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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted
9/8c Fox
A 16-year-old named Kimberly Simon was raped and murdered in Oneida County, N.Y., in 1985. Steven Barnes of nearby Marcy, who was 19 at the time, was convicted of the crime in 1989. But it was never an open-and-shut case, and it's definitely an open one now: Barnes was released from prison in 2008 after DNA testing proved that he couldn't have done it, and cops haven't charged anyone else yet, but they think the killer(s) might have been involved in a satanic cult. Host John Walsh gives an update on their new hunt tonight. — Paul Droesch

Read on for previews of The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Kid in a Candy Store, Growing the Big One, Pit Boss, 24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito and Brave New Voices 2010. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

Pit Boss

Pit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet
Hard work should always be rewarded. Would that everyone had a boss as appreciative as Shorty, who takes his staff to Mexico for a little fun. The crew relaxes on the beach, goes shopping and enjoys a true Mexican fiesta, but before their escape is over, they get to reciprocate when the unexpected happens and Shorty finds himself in need of their support. — Rhoda Charles

Read on for previews of Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words, Iconoclasts, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, NASCAR Racing and the MLB Playoff. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

Pit Boss

Pit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet
Shorty takes on the role of mentor as he visits the California Youth Authority, a juvenile reform center, to facilitate a dog-training program for the youth housed there. It's a personal mission for Shorty, as he once received some guidance there himself before spending a decade in prison in connection with a gang-related shooting. — Rhoda Charles

Read on for previews of SNL, Iconoclasts, Ryder Cup Golf, Planet Sheen, The Empowered Patient, The Blind Side and The Princess and the Frog. read more

No Bull From This Boss

Shorty Rossi with his Pit Bull Hercules

With myriad series like Little Chocolatiers, The Little Couple and Little People, Big World, reality shows about small-statured folks have taken off in a big way. But none has had as much bite as Pit Boss, Animal Planet's edgy, yet endearing, hit about a street-smart ex-con who runs both a Los Angeles pit-bull rescue operation and a little-person entertainment agency (airing Saturday at 10/9c).

"Little people are misunderstood just like pit bulls are," says straight-talking star Shorty Rossi, who believes the glut of LP series helps dispel stereotypes... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010

Being Human

Being Human
9/8c BBC America
Containing a werewolf is no easy task, even when it wants to be contained. George learns this firsthand when he downs heavy tranquilizers and locks himself in a custom cage on the night of a full moon. It seems to work — at first. But then he starts to notice some unforeseen consequences. Meanwhile, Annie meets a fellow ghost who says he can help her keep death at bay, and Mitchell falls in deeper with the vampires.

Read on for previews of Gymnastics, Pit Boss, Class, Boxing, Inglourious Basterds, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and CNN Heroes: Coming Back From Katrina. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

Pit Boss

Pit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet
Rescuing pit bulls is not a job for the lighthearted and can take one's full attention. So when Sebastian gets a visit from his long-distance girlfriend, he finds himself distracted — especially since her presence makes him think about his current living situation, as well as his future plans. Meanwhile, Shorty and Ashley work hard to make sure a pit bull gets the medical attention it needs.

Read on for previews of Pit Boss, Being Human, NASCAR Racing, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction, America's Most Wanted, Croc Attack and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. read more

Tonight's Hot List: Saturday, July 24

Being Human

Being Human
10 pm/ET BBC America
This cult hit from across the pond is back for a second season, which finds George, Annie and Mitchell hoping to resume their normal lives (or lack thereof) following the death of the vampire leader, Herrick. But little do they know, an even greater danger is lurking, and this time it has nothing to do with the supernatural world. — Karen Andzejewicz

Read on for previews of When I Was 17, Pit Boss, Dogs vs. Cats and more! read more

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

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Shani Davis

Winter Olympics
8/7c NBC
Apolo Ohno has won gold in short-track speed skating's 500-meter (2006) and 1,500-meter (2002), and has bronze and silver in the 1,000-meter. Tonight, he tries to make his collection more symmetrical with a win in the 1,000-meter. World record-holder Shani Davis is the favorite in speed skating's 1,500-meter, but will have to face teammate and rival Chad Hedrick, who has said that in his final Olympics, winning this race is his primary goal. "This isn't Brett Favre here — you won't ever see me again." Other U.S. star athletes in action include skier Lindsey Vonn, competing in the Super G, an event she has dominated on the World Cup circuit; and driver Steve Holcomb, who is a medal threat as two-man bobsled competition gets underway. "In Vancouver, the sled won't matter," he believes. "It'll all be up to the drivers and pushers." And late tonight, Katherine Reutter, who has had her thigh autographed by U.S. Speed skating sponsor Stephen Colbert, goes up against the Chinese in short track's women's 1,500-meter.

Read on for previews of Precious: The Story Behind the Movie, The Land That Time Forgot, Pit Boss and True Jackson, VP. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
Leave it to Weaver: Actress Sigourney Weaver, who has scored Oscar nominations for her work in the films Aliens, Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist, headlines the show as the host. Weaver is currently queen of the world, appearing in James Cameron's visually stunning box-office titan Avatar. (Cameron also directed Weaver in the 1986 space odyssey Aliens.) Weaver blasts off tonight, helping the SNL players rip into the week's newsworthy events — and perhaps even throw some satirical zingers at Avatar itself. The English pop duo the Ting Tings deliver music performances.

Read on for previews of the NFL Playoff, House of Bones, Pit Boss and The Troop. read more

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Premiered: January 16, 2010
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Premise: A group of little people rescue and rehabilitate pit bulls in Los Angeles.

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