Friday, August 24
Mt. Vesuvius erupted on this date in the year 79, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae in ash. As many of you probably know already, this eruption actually saved the human race, because had the Doctor not turned off the energy converter in time, we would all be Pyroviles now.
NFL Preseason Football (CBS 8pm) Chicago Bears at New York Giants
MisterBint was born in Chicago, and of a quite impressionable age when the “Superbowl Shuffle” occurred. I thought about posting a video of it here so that those of you who chose to click on it could relive the… er… glory, but on second thought, if you remember it, that’s all that really matters. And if you don’t, well then, don’t marry someone who was in elementary school in Illinois when the Bears won the Super Bowl in 1985. Because they will make you watch it. A lot.
America’s Next Top Model (The CW 8pm) Premiere: Aspiring models walk their first catwalk in front of an audience; international supermodel Rob Evans makes his debut on the judging panel with Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone.
I’m not sure I even care about this J-free season.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown! (SyFy 8pm) …?
For the first time that I’ve included this on the Top 10, there was no episode description. Which means that anything could happen. Except for actual wrestling, that’s pretty safe to rule out. But other than that? The sky’s the limit.
Bering Sea Gold (The Discovery Channel 9pm) Premiere: With the summer season at a close, three teams of miners dredge for gold on the floor of the Bering Sea.
The Deadliest Catch guys are going to be pissed if this interferes with the crabbing season.
Boss (Starz 9pm) Kane hires an ambitious newcomer and poaches his nemesis’ aide in an effort to fill the void that Stone left behind.
A) Is anybody watching this, and B) is Kelsey Grammer any less tedious to watch when he’s not trying to be funny?
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC 9pm) Premiere: Angaleena struggles to make her voice heard; Megan continues her struggle to define her trademark.
Thanks to these little babies, neither girl has to struggle to get into her wedding dress, and at the end of the day, isn’t that all that really matters?
Dateline NBC (NBC 10pm) A woman works to free the man convicted of murdering her daughter.
There’s a whooooole lot of missing back story here.
Yukon Man (The Discovery Channel 10pm) Premiere: Stan Zuray and his son, Joey, embark on a dangerous journey to replenish Tanana’s meat supply; a lone wolf terrorizes the town.
From the show description: “Tanana, Alaska, is like the Yukon’s version of Hotel California: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” Can they please film the next season of The Bachelor there?
I Found the Gown (TLC 10pm) Three brides hope to find the wedding dress of their dreams; looking for the deal of a lifetime.
The wedding dress industry has done such great things for feminism, don’t you think?
Max Quickies (
Skinemax Cinemax 10:50pm) Premiere: …?
No episode description, but it is rated MA. In case you hadn’t already guessed.
What will you be watching tonight?