Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Pepsi Smash’ will feature pop music

July 16, 2003

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"Everwood" stars Emily VanCamp and Gregory Smith are hosts of the new variety show "Pepsi Smash" (8 p.m., WB). Scheduled performers include Evanescence, which performs the hit "Bring Me to Life"; the Ataris, which will perform a cover version of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer"; and Black Eyed Peas, which performs "Where's the Love?" Future performers include Beyonce Knowles, AFI, Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Mya and Foo Fighters.

Six women. One man. Each woman is offered the Tudor rose but faces the prospect of harsh elimination. No, it's not the plot to "Joe Millionaire II," but the two-part, four-hour documentary "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" (8 p.m., PBS).

Tonight's other highlights

  • Scheduled on "60 Minutes II" (7 p.m., CBS): Repeat reports on the anonymity of biological fathers; the popularity of SUVs; the FBI's troubled translators.
  • Mike Tyson is profiled on a two-hour edition of "Beyond the Glory" (7 p.m., Fox Sports Net) featuring extensive interviews with the troubled boxer and conversations with his former manager Teddy Atlas and ex-wives Robin Givens and Monica Turner. Ice-T narrates this often-moving portrait of loneliness, despair and self-loathing.
  • Bill Kurtis is host of "American Justice: The Central Park Jogger" (8 p.m., A&E;) a re-examination of the 1989 assault, including an interview with the victim.

Series notes

Debbie Allen and Joey Fatone are hosts of "Fame" (7 p.m., NBC) ... Father and son bonding on "That '70s Show" (7 p.m., Fox) ... Michael's mob movie fantasy on "My Wife and Kids" (7 p.m., ABC).

Ryan Seacrest is host of "American Juniors" (7:30 p.m., Fox) ... Helpless without Angie on "George Lopez" (7:30 p.m., ABC).

Julie Chen is host of "Big Brother 4" (8 p.m., CBS) ... Hot tub hijinx on "Paradise Hotel" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG) ... On back-to-back episodes of "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC): a generous gesture (8 p.m.), payback time (8:30 p.m.) ... Skin deep on "The Twilight Zone" (8 p.m., UPN).

Late night

Mandy Moore and Barry Zito appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Tobey Maguire on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).

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