AMERICAN CANDIDATE

Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime

Ever thought your co-worker or next-door neighbor would do a better job as president than the man running the country?

This new series attempts to identify one individual who has the qualifications to be president of the United States.

Over a 10-week period, 12 diverse contestants will compete in a series of challenges designed to show viewers what really happens in the making of a presidential candidate.

MY UNCLE BERNS

Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on HBO

Billy Crystal serves as executive producer of this documentary from his daughter, Lindsay Crystal.

The subject of the film is her 88-year-old great-uncle and his remarkable journey through the 20th century.

TIGER CRUISE

Friday at 8 p.m. on Disney

Tired of being labeled a Navy brat, Maddie Dolan visits her father aboard a naval operations ship, in hopes of persuading him to leave his military career, but when terrorists attack the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Maddie realizes that she is not the only one who needs him.

SNAPPED

Friday at 9 p.m. on Oxygen

This new half-hour series aims to answer the age-old question, "What would cause a woman to kill her mate?"

The answer: Plenty.

All of the subjects have murder in common but their backgrounds are diverse: they range from a millionaire bride to small-town sweethearts.

MAN IN THE MIRROR:

THE MICHAEL JACKSON STORY

Friday at 9 p.m. on VH1

This original movie about Michael Jackson, who is probably as well known for the scandals that surround him as for his outstanding musical career, comes in time for his September trial. Flex Alexander stars as the King of Pop.