"Were you raised by wolves?"
I'm often tempted to ask that of badly behaving human beings. Donald Trump's election night tweets come to mind.
It turns out some people have been all but raised by critters both feral and
"Raised Wild" (9 p.m., Animal Planet, TV-PG) documents anthropologist Dr. Mary-Ann Ochota as she seeks to understand true-life tales of a girl raised by a pack of dogs. She still "walks" on all fours and snarls at strangers. A small boy from Fiji pecks for food on the ground because that's what he learned from his foster "parents," a flock of chickens. Will they feel like empty nesters when he leaves home?
First up, Ochota examines a 1922 report of a boy raised by monkeys in equatorial Africa. Next week, it's the tale of the "Dog Girl of Ukraine."
---It says something about Friday prime time that tonight's most important "event" is the interview that won't happen. Actress Lindsay Lohan was scheduled to sit down with Barbara Walters on "20/20" (10 p.m., ABC) to promote her Nov. 25 Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick," in which Lohan impersonates the late Elizabeth Taylor. At the last minute, Lohan, who has just hired new publicists, decided to bail on "20/20" and instead do a "To night Show" interview next Tuesday.
It's not clear what will emerge as the takeaway theme from this throwaway story: Lohan's insult to Walters? Or Jay Leno's emergence as the go-to toothless cream puff for trouble-free interviews?
It's curious that Lohan should be promoting a Liz Taylor biopic while the young star still appears to be in her own private "Valley of the Dolls."
---If Lindsay Lohan needs a wake-up call about the grim fate of the formerly famous who trade real talent for tabloid notoriety, she should look no further than "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" (10 p.m., CBS). Scheduled performers include Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans.
---The Rolling Stones, the Beatles' first U.K. single, James Bond movies, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia" (8 p.m., TCM) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. To put that in sobering perspective, we are as far removed in time from these milestones as they were from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
---Cinnabon's CEO does a human product placement on "Un dercover Boss" (8 p.m., CBS).
---Reputations are on the line in Pittsburgh Steeler country on "Kitchen Nightmares" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---A winner emerges on "Amer ica's Next Top Model" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---A patient coughs up worms on "Monsters Inside Me" (8 p.m., Animal Planet).
---A rap artist proposes to record a very different version of one of Reba's old numbers on "Malibu Country" (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Adalind returns, and she's not happy, on "Grimm" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---"Ghost Adventures" (9 p.m., Travel, TV-PG) tours the former home of poet Robinson Jeffers.
---The SATs can be murder on "CSI: NY" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---A team member goes rogue on "Fringe" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
---Duke comes to a grim con-
clusion while researching Crocker family history on "Haven" (10 p.m., Syfy).
A woman's tumor appears to be the reincarnation of an ancient Indian shaman in the 1978 shocker "The Manitou" (2 a.m., TCM), starring Tony Curtis and Stella
---Good grief on "Go On" (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).
---Vanessa defies Mike to help a neighbor on "Last Man Standing" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Diaper-changing dads on "Guys With Kids" (8:30 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).
---Music star John Rich makes a cameo appearance on "Shark Tank" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
---Hayden Panettiere, Brad Wollack, Ingrid Haas and Ross Mathews appear on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!, r).
---Dr. Phil McGraw and Divine Fits appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Chris Matthews and the Mowgli's on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Helen Mirren, Carson Daly, Reggie Fils-Aime and Miguel are on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts James Spader and Cynthia Littleton on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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