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Monday at 10 p.m. on A&E

Flying is fraught with stress, or adventure, depending on your aisle seat. Both viewpoints are covered in the second season of this series that debuted in January, with behind-the-scenes stories of Southwest Airlines, the nation's fourth-largest commercial airline.

Besides a return to Los Angeles International and Chicago's Midway airports, the show now will include scenes shot at BWI, the airline's third-busiest airport.

Passengers' stories, plus weather-related problems and the new reality of heightened security, combine in a real-life weekly drama.

The series also follows some of Southwest's flight and ground crews, both of whom deal with customer satisfaction, and occasional outbursts of frustration.

McENROE

Wednesday at 10 p.m. on CNBC

Three-time Wimbledon champion and holder of four U.S. singles titles, John McEnroe will serve up more than tennis balls on his new talk show, which will feature contributors including John Fugelsang of "America's Funniest Home Videos."

The show will cover all areas of the news, including sports and entertainment.

MEDICAL HONORS

Thursday at 8 p.m. on Discovery Health

The work of 13 individuals and groups will be showcased in what's billed as Hollywood-style honors by the Discovery Health Channel and National Health Museum.

Honorees include those who have contributed to health and medicine in areas such as diabetes and cancer research, efforts to reduce obesity, and community health and education efforts.

Regis Philbin hosts the inaugural awards program that was taped on June 23 at DAR Constitution Hall in the District.

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS

Thursday at 9 p.m. on HBO

In 1987, a family was torn apart when Arnold and Jesse Friedman, father and son, were arrested for multiple sex crimes, including molestation of boys.

Andrew Jarecki's Oscar-nominated, unsettling documentary is a provocative look at how the accusations affected the seemingly normal upper-middle-class New York family. He probes into the truth behind the case and the resulting convictions.

"Just a Clown," Jarecki's 30-minute film about party clowns, airs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday on HBO. During filming of the short, he met the Friedman's eldest son, David, whose family home videos are used in "Capturing the Friedmans."

STARGATE SG-1

Friday at 9 p.m. on Sci Fi

The eighth season finds the team experiencing a massive upheaval as members' responsibilities and ranks change, causing a new dynamic between colleagues.

Jack, the team's former leader, is promoted to head the entire Stargate program. Will his replacement, Samantha, bring more success or certain failure?

Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping and Christopher Judge star.

NATIONAL BEEF COOK-OFF

Saturday at 9 p.m. on Food Network

Warning to cows and vegetarians: Back away from your television sets!

Vying for a $50,000 prize, 20 contestants take their best recipes to Fort Worth for the battle of the beef. They'll experiment with grilling techniques and cuts of meat, hoping to bring home the bacon.

MISSING

Saturday at 10 p.m. on Lifetime

Caterina Scorsone is Jess, a woman who has been receiving visions of missing people since she was struck by lightning a year ago. She puts the scenes together to rescue the victims and save lives.

The second season of the series (formerly titled "1-800-Missing") finds Jess a full-fledged FBI agent who has relocated to the District. This season, she is teamed up with three new partners: Vivica A. Fox, Mark Consuelos and Justin Louis.