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What’s On This Week

SUNDAY, JULY 20

THE ESPYS

9 P.M. | ESPN

A night honoring sports—what are those?—with host Justin Timberlake (right) and Wimbledon champ Venus Williams.

MONDAY, JULY 21

HEIDI FLEISS: THE WOULD-BE MADAM OF CRYSTAL

9 P.M. | HBO

Sad, strange documentary about the Hollywood Madam’s Nevada dreams.

WANNA BET?

9 P.M. | ABC

New game show that has celebrities (Sherri Shepherd, for one) wagering on just folks trying to pull off stunts.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES

10 P.M. | LOGO

Broadly campy new show about a young, gay man and his Southern family.

CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK

10 P.M. | A&E

New season of trippy illusions from a guy whose hair looks spellbound too.

THE BABY BORROWERS

9 P.M. | NBC

Next-to-last (and best) episode: Morgan (left) cares for a teen and shoulders an additional burden.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

HANNAH MONTANA/MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT

8 P.M. | DISNEY

Miley Cyrus‘s big-screen hit is the crown on a marathon day of Hannah Montana episodes.

High School Musical: Get in the Picture

ABC, July 20, 8 p.m. ET

NEW SERIES!

REALITY

This summer series, not available for review, probably can be imagined like one of those small, humming UFOs that preceded the Mother Ship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. You know who Mamma is: The High School Musical franchise has been such a juggernaut that the third one will premiere in movie theaters in October. Zac Efron singing about love in IMAX will change our lives FOREVER!

Hosted by Nick Lachey, Get in the Picture is a massive talent search that ends with the winner starring in the movie’s closing-credits video. If I were Nick, I’d follow the lead of Sharpay—undercut the finalists and win the thing for myself.