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HDTV Listings for January 25, 2006

Kevin C. Tofel

What we're watching: No more "American Idol", please! We're leaving "Idol" behind tonight and traveling far away (for us) to Africa at 8 p.m. instead. One of the oft-overlooked VOOM channels is EquatorHD, so it's our destination tonight. "Great Africa" is a 1080i, two-hour show that brings us stunning footage of large inhabitants from the jungles and deserts. More importantly, we'll see how lions and tigers and bears elephants (oh my!) are becoming driven from their natural habitat due to human expansion in Africa.

After the jump is our traditional listing of HD programs throughout the night.

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics:

ABC (720p): George Lopez (8 p.m.), Freddie (8:30 p.m.), Lost (9 p.m.), Invasion (10 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): Still Standing (8 p.m.), Yes, Dear (8:30 p.m.), Criminal Minds (9 p.m.), CSI: New York (10 p.m.), The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m.)

NBC (1080i): Law & Order (10 p.m.), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35 p.m.)

Fox (720p): American Idol (8 p.m.), Bones (9 p.m.)

UPN (1080i): South Beach (8 p.m.), Veronica Mars (9 p.m.)

WB (1080i): One Tree Hill (8 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Fantastic Festivals of the World (6 p.m.), Before We Ruled the Earth (7 p.m.), Big! (8 & 11 p.m.), Monster Garage (9 p.m.), American Chopper (10 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p): SportsCenter (6 & 11:30 p.m.), College Basketball: Maryland at Georgia Tech (7 p.m.)

INHD (1080i): King of Air (7 p.m.), K-1: World Grand Prix 2005 in Vegas (9 p.m.)

INHD2 (1080i): Twilight Zone #13 (7 p.m.), Twilight Zone #14 (7:30 p.m.), INHD to the Max #30 (8 & 11 p.m.), Destination: St. Lucia #2 (9:30 p.m.), Laura McKenzie's Traveler #27: Cambodia (10 p.m.), Aussie Wine Trail #13 (10:30 p.m.)

HBO-HD (1080i): Spider-Man 2 (5:30 p.m.), Meet the Fockers (8 p.m.), The Sopranos (11 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i): Just One of the Guys (6:30 p.m), Saved! (8:30 p.m.), The L Word (10 p.m.), House of the Dead (11 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i): Charmed (6 p.m.), Law & Order (7 & 8 p.m.), The  Long Kiss Goodnight (9 p.m.), Las Vegas (11 p.m.)

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