April 17, 2006 12:00 PM

Robert Ludlum’s Covert One: The Hades Factor (CBS, April 9, 9 p.m. ET) Part 1 of a four-hour thriller about a team trying to stop a killer virus. With Stephen Dorff and Mira Sorvino.

Avenger (TNT, April 9, 8 p.m. ET) If you prefer Frederick Forsyth to Robert Ludlum, there’s this thriller, starring manly Sam Elliott.

Black. White. (FX, April 12, 10 p.m. ET) Finale of the prickly, provocative reality show about two families experimenting with race.

Commander in Chief (ABC, April 13, 10:01 p.m. ET) Golden Globe winner Geena Davis returns to the White House from hiatus.

The Boy in the Bubble (PBS, April 10, check local listings) American Experience documentary about David Vetter, the immunologically vulnerable boy who lived his 12 years in a plastic chamber.

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