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Picks and Pans Review: Beyond Suspicion

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NBC (Mon., Nov. 22, 9 p.m. ET)

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Genial St. Louis dentist by day, proud papa in the evening, incredible lover to his wife at night. The character Corbin Bernsen plays is all these things. Of course, this being Sweeps month, he’s also got a remarkably nefarious secret life.

Late in the game, Bernsen’s wife (Markie Post) discovers that things are terribly amiss. She cooperates with a federal agent (Kelsey Crammer) to take down her murdering mate.

This real-life suspense film, which carries a violence warning, holds one’s attention. Bernsen’s mother, a storefront palm reader, is played by his actual mom, Jeanne Cooper. And his partner-in-crime is played by Patrick Swayze’s brother Don.