By TERRY MORROW
Scripps Howard News Service
December 01, 2005
He recruits an ocean-research engineer, a scientist and, of course, a psychic and a tabloid reporter. Well, duh. The last two are a given when you're serious about probing a centuries-old mystery.
The U.S. government is keeping an eye on what the intrepid adventurers find, too, turning this scientific research mission into a global life-and-death struggle.
As it is, "Triangle" is a special-effects-driven six-hour miniseries, which also airs at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The team will discover that disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle have been happening for hundreds of years, and no one has been able to explain it yet.
"Triangle" stars Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Sam Neill, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison and Michael Rogers.
Film directors Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin and sci-fi writer Rockne S. O'Bannon are also on board as executive producers.
Other highlights for the week of Dec. 5 to 11 (All times EST; listings are subject to change; check local listings):
MONDAY, Dec. 5
- "Recipe for a Perfect Christmas" (9 p.m., Lifetime). A cold-hearted critic pairs her bothersome mother (Christine Baranski) with a restaurateur (Bobby Cannavale) and then wishes he was under her own tree.
- "Creative Juice for the Holidays" (10 p.m., DIY). Learn how to transform foam snowballs into snowmen and tomato-wire cages into Christmas trees without twitching your nose like that lady on "Bewitched." OK. You can twitch, but it won't get you anywhere.
TUESDAY, Dec. 6
- "2005 Billboard Music Awards" (8 p.m., Fox). If you haven't had time to check out every chart every week this year (what's wrong with you, anyway?), then this ceremony will shorthand it in two hours.
- "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC). Good grief! The Peanuts holiday special is 40 years old!
- "Queer Eye" (10 p.m., Bravo). The boys are back, and they are helping brides in trouble. Not that kind of trouble. We mean the kind where they can't pick out their own dress.
- "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (10 p.m., CBS). Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima put the ho-ho-ho in the catwalk fashion display.
- "Daisy Does America" (10 p.m., TBS). A British cutup drinks in American culture in this comedic reality show. First up: She works as a bounty hunter. While she's at it, she should look up her agent, who's probably on the lam after booking her this gig.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7
- "White House Christmas 2005" (8 p.m., HGTV). We may not have a timetable for leaving Iraq, but the White House does know when to put up the Christmas lights.
- "Kath & Kim" (9 p.m., Sundance). A desperate housewife, her daughter and her "second best friend" are the core of this outrageous, "Ab Fab"-ish sitcom from Australia.
FRIDAY, Dec. 9
- "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!" (8 p.m., ABC). Snoopy's brother, Spike, is barking up the wrong tree.
SATURDAY, Dec. 10
- "It's a Wonderful Life" (8 p.m., NBC). After almost 60 years, it's still wonderful.
- "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (8:30 p.m., ABC). ... And Jim Carrey is determined to steal it back.
SUNDAY, Dec. 11
- "Survivor: Guatemala" (8 p.m., CBS). Even ancient Mayan curses can't stop a greedy American from winning another $1 million prize.
- "The Simpsons" (8 p.m., Fox). Sideshow Bob in Italy!
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