THIS WEEK IN TV Monday- A new Dating In The Dark on ABC; the finale of Great American Road Trip and a new Dateline NBC on NBC.
Tuesday-ABC has Shaq Vs. (with Shaq vs. Misty and Kerri. That sounds like Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, gold medalists in beach volleyball in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics) along with Primetime: Outsiders; CBS has a new Big Brother; New episodes of Hell's Kitchen and More To Love on FOX; and a two-hour America's Got Talent on NBC.
Wednesday-ABC has new episodes of Wipeout, the premiere of Crash Course, and a new Primetime: Crime. Crash Course is hosted by Orlando Jones (who I best remember as the Mad TV / Make Seven Up Yours guy) and Dan Cortese. I've watched the video on Youtube, and I guess it's The Amazing Race meets the life of a stunt driver. NBC also has new episodes of America's Got Talent.
Thursday-Big Brother on CBS; Yet another NFL Preseason Football game on FOX, with Miami @ Tampa Bay.
Friday-a new 20/20 on ABC; CBS also gets into the NFL Preseason Football ratings bonanza, with New England @ Washington; a two-hour Dateline NBC on NBC.
Saturday-ABC has the movie Flightplan (The W at Amazon), in case you missed it when it aired in March, along with Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night Of Stars (this is a rerun of the special that aired before the Emmy Awards last year); CBS has more NFL Preseason Football, with San Diego @ Atlanta. That's a strange pairing. Normally teams will play the closest teams that are in the other conference from them (San Diego's other preseason games are against Arizona, Seattle, and San Francisco). I guess that's the problem though. The next closest NFC teams to San Diego are Dallas and Minnesota, and they've thrown the pattern off by scheduling their last preseason game against each other. That reminds me. If you were starting a new league with new teams in the NFL cities, wouldn't you put the Cowboys in the west, the Rams in the north, and Detroit in the East? NBC has The 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania which is obviously an inaccurate title, as the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania doesn't happen until Wrestlemania XXVI.
Sunday-New episodes of Shark Tank and Defying Gravity on ABC; 60 Minutes, Big Brother, and There Goes The Neighborhood are new on CBS; The CW actually has new programming in the form of the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Vanessa Williams. And NBC wants to know what all the hype is with NFL Preseason Football, as they air Chicago @ Denver. Intrigue! This is preceded by a new Dateline NBC.
The Globe & Mail, amongst other newspapers, reported today and yesterday that Cineplex Galaxy LP, owners and operators of Cineplex Odeon & Galaxy Theatres throughout Canada, have purchased Famous Players from Viacom for a cool $500 million.