The Ten Commandments (ABC, 7-11:38 p.m.): Among the special TV presentations on Easter is Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 dramatization of Moses' life. Charlton Heston stars in this Biblical tale of the deliverance of the Israelites (including the parting of the Red Sea) and the writing of the holy tablets. The film won an Oscar for special effects.

Another epic on the Old Testament figure premieres tonight on cable: Moses (TNT, 8-10 p.m.), directed by Roger Young. This version stars Ben Kingsley, who adds a human dimension to Moses by playing up the hesitation and shyness the leader experienced. The epic - which is the fourth Old Testament film produced by TNT - concludes Monday at 8 p.m.

Rodgers & Hammerstein: the Sound of Movies (A&E, 8-10 p.m.): Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated on some of the most memorable musicals to date - "Oklahoma!," "Carousel," "South Pacific," "The King and I," and "The Sound of Music" among them. This retrospective, which incorporates rare, behind-the-scenes footage, traces how their stage classics were turned into movie blockbusters.


Profit (FOX, 8-10 p.m.): Jim Profit is perhaps the most ruthless businessman to grace the corporate scene: He's suave and charming on the surface, but underneath lurks an unstoppable drive for success marked by deception and greed. This new serial drama, starring Adrian Pasdar, can be approached in much the same way as "Melrose Place": The dark plot twists and spins become simply outrageous, and one can't take this show very seriously.

BreakThrough: the Changing Face of Science in America (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): This six-part series, which continues the next two Mondays, profiles 20 contemporary African-American, Latino, and native-American scientists and engineers. Each has made key contributions in such fields as biology, astronomy, physics, and mathematics.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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