mystery woman:

Vision of a murder

Sunday at 7 p.m. on Hallmark

Kellie Martin, who stars in the network's "Mystery Movie" franchise, steps behind the cameras to direct this episode.

Samantha Kinsey, photographer and mystery-bookstore owner, is an amateur sleuth who starts tracking clues when a guest at a spa turns up dead.


Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on HBO

Shades of "Fat Actress" without the poundage, or "Chasing Farrah" minus the tousled mane: Lisa Kudrow plays Valerie Cherish -- once a television star, now trying to get back into the spotlight.

Desperate for work, she agrees to appear in a reality series that will allow cameras to follow her as she lands a part on a network sitcom.

Aided by Kudrow's kooky, quirky style, the show tackles the madness of television, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, the dual roles of wife and stepmom, growing older in Hollywood, and the bravery of a comic-tragic 40-year-old woman who's coping with all those pressures.

THE I Do Diaries:

royal Wedding

Sunday at 11 p.m. on Lifetime

This show serves up the dish on Prince Charles's wedding -- from the bride's attire to the reception fare -- as well as the details on top-of-the-line nuptials and which royals are on the marriage market.

Also included: tidbits from self-proclaimed royal watchers Melissa Rivers, Robin Leach and Spanish Princess Tamara Czartoryski-



Monday at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet

"Hollywood Animals Exposed Week" features two new programs: a look at how "Godzilla" climbed to movie fame, airing Monday, and "Animated Animals," a tour of movie and television cartoon creatures, on Wednesday.

Rounding out the week are rebroadcast shows about "Jaws" on Tuesday, "Garfield" on Thursday and "Political

Animals" on Friday.

All five hour-long episodes begin

at 8 p.m.

MTV MOVIE awards

Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on MTV

Viewers chose the nominees via poll, giving the nod to Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Hilary Swank and Uma Thurman.

Best film nominees are "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Napoleon Dynamite," "Spider-Man 2," "Ray," and "The Incredibles."

Jimmy Fallon is the host.


Friday at 8 p.m.

on Disney Channel

In this original movie, Jordan Hinson stars as a 14-year-old girl who longs to be a championship figure skater, but instead finds that being part of a hockey team is better.

Champion skater Kristi

Yamaguchi appears as herself.


school's Out! The Musical

Friday at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon

This one-hour special episode

of the animated series features

rappers Method Man and

Redman performing two

original songs and actor

Ben Stein voicing a malevolent Pixie.

Featuring 11 musical numbers from pop anthems to rap to classic show tunes, the show takes place on the last day of school in Dimmsdale as Timmy Turner and his friends await the start of summer vacation.


Friday at 10 p.m. on Spike

This six-episode series focuses on some of the league's top rookies as they cope with the rigors and rewards of life in the world of professional basketball.

Players in the spotlight include this season's rookie of the year, Emeka Okafor (Charlotte Bobcats); Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers) and J.R. Smith (New Orleans Hornets).

The show also features an inside look at the 76ers' draft-day war room and footage of NBA legends in rookie-welcoming high jinks. Must be seen to be believed: Shaquille O'Neal in Mickey Mouse ears upon his arrival in Orlando.

The series begins its regular run on June 13 at 11 p.m.

p. diddy presents

the bad boys of comedy

Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO

Impresario P. Diddy spotlights up-and-coming urban comics in a new, late-night standup series hosted by emcee Doug E. Fresh and deejay Mr. C. It's taped before an audience at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Returning Series

Entourage, Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO

The 4400, Sunday at 9 p.m. on USA

Six Feet Under, Monday at 9 p.m. on HBO

Blow Out, Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Bravo

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Bravo

The Real Gilligan's Island, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on TBS

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Friday at 11:30 p.m. on HBO