By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Models: The Real Skinny," 6 & 10 p.m., A&E. Some people say modeling is easy, complains Karolina Kurkova, 18. They think it brings big money for small work. Well, sometimes they're right. "Karolina Kurkova walked into my office and my jaw dropped," says Trudi Tapscott, the models editor for Vogue. "She was just this amazing genetic creature." That year, she made $3 million. She's one of four models featured in this documentary. Others including a teen who spent a year losing 20 pounds have had a tougher time.
"Crime of Passion," 7 p.m., Pax TV. This mystery movie based on a Mary Higgins Clark short story has great characters, an army of suspects and some flaws. Cynthia Gibb plays a young winery heiress. After her business partner's wife is killed, a seductress descends on him. Viewers will keep watching, despite Gibb's idiotic decision to confront a sociopath alone, after dark, in the woods. Also, the final chase goes on forever; that's one way to make a short story long.
"The Matrix" (1999), 7 p.m., Fox. Six days before its sequel opens ("The Matrix Reloaded" will be opening on May 15), here's another chance to watch this box-office hit. Keanu Reeves plays a computer hacker who begins questioning what's real.
"Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle," 8 p.m., CBS. Jessica (Angela Lansbury) travels to Ireland in this new movie. Naturally, she soon finds murders.
"Biography," 9 p.m., A&E. Here's a profile of Bo Derek, a model and actress who leaped from obscurity in the 1979 movie "10."