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Sunday July 4, 2010 7:58 pm

This Week on TV (7/5-7/11)


MONDAY (7/5)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “Ali questions some of the bachelors’ sincerity. Indeed, two of them seem to be as focused on each other as they are on her.” Well, they did they say they came there looking for love.
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Amy runs into Bristol Palin in her dorm, and soon she realizes the music program is for teen moms.” Palin clearly wasn’t accepted into the program for her actual talent.
  • Incredible to Edible (TLC, 10pm):  “A couple think they can cook, but their inedible boiled fish and microwaved eggs prove otherwise.” Oh, hold up - you can microwave eggs?
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 10pm):  “The Hayes family grows again when Betty and Eric promise the kids a puppy.” Jon Gosselin was able to get a small bonus for referring the breeder to them.
  • Rescue Me (FX, 10pm):  “Tommy decides to turn over a new leaf. ‘I am quitting drinking,’ he announces to the guys (to gales of laughter).” , meanwhile, sat quietly in the corner and nodded approvingly.
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo, 10pm):  Kathy focuses on increasing her income by reaching out to financial maven Suze Orman and tapping into the escalating popularity of her mother, Maggie.” “Milking your parents” is a lesson Orman will address for “Oprah’s Debt Diet.”


  • Top Chef (Bravo, 9pm):  “The food fighters must whip up baby food for host ‘s newborn infant.” As part of her Bravo contract, Padma will also get Rachel Zoe’s styling services for her daughter.
  • Dinner: Impossible (Food, 10pm):  “Robert heads to Clearwater, Fla., home of the Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp, and prepares a meal for 200 baseball players using major and minor league ingredients.” He wasn’t sure what to think when they asked for spit cups.
  • The Real World (MTV, 10pm):  “The roommates celebrate Mardi Gras and a feud heats up between Ryan and Preston.” You have to expect volatile moments when New Orleans hand grenades are involved.


  • Big Brother 12 (CBS, 8pm):  Season premiere. “In the opener, the houseguests are introduced and enter the compound for the first time, and viewers learn that one of them is acting as a saboteur whose sole mission is to wreak havoc in the house.” Note: This synopsis should not be confused with the aforementioned .
  • River Monsters (Discovery, 9pm):  “Jeremy fishes the precarious Congo River, where a spirit is alleged to entice fisherman from their boats to their demise.” The spirit of Captain Morgan has been blamed for many failures.
  • Raising Sextuplets (We, 10pm):  “The Masches pack up in just two days to move out of their home and into Jenny’s parents’ place. Meanwhile, Jenny’s work commute balloons to four hours each way.” Eight extra hours a day without a husband or six kids? Worth it.


FRIDAY (7/9)
  • Whale Wars (Animal, 9pm):  “The Sea Shepherds finally locate the Nisshin Maru, the whale factory ship they have spent a month hunting.” Google Maps had them pointed in the wrong direction.
  • Crossroads (CMT, 9pm):  “Kenny Chesney and the Steve Miller Band perform each other’s songs together, find musical common ground and discuss their music.” One sings ‘Take the Money and Run’ while the other married Renee Zellweger…than ran.
  • Flashpoint (CBS, 10pm):  “The team must contain a riot at a maximum-security prison, but they soon suspect it’s a cover for a planned prison break.” Thankfully, this won’t be dragged out over four seasons.


SUNDAY (7/11)
  • Jonas L.A. (Disney, 9pm):  “Joe arrives late on the set for his first day working on a movie, and the director isn’t pleased.” Joe said he didn’t expect his phone call to take 27 seconds.
  • Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Kate decides to buy chickens that will provide daily organic eggs for the family.” From this point on, all residents will actually contribute somehow to the family.
  • Entourage (HBO, 10:30pm):  “Ari is uncharacteristically nervous before a big meeting with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other NFL executives.” No one wants to pull a Tony Romo and drop the ball during a big event.



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