Today's Picks: Tattoos, Rob minus Big, Larry David
It's Thursday night -- and you're probably just going to watch Project Runway anyway.
Also on the airwaves ...
Marked (Series premiere, 9 p.m., HIST): This new series is all about body markings, and the first episode -- "The Devil's Cage" -- explores prison tattoos. Go behind bars and learn how they're made and what they mean.
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., MTV): The pro skateboarder is back for another season of his solo show, and he's starting things off on the right track -- literally -- by trying to be a jockey named "Bolt Speedman." If you're a Rob & Big purist, however, head straight for the other three "Ode to a Twenty-Something Guy" reality shows in MTV's Thursday night lineup. Season 2 of Bully Beatdown (violent ... yet disturbingly satisfying) premieres at 9:30 p.m. and Season 2 of Nitro Circus (Travis Pastrana's very own Jackass) premieres at 10 p.m. Pranked, a brand-new series that showcases the Internet's best pranks, debuts at 10:30 p.m.
Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar (10 p.m., BET): It's been two months since the King of Pop passed -- and even though the media hailstorm is far from calm, we can't help but hope that BET might have something new and insightful to say about MJ. This special includes footage from throughout his musical career, as well as interviews with Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Royal Pains (Season 1 finale, 10 p.m., USA): Mark Feuerstein is finally on a decent show -- maybe next year he'll break his curse and carry this one through its second season. In the season finale, his character Hank deals with a hallucinator, and Divya (Reshma Shetty) and Raj stress about their engagement party.
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