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Wednesday's TV Highlights: Criss Angel attempts mass levitation.

August 25, 2009 | 11:25 pm


The new series 'Crash Course' features couples competing in extreme driving challenges on an obstacle course for a cash prize (9 p.m. ABC).


Great Performances: The 90-minute documentary "Harlem in Montmartre" chronicles how a black expatriate community was created in Paris' Montmartre neighborhood following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The program, inspired by a book by William A. Shack, uses rare archival material from both France and the United States, including footage of such performers as Josephine Baker and Bricktop (8 p.m. KCET).

Gary Unmarried: Gary (Jay Mohr) takes Vanessa (Jaime King) out to dinner to the same restaurant he and Allison used to go to regularly. Ed Begley Jr. also stars in this repeat (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Criminal Minds: Dr. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) embarks on his own investigation into the murder of a boy in Las Vegas years earlier that he strongly believes has a connection to his own childhood. Jane Lynch guest stars as Dr. Reid's mother in this repeat (9 p.m. CBS).

America's Got Talent: Five more acts go to the top 20 (9 p.m. NBC).

MonsterQuest: The series searches the seas for huge and aggressive albino sperm whales that inspired the novel "Moby-Dick" (9 p.m. History).

Ghost Hunters: The team visits Maryland's Samuel Mudd House in an episode titled "I Am Not Guilty" (9 p.m. SyFy).

Dog the Bounty Hunter: Dog hunts for a stripper who has gone on the lam (9:30 p.m. A&E).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Dets. Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Chris Meloni) suspect a doctor (Martin Mull) of running a bogus clinic and prescribing ineffective treatment to patients with AIDS in this repeat (10 p.m. NBC).

Wide Angle: Mercenary Simon Mann, serving time in prison for plotting a coup against the Guinea government, is profiled in a documentary titled "Once Upon a Coup" (10 p.m. KCET).

Criss Angel Mindfreak: Criss attempts to levitate a crowd (10 p.m. A&E).

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The King and I: A young Victorian widow (Deborah Kerr) goes to Siam to teach the children of the king (Yul Brynner) in this 1956 musical adaptation of "Anna and the King of Siam," featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders and Rex Thompson costar (5 p.m. TCM).

Spring Breakdown: Three women (Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch) shake up their unsophisticated lives with a vacation to a South Padre Island hot spot for the college crowd in this raunchy 2009 comedy (9 p.m. Lifetime).

Not Easily Broken: The aftermath of a car accident tests a couple's (Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson) marriage in this 2009 drama (11 p.m. Starz).


Baseball: The Detroit Tigers visit the Angels (12:30 p.m. FSN); the Dodgers visit the Colorado Rockies (5:30 p.m. FS Prime).

Little League Baseball: World Series: International semifinal (1 p.m. ESPN); U.S. semifinal (5 p.m. ESPN).

Soccer: Club Deportivo Chivas USA visits Real Salt Lake (6 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Dave Krieger / ABC