TV highlights for July 12, 2010

Back in action: Kyra Sedgwick investigates a shooting as "The Closer" launches its sixth season Monday at 9 on TNT.
Back in action: Kyra Sedgwick investigates a shooting as "The Closer" launches its sixth season Monday at 9 on TNT. (Karen Neal/tnt)
Monday, July 12, 2010


Monday morning, Barbara Walters rejoins the ladies of "The View" (WJLA at 11 a.m.) -- via Skype -- as she returns to television after heart valve replacement surgery in May.

The famous mystery-solving gang (and their dog) is back yet again on "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" (Cartoon Network at 7 p.m.), sleuthing around the creepy, popular tourist town Crystal Cove.

New series "Samantha Brown's Asia" (Travel Channel at 8) follows the popular host as she starts out in Thailand and works her way through the rest of the continent in the weeks to come.

Ali can't jet off to Tahiti with the final contestants until she sees the home towns of the top four guys on "The Bachelorette" (ABC at 8), so she makes four awkward "meet the parents" visits in a row.

Documentary "A Small Act" (HBO at 9) tells the story of Chris Mburu, a highly ranked student in rural Kenya with a bleak future -- until a donor sponsored him to continue his education, which culminated at Harvard Law School. Now a human rights advocate for the United Nations, Mburu goes on a journey to find the person who changed his life.

As "The Closer" (TNT at 9) begins Season 6, Brenda investigates the shooting of a man involved in a messy affair.

Discovery Health kicks off Baby Week with "Strange Pregnancies" (at 9) on Monday, which profiles several different women, including one with two uteri. At 10, "A Baby to Save Our Son" looks at the ethical question of using a healthy child to save the life of another.

"Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT at 10), a new drama starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as a Boston detective (Harmon) and medical examiner (Alexander) who are also best friends, is previewed by Hank Stuever.

Someone has a letter possibly written by Red Cross founder Clara Barton on "History Detectives" (MPT at 10), as the note dated July 1866 and addressed to a J. Blair Welch of Burnt Cabins, Pa., is analyzed.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Bravo at 10) may reach table-flipping levels of craziness when the cops are summoned after a Teresa-Jacqueline-Danielle fight.

"Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers is a guest on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC at 11:35), along with singer Tracy Bonham.

"Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35) hosts actor Nicolas Cage and musical guests Steel Train.

-- Emily Yahr

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