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Wednesday's TV Highlights: The boys want to save the dolphins and whales on 'South Park'

October 27, 2009 | 11:00 pm
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SAVE THE WHALES: Stan leads Cartman (pictured) and the gang on a crusade to save dolphins and whales in a new episode of 'South Park' at 10 p.m. Comedy Central.

SERIES

America's Next Top Model: The models head to Hawaii for the rest of the competition where they get surfing lessons from Buzzy Kerbox. Kirsty Hume serves as a guest judge (8 p.m. KTLA).

Gary Unmarried: After Gary (Jay Mohr) vetoes Allison's plans (Paula Marshall) for Louise (Kathryn Newton) to take Chinese lessons, Allison pulls the plug on golf lessons. Jane Curtin and Martin Mull guest star in this new episode (8:30 p.m. CBS).

MythBusters: The team tests potential kitchen catastrophes (9 p.m. Discovery).

Top Chef: Las Vegas: The remaining chefs visit Tom Colicchio's Craft Steak restaurant in Las Vegas to cook for Natalie Portman and friends in this new episode (10 p.m. Bravo).

SPECIALS

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space: In this special, mutant pumpkins try to take over Earth on Halloween (8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC).

The Botany of Desire: Academy Award winner Frances McDormand narrates this eye-opening special, based on a book by Michael Pollan, that explores the human relationship with the plant world -- from the perspective of four species: apple, tulip, marijuana and potato -- which evolved to satisfy human yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control (8 p.m. KCET).

MOVIES

Alfie: Michael Caine earned an Oscar nomination for his unforgettable performance as a handsome cockney womanizer who goes relentlessly from conquest to conquest, oblivious to the emotional devastation he leaves in his wake. Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin and Vivien Merchant costar in this surprisingly dark 1966 comedy (3 p.m. TCM).

Get Smart: Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway assume Don Adams and Barbara Feldon's classic television roles as Agents 86 and 99 in this 2008 action-comedy (6 p.m. HBO).

Harold and Maude: Long a cult classic, director Hal Ashby's dark, highly original 1971 comedy is the kind of movie you want to sit all your friends down to watch. Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon play the title characters, a death-obsessed young man and a 79-year-old woman who teaches him to love life (7 p.m. TCM).

Hocus Pocus: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star as a trio of 17th century witches who are accidentally summoned to the present in this ghoulish 1993 comedy (8 p.m. ABC Family).

Burn After Reading: John Malkovich plays a newly resigned CIA agent whose secrets are swiped by his divorce-seeking wife (Tilda Swinton) and ultimately land in the hands of gym workers (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand). George Clooney also stars (10 p.m. Cinemax).

SPORTS

Baseball: The World Series, Game 1: Philadelphia Phillies visit the New York Yankees (4:30 p.m. Fox).

NBA basketball: The New Orleans Hornets visit the San Antonio Spurs (5 p.m. ESPN); the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets (7:30 p.m. ESPN); the Phoenix Suns visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

Hockey: The Kings visit the San Jose Sharks (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Image: Comedy Central

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