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Critic’s corner: Nov. 29

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Last Resort 8 p.m., Channel 5

Sigh. It was no big surprise when ABC canceled this show. The ratings were low, and dropping every week. And the complicated ongoing story line guaranteed that new viewers would not drop in. But it was too bad. “Last Resort” was one of the better new network shows in a mediocre fall season, thanks to its unusual plot and memorable performances by Andre Braugher (pictured) and Scott Speedman. At least ABC is airing all 13 episodes before pulling it. By the way, every Braugher vehicle since “Homicide” — “Gideon’s Crossing,” “Hack,” “Thief,” and “Men of a Certain Age” — has met an untimely end.

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100 Greatest Kid Stars 9 p.m., VH1

It depends what VH1 means by “greatest,” of course, in this four-part special. Is the channel singling out the best young actors and actresses, which would put the likes of Jodie Foster and Elijah Wood near the top? Or are we talking about the most tabloidy, which would put Danny Bonaduce, Lindsay Lohan, and Macaulay Culkin up high? And if it’s the latter, will VH1 now need to make room for Angus T. Jones, the “Two and a Half Men” actor who called his own show “filth” earlier this week?

Elementary 10 p.m., Channel 4

Someone needs to swap in decaf.

Two and a Half Men 8:30 p.m., Channel 4

Jake, it may be time to go visit Uncle Charlie.

The Office 9 p.m., Channel 7

Pam paints a mural. It dries.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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