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Weekend TV highlights, July 18-19, 2009

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"The Bill Engvall Show" (8 p.m., TBS): It's a new season for this family sitcom, with Nancy Travis and Tim Meadows. And if you can't get enough, Engvall's standup special "15 Degrees Off Cool" airs at 9 p.m. on Comedy Central.

"Mending Fences" (8 p.m., Hallmark): Angie Dickinson ("Big Bad Mama"), Laura Leighton ("Melrose Place") and many horses star in this new movie.

"Dirty Sexy Money" (9 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): God, I loved this (now-canceled) show. In this new episode, Letitia Darling (Jill Clayburgh) hosts a Ferragamo fashion show while under house arrest.

"Swamp Thing" (9:30 p.m., WCIU-Channel 26): Svengoolie brings you the touching story of a green monster with romantic needs. Starring Ray Wise, Louis Jordan (shirtless) and Adrienne Barbeau (not shirtless).


"Labor Pains" (7 p.m., ABC Family): Lindsay Lohan's two-star movie - originally intended for theaters - has a cast that's too good for it: Cheryl Hines, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Parnell, Tracee Ellis Ross . . .

"AFI Life Achievement Award" (8 p.m., TVLand): Michael Douglas is honored, and Catherine Zeta-Jones performs. Like he doesn't get enough of that at home.

"Masterpiece Mystery!" (8 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): "Miss Marple, Series IV: They Do It With Mirrors." Joan Collins and Brian Cox get tangled up in a musical revue, a juvie center - and MURDER.

"Design Star" (9 p.m., HGTV): For the fourth season of the reality show, the contestants invade Rodeo Drive.

"Most Popular" (9 p.m., WeTV): Graham Norton hosts this new game show, where seven women get judged each week by 100 audience members, based on nothing but first impressions. Dare we hope that feelings will be hurt? The winner gets up to $10,000.

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