TV highlights for July 31: Do Something Awards on VH1

July 30, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Sophia Bush hosts the annual Do Something Awards (VH1 at 8 p.m.), which honors five “do-gooders” ages 25 and under who are working to change the world. Celebrity presenters include Lucy Hale, Cynthia Nixon, Aisha Tyler and Russell Simmons, while some stars (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Osbourne) get shout outs for their activism.

Country singer Brad Paisley stops by the “America’s Got Talent” (NBC at 9) results show, and word is he’s going to play his new single.

SERIES PREMIERE: Reality show “Best Daym Takeout” (Travel at 10), which features YouTube star Daymon Patterson traveling the country sampling takeout food, is reviewed on Page C5 by Hank Stuever.

SERIES PREMIERE: This reality show takes creative license as it shares horror stories of over-the-top in-laws on “Surviving the In-Laws” (TLC at 10, 10:30), starting with a groom’s divorced parents threatening to upstage a wedding, and one pair of parents who can’t take a hint about when to end a visit.

Joy and Elka take a film course together on “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land at 10), but it doesn’t go smoothly when they end up as class rivals.

Even though it’s summer, Little Otter Family Camp has a Valentine’s Day celebration on “Camp” (NBC at 10); meanwhile, things get awkward when Roger — the cute guy across the lake — wins a raffle for a private tour of the camp, courtesy of Mackenzie.

Kathie Lee Gifford is the special guest on “Top Chef Masters” (Bravo at 10), as the contestants must create American cuisine that somehow incorporates Asian food.

Actor Matt Damon is on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with singer Hanni El Khatib.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actress Kate Hudson, sports announcer Bob Costas and musical guest Kopecky Family Band.

Comedian Johnny Knoxville, actress Logan Lerman and a performance by Queens of the Stone Age are featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35).

Fans of ’90s boy bands, get ready — the Backstreet Boys (all five original members) perform the TV debut of new song “Trust Me,” right before they hit the road for a tour, on “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS at 12:35).

— Emily Yahr

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