Weekend Picks: Psych, Joan Rivers, a Gigantic Wall

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It's the weekend -- say goodbye to Dirty Sexy Money and hello to four new reality shows!

Here are this weekend's key new episodes:

FRIDAY
Mental (9 p.m., FOX) | What Not to Wear (9 p.m., TLC) | Monk (Season 8 premiere, 9 p.m., USA)
Eureka (9 p.m., Syfy)

SATURDAY
Face the Ace (9 p.m., NBC)

SUNDAY
Big Brother | (8 p.m., CBS), True Blood (9p.m., HBO) | Defying Gravity (10 p.m., ABC) | Hung (10 p.m., HBO)
Entourage (10:30 p.m., HBO)

Also on the airwaves...

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
Analyze This and Analyze That (5 p.m., BRAVO): Before Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) had Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco), Paul Vitti (Robert DeNiro) had Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal). Relive the mobster's memories and his analyst's antics with back-to-back screenings of Analyze This and Analyze That.

Surviving Suburbia (8 p.m., ABC): Bob Saget has officially completed his first season as a non-Danny Tanner TV dad. But Saget may have to look elsewhere if he wants to continue giving fatherly advice on the small screen -- tonight marks the series finale of the short-lived show.

Chefs vs. City (Series premiere, 10 p.m., FOOD): In this new reality show, chefs Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino race against big-city foodies to find the best urban eats. In the first episode, they tackle New York City's restaurant scene.

Psych (Season 4 premiere, 10 p.m., USA): Art thievery is serious business -- and the Psych guys sure know a lot about impressionism. In the season opener, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) meet a rather refined robber.

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS): The Late Show is in repeats this week -- but we're still going to (re-)watch Joaquin Phoenix's unforgettable dazed-and-confused performance from earlier this year.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
ESPN Classic marathon (12 p.m., ESPNcls): ESPN Classic is airing three exceptional sports match-ups from years past, starting at noon with the 2004 Duke-North Carolina basketball game. Then, at 2 p.m., re-witness Game 4 of the 1984 NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. Finally, at 6 p.m., watch Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in the epic "Thrilla in Manila" fight from 1975.

Dirty Sexy Money (Series finale, 10 p.m., ABC): Say it ain't so! In the final episode, we'll find out about Simon's (Blair Underwood) manipulative ways, Lisa's (Zoe McLellan) novel idea, and Nola's (Lucy Liu) travel plans before the show goes dark for good.


George Lopez: Tall, Dark, and Chicano (10 p.m., HBO): George Lopez is proud of his heritage -- and he's the first one joke about it, too. In this stand-up special, he addresses racial stereotypes, observes cultural misconceptions, and speaks his mind like no other comedian can.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (Tournament premiere, 8 p.m., ABC): Regis Philbin returns to host the 10th Anniversary edition of Millionaire. The two-week tournament starts tonight; expect appearances by former contestants, celebrity competitors, and a heavy dose of campy reality show nostalgia. Already sick of the Millionaire theme music? Watch the series premiere of Shark Tank, which follows Millionaire at 9 p.m. With contestants pitching their inventions to business moguls, it's like The Apprentice Lite.

There Goes the Neighborhood (Series premiere, 9 p.m., CBS): In order to watch this reality show, apply the usual train wreck logic: Assume it's awful, assume it's entertaining nonetheless, and remember that the six families on the show volunteered to live behind a huge wall for the chance to win $250,000.

Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew (Season 4 premiere, 9 p.m., MTV): Another season full of Randy Jackson-sponsored dance crews? Sweet, dawg! Now that Paula's unemployed, maybe she'll pay her ex-fellow judge a visit.

The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers (10 p.m., COMEDY): Joan Rivers is so old that she went to Dr. Frankenstein for her first plastic surgery! Okay, I'm no comedian. But the roasters on this special are, and they're going to rip Joan Rivers to shreds. Even more than her doctors already have. (I'll be here all week.)

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