The Michael Jackson coverage just doesn’t end. Every newsmagazine show is going to milk it for all its worth. Tonight, Dateline NBC discusses the possible drug abuse and how his death has affected his brother Jermaine and his kids, and on 20/20 a plastic surgeon will discuss the transformation from the Michael we first met as a kid from Gary, Indiana, to the guy that maybe nobody really knew as much as they thought they did.
1. Regis and Kelly. Guests include Brad Paisley and last season’s winner of America’s Got Talent, Neal E. Boyd, as well as a Montana BBQ chef. Syndicated, check local listings.
2. Firehouse Dog. This was actually a very cute family movie, with a terrier mix that happens to look a lot like my dog. 11:00 AM CT HBO Family East
3. Wimbledon: Men’s semifinals. The men’s tennis semifinals in London. 12:00 PM CT NBC
4. Rachael Ray. 4th of July grilling, along with a So You Think You Can Dance segment and science experiments. Syndicated, check local listings.
5. Chopping Block. Another series finishing out what’s in the can after its cancellation. Tonight the couples shop in Little Italy, then prepare a luncheon for Italian customers, including Vincent Pastore, Federico Castelluccio, and Mario Batali. They’ll compete for an espresso macine and barista services. I’m not sure why, but this was the same info given for last week’s episode. 7:00 PM CT NBC
6. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. It’s back, with a competitive-eating champion testing his intellect against the 5th graders. 7:00 PM CT Fox
7. The Goode Family. Bliss starts a job cleaning up graffiti, but when there’s no cleaning to do, he and Helen start tagging. Her graffiti becomes a popular item, and is declared the work of a major new urban artist by an Oxford professor. 7:30 PM CT ABC
8. Dateline NBC. We’re moving past our shock and getting to the truth behind possible drug abuse and how his family is affected. 8:00 PM CT NBC
9. Mental. Jack treats a gambling addict who’s suicidal and testifies for another patient who’s charged with manslaughter in front of a prosecutor who has never lost. Jack and his coworkers meet for a poker game after work, and Rylan and Veronica have sparks flying. 8:00 PM CT Fox
10. Whale Wars. The crew has to figure out whether it’s better to refuel or attack after their run into the entire Japanese fleet. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet
11. 20/20. Tonight, a plastic surgeon dissects Michael Jackson’s face, and the changes it’s gone through, and it’s definitely not the first time for a plastic surgeon to do so. 9:00 PM CT ABC
12. Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Tonight’s guests are matthew McConaughey and Coie Roberts. 11:37 PM CT CBS