Channel Surfing Weekend Edition – July 31-August 2

Channel Surfing Weekend Edition – July 31-August 2

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Two bits of great news about the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm: It premieres on Sept. 20 on HBO and Larry David has confirmed that all four Seinfeld cast members will reunite for a five-episode Curb storyline arc.

– More HBO: The network has renewed Hung, True Blood and Entourage (which has just not gotten better since its lackluster season premiere).

– AOL TV has my round-up of scoops and spoilers for Mad Men‘s third season.

Amy Poehler will return to co-host a couple of Thursday night editions of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live this season.

Conan O’Brien‘s overall ratings at The Tonight Show continue on a downward spiral.

– Who else thought Sheree was gonna smack that party planner on The Real Housewives of Atlanta season premiere last night?

Lorenzo Lamas says he hopes the new reality series he and his family are doing for E! will help repair his relationship with his son, who is rumored to have slept with his dad’s ex-wife. Well, if there’s anything we know about reality TV, it’s that it helps bring people together, right Gosselins, Jessica and Nick, Carmen and Dave, Linda and Hulk, Britney and Kevin, Whitney and Bobby

– PopSugar has high school photos of More to Love bachelor Luke Conley, back when there was less of him to love.

– And this weekend in primetime:

– In case you missed it, NBC begins re-airing its fab cop drama Southland, beginning with the pilot (8PM ET)
– MTV2 has four classic Beavis and Butt-Head eps (8PM)
– Holly J tells Spinner how she feels about him on Degrassi: The Next Generation (8PM, The N)
– If Superman, a.k.a. Dean Cain, can’t answer yes to the question Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (8PM, Fox), what hope do the rest of us have?
Bono and The Edge guest on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (8PM, BBCA)
– New Mental at 9PM on Fox
– Actor and real-life Marine R. Lee Ermey hosts History Channel’s new series Lock ‘n Load with R. Lee Ermey (9PM), which examines the history of firearms
– Are Eureka‘s (9PM, SyFy) rivals in bowling also behind a series of pranks in town?
– New weight loss requires new clothing on What Not to Wear (9PM, TLC)
Whale Wars turns civil – as in civil war – in a new episode (9PM, Animal Planet)
– Poor pup – Cesar helps out with a five-legged pooch on Dog Whisperer (9PM, NG)
– On Say Yes to the Dress (10PM, TLC), a bride-to-be who gave her fiancé a kidney shops for her gown
– The team tries to protect a beer cave made out of hundreds of bottles of ale on Catch It Keep It (10PM, Science)
– Back-to-back My Super Sweet 16 episodes on Style (10PM)

– It’s a seven-hour Golden Girls marathon (6PM) on WE
– Food Network has a three-hour marathon of Diners, Drive-Ins and Drives with Guy Fieri (8PM)
– And TV Land hosts 12 hours of Roseanne (8PM)
– Dogs are behaving badly on back-to-back eps of In the Dog House on Animal Planet (8PM)
– BBCA has a repeat of the series premiere (8PM) and a new ep (9PM) of its new drama Being Human
– Amateurs try to win big cash from poker pros on NBC’s new series Face the Ace (9PM)
– Bill tries to be romantic on The Bill Engvall Show (9PM, TBS)
– Suze dishes tips on how to explain the current economic climate to your kiddies on The Suze Orman Show (9PM, CNBC)
– SyFy’s guilty pleasure movie of the week: Dragonquest (9PM)
– Nick and Karen admit they’re in love on Dirty Sexy Money (10PM, ABC)

Ty Pennington makes over the park in a small British town on Ty’s Great British Adventure (8PM, ABC)
– New Merlin ep on NBC (8PM)
Ruby‘s (8PM, Style) weight loss means she can get rid of old clothing
– Nominations for the next eviction are revealed on Big Brother 11 (8PM, CBS)
Shark Week 2009 kicks off (9PM) on the Discovery Channel!
– Admitted gold digger Megan Hauserman tries to land a rich dude on her Rock of Love spin-off Megan Wants a Millionaire (9PM, VH1)
– Sookie desperately needs Bill’s help during her mission with Hugo on True Blood (9PM, HBO)
Dawson’s Creek star James van der Beek stars in the conclusion of the weather-themed miniseries The Storm on NBC (9PM)
– Jane gets caught up in Deb’s parents’ divorce on Drop Dead Diva (9PM, Lifetime)
Office Space star Ron Livingston is an astronaut who embarks on a long mission to Venus in the new ABC drama series Defying Gravity (9PM)
– Back-to-back new episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E (9 and 9:30PM)
Melissa or Jeffrey becomes the Next Food Network Star in the fifth season finale (9PM, Food Network)
– A bride threatens to poison her hubby-to-be on Bridezillas (9PM, WE)
– On Ice Road Truckers (9PM, History), spinouts and unsecure loads plague the drivers
– A male model bites the dust on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9PM, USA)
– On a new In Plain Sight on USA (10PM), an employee has to go on the run after turning in his shady boss
– Claudia Joy helps Haneen head back to the Middle East on Army Wives (10PM, Lifetime)
– Kendra and Hank get married on Kendra (10PM, E!)
Amazing Wedding Cakes (10PM, WE) will feature a Lakers cake
– Jesse hopes into a World War II fighter plane on Jesse James Is a Dead Man (10PM, Spike)
– Back-to-back new episodes of Pawn Stars on History Channel (10 and 10:30PM)
– On Hung (10PM, HBO), Tanya goes on a date with Floyd and one of Ray’s “happiness” clients isn’t happy and demands a re-do
– And Ari continues to make Lloyd jump through hoops for that promotion on Entourage (10:30PM, HBO)

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