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Must See HDTV (July 5th - 10th)


After a long holiday weekend we're ready to get back to it, and although this week's Blu-ray releases were unexciting beyond some Pixar re-releases there's still plenty to watch on TV. This time around we'll try extending through the weekend because really, why should we wait until Sunday to talk about Larry David?

Curb Your Enthusiasm
While Larry David may not understand why anyone wants to see this old man in HD, we wouldn't have it any other way and Curb is ready to kick off its second season in high definition Sunday night. Last season featured a Seinfeld reunion show-within-the-show and while the title itself may be a warning to lower our expectations, we can't wait to see where it will go next.
(July 10th, HBO, 10 p.m.)

If you've been missing out on Elijah Wood starring as a somewhat lost young man suddenly accompanied by a dog that he (but not anyone else) sees as a human being, this Thursday's episode is an opportunity to correct a grave mistake. Yes, it's a remake of an Australian show, and a lot like a live action version of Calvin & Hobbes or Brian from Family Guy. So?
(July 7th, FX, 10 p.m.)

Women's World Cup soccer
Yes, it's soccer, and it's women's soccer, but we'll always take an opportunity to watch the beautiful game being played at a high level with national pride on the line. The US faces Sweden in their final opening round match and having already locked up a spot in the quarterfinals, will play to determine seeding in the hopes of avoiding playing Brazil in the next round. Consider this one a warm up to get familiar with the squad before the matches get real this weekend.
(July 6th, ESPN2, 2:45 p.m., replay at 9 p.m.)

Hobo With A Shotgun
Das Boot
Ratatouille (re-release)
Wall-E (re-release)
Up (re-release)

MasterChef, Fox, 9 p.m.
Memphis Beat, TNT, 9 p.m.
White Collar, USA, 9 p.m.
Covert Affairs, USA, 10 p.m.
Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 10 p.m.
Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10 p.m.
Hard Time: Battle Behind Bars, National Geographic Channel, 10 p.m.

Franklin & Bash, TNT, 9 p.m
I Shouldn't Be Alive (season premiere), Animal Planet, 9 p.m.
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (series premiere), History, 10 p.m.
Men of a Certain Age (season finale), TNT, 10 p.m.
Royal Pains, USA, 9 p.m.
Necessary Roughness, USA, 10 p.m.
Love in the Wild, NBC, 10 p.m.
Sweden/USA Women's World Cup Soccer, ESPN2, 2:45 p.m.

Wipeout, ABC, 8 p.m.
Burn Notice, USA, 9 p.m.
Swords: Life on the Line (season finale), Discovery, 10 p.m.
Wilfred, FX, 10 p.m.
Louie, FX, 10:30 p.m.
Love Bites, NBC, 10 p.m.
Futurama, Comedy Central, 10 p.m.

Flashpoint, CBS, 8 p.m.
Friday Night Lights, NBC, 8 p.m.
Friday Night Fights, ESPN2 / ESPN 3D, 9 p.m.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (season premiere), TLC, 9 p.m.
Torchwood (season premiere), Starz, 10 p.m.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Racing @ Kentucky, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Dino Gangs, Discovery, 8 p.m.
CHAOS, CBS, 8 p.m.
Outcasts, BBC America, 9 p.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Kentucky, TNT, 7:30 p.m.

2011 College Home Run Derby, CBS, 2 p.m.
British Grand Prix, Fox, 12 p.m. (tape delay)
Leverage, TNT, 9 p.m.
True Blood, HBO, 9 p.m.
Indestructibles, National Geographic, 10 p.m.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (season premiere), HBO, 10 p.m.

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