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Sunday June 29, 2008 9:24 pm

This Week on TV (6/30-7/6)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (6/30)
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “Four amateur athletes who successfully lost weight are featured.” That’s exactly the way Wolf likes them: nice and skinny.
  • The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (ABC, 9pm):  “Fifteen of DeAnna’s suitors dish with - and about - the Bachelorette who let them get away.” Thankfully, this version is not the one we would get on MTV.
  • 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (VH1, 9pm): Those helping to celebrate Mandela’s life outside bars include performers who should be behind them (e.g. ).
  • Verminators (Discovery, 10pm):  “The source of a roach infestation at an apartment building shocks Mike.” There’s a reason why they say ignorance is bliss.
  • Celebrity Family Feud (NBC, 8pm):  “Kathie Lee Gifford battles against Dog the Bounty Hunter.” One family includes an adulterer, the other a racist. Quality family fare indeed.
  • Hell’s Kitchen (FOX, 9pm):  “The two finalists visit Gordon Ramsay’s New York City restaurant where they must prepare their signature dishes - to be judged by executive chefs of Ramsay’s restaurants around the world.” I’ve been wondering when Petrozza would recreate his famous hen in a pumpkin dish.
  • I Love Money: Meet the All Stars (VH1, 9pm):  “A look at the I Love Money contestants, each of whom was a participant on Rock of Love, Flavor of Love or I Love New York.” This is VH1’s attempt to may outsleaze MTV’s Real World/Road Rules challenges.
  • Primetime: The Outsiders (ABC, 10pm):  “A report on capuchin monkeys that are raised by families as surrogate children, wearing clothes and pushed around in baby carriages.” Look for Paris Hilton to be adopting this latest trend in your next issue of Us Weekly.


  • The Baby Borrowers (NBC, 9pm):  “Two of the girls decide to become working moms.” Sometimes, it’s nice just to get out of the house.
  • Clean House (E! Style, 9pm):  “Niecy Nash searches for the messiest home in the country, and after finding it she helps the owners clean it up so they can improve their chances of becoming foster parents.” Apparently those with only so-so messes shouldn’t be allowed to raise children.
  • MonsterQuest (History, 9pm):  “Reports of massive rats, some the size of cats, are investigated.” (Please refer to my earlier comment about ignorance.)
  • Shear Genius (Bravo, 10pm):  “The contestants must style the tresses of the demanding domestic divas from .” Uhh, which ‘domestic’ divas could they possibly be referring to?


  • How Do I Look? (E! Style, 8pm):  “Finola gives fashion advice to a woman accused of wearing clothes that make her look like she’s playing dress up with children.” Sounds like we should be calling in the authorities, not a fashion expert.
  • Hopkins (ABC, 10pm):  “A second-year ER physician mulls a colleague’s advice about getting married.” I hope Johns Hopkins has a better track record with marriages than Seattle Grace.
  • Swingtown (CBS, 10pm):  “Susan attends a fundraiser at the Decker’s house to benefit an actor who is in legal trouble.” If only had friends like these.
  • Samantha Brown: Passport to Great Weekends (Travel, 10:30):  “While in Miami, Samantha and two friends have a girls’ weekend in the South Beach section.” I hate when perky people snag my dream jobs.


FRIDAY (7/4)
  • Daddy Day Care (FOX, 8pm):  “Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin play out-of-work advertising executives who decide to get into the tyke-sitting business.” I never thought Day Care would look appealing until I saw the trailer for Meet Dave.
  • Dance Machine (ABC, 8pm):  “Contestants include an Air Force engineer, a health specialist from California, a Detroit teacher, a New Jersey makeup artist, a Pittsburgh car salesman and a Virginia sales rep.” Disclosing your profession can help earn sympathy votes.
  • Meerkat Manor (Animal Planet, 9pm):  “Zorro takes a group of Whiskers boys off roving at the Commandos, where little Karim gets lucky.” Yes, even meerkats need to catch a little tail.


SUNDAY (7/6)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA, 9pm):  “An exclusive preschool with a long waiting list is at the center of an investigation into the murders of three parents.” Children - can you spell DOA?
  • Bridezillas (WE, 9pm):  “A typo on invitations leads a bride to demand money from her sister.” Witch was accidentally spelled with a ‘B’.
  • Next Food Network Star (Food Network, 10pm):  “Contestants are paired with Girl Scouts, for whom they must create healthy, tasty meals.” Looks like someone’s got to work off all that cookie weight.
  • The Singing Office (TLC, 10pm):  “Joey Fatone sees who has pipes among the staff at a hotel.” If he’s looking to put his boy band back together, I hear ‘s a great place to find your next lead singer.



I think I will catch Hell’s Kitchen for sure this week! It’s one of my favorite reality shows ever. There are some great shows this week though…

Are there any shows that you think will be a must-see this week?


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