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On TV this week, June 7-11

On TV this week


Lie to Me, 8 p.m., Fox Want more Tim Roth? It's your lucky day: Fox just renewed this show for another season.

SEASON PREMIERE Last Comic Standing, 8 p.m., NBC Craig Robinson is the new host of this show, which tries to pick the least unfunny comedian out of a group of stand-uppers who can't cut it in the clubs.

2010 Hip Hop Honors, 9 p.m., VH1 It's time to honor artists from the South, like Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew. If you're a Floridian, you'll surely remember them.

SERIES PREMIERE Persons Unknown, 10 p.m., NBC A group of strangers is plopped into a deserted town with no idea how they got there or why. Written by the guy who penned The Usual Suspects and starring the guy who played Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

SERIES PREMIERE Neighbors From Hell, 10 p.m., TBS A family of demons goes to work for an energy company in Texas. Wait, we think we've seen this one. Does the son grow up to be president?


SEASON FINALE Glee, 9 p.m., Fox New Directions throws down with Vocal Adrenaline in what would be described as a battle of the '80s bands if we didn't know anything about the show.

Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt, 10 p.m., Bravo If it wasn't for Bravo, K-Griff would be long gone by now. Luckily we get to hear more timely humor about popular targets like ... Sharon Stone?

Ashes to Ashes, 10 p.m., BBC America Alex finds out the burglar at her in-laws may be a gangster everyone thought was dead. Nah, it was probably just Suge Knight.


CMT Music Awards 2010, 8 p.m., CMT IS this the one where the fans vote for the winners or where Lady Antebellum will probably win everything. Wait, it's both.

Happy Town, 10 p.m., ABC Haplin keeps pressuring Rachel to remember what happened to her. How can anyone remember anything when their attention spans are so short?

SERIES PREMIERE Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, 11 p.m., Bravo Artists are now as commodified as their artwork in this new reality contest. Damien Hirst must be so proud!


World's Toughest Fixes, 9 p.m., NatGeo A team needs to refit a high-voltage wire in Philadelphia. Working on SEPTA? This show really is living up to its name.

SERIES PREMIERE Bethenny Getting Married?, 10 p.m., Bravo As if watching Frankel on The Real Housewives of New York City wasn't bad enough, now she gets her own show. Now she can prattle on about her baby, her fiance and her therapy sessions for a whole hour!

SEASON PREMIERE Penn & Teller: Bulls...!, 10 p.m., Showtime Area 51, self-esteem, teen sex, fast food, vaccinations and cheerleaders are on the plate for this season. Now this is what Mythbusters should be like.

SERIES PREMIERE The Green Room With Paul Provenza, 10:30 p.m., Showtime Hey, cable TV, we don't watch you for talk shows. Stick with nudity and uncensored violence, okay?


World Cup Soccer, 9:30 a.m., ESPN Most Americans don't care about footie, but tbt* does. That's why we'll be late to work today, watching Mexico play South Africa. We're just warming up to U.S. vs. England.

Rare Anatomy, 8 p.m., NatGeo It's time to take a virtual tour of muscles. That's much more economical than actually going to muscles.

Gavin and Stacey, 9 p.m., BBC America Gavin has a heartfelt conversation with his dad that really gives him something to think about. That's how you know this is a fictional show.

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this week, June 7-11 06/04/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 6, 2010 7:58pm]
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