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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup 2010

World Cup Soccer
1:30/12:30c ABC
So, Lakers-Celtics and Yankees-Mets are considered great sports rivalries? They can't produce a tenth of the emotion invested in the opening round-robin match in Group C in South Africa. Welcome to the Rumble in Rustenburg: England. Versus. United States. A loss will hardly destroy either side's bid to reach the round of 16, but to see, hear and feel the reaction to an American upset on both sides of the Atlantic is oh-so-tantalizing. Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard lead the internationally seasoned Yanks against England's scoring powder keg of Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Questions dog both defenses, and one lapse is all it takes to shake the foundation of soccer — or football, if that's your cup of tea.

Read on for previews of Stonehenge Apocalypse, Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced, America's Most Wanted, Beautiful People, Adventureland and Twilight. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, May 29, 2010

America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted
9/8c Fox
John Walsh is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight, but it's not NASCAR night on Fox: Walsh is honoring 2010's "AMW All-Stars" — heroic police officers, firefighters and EMTs. The winner: Winston-Salem, N.C., police officer Daniel Clark, who responded to a domestic disturbance at a restaurant last October that spun out of control when an assailant opened fire. Clark was shot twice (once in the head), but managed to kill the shooter. Tragically, Clark's partner, Sgt. Mickey Hutchens, was killed.

Read on for previews of The Special Relationship, the Stanley Cup finals, soccer, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dan Cummins: Crazy with a Capital F and The Spirit. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Preakness 2010

The Preakness
4:30/3:30c NBC
Not unlike middle sister Jan Brady, the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown is a bit attention-starved as the bridge from historic Churchill Downs to the big-city, big-event feel of the Belmont Stakes. The too-short, two-week turnaround following the Kentucky Derby annually leads to just a handful of Derby horses also entering the Pimlico starting gate in Baltimore, making life that much easier for the Derby winner. Super Saver is this year's Triple Crown candidate, with jockey Calvin Borel gunning for his second straight Preakness win after guiding fabulous filly Rachel Alexandra to victory last year. Paddy O'Prado (third), Lookin at Lucky (sixth) and Dublin (seventh), one of two entries trained by five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas, headline the Derby holdovers.

Read on for previews of SNL, Doctor Who, America's Most Wanted and more. read more

New Evidence May Link Jeffrey Dahmer to Adam Walsh Murder

John Walsh

Almost 30 years after the murder of the son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, new evidence shows that infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer may have killed the 6-year-old boy, an investigation by The Miami Herald suggests.

Several witnesses, who were interviewed about Adam Walsh's abduction from a Hollywood, Fla., mall on July 27, 1981, say Dahmer was not only at the... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cops

Cops
8/7c Fox
While there are many good ways for mothers and sons to bond, stealing a cake together from a bakery is not at the top of that list. Yet tonight a mom-and-son burglary duo are nabbed in San Diego for doing just that. And while busting two suspects is good, busting three is even better: Police in Harris County, Texas, conduct a suspicious-person investigation that leads to a triple arrest for possession.
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Obama to Mark America's Most Wanted Milestone

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will appear on America's Most Wanted Saturday to mark the show's milestone 1,000th episode.

America's Most Wanted host John Walsh will interview Obama about his administration's crime-fighting initiatives, including those concentrating on white-collar crimes, which have been the focus of the show as of late, Fox said. The president will also discuss ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

Bode Miller

Winter Olympics
8/7c NBC
Sequins and spandex and boas, oh my! Figure skating's medal winners hit the ice with a sense of satisfaction (and without pressure) in the traditional Champions Gala, a star-studded finale in Vancouver. Still trying to get some satisfaction are Steve Holcomb and his four-man bobsled team, sliding for the first U.S. gold medal since 1948. "We weren't the 'U.S.' team headed into Torino," he says. "It has been an easier and happier ride this season." His main opposition includes Germany's Andre Lange, who piloted both the two and four-man sleds to gold in 2006. Over on the ski slopes, Ted Ligety and Bode Miller are the American hopes in the slalom, an event in which the U.S. has won only a single gold medal (Phil Mahre, 1984). And snowboarding competition concludes with the men's parallel giant slalom, one of host nation Canada's strongest events. Also today are the men's and women's speedskating pursuit finals (NBC this afternoon), and the men's curling final (CNBC this evening).

Read on for previews of Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, TV Guide Close Up, Pit Boss and America's Most Wanted. read more

Thanksgiving Massacre Suspect Arrested with Help of America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted

The man suspected of murdering his family on Thanksgiving has been taken into custody following the airing of an America's Most Wanted preview.

Paul Pfaff was watching a football game on Fox when a photo of murder suspect Paul Merhige flashed on the screen during a preview for America's Most Wanted. He quickly realized the man on the television was a guest in his Florida motel, according to ABC News.

There was no doubt because ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009

America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted
9/8c Fox
Crimes against children have always been a particular focus on America's Most Wanted, and its 23rd season opens with the searchlight out for two suspected Texas predators. One, a Honduran-born woman named Berny Figueroa, is charged with killing a 2-year-old Brenham, Texas, girl she was babysitting in March 2008. The other case is much older: the 1990 abduction and sexual assault of an 8-year-old. Thankfully, victim Jennifer Schuett lived to tell about it, and she joins Walsh to do so tonight.

Read on for previews of My Nanny's Secret, Citizen Jane, Robin Hood and Adoption Diaries. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nathan Kress, Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy, iCarly

iCarly
8 pm/ET Nickelodeon
Carly and her pals want to go to a mixed-martial-arts fight, but they must sneak out of her place to do that. To aid them in this endeavor, they resort to using look-alikes that will fool Spencer into thinking they're all still home. Hardly a foolproof plan, but it just may work since Spencer is a little preoccupied building an enormous version of Newton Balls. — Jennifer Sankowski

Read on for previews of MTV Cribs Awards, America's Most Wanted, Ashes to Ashes and Gone Country. read more

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Premiered: February 07, 1988, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Criminals get publicity they don't want in this long-running series, which has been responsible for more than 1100 captures and was an anchor of Fox's Saturday-night lineup for almost a quarter-century before moving to Lifetime in December 2011. It features re-creations of crimes and interviews with law-enforcement personnel, and there's a number for viewers to call with leads. Host John Walsh got involved in fighting crime after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was murdered in 1981.

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