SUNDAY, JUNE 15
THE TONY AWARDS
8 P.M. | CBS
Whoopi Goldberg hosts, with Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields
and Liza Minnelli among the presenters.
MONDAY, JUNE 16
10 P.M. | SHOWTIME
Pot dealer Mary-Louise Parker starts season 4 with no home (she torched it), on the lam and exploring new avenues of the trade.
8 P.M. | ABC FAMILY
New series, chipper yet deadpan, about a secret team fighting monsters. Like a happy X-Files
PSYCHIC KIDS: CHILDREN OF THE PARANORMAL
10 P.M. | A&E
Real-life, dead-people-seein' Haley Joel Osments!
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
9 P.M. | NBC
Return of the talent competition judged by David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and Trump favorite Piers Morgan.
TORI & DEAN: HOME SWEET HOLLYWOOD
10 P.M. | OXYGEN
In the third season, Tori Spelling
and husband Dean McDermott leave their bed-and-breakfast and return to L.A.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS: AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW
10 P.M. | MTV
The Dawg's reality competition is back. Expect lots of moves, grooves and energy. Mario Lopez hosts.
Disney Channel, June 20, 8 p.m. ET |
THE JONAS BROTHERS MOVIE!
Welcome to tween heaven—the Jonas Brothers' first TV movie. But Camp Rock
(which also airs on ABC June 21 and ABC Family June 22) is not all that good. It doesn't have the earnest, smart silliness of the High School Musical
franchise. If it did, we might have been spared the scene in which Joe Jonas, crouching beneath a windowsill and hearing a beautiful female singing voice, tries to convey a gaze of tender awe. He looks more as if he just realized he's lost his iPhone. The real star of the film is Demi Lovato as a girl named Mitchie Torres. She's a caterer's daughter and aspiring singer-songwriter who attends a music camp where her folks run the kitchen. Joe Jonas is Shane Gray, an attitudinous pop star whose brothers (Kevin and Nick Jonas, in marginal roles) send him here as a form of humility rehab. Neither is as interesting as Meaghan Jette Martin as mean girl Tess. Her big musical number, performed with revolving mirrors, is a stinging comment on Tess's narcissism. And it's just the right sort of camp.
Showtime, June 16, 10:30 p.m. ET |
This British import gives off the sordid yet frothy vibe of Sex and the City
retooled for a London hooker. Which is weird. Luckily, the show is completely given over to Billie Piper's striking performance as Belle, a working woman who knows the ropes. Piper—who has Denise Richards
' wide mouth and a levelheaded pertness that suggests, of all people, Rachael Ray
—plays Belle as more sensible than sensual, from time to time admitting to a deeper loneliness. The show, occasionally kinky but seldom erotic, doesn't seem real—but Belle does.
The Melrose Place
alum, 46, is all bedroom eyes in Swingtown
, CBS's series about sex in the '70s
OPEN MARRIAGE IS A RISKY TOPIC FOR PRIME TIME If you compare us with Desperate Housewives
, it's so not. They're killing each other. We're just trying to make love!
ANYONE TRY TO LURE YOU INTO SWINGING? I've been approached by people who want to swing with me and my wife [model Pollyanna McIntosh, 29]. I'm like, "Guys, it's a TV show."
HOW'S THE 'STACHE? Cheesy. But [my wife] likes it.
lady and the host of TLC's Your Place or Mine?
test-drive their banter for the awards event, June 20 on ABC
DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A SENSE OF CHEMISTRY? SHEPHERD: I love Dancing with the Stars
. I voted for him. When I saw him, I was like, "He is hot!" MATHISON: Being on All My Children
, I'm across the hall from The View
. I hung out with her. Our energies are similar.
WHO ARE YOU EXCITED TO MEET AT THE AWARDS? MATHISON: Jimmy Kimmel. SHEPHERD: I can't wait to meet that fun, crazy Barbara Walters.
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN GETTING READY? SHEPHERD: I'm fasting. I haven't eaten for nine days and I'm hungry. I've got three gowns and three wig changes. MATHISON: I do too. Four wig changes, three and a half gowns.
ANY PLANS TO JAZZ UP THE FORMAT THIS YEAR? MATHISON: We'll be pretty creative. By "we" I mean Sherri. SHEPHERD: No pressure there!