Reality Stars, Recycled
The cocky Richard Hatch (top) gets another chance to strut his stuff when "Battle of the Network Reality Stars" pits the original "Survivor" against other made-in-Hollywood types such as Evan Marriott (center) from "Joe Millionaire" and Wendy Pepper from "Project Runway."
The battle rages Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Bravo, when 32 men and women from 16 reality TV shows face off in challenges such as a joust, a kayak race and a tug-of-war. Other good sports include Sue Hawk from "Survivor," Charla Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan from "The Amazing Race," Heidi Bressler from "The Apprentice" and Will Kirby from "Big Brother."
Sideline reporters Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (bottom, from "The Apprentice"), Bob Guiney ("The Bachelor") and Trishelle Cannatella ("The Real World: Las Vegas") will assist play-by-play host Mike Adamle in calling the events at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
pga championship: final round
Sunday at 2 p.m. on CBS
The 87th annual event boasted a starting field of 97 of golf's top 100 players -- more than a few of whom will be out of the running by time Sunday's finale rolls around. Defending champion Vijay Singh -- who also won in 1998 -- will be joined by 14 other past champions, including Paul Azinger, John Daly and Tiger Woods, a back-to-back winner in 1999 and 2000.
The action airs live from Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., site of the first televised major golf championship in 1954.
my kind of town
Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC
It's amateur night in prime time
as 200 residents from a new town
each week take center stage in this reality series. A handful of the locals will compete in games and gags, and one lucky person will play what the show calls a "big end game." The reward? If they win, they share the prize with the other 199.
Johnny Vaughan of London's "Breakfast Show" is the host.
at 10 p.m.
This new half-hour comedy series, which takes up where the MGM movie of the same name left off, focuses on Calvin (Omar Gooding), who runs the South Side Chicago barbershop he inherited from his father. The ensemble cast who gathers in the shop, which also is the neighborhood hangout, includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anna Brown, Leslie Elliard, Toni Trucks and Dan White.
A MAN WHO BECAME POPE
Monday at 8 p.m. on Hallmark
Piotr Adamczyk stars as Pope John Paul II in this Italian-made biopic of the late pontiff, based on Gian Franco Svidercoschi's book "Stories of Karol: The Unknown Life of John Paul II." The movie was filmed in Italy and Eastern Europe.
The late pope saw the film before he died. His successor, Pope Benedict XVI, screened the film on May 19, the day after what would have been John Paul II's 85th birthday.
six feet unDer 2001-2005
Monday at 8 p.m. on HBO
This one-hour, two-part retrospective of the show's five seasons brings viewers up to date before the 75-minute series finale, "Everyone's Waiting," on Aug. 21.
"Six Feet Under" focuses
on the Fisher family, who own
and operate a mortuary in Los Angeles.
LAZYTowN'S NEW SUPERHERO
Monday at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon
In this one-hour special, Sportacus teaches his gravity-defying-superhero ways to 8-year-old Stephanie, who transforms herself into "SportaStephanie," a heroine in a pink suit.
THE 2005 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS
Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox
Comedian Rob Schneider and actress-singer Hilary Duff host the seventh Teen Choice Awards show from Universal Studios in Los Angeles, where celebrities are presented Teen Choice surfboards after winning the online votes of teenagers.
Multi-platinum rockers Simple Plan and singer Gwen Stefani will perform.
Multiple nominees include Stefani, Jessica Simpson, Ashton Kutcher, Alicia Keys and the Fox series "The O.C."
WIDE ANGLE: AN HONEST CITIZEN
Tuesday at 10 p.m. on MPT
As head of Colombia's anti-drug unit, Maria Cristina Chirolla is trying to bring law and order to her country. But Colombia is mired in a civil war that is funded by a $5 billion-a-year cocaine trade.
As part of President Alvaro Uribe Velez's efforts to restore control of Colombia, Chirolla has ordered raids on drug laboratories and seizures of the lavish homes of drug lords.
Now she's targeted for assassination. In this documentary, she ponders whether the battle is worth fighting.
"Wide Angle" host Bill Moyers provides a post-film interview.
celebrity poker showdown
Thursday at 8 p.m. on Bravo
Cut the cards: It's the sixth season for this reality show that features celebrities vying to win $250,000 for their charity of choice by playing Texas Hold 'Em.
Five players compete on each two-hour show, with the week's winner advancing to the finale. Hidden cameras offer a vicarious look at the players' hands.
Penny Marshall, Rosie O'Donnell, Amber Tamblyn, Meat Loaf, Travis Tritt, Ricki Lake and Alex Trebek are among the players, along with reality show participants Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Jonny Fairplay and Andrew Firestone.
Dave Foley and poker pro Phil Gordon return as hosts.
hidden howie: the private life
of a public nuisance
Thursday at 11 p.m. on Bravo
Howie Mandel's new six-episode series, based on his own life, bills itself as the first series to juxtapose hidden-camera reality with unscripted improvisational comedy. Fans of "The Tonight Show" may enjoying watching how Mandel creates that show's hidden-camera segments.
The cast includes Julie Warner, Estelle Harris and Mandel's son Alex, as well as guest stars such as Jay Leno, Marlee Matlin, Jillian Barberie and John Mendoza.
The show moves to its regular time slot, Mondays at 11 p.m., on Aug. 22.
52 GREATEST ACTION SPORTS ATHLETES
Saturday at 4 p.m. on Spike
This three-hour special looks at the greatest athletes and achievements in action sports. Check in again at 9 p.m. for "The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies," a documentary about the history of the martial-arts film. Hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson, it depicts the best moments of 100 films.