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On TV this week, Sept. 8-12

On TV this week

MONDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 8 p.m., Fox We don't like how this series keeps giving all the terminators names, but we're geeky enough to still want to know what's going to happen to Cameron after she got blown up in the season finale.

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, 9 p.m., ABC Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Dwight Yoakam are just the people you'd want to hear from after watching the new season of Terminator start, right?

I Want to Work for Diddy, 9 p.m., VH1 Still the most frequently asked question that comes to mind when reading about this show is, why? Tonight: The victims make a T-shirt for Diddy's fragrance. They'd better hope he doesn't want them in those racy commercials.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Fringe, 8 p.m., Fox It's like The X-Files meets Silence of the Lambs as an FBI agent enlists the help of an institutionalized genius to find out why an airplane shows up at an airport with everyone aboard taking dirt naps. It was the Cancer Man, we know it.

Fashion Rocks, 9 p.m., CBS Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Rihanna performing in a show combining music and fashion, that we understand. But having Denis Leary host? That blows a fuse.

SERIES PREMIERE Privileged, 9 p.m., CW A 23-year-old Yale grad gets fired from her job working at a tabloid and becomes a live-in tutor for two teenaged granddaughters of a cosmetics mogul in Palm Beach. Does that sound like a Mad Lib or what?

WEDNESDAY

America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW With the ratings down, we're afraid Cycle 11 may be the last for this trashfest, but we're devoted enough to notice that even while the transgendered Isis is easily the most likable person on the show, this group of girls is dumber than usual.

Project Runway, 9 p.m., Bravo The designers have to create garments based on their partners' astrological signs. We can't wait to see what they come with for Gemini.

SEASON PREMIERE 'Til Death. 9 p.m., Fox Who knew this show would stick around for another season? Got to love that writers strike.

THURSDAY

The 2008 Hero Awards, 8 p.m., MNT If you actually know where to find My Network TV on your dial, you probably already know about this show honoring people for acts of charity and philanthropy. That it features luminaries such as Bo Bice, James Ingram, Rick Springfield, Bryant Gumbel, Roger Moore and Erik Estrada should clue you in to the quality.

102 Minutes That Changed America, 9 p.m., History It's the seventh anniversary of the attacks, so if you need to be reminded how terrible it was, watch this chronological recount, which uses footage from more than 100 sources to recreate the time line.

FRIDAY

The 2008 ALMA Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Eva Longoria Parker hosts the American Latino Media Arts awards, which recognizes Hispanic achievement in entertainment. Do you think they'll mention Ugly Betty?

Rock the Reception, 10:30 p.m., TLC This show about couples getting married trying to learn complicated, show-stopping dance routines would be much better if they'll all just learned the zombie dance from the Thriller video.

SEASON PREMIERE Don't Forget the Lyrics!, 9 p.m., Fox Because watching people forget the words to the songs they're singing simply isn't maddening enough when they're the passengers in your car.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Sept. 8-12 09/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 8, 2008 1:19pm]

    

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