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On TV this week, July 18-22

Lisa Kudrow gives Rashida Jones and Dan Bucatinsky awful advice on Web Therapy. She must be the one who told HBO to cancel The Comeback.


Lisa Kudrow gives Rashida Jones and Dan Bucatinsky awful advice on Web Therapy. She must be the one who told HBO to cancel The Comeback.

On TV this week


SEASON PREMIERE Giuliana & Bill, 8 p.m., Style The Rancics are going to be living together this season, which is sure to be the fastest way to signify the end. Of the marriage, not the show.

SEASON PREMIERE Hell's Kitchen, 8 p.m., Fox Gordon Ramsay is back to terrorize more cooks. Because THEY'RE NOT F---ING GOOD ENOUGH TO DESERVE TO BE CALLED F---ING CHEFS YET, THAT'S WHY!

Mann V. Ford, 9 p.m., HBO The uplifting story of how Ford Motor Co. and the EPA were able to delay justice to the Ramapo Mountain Indian tribe for 30 years after dumping toxic waste on their land. Yes, the Indians won, but it's all in your point of view.

Harry's Law, 10 p.m., NBC The network renewed this Kathy Bates vehicle about a hotshot lawyer who goes from the big time to working the neighborhood, so get in at the ground level by watching the pilot again.


It's Worth What?, 8 p.m., NBC Cedric the Entertainer guides pairs of contestants through a collection of objects and antiques, then makes them guess the price in this combo of Antiques Roadshow and The Price Is Right. Next item up for bids: Cedric the Entertainer's career.

101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, 9 p.m., ABC This episode is noteworthy mainly because it apes Indiana Jones movies while ejecting losers. Beware, Cedric the Entertainer.

Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery The captain of the Wizard flips out and assaults someone. Or is that batters someone? We don't know how they classify that charge in Alaska.

SERIES PREMIERE Web Therapy, 11 p.m,, Showtime Lisa Kudrow plays a horrible therapist in this TV port of the Internet show. Between this and Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses, the old Friends crew is finding that playing a jerk is lucrative.


SEASON PREMIERE Storage Wars, 10 p.m., A&E Still combing through people's junk to find stuff actually worth something. That is, they're still profiting off the folks from Hoarders.

SEASON PREMIERE Deadliest Warrior, 10 p.m., SpikeTV This show is getting kinda light on the criteria for comparison. Tonight, they try to figure out who would win between George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. That's easy: Abraham Lincoln.

SERIES PREMIERE South Beach Tow, 10 p.m., TruTV Tow trucks on South Beach and the people who run them. Why, is parking a problem on South Beach?

Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief, 10 p.m., ABC Terry Moran examines people who are crazy enough to say they have been possessed by demons and discusses the people who were dumb enough to believe them.


Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA In a plot that sounds like it's straight out of The A-Team, the gang helps a client who is a former Army sniper out for revenge against the people who put his sister in the hospital. He may want to talk to Michael about that.

Rookie Blue, 10 p.m., ABC Winding up trapped in a meth house is still better than another season of Brothers & Sisters, ABC decides.

Extreme Chef, 10 p.m., Food The chefs have to cook in an ice house, using ice slides and chiseling ingredients out of blocks of — you guessed it — ice. This sounds like one cool episode. Oh, man, sorry about that one.

Love Bites, 10 p.m., NBC A bedbug infestation gives this show's title completely new meaning.


Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet The Steve Irwin locates the Nisshin Maru, but a tired crew makes the pursuit hard to maintain. Meanwhile the Bob Barker must place a satellite tracker on the refueling ship in dead of night. Man, this sounds better than that awful Battleship movie that's coming out.

Swamp Loggers, 10 p.m., Discovery Rain ruins the roads out to the site, giving us a momentary pause with which to wonder whether all this logging is worth cutting down trees to make more brochures for the local real-estate office.

Torchwood: Miracle Day, 10 p.m., Starz Mekhi Phifer gets really angry when he realizes Starz isn't covered under his Basic Plus cable service and desperately tries to find a way to see this show, because it sounds pretty exciting.

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this week, July 18-22 07/17/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 17, 2011 4:30am]
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