Thursday, July 26
On this date in 1953, approximately 100 Arizona police officers and National Guard soldiers raided a polygamous community in Short Creek, Arizona. The entire community was taken into custody, and 263 children were taken from their parents. Some children were eventually returned to their parents, but several were not. While Arizona governor John Howard Pyle was quite proud of this event, the reaction of the public was horror and disgust at seeing families broken up in this way, and Pyle lost his re-election bid in 1954. Short Creek was renamed Colorado City in 1960, and eventually became the home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the infamous polygamous group led by Warren Jeffs.
Wipeout (ABC 8pm) Single men and women form teams of two and tackle obstacles that include Head Over Heels, Lovers Lane and the Wipeout Nursery.
It’s Bachelor Pad minus the STIs and bitchiness.
Take Me Out (Fox 8pm) Finale: A chef, a tattoo artist and a paramedic try to impress single women looking for a fling.
You can’t start a sentence that way and not finish it with “walk into a bar.”
Nancy Grace (HLN 8pm)
Is a nip-slipping, hatred-fomenting, shrill-voiced bitch.
Big Brother (CBS 9pm) The contestants compete for the role as head of household.
If it’s a blinking competition, Frank’s got this one again.
Project Runway (Lifetime 9pm) Designers compete in the unconventional challenge.
Materials: two garbage bags, a roll of toilet paper, and sand.
L.A. Hair (WE TV 9pm) Finale: Kim Kumble discusses fabulous hairstyles displayed throughout the season; never-seen-before candid moments.
Exhibits A, B, and C.
3 (CBS 10pm) Premiere: April, Rachel and Libby meet for the first time in a luxurious lakeside home in Chicago; emotions run high as the women meet eligible men from across the country.
From the show summary: “Instead of competing against each other, the women searching for love in this relationship series are there to share the experience with one another, offering emotional support during the dating and decision-making process as they whittle down the group of nearly 100 men they start out with and each tries to find a good match.” They’re going to support each other, you guys. It’s totally going to be sunshine and puppy dogs all the time with those girls. Honest.
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class (Bravo 10pm) The comic performs in Long Beach, Calif., discusses her antics at the Grammies, and skewers celebrities and reality television.
Heh-heh. She said “semen.”
Snooki & JWoww (MTV 10pm) Snooki volunteers at a doggie daycare; Jenni makes a new friend at cooking class, to Snooki’s chagrin; Roger and Jenni’s relationship deteriorates.
The Real L Word (Showtime 10pm) No show description.
There will be lesbians. That’s all I can tell you.
What will you be watching tonight?
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