Disorientation is nothing new for the loyal viewer — we hardy few — of Fox's fantastically bizarre Fringe (9/8c).
An Idiot Abroad
An Idiot Abroad
9:30/8:30c Science Channel
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office creators, send Karl Pilkington to sites across the world in this offbeat series. What sets this apart from other travelogues? Karl is truly a stranger in a strange land as his cohorts don't tell him where he's going or what to expect while cameras capture his off-the-cuff reactions. In the debut, we get a look at what to expect from the series, which is followed by Karl's trip to China at 10/9c. — Michael Chant
Read on for previews of College Basketball, America's Most Wanted, Backyard Wedding, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Primeval and Green Zone.
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
It'll be Jim-dandy when the late-night lampooner returns for the first show of 2011 with Jim Carrey taking on hosting duties. The star of I Love You Phillip Morris, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind teams up with the primed-for-prime-time players to lacerate today's headline-splashing people and events. Meanwhile, alt-rock darlings the Black Keys deliver their bluesy-rock blast on the music stage. The guitar-drum duo released the CD Brothers in 2010. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of NFL Playoff, Clash of the Titans, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Victorious, Perfectly Prudence and Primeval.
9/8c BBC America
The fourth season premiere heralds a homecoming, albeit a really late one, for Abby (Hannah Spearritt) and Connor (Andrew Lee Potts), who return from the Cretaceous period to find out the hard way that most employers don't like it when you take off for a year, even if your excuse is that you were stuck in the ancient past. — Michael Chant
Read on for previews Tournament of Roses Parade, Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network, Capital One Bowl, NHL Hockey, Great Performances and Suze Orman Show.
Blake Edwards Tribute (Monday, 8/7c, TCM)
Turner Classic Movies pays homage to the late filmmaker, who died earlier this month, with a five-film festival featuring several of his most iconic movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring the divine Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly; Days of Wine and Roses, starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as an alcholic couple; The Pink Panther, the comedy that introduced the world to Peter Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau; and Victor/Victoria, Edwards' last great success, starring his wife Julie Andrews in a comedy about gender and sexual confusion and Le Jazz Hot. Andrews, Robert Preston and Lesley Ann Warren were all nominated for Oscars.
8/7 CT NBC
The first season wraps up tonight as all the double-crossing and family dysfunction come to a head. Jack plans to officially take the throne following his father's "death," but chances are the transition of power won't go smoothly for him. Silas, who, as it turns out, is very much alive, seems to have been inspired by David's prodding and will not allow himself to be overthrown. So who will win in this royal rumble for the throne? — Brie Hearn
Read on for previews of True Jackson, VP, Being Human, Primeval and Malibu Shark Attack.
Law and Order: SVU
New releases announced today, June 11:
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 10 will be coming out September 22
Primeval Volume 2 will be coming out September 15
Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Groomer Has It
Groomer Has It
9 pm/ET Animal Planet
Down on the farm, potbellied pigs meet their makeovers when the groomers are tasked with clipping some swine. Later, chubby dogs look lighter on their feet after contestants work their magic using a wonderful little technique called anatomy grooming. With these tasks, the pressure is clearly on — but not every groomer can handle it.
Read on for previews of Re-Inventing Bonaduce, Primeval, I Want to Save Your Life and NBA Playoffs.
Dinosaur hunting's cool and fun, especially if you're a dino geek like Andrew-Lee Potts, star of the sci-fi series Primeval. The British show, which wrapped its second season last weekend on BBC America, follows a group of scientists investigating the presence of temporal anomalies (laymen's terms: rips in time). There's more to it than that, of course. Those vortexes allow prehistoric and futuristic creatures to enter the present, which Connor Temple (Potts) and the gang must fight off. The Brit, who shot behind-the-scenes footage for the Volume One DVD, in stores now, chatted with TVGuide.com about his dorky counterpart, the show's similarity to Jurassic Park, what it's like dating a pop star, and what's next in season three, premiering next year.
TVGuide.com: The show's developed a cult following here on BBC America, but I would say most people still don't know much about it. How would you describe it to American audiences?
Andrew-Lee Potts: Oh, god! I don't know. I suppose the easiest thing I can compare it to is ...
James Murray, Primeval
9 pm/ET BBC America
The second season of this hit sci-fi series comes to a close with an action-packed finale that finds Cutter and crew trapped inside an abandoned Ministry of Defense base filled with an army of prehistoric and futuristic beasts that the devilish Leek is planning to unleash across Britain.
Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, Cops, Austin City Limits and My Big Redneck Wedding.