Tonight on the Tube: The Princess Diaries, Trading Spaces and Wimbledon Women’s Final

The Princess Diaries (Widescreen Edition)Your best bets are the sporting events during the day as not much is on in primetime. What will you be watching?

Prime Picks

The Princess Diaries (ABC): Released 2001. This movie stars Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway in the story of a young woman who finds out she is heir to the thrown of some small country. Runs two hours.

The Evidence (ABC): Repeat. While this show wasn’t that great this was one of its better episodes.

Solid Selections

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. Go behind the scenes of a murder investigation in Memphis.

Mission: Impossible 2 (CBS): Released 2000. Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the second installment of the franchise. Not as good as the first or the third one. Runs two hours and 38 minutes.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril gets a little fowl with his dishes tonight.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A couple of episodes are on tonight with houses in the Santa Barbara area getting a makeover. Runs two hours.

Other Options

  • 50 First Dates (USA): Released 2004. Stars Drew Barrymore as a woman with short-term memory loss and the man who falls in love with her. She doesn’t remember so he has to keep getting her to fall in love with him over and over again each day. Runs two hours and plays twice.
  • Honeymoon in Vegas (Oxygen): Released 1992. Stars Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker. Never gamble away your fiancé it can lead to lots of trouble as you try to get her back. Runs two hours and plays twice tonight.
  • Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (History Channel): Repeat. Profiles the history of the superhero.
  • Paula’s European Vacation (Food Network): New. Paula and her husband take their first trip to Europe. At least she isn’t married to Chevy Chase so everything should go smoothly.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has third round coverage of the Western Open golf tournament.
  • CBS has day three coverage of the Women’s World Match Play Championship golf tournament.
  • ESPN has the third place World Cup Soccer match.
  • ESPN2 has WNBA basketball and MLS soccer.
  • FOX has afternoon Major League Baseball action.
  • NBC has the women’s final from Wimbledon followed by third round coverage of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament.
  • OLN has Stage 7 of the Tour de France. It plays like six times over the course of the day.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Actors Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo guest star and appear in sketches.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Best of “Saturday TV Funhouse.”

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