World Cup 2010

World Cup Soccer
1:30/12:30c ABC
So, Lakers-Celtics and Yankees-Mets are considered great sports rivalries? They can't produce a tenth of the emotion invested in the opening round-robin match in Group C in South Africa. Welcome to the Rumble in Rustenburg: England. Versus. United States. A loss will hardly destroy either side's bid to reach the round of 16, but to see, hear and feel the reaction to an American upset on both sides of the Atlantic is oh-so-tantalizing. Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard lead the internationally seasoned Yanks against England's scoring powder keg of Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Questions dog both defenses, and one lapse is all it takes to shake the foundation of soccer — or football, if that's your cup of tea. — Roger Leister

Stonehenge Apocalypse
9/8c Syfy
The mysterious rock structures erected at Stonehenge take a break from their usual routine of standing still and looking old to shake things up on a global scale. Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural) portrays a radio talk-show host tasked with warning the world about the no-longer-tranquil tourist attraction. — Michael Chant

Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced
10/9c HBO
In 1975, NBC debuted Saturday Night Live, but that's not the only comedic news of note for that year. HBO also got into the funny business, and it was Robert Klein who was responsible. This marks Klein's ninth special for the network, and as always, he proves that a stand-up act is more than just telling jokes. Sure, there are bits about politics, movie love scenes and marketing techniques, but there are also songs — backed by a 47-piece orchestra — about Barack Obama and gay marriage. — Joe Friedrich

America's Most Wanted
9/8c Fox
Ramon and Janet Barreto, formerly of New Albany, Miss., are no strangers to regular America's Most Wanted viewers, but unfortunately they are to the police. The couple, who were featured on the Dec. 5, 2009 edition, are on the run for manslaughter — their 2-year-old adopted Guatemalan daughter died of injuries they couldn't explain because they had fled by time the cops arrived at their filthy puppy mill. The Barretos also left behind Janet's 17-year-old daughter, their 6-year-old daughter — and seven other Guatemalan babies they had adopted. — Paul Droesch

Beautiful People
10/9c Logo
Simon Doonan, the British-born creative director of the New York men's-clothing store Barney's and a columnist for the New York Observer, returns to Logo for a second season — his teenage self returns, that is — with six more episodes of this gentle sitcom loosely based on his childhood memoir. In the season opener, the adult Simon is back home as well, having broken up with his partner, Sacha. While there, he recalls discovering that his parents weren't actually married, and sets out to make an honest couple of them. — Paul Droesch

Adventureland
9/8c Showtime
Writer-director Greg Mottola mined his own job-from-hell experience for this joyride of a romantic comedy set in 1987. Jesse Eisenberg stars as a recent college graduate whose summer-in-Europe vacation gets squelched and instead he's forced to pass the time at a soul-sucking minimum-wage nightmare of a local amusement park. Needless to say, he is not amused. Things take a turn for the better, however, when he strikes up a relationship with an engaging coworker (Kristen Stewart). The 2009 film is rated R for language, drug use and sexual references. — Ray Stackhouse

Twilight
11/10c Showtime
Stephenie Meyer's romantic and suspenseful best seller that started the phenomenon comes to life in this chilling, action-packed chronicle. The 2008 film, which is rated PG-13 for sexual situations and violence, tells the modern-day love story between a teenage girl (Kristen Stewart) and a vampire (Robert Pattinson). Their happiness is threatened, however, with the arrival of vampires who hope to sink their fangs into the young lady. The charismatic leads exude a winning chemistry, and the supporting cast is excellent. — Ray Stackhouse