and murder. Experts explain how Smith's tale unraveled, and police and psychologists share how professional liars can avoid detection.

Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence trade quips and stories on "The Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers" (9 p.m., CBS). The quartet will enhance this nostalgic glance at the blooper reel by taking questions from a studio audience and trading barbs.

Richard Dreyfuss ("The Education of Max Bickford") hosts "Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington" (8 p.m., History), a thoughtful tour of the grand buildings, statues and monuments of Washington, D.C. As the actor explains, monuments always say more about the people who build them than the subject of commemoration.

Anne Robinson hosts former "Star Trek" stars on "Weakest Link" (7 p.m., NBC).

Tonight's other highlights

Robert is mistaken for Ray on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (8 p.m., CBS).

An error in judgment on "Third Watch" (8 p.m., NBC).

The St. Louis Rams host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on "Monday Night Football" (8 p.m., ABC).

In search of the next up-and-coming young stars and trends on "Teen People's What's Next?" (8 p.m., WB).

A young boy recalls a larger-than-life rascal (Albert Finney) in "My Uncle Silas" on "Masterpiece Theatre" (8 p.m., PBS).

Jordan continues her hunt for Digger on "Crossing Jordan" (9 p.m., NBC).

Series notes

After a cowardly act, Doug must prove himself to Carrie on "King of Queens" (7 p.m., CBS) ... Hanson is in hot water on "Boston Public" (7 p.m., Fox) ... Regis Philbin hosts "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" (7 p.m., ABC) ... Darryl's brother looks for investors in his risky venture on "The Hughleys" (7 p.m., UPN) ... In pursuit of boyfriends on "7th Heaven" (7 p.m., WB).

A Grand Canyon vacation on "Yes, Dear" (7:30 p.m., CBS) ... Bickering over schools on "One on One" (7:30 p.m., UPN).

Elton John and Jacqueline Bisset guest star on "Ally McBeal" (8 p.m., Fox) ... Nikki and Kim become building superintendents on "The Parkers" (8 p.m., UPN) ... John's girlfriend (Lauren Holly) dumps him for a steadier beau on "Becker" (8:30 p.m., CBS) ... Defending a difficult client on "Girlfriends" (8:30 p.m., UPN).

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