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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Coffee, Tea, or Luka

Goran Visnjic is back on network TV tonight. The ex-ER doc guest stars on my favorite new show, Pan Am. His character will have two of the stewardesses from 1963 vying for his attention. It’s going to seem odd for him not to be with Abby! Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NFL Football. Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 12:00 PM CT Fox

2. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Talladega 500 from Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

3. National Lampoon’s European Vacation. We don’t seem to see enough of the first Vacation sequel. The Griswolds go to Europe, thanks to their Pig in the Poke game show win. 1:10 PM CT HBO Comedy

4. Rugby: IRB World Cup 2011. Final. 2:30 PM CT NBC

5. NFL Football. Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals. 3:00 PM CT CBS

6. NFL Football. Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings. 3:00 PM CT Fox

7. Date Night. Extremely funny movie with two funny people. Steve Carell and Tina Fey pretend to be another couple just to get seated at a restaurant, and are too convincing, setting themselves up on an adventure to keep themselves alive and away from the dirty cops. 4:45 PM CT ActionMax

8. 60 Minutes.Walter Isaacson discusses his new book about Steve Jobs, and a look at applications for those with autism. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. America’s Funniest Home Videos.Clips include a cupcake-stealing dog, a woman forgetting bears can climb, things that can go wrong while fishing, and Fight, Flight, or Freak Out. 6:00 PM CT ABC

10. The Amazing Race. Risky game play could cost one team the game, and Liz and Marie enjoy their Speed Bump. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Once Upon a Time. Series Premiere. A woman is visited by the child she gave up for adoption, who is now 10 years old, and takes him back to his foster mother. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. 2011 World Series. St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. Making Monsters. “Ultimate Haunted Houses.” 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

14. Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind. A look inside Tom Ford’s life. 7:00 PM CT OWN

15. Glam Fairy. Series Premiere. Alexa is excited about her newest clients — women from a local Mommy and Me group – who hope to regain some of the style they had in their pre-motherhood years for a rare group date night with their husbands. However, the team runs into trouble when they attempt to translate Alexa’s grandiose ideas into a practical reality. The Glam Factory also welcomes its newest member, Glamo; however, Jon is having a difficult time adjusting to what he calls Glamo’s “diva” behavior. 7:00 PM CT Style Network

16. Tough Love: Miami. The women dance the samba to show their sexy sides. 7:00 PM CT VH1

17. NFL Football. Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints. 7:15 PM CT NBC

18. The Good Wife. The key witness in Alicia’s case commits suicide, as she’s left to turn to Colin Sweeney for help, and Eli acts on Peter’s behalf. 8:00 PM CT CBS

19. Desperate Housewives. Susan’s art teacher asks the class to get naked, embarrassing her, Lynette reluctantly goes with Renee to a singles bar, and Carlos hits rock bottom, consumed by guilt. 8:00 PM CT ABC

20. Sister Wives. The wives talk openly about their weight, leading to them trying to trim down. 8:00 PM CT TLC

21. Ask Oprah’s All Stars. All you wanted to know about love and sex. 8:00 PM CT OWN

22. Against the Wall. Abby and Lina look into allegations of police dpt. recruitment hazing at the academy and have questions for Don’s former partner. Linda is concerned her relationship with Abby could change, and a love triangle gets more interesting. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

23. Bridezillas. Tifani has evil plans that include laxative brownies, and Johanne wants a princess wedding. 8:00 PM CT WE

24. Wicked Fit. Series Premiere. Katie successfully has made it through her first year as a new business thanks in large part to referrals by clients who rave about her no-holds-barred exercise technique that delivers results. She wants to celebrate this achievement with a one-year anniversary party. Unfortunately, a long-standing feud between Katie’s best friends, takes center stage as each has their own creative vision for the event. Meanwhile, Katie needs to hire a new assistant to help handle her expanding business. 8:00 PM CT Style Network

25. Brothers on Call. Licensed contractors and hosts Jon and Terry Whittmaack are called to bring some “hip” style to a living room and dining room for a customer. Plus, Terry discovers Jon is deathly afraid of heights when he is called to remove a satellite dish from a client’s roof. 8:00 PM CT DIY

26. Why Am I Still Single? Michael wants more than to just settle down, and Nikki fears standing up for what she wants. 8:00 PM CT VH1

27. The Walking Dead. Rick discovers a possible safe haven when coming to the aid of another, and Shane must go on a dangerous mission to get badly needed medical supplies. 8:00 PM CT AMC

28. Boardwalk Empire. After paying lip service to his enemies, Nucky introduces a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. With his options dwindling, Eli questions his allegiances, but ends up digging himself a deeper hole. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Jimmy is taught a painful lesson by a Commodore crony; Richard goes hunting deep in the forest 8:00 PM CT HBO

29. Dexter. Miami Metro investigates that creepy procession of horses, revealing more clues about the Doomsday Killer. Professor Gellar forces Travis’ hand in a severe test of faith. Plus, Dexter makes an unexpected discovery that brings him closer to the professor and his aide. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

30. CSI: Miami. Horatio needs to protect a Mexican police chief the the person behind her husband’s murder. 9:00 PM CT CBS

31. Pan Am. Maggie (Christina Ricci) and Kate (Kelli Garner) compete for the attention of a sexy, mysterious foreign diplomat played by Goran Visnjic – see which 60s stewardess comes out on top. Like a moth to a flame, Pan Am pilot Dean (Mike Vogel) is seduced by a bold and sexy female passenger he simply can’t ignore, even though it could mean career-suicide. 9:00 PM CT ABC

32. Kendra. Kendra has an appearance slated for her hometown of San Diego, meaning she’ll have to face her mother and their problems. 9:00 PM CT E!

33. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. A reunion with Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

34. Our America with Lisa Ling. A look at people in plural marriages. 9:00 PM CT OWN

35. IRT Deadliest Roads. Hugh is challenged by Tim and Tino to race along Death Road, and Lisa gets more comfortable with her new partner. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

36. Million Dollar Contractor. Licensed contractor Stephen Fanuka helps his friends, designers Ed Ku and Etienne Coffinier, as they design and build a room for the 2010 Kips Bay Decorator’s Show House. With only two weeks to transform a featureless room into an elegant living space, Fanuka Inc. pulls out all the stops to execute Ed and Etienne’s vision and in doing so, impress the world design community. At the same time Stephen pushes his crew harder than ever to get a Central Park West Apartment done in time for the family to move in. 9:00 PM CT WE TV

37. Hung. Ray and Tanya try to ditch a client, Tanya gets advice from Charlie, Lenore manages Sandee’s demands, and Matt and Jessica Bond. 9:00 PM CT HBO

38. Homeland. Carrie and her team have a major lead on finding the source of funds for Abu Nazir’s operations. Meanwhile, Brody’s getting comfortable playing the hero. Some very important people have some very major plans for his future. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

39. Dirty Soap. While in the Poconos, Kelly sees her ex. Nadia performs the national anthem, and JP is asked when he’ll propose. 9:30 PM CT E!

40. How to Make It in America. Ben and Rachel’s friendship gets tested, Cam finds a location for a CRISP photo shoot, and Rene makes good on a debt. 9:30 PM CT HBO


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