The CW's Sunday night lineup (developed by Media Rights Capital) was announced a couple of weeks ago. It includes In Harm's Way, a reality show about people doing dangerous jobs; Surviving Suburbia, a comedy about a family and their new numbers, executive produced by Kevin Abbott, last seen as a consulting producer for My Name Is Earl; Valentine Inc., a drama about a dating agency, executive produced by Kevin Murphy, who was co-executive producer of Desperate Housewives and consulting producer of Reaper; and Easy Money, a drama about a family of loan sharks, executive produced by newcomer Andy Schneider and Diane Frolov, supervising producer of The Sopranos.
THIS WEEK IN BROADCAST TV On Monday, ABC and NBC have the only new episodes. ABC has The Bachelorette and The Mole, NBC has American Gladiators and the premiere of Nashville Star. CBS is strangely showing an episode of TBS' The Bill Engvall Show. From what I understand, it's an agreement between CBS and TBS, wherein CBS shows the episode and then TBS airs promos for CBS' fall lineup.
On Tuesday, ABC has Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night, NBA Countdown and NBA Finals Game 3. FOX has new episodes of The Moment of Truth and Hell's Kitchen. And NBC has the season finale of Most Outrageous Moments.
On Wednesday, ABC has the series finale of Men In Trees, The CW has a new Farmer Wants A Wife, FOX has So You Think You Can Dance?, MyNetwork has Under One Roof and a special presentation of Dad's Funniest Moments ("the most hilarious dad moments caught on tape"; hosted by Lauren Mackenzie and Erik Estrada), and NBC has Deal or No Deal and the premiere of Celebrity Circus.
On Thursday, ABC once again has Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night, NBA Countdown and NBA Finals Game 4. CBS has a special Thursday episode of Million Dollar Password (featuring Betty White and Susie Essman) along with week 2 of Swingtown. If you haven't seen Swingtown and you want to, you better hurry up. The Parents Television Council (remember them?) is trying to get local affiliates to preempt the show. On FOX, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? returns for the summer, bumping So You Think You Can Dance? to 9:00 pm Eastern. NBC has Last Comic Standing and Fear Itself. MyNetwork airs A Low Down Dirty Shame, where you can remember the days when Keenan Ivory Wayans wrote movies for himself rather than for his brothers.
On Friday, you can choose from new episodes of 20/20, Dateline NBC, and WWE Smackdown, or watch Hollywood Homicide on FOX.
Saturday brings us the US Open Championship on NBC, new episodes of Cops and America's Most Wanted on FOX, Monsters Inc. on ABC, The Notebook on CBS, and Bounce on MyNetwork.
On Sunday, there's the final day of the US Open Championship on NBC followed by Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers, NBA Finals Game 5 (if necessary) along with the normal pre-game festivities on ABC, and on CBS there's the 62nd annual Tony Awards.
In the spirit of praising the little things that have ended up making these recent episodes... Cartman making Butters flinch with the backhand had me laughing for the rest of the episode. And trying to laugh while you have a cold is pretty rough.