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Jason Alexander is a rival detective on the season premiere of ''Monk," at 10 p.m. on USA. Because no one bothered to listen up.

Bravo is re-re-re-re-re-airing ''AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas" at 9 p.m. Because Bravo will be Bravo.

There's plenty of fightin' and flirtin' on back-to-back repeats of MTV's ''The Real World," at 9 p.m. Because sanity is so over.

Lifetime is showing ''Sex and the Single Mom" and ''More Sex and the Single Mom" back-to-back beginning at 7 p.m. Because Lifetime knows its target audience.

Everyone's freaked out about the Wraith on the ''Stargate Atlantis" marathon, on Sci Fi from 8 this morning until 3 a.m. tomorrow. Because . . . I have no idea.

MATTHEW GILBERT

''The Early Show" at 7 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Good Morning America" at 7 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Train performs; movie report. (Closed-captioned)

''Today" at 7 a.m. on Channels 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Channel 7. Actor Tony Shalhoub; Sugar Ray performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''News" at 7 a.m. on WPIX. Rocker Tommy Ramone; band Def Leppard; actor Freddie Highmore. (Closed-captioned)

''Life Today" at 8:30 a.m. on Channel 68. With James Robison. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Larry Elder Show" at 9 a.m. on Channel 4; 1:35 a.m. on Channel 6. Larry helps stop angry sons from abusing their families. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Jane Pauley Show" at 9 a.m. on Channels 5 and 9. The medical director of Canyon Ranch Health Resort discusses ways to detect and prevent illnesses before they occur. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Live With Regis and Kelly" at 9 a.m. on Channel 7; 10 a.m. on Channel 10. Actor Michael Chiklis (''The Shield"); model Janice Dickinson (''The Surreal Life"); grill recipe. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jerry Springer" at 9 a.m. on Channel 56. A woman finds out different members of her family have slept with her boyfriend. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Tony Danza Show" at 10 a.m. on Channel 6; 1:05 a.m. on Channel 5. Actor James Denton (''Desperate Housewives"); show host Tom Bergeron (''America's Funniest Home Videos"); actress Katherine Heigl (''Grey's Anatomy").

''Montel Williams" at 10 a.m. on Channel 12; 3 p.m. on Channel 25. Guests talk about catching criminals. (Closed-captioned)

''Maury" at 10 a.m. on Channel 56 and WPIX. Guests reveal devastating secrets to loved ones. (Closed-captioned)

''The View" at 11 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Actress Jennifer Connelly; audience giveaways; weekly contest winner; David, Brandon, and Brody Foster (''The Princes of Malibu"); the View Bar & Grill. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at 11 a.m. on Channel 7; 3 p.m. on Channel 10; 4 p.m. on Channel 50. Mariah Carey performs; actor Taye Diggs (''Kevin Hill"); Ellen reunites with her high-school prom date. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jerry Springer" at 11 a.m. on Channel 56 and WPIX. A woman cheats with her husband's friend; a woman discovers her boyfriend is not really a man; a man likes wearing women's underwear. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Pat Croce: Moving In" at noon on Channel 38; 2 p.m. on Channel 50. A woman seeks Pat's help in mending her relationship with her mother, who also is her roommate. (Closed-captioned)

''Charlie Rose" at noon on Channel 44. Author Bob Woodward. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Maury" at noon on WPIX; 5 p.m. on Channel 56. Caught on tape: brutal attacks by desperate criminals; peeping Toms caught in the act; chilling life-or-death moments. (Closed-captioned)

''Pat Croce: Moving In" at 12:30 p.m. on Channel 38; 2:30 a.m. on Channel 50. A frustrated woman wishes the family would be more of a priority to her husband than his musical hobbies. (Closed-captioned)

''Life & Style" at 3 p.m. on Channel 38. Actress Catherine Hickland (''One Life to Live"); former Miss America Phyllis George talks about beauty myths; actor Franky G (''The Italian Job"); sexual abuse; America's Sexiest Plumber. (Closed-captioned)

''Oprah Winfrey" at 4 p.m. on Channels 5, 9, and 10. Actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. (Closed-captioned)

''Dr. Phil" at 5 p.m. on Channels 4 and 6. Clumsy woman; cluttered house; a husband's do-it-yourself repairs turn his home upside down.

''Tavis Smiley" at 6 p.m. on Channel 44. Author Bakari Kitwana; composer Danny Elfman. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''New England Business Day" at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on NECN.

''Beat the Press" at 7 p.m. and midnight on Channel 2. John Carroll, Mark Jurkowitz, and Callie Crossley.

''The Insider" at 7 p.m. on Channel 4; 7:30 p.m. on Channel 6. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''McLaughlin Group" at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 2.

''Chronicle" at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 5. Main streets and back roads of the coast of Rhode Island. (Closed-captioned)

''60 Minutes II" at 8 p.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Former Enron CEO Ken Lay; the married mother of two who will pilot the space shuttle Discovery; why people buy what they do. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Washington Week" at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 2; 1 a.m. on Channel 44. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Red Sox Postgame" at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 38.

''Sports Wrap" at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 64.

''Charlie Rose" at 11 p.m. on Channel 2. Steve Wynn. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Tavis Smiley" at 11 p.m. on Channel 44; 12:30 a.m. on Channel 2. Writer Alan Ball; singer Raul Midon. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Sports LateNight With Chris Collins" at 11 p.m. on NECN.

''Late Show With David Letterman" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Actor Billy Crystal; Garbage performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 7 and 10. Actor Owen Wilson; ''Dancing With the Stars" winners; KEM performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 12:05 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Former NBA player Earvin ''Magic" Johnson. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" at 12:35 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Actress Rachael Leigh Cook; Pepe the Prawn; author Chuck Palahniuk; Layzie Bone performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Late Night With Conan O'Brien" at 12:35 a.m. on Channels 7 and 10. Actor Dan Aykroyd; actor Anthony Anderson; Aqualung performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

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