John Henson and John Anderson by Craig Sjodin/ABC
expands his resume as the host of the latest entry into the summer reality sweepstakes,
(Tuesdays, 8 pm/ET, ABC). The obstacle-course competition puts everyday folks up against bruise-inducing events like Big Balls, Dizzy Dummy and Sucker Punch. Ex-
and TV Guide Network host
is Anderson's on-air partner.
returns with a (mostly) Olympic-themed episode (June 24, 10 pm/ET). Host
takes a typically smug (and borderline xenophobic) look at the demanding Chinese sports schools that are producing scores of potential medalists for the Beijing Games - and some tears among the students (because we Americans
push our kids too hard at sports). Additionally
cheerleads for the return of softball into the Olympics. The American-dominated sport has its swan song in Beijing, booted by the IOC due to "lack of global appeal" - and three straight gold medals by the United States. The best piece of the night is a look at the Slipstream cycling team, which competes in next month's Tour de France with its own enhanced anti-doping procedures. British rider David Miller, a former drug cheat, has cleaned up his act and leads the squad.
of the College World Series (June 24, 7 pm/ET, ESPN), Fresno State looks to stay alive following Monday's 7-6 loss to Georgia. If Fresno State wins,
is Wednesday (June 25, 7 pm/ET, ESPN).