Thursday, August 31
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Jack Black hosts the U.S. music channel's annual salute, with performers Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Panic! at the Disco, the Raconteurs and the Killers and presenters Jennifer Lopez and Jared Leto .
8 pm on CTV, repeated midnight Saturday
Friday, September 1
DAN RATHER: A REPORTER REMEMBERS The long-time news journo gets a career kiss-off after taking the bullet for last fall's fabricated 60 Minutes story about President Bush's military service.
9 pm on CBS
Saturday, September 2
GREASE MANIA Brit pop stars Westlife, Girls Aloud and Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley pay tribute to the 70s rock 'n' roll musical.
8 pm on Bravo
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TELEVISION A behind-the-scenes look at some of TV's highest-rated shows, including CSI, Everybody Hates Chris, ER, Ellen and The Simpsons.
8 pm on CBS
Sunday, September 3
BREAKFAST WITH THE ARTS Back-to-back greatest hits from Neko Case, Rosanne Cash, Natasha Bedingfield, UB40, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt, Liz Phair and Mark Knopfler with Emmylou Harris.
8 am on A&E
HAUNTS OF THE BLACK MASSEUR Hour-long doc explores the splendour, adventure and sensuality of swimming and bathing.
10 pm on TVO
Monday, September 4
LABOUR DAY TELETHON Need an excuse to do absolutely nothing? The 13- hour second season of Project Runway gets rerun in its entirety (9 am on Life) and the freak-fest known as the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon comes to its histrionic conclusion (6 pm on NBC).
Tuesday, September 5
NEWS DEBUT Rosie O'Donnell starts her regular gig on The View alongside today's musical guests, OutKast (11 am on ABC/CTV), and Katie Couric makes her debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News (6:30 pm on CBS)
PEANUTS Canadian Jock Brandis invents a peanut-shelling machine that helps farmers in a remote village in Mali.
8 pm on TVO, repeated at 11 pm
Wednesday, September 6
LIZA WITH A "Z" First broadcast in 72, this fully restored and digitally re-mastered Bob Fosse-directed TV special finds Minnelli at her peak. Musical numbers include Bye Bye Blackbird, Son Of A Preacher Man and a medley of her Cabaret hits.
8 pm on PBS
PINK MARTINI The 12-piece Portland, Oregon, retro lounge lizard orchestra in concert.
9 pm on PBS