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TV This Week: July 18 - 24

July 16, 2010 |  1:45 pm
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This week's TV Movies

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PRIME CHOICES

SUNDAY

In a new made-for-TV movie, Raven-Symoné (below) and JoAnna Garcia exact the “Revenge of the Bridesmaids” … as might you, if you had to spend your own money on an ugly dress you were going to wear only once. (ABC Family, 8 and 10 p.m.)

MONDAY

Celebrities as well as everyday folk are feted for their community service efforts at “The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards,” hosted by “Glee's” Jane Lynch. Please note: Simply watching does not actually constitute “doing something.” (VH1, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY

“You wanted the best, you got the best … the hottest band in the world … KISS!” The kabuki makeup-wearing 1970s-era rock group led by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley is featured in the new music documentary “KISSteria.” (10 p.m. A&E)

WEDNESDAY

“They sound tired, but they don't sound Haggard …” sang the Dixie Chicks in a 2002 hit lamenting the state of country music radio. But now Merle Haggard (above), the original “Okie from Muskogee,” is saluted on a new “American Masters.” (9 p.m. KCET)

THURSDAY

Burt Reynolds (above) — the man, the myth, the mustache — guest stars on a new episode of the spy drama “Burn Notice,” playing a former operative whose wayward ways serve as a cautionary tale for our hero Michael (Jeffrey Donovan). (USA, 9 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Matthew Macfayden, Rufus Sewell, Donald Sutherland and “Deadwood's” Ian McShane (above) star in the new miniseries “The Pillars of the Earth,” set in 12th century England and based on Ken Follet's novel. (Encore, Starz, 10 p.m.)

SATURDAY

The luminous Zooey Deschanel, the underrated Joseph Gordon-Levitt — and the emerging neighborhood that is downtown L.A. — star in director Marc Webb's bittersweet 2009 romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer.” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.)

THERE'S THE RUB

Money's tight, so you take a job at a massage parlor, only to find that – surprise! – said business is actually a front for prostitution, which Jennifer Love Hewitt discovers in the new made-for-TV movie “The Client List.” (Lifetime, 9 p.m. Mon.)

OIL AND WATER

“Fighting Back: Stories From the Spill” details the ongoing crisis in the Gulf, while “Tavis Smiley Reports” sends the journalist to New Orleans on a post-Katrina fact-finding mission. (National Geographic, 7 and 10 p.m. Tue.; KCET, 8 p.m. Wed.)

 CLIQUE CLINIC

In olden times, we called them “encounter groups”: High school students from different social strata come together in an effort to break through the barriers that separate them in the new docu-series “If You Really Knew Me.” (MTV, 11 p.m Tue.)

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