Archive for Saturday, July 9, 2011

Documentary follows victims of breast cancer

July 9, 2011

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A challenging combination of high fashion and personal tragedy, "Baring it All" (8 p.m., Style) is the first of several thought-provoking documentaries from the network best known for "Clean House."

"Baring it All" follows fashion photographer David Jay, who began a photographic series, "The Scar Project," to draw attention to breast cancer survivors in their 20s and 30s. At a time when most of their contemporaries were still carefree, these women received a life-altering diagnosis, followed by treatments that robbed them of their hair, their breasts and much of their sense of vitality and femininity.

Jay has gone on to photograph women in various states of their treatment and recovery, offering stark, unforgettable images of powerful, resilient women who refuse to become invisible victims.

• What's scarier than a dinosaur? Dinosaurs! Lots of them. The special "Dino Gangs" (7 p.m., Discovery) blends expert paleontology and computer animation to speculate on the social lives of giant reptiles and the dire implication of cold-blooded monsters joining forces for the kill.

We tend to think of dinosaurs as solitary creatures because so many of their skeletons have been found alone. Paleontologist Phil Currie combed the dinosaur boneyards of the Gobi Desert to discover the mingled remains of 90 Tarbosaurus. Using computer graphics and 3-D modeling, he shares his theories on how they might have lived, roamed and killed as a social organization.

• Combining computer graphics and live-action performances, "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" (7 p.m., Nickelodeon) celebrates the series' 10th anniversary. It features network regulars Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh") and Daniella Monet ("Victorious") as it explores the not-so grown-up life of 23-year-old Timmy Turner (Bell), who just can't let the fairy godparents go. Perhaps he should just watch "Toy Story 3" for some pointers.

Tonight's other highlights

• Indy discovers that some sequels are best kept in the vault in the creaky 2008 offering "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (8 p.m., Syfy).

• Scheduled on two episodes of "48 Hours Mystery" (CBS): lies (8 p.m.) and temptation (9 p.m.).

• The case of the severed heads on "Rookie Blue" (9 p.m., ABC).

• Ewan McGregor, Chris O'Dowd and Example chat on "The Graham Norton Show" (9 p.m., BBC America).

• Originally scheduled for last week, "Celebrity Ghost Hunt" (9 p.m., Bio) features Eric Roberts and Christopher Atkins.

• Tina Fey hosts "Saturday Night Live" (10:30 p.m., NBC), featuring musical guest Ellie Goulding.

Cult choice

TCM invites viewers to its private bomb shelter of Cold War cinematic paranoia with a marathon of nuclear nightmares, starting with "Fail Safe" (7 p.m., Saturday).

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