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updated 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/28/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
MY BOY JACK
PBS | CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS
Daniel Radcliffe in a solemn, non-Potter moment. He plays Rudyard Kipling's son John, a soldier in the Great War. That's Kim Cattrall as his mom!
8 P.M. | ABC FAMILY
A magical princess (Nora Zehetner) has trouble at home, a regal property that includes a pond stocked with mermaids.
BROTHERS & SISTERS
10:02 P.M. | ABC
A messy bump in the race to the White House for Senator McCallister (Rob Lowe). How like our real-life body politic!
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
9 P.M. | ABC
The hit drama returns with five new episodes. Izzie (Katherine Heigl) faces off against the other residents in a surgical contest judged by Bailey (Chandra Wilson).
CBS | 9 P.M.
Two murders in an apartment building seem to be linked to a man already serving time.
10:01 P.M. | ABC
New, 100 percent inscrutable episode! The group led by Locke (Terry O'Quinn) is attacked.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
THE MIGHTY B!
10:30 A.M. | NICKELODEON
Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler is a creator—and the star voice—for this new cartoon about a terrifyingly energetic little girl.
The CW, April 21, 8 p.m. ET
Before the strike cut into Gossip Girl's irresistible OMG! narrative of broken hearts, stabbed backs and fashion faux pas among Manhattan's teen elite, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) saw her standing ruined through a text-messaged rumor about bed-hopping naughtiness. She thought of running off to Paris but decided to stay, prompting the show's snarky narrator to muse, "One good scandal deserves another. Wonder who's going down next? Everybody, if B has anything to say about it." Go, Blair! Her rival/friend Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) is sweet and sadly troubled—she's the show's center—but Blair is just as emotionally damaged, and she's a hypocrite. That makes her marginally more interesting. The new episodes promise a fresh thorn in poor Serena's oft-punctured side: a girl from her past named Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg). But it's the wrath of Blair I want to see. Meester has the willful pout of Salome demanding the head of John the Baptist. Only she favors knee socks over veils.