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MUST-SEE: "My Best Friends Wedding," 8 p.m., ABC. By all logic, we should hate this 1997 comedy. Its central character (Julia Roberts) acts despicably: She wants to split her friend (Dermot Mulroney) from his pleasant fiance (Cameron Diaz). The film works because its made well.
MUST-SEE: "Dancing in September," 7 p.m., HBO. After writing black-oriented shows - from "A Different World" to "New York Undercover" - Reggie Rock Bythewood struck back. He wrote wrote this fierce attack on networks and the cynical way black shows are hatched. The result? Its 80 percent wonderful satire and 20 percent disappointing melodrama. Nicole Ari Parker is terrific as a young writer, trying to create a situation comedy with wit and reality.
XFL football, 7 p.m., NBC. The made-for-TV league makes its debut with the New Jersey Hitmen and Las Vegas Outlaws. This league was hatched by Vince McMahon, the perverse creator of the World Wrestling Federation. That means people will instantly doubt its honesty. In an era when football players have received savage injuries, the XFL will have no protections for quarterbacks or punt returners.
"Americas Funniest Home Videos: Matrimonial Mania," 7 p.m., ABC. A new collection of wedding woes, leading into the movie.
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