Rizzoli & Isles
Ladies night continues on TNT. Hot on the (high) heels of Brenda Leigh Johnson's season opener in The Closer comes this new crime-time offering centering on two disparate gal-pal crime-fighters from Boston — assertive detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and steady medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). In the premiere, this whodunit duo investigates the grim slaying of a wealthy couple. The murderer appears to be copying the modus operandi of the Surgeon — a notorious serial killer who once targeted Jane and came close to killing her.
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Home Run Derby
8 pm/ET ESPN
All eyes are on the efficient and powerful swing of Cardinals star Albert Pujols as the All-Star break home-run leader heads a group of eight long-ball specialists in the shadow of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The beloved reigning NL MVP has finished second and third previously in an event that often leaves a more-lasting memory than the actual All-Star Game, as happened last year when runner-up Josh Hamilton set a new single-round record of 28 dingers. Missouri native and 2006 champ Ryan Howard joins Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez in looking to outlast Pujols.
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Josh Hamilton wasn't the only one putting up big numbers at Monday's Home Run Derby. ESPN scored 9.12 million viewers to baseball's annual All-Star Game prelude, a 35 percent increase from last year.The Texas Rangers outfielder blasted 28 homers in the first round, improving on the 2005 best of 24, set by Bobby Abreu. Taxed by the effort, Hamilton lost to Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins in the final, but not before winning over the crowd.