Persons Unknown, Doctor Who, and True Blood

By Stefanie Lee

Jul 16, 2010


9 p.m., ANIMAL

Whale Wars

One of Watson’s ships is destroyed after it collides with a Japanese vessel. Ouch.

9 p.m., Syfy


Project Tiny causes a big fuss at the Founder’s Day celebration, and Carter (Colin Ferguson) and the rest of the gang must get used to the new time line—whatever that is.

11:35 p.m., NBC

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay welcomes former Daily Show host Craig Kilborn and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer.

Also on the airwaves...
Wife Swap, 8 p.m., ABC
The Jensen Project, 8 p.m., NBC
Flashpoint, 10 p.m., CBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Chefs vs. City, 10 p.m., FOOD
Haven, 10 p.m., Syfy
DC Cupcakes, Series premiere, 10 & 10:30 p.m., TLC
Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 12
PGA Golf: British Open, 2nd Round


8 p.m., NBC

Persons Unknown

Joe (Jason Wiles) falls ill, so Erika (Kandyse McClure) agrees to treat him if he reveals his secret. Meanwhile, Renbe (Gerald Kyd) and Kat (Lola Glaudini) attend Tori’s funeral in Rome.

9 p.m., BBC America

Doctor Who

The Doctor’s (Matt Smith) allies warn him that Pandorica is about to open—and release the most terrifying creature in the universe. No biggie.

Also on the airwaves...
The Bridge, 8 p.m., CBS
The Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America
MLB Baseball: White Sox. v. Twins
Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 13
PGA Golf: British Open, 3rd Round


8 p.m., FOOD

Food Network Challenge

Produce carvers, construction workers, and artists team up to create landscape scenes made entirely out of food. I wonder if any of them will cheat and do a landscape of a grocery store.

9 p.m., HBO

True Blood

Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) seek out an expert’s advice on how to retaliate against Russell’s werewolves, and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) has a craving for revenge after an old memory comes back to haunt him.

9 p.m., TNT


The team is thrust onto the country music scene while tailing a sketchy record executive—and Eliot (Christian Kane) even becomes an actual country music star! Plus, John Schneider guest-stars.

Check local listings

British Open: Final Round

The PGA Tour’s finest have been tackling the Old Course at St. Andrews all week long, but only one will get the trophy. Will Graeme McDowell claim his second major title of the year? Will Tiger Woods actually earn his respect back?

Also on the airwaves...
Sons of Tucson, 7 p.m., FOX
Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS
Scoundrels, 9 p.m., ABC
Next Food Network Star, 9 p.m., FOOD
Drop Dead Diva, 9 p.m., LIFETIME
The Gates, 10 p.m., ABC
The Glades, 10 p.m., A&E;
Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, 10 p.m., E!
24 Hour Restaurant Battle, 10 p.m., FOOD
Hung, 10 p.m., HBO
HGTV Design Star , 10 p.m., HGTV
The Real L Word, 10 p.m., SHO
Holly’s World, 10:30 p.m., E!
Entourage, 10:30 p.m., HBO
MLB Baseball: White Sox. v. Twins, Phillies v. Cubs, Rays v. Yankees
Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 14

What are you watching this weekend?

Follow writer Stefanie Lee on Twitter: @StefAtTVDotCom

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  • Beecckka Jul 19, 2010

    True blood!! AWESOME!!!!

  • beilmandulin Jul 18, 2010

    I look forward to hearing Christian Kane sing on TV again.

  • dumbsaint Jul 18, 2010

    I'm the Doctor. Doctor Who? Just the Doctor. I don't get it. Yeah, I know, it's awesome.

  • GoKuVeGeTaGoHaN Jul 18, 2010

    True Blood and Entourage.

  • GreyMinerva Jul 17, 2010

    True Blood and Leverage, primarily.

  • SartaqKhan Jul 17, 2010

    Persons Unknown, Haven, The Gates, The Glades, True Blood, and Hung.

  • costello7 Jul 17, 2010

    Persons Unknown. Exactly my kind of show. A group of random yet not so random people placed in a mysterious place by sinister forces, lots of backstory and mythology unfolding and, just as things start to develop and get'll get pulled and we'll never find out what happened or why. (Anybody remember The Fifth Corner?)

  • hockey9927 Jul 17, 2010

    Eureka, i love that show

  • Starprincess13 Jul 17, 2010

    Doctor Who

  • MrPointy75 Jul 17, 2010

    Already watched Dr. Who, thanks to BBCA's stupid weeks off, I found other ways. :)

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