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Wednesday's Highlights: Elvis Costello is interviewed on his show

January 5, 2010 |  8:30 pm
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HIS AIM IS TRUE: Mary Louise Parker interviews Elvis Costello on 'Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...' at 10 p.m. on Sundance.

SERIES

Sports Jobs With Junior Seau: The former NFL linebacker takes a turn as a reporter facing a deadline while covering the Florida vs. Georgia football game (7 and 10 p.m. VS).

This Emotional Life: The episode "Rethinking Happiness" examines behavior that fosters positive emotions includes meditation, compassion, forgiveness and altruism (9 p.m. KCET).

Man vs. Wild: Bear Grylls creates critical fresh water and uses tribal techniques to fish while deserted on a Panamanian island in the season premiere of this survival series (9 p.m. Discovery).

Steven Seagal Lawman: Deputy Chief Steven Seagal and his team find a huge stash of drugs in this new episode (10 p.m. A&E).

Nip/Tuck: Sean and Christian win an award from their alma mater in the premiere of the series' final season (10 p.m. FX).

SPECIALS

Marriage From Hell: The Breakup of AOL Time Warner: This new special details the merger of America Online and Time Warner Inc., which may prove to be one of the worst business deals ever made (7 and 10 p.m. CNBC).

The Human Spark: Host Alan Alda examines paintings and carvings in the Dordogne region of France that date back 30,000 years in an attempt to determine when mankind developed the "human spark" that produced art, innovative technology and symbolic communication in the opener of this three-part special (8 p.m. KCET).

The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards: Queen Latifah hosts a ceremony honoring favorites in music, movies and TV based on the results of a viewers poll. Among the nominees, Anna Paquin ("True Blood"), Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl"), Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Ghost Whisperer"), Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy") and Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") vie for favorite TV drama actress. From the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (9 p.m. CBS).

Apocalypse Man: Rudy Reyes demonstrates surprising survival techniques, including making fire from steel wool, finding safe shelter, and creating shortwave radio transmissions (9 p.m. History).

MOVIES

Kiss of the Dragon: Writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen ("The Fifth Element") reteamed for this 2001 action thriller starring Jet Li as a Chinese agent whose life has been so consumed by his work that he has no personal ties to anyone. Bridget Fonda also stars (8:15 p.m. Cinemax).

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Rebecca De Mornay delivers a Jekyll-and-Hyde performance as the wife of an obstetrician accused of molesting a pregnant woman. Annabella Sciorra also stars (9 p.m. Lifetime).

SPORTS

College football: GMAC Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Troy (4 p.m. ESPN).

College basketball: Memphis at Syracuse (4 p.m. ESPN2); Duke vs. Iowa State (6 p.m. ESPN2); UCLA at California (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Pro basketball: The Lakers visit the Los Angeles Clippers (7:30 p.m. KCAL; ESPN and FS Prime).

Photo: Los Angeles Times

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