Friday July 27
XXX Summer Olympics, 7:30 p.m., NBC
So this is the first I have realized that it is the Triple X Olympics, and because I remain a 5-year-old in my heart, this makes me laugh. Did you know London is the first city to host the Games three times? Did you know that the first time – 1908 – and the second time – 1948 – it pretty much rained the whole time? Just sayin’. Anyway, no one loves the Summer Olympics or the opening ceremonies more than me, so move over on the couch and make room. I am glued to my set for the next 2 weeks.
Call of the Wildman, 9:30 p.m., Animal Planet
“Turtleman teams up with a fellow pest-control colleague and works to rid a Louisiana property of wild hogs.” When I read this, I realize that my own problems are miniscule.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins, 8 p.m., HBOComedy
We watched this the other night. It is bad. And not funny. And there is something utterly terrifying about Jim Carrey’s smile.