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Your select viewing guide for Thursday, Feb. 2

COMEDY The Exes Global, 8 p.m. Old TV stars never fade away, they just resurface on cable. Debuting here tonight, this show recently launched on the U.S. cable outlet TV Land as a companion piece to the hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland. The central character is a tightly-wound divorce lawyer named Holly, played by Kristen Johnston, formerly of 3rd Rock from the Sun, who takes a shine to her newly-single client Stuart (David Alan Basche, Three Sisters). She introduces Stuart to two other divorced men, Haskell (Wayne Knight, aka Newman on Seinfeld) and Phil (Donald Faison from Scrubs), who, by golly, just happen to live in the apartment across the hall from Holly. Old-school sitcom hilarity ensues!

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COMEDY Parks and Recreation NBC, CITY-TV, 8:30 p.m. In more progressive comedy stylings, this sitcom set in the government offices of fictional Pawnee, Ind., keeps getting funnier with each new episode. Tonight's show takes place on Valentine's Day and finds the hopelessly inept bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) in a particularly buoyant mood. Besides planning her annual complicated scavenger hunt for her fellow employees, she also has to find a new man for her best friend Ann (Rashida Jones).

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DRAMA The Finder Fox, Global, 9 p.m. Don't be surprised if this midseason drama receives a renewal notice in the very near future. The series, which stars the rakish Geoff Stults as Walter, a laidback Iraq war veteran who now makes his living finding people, places or things, has steadily grown in U.S. ratings since its debut last month (courtesy of having American Idol as its lead-in show). No doubt viewers are drawn to the show's no-frills storylines: In tonight's new episode, Walter comes to the assistance of a retired baseball star whose memorabilia was stolen from his home. That's it. No conspiracies, red herrings or serialized plot threads. Sometimes the simple ideas still work.

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DRAMA Private Practice ABC, CITY-TV, 10 p.m. Kudos to Brian Benben for reinventing himself on this sturdy medical drama, currently midway through its fifth season. Best known for his long-running turn on the HBO comedy Dream On, Benben joined the show in its second season in the role of psychiatrist Dr. Sheldon Wallace and has since graduated to full-time character status. In tonight's show, Sheldon counsels a U.S. Army veteran hiding a dark sexual secret. In other storylines, the new-found marriage between Pete (Tim Daly) and Violet (Amy Brenneman) hits an early snag when he catches her smooching another man. Honeymoon's over.

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MOVIE The Natural AMC, 8 and 11 p.m. Stylish and unabashedly sentimental, this 1984 drama is regarded as one of the best movies ever made about baseball. Directed by Barry Levinson, the film opens in 1923 with Robert Redford cast as the young pitching sensation Roy Hobbs (some imagination is required to accept Redford as a 19-year-old), who strikes out a baseball legend at a state fair and is promptly seduced and then shot by a femme fatale on a train. Fast-forward to 1939 and Hobbs is a rookie prospect with the floundering New York Knights. Despite the efforts of the team's cynical manager, Pop (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs is determined to fulfill his baseball destiny.

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