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updated 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

What's On This Week

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
9 P.M. | MTV
An offbeat host this year: wild, woolly British comic Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall).

ENTOURAGE
10 P.M. | HBO
Season 5 kicks off with Vince (Adrian Grenier) on the cusp of becoming a Hollywood has-been after his big art movie tanked.

MONDAY, SEPT. 8

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES
8 P.M. | FOX
Dutiful android Cameron (Summer Glau, right) wigs out. Season premiere.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

HOLE IN THE WALL
8 P.M. | FOX
The latest extreme challenge adapted from Japan. Brooke Burns is one of the hosts.

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES
9 P.M. | FOX
The dependably volcanic Chef Ramsay visits a restaurant stuck in the '80s.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

THE ALMA AWARDS
8 P.M. | ABC
Eva Longoria Parker (left) hosts the annual awards show saluting Latinos in the arts. Career tribute to Linda Ronstadt.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
11:30 P.M. | NBC
Superswimmer Michael Phelps (right) hosts the season opener.

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