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The Men­tal­ist Chan­nel 9, Mon­day, 8.30pm

PA­TRICK and Co, search­ing for miss­ing best friends Kara and Nicole, be­come trapped in a small Cal­i­for­nian log­ging town. When Kara’s body is found, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are quick to point out that Nicole, raised on hot dogs and meth by her fa­ther, is the likely cul­prit. Pa­trick has other ideas, in­volv­ing some­one in the search party.

Counter Cul­ture: USA SBS, Fri­day, 8pm

TYLER Bruˆ le´ ’s study on con­sumerism takes him to Chicago. Three years ago in the Windy City, iconic depart­ment-store chain Mar­shall Fields caused an up­roar by buy­ing re­tail gi­ant Macy’s. This, ac­cord­ing to Bruˆ le´ , is a sign of a move away from the tra­di­tional depart­ment-store shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

Prison Break Chan­nel 7, Tues­day, 10.30pm

SHOWS in the US are on a break dur­ing Christ­mas, so Prison Break’s sea­son here comes to an end. The se­ries will re­turn for a six-episode run in the US in March. The fourth se­ries ends with Lin­coln con­tin­u­ing his quest for Scylla, his task not helped by a bit­ter Self. Michael tries to deal with some dis­turb­ing news about his past.

Cap­tur­ing the Fried­mans ABC1, Mon­day, 9.30pm

THIS doc­u­men­tary about New York’s Fried­man fam­ily was shown at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val. The Fried­mans came to promi­nence in the 1980s when pa­tri­arch Arnold and his son Jesse were ac­cused of child mo­lesta­tion. Film­maker An­drew Jarecki recorded the un­fold­ing drama and the re­ac­tion of the fam­ily and the pub­lic to the al­le­ga­tions.

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