TV highlights for May 29: Blake Shelton hosts Oklahoma benefit concert

May 28, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Happy birthday, “Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo at 7 p.m.). The James Lipton-hosted series celebrates 250 episodes with a two-hour special, looking back at highlights from the best celebrity interviews over the years. Plus, new interviews from stars including Conan O’Brien, Bradley Cooper, Barbara Walters, Spike Lee, Jennifer Lopez and more.

RETURNING SERIES: It’s a big night for ABC Family, starting with “Melissa & Joey” (at 8). Season 3 begins as Mel panics when Joe gets a career opportunity and might quit his job as her “manny.” Later, “Baby Daddy” (at 8:30) returns with single dad Ben realizing that he might like his childhood pal Riley as more than just a friend.

SERIES PREMIERE: Reality show “The American Baking Competition” (CBS at 8), based on a similar British format, pits amateur cooks against each other in baking competitions; winner gets a cookbook publishing deal and $250,000. First up: A challenge to make delicious pies and tarts.

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton headlines “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” (NBC at 9) to raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. The Oklahoma City concert — sold out in less than five minutes — will feature performances from fellow country stars Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, along with Ryan Tedder and Shelton’s fellow “Voice” coach, Usher.

SERIES PREMIERE: Meanwhile, both returning ABC Family shows serve as lead-ins for the new comedy clip show “Dancing Fools” (at 9), hosted by Melissa Peterson, as people submit videos of themselves performing ridiculous dances to win a $10,000 prize.

SERIES PREMIERE: The next Tyler Perry show debuts on OWN, as “Love Thy Neighbor” (at 9) follows the staff at the family-owned Love’s Diner, run by matriarch Hattie Mae Love — who also has to deal with all of her family’s drama, including an unemployed grandson and a daughter with a cheating husband.

FINALE WATCH: On the Season 7 finale of “Psych” (USA at 10), an eccentric police consultant believes that Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet are doing a terrible job on a tough case, and grills them about their investigative procedures.

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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