Couch Patrol: Cops Vs. Cops

Luther

Tuesday-Friday, 10 p.m. (BBC America)

Luther features Idris Elba as the hulking London detective John Luther, whose crime-solving intensity sometimes leads to questionable tactics. Season three begins with a scary scene that made me put my hands over my eyes. I won’t divulge the details so you can enjoy …

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Couch Patrol: Meet Wife Number Four

Escape From Polygamy

Saturday, 8 p.m. (Lifetime)

You’d expect a tv movie called Escape From Polygamy to be a predictable docudrama. It’s true that the title gives away the ending, but this Lifetime production offers plenty of surprises in its story of a teenage girl trapped among religious fundamentalists.

Julina …

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Couch Patrol: The Abominable Kirstie Alley

Baby Sellers

Saturday, 8 p.m. (Lifetime)

Baby Sellers goes inside the criminal operations that provide infants for the adoption market. The tv movie is efficiently written and directed to evoke maximum outrage.

In the opening scenes, Homeland Security officers with flak jackets and assault rifles surround a truck carrying a …

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Couch Patrol: Larry David’s Ultimate Humiliation

Clear History

Saturday, 9 p.m. (HBO)

All of us Curb Your Enthusiasm fans were suspicious when writer-star Larry David suspended the series to work on an HBO movie. But we needn’t have worried. Clear History is like an extended episode of Curb, with even bigger and better humiliations for …

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Couch Patrol: Comedians At Play

Web Therapy

Tuesday, 11 p.m. (Showtime)

Web Therapy is a series where comedians amuse each other and, more often than not, the viewers. Lisa Kudrow plans a dumb, vain, manipulative therapist named Fiona, who communicates with people via web chat. Each half-hour episode consists of a double-screen image, with Kudrow …

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Couch Patrol: Zombies Vs. Dinosaurs In Outer Space

Axe Cop

Saturday, 11 p.m. (Fox)

Fox premieres Animation Domination High-Def, a block of late-night cartoons featuring Axe Cop and High School USA! It’s the product of the network’s new digital animation studio, which aims straight for the pleasure centers of 14-year-old boys. Not to mention former 14-year-old boys.…

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Couch Patrol: Dancing Fools

Breaking Pointe

Monday, 9 p.m. (CW)

The CW, home of teen soaps like Gossip Girl, goes in a different direction with Breaking Pointe. Beginning its second season, the docuseries peeks behind the scenes of Salt Lake City’s Ballet West, where dancers dedicate themselves to an exacting art form.…

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Couch Patrol: ‘The Newsroom’ Just Got Good

The Newsroom

Sunday, 10 p.m. (HBO)

I hated the first season of The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s attempt to create a smart, fast-talking show about cable news. Sorkin’s journalism setting didn’t feel authentic, as his White House setting did in The West Wing. And Jeff Daniels made for a …

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Couch Patrol: My Son, My Psychopath

Dexter

Sunday, 9 p.m. (Showtime)

In episode two of Dexter’s nail-biting final season, our psychopathic hero (Michael C. Hall) makes a troubling discovery about his past. A renowned expert on psychopaths, Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), reveals that she’s the one who worked behind the scenes to help him …

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Couch Patrol: Sex, Drugs & Sympathy

Anna Nicole

Saturday, 8 p.m. (Lifetime)

The tv movie Anna Nicole imputes a soul to the late Anna Nicole Smith, the model and gold digger who flaunted her self-destruction in the media. Anyone who remembers the barely sentient Anna Nicole will have a hard time buying that proposition. And yet …

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