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Friday's Highlights

COERCION: Detectives Bernard and Lupo (Anthony Anderson, Jeremy Sisto) suspect a violent armed robbery is part of a shakedown on 'Law & Order' at 8 p.m. on NBC.

November 20, 2009


Smallville: Tess (Cassidy Freeman) kidnaps Lois (Erica Durance), determined to find out where she went when she disappeared for weeks, while Clark (Tom Welling) makes a significant decision about Zod (Callum Blue) after learning of Lois' memory of the future (8 p.m. KTLA).

DietTribe: The women compete in a triathlon and their final weights and makeovers are revealed (8 p.m. Lifetime).

Bill Moyers Journal: As President Obama prepares to respond to calls for more troops in Afghanistan, Bill Moyers revisits President Lyndon Johnson's deliberations as he stepped up America's role in Vietnam. (9 p.m. KCET).

Numb3rs: Thieves strike a diamond exchange and take hostages, and Don (Rob Morrow) and his team believe the culprits are copying a convicted bus hijacker's (Fisher Stevens, reprising his guest role) strategy. David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch and Alimi Ballard also star (10 p.m. CBS).

20/20: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (10 p.m. ABC).

Happily Ever Faster: A pregnant bride worries her wedding dress might not fit over her baby bump and chapel planner Melody tries to enlist actor William Shatner as best man for a Trekkie wedding in the premiere of this new matrimonial series (10 p.m. TLC). A second new episode follows at 10:30.

White Collar: After an expensive portrait is stolen from a young woman, Neal tries to uncover the secret behind its origin while working with Peter to set up a sting in hopes of catching the culprit (10 p.m. USA).

Now on PBS: The news magazine series looks at support provided for family members who care for returning soldiers with traumatic brain injuries (10:30 p.m. KCET).


Hairspray: It started as a John Waters-directed movie, then became a hit stage musical. Now it comes full circle by taking movie form again with John Travolta cast as the mother of an aspiring 1960s dance-show participant (Nikki Blonsky). Michelle Pfeiffer and Brittany Snow also star in this 2007 musical (6 p.m. HBO).

Journey to the Center of the Earth: A science professor (Brendan Fraser) and his nephew (Josh Hutcherson) travel beneath the Earth's surface and encounter bad-tempered dinosaurs in the 2008 adventure (6:50 p.m. Cinemax).

Dr. Dolittle 2: In this 2001 sequel, Eddie Murphy returns as the fellow who can talk to the animals, most of which talk back. Kevin Pollak, Andy Dick and Isaac Hayes lend their voices (8:30 p.m. Cinemax).


NASCAR racing: Sprint Cup: Ford 400 Qualifying (Noon ESPN2).

College basketball: Coaches vs. Cancer Consolation Game (2 p.m. ESPN2). Coaches vs. Cancer Final (4:30 p.m. ESPN2). Cal State Bakersfield at UCLA (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Pro basketball: The Orlando Magic visit the Boston Celtics (5 p.m. ESPN). The Denver Nuggets visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. ESPN and FS Prime).

College football: Boise State at Utah State (Live) (6:30 p.m. ESPN2).

English Premier League Soccer: Liverpool vs. Manchester City (4:30 a.m. ESPN2).

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