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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Marathon Boy

HBO will air the Marathon Boy documentary tonight. This young impoverished 4-year-old boy from India made headlines as he ran numerous marathons and made headlines. Years later, his life isn’t what you might expect from his good start. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Eddie Murphy and Coldplay are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Love Happens. Aaron Eckhart stars as a self help guru who loses his way when he’s widowed, feeling like a fake, who then finds love again with Jennifer Aniston. 3:30 PM CT HBO

3. Couples Retreat. A bored married couple tries to bring romance back to their marriage by going to a couples retreat, and invite some of their couple friends to join them. Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, and Kristen Bell costar. 5:50 PM CT HBO Zone

4. The Big Bang Theory. Penny and Bernadette shop for wedding dressing without a distraught Amy. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Community. To celebrate the Hawthorne Wipes success, Pierce plans to throw a party, but it’s preempted by his dad, and the Air Conditioning Repair Annex and the janitor vie for Tony. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Charlie’s Angels. During a search for the extortionist that led to the kidnapping of an artist, the angels find Bosley’s identity has been compromised. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. The Vampire Diaries. Alaric has difficulties understanding his recent discovery, Rebekah gives up secrets and details about her past, and Damon and Stefan are surprises by an unlikely ally. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. X-Factor. The top 12 is pared down to the top 11. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. Off Limits. Don explores St. Louis and how it became an industrial powerhouse. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

10. Oprah’s Lifeclass. Oprah and Gayle go back to the 1600s. 7:00 PM CT OWN

11. College Football. Florida State at Boston College. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

12. Rules of Engagement. Jeff is thrill with Audrey’s inability to speak after throat surgery, and Russell tells Timmy he’ll give him a raise if he fires someone. 7:30 PM CT CBS

13. Parks and Recreation. A local group predicts the end of the world, causing the Pawnee residents to contemplate their lives, and Tom wants to have on last party. 7:30 PM CT NBC

14. Marathon Boy. Six years ago, in an impoverished corner of India, an orphanage director and a slum boy captured the imagination of their country. Plucked from obscurity and thrust into the national spotlight, Budhia Singh ran 48 marathons by the age of four, winning thousands of fans and making headlines around the world. But what started as a remarkable rags-to-riches saga morphed into a tale of greed, corruption and broken dreams. 7:00 PM CT HBO

15. Person of Interest. Reese and Finch work on protecting a schoolteacher who witnesses a mob hit. 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. The Office. Dwight installs a device in the office that could lead to people getting fired if they make too many mistakes. 8:00 PM CT NBC

17. Grey’s Anatomy. After a different hospital messes up George O’Malley’s mom’s surgery, she comes to Seattle Grace for help. The residents are inspired by a medical miracle, and Jackson’s suspicions about Mark and Lexie affect work. 8:00 PM CT ABC

18. The Secret Circle. Cassie and gang take a road trip to check on Jane when they become worried about her, and Faye has a forced confrontation with someone from her past. 8:00 PM CT CW

19. Bones. The remains of a woman turn up in a paintball field, and Booth and Brennan adjust to their new life. 8:00 PM CT Fox

20. The First 48. An update on the James Allen case. 8:00 PM CT A&E

21. Project Runway. Tim Gunn goes “Behind the Seams” of the recently-finished season. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

22. Whitney. Mark’s relationship with Alex is hurt by his refusal to recycle a beer can, and Whitney tries to help. 8:30 PM CT NBC

23. The Mentalist. Jan deals iwth a blogger devoted to finding a serial killer. 9:00 PM CT CBS

24. Prime Suspect. While Jane and Duffy are investigating a hotel shooting that ends in a fatality, Jane is bothered by Duffy’s comment’s about Costello. 9:00 PM CT NBC

25. Private Practice. Painful memories of a tragedy affect Charlotte, Amelia continues to lose control, and Addison gets closer to motherhood. 9:00 PM CT ABC

26. Burn Notice. “Damned If You Do.” 9:00 PM CT USA

27. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The gang goes cyber-stalking, and Frank tries to get more business with a viral video. 9:00 PM CT FX

28. Bordertown: Laredo. In the first half hour, a stash house includes guns, cocaine, and a ledger. In the second half hour, Sifuentes gets help from a local prostitution ring to hit the cartel. 9:00 PM CT A&E

29. The Joy Behar Show. Matthew Broderick and Kris Jenner are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

30. Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up. Jail life causes a woman to crack under pressure, a pregnant woman gets into a jailhouse brawl, and a heroin addict wishes to stay in jail. 9:00 PM CT TLC

31. Project Accessory. The designers head to the Swarovski Store, and some aren’t happy about the challenge. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

32. The League. Jenny forgets a special anniversary with Kevin, Andre wants lineup nirvana, Taco looks for a social network offline, and the guys go back to their game of phone chicken and bring back bobbum man. 9:30 PM CT FX

33. Conan. The guests tonight include Louis C.K. 10:00 PM CT TBS

34. Gigolos. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

35. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Kristen Stewart, Dave Attell, and Joe Jonas. 10:35 PM CT NBC


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