May 11, 2011

TV TimeZ

May 11, 2011
ABC:  The Middle, Better With You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Happy Endings
CBS:   Survivor: Redemption Island, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
CW:   America's Next Top Model
FOX:  American Idol, Breaking In
NBC:  Minute to Win It, L&O: SVU

National Geographic Channel premieres a fifth season of Locked Up Abroad June 8 at 10p.  The one-hour series relates firsthand stories of capture, imprisonment and horror when a person is far from home and locked away.  The opening episode is the series' first American premiere telling the true story of New York gangster Henry Hill who was depicted in Martin Scorsese's 1990 film Goodfellas.  Locked Up Abroad is produced for Nat Geo by Raw TV Limited. 

Later this summer, Discovery Channel serves up its 24th annual Shark Week beginning July 31 at 9p.  The week-long programming event is hosted by the network's first-ever Chief Shark Officer (CSO), comedian Andy Samberg and includes seven new specials plus popular vintage shows from previous years.  The 2010 Shark Week attracted 30.8 million people, making it the most-watched Shark Week ever.