SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
"ALIENS IN AMERICA" � (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET)
"Purple Heart" (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
BROKEN HEARTS AND CIGARETTES / FRED SAVAGE ("THE WONDER YEARS") DIRECTS � Stressed out over midterms, Raja (Adhir Kalyan) horrifies the Tolchuck family when he casually begins smoking. When he explains that it is common practice in Pakistan for people of all ages to smoke, Gary (Scott Patterson) and Franny (Amy Pietz) tell him they both struggled to quit and smoking is forbidden in their home. However, without letting each other know, both Gary and Franny begin sneaking cigarettes with Raja in the garage. Meanwhile, Justin (Dan Byrd) witnesses Claire's (Lindsey Shaw) heartbreak when her boyfriend Jeffrey (guest star Nathan Mitchell) breaks up with her. When Justin's attempt to cheer Claire up is misunderstood by her friends, she is embarrassed and mocks Justin in front of their classmates. Angry and hurt, Justin decides to disown his sister, and Claire is surprised by how much she wants to win back his trust. Fred Savage directed the episode written by Rob Ulin (#108).