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8 PM on Channel 2

Fear Factor

The unscripted, often uncomfortable series marks its 100th episode with a trip to New York. Various city landmarks become the settings of challenges as host Joe Rogan puts the latest group of contestants through their paces. The events include a "flag grab" from beneath the Roosevelt Island tram, one of the show's traditionally distasteful meals served in Times Square and a helicopter stunt near the Statue of Liberty. (TVPG) 6885
8 PM on Channel 7

Life of Luxury

Basically an update of Robin Leach's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," this series returns with tanning icon George Hamilton still on board as host. Among those whose lavish lifestyles are sampled in this episode: Hugh Hefner, the ruler of the Playboy empire, who still throws hot-ticket parties; "Lord of the Dance" Michael Flatley, who has three luxurious homes; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. (TVPG) 88953, 37243
8 PM on AMC

The Blues Brothers

Many "Saturday Night Live" characters have flopped in theaters, but Jake and Elwood Blues were a hit in their 1980 debut, owing in part to the film's soundtrack and celebrity cameos. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi star as the brothers trying to set up the ultimate concert "on a mission from God." Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Cab Calloway also star. (TVPG) 62973427
9 PM on Channel 2

Las Vegas

The plot that began the previous night on "Crossing Jordan" concludes with the new episode "Two of a Kind," as Ed (James Caan), Jordan (Jill Hennessy) and others remain perplexed by a gambler's death. Women other than the man's wife may have wanted his life ended. Snoop Dogg, who guest stars as himself, negotiates with Delinda (Molly Sims) to use the Montecito for his next music video. Cheryl Ladd also guest stars. (TV14) HDTV6021
9 PM on Channel 7

NFL Football

The Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts like their punters so much, they may give them the night off. The league's top two scoring offenses (in points per game) get the controlled climate of the RCA Dome in Indianapolis in which to fire away, with the Vikes' Daunte Culpepper and the Colts' Peyton Manning doing the firing. Culpepper has already set a record this season by tossing five TD passes in three separate games. HDTV870682
9 PM on Channel 17

They Made America

The global effect of U.S. innovations is examined in this new miniseries based on the book by Harold Evans, who appears in the program. The first of the special's four hours, "Rebels," recalls Ted Turner's launch of CNN and Russell Simmons' development of rap music as an industry. The second episode, "Revolutionaries," cites Lewis Tappan's early credit-report business that evolved into the firm Dun & Bradstreet. (TVPG) 80953
9 PM on Channel 23

Girlfriends

The Kelsey Grammer-produced sitcom marks its 100th show with "The Mother of All Episodes," in which Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) gets a surprise visit from her mother (guest star Joan Pringle). The timing is less than ideal, since Joan and William (Reggie Hayes) are about to open their new restaurant. Maya (Golden Brooks) feels compelled to have the "birds and the bees" talk with Jabari (Tanner Scott Richards) sooner than expected. 92224
10 PM on Channel 2

$25 Million Dollar Hoax

It may not have "big," "fat" or "obnoxious" in the title, but this new parody of unscripted series is along the lines of the Fox shows that aren't for real. Here, a woman pulls a fast one on her entire family by claiming she's won a lottery. She then pretends to be spoiled by her pretend windfall, which could result in her needing a real one to buy new relatives when this is all over. TV veteran Ed McMahon takes part in the ruse. (TVPG) 6408
10 PM on HISTORY

Declassified: Rise and Fall of the Wall

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" The events that prompted this statement by then-President Ronald Reagan are recalled in this new special in which former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former President George H.W. Bush speak about the significance of the Berlin Wall and the equally important symbolism of its destruction. (TVPG) 3467137
10 PM on CINEMAX

Seabiscuit

The true legend of a Depression-era racehorse that defied all odds is retold lovingly in this stirring 2003 drama adapted from the Laura Hillenbrand best seller. Tobey Maguire plays Red Pollard, a former prizefighter who becomes an unlikely jockey -- in the same sense that Seabiscuit is a long shot to become a champion. Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper are excellent in their respective roles as the horse's owner and trainer. HDTV1042779
10 PM on HALLMARK

Touched by an Angel

In Part 2 of "Remembering Me," Tess' (Della Reese) faith is put to its greatest test yet as she tries to cope with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Monica, Andrew and Gloria (Roma Downey, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli) give her as much emotional support as they possibly can. (TVY) 1592601
11 PM on TOON

Futurama

In "When Aliens Attack," extraterrestrials threaten to destroy Earth unless they can see the last episode of a lost TV series from the 20th century. Billy West, Katey Sagal and John Di Maggio provide voices. (TVPG) 4637971