Picks and Pans Review: Don't Miss

updated 10/06/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/06/2003 01:00AM

AMERICAN IDOL FIX OF THE WEEK

American Dreams (NBC, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET) How many saw her emote in From Justin to Kelly? Now, Idol winner Kelly Clarkson guest-stars as singer Brenda Lee in the season opener of this nostalgic drama series.

BEST DIRECTORS IN A DOCUMENTARY SERIES

The Blue (PBS, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 9 p.m. ET) Executive producer Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood are among the top filmmakers who contributed work to this ambitious seven-night project, featuring artists such as B.B. King and Chuck D.

MOST SHOCKING CLIFFHANGER, CONTINUED

Alias (ABC, Sept. 28, 9 p.m. ET) Spy Jennifer Garner woke up to find two years had passed. As season 3 opens, boyfriend Michael Vartan has some explaining to do.

SLEAZIEST REALITY FINALES

Temptation Island (FOX, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. ET) closes with emotional fireworks at a bonfire and

Paradise Hotel (FOX, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. ET) brings back all 15 ousted guests.

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