“The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations” (E! 6:40 a.m.) What’s more exciting than finding out who won “Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Reality Competition”? Listening to someone read a list of this year’s nominees in that category! At 6:40 in the morning!
“J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) “June 12, 2009: Woke up stinking rich this morning. ... June 13, 2009: Still stinking rich. Think I’ll buy Albania.”
“Catch It Keep It” (Science 8 p.m.) Discovery Science’s new invention-based gameshow challenges welders/
“Dirty Sexy Money” (KOAT-7 9 p.m.) Networks continue to pull their canceled shows out for one final summer airing. Here, ABC’s witty, soap-styled drama comes out of hiatus to burn off its final episodes.
Labor Pains (ABC Family 6 p.m.) Have you wondered in the past couple of years what Lindsay Lohan actually does for a living? Well, here you go: a comedy about a publishing company employee who fakes a pregnancy so she won’t get fired that has been released direct to basic cable.
“2009 ESPY Awards” (ESPN 7 p.m.) It’s like the Tonys, but for straight guys.
“TV Land Prime Presents the AFI Life Achievement Award” (TV Land 7 p.m.) Michael Douglas proves it’s not all about the nepotism.
“Pawn Star$” (History 8: 02 p.m.) History Channel gets into the “ordinary working slobs with a docureality show” genre with this one about a family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, Nev. Well, it’s a marginally more historical career than repossessing cars, anyway.
Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America 7 p.m.) BBC’s popular sci-fi series (think “X-Files” with bigger weapons, weirder monsters and a hell of a lot more sex) returns with an extended, five-night miniseries. In it, aliens invade Earth by taking possession of Earth’s children. Aliens and creepy kids? I’m sold!
“Dating in the Dark” (ABC 9:02 p.m.) This new dating/
“Ruby & The Rockits” (ABC Family 7 p.m.) An irresponsible ’80s pop star (former Partridge Family member David Cassidy) pops in on his brother’s family looking for help raising his newfound teenage daughter (Alexa Vega from Repo! The Genetic Opera).
“The Colony” (Discovery 8:05 p.m.) Ten volunteers/
“Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil” (KOAT-7 9 p.m.) It’s made from dinosaurs. Keep it under your hat.