SUNDAY, JUNE 22
EXTRA AND PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S HOTTEST BACHELORS SPECIAL
CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS | SYNDICATED
The supereligibles: Jason Lewis, David Cook and more. Also airs June 21.
THE GIRL WITH EIGHT LIMBS
9 P.M. | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
The true and compelling story of a child who undergoes surgery for a terrible abnormality.
THE TWO COREYS
10 P.M. | A&E
Season Two. Corey Haim (the one on the left) and Corey Feldman keep on squabbling. But hey! Former kid stars—what else you gonna do?
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
8 P.M. | BET
D.L. Hughley is host for the evening, with performers including Alicia Keys (left), Kanye West
, Lil Wayne, Usher and Nelly. Lifetime award honoree: Al Green.
8 P.M. | ABC
Twenty-four contestants are put through wild physical challenges, only apparently without sexy Gladiator names like Thor or Viper or Thighs.
I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW
9 P.M. | ABC
More crazy stunts, but in a Japanese setting. For instance? Players dress as chickens and smash eggs with their feathery rumps.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
10 P.M. | BRAVO
Jaclyn Smith (right) once again hosts the hairstyling competition—all those tresses and emotional messes.
NBC, June 25, 8 p.m. ET
This reality series takes five young couples, ages 18 to 20, sets them up in a pleasant suburban cul-de-sac and hurtles them into the grind of adult responsibility. They spend a few days looking after infants, then toddlers, then tweens, then teens and then old people. (The parents of the on-loan children observe through a monitor.) The concept is a clever way to test whether these couples have the bonded strength to survive stress and hardship—as it turns out, not all of them do—but the show feels more like extreme babysitting. And amid all the pandemonium, none of the lovers' personalities really register. I kept wishing the show had dumped triplets on The Hills' Heidi and Spencer.
ABC, June 26, 10 p.m. ET
A followup to the network's acclaimed Hopkins 24/7 from 2000, this engrossing six-part documentary revisits Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and makes the rounds with doctors, paramedics, patients and their relatives. The big cases, notably a little boy in need of a new heart, make for very powerful viewing. A close-up of the child's mother in the waiting room reacting to some upsetting news is a stunning moment—she sinks back in her chair while her eyes start out of her head in fear. Like all good medical programs, this one moves you, intrigues you and also makes you resolve to eat better and exercise more so that you're not the one in surgery the day the camera team comes by.
He became a star throwing tantrums in his Bravo series (back for season two), but the real estate wheeler-dealer, 38, says he's chilling out.
HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED? I haven't seen any psychics in months. I'm in therapy. It's helping me with my anger and my stress. I also have a spiritual adviser. Wednesdays are self-improvement day!
HOW ELSE DO YOU DE-STRESS? I get a massage once a week; I'm taking the time to walk my three dogs. And I started to take baths.
BIG SUMMER PLANS? I'm renting a house in Malibu. I'm going to stay away from phone calls, lay on the deck, watch the ocean—and think about my next strategy!