If you’re into awards shows, this week is for you, though the trio cater to very different audiences.
On Wednesday, CMT parties with its biggest stars in Nashville with its annual awards show featuring performances by many Georgia acts, including Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band. “Dancing With the Stars” winner and Atlantan Hines Ward is scheduled to be there, too, along with “Idol” runner-up and Rossville resident Lauren Alaina.
On Friday night, Spike TV gives us its fifth annual Guys Choice Awards in all its testosterone-heavy glory. Among the stars scheduled to show up include Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Harrison Ford and Cameron Diaz.
Then on Sunday, Broadway rolls out the red carpet for the 65th annual Tony Awards on CBS featuring the always reliable Neil Patrick Harris as the host.
“Last Man Standing” 8 p.m. Lifetime — Catherine Bell (“Army Wives”) as a suburban housewife and mother who uses her dark past as a military-trained special-ops agent to rescue her kidnapped husband.
“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox (second season debut) —One hundred amateur cooks try to impress the judges, including Gordon Ramsay.
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” 8 p.m. ABC Family (third season finale) — Problems arise so Adrian and Ben head to the hospital as the delivery nears.
“WWE Tough Enough” 8 p.m. USA (fifth season finale) — Andy and Luke duke it out.
“House Hunters on Vacation” 8:30 p.m. HGTV (new series) — Host Taniya Nayak will send one lucky family on the voyage of a lifetime to visit the exotic destination of their dreams.
“Bobby Fischer Against the World” 9 p.m. HBO — A documentary on the difficult chess master .
“Switched at Birth” 9 p.m. ABC Family (new series) — Two teen girls discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital.
“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — Biggest opening week ever last week for the show: 15.3 million viewers.
“Inside the Actor’s Studio” 8 p.m. Bravo — A talk with the cast of ABC’s hit show “Modern Family.”
“Braxton Family Values” 9 p.m. WE — The sisters visit their dad in Maryland.
“The Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery — A new captain joins the Cornelia Marie.
“The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — The top 16 singers battle in the live rounds.
“White Collar” 9 p.m. USA (third season debut) — Peter and Neal put aside their differences to hunt down a thief who robbed the Federal Reserve.
“Covert Affairs” 10 p.m. USA (second season debut) — Ben vanishes after returning to Washington D.C.
“Toya: A Family Affair” 10 p.m. BET — Toya opens a boutique in New Orleans.
“CMT Music Awards” 8 p.m. CMT — Kid Rock hosts again. Sugarland, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum are among the performers.
“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — Las Vegas callbacks.
“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — Auditions in Houston, then Minneapolis.
“Franklin & Bash” 9 p.m. TNT — Did a woman kill her husband with too much sex?
“Operation Repo” 9 p.m. TruTV (ninth season debut) — The team targets a warehouse full of cars that need to be seized.
“Extreme Couponing” 9:30 p.m. TLC (first season finale) — A woman tries to buy $3,100 in groceries for less than $100.
“Men of a Certain Age” 10 p.m. TNT — Terry and Owen’s top salesman get into a bit of a tiff.
“South Park” 10 p.m. Comedy Central (15th season spring finale) — Just seven episodes this spring and they’re gone again!
“Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman ” 10 p.m. Science (second season debut) — Is there life after death? Maybe Morgan Freeman knows. The man has played God.
“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 20 dancers are introduced.
“Swamp People” 9 p.m. History — Liz gets her own boat and set out to prove herself to Troy.
“Love Bites” 10 p.m. NBC — Annie’s pal (Michelle Trachtenberg) resorts to being a best friend to her commitment-shy flame.
“NY Ink” 10 p.m. TLC — Ami wonders if it’s already time to make a staffing change.
“24 Hour Restaurant Battle” 10 p.m. Food — Two modern eateries compete, including one into molecular gastronomy and another with a social conscience.
“House Hunters” 10 p.m. HGTV — A couple rushes to buy a home before the wife undergoes surgery.
“Real Housewives of New York City” 10 p.m. Bravo — The aftermath of a blowout between Jill and Ramona leaves Ramona still shaken.
“Flashpoint” 8 p.m. CBS — An informant in a credit-card fraud ring vanishes with the ring leader’s mastermind.
“CMT’s Next Superstar” 9 p.m. CMT (first season finale) — Steven Clawson from Thomasville is one of the finalists.
“Ghost Adventures” 9 p.m. Travel (third season finale) — Loretta Lynn invites the crew to her plantation to seek out Civil War-era ghosts.
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” 9 p.m. ABC — Jamie discusses the consequences of unhealthy eating with West Adams High students.
“Guys Choice 2011” 9 p.m. Spike TV— Tribute to “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” but Phoebe Cates isn’t scheduled to come.
“Whale Wars” 9 p.m. Animal — The Sea Shepherds try to locate the factory vessel.
“Camelot” 10 p.m. Starz (first season finale) — Arthur and his men battle for their lives against the mercenaries at Bardon Pass.
“Outrageous Food” 10 p.m. Food — Check out a vegetarian’s worst nightmare: the Bacon Bomb, five pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef, wrapped in a weave of bacon.
“Chaos” 8 tonight CBS — The agents try to capture a terrorist in Paris but the French government does not cooperate.
“Field of Vision” 8 tonight NBC —A star high school quarterback discovers his teammates have been bullying a transfer student. Code of silence or do the right thing?
“A Crush on You” 9 tonight Hallmark — A man sends secret-admirer e-mails accidentally to the wrong person.
“The 65th Annual Tony Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — Neil Patrick Harris hosts again.
“Army Wives” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (fifth season finale) — Denise attempts to help Tanya cope with life without Jeremy.
“Bridezillas” 9 p.m. Sunday WE (eighth season debut) — Participants seem like castoffs from “The Jerry Springer Show.”
“The Glee Project” 9 p.m. Sunday Oxygen (new series) — Twelve singers vie for a beefy role on “Glee,” including Matheus from Atlanta.
“Finding Sarah” 9 p.m. Sunday OWN (new series) — Sarah Ferguson is broke so why not expose her dirty laundry on TV for a few bucks? At least that’s the cynical way to look at it.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog