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Must See HDTV (July 25th - 31st)


It's heating up outside which is giving us even more of a reason to visit our favorite place -- inside watching the television. Of course, we've got to know what's on first so take a look below to see our pics of what to watch this week. One more treat, check after the break for the entire Hollywood Hi-Tech episode we mentioned last week, the explanations may be a bit basic for many of you but if you enjoy seeing home theater builds it's an interesting one.

X Games 17
ESPN's made for TV extreme sports spectacle takes off in its 17th iteration this week. Of course, it's back in 3D as well, so if you have one of those TVs you'll want to tune in to find out exactly what you paid for -- the in-car rallycar cameras are not to be missed. Whether you're watching in HD or 3D it's always the perfect event because it was designed that way, and while it may lack the historic luster of the Olympics, we can still appreciate it.
(Thursday through Sunday, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN 3D)

Shark Week
Discovery kicks off Shark Week on Sunday with two specials predictably focused on the baddest fish of them all, the Great White. The 24th year is being hosted by Andy Samberg and the two specials airing Sunday include Great White Invasion, an investigation of increasingly close quarters shared by sharks and humans, and Jaws Comes Home, which follows the journey of five Great White sharks.
(Sunday, Discovery)

As an MTV show, this one is predictably angsty and teen focused, but we checked out the pilot last week and found out it was actually pretty funny. Following the misadventures of a high school girl whose slip and fall in her bathroom was misdiagnosed as a suicide attempt, we're willing to give it a shot. My So-Called Life it ain't, but it might be able to make us laugh until school is actually back in session.
(Tuesday, MTV, 11 p.m.)

Blu-ray & Games
  • Source Code
  • The Blues Brothers
  • National Lampoon's Animal House
  • Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
  • Eureka, Syfy, 8 p.m.
  • MasterChef, Fox, 9 p.m.
  • Law & Order: CI, NBC, 9 p.m.
  • The Closer, TNT, 9 p.m.
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 10 p.m.
  • Warehouse 13, Syfy, 9 p.m.
  • Alphas, Syfy, 10 p.m.
  • There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane, HBO, 9 p.m.
  • Nazi Hunters, National Geographic Channel, 9 p.m.
  • Weeds, Showtime, 10 p.m.
  • The Big C, Showtime, 10:30 p.m.

  • It's Worth What?, NBC, 8 p.m.
  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 9 p.m.
  • Deadliest Catch (season finale), Discovery, 9 p.m.
  • MasterChef, Fox, 9 p.m.
  • Memphis Beat, TNT, 9 p.m.
  • White Collar, USA, 9 p.m.
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10 p.m.
  • Covert Affairs, USA, 10 p.m.
  • Web Therapy, Showtime, 11 p.m.
  • Awkward, MTV, 11 p.m.
  • World Football Challenge: Juventus/America, ESPN2, 8 p.m.

  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8 p.m.
  • Franklin & Bash, TNT, 9 p.m.
  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 9 p.m.
  • Sons of Guns, Discovery, 9 p.m.
  • Royal Pains, USA, 9 p.m.
  • Inside NASCAR, Showtime, 9 p.m.
  • Meat America, History, 9 p.m.
  • Hollywood Hi-Tech, DIY Network, 9:30 p.m.
  • Damages, DirecTV, 10 p.m.
  • Love In The Wild, NBC, 10 p.m.
  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10 p.m.
  • Rescue Me, FX, 10 p.m.
  • One Man Army, Discovery, 10 p.m.
  • Deadliest Warrior, Spike, 10 p.m.
  • The Franchise: A Season With The San Francisco Giants, Showtime, 10 p.m.
  • MLS All-Star Game, ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.

  • X-Games 17, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 7 p.m.
  • Burn Notice, USA, 9 p.m.
  • Jersey Shore, MTV, 10 p.m.
  • Suits, USA, 10 p.m.
  • Futurama, Comedy Central, 10 p.m.
  • Wilfred, FX, 10 p.m.
  • Louie, FX, 10:30 p.m.
  • Ugly Americans, Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.
  • LA Ink (summer premiere), TLC, 10 p.m.

  • X-Games 17, ESPN & ESPN 3D, 7 p.m.
  • Flashpoint, CBS, 8 p.m.
  • Torchwood, Starz, 10 p.m.
  • Haven, Syfy, 10 p.m.
  • Say Yes to the Dress (season finale), TLC, 10 p.m.
  • John Pinette: Still Hungry, Comedy Central, 11 p.m.
  • Young, Broke & Beautiful (season finale), IFC, 11 p.m.
  • Friday Night Fights, ESPN2, 9 p.m.

  • X Games 17, ESPN2 & ESPN 3D, 9 p.m.
  • The Cabin, Hallmark Movie Channel, 8 p.m.
  • Age of Dragons, Syfy, 9 p.m.
  • Outnumbered (series premiere), BBC America, 11 p.m.
  • Friday Night Dinner (series premiere), BBC America, 11:30 p.m.
  • NASCAR Nationwide Series @ Indianapolis, ESPN 7:30 p.m.
  • World Football Challenge: Barcelona/Man U.,ESPN2, 7 p.m.

  • F1 Hungarian GP, 8 a.m., Speed
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Indianapolis, ESPN, 1 p.m.
  • X Games 17, ESPN2 & ESPN 3D, 7 p.m.
  • Great White Invasion, Discovery, 9 p.m.
  • Jaws Comes Home, Discovery, 10 p.m.
  • Leverage, TNT, 9 p.m.
  • True Blood, HBO, 9 p.m.
  • The Glades, A&E, 10 p.m.
  • In Plain Sight, USA, 10 p.m.
  • Breaking Bad, AMC, 10 p.m.
  • Bar Rescue, Spike TV, 10 p.m.
  • The Real L Word (season finale), Showtime
  • Top Gear, History, 10 p.m.
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 10 p.m.
  • Entourage, HBO, 10:30 p.m.

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