As we go deeper into August we hit a time of year that causes mixed emotions for me because of my deep and shameful love of new school supplies. This has carried over from the time I was a child and would dread actually going back to school but be overjoyed at getting new sets of pens, pencils, binders, notebooks, and a backpack. And each year I bought all that stuff fully believing that it would CHANGE me and that was the year I’d get to be all organized and on top of thing and it never actually happened but for some reason I never stopped believing. And this time of year never fails to make me want to go out, buy a bunch of new composition books for some reason (they come in nifty new patterns now! I’m so jealous we didn’t have those when I was little) and really straighten up my life/stop organizing via the pile method/get on a normal sleep schedule. I still think this, but I’m able to realize the ridiculousness earlier and buy a set of multi-colored sharpies just because I like them, not because they’re a keystone in my new organizational system that also involves one of those giant calenders, a wipe board, and color coordinated post-its. Anyway, here’s your TV:
7:00pm: “60 Minutes” on CBS
“Madden NFL 2010 Pigskin Pro-Am” on NBC
8:00pm: “The Uprising” on Animal Planet. Two hour special presentation.
“Big Brother” on CBS
“Food Network Challenge: Dora the Explorer Cakes” on Food Network. What’s the point of this? Anyone young enough to want a Dora the Explorer cake doesn’t really have the insight into cakes to appreciate a professionally designed and made Dora the Explorer cake versus from one bought at Baskin Robbins. Actually, they’d probably just notice that one had ice cream and one didn’t, and they’d prefer the one with ice cream.
“Sunday Night Football: Preseason” on NBC. Special Presentation. It’s Bengals vs. Cowboys in Ohio.
“Wild Child” on ABC Family. Original Telefilm.
9:00pm: “Bridezillas” on WE
“Drop Dead Diva” on Lifetime
“Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC. Second season premiere.
“Ice Road Truckers” on History
“The Next Food Network Star” on Food Network
“Leverage” on TNT
“Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” on VH1. I like it that Ochocinco’s dating show is competing, television wise, with his actual job. Somehow I doubt there’s many people having to choose what to watch, as I don’t think many football fans are watching this show and that most people who like this show are football fans. I could be wrong, though, and there’s one person out there facing a gut wrenching decision that should be made easier by knowing that VH1 reruns everything into the ground.
“Rubicon” on AMC. Time slot premiere.
“Scoundrels” on ABC
“True Blood” on HBO
10:00pm: “Army Wives” on Lifetime
“Baby Beauty Queens” on BBCA. Special presentation. Do they have these in Britain? I though it was a purely American problem.
“The Gates” on ABC
“The Glades” on A&E
“Hung” on HBO
“Iron Chef America” on Food Network
“Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” on E!
“Las Vegas Jailhouse” on TruTV
“Mad Men” on AMC
“My Boys” on TBS
“The Real L Word” on Showtime
“World’s Tallest Man: Still Growing” on TLC. One hour special presentation
“The TO Show” on VH1. Another Bengals player whose show is competing with their game. Weird.
“Top Shot” on History
10:30pm: “Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim. First season finale.
“Entourage” on HBO
“The Girls Next Door: The Bunny House” on E! Special presentation.
“The TO Show” on VH1. New episode at a special time.
“Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey” on Comedy Central. First season finale.
11:30pm: “The Boondocks” on Adult Swim
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