I have a bit of a dilemma tonight. There are several new summer series that have premieres tonight and most of them are fine and will just become objects of my scorn as the weeks wear on and I have to face the grim fate of writing about shows no one cares about AGAIN some more. However, that’s my job description, not the problem; the problem is that one of these shows stars a woman whose name has been banned from the site. So, the question is do I bother to get a dispensation to discuss that show specifically or simply dance around it and for now, it amuses me to dance around it. the woman is famous for a “leaked” sex tape from a few years ago, her name doesn’t start with K, and this is (at my count) her third go at a reality series. Neither of the other two are on the air anymore. This is the last time you’ll see that title in it’s correct form. Here’s your Wednesday night TV:
8:00pm: “Ghost Hunters” on SyFy
“2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1” on NBC
“American Masters: Maestro James Levine: 40 Year at the Met” on PBS
“So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox
9:00pm: “American Pickers” on History
“Franklin and Bash” on TNT. Series premiere. I’ll admit, I’m gonna give this a shot. The commercials seem amusing even though I have a philosophical objection to another new show about lawyers.
“Haunted Collector” on SyFy Series premiere.
“Inside NASCAR” on Showtime
“Man vs. Food Nation” on Travel. Series premiere.
“Mystery Diagnosis” on OWN
“Mythbusters” on Discovery. They’re testing whether or not you can dodge bullets this week but I haven’t seen Boris the Blade in any of the commercials so obviously they’re not testing it THAT rigorously.
“Great Performances at the Met: Nixon in China” on PBS
“Ultimate Fighter” on SpikeTV
9:30pm: “Extreme Couponing” on TLC
“Man vs. Food Nation” on Travel
10:00pm: “Deception with Keith Barry” on Discovery
“Hollywood Treasure” on SyFy. First season summer premiere.
“Men of a Certain Age” on TNT. Second season summer premiere.
“Pawn Star$” on History
“The Real World” on MTV. 25th season finale.
“Sand Masters” on Travel. Series Premiere. This is about people who make those big sand sculptures on beaches. Because we were all clamoring for that?
“South Park” on Comedy Central
“Top Chef Masters” on Bravo
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on TBS
“The World According to Paris” on Oxygen. Series premiere.
10:30pm: “Hollywood Treasure” on SyFy
“Sand Masters” on Travel
“Workaholics” on Comedy Central
Late Night Listings
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring David Beckham and Shohreh Aghdashloo
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Bill Moyers
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Robert Kennedy Jr.
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ross Mathews, Loni Love, and Jeff Wild
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