TV Junkie: Monday
So there's this thing called the Olympics on TV and it's as if TCM, HBO, and Showtime aren't even attempting to compete by showing some decent movies. If you're not into sports it seems as if no other network is stepping in to make an offer for your time, it's kind of pathetic.
If you are into the Olympics and you stayed up to all hours last night, you got to watch the amazing Jason Lezak swim the final leg of the Men's 4x100 freestyle relay to bring the US the gold. A fantastic performance that will be in replay for the rest of the games.
8:00pm XXIX Summer Olympics NBC - Gymnastics, men's team final; swimming finals: men's 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, women's 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke; beach volleyball, USA vs. Cuba; diving, platform synchronized final.
8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - Jeremy drives a Mercedes SLK and a Porsche Boxster 2 around a deserted village while avoiding shots from snipers??!!! Richard tests a Maserati Gran Sport. These guys have it so tough.
9:00pm The Closer TNT - Brenda must cover for Provenza when his undercover sting operation gets complicated.
10:00pm The Mole ABC - Season Finale.
10:00pm Weeds Showtime - Nancy and Esteban struggle to fit each other into their busy schedules; Celia grows more desperate to feed her binge; Andy and Doug search for Doug's new love in Mexico where they are confronted by El Coyote.
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - A large stash of money is found in Grace's car when the door is knocked off by a drunken driver; Ham's little brother disappears in Afghanistan.
10:00pm Paranormal State A&E -Vampires are "in" right now, but a single woman and her 5-year-old daughter still don't want one in their house.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Robert Downey Jr.; actress Amy Smart.
Michael Phelps, right, and his teammate Garret Weber-Gale at the Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay in photo via AP