August opens with some new offerings on the horizon. A&E airs "Growing Up Gotti," a reality view of a mob family. Tiger Woods plays in prime time on ABC's Battle at the Bridges, and "Tiger Cruise," a new movie with a 9-11 theme, airs on Disney. Billy Crystal and daughter Lindsay team up for HBO's documentary "My Uncle Berns." UPN debuts "The Player," while PBS salutes the band Phish and the Olympics. Discovery also catches the Olympic spirit with "Animal Games." And Paris Hilton talks about her life.
Mystery! foyle's War II: war Games
Sunday at 9 p.m. on WETA
Michael Kitchen returns in the third of four new episodes featuring the enigmatic police inspector Christopher Foyle.
Foyle, assigned to the home front while the battles rage in 1940, is busy fighting crimes linked to the war.
Foyle is refereeing a series of Home Guard maneuvers, but also investigates the death of a secretary at a multinational company. The woman plunged to her death at the company's London headquarters, prompting debate over whether it was a suicide. And there's a stolen gold box in the mix as well.
The episode also airs on Monday at 10 p.m. on MPT
BATTLE AT THE BRIDGES
Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC
For the sixth consecutive year, the network brings golf to prime time.
A pair of two-player teams -- Tiger Woods and Hank Kuehne, Phil Mickelson and John Daly -- will tee it up for a one-round, best-ball challenge.
The three-hour event will be played at the Bridges, in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
it: A phish concert special
Monday at 10 p.m. on WETA
On the eve of the band's breakup, the group Phish is spotlighted in this 90-minute special.
Phish, a musical success for the past 20 years, drew 60,000 fans to Limestone, Maine, in August 2003 for a two-day music festival.
The program includes interviews with band members as well as footage from the live performance.
The real olyMPICs
Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS
With the world focused on Athens, where this year's Olympic Games are less than two weeks away, PBS takes a look back.
The history of the modern games is explored in a pair of programs. Using staged events featuring actors and extras, the shows demonstrate the early competitions such as chariot racing and combat sports. The shows conclude that the 21st-century version of the Olympics is more similar to the ancient games than we realize.
Wednesday at 9 p.m. on UPN
Miami and South Beach, Fla., provide the backdrop for this new dating reality series.
The show features 13 young men -- whose occupations include lawyer, salesman and professional slamball player -- living in a mansion with Dawn, Ananda and Jinelle, two of whom are models.
The men all believe themselves to be "masters of the opposite sex," and must use their most strategic dating tactics to triumph.
Winning on this show means they must both impress Dawn and win the approval of her friends.
In true competitive fashion, the show includes sudden-death elimination -- just like in real sports! -- until one man is left standing.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Friday at 7 a.m. on ABC
If it's a summer Friday morning, there's a pop concert in the air, at least in New York City.
The morning show continues the tradition of its Summer Concert series with a live performance by Jessica Simpson, star of MTV's "Newlyweds."
The free concerts are held at Bryant Park, where GMA's on-air personalities interview and introduce the performer of the day.
MISS TEEN USA
Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC
Shine up the tiara -- it's time for the country's top teenager to be crowned in this live broadcast from Palm Springs, Calif.
Young women from all 50 states and the District are set to be judged in the categories of swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
Hosted by Toni Potts and Vanessa Manillo, who was Miss Teen USA in 1998, the show also will feature performances by Brandy and JC Chasez.