Don't miss final Trista-Ryan wedding circus

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

ABC has done a workmanlike job of squeezing four additional hours of programming out of the Trista and Ryan affair. They promise that after tonight's two-hour special, "Trista and Ryan's Wedding" (8 p.m., ABC), the torture will end.

Emotions ran high at last week's racy bachelor and bachelorette parties. But who knew that the groom would be the one to throw the hissy fit, walk off in a huff and freak out about the off-color entertainment?

While the Bard of the Rockies was getting all misty, Trista was lapping up shots off guys' navels and playing with underpants. Can this former professional Miami Heat dancer really find happiness with Colorado's biggest crybaby?

The documentary "Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s" (8 p.m., HBO) celebrates the city and the era that produced two of sports history's most colorful dynasties. Owned by Midwestern huckster Charlie O. Finley, the baseball A's were known as much for loud uniforms as their bargain-basement payroll. The football Raiders, on the other hand, resembled the cast of "The Dirty Dozen" and reveled in their reputation as a "criminal element" in the NFL.

"The Great Gardner Art Heist" (9 p.m., Court TV) recalls one of the most brazen museum robberies in history. The still unsolved burglary involved works by artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas and Manet, which were valued at roughly $300 million.

Tonight's other highlights

Late night

Amanda Peet and Barry Sonnenfeld appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Diane Keaton and Tom Jones on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).

Jude Law, Tara Reid and Michelle Branch are scheduled on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Colin Firth and Gloria Estefan are on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (11:37 p.m., CBS).