What to Watch

April 18, 2006

Movies don't kill people. People kill people. Or do they? For sure, some criminals have cited an obsession with certain films as leading them to act out violent fantasies. Copycat Crimes (8 p.m.-9 p.m., A&E) looks at what some psychologists say is a growing problem and how to address it. Interviewed are experts from law enforcement and Hollywood, including Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America.


VERONICA MARS -- 9 p.m.-10 p.m., WUTB, Channel 24 / Veronica is hired to find the person who ran over a student's dog. UPN.

TEACHERS -- 9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11 / Jeff's got a shot in an online golf tournament until his laptop goes kablooey. Desperate, he makes a play for the principal's. NBC.

NCIS -- 8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13 / Someone else was present at the scene of a Pentagon cryptologist's supposed suicide. CBS.

HOUSE -- 9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45 / House can't sleep. Neither can a patient, who swallows a bottle of pills. Fox.


HERBIE: FULLY LOADED -- 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Starz / He might be a rusted heap, but inside that old Bug beats the carburetor of a champion. All he needs is the right driver.

THE WHOLE TEN YARDS -- 10 p.m.-11:40 p.m., Cinemax / Retired hit man Jimmy the Tulip is working through some issues when Oz shows up with a problem. Oz's wife, Jimmy's ex, has been grabbed by the Hungarian mob.

MONEY TRAIN -- 11 p.m.-1 a.m., TBS / All of that subway fare money has to go somewhere. A fired transit worker figures his pocket's as good a place as any.

I SHOT ANDY WARHOL -- 8 p.m.-9:45 p.m., Flix / The story of Valerie Solanas, a 1960s radical feminist who felt the artist had done her wrong.

THE ROOKIE -- 8 p.m.-11 p.m., ABC Family / A coach and former pitcher makes a deal with his baseball team: If they make the playoffs, he'll try out for the Major Leagues.

Talk Shows

REGIS AND KELLY -- Actor Michael Douglas; Daniel Powter performs; Miss USA contestants visit. (10 a.m., WBAL-11)

THE VIEW -- Comic Joan Rivers. (11 a.m., WMAR-2)

MARTHA STEWART -- Actress Kelly Monaco. (4 p.m., WMAR-2)

JAY LENO -- Actress Kim Basinger; Sen. John McCain (an Arizona Republican); Bubba Sparxxx performs with the Ying Yang Twins. (11:35 p.m., WBAL-11)

DAVID LETTERMAN -- Actress Jane Fonda; Shooter Jennings performs. (11:35 p.m., WJZ-13)

JIMMY KIMMEL -- Actress Cheryl Hines; Bril performs. (12:06 a.m., WMAR-2)

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