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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Ugly Betty' returns for a new season

October 15, 2009 | 11:00 pm

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NEW JOB: Betty (America Ferrera) connects with a thoughtful insect jewelry designer (Lynn Redgrave) on the season premiere of 'Ugly Betty' at 8 p.m. on ABC.

SERIES

Dog Whisperer: A disabled pet owner turns to Cesar to help rehabilitate Cujo, a lab-mastiff mix she rescued from a bad home but who is starting to live up to his horror-movie name (6 and 9 p.m. NGC).

Ghost Whisperer: In a hospital morgue, Melinda investigates a haunting that involves the death of a surgeon (8 p.m. CBS).

Law & Order: Jim Gaffigan guest stars as the adoptive father of 10 special-needs children who finds his wife's dead body in their home. While searching for a suspect and a motive for the murder, detectives Lupo and Bernard (Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson) uncover an affair and an offer for the family to appear in a reality show (8 p.m. NBC).

Bill Moyers Journal: Journalist Mark Danner speaks with Moyers about President Obama's challenges in ushering in a new era of diplomacy and international cooperation (9 p.m. KCET).

I'm Alive: A deadly scorpion sting in Iraq prompts a medical airlift over enemy territory in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet).

Monk: Natalie tries to arrange a surprise birthday party for Monk (9 p.m. USA).

Lobstermen: This turbulent new series follows offshore lobster fishermen in the North Atlantic, where five captains battle the elements -- and sometimes their own crews -- braving frigid rain, stinging snow and dangerous seas in search of the popular delicacy Maine lobster (10 p.m. Discovery).

Ghost Stories: This new series opens with a search for the ghost of a 9-year-old girl in the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (10 p.m. Travel).

Psych: While working on a case involving an ice cream truck, Shawn stumbles into something much bigger and deadly in the season finale (10 p.m. USA).

SPECIALS

Secrets of the Lost Symbol: Author Dan Brown discusses his new book, the power of the human mind, the beliefs of Freemasonry, whether people can become gods and an obscure science that might tie them all together in this new special (9 p.m. NBC).

MOVIES

Mister Buddwing: A memorable jazz score underpins this 1966 adaptation of Evan Hunter's novel "Buddwing," wherein a well-dressed man (James Garner head) awakens on a bench in New York's Central Park with no idea of his own identity. With Jean Simmons, Suzanne Pleshette and Angela Lansbury (3:15 p.m. TCM).

SPORTS

Soccer: FIFA U-20 World Cup (10:45 a.m. ESPN).

NASCAR racing: Nationwide Series: Dollar General 300: Qualifying (Noon ESPN2); Race (5 p.m. ESPN2).

Baseball: National League Championship Series, Game 2: The Philadelphia Phillies visit the Dodgers (1:30 p.m. TBS). American League Championship Series, Game 1: The Angels visit the New York Yankees (4:30 p.m. Fox).

College football: Pittsburgh visits Rutgers (5 p.m. ESPN).

High school football: Mater Dei vs. Orange Lutheran (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

English Premier League Soccer: Aston Villa vs. Chelsea (4:30 a.m. ESPN2).

Photo: Patrick Harbron / ABC
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