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8 PM on Channel 29

Spider-Man

The Marvel comic book comes to life in this 2002 adventure starring Tobey Maguire as high-schooler Peter Parker, who is bitten by a radioactive spider and acquires superpowers. But as any Spidey fan knows, the socially inept Parker has a rough time coming to terms with his new abilities, which indirectly cause a family tragedy. Rosemary Harris and Cliff Robertson play Peter's aunt and uncle, with Kirsten Dunst as the girl he loves. James Franco and Willem Dafoe co-star. (TVPG) HDTV769349
8 PM on Channel 49

What I Like About You

Holly's (Amanda Bynes) friends have been telling her she's no fun in the new episode "Pranks a Lot." She decides to prove them wrong by pulling a prank that works a little too well. She has Ben (David de Lautour) convinced that he has to marry her to avoid being deported. (TVPG) HDTV6279829
8 PM on DISNEY

Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

What's an aspiring cook to do? Teenager Eddie Ogden (Taylor Ball) is a star player on his father's baseball team as well as a chef in progress. Eddie constantly experiments with new techniques and recipes and is thrilled when he has the opportunity to enter a cooking contest. However, the competition is on the same day as the big ballgame. Orlando Brown and Mark L. Taylor co-star in this 2003 comedy. Chef Bobby Flay has a cameo. (TVG) 162368
8:30 PM on Channel 49

Reba

Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) isn't sure what to think when she finds out Van (Steve Howey) didn't really have to return to Denver as soon as he did in "Hello, I Must Be Going." Reba (Reba McEntire) is happy when Kyra (Scarlett Pomers) wants to move back home, until she learns the potential impact on Kyra's relationship with Brock (Christopher Rich). (TVPG) HDTV6185436
8:30 PM on TRAVEL

John Ratzenberger's Made in America

There's nothing like the smell of a new box of crayons, and host John Ratzenberger agrees. He takes viewers to the Crayola factory, where millions of colorful drawing implements are waiting to be shipped to little hands across the world. He also visits Campbell's Soup Company, where those cherubic icons represent quick and tasty meals. (TVG) 6695320
9 PM on Channel 4

JAG

Fans have only been waiting 10 years for Harm and Mac (David James Elliott, Catherine Bell) to hook up. Will it happen in the series finale? The producers and stars aren't saying, but they've dropped some hints that yes, it might happen -- especially in the wake of Cresswell's (David Andrews) surprise announcement last week. Patrick Labyorteaux also stars in the new episode "Fair Winds and Following Seas." (TVPG) HDTV5165, 19455
9 PM on Channel 7

Hope & Faith

Faith's (Kelly Ripa) love life looks promising as things heat up between her and handsome newscaster Larry Walker (guest star Dean Cain). So of course former flame Gary "The Gooch" Gucharez (guest star Mark Consuelos) chooses this exact time to reappear and cause complications. Faith Ford and Ted McGinley also star in the new episode "Of Rice and Anchor Men." (TVPG) HDTV33523
9 PM on Channel 49

Reba

Kyra (Scarlett Pomers) is taking her driving test, and everyone wants to help. Barbra Jean and Van (Melissa Peterman, Steve Howey) offer her some unusual advice. After she passes the test, Barbra Jean insists she sign a safety contract, and Reba (Reba McEntire) presents her with a cell phone, which, unbeknownst to Kyra, has a GPS chip. JoAnna Garcia also stars in the new episode "Driving Miss Kyra." (TVPG) HDTV4547726
9 PM on SPIKE

Untold

All the athletes spotlighted in this series have struggled and suffered setbacks, but "Darryl Strawberry" profiles an athlete who has had enough of them for an entire league. The former baseball great, who was 1983's Rookie of the Year and played on four World Series-winning teams, has battled his own team of demons, from alcohol and drugs to tax troubles and two bouts with cancer. Marv Albert hosts. 625252
9:30 PM on Channel 49

Living With Fran

He wants what? While working with Fran (Fran Drescher) on a family album, Riley (Ryan McPartlin) shocks her with a mention of putting pictures of their kids in it someday. Fran, who thought she was done having babies, needs some time to get used to this prospect. Meanwhile, Riley practices his parenting skills on Allison (Misti Traya) and hatches a plan to sell Fran on the idea. Ben Feldman also stars in the new episode "Oh, Baby." (TV14) HDTV5340441
10 PM on A&E

Biography

The new episode "Paula Abdul" profiles the one-time Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader and choreographer to the stars who became one herself in the late 1980s. Her debut album went multiplatinum, and she had half a dozen No. 1 singles in two years. Two unhappy marriages and an eating disorder took their toll, and she faded from stardom, only to find new fame as one of the judges on the hit series "American Idol." (TVPG) 248691