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8 PM on Channel 7

8 Simple Rules

Bridget (Kaley Cuoco) falls for the coach (guest star Dan Cortese) of her school's tennis team -- only to learn that his eye is on Cate (Katey Sagal) -- in "Coach." Kerry and Rory (Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers) begin to suspect Jim (James Garner) has been less than honest about his role in the many war stories he's told them. (TVPG) HDTV3360
8 PM on HISTORY

Julius Caesar

The myths and facts about the legendary warrior are separated and examined in this new special, airing as part of History Channel's "Conquerors Week." In the name of Rome, Caesar stormed his way through the future France, killing more than one million people and laying waste to over 800 cities. He then declared himself the ruler of Greece, and set his sights of overtaking Syria and Egypt. (TVG) 3546698
8 PM on Channel 4

Joan of Arcadia

Joan (Amber Tamblyn) is shocked to see Adam and Judith (Christopher Marquette, Sprague Grayden) getting much closer than she expected in the new episode "P.O.V." Helen (Mary Steenburgen) disagrees with Will and Kevin's (Joe Mantegna, Jason Ritter) choice of attorney (guest star Evan Handler) to defend the family in a lawsuit. Helen arranges a reunion with her college boyfriend. HDTV6766, 57056
8:30 PM on Channel 7

Complete Savages

Kaley Cuoco ("8 Simple Rules") guest stars as a potential new love for Sam (Andrew Eiden), whose girlfriend ditched him for someone else, in "For Whom the Cell Tolls." Sam's interest in the new girl wanes as he becomes aware of how connected to her cell phone she is. (TVPG) HDTV2495
8:30 PM on Channel 49

Grounded for Life

Sean (Donal Logue) recruits a children's-performer pal (guest star David Frederic Herman) to appear at a school health fair, then has to step in -- and wear a costume detailing the inner body -- when the friend is too drunk for duty in the new episode "I'm Looking Through You." Lily (Lynsey Bartilson) considers joining the touring group Up With People after learning of Claudia's (Megyn Price) plans for her room. (TVPG) 1357747
9 PM on Channel 2

Third Watch

Cruz (Tia Texada) is sent to jail by Internal Affairs investigators in the new episode "Leap of Faith." Captain Finney (guest star Charles Haid, "Hill Street Blues") seeks evidence against her from Yokas (Molly Price), who knows the truth about a shooting Cruz is suspected of. (TV14) HDTV1834, 37292
9 PM on Channel 4

JAG

Harm and Mac (David James Elliott, Catherine Bell) are sent by their new boss (David Andrews) to Baghdad, where they take part in a sergeant's court martial, in "This Just in From Baghdad." The officer is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a defense advisor (guest star Stephen Markle) who may have pushed enlistees too far. William Russ also guest stars. HDTV9230, 22360
9 PM on Channel 7

Hope & Faith

Hope and Faith (Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa) are only too happy to make a love match between their father and their gynecologist (guest stars Robert Wagner and Jaclyn Smith) in the new episode "Natal Attraction." All goes well until Jack's recent one-night stand (guest star Jenny McCarthy) resurfaces . . . with the news that she's pregnant with Jack's child. (TVPG) HDTV87785
9 PM on Channel 49

Reba

Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) isn't happy with Reba's (Reba McEntire) advice to Brock (Christopher Rich) to follow his dream of becoming a pro golfer in the new episode "All Fore One." Barbra Jean fears her marriage to him will end as a result. Van (Steve Howey) worries that his Denver-based job is keeping him away from his young daughter too much. (TVPG) HDTV2525786
9 PM on TBS

The Haunting

A classic horror tale is retold in this 1999 update. Liam Neeson plays a parapsychologist who leads an expedition into a foreboding house that seems to take on a life of its own. Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. (TV14) 5273037