TV Junkie: Thursday
Get ready for a crapload of Bogusky ads for Microsoft featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates. Microsoft is spending about $300 million on the campaign, dwarfing Apple's Mac Guy / PC Guy ad spend. Seinfeld is a fantastic stand-up man and comedic actor (despite the godawful "B-Movie") but something about his attitude and lifestyle tell us that he's motivated more by the $10 million he's getting than by the much disparaged Vista operating system.
8:00pm XXIX Summer Olympics NBC - Track & field, finals: men's 400m, 110m hurdles, triple jump, women's 200m, decathlon day 1; diving, women's platform final; beach volleyball, men's final
9:00pm Dragon's Den BBC America - Season Premiere
9:00pm Destroyed in Seconds Discovery - Series Premiere
9:00pm The Principal's Office TruTV - Series Premiere
9:00pm Glam God with Vivica A.Fox VH1 - Series Premiere
9:00pm Blog Cabin DIY - Watch the show, register to win the cool cabin that they are building.
9:30pm The Night of the Iguana TCM - (1964) In Mexico, an unfrocked clergyman (Richard Burton - who was a rancid drunk during the filming of this) juggles relationships with three women of disparate personalities - the beautiful Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, and Sue Lyon
10:00pm America's Best Dance Crew MTV - Find out which dancers won the coveted title of Best Dance Crew and the $100,000 prize: Dirty South (SoReal Cru from Houston) v. the Wild West (Super Cr3 from Las Vegas)
10:00pm The Gong Show with Dave Attell Comedy Central - Lawnmower Salad, 'nuff said
10:30pm Reality Bites Back Comedy Central - The remaining stand-ups pair up with D-level celebs, including Kato Kaelin, for "Hunting with the Stars"
10:00pm Jacked A&E - Series Premiere
10:00pm Penn & Teller: Bulls...! Showtime - Humans' nostalgic tendency to long for an idyllic past.
10:00pm Tabatha's Salon Takeover Bravo - Series Premiere
11:00pm The Cho Show VH1 - Series Premiere. Margaret Cho is honored as "Korean of the Year"
Jerry Seinfeld pic (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)