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Screens: TV the week of Dec. 31

The Knights of Prosperity (9 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) -- A bunch of lifelong losers decide to reverse Tv_knights_of_prosperity_ny their fortunes by robbing Mick Jagger. Unfortunately, they're even more inept at organized crime than they were as janitors and waitresses. Donal Logue (Grounded For Life), Lenny Venito (Rescue Me) and Sofia Vergara (Hot Properties) star in this helplessly funny new sitcom that was originally titled Let's Rob Mick Jagger. Jagger, oddly, was willing to appear in the show -- his bits mocking his own swinishly rich celebrity are scathing mirthful -- but vetoed that title. Whatever; the show is hilarious.

In Case of Emergency (9:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) -- Four high-school classmates, reunited 20 years later, discover that being valedictorian or most-likely-to-succeed didn't count for much outside the pages of their yearbook. David Arquette (Scream), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's), Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) and Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King) give it their all, but In Case of Emergency still seems like a less-funny, less-sweet rough draft of CBS' The Class.

Dirt (10 p.m. Tuesday, FX) -- Courteney Cox returns to TV as both producer and star of this drama about a lying, cheating, wiretapping, blackmailing and perving editor of a Hollywood tabloid. Pretty entertaining, and it made me realize how underfunded the Miami Herald is -- we don't even have a regular homemade porn screening room, much less one with a secret entrance. No wonder my career has always felt incomplete.

Final 24 (10 p.m. Thursday, Biography) -- A new documentary series focused on the last 24 hours of life of various celebrities. The opening episode, about John Belushi, includes an interview where Belushi's comic partner Dan Aykroyd speaks for the first time about his pal's drug-overdose death.

Revolucion: Five Visions (11 p.m. Tuesday, WPBT-PBS 2) -- This documentary on Cuban photographers -- both on the island and in exile -- finally appears after being postponed from its
original airdate earlier in December.


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