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November 19, 2007

10 p.m., Showtime

I think this is the season finale. I can't remember. Chronic memory problems.

How I Met Your Mother
8 p.m., Channel 4

The Slapman Cometh.

Mystic River
8 p.m., HBO2

Sean Penn ACTS.

I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA

8 p.m., HBO

This documentary profiles the very driven Ingrid Newkirk (inset), who is the president and cofounder of People for the Ethical Treament of Animals. Since 1980, Newkirk has turned PETA into a powerful group with 300 employees and an annual operating budget of $25 million. The movie also chronicles a few animal rescue missions and protests, including one against "fur abuser" Jean Paul Gaultier during which protesters take over his Paris boutique.

The Bachelor
10 p.m., Channel 5

Who is Brad mad for? This rocky reality show ends.

Two and a Half Men
9 p.m., Channel 4

Direct from People magazine, it's Jenny McCarthy.

Boyz N the Hood

Powerful, heartfelt debut film from John Singleton, a family drama set in South Central LA in which black brothers try to fight ghetto pressures with a sense of family. Pictured: Tyra Farrell and Cuba Gooding Jr. (R; runs through Nov. 30)

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