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A bunch of men eagerly try to catch crabs. You know, on ''Deadliest Catch," a fishing adventure show, tonight at 9 on the Discovery Channel.

Go Bo. Yeah, we know about the blow. And we say, ''So?" ''American Idol" continues tonight at 8 on Channel 25.

NBC is hosting some kind of crime-show shindig tonight, as ''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" hooks up with ''Law & Order: Trial by Jury" in a two-hour crossover starring Angela Lansbury. ''Sweeps Stunts, They Wrote," at 9 on Channel 7.

Meningitis is in the ''House," at 9 p.m. on Channel 25.

Nick at Nite is hosting ''The Search for the Funniest Mom in America," as in ha-ha funny. It's a standup comedy competition, at 10 p.m.

MATTHEW GILBERT

''The Early Show" at 7 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Author Anna Quindlen (''Being Perfect"); actress Kathryn Morris. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Good Morning America" at 7 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Actor Don Cheadle; actress Jane Fonda. (Closed-captioned)

''Today" at 7 a.m. on Channels 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Channel 7. Musician Toots Theilman; actress Halle Berry discusses the 2005 Revlon Run-Walk; chef Ludo Lefebvre discusses his book ''Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses." In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''News" at 7 a.m. on WPIX. Comedian Martin Short; comedian Joan Rivers; Larry Hoff takes a flying lesson. (Closed-captioned)

''Life Today" at 8:30 a.m. on Channel 68. With James Robison. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Larry Elder Show" at 9 a.m. on Channel 4; 1:35 a.m. on Channel 6. Viewers debate Larry about past shows. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Jane Pauley Show" at 9 a.m. on Channels 5 and 9; 11 a.m. on Channel 10. Designer Richard Mishaan shows how to decorate small spaces. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Live With Regis and Kelly" at 9 a.m. on Channel 7; 10 a.m. on Channel 10. Actor Hayden Christensen (''Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith"); actor Martin Short (''Jiminy Glick in La La Wood"). In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jerry Springer" at 9 a.m. on Channel 56. A woman finds out her man is cheating with a prostitute; a man leaves his girlfriend for a neighbor; a woman finds out her fiance is cheating again. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Tony Danza Show" at 10 a.m. on Channel 6; 1:05 a.m. on Channel 5. Actor Jeff Goldblum (Broadway's ''The Pillowman"); actress Marie Osmond; eliminated ''American Idol" contestant Anwar Robinson; pizza-dough thrower Tony Gemignani.

''Montel Williams" at 10 a.m. on Channel 12; 3 p.m. on Channel 25. Women share their stories of Internet encounters gone horribly wrong. (Closed-captioned)

''Maury" at 10 a.m. on Channel 56 and WPIX. Caught on tape: brutal attacks by desperate criminals; peeping Toms caught in the act; chilling life-or-death moments. (Closed-captioned)

''The View" at 11 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Actor Christopher Meloni; chef Paula Deen; actress Kathryn Morris (''Mindhunters"); guest cohost Mariska Hargitay. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at 11 a.m. on Channel 7; 3 p.m. on Channel 10; 4 p.m. on Channel 50. Talk-show host Jay Leno; actress Jamie Lynn Spears (''Zoey 101"); the 7-year-old boy from Nutley, N.J., who was the first entry in the Bad School Photo Tournament. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jerry Springer" at 11 a.m. on Channel 56 and WPIX. A woman sleeps with her boyfriend's brother; a woman believes random calls from women for her boyfriend mean he is cheating; a couple reveal an affair they have no intention of ending. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Pat Croce: Moving In" at noon on Channel 38; 2 p.m. on Channel 50. Pat checks on the overweight wives of overseas servicemen; update on the woman who was fed up with her unemployed husband. (Closed-captioned)

''Charlie Rose" at noon on Channel 44. Actor Don Cheadle; David Sanger, The New York Times. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Maury" at noon on Channel 56 and WPIX. Paternity test results. (Closed-captioned)

''Pat Croce: Moving In" at 12:30 p.m. on Channel 38; 2:30 a.m. on Channel 50. A bulimic woman's family worries about her well-being. (Part 2 of 2) (Closed-captioned)

''Life & Style" at 3 p.m. on Channel 38. Celebration for the 35th anniversary of ''All My Children"; Essence magazine's Mikki Taylor transforms identical twin sisters; making simple antipasto; platonic friendships; losing weight. (Closed-captioned)

''Oprah Winfrey" at 4 p.m. on Channels 5, 9, and 10. Ways to combat the aging process and reduce the risk of cancer. (Closed-captioned)

''Dr. Phil" at 5 p.m. on Channels 4 and 6; 10 p.m. on Channel 38. Two teen girls struggle to lead normal lives after escaping a life of polygamy and alleged abuse.

''Tavis Smiley" at 6 p.m. on Channel 44. Columnist Maureen Dowd; singer Erykah Badu. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''New England Business Day" at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on NECN.

''Greater Boston" at 7 p.m. on Channel 2. Hippotherapy. Physical therapy using horses. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Insider" at 7 p.m. on Channel 4; 7:30 p.m. on Channel 6. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Chronicle" at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 5. A look at spring. (Closed-captioned)

''Sports Wrap" at 10:45 p.m. on Channel 64.

''Charlie Rose" at 11 p.m. on Channel 2. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Tavis Smiley" at 11 p.m. on Channel 44. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Sports LateNight With Mike Giardi" at 11 p.m. on NECN.

''Late Show With David Letterman" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Actress Jennifer Lopez; Snoop Dogg performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 7 and 10. Talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw; actress Maura Tierney; India.Arie performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Charlie Rose" at midnight on Channel 2. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 12:05 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Actress Zooey Deschanel; actor Malcolm David Kelley; M.I.A. performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" at 12:35 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Talk-show host Bill Maher; actress Rain Pryor; comic Stewart Francis. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

''Late Night With Conan O'Brien" at 12:35 a.m. on Channels 7 and 10. Actor Martin Short; Ani DiFranco performs. In stereo. (Closed-captioned)

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