The National Spelling Bee, the French Open, and The Hard Times of RJ Berger


8 p.m., ABC

National Spelling Bee

Over 200 of the country's best, brightest, and most adorable 8-to-15-year-olds will put their wicked spelling skills and hilariously entertaining quirks on display as they compete to win the 83rd annual bee.

Season 3 premiere, 9 p.m., ANIMAL

Whale Wars

In the Season 3 premiere, Captain Watson leads a fleet of three ships on a campaign against illegal whaling in the Antarctic.

10 p.m., SHO

Hal Sparks: Charmageddon

Former Queer as Folk star Hal Sparks performs a stand-up comedy set and puts his spiky-haired spin on hicks, non-smokers, cows, and other such topics.

10 p.m., STARZ

Party Down

At the yearly company picnic, Ron (Ken Marino) lobbies for a job at the company headquarters, Casey (Lizzy Caplan) tries to win all of the competitive events, and Roman (Martin Starr) and Kyle (Ryan Hansen) pick a fight with their rivals at Val Halla catering.

Also on the airwaves...
Past Life, 8 p.m., FOX
Friday Night Lights, 8 p.m., NBC
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, 8 p.m., CARTOON
Flashpoint, 9 p.m., CBS
Gavin and Stacey, 9 p.m., BBC America
Stargate Universe, 9 p.m., Syfy
Not Going Out, 9:40 p.m., BBC America
Miami Medical, 10 p.m., CBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Gravity, 10:30 p.m., STARZ
MLB Baseball: Cubs v. Astros
ATP Tennis: French Open Men's Semifinal


7 p.m., ABC Family

Toy Story

Catch up with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang before the release of Toy Story 3. ABC Family is also airing Toy Story 2 on Sunday at 9 p.m.

Check local listings

ATP Tennis: French Open Women's Final

No. 7 seed Samantha Stosur of Australia faces No. 17 seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

Also on the airwaves...
Doctor Who, 9 p.m., BBC America
The Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America
MLB Baseball: Indians v. White Sox
Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes


9 p.m., MTV

2010 MTV Movie Awards

Following Snooki-led coverage of the red carpet arrivals, Parks and Recreation's Aziz Ansari hosts the 19th annual awards ceremony. With celebrity appearances from Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, and Bradley Cooper, it's bound to be a party.

10 p.m., HBO


New Orleans is abuzz with preparations for its first post-Katrina Fat Tuesday, but Creighton (John Goodman) can't seem to get into the Mardi Gras mood.

Series premiere, 11 p.m., MTV

The Hard Times of RJ Berger

What do you get when you cross Hung with Boy Meets World? A hilarious-looking new show about a well-endowed teenager, of course.

Check local listings

ATP Tennis: French Open Men's Final

The field hasn't yet been narrowed to two... but something tells me that Rafael Nadal is going to do some major damage.

Also on the airwaves...
'Til Death, 7 p.m., FOX
Sons of Tucson, 7:30 p.m., FOX
The Next Food Network Star, Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., FOOD
Drop Dead Diva, Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., LIFETIME
The Tudors, 9 p.m., SHO
Kate Plus 8, 9 & 10 p.m., TLC
Breaking Bad, 10 p.m., AMC
NBA Finals, Game 2: Lakers v. Celtics
MLB Baseball: Yankees v. Blue Jays, Cubs v. Astros, Brewers v. Cardinals

What are you watching this weekend?

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