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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: February 4

A select viewing guide for Monday, February 4

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FOOD Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen (Food Network, 7 p.m.) For those who prefer their cooking shows on the saucy side, tuck into this popular series hosted by the madcap Canadian comedienne/chef Nadia Giosia. Merging recipes with a dollop of lifestyle advice, the divine Ms. G is the main dish in each episode, which also features sporadic appearances from such characters as The Spice Agent and Hans the Scantily-Clad Food Correspondent. But tonight’s outing is a family affair as Nadia prepares several kid-friendly dishes including turkey-burger sliders, cauliflower tater tots and frozen yogurt coconut pops served with a veritable rainbow of fruit purees. Dig in.

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DRAMA Bones (Fox, Global, 8 p.m.) Still pulling in impressive U.S. ratings each Monday night–even up against such heavyweight network reality fare like The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser–this series graciously spreads the storylines among its support cast each season. Case in point: In tonight’s new show, forensics whiz Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI agent Booth (David Boreanaz) are called in to investigate the murder of a female roller-derby star whose remains were found in several pieces. To delve inside the case, they enlist their sturdy staffer Angie (Michaela Conlin) to go undercover as a roller-derby competitor. Break a leg, kid!

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REALITY Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.) Now in its sixth season, this unscripted series still manages to find and film people perfectly content to live in squalor. Tonight’s new episode introduces viewers to a seemingly normal lady named Nancy, whose house is filled to the rafters with mounds of dirty clothes, rat-gnawed cartons and piles of empty, mouldy dog-food cans. In the same show, we meet Fuzzie and Fredd, two former punk-rockers now well into middle age whose home is a clutter of comic books, toys and countless crates of old records. Can a professional therapist convince the pair to part with their collection of CBGB t-shirts? Watch and see.

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DRAMA Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Global, 10 p.m.) If you watched the original version of this series, originally broadcast from 1968 to 1980, you may recall the chilling episode about a double-amputee out to avenge the loss of his hands by killing the police officers he believed responsible. Tonight’s new episode of the remake version revisits the same story, with Peter Weller cast as the killer, who this time is directing his murderous campaign directly at McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). Watch for a cameo appearance by drummer and former Late Night with Conan O’Brien sideman Max Weinberg.

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MOVIE Wall Street (AMC, 11 p.m.) Directed by Oliver Stone, who also co-wrote the script, this 1987 drama delivers a telling snapshot of eighties-era excess. Michael Douglas earned a Best Actor Oscar for his chilling portrayal of the ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko, who takes the ambitious young stockbroker Bud (Charlie Sheen!) under his wing and teaches him that “greed is good.” Once ensconced in Gekko’s inner circle, Bud claws and connives his way to the top and is promptly rewarded with a Manhattan penthouse and a relationship with the comely Darien (Darryl Hannah). Complicating matters is the fact that Gekko wants to buy and disassemble the airline employing Bud’s father (Martin Sheen–who else?). While some aspects of the film may seem wildly dated (Gekko’s cell phone is the size of a saxophone), it remains a powerful morality fable.

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