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8 PM on Channel 2

LAX

A federal witness against a drug dealer bolts from her scheduled flight before it departs in the new episode "Pictures to Prove It," prompting a lockdown of the airport so Harley and Roger (Heather Locklear, Blair Underwood) can find her before her would-be killers succeed. Catlin (guest star Sasha Barrese) tries to help an intended bride whose wedding dress is wrecked in a baggage-handling accident. (TV14) HDTV5086, 86512
8 PM on Channel 7

Lost

Locke (Terry O'Quinn) has an ulterior motive for helping Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) overcome his drug problem in the new episode "The Moth." Jack (Matthew Fox) is buried alive when a cave collapses. Sayid, Kate and Boone (Naveen Andrews, Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder) face possible opposition in trying to trace the French transmission. HDTV42154, 68116
8 PM on Channel 17

National Geographic

It isn't a creature, but a place: The new episode "Last Stand of the Great Bear" visits a Canadian rain forest named Great Bear by conservationists. Located north of Vancouver, the site is a haven for creatures ranging from grizzlies and wolves to dolphins and wild salmon. Loggers are threatening its continued existence, prompting scientists to attempt to prove how much it is worth preserving. (TVPG) 40338
8 PM on Channel 29

That '70s Show

Eric (Topher Grace) ends up holding the bag, and the blame, by himself after getting his friends involved in a prank against a weird neighbor in the new episode "Rip This Joint." Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) gives a party to elevate what a magazine quiz determines is her low self-esteem. At the bash, Bob (Don Stark) thinks Midge (guest star Tanya Roberts) is flirting with W.B. (guest star Tim Reid). (TV14) 53390
8 PM on Channel 49

Smallville

Another classic character from the "Superman" comics, the evil Mr. Mxyzptlk, pops up on this series in younger form (guest star Trent Ford) in the new episode "Jinx." As a foreign exchange student, he runs a betting operation based on the performance of the school's football players, including Clark (Tom Welling). They fall prey to his unusual powers, and after Chloe (Allison Mack) finds out, she may be killed unless Clark throws a big game. (TVPG) HDTV1912932
8 PM on HGTV

Generation Renovation

Every picture may tell a story, but so does every home makeover . . . as proven by the tales recounted in this series, premiering here. Each overhaul incorporates the personal vision of those who undertook the mission. Many of them discuss their inspirations to add their own touches to the structures, some of which date back to the 19th century. The ages of the renovators range from the 20s to the 70s. Gaard Swanson is the host. 1261086
8:30 PM on Channel 29

Quintuplets

After infiltrating a frat party, Parker, Patton and Pearce (Jake McDorman, Ryan Pinkston, Johnny Lewis) are persuaded by a fraternity member to go get more ice in the new episode "Boobs on the Run." The trek ultimately takes them all the way to Canada. Back at home, Carol and Bob (Rebecca Creskoff, Andy Richter) and their daughters try to be completely honest with one another. (TVPG) HDTV72425
9 PM on Channel 2

The West Wing

Using Josh and Toby (Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff) as his emissaries, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) seeks congressional and United Nations backing for the peace accord he's proposed for the Middle East in the new episode "Third-Day Story." Donna (Janel Moloney) comes back to work. Charlie (Dule Hill) doesn't want to take a certain college exam. (TVPG) HDTV5222
9 PM on Channel 17

Regency House Party

Five men and five women, all very modern, go looking for love in one of the right places -- as it existed in the early 19th century, anyway -- in this unscripted series that follows the tradition of "The 1900 House" and "Colonial House." The premiere episode introduces the participants to the country estate where they'll spend nine weeks (condensed into four TV installments) getting to know one another and possibly hooking up. (TVPG) 48208
9 PM on Channel 23

Kevin Hill

Just when a female client's sexual-harassment suit against her former employer seems to be going downhill, Kevin (Taye Diggs) finds a vital piece of evidence that could turn the case in her favor in the new episode "Snack Daddy." Kevin considers dating a single parent in the "Mommy & Me" class he attends with baby Sarah. Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") guest stars. 66390