TV highlights: ‘Fashion Police’ flashbacks to the year 2000


Blackbeard (played by John Malkovich) gets cornered in Lowe's plan to kidnap him in “Crossbones.” (Francisco Roman/NBC)
July 17

Roberto Ayala was just a California farmer dedicated to his crops and company before a business exchange went wrong. Soon after, Ayala was found dead. Three years after his killing, “Dateline NBC” (NBC at 8 p.m.) looks at the case.

In case you missed it the first several times on PBS, “Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize” (WETA at 8:30) brings the talents of Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jane Krakowski, Amy Poehler and Betty White to the Kennedy Center stage to honor Fey’s illustrious career as a comedian, writer and actress.

“Monumental Mysteries” (Travel at 9) delves into stories behind a bizarre acorn sculpture, the world’s smallest skyscraper and an engineering wonder inspired by an eccentric emperor.

“Fashion Police” (E! at 9) flashbacks to critique the standout fashions from the year 2000 with special guests Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.

Back-to-back “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” (TLC at 9) episodes feature a legally blind bride at odds with her mother over a gown, and an Olympic bobsledder opting for a far shorter dress than her mother approves of for her reception.

Blackbeard is everyone’s pawn on the latest “Crossbones” (NBC at 10), with Lowe looking to hand him over to English authorities and Jagger finding a more personally damaging way to get rid of him.

The Rev. William J. Barber II, head of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter; actor George Takei, former congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.), statistician Nate Silver and editor Jamie Weinstein come together to make up the roundtable on “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO at 10).

“Treehouse Masters International” (Animal Planet at 10) feeds your wanderlust with a look at the suspended homes in Japan with master treehouse builder Takashi Kobayashi offering a tour of some of his finest creations.

Actor and ghostbuster Dan Akroyd is on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), along with comedian/actor Nick Thune and film producer and wife of the late Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert.

A repeat “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) has actress Melissa McCarthy, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, a Top 10 list presented by actress Rachelle Lefevre and music from Phish.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) is a repeat from June with Kimmel playing host to actor Gary Oldman, comedian Nathan Fielder and Jack Antonoff’s latest musical venture, Bleachers.

Rachel Lubitz

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