By Jennifer Wulff Mark Dagostino Reagan Alexander
August 06, 2007 12:00 PM

What’s On This Week

MONDAY, JULY 30

SIX DEGREES OF MARTINA MCBRIDE

9 P.M. | ABC

Six singers jump through hoops to win a recording deal in this special. The first hurdle? Trying to link themselves to Martina McBride in six steps.

TOP 5 EATEN ALIVE

10 P.M. | DISCOVERY

Ouch! Shark attack victims describe what it’s like to be mistaken for an hors d’oeuvre. In a word? Scary. If you find yourself hungry for other tales from the sea, it’s the Discovery Channel’s 20th annual Shark Week, so there’s plenty more action where that came from.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

MURDER

10 P.M. | SPIKE TV

Morbid? Oh yeah. In this grisly series, real-life murder scenes are reenacted and teams compete to try to piece together the clues. Sadly, it’s never Professor Plum in the library with the lead pipe.

FLIPPING OUT

10 P.M. | BRAVO

Jeff Lewis (right) buys houses, pours a fortune into remodeling and sells them for profit. Oh, and he has OCD. He’s like the Monk of real estate. Only not as adorable. Or as watchable.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

THE NINE

10 P.M. | ABC

Last fall’s drama about nine bank robbery hostages ends its run and deserves a watch. Do it for Scott Wolf (right, with costar Jessica Collins).

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

9 P.M. | FOX

With the finals fast approaching, the top eight Gumby-like kids will make you feel like more of a klutz than usual.

My Boys
TBS, Mondays, 10 p.m. (ET)

DRAMA

Those one-of-the-guys Rizzo-type girls can be grating sometimes, but sports reporter PJ (Jordana Spiro) is just the right blend of fun and femininity. With her male buddies by her side, she plays fantasy baseball, joins in on poker night and is quick with a high-five. But it’s her hopeless crush on friend Brendan (Reid Scott) that makes this sweet series, which first scored with viewers last fall, a home run. PJ finds some distraction in Cubs player Matt (Scrubs’ Michael Bunin). But then she’s tormented by her journalistic ethics. “I know I shouldn’t insert myself in the story, but what if that story has striking blue eyes and a jawline that can slice cheese?” she asks. She strikes out again. But instead of crying on a pal’s shoulder about it, she gives him a slug instead. Surprisingly, the move packs more emotional punch than tears ever would.

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