Two big hours of So You Think You Can Dance, and it’s a wonder those poor kids are still able to stand upright! Tonight’s the big finale and a winner will arise.
Over on Bravo, the designers on Project Runway had to make an outfit for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Some of them were so on the money and others…geez, what were they thinking? I know red, white and blue is a bit cliche, but hey, it’s the Olympics! Apolo Ohno (he seems to have dropped the Anton part) was the guest judge and his eye toward the practical side of the outfits was a welcome addition.
On Shear Genius, the stylists had two bizarre challenges, first, to sculpt a hair design using only products from the kitchen. Corn syrup, egg whites and caramel I get, but squid? Paolo did a fabulous job making a fairy-style design that sparkled like ice crystals in her hair. Then he promptly dropped to the bottom two when assigned to coif both a woman and her dog. Not a very fair challenge if you ask me.
Tonight on TV
FOX should easily take the night with the big So You Think You Can Dance finale.
NBC also looks good with Last Comic Standing finale and Vegas callbacks on America’s Got Talent.
ABC is mostly reruns with Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and a new Hopkins.
CBS goes with new Greatest American Dog, and Flashpoint, and CSI.
The CW has Smallville and Supernatural.
Over on cable
BBC America has Dragon’s Den, where inventors pitch their ideas to potential investors.
Kathy Griffin is new on Bravo, as is America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV.
It’s the season finale of My Boys and there’s a wedding but not necessarily a marriage.
News and notable
With an eye toward the young male audience, Disney will relaunch Toon Disney as Disney XD. Programming will lean toward sports, action and cartoons such as Batman.
Lifetime is developing The Amazing Mrs. Novak, about a supermarket manager who becomes governor of New Jersey.
AMC is working on a series based on the 1974 movie The Conversation about an electronic surveillance man who listens in on secret conversations.
A&E has a new series called Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force. (Do I really need to tell you what it’s about?)
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