On TV this week, July 19-23

On TV this week

MONDAY

The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 8 p.m., ABC Family Ben visits Amy in New York. How they can afford to do anything fun is a mystery.

Lucky, 9 p.m., HBO This documentary explores what happens to people who win the lottery, both good and bad. Obviously they've never seen TLC's The Lottery Changed My Life.

SEASON FINALE True Beauty, 10 p.m., ABC The most beautiful thing about tonight's episode? The season is finally over.

TUESDAY

Warehouse 13, 9 p.m., SyFy This episode has it all: cowboys, gladiators, sci-fi robots, beach-storming Marines and the guy who invented television. That's him, rolling over in his grave.

Kissteria, 10 p.m., A&E The members of the glam band allow cameras to record their every move on tour. Funny, we never pegged these guys as being starved for attention.

SERIES PREMIERE If You Really Knew Me, 11 p.m., MTV High schoolers challenge each other's popularity (or lack of it) in MTV's latest excuse for why they don't show videos.

WEDNESDAY

Top Chef, 9 p.m., Bravo For the record, we're really not liking Angelo. It shouldn't be too hard for the others to make a cold dish for him, either.

The Choir, 10 p.m., BBC America A bunch of the kids threaten to walk out under pressure. It's a pretty good preview to what the rest of their lives will be like after this show.

SERIES PREMIERE Intersections, 10 p.m., Speed Comparisons between two very different speed machines and the people who operate them. First up: NHRA racer Tony Schumacher's 8,000-horsepower dragster vs. U.S. Navy Lt. Aaron Ochalek's F/A-18 fighter jet.

THURSDAY

Rookie Blue, 9 p.m., ABC Is anyone else noticing this show is just Grey's Anatomy with guns? Maybe these guys were on the woefully inept SWAT team that responded to that shooter in last season's finale.

Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA Burt Reynolds shows up to chew some scenery as a CIA agent who is supposed to be a foil to Jeffrey Donovan's Westen. The moral: Don't be like Burt Reynolds.

Manson: The Notorious Crime and Trial, 10 p.m., A&E Former CBS News reporter Bill Kurtis recounts the trial of Charles Manson and his gang at the L.A. Hall of Justice 40 years ago, when reality TV was barely a sparkle in CBS' eye.

FRIDAY

Eureka, 9 p.m., SyFy Wil Wheaton shows up as a hostile doctor who seems to be spreading a rage virus. Hey, it's been a long time since Wesley got steady work.

Flashpoint, 10 p.m., CBS A man fights back against drug dealers who vandalize his favorite bar, causing Parker and the gang to question his motives. Of course they would; he's cutting in on the team's action.

MINISERIES PREMIERE The Pillars of the Earth, 10 p.m., Starz An eight-part series set in the 12th century, where King Henry's daughter and nephew battle for succession to the throne. This is based on Ken Follett's book, for those of you who actually read.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, July 19-23 07/16/10 [Last modified: Sunday, July 18, 2010 7:35pm]

    

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