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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: Jan. 5

Your select viewing guide for Thursday, Jan. 5

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DESIGN Candice Tells All W, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Welcome back, Candice Olson. Canada's pre-eminent design diva returns tonight with a second season of this popular series. Unlike most entries in the TV design genre, the show provides a refreshingly comprehensive format, with Olson thoroughly exploring the thought and intent behind a modern design principle before the makeover process ever begins. In tonight's first new episode, Candice is tasked with updating a master bedroom comprised of flat monochromatic design. Step one: Helping the couple overcome their fear of pattern and colour.

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REALITY Wipeout ABC, Global, 8 p.m. ET/PT And you thought your back ached after one snow-shovelling session? Consider the contestants slipping and sliding in the winter edition of this freakishly popular series, which returns tonight for its fifth season. As before, the format will feature 24 gung-ho players traversing the ice and snow-laden course in pursuit of the $50,000 grand prize. John Anderson and John Henson return to host the wacky proceedings, but sideline reporter Jill Wagner has been replaced by former Entertainment Tonight correspondent Vanessa Lachey.

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DRAMA Grey's Anatomy ABC, CTV, 9 p.m. ET/PT Returning tonight with new episodes, TV's top-rated medical drama launches its winter campaign with a particularly grim episode. The stalwart medics at Seattle Grace Hospital are faced with the aftermath of a horrific car accident that has put the lives of an entire family in peril, and the only conscious survivor, the eldest daughter, is forced to make some heartbreaking decisions. In ongoing storylines, Teddy (Chyler Leigh) finds herself working alongside her old beau's girlfriend during a delicate eye surgery.

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DRAMA Misfits Showcase, 10 p.m. ET/PT Hands down the best show on the Showcase schedule, this British sci-fi series returns tonight for a third season. The premise follows a handful of twentysomething delinquents who inexplicably obtain superpowers while taking part in a community-service program. To recap, Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) can rewind time, Kelly (Lauren Socha) can hear the thoughts of others, Simon (Iwan Rheon) can turn invisible and Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can turn people into sex-charged maniacs with a single touch. Tonight's season opener introduces the new character of Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), who can spontaneously create an exact double of himself. Imagine the freedom.

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MOVIE Dragonfly Vision, midnight ET; 9 p.m. PT Even Kevin Costner himself would have to admit he has several colossal flops on his film résumé – Waterworld, The Postman and Mr. Brooks, to name but three – but he's very good in this 2002 drama that nobody noticed. For once, Costner was well-cast in the role of emergency-room physician Joe Darrow, whose pregnant physician wife Emily (Susanna Thompson) unwisely heads off on a humanitarian mission to the Amazon. Emily dies in an auto accident and Joe is understandably grief-stricken – until he starts getting messages from his dead spouse via clinically dead ER patients. Spooky stuff.

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