Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane and Aldis Hodge, Leverage
10 pm/ET TNT
Greed is not good. Crooked entities and bullying corporations, watch out! You're all targeted for big scams by a team of high-tech Robin Hoods in this revved-up new series. Our crack crew is built Ford tough: It's led by erstwhile insurance sleuth Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton) and consists of an eccentric ace thief (Beth Riesgraf), a computer virtuoso (Aldis Hodge), a hardfisted "retrieval specialist" (Christian Kane) and a grifter (Gina Bellman). Tonight this A-team works for an aeronautics exec whose airplane designs were stolen by his business nemesis. Pumped up by twisty suspense, light humor, a jazzy score and cunning capers, the show is a cool romp reminiscent of Ocean's Eleven and its sequels. — Dean Maurer
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Amazing Race 13
8 pm/ET CBS
The final three teams (Andrew and Dan, Ken and Tina, Nick and Starr) fly from Moscow to Portland, Oregon, on the 13th and final leg of the race. Brother-sister duo Nick and Starr have been — by far — the strongest team and must be considered the pair to beat. But don't count out bumbling buddies Andrew and Dan, who have managed to hang around despite themselves. Of course, married couple Ken and Tina are worthy opponents as well. All in all, it promises to be another nail-biting conclusion as the six race to the finish to claim the $1 million top prize. — Tim Holland
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The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
8 pm/ET TNT
Fond of Bond? Got a jones for Indiana Jones? This entry in the popular Librarian cable-movie franchise may do the trick. With winking humor, a likable Noah Wyle returns as dorkish bookworm Flynn Carsen, who encounters more mystical adventures, slippery escapes and vile villains (who come with obligatory accents, of course). This time out, Carsen journeys to New Orleans to team up with a jazz chanteuse (Stana Katic). But it's not so easy in the Big Easy: They must rescue a kidnapped scientist (Bruce Davison) and protect a sacred chalice, thereby foiling a plot that would give new life to a notorious vampire. Now that's a mission with some bite. — Dean Maurer
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Front of the Class
9 pm/ET CBS
Hallmark Hall of Fame continues its great tradition of producing inspiring, uplifting stories with tonight's heartfelt true drama about Georgia teacher Brad Cohen. Cohen (an excellent Jimmy Wolk) lives with a "constant companion," as he says, and that companion is Tourette's syndrome. Misunderstood and ridiculed as a child before being correctly diagnosed, Cohen dreams of becoming a teacher and helping others become more tolerant of people with disabilities. Patricia Heaton and Treat Williams also star. — Tim Holland
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9 pm/ET ABC
Last week, Carlos said that he really wanted to see Christmas lights, and since he'll get his eyesight back tonight and 'tis the season, who knows? At least he'll get to see his chubby family. Meanwhile, Porter Scavo will get to see the inside of a jail cell. (Is that Dave Williams a hissable villain, or what?) On the love front, look for Susan-Mike-Katherine developments. And is Andrew really going to marry that doctor who was going to fix Orson's nose? — Paul Droesch
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