Tuesday, July 31
Olympic Fun Fact: While most Americans probably remember that Michael Phelps brought home a record number of eight gold medals from the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, the Olympic athlete to receive the most total medals is Larissa Latynina. Over the course of her career as a gymnast for the former Soviet Union, Ms. Latynina won nine gold medals, four silver medals, and five bronze medals, for a total of eighteen Olympic medals.
XXX Summer Olympics (NBC 8pm) From London. Gymnastics: women’s team final; swimming, finals: men’s 200m butterfly, men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, women’s 200m freestyle, women’s 200m individual medley; diving: women’s synchronized platform final.
And tonight we get the scantily-clad female athletes for your edification and delight.
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8pm) Emily struggles with the loss of Maya and tries to make amends with Paige; Spencer needs Caleb’s help in cracking a Web site; Aria meets Ezra’s mother.
If he brings his underage girlfriend home to meet his parents, it’s proof that it’s true love, you guys! Nothing skeevy going on here at all.
Craft Wars (TLC 8pm) The crafters battle in a series of bedroom-themed challenges.
I would create a birthing suite for Tori Spelling — brownie points, and it might come in handy if baby #4 decides to make an unexpected appearance.
Jane by Design (ABC Family 9pm) Finale: Jane uses her bonus check from Donovan Decker to save the school play but feels she may have given up more than just money.
Remember when shows about high school students actually revolved around high school?
They still bore virtually no resemblance to anyone’s actual high school experience, but it was at least in the same ball park.
All the Right Moves (Oxygen 9pm) Premiere: Travis Wall teams up with dance stars Teddy, Nick, & Kyle to create Shaping Sound.
Show summary: “Emmy-nominated choreographer Travis Wall, of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ fame, leads a group of his close friends and fellow dancers in an attempt to bring dancing to a new level by launching a new dance company, Shaping Sound.” Oh goody, another dance-based reality show. Between SYTYCD, Dance Moms, and the recently concluded Breaking Pointe, there just weren’t enough of these types of programs on the air. Maybe next singing competitions will jump on the reality bandwagon!
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT 9pm) Jane and Frankie work hard to solve the murder of someone who grew up with them; Jane and Maura must decide when to reveal the truth about Lydia’s pregnancy to Angela.
NY Med (ABC 10pm) A man with a disorder that compels him to eat metal; a 4-year-old with a tumor in her heart; ER nurses deal with difficult situations; a surgeon struggles with a patient’s ruptured aorta.
All of those situations pretty much suck.
Teen Mom (MTV 10pm) Maci and Kyle consider buying a house; Farrah introduces Sophia to her new boyfriend; Amber wants to see her daughter; Catelynn and Tyler’s future is in question.
And again I say, the tabloids are about 4 months ahead of this show. Why do people keep watching?
Amerian Colony: Meet the Hutterites (The National Geographic Channel 10pm) Finale: The calving barn goes up in flames; Claudia hears from the college she applied to.
How are you going to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Fort Lauderdale during Spring Break?
Rat Bastards (Spike 10:30pm) Premiere: Rigger schemes to revolutionize hunting with GPS technology; Kridda’s aim might get Skeeter killed.
A reality show chronicling the attempts of Rigger, Kridda, Skeeter, and Squirrel as they hunt 30 lb rats.
I was happier when I thought that way too.
What will you be watching tonight?
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