Picks and Pans Main: TV
updated 09/01/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/01/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
9 P.M. | HBO
The miniseries ends with the Marines reaching Baghdad, facing new dangers and trying to make sense of it all.
11:30 P.M. | IFC
New half-hour comedy about three big-haired Brooklyn rockers who make ends meet playing kids' birthday parties.
MONDAY, AUGUST 25
9 P.M. | TNT
The team investigates the shooting of a detective's brother. Directed by Kevin Bacon, husband of series star Kyra Sedgwick (right).
AMERICA'S TOUGHEST JOBS
9 P.M. | NBC
New reality competition throws 13 men and women into scary, messy occupations, including logging and crab catching. Suggestion: Serial killer!
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Michelle Obama will speak on the first night in Denver. Oh, why are the ladies of The View off on vacation now?
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
9 P.M. | ABC FAMILY
New season. Casey (Spencer Grammer, left) has to decide whether to boot out a sorority sis who had too wild a break.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
FOR THE LOVE OF GRACE
9 P.M. | HALLMARK
Mark Consuelos (right) plays a widowed firefighter whose life changes after he rescues a woman writer.
THE TOP 40!
America's Got Talent
NBC, Aug. 26, 8 p.m. ET
There's nothing wrong with refusing to hide your light under a bushel. Whether you should go and unveil it for David Hasselhoff and the American public is potentially another matter. NBC's massive reality talent hunt, which went on break for the run of the Beijing Olympics, returns with live performances from the top 40 (one of whom will have been determined by online voting). The lineup includes a sweet 4-year-old singer, Kaitlyn Maher; a 7'3" sideshow performer named George the Giant; a thundering opera singer, Neal E. Boyd (nicknamed "the voice of Missouri"); and—my favorite—a Britney Spears impersonator, Derrick Barry. It doesn't seem all that likely he'll win, but the real Britney can always use a double to dodge photographers.