May 26, 2011

TV TimeZ

May 26, 2011
WHAT SHOULD I WATCH TONIGHT?

FOX: So You Think You Can Dance Part 1 at 8p
A&E: Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force at 10p & 1030p
Showtime: Secret Diary of a Call Girl (series finale) at 1030p



The late-90s show, Pop Up Video is making a comeback on VH1 after a ten-year break. VH1 ordered 60 new episodes for this fall and the new version will stick to the original format featuring facts appearing in "bubbles" during current music videos.  Some new elements are added including viewer polling and user-generated information throughout the show.  Pop Up Video originally debuted in 1996 and was on VH1 until 2002.  Woody Thompson, the show's original co-creator is back as executive producer for Eyeboogie.

VH1 further ordered second seasons of two programs:
  • Mob Wives - The reality series following four women associated with the mafia returns this fall with 12 episodes produced by The Weinstein Company, Electus, JustJenn Productions and Left/Right. 
  • Love & Hip Hop - Docu-series about women in the hip hop industry is back in the fall with 10 episodes produced by Monami Entertainment and NFGTV. 
Host Christopher Mason reveals stories of murder and mystery shrouded by wealthy family dynasties in the new Investigation Discovery series Behind Mansion Walls, premiering June 6 at 10p.  The series relates crime stories involving victims and suspects including oil tycoons, real estate moguls, self-made billionaires to privileged heiresses.  Behind Mansion Walls is produced by Beyond Productions for Investigation Discovery.