New tonight: Flashpoint, The Liquidator, The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, Match Game

Flashpoint, CTV – “Lawmen”
Parker’s (Enrico Colantoni) son Dean (Jack Knight, A Heartland Christmas), and Ed’s (Hugh Dillon) son Clark (Tyler Stentiford, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) join Team One in a ride along. But, when a shootout at a drug den reveals a conspiracy among local cops to clean up the neighbourhood, the boys are exposed to the brutal realities of their father’s jobs, and to the true cost of being a police officer.

The Liquidator, OLN – “Has the Master Lost his Mojo?”
Jeff purchases a massive load of dubious merchandise—including pallets of foam Easter eggs and Halloween pumpkins. Meanwhile, a planned auction of high-end goods teeters on the brink of disaster.

The Nature of Things, CBC – “Planet Hunters”
For millennia humans studying the stars had no idea if there were any other planets in the universe, let alone ones similar enough to ours to sustain life. We may be very close to finding out – and few people seem aware of it.

Doc Zone, CBC – “Faking The Grade”
We all piously talk about the importance of honesty in life, but a new one-hour TV documentary, FAKING THE GRADE: The Shocking Truth About Classroom Cheating, airing on CBC Television Doc Zone Thursday, November 15 at 9 pm (9:30 NT), reveals that, when it comes to school, we’re increasingly a nation of cheaters. As various universities mark Academic Integrity Week, FAKING THE GRADE asks why and how this epidemic of cheating has happened? Is it the fault of pressure to get a job in a hyper-competitive market? Are “boomer” parents with relaxed moral compasses to blame? Or is it the trickle-down effect of a world full of headlines about people in sports, business, and politics – the Lance Armstrongs, Bernie Madoffs, Conrad Blacks, Garth Drabinskys and many, many others – enriching themselves by cheating? Is the lesson they offer the rest of us that cheating is acceptable – just don’t get caught!

Match Game, Comedy
Guest panellists Caroline Rhea (SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH), Scott Thompson (KIDS IN THE HALL), Paul Lemieux (MTV LIVE), and Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis) keep the crowd laughing.