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Suchet to Hang Up Spats as "Poirot"

While one detective announced he'd be back for another round of mysteries, another has vowed to retire for good.

According to Digital Spy, David Suchet--who has played Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot for nearly twenty years--has announced that the upcoming Appointment with Death will in fact be his last outing with as the fastidiously mustachioed gumshoe.

"After filming Appointment With Death in Jordan, I'm going to end it there," Suchet is quoted. "I'm told it's quite warm in Jordan, so I'll be very hot in all my padding. But I've decided that I will hang up my spats when I finish that story."

Sexagenarian Suchet has appeared in more than 60 (no, that's no typo) feature-length television movies as Poirot since 1989. His portrayal of the finicky Art Deco-era detective will be missed.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Big Brother 9 (CBS); Deal or No Deal (NBC); America's Next Top Model (CW); Wife Swap (ABC); American Idol (FOX; 8-10 pm)

9 pm: Criminal Minds (CBS);
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC); Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious (CW); Supernanny (ABC)

10 pm: CSI: New York (CBS); Law & Order (NBC); Cashmere Mafia (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: America's Next Top Model.

Cycle 1o begins tonight with a brand-new episode ("Welcome to Top Model Prep"), in which 35 aspiring models enter a modeling prep school were they are quickly culled down to fourteen finalists after being instructed by the Jays in runway walking and posing.

10 pm: Project Runway on Bravo.

On tonight's episode ("Reunion"), it's time for the pre-finale reunion special as Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum gather together the designers from Project Runway's fourth season for a little look back at the season's highs and lows. Just what has Jack been up to since he withdrew from the competition? Why was Ricky always crying all the damn time? Answers are on the way.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I can't believe he's been in 60 Poirot movies! That is impressive.

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