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TV best bets with BET Hip Hop Awards, return of Jesse Ventura, season finale of ‘Mad Men’

dich101_Vanilla-Ice-Project-BTS01-7010_s4x3_lgIs it 1990 all over again?

Both MC Hammer (on Tuesday’s BET Hip Hop Awards) and Vanilla Ice (on DIY’s “Vanilla Ice Project” Thursday) are both back on TV, whether you want them or not.

Jennifer Grey, best known for her late 1980s film “Dirty Dancing,” is now the favorite to win it all on ABC’s  “Dancing With the Stars” (Monday and Tuesday).

David Alan Grier, best known for early 1990s sketch-comedy show “In Living Color,” is back on Fox to guest star on “Bones” Thursday.

And former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura brings back his conspiracy show Friday on Atlanta’s  TruTV.

Fortunately, AMC’s “Mad Men” is still in 1965. This delicious Emmy-winning drama finishes its fourth season Sunday night.

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Worst dancer left: The Situation. Rising: Rick Fox and Kurt Warner. Best: Jennifer Grey.
“Giuliana & Bill” 8 p.m. Style (third season debut) — This is not about Rudy Giuliani and Bill Clinton. It’s the host from E! and the dude from “The Apprentice.”
“House” 8 p.m. Fox — House gives Chase’s new hire the cold shoulder, which sure beats his bile.
“American Pickers” 9 p.m. History (second season finale) — Danielle is jealous the guys take Mike’s young nephew on his first pick instead of her.
“Reviving Ophelia” 9 p.m. Lifetime — A teen who saw his father abuse his mother repeats that behavior with his girlfriend.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Bravo — Hopefully, Kandi’s hair looks better tonight.


“BET Hip Hop Awards” 8 p.m. BET — Taped earlier this month at the Atlanta Civic Center, this awards show features Big Boi, Trey Songz, Soulja Boy and MC Hammer.
“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — The team tries to avoid an international incident when an American petty officer is killed on a British ship.
“Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — Duets are the theme as Finn and Rachel plan to throw a competition to help Sam. Rachel and altruism? Really?
“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — Celebrity chef Curtis Stone gives the contestants dessert ideas that won’t break the scale.
“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Audrina Patridge of “The Hills” is proving to be a surprisingly good dancer.
Flipping Out” 9 p.m. Bravo (fourth season finale) — Jeff and his crew visit New York City.
Life Unexpected” 9 p.m. the CW — Actors from “One Tree Hill” pop up for a concert with Sarah McLachlan and Ben Lee.
The Good Wife” 10 p.m. CBS — Alicia and Glenn Childs butt heads over a huge prosecution suit.
“Teen Mom” 10 p.m. MTV (second season finale) — Catelynn and Tyler reunite with their daughter one year after her adoption.


“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon Ramsay celebrates 100 episodes by being his happy-go-lucky self, for sure.
Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The old and young tribes are splintered, shifting alliances.
Criminal  Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — A serial killer targets those awful married couples.
Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — A woman dies after ingesting toxic mushrooms.
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Claire tries to be honest about Phil’s upcoming banquet speech.
Top Chef: Just Desserts” 10 p.m. Bravo — Who needs “Project Runway” when these chefs make edible clothing.
“The Defenders” 10 p.m. CBS — Pete represents a lottery winner who blows it all in one night of casino gambling.


