Wild Kingdom:

Grizzly Encounters

Sunday at 7 p.m. on Animal Planet

Their brown coats are tinseled with glints of gray; they stand 15 feet tall; and they can weigh more than a gas-guzzling SUV when they're fully grown.

Massive grizzly bears, symbolic of North America's wilderness, are tracked by photographer Andreas Kieling in this new broadcast. Kieling ventures into the heart of grizzly country, Alaska, where the bears roam 40,000 strong in search of food to sustain them through the long winter months.

Following the hour-long program is "Ultimate Animal Dads," which shows how, even in the animal kingdom, Dad is expected to do everything.

la femme musketeer: all for one

Sunday at 8 p.m. on Hallmark Channel

Set in 1660 when France's King Louis XIV had a private army of elite soldiers known as Musketeers, this new movie focuses on just one of them.

Valentine D'Artagnan has learned swordsmanship from her father, the famous Jaques D'Artagnan. As the first female Musketeer, Valentine must prove herself deserving of the appointment -- and must clear her good name when she is framed for murder.

Susie Amy stars as Valentine, and Michael York plays Jaques D'Artagnan.


Sunday at 8 p.m. on Showtime

Adolescence itself is tough enough, as anyone over 12 can attest, but for 15-year-old Jack, the pressures just keep piling on.

Jack, played by Anton Yelchin, must cope with his parents' divorce. Living with his mother, played by Stockard Channing, Jack also has to adjust to her new boyfriend.

When Jack's dad, Paul, played by Ron Silver, announces he's gay, Jack wonders why he can't have a nice, normal, perfect family like all the other kids at school. But he belatedly discovers no family is even close to perfect.

Salem's Lot

Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. on TNT

Evil in a Maine hamlet is the theme in this new adaptation of Stephen King's thriller, first published in 1975.

High on a hill that overlooks the town, the Marsen House gives off an aura of evil. Ben Mears, played by Rob Lowe, has returned to the town, and the house, where he had a horrifying childhood experience.

Although he hopes to battle his demons, a series of disappearances and mysterious deaths leads Ben and others to seek the truth about their town.

The cast includes Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathais and James Cromwell.


Sunday at 9 p.m. on Nickelodeon

On Father's Day, Nick at Nite presents its first original animated series, "Fatherhood," based on a 1986 bestselling book by Bill Cosby -- who also is an executive producer of the series.

"Fatherhood" tells of the life and challenges of Dr. Bindlebeep, a high-school teacher (voiced by Blair Underwood), his wife, Norma (voiced by Sabrina LeBeauf), and their three children.

The episode "It's a Dad, Dad World" launches the half-hour series, which will air in its regular time slot on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Nick.



Monday at 9 p.m. on USA

Meryl Streep -- nominee for 13 Oscars and a winner for her roles in "Sophie's Choice" and "Kramer vs. Kramer" -- is being honored by the American Film Institute for her work.

Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Robert Redford and others pay tribute to Streep at a gala taped on June 10 in Los Angeles

outback jack

Tuesday at 9 p.m. on TBS

Twelve women, self-described as "motivated," "bubbly" and "unique," will get a chance to add another adjective or two as they leave behind lipstick, lattes and designer labels.

Their eight-week quest for a mate leads them to parachute, literally, into the Australian wilderness.

Here they must cope with rugged territory en route to winning the prize they desire: the heart of manly man, Jack.