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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Aaliyah: One in a Million' on BET

August 24, 2011 |  8:00 pm

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The special “Aaliyah: One in a Million” remembers the rising R&B star and actress who died in a 2001 plane crash, at 8 p.m. on BET.


Community: The study group looks back over shared experiences viewers never got to see in this repeat (8 p.m. NBC).

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero: This series about new construction on the site of the former World Trade Center in Manhattan debuts with three episodes (8, 9 and 10 p.m. Discovery).

Expedition Impossible: One team will emerge victorious as this reality competition completes its first season (9 p.m. ABC).

Futurama: Fry (voice of Billy West) inadvertently reintroduces the common cold to the world of tomorrow on a new episode of the animated sci-fi spoof (10 p.m. Comedy Central).

Louie: Our humble hero (Louis C.K.) finds himself in Afghanistan on a new episode of the comedy (10:31 p.m. FX).


Earth Overhaul: Scientists consider unconventional methods for tackling climate change in this new special (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).

Secret Access: UFOs on the Record: This special investigates some of the more credible eyewitness accounts of so-called close encounters (8 p.m. History).


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell and Zooey Deschanel star in this 2005 sci-fi fable based on Douglas Adams' book (8:05 and 10:20 p.m. IFC).

Life 2.0: Everyday people who immerse themselves in an online role-playing game are profiled in this 2010 doc (9 p.m. OWN).


Baseball: Regional coverage (10 a.m. and 5 p.m. MLB); the Cubs battle the Braves (11 a.m. WGN America).

Little League baseball: Play continues at the World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (1 p.m. ESPN; 5 p.m. ESPN2).

Preseason football: The Washington Redskins meet the Baltimore Ravens (5 p.m. ESPN).

Photo credit: Jim Cooper / Associated Press