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TV best bets: “Real Housewives of Atlanta” back, “Next Food Network Star” to be named

Plenty of Atlantans or former Atlantans are hitting the tube this week.

You’ll see some local cops on MyNetworkTV’s “Street Patrol” Monday.

Atlanta native Corri English spars with Cybil Shepherd in a Hallmark film Saturday. Former Grant Park man Ty Pennington goes overseas Sunday on ABC. Atlanta designer Vern Yip judges former Atlantan Jason Champion on “HGTV Design Star” the same night.

Oh, and some show called “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo comes back Thursday night. You know — the show without actual housewives.

MONDAY
“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC (season finale) — Jillian picks “perfect” Kiptyn or sweet Ed.
Charm School” 9 p.m. VH1 (third season finale) — Not a lot of charm at this “school.” Ashley, Marcia and Risky vie to win.
“The Closer” 9 p.m. TNT — Howie Greeson, who may have killed two women, is found murdered. Suspects are the family members of those dead women.
The Yes Men Fix the World” 9 p.m. HBO — Two gonzo political activists pull pranks on big corporations. Michael Moore would be proud.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” 10 p.m. Bravo — Kathy protests anti gay marriage legislation.
Making His Band” 10 p.m. MTV (new series) — Diddy tries to make a rock band instead of a hip hop group.
TUESDAY
The Superstars” 8 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — Can Terrell Owens win?
“Street Patrol,” 8 p.m. MyNetworkTV — Clips of Sacramento and Atlanta cops on patrol.
Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — Two contestants hit the hospital with injuries.
Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery (fifth season finale) — A savage storm causes several vessels to send out maydays.
More to Love” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — It’s “The Bachelor” with chubbier contestants.
Rescue Me” 10 p.m. FX — A party goes wrong when a herd of brutish women enter the bar.
The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose” 10 p.m. ABC — Check out how Melissa Rycroft is doing since Jason Mesnick dumped her last year.
WEDNESDAY
So You Think You Can Dance?” 8 p.m. Fox — The judges are probably still reeling over America ousting Janette last week.
America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The trio trim the acts in Las Vegas to 40.
Leverage” 9 p.m. TNT — The team goes after a shady hedge-fund manager. On TV, are there ethical hedge-fund managers?
Dark Blue” 10 p.m. TNT — Jaimie goes undercover to go after a drug dealer.
The Philanthropist” 10 p.m. NBC — Teddy disappears in Kashmir and his buds try to track him down.
Top Chef Masters” 10 p.m. Bravo — The top six finalists go head to head.
Michael and Michael Have Issues” 10:30 p.m. Comedy — The two Michaels play Cupid.
THURSDAY
Big Brother 11” 8 p.m. CBS — Before getting voted out last week, Atlanta bikini model Laura Crosby outed Ronnie as the over-the-top schemer. Now Ronnie is in trouble.
Burn Notice” 9 p.m. USA — Michael keeps trying to get back into the spy biz. Fiona is not too happy.
She’s Got the Look” 9 p.m. TV Land (second season finale) — A lot of fans were rooting for 72-year-old Dolores but now It comes down to Cindy, LeeAnne and Theresa.
So You Think You Can Dance” 9 p.m. Fox — So Katie Holmes wasn’t exactly Grace Kelly last week. Fortunately, she wasn’t competing.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Bravo (second season) — These ever classy ladies are back to bicker like it’s high school.
FRIDAY
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” 8 p.m. Fox — Princeton alum and actor Dean Cain vies for $1 million for charity.
“Surviving Suburbia” 8 p.m. ABC — A neighbor going through a divorce flirts with Steve. And in an ancient plotline, Courtney and Henry battle over the remote.
The Goode Family” 8:30 p.m. ABC— Helen is accused of shoplifting wheatgrass from a market and is banned.
Eureka” 9 p.m. SyFy — Long-term rivals from Area 51 visits Eureka for a bowling tournament.
Mental” 9 p.m. Fox — The doc learns a construction worker’s memories of an accident don’t match reality.
Whale Wars” 9 p.m. Animal Planet — Shepherds struggle with strategy after no victors with the Japanese.
WEEKEND
The Bill Engvall Show” 10 p.m. Saturday TBS — Bill recreates memorable moments from their dating days.
It’s Me or the Dog”I 9 p.m. Saturday Animal Planet — Atlanta’s Victorial Stillwell helps out three overactive dogs.

Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Cybill Shepherd plays a woman who returns to college and builds a relationship with a roomie played by Atlantan Corri English.

Ty’s Great British Adventure” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Former Grant Park Ty Pennington makes over a historic town in Cornwall, England.
The Next Food Network Star” 9 p.m. Sunday Food (season finale) — Stay-at-home mom Melissa seems to have plenty of fans.
HGTV Design Star” 10 p.m. Sunday HGTV — Watch out for showy former Atlanta designer Jason Champion.

11 comments Add your comment

D Hanson

July 27th, 2009
9:48 am

And watching Atlantians on TV is supposed to get me excited why? I see them all day long, last thing I want to do is watch them on TV as well. Frankly, Atlanta doesn’t impress me.

Jess

July 27th, 2009
11:01 am

The “Real Housewives” are not even real people….they are an embarrassment to Atlanta, themselves and women in general. It is sad that there is a market for such ignorant trashy behavior.

Northern Songs, Ltd.

July 27th, 2009
11:17 am

Summer TV sux.

noname

July 27th, 2009
11:36 am

“Real Housewives” of any city is among the worst that TV has to offer, why on earth would you put it in ‘best bets’?

Melrose

July 27th, 2009
12:32 pm

I have seen the online preview for the Cybil Shepherd movie, “Mrs. Washington goes to Smith.” It looks really good.

atl1000

July 27th, 2009
1:36 pm

“Atlanta doesn’t impress me.”

well as we say, delta is ready when you are!

billy bob from cobb

July 27th, 2009
3:37 pm

all thats missing for these crack shack hoes is the glass pipe and brillo.

gapeach

July 27th, 2009
4:51 pm

D Hanson, I’m trying to figure out why you’re here. If you’re not impressed, you should find some place that does.

Ne Ne Fan

July 27th, 2009
5:00 pm

Billy Bob, thass ok you don’t have to watch it. Go back to your big rig and drool over the latest issue of ” Fluffies “

beachmom

July 28th, 2009
2:57 pm

Um, love ‘em or hate ‘em, I actually saw one of the Atlanta housewives at a Publix doing what all the other housewives do: grocery shopping with her kids. No nanny, no staff, just her and her kids. Yes, she certainly looked different than a typical shopper in suburban Atlanta, but in the sense of the word “housewife” (a married or divorced wife at home who cares for her kids), she was definitely a housewife.

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