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Originally published Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:32 AM

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Friday TV Picks: Animal Planet's new 'North Woods Law'

TV Picks for Friday, March 23, 2012, include the new Maine-set reality show "North Woods Law" on Animal Planet; "Shark Tank" on ABC; and "Who Do You Think You Are?" on NBC.

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'North Woods Law'

A sort of "Cops" set in the Pine Tree State, this reality show follows members of Maine's game-warden service during hunting season. The premiere episode featured late-night poacher tracking, a bear loose in suburban Portland and the search (with the service's K-9 unit) for hunters lost in the woods. It's not a bad way to spend a Friday night. 9 p.m. Friday on Animal Planet (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Friday

"NCAA Basketball Tournament," 6:30 p.m. (CBS): Regional semifinal. From Atlanta (Live).

"Jane Eyre" (1944), 7 p.m. (TCM): Charlotte Bronte's gothic heroine loves her moody employer, who keeps a dark secret hidden from her.

"Shark Tank," 8 p.m. (ABC): Beer-infused ice cream; prepackaged meals for pets; safety wear for motorcycle enthusiasts; a clothing business that allows people to digitally add images to any garment; a follow-up with the creators of Ride On Carry On luggage.

"Who Do You Think You Are?," 8 p.m. (NBC): As actress Helen Hunt looks into her paternal family history, she uncovers missing information about her ancestors.

"Supernatural," 9 p.m. (CW): Driven to the breaking point by Lucifer, Sam ends up in a mental hospital; Dean's plea for help leads him to a healer with the face of an old friend.

"In Plain Sight," 10 p.m. (USA): Mary juggles WITSEC and child-care duties when a hoarder witnesses a violent murder.

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