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Sunday's TV highlights: 'Masterpiece Classic' offers a new adaptation of 'Emma'

January 23, 2010 |  8:00 pm
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This week's TV Movies

MATCHMAKER: Romola Garai has the title role in a new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic 'Emma' on 'Masterpiece Classic' at 9 p.m. on KCET. With Michael Gambon.


American Paranormal: In the premiere of this new series, a team of experts uses advanced scientific analysis to verify or debunk evidence of Bigfoot (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic). A second new episode visits an allegedly haunted prison (6 and 9 p.m.).

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Ashanti volunteers to help Ty Pennington and his team rebuild the dilapidated Buffalo, N.Y., home of a Jamaican immigrant and community activist (8 p.m. ABC).

Planet Earth Extremes: This profile of the planet's most inhospitable locations visits the icy poles and the world's greatest deserts (8 p.m. Discovery).

Big Love: Bill, Nicki and Cara Lynn (Bill Paxton, Chloë Sevigny, Cassi Thomson) hit the road for Washington, D.C., where Bill hopes to score an endorsement in this new episode (9 p.m. HBO).

Ax Men: After an ill-fated road trip, Jimmy and James Smith arrive in Florida to tackle its dangerous waters, only to discover quickly that they are in way over their heads in this new episode (9 p.m. History).


Nick News Special Edition: Children living with and surviving cancer discuss their experiences with host Linda Ellerbee (8 p.m. Nickelodeon).

An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie: Celebrities make an appeal for the United Negro College Fund at this star-studded event (10 p.m. BET).

Twins: What You Never Knew: Similarities of and differences between identical twins help scientists learn more about nature versus nurture, through cutting-edge research (10 p.m. TLC).


My Big Fat Greek Wedding: A Greek woman (Nia Vardalos) risks her tradition-bound family's wrath when she falls for, then plans to wed, a decidedly non-Greek educator (John Corbett) in this 2002 comedy. Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan and Joey Fatone costar (6 p.m. ABC Family).

Ice Dreams: Years after a tragic accident, a former Olympic figure skater agrees to coach a young student in this 2010 TV movie starring Jessica Cauffiel and Brady Smith (9 p.m. Hallmark).

The Pregnancy Pact: A woman returns to her hometown to investigate the sudden increase in teenage pregnancies in this 2010 TV movie starring Nancy Travis and Thora Birch (9 p.m. Lifetime).


Pro basketball: The Clippers visit the Washington Wizards (10 a.m. FS Prime); the Lakers visit the Toronto Raptors (3 p.m. KCAL).

Football: AFC Championship: The New York Jets visit the Indianapolis Colts (Noon CBS); NFC Championship: The Minnesota Vikings visit the New Orleans Saints (3:30 p.m. Fox).

Spanish Primera Division Soccer: (Noon ESPN).

Women's college basketball: Michigan State at Minnesota (noon ESPN2); Oklahoma State at Colorado (1 p.m. FSN); Arizona State at Arizona (3 p.m. FSN); Duke at Maryland (5 p.m. FSN).

Tennis: Australian Open, Round of 16, from Melbourne, Australia (4 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. ESPN2).

Photo: Ed Miller / BBC