Workplace turbulence for cartoon monsters

Today's TV

October 30, 2004

One-eyed Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan are professional scarers, with the screams they generate powering Monsteropolis. They punch the clock, scare some humans, go home. It's a living. But, when a little human girl follows the (to her) teddy-bearish Sulley back to his world, and a co-worker's envy boils over, workplace turmoil ensues. Monsters, Inc. (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) features the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman. ABC.

At a glance

Brokedown Palace (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WUTB, Channel 24) - Two friends (Kate Beckinsale and Claire Danes) celebrate high school graduation with a trip to Thailand, where they meet a handsome Australian. He convinces them to make a side trip to Hong Kong. At the airport, heroin suddenly turns up in the backpacks, and the kids are in deep trouble. UPN.

Without a Trace (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) - A famed neurosurgeon goes jogging with her ex-husband, then disappears. The best brains in the investigative business must get to work. CBS.

Cable

Femme Fatale (10 p.m.-midnight p.m., HBO) - Rebecca Romijn stars as a woman with a past. Antonio Banderas is the paparazzo who could expose it. She'll do anything to prevent that.

The Little Vampire (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Disney) - A boy looking for adventure finds and befriends a vampire. Turns out vampires are merely trying to become human again, and Tony might just be the one to help them. Jonathan Lipnicki stars.

The Medallion (10 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Cinemax) - A near-fatal accident and a brush with a mysterious medallion transform a Hong Kong cop (Jackie Chan) into an immortal warrior. He'll need that protection and more against its former owners.

Abandon (10 p.m.-11:30 p.m., TMC) - Her boyfriend's back, and there's gonna be trouble. A college student with abandonment issues (Katie Holmes) is having trouble with the unexplained disappearance of her beau. His just-as-unexplained return won't help, nor will her feelings for the cop assigned the case. Oh, and her thesis is, like, due any second.

From staff and wire reports

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