Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 - Featured

* The Good Wife (10/9c CBS)


The Julianna Margulies drama is off to a good start, attracting more than 13 million viewers each of its first two weeks and easily winning its time period. Tonight's case promises to be the most emotionally charged trial Alicia has yet handled. The reason? She returns to her old neighborhood to defend a former friend's teenage son, who is charged with a murder he claims he didn't commit.


* Dancing with the Stars (9/8c ABC)


Last week, Debi Mazar was in the dreaded Bottom 2, despite being in the middle of the pack when it came to the judges' votes. So did she pick up additional fan votes this week, or are she and Maks going to follow Kathy Ireland and Tony and take their final bows tonight? Before the elimination, Queen Latifah takes the stage to sing "Ease on Down the Road" and "Fast Car," and the dance crew JabbaWockeeZ perform.


* Hell's Kitchen (8/7c Fox)


We're at that point in the contest at which Gordo is a bit nicer (sometimes), and Fox's publicity department concedes that the contestants have last names. So goodbye, Suzanne (Schlicht) - that raw fish finally did you in. Still in the running: Ariel (Contreras-Fox), Kevin (Cottle), Dave (Levey) and Tennille (Middleton). Three will make it to next week's two-hour finale, but tonight there's "Little Gordon Ramsay," a British child actor-impressionist named Felix Light, to contend with.


* Parking Wars (10/9c A&E)


Few critics could have predicted the success of Parking Wars, but the show didn't get the boot and is back for its third season... and now includes workers in Detroit. It makes sense. The city is known for producing cars, and all those vehicles have to be parked somewhere, legally and illegally. In the opener, an employee in Detroit has a heated confrontation with a citizen who parked on city property, and a rookie tries to be compassionate. Also introduced is an all-female boot crew.


* King's Ransom (8/7c ESPN)


While Wayne Gretzky reflects on his just-ended tenure as Coyotes head coach, ESPN looks back on another transition in the life of the Great One - his 1988 trade from Edmonton to Los Angeles - to launch its promising yearlong series of documentaries celebrating 30 years of the all-sports network. Hockey nut Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) is the first of the 30 talented directors who selected sports subjects that intrigued them from the last three decades and put together films that should play out like 30 gifts for devoted sports fans to open and savor one week at a time.


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Oct 8, 2009 5:50AM EDT
The Good Wife is proving to be a cracking show. Very watchable. Great performances all round and Juliana is superb.
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