“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon and Raj battle at work.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Brennan makes a celebrity professor (David Alan Grier) to be her intern.
“Monica & David” 8  p.m. HBO — A couple with Down syndrome marry and seek a life of work and independence.
“30 Rock” 8:30 p.m. NBC – This gimmick was used by “E.R.,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “West Wing.” Now “30 Rock” is going to air live episodes. Matt Damon is set to guest star.
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — Ann-Margret guest stars.
“The Vanilla Ice Project” 9 p.m. DIY (new series) — The rapper renovates his mansion.
“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The final five battle for a spot in Fashion Week. Andy and Mondo are shoo-ins.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” 10 p.m. Bravo (new series) — All these women must use the same plastic surgeon because they all look alike!
“Jersey Shore” 10 p.m. MTV – With Angelina gone, Mike “The Situation” becomes the focal point of contention.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” 8 p.m. CMT (fifth season debut) — Rookies vie to join the vets.
“School Pride” 8 p.m. NBC (new series) — Kind of like “Extreme Makeover” for schools.
“Smallville” 8 p.m. the CW (200th episode) — Clark attends his high-school reunion and Braniac visits from the future.
“CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — Edward James Olmos plays a gang founder.
“World’s Strictest Parents” 9 p.m. CMT (second season debut) — The Allen family from Cartersville is the focus.
Gigantic” 9:30 p.m. TeenNick (new series) — A look at teens whose parents are famous. Lead actress: Grace Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep
“Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura” 10 p.m. TruTV (new series) — Jesse investigates a government-run germ lab off the New York coast.
“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS – Frank mobilizes the entire NYPD to find the killer of an off-duty officer.

Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster” 7 p.m. Sunday Cartoon — This live-action film is set at a country club with some problems.
Behind the Music” 9 p.m. Sunday VH1 Classic (third season debut) — Poison gets the treatment.
“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The Princeton boys need to stop singing but they otherwise are a strong team.
Rubicon” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (first season finale) — Katherine learns the real truth behind her husband’s suicide.
Paranormal State” 9 p.m. Sunday A&E (fifth season debut) — The team visits a haunted Southern plantation that has a secret past.
Mad Men” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (fourth season finale) — Will Draper’s bold anti-tobacco message save or kill his firm?

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October 11th, 2010
8:10 am

David Alan Grier was recently also known for his Chocolate News show so you should not have him in this group. He has been working consistently for years and shouldn’t be in this group. Please do a little more researching Rodney Ho.

Rodney T

Magnum PI

October 11th, 2010
9:20 am

What about Blue Blood on Friday Nights? Great show imo.

Rodney Ho

October 11th, 2010
10:01 am

I’m not saying David Alan Grier hasn’t been busy the past two decades. I’m just saying he was well known back in 1990 along with the likes of Hammer and Vanilla Ice, tis all.


October 11th, 2010
10:04 am

Thanks for mentioning Rubicon, the best show no one’s watching. Hope AMC picks it up for another season. And what will we do until the next season of Mad Men? As Spanky sang, Sundays will never be the same…

Traffic Headache

October 11th, 2010
10:13 am

Yawn. “Glee” is overrated gayness.


October 11th, 2010
1:01 pm

I agree Janet, Rubicon is a really good cerebral lead in for Mad Men!

war eagle

October 11th, 2010
1:55 pm

I wanna see Jesse Ventura Body slam someone. Are pelosi, Reed and obama avaiable?

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Diana B

October 11th, 2010
3:19 pm

I agree with Magnum PI..WHERE IS BLUE BLOOD???

Rodney Ho

October 11th, 2010
3:20 pm

I’ll add Blue Bloods now!


October 11th, 2010
4:31 pm

Were you thinking of former NYC mayor when you posted : Giuliani & Bill? The show is called: Giuliana and Bill. So many people just do not proofread anymore!


October 12th, 2010
4:25 pm

Lets see, you mention pieces of garbage like Project Runway, Real House Wives of Beverly Hills, and Jersey Shore, yet continue to completely overlook the best sitcom on TV that night, and possibly in general, in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Then on top of that, you give a plug to that completely insane idiot Jessee Ventura’s show the next night.


October 13th, 2010
5:42 pm

“Yawn. “Glee” is overrated gayness.”

It must be 1990 with all the homophobia.

An Old Sailor

October 16th, 2010
11:35 am

Jesse Ventura is a liar and a fraud. He lied about being a SEAL. (he was a frogman in UDT 12) He lied about fighting in Vietnam, (he admitted he was never in combat) he pumped himself up with steroids and made his living in phony, staged wrestling matches. Now he is padding his retirement in Mexico by trashing the USA with his insane BS.
Anyone who believes a word he says is a fool.