CBS's "See You in My Dreams" is a family tale based on the short stories of Sam Shepard. Diane Sawyer takes a look at

"Weddings Gone Wild" in a five-part ABC News special. On cable, croc hunter Steve Irwin is back with a week of creature features both large and small, from enormous crocodiles to slithering snakes. And a slew of new summer shows start this week, from Fox's "Method & Red" to Disney's "Phil of the Future" to the return of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in "Simple Life 2."

see you in my dreams

Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS

This TV movie features Marcia Gay Harden and Aidan Quinn in the story of a rancher, his wife and his young son.

Based on autobiographical short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sam Shepard, the drama focuses on Joe, a struggling rancher whose business falters. He fears the setback will cause him to lose his wife, Angela, played by Harden, to another man.

He also fears setting a bad example for his son, Ben, played by Will Estes. Joe forces his 15-year-old son out of the house for fear the boy will follow his own futile path -- but in doing so, he hurts his wife and marriage.

Cheech Marin stars as Joe's friend Esteban, who helps the family members bridge the gaps that isolate them.

weddingS gone wild:

anything for love

Monday at 10 p.m. on ABC

'Tis the season to get married.

The diamonds, the details, the truly unbelievable, not to mention unflattering, bridesmaid gowns -- Diane Sawyer takes a look at all of that and more in this five-episode series about the realities of weddings.

The ceremonies range from a $250,000 extravaganza with elephants to a poignant ceremony in which a black couple takes their vows on the plantation where the groom's ancestors once toiled.

From proposal to reception, Sawyer's team follows several couples to show the range of wedding lunacy that can grip otherwise semi-sane brides and grooms.


the plea

Thursday at 9 p.m. on PBS

This new documentary examines the centerpiece of America's judicial process: the right to a trial-by-jury system that places a defendant's fate before a jury of one's peers.

But nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. Instead they are settled through plea bargains -- a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence.

Those deals, according to the program's producer, Ofra Bikel, are not always to the defendant's advantage.

This 90-minute broadcast follows the cases of several individuals for whom a plea bargain turned out to be a very bad deal.

Tucker carlson: unfiltered

Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WETA

Bowtie and all, commentator Tucker Carlson gets his own platform to discuss issues of the day, as well as his own view of the world.

On this weekly half-hour show produced by WETA, Carlson will hold one-on-one interviews with newsmakers, and will also turn to a range of other contributors.

Carlson will be host and managing editor of the series.

apollo at 70:

a hot night in harlem

Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the storied theater, Denzel Washington, Ashanti and Brian McKnight are among the celebrities scheduled to appear at this benefit show. The two-hour show will combine live performances with clips that commemorate the Apollo's history.