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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - Featured

* America's Got Talent (9/8 CT) There will be huge gambles in Las Vegas tonight in the conclusion of the two-part "Vegas Verdicts." In last night's Part 1, battling judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne deliberated and debated the contestants' fates, only to land in a deadlock. Now they continue to determine destinies as they try to round out the sought-after Top 40. The pressure's on: The live performance shows begin next week, with 10 of the Top 40 acts showcasing their talents on Tuesday. * Leverage (9/8 CT TNT ) With real-life Ponzi schemers and millionaire corporate crooks pasted all over the news lately, it's only fitting that our dream team takes aim on a fictional one tonight. It's the Ford difference when Nate Ford and his crack crew hone in on a thieving hedge-fund manager who greedily gobbled up people's nest eggs. But for their sweeping brand of justice to work, they must commandeer a whole hospital floor and stage the deadly outbreak of a virus. * Holidate (10/9 CT SOAPnet) Taking a cue from the Cameron Diaz-Kate Winslet movie The Holiday , this new reality dating series takes two women who've been struggling on the romantic front and has them switch cities with one another, hoping the new locale will result in better luck. First up: A model from Los Angeles heads out to New York City to date the owner of a hedge-fund company and a real-estate broker. Swapping with her is a NYC entrepