Thursday, July 20
MÖTLEY CRUE: CARNIVAL OF SINS
80s hair metal combo gets a second wind 20 years later, when vocalist Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee become tabloid and reality TV stars.
9 pm on MuchMoreMusic, repeated at midnight and 4 pm Friday
Friday, July 21
BIOGRAPHY: ANNA NICOLE SMITH
Amply endowed airhead Diesel model marries octogenarian billionaire, then becomes involved in a lengthy legal battle with his family when the old coot kicks it two weeks later.
9 pm on A&E, repeated at 1 am
Saturday, July 22
MIAMI VICE Three-hour cross-platform infomercial (the U.S. net is producer of the upcoming celluloid remake) features the complete pilot of the 80s cop series starring Don Johnson interspersed with clips from the new flick. Movie stars Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx host.
8 pm on NBC
VIDEODROME (1983, D: David Cronenberg, w/ James Woods and Deborah Harry) A cable TV programmer receives sexually disturbing signals. Shot locally, this futuristic low-budget horror flick features Toronto's Factory Theatre as the Cathode Ray Mission and future Mike Harris cabinet minister David Tsubouchi in a cameo as a Japanese TV salesman.
Midnight on Citytv
Sunday, July 23
TOUR DE FRANCE After three weeks of non-stop cycling, the race climaxes on the Champs Elysées in Paris.
7:30 am on OLN, repeated at 3 and 8 pm
2006 MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT Women from several galaxies vie for the title, which wouldn't be that interesting except that Queer Eye's Carson Kressley provides colour commentary.
9 pm on NBC/Citytv
Monday, July 24
WANTED: TED OR ALIVE Gonzo 70s guitar god, gun freak and all-around nutbar Ted Nugent teaches city slickers how to survive in the wild. Tonight, the contestants go naked for 24 hours.
9 pm on OLN, repeated at 1 am
TESLA: MASTER OF LIGHTNING Documentary profile of the enigmatic Yugoslavian genius whose inventions in the early 20th century foreshadowed television, X-ray technology and wireless communications.
Midnight on History
Tuesday, July 25
WALTER CRONKITE: WITNESS TO HISTORY Regarded as "the most trusted man in America," Cronkite was the beloved CBS news anchor who covered the first trip to the moon, Watergate, the Vietnam War and the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King.
9 pm on PBS