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Tonight's Best TV

Wednesday, June 8

By Alynda Wheat
Entertainment Weekly

Coldplay
Coldplay's new CD, "X&Y," is out June 7.
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Madonna

(Entertainment Weekly) -- Entertainment Weekly's daily guide to notable shows:

10-11PM
VH1 STORYTELLERS: COLDPLAY
(VH1, TV-PG) Admit it: Even the most mundane stories sound better when told by fumbling, self-deprecating (read: charming) Brits. Chris Martin and the boys reaffirm this truism with songwriting anecdotes about the phone book ("Yellow"), cribbing from Kate Bush ("Speed of Sound"), and making radio-unfriendly "rubbish" ("Clocks"). Their savior-of-rock stance translates well in this intimate theater, and would work even better if VH1's editing department would let the music play without cutting to prerecorded interview bits. Perhaps then we could see why, according to Apple's pops, Coldplay is "the 78th best band ever." -- Raymond Fiore

EW Grade: B+

Best of the rest

11AM-NOON
THE VIEW (ABC) Madonna drops in on the ladies to talk about "Lotsa de Casha," her new children's book. I'll be tuning in to rate how much Star Jones Reynolds fawns over Esther, on a scale of 1 to Red Carpet Butt-Kissing.

8-9PM
PSYCHIC DETECTIVES
(NBC) You don't have to be psychic or a detective to see how creatively bankrupt NBC is to regift used Court TV shows.

8-9PM
SERIES DEBUT: LOOK-A-LIKE
(TV Guide Channel, TV-G) Some dude gets plastic surgery to look more like David Arquette.

9-10PM
SEASON PREMIERE THE REAL GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
(TBS, TV-14-DL) Erika Eleniak or Angie Everhart? Angie. Yeah, she's fresh off the Lingerie Bowl, but at least her hair's a decent shade of ginger. The Baywatch blondie's not even bothering to commit.

9-10PM
SERIES PREMIERE: THE INSIDE
(Fox) This crime drama stars Rachel Nichols as an FBI agent who can get inside the heads of violent criminals and their victims. Not to be confused with Pat O'Brien's gossip show "The Insider," which gets inside the heads of B-list celebs.

MIDNIGHT-1AM
SERIES DEBUT: STRICTLY SEX WITH DR. DREW
(Discovery Health Channel, TV-MA) Promises, promises.


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