Ravens tackle Titans to kick off NFL playoffs

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Today's TV

January 03, 2004

As if you didn't already know, the NFL playoffs (4:30-8 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) begin with this weekend's wild-card games. The Ravens take on the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium this afternoon. Other games are tonight at 8 on ABC; tomorrow at 1 p.m. on Fox; and tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. on CBS.

At a glance

Heartbreakers (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) - Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt star as mother-and-daughter partners in crime who use their powers of seduction to prey on rich men in this 2001 comedy that leans toward the dark side. NBC.

The Mask of Zorro (8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) - With his old nemesis - the evil Don Rafael (Stuart Wilson) - preparing to buy California from Mexico, an aging Don Diego (Sir Anthony Hopkins) handpicks urchin-turned-bandit Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) to train as his successor. Catherine Zeta-Zones makes her mark as Don Rafael's adopted daughter. CBS.

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Terry Jones' Medieval Lives (7 p.m.-8 p.m., History Channel) - Jones, best known for "history" as interpreted by the Monty Python troupe, looks at the myths and legends of medieval England and finds more than a few inaccuracies. This four-week series starts by telling us what knights and monks were really like.

The Ring (8 p.m.-10 p.m., HBO) - Just an urban legend, right, that watching a certain tape will cause you to die soon? Tell that to Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a reporter who tries to get the real story and is soon in a race against time to save herself and her young son (David Dorfman).

Frida (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Starz) - Salma Hayek portrays Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina is her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, in this 2002 movie for which Hayek received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Kahlo (1907-1954) was a flamboyant figure with a sensual side that is among the aspects explored here.

Old School (10 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Cinemax) - Upset that their post-education lives aren't turning out as they'd hoped, three longtime friends (Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn) establish their own college fraternity in this 2003 comedy. Leah Remini (The King of Queens) and talk show host Craig Kilborn co-star.

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