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Archive for Saturday, February 19, 2005

Starsky preys on the well-to-do in USA flick

February 19, 2005

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Female bank executives lead lives of quiet desperation. It takes only a few kind words, a backrub and a pitcher of cosmopolitans to turn them into embezzling love slaves. That's the sad moral of the made-for-cable movie "Ladies Night" (8 p.m. today, USA).

Based on true events, the film follows the charming predator Art Kirkland (Paul Michael Glaser) as he and his son seek out lonely women with access to large sums of money to wine, dine, bamboozle and then murder. His trail of evil only comes to light when insurance investigators Jesse Grant (Colin Ferguson) and Susan Vercillino (Claudette Mink) attempt to recover embezzled funds for a powerful client. Viewers of a certain age may recognize Glaser as the original Starsky from "Starsky and Hutch," the cop and car drama that ran from 1976 to 1979.

Today's highlights

  • The Sundance Film Festival isn't the only major winter event in Park City, Utah. Mogul and aerial skiers complete in the Freestyle International Cup (2 p.m., NBC).
  • John Fogerty and Keith Urban share songs on "Crossroads" (8 p.m., CMT).
  • Scheduled on "48 Hours Mystery" (8:30 p.m., CBS): A woman embroiled in a custody case takes on a corrupt judge.
  • Susan Sarandon guest stars on "MadTV" (10 p.m., Fox).

Sunday's highlights

  • Scheduled on "60 Minutes" (6 p.m., CBS): an interview with Chris Rock; rape in the military.
  • Seven former NBA pros compete to become an on-air analyst on "Dream Job" (6 p.m., ESPN).
  • A swinger's artifact proves deadly on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (7 p.m., NBC).
  • A Springfield resident reveals a big secret as Homer officiates a same-sex marriage on "The Simpsons" (7 p.m., Fox).
  • Bursting pipes are just the beginning on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7 p.m., ABC).
  • Mike becomes a suspect on "Desperate Housewives" (8 p.m., ABC).
  • The Oscar-nominated star of "Ray" hosts the comedy showcase "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza" (9 p.m., Comedy Central).
  • "The L Word" (9 p.m., Showtime) enters its second season.

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