TV nuptials often divorced from reality

Hey guys, it's Valentine's Day. Tonight's dial abounds with romantic programming, so sit back and enjoy. Or at least pretend to, if you know what's good for you.

  • NBC dusts off nuptials from prime-times past with "TV's Most Memorable Weddings" (7 p.m., NBC). Jane Leeves ("Frasier") narrates an hourlong clip fest that includes famous and infamous weddings from "Friends," "Will & Grace," "Beverly Hills 90210" and the much-anticipated episode of "General Hospital" when Luke and Laura tied the knot before a record 30 million daytime soap viewers.
  • Lovers unafraid to mix a little humor with their romance should definitely catch the half-hour cartoon "It's Valentine's Day, Johnny Bravo" (8 p.m., Cartoon Network). For the uninitiated, Johnny is an Elvis-inspired, muscle-bound lunk who is clearly in love with himself. His ham-fisted attempts to land a date on Valentine's Day offer a thorough course on how not to pick up women.
  • A frisky princess (Audrey Hepburn) falls for an American reporter in the 1953 favorite "Roman Holiday" (7 p.m., AMC).

l Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes play the Bard's star-crossed lovers in director Baz Luhrmann's 1996 update of "William Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet'" (7 p.m., FX).

  • A runaway bride (Claudette Colbert) hitchhikes her way into a reporter's heart in Frank Capra's 1934 comedy "It Happened One Night" (7 p.m., Turner Classic Movies).
  • An American agent (Cary Grant) falls for a woman of dubious virtue (Ingrid Bergman) in Hitchcock's 1946 drama "Notorious" (9 p.m., Turner Classic Movies).
  • Pyrotechnics ensue when a Riviera cat burglar (Cary Grant) steals the heart of a rich American (Grace Kelly) in the 1955 bauble "To Catch a Thief" (9:25 p.m., AMC).

Tonight's other highlights

  • Mary Hart glances back at vintage clips from the syndicated series "Entertainment Tonight" on "The Stars' First Time" (7 p.m., CBS).
  • Scheduled on "20/20" (9 p.m., ABC): An interview with Christina Aguilera.


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