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Sleepy Hollow | Fox, 8 ET/PT


Here's the happy lesson to be gained from tonight's repeat of the series opener: Sometimes shows don't just live up to the promises of their pilot, they exceed them. The hope, after seeing this entertaining first effort, was that Sleepy would nurture the script's humor and the stars' chemistry without getting lost in some coven-conspiracy maze. The good news is that those strengths increased while the plot problems receded. So if you enjoy tonight's episode, you can assume the rest of the run won't disappoint you.

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The Quest | ABC, 8 ET/PT

Some of the folks behind The Amazing Race and The Lord of the Rings join forces for this live-action fantasy game show. It could be fun, but as last summer's failed Whodunnit proved, such concepts have an inherent problem: The players either have to pretend they're taking the fantasy threats seriously, which forces them to use acting chops they don't possess, or they actually do seem to take them seriously, which forces us to question their sanity.

The Honorable Woman | Sundance, 10 ET/PT

One of cable's more worthy outlets kicks off this eight-part British import, which has already hit the mid-point mark back in the UK. Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a newly appointed member of the House of Lords caught up in a murder tied to the Middle Eastern conflict.

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