Wolverine gets animated saga


January 23, 2009|By From Sun news services

Can the X-Men be reunited and save the world? That's the question facing Wolverine as Nicktoons Network introduces Wolverine and the X-Men with back-to-back episodes tonight. The 26-part animated saga focuses on Wolverine, the most famous of the X-Men, a year after a mysterious explosion destroyed the Xavier Institute and led to the breakup of the heroic X-Men fraternity. Embittered, alone and trying to keep a low profile, Wolverine is suddenly drawn back into trouble in the form of the government's Mutant Response Division. The MRD doesn't exactly like a fugitive mutant like him. He needs help. And so begins his quest to reassemble the X-Men to battle their foes. But even the former members he can track down aren't eager to join the new team and resume the fight. Will the X-Men decide to take that X-tra step? (8 p.m., Nicktoons)

Seeing the truth : On Everybody Hates Chris, Drew (Tequan Richmond) gets ticked off when he learns the X-ray glasses he bought through the mail are bogus. Should have gone for the sea monkeys. (8 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54)

Gridiron blues : Coach Taylor helps Smash through a crisis of confidence while he prepares for college tryouts on Friday Night Lights . (9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)

Late-night guests: Singer will.i.am performs on Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and actor Dustin Hoffman stops by Late Show With David Letterman.

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David Zurawik is on assignment. His column does not appear today.

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