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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: January 10

A select viewing guide for Thursday, January 10

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REALITY Warehouse Wonderland (HGTV, 7 p.m.) Welcome to the exciting world of warehouse ownership. Debuting tonight, this new series focuses sharply on the Gordon family, who run a bustling buy-and-sell business in scenic Cheektowaga, New York. The Gordons apparently have a reputation for filling their sprawling warehouse with products other wholesalers and merchants just can’t sell. And naturally, every Gordon has his or her own agenda. Nate Gordon is the wheeler-dealer trying to expand the Internet business. Dave is busy brokering deals and filling the shelves of his “Dave’s Wonderland” superstore located just down the street. Sarah is always looking for unique new items to stock the warehouse. And then there’s Grandma Molly and Uncle Crash! In tonight’s opener, Dave and Nate travel to Chicago to buy some concrete statues, while Sarah heads off to California to purchase some decorative fairies.

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COMEDY 30 Rock (NBC, 8 p.m.) Back with a final spate of new episodes before signing off for good, Thursday’s funniest sitcom has its principals running around in all directions. Oleaginous network executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) makes his power-play move to take control of the broadcast outlet Kabletown, with a little help from his former nemesis Devin (Will Arnett); erratic comic Tracy (Tracy Morgan) somehow lands a gig directing a movie starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (playing herself). And what of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey)? The harried Ms. Lemon finally makes a decisive move in her ongoing bid to become a mother.

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DOCUMENTARY Doc Zone (CBC, 9 p.m.) Enjoying the fabulous Coach handbag you got for Christmas? Odds are it’s a fake. This new documentary examines the proliferation of faux products that has grown into an estimated $700-billion industry in recent years. Filmed in Canada, the U.S., Asia and Europe, the film explores the range of counterfeit goods that now includes pharmaceuticals, toys, car parts and microchips. The ability of non-scrupulous manufacturers to turn out the fakes and the willingness of consumers to buy them has resulted in a massive scam representing nearly 10 per cent of all global trade. And does organized crime have a piece of the action? Watch and learn.

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DRAMA Elementary (CBS, Global, 10 p.m.) A slick spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, this new series has been drawing huge ratings since its October debut and CBS has given the show the coveted timeslot following coverage of the Super Bowl on February 3. Credit the success to the solid modern portrayal of Holmes by the British actor Jonny Lee Miller, ex of Trainspotting and the ill-fated series Eli Stone, and Lucy Liu as his muse/addiction sponsor, Dr. Joan Watson. In tonight’s new outing, Holmes is unexpectedly reunited with a British master-criminal known only as “M,” played by the brutish ex-footballer Vinnie Jones, while Watson considers getting out of the crime-solving business altogether.

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MOVIE Rebel Without a Cause (TCM, 6 p.m. ET; 3 p.m. PT) The late James Dean lived fast and died young, but we’ll always have this movie to remember him. Released afew weeks following his untimely demise, the 1955 drama is a textbook display of method acting, with Dean baring his soul as the tortured teenager Jim Stark, newly arrived to a working-class neighbourhood in downtown Los Angeles. Saddled with an ineffectual father and a domineering mother, Jim takes to the streets and bonds with fellow misfits Plato (Sal Mineo) and Judy (Natalie Wood), but he keeps getting into trouble with the law and the usual assortment of fifties-era juvenile delinquents. Watch for the late Dennis Hopper as a young thug named Goon.

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