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updated 09/01/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/01/2008 01:00AM

What's On This Week

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

GENERATION KILL
9 P.M. | HBO
The miniseries ends with the Marines reaching Baghdad, facing new dangers and trying to make sense of it all.

Z ROCK
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

THE CLOSER
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
CHECK LISTINGS
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

GREEK
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

REALITY
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.

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