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TLC Is Creepy

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 27, 2010 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 27, 2010 |

Here in Maryland we’re experiencing the sort of unrelentingly hot, breathless summer weather that makes it basically unbearable to be outside unless you’ve got a pool handy to jump into every hour. Every day there are calls for thunder storms which would help with the heat, but it’s been over a week now and we have yet to see any actual rain. The dogs are miserable, the cats are miserable, and all us people are feeling lazy and damp. Bleh. Here’s your Sunday night TV:

7:00 p.m.: “60 Minutes” on CBS.

“Dateline NBC” on NBC.

“Sons of Tucson” on Fox. New time slot.

8:00 p.m.: “BET Special: BET Awards ‘10” on BET. 180-minute special presentation.

9:00 p.m.: “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” on VH1. First season finale.

“CBS Special: The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” on CBS. Two hour special presentation.

“Drop Dead Diva” on Lifetime.

“Ice Road Truckers” on History Channel.

“Leverage” on TNT.

“Masterpiece!: Miss Marple, Series V: Blue Geranium” on PBS.

“The Next Food Network Star” on Food Network. I’ve watched this because my sister wanted to a couple times and it’s modeled EXACTLY like “Top Chef.” Although according to some quick internet research, “Top Chef” started a year after “The Next Food Network Star,” so I guess it’s really the other way around. The Food Network people must’ve been pissed about that.

“Scoundrels” on ABC.

“TBS Special: Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special” on TBS. One hour special presentation.

“TLC Special: Out of Control Drivers 1” on TLC. One hour special presentation. Now TLC is stepping on Spike TV’s toes. TLC is like that friend you had in middle/high school who didn’t really have much of a personality of their own yet, so they just attached themselves, lamprey-like, to whatever it is you liked at the time. Then started dressing like you. Then you kind of distanced yourself from them cause that was sort of creepy and less than a month later they’d constructed a whole new identity based on whatever new friend they’d made. I’m hoping TLC grows through it just like that kid usually did. That or they’ll just keep Single White Female-ing other networks until they cross the line somehow and get sent to the cable equivalent of prison.

“True Blood” on HBO.

10:00 p.m.: “Army Wives” on Lifetime.

“The Gates” on ABC.

“Hung” on HBO. Second season premiere.

“Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” on E!

“Leverage” on TNT.

“The Real L Word” on Showtime.

“TBS Special: Conan’s Writers Live (Working Title)” on TBS. One hour special presentation.

“TLC Special: Out of Control Drivers 2” on TLC.

“Top Shot” on History Channel.

10:30 p.m.: “Entourage” on HBO. Seventh season premiere. This is still a thing? OK.

“Holly’s World” on E!

11:30 p.m.: “The Boondocks” on Adult Swim.

12:00 a.m.:”Squidbillies” on Adult Swim. I’m pretty sure this is the most absurd show on TV, but let me know if I’m wrong.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.