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Dale Roe

This week's TV highlights:

Monday, August 15

"The Lying Game" 8 p.m., ABC Family: The premiere of this scripted drama about life-swapping teens isn't exactly reminiscent of "The Parent Trap."

"Millionaire Matchmaker" 8 p.m., Bravo: Patti tries to find a match for an Internet mogul as Season 5 kicks off.

"Supersize vs. Superskinny" 8 p.m., OWN: Not that I'm actually wagering, but I'd put my money on Supersize.

"1000 Ways to Die" 9 p.m., Spike: The description of this episode - "A voyeur, a stalker, a prankster and an epileptic stripper die unexpectedly" - also happens to be the worst possible punch line to any joke that begins "A voyeur, a stalker, a prankster and an epileptic stripper walk into a bar …"

Tuesday, August 16

"The Greatest Duets: It Takes Two" 7 p.m., PBS: Elton John and Kiki Dee? I'm sure this is supposed to be titled "The Greatest Duets: Part 22."

"Masterchef" 8 p.m., Fox: Winner, winner, (probably not) chicken dinner! Season 2 concludes.

"Memphis Beat" 8 p.m., TNT: The twangy second season ends with a family feud that devolves into a shooting.

"Hawthorne" 9 p.m., TNT: Season 3 wraps up tonight.

Wednesday, August 17

"The Hour" 9 p.m., BBC America: This new series, set in the British Broadcasting Co. circa 1956, has been stylistically compared to AMC's "Mad Men." I wonder if Lane Pryce will stop by?

"Hot in Cleveland" 9 p.m., TV Land: Buck Henry and Huey Lewis guest star? Pinch me! No, wait - knock me out. Make sure I'm unconscious.

Thursday, August 18

"Daytripper" 7 p.m., PBS: Intrepid area explorer Chet Garner hosts an episode recalling the highlights of his many day trips.

"Do Something Awards 2011" 8 p.m., VH1: "Glee's" Jane Lynch is hosting this social activism awards show (and probably practicing for her upcoming Emmy gig).

"Beyond Scared Straight" 9 p.m., A&E: Scared Straighter?

"Louie" 10 p.m., FX: Leave it to Louie to run a trick-or-treating episode in August.

Friday, August 19

"Jurassic C.S.I." 7 p.m., NatGeo: Yeah, I was disappointed that this wasn't a spin-off Flintstones procedural, too.

"Rat Busters NYC" 10 p.m., Animal Planet: Who ya' gonna' crawl? "Ray, if somebody asks you if you are an exterminator, you say yes!"

Saturday, August 20

"Green Home Giveaway 2011" 7 p.m., HGTV: Somebody takes home $100,000 - to his or her new home in Denver.

"Gymnastics" 7 p.m., NBC: U.S. star Rebecca Bross competes at St. Paul's Visa Championships.

Sunday, August 21

"NFL Exhibition Football" 7 p.m., ABC: The Chargers take on the Cowboys in Arlington.

"The Glee Project" 8 p.m., Oxygen: Season 1 concludes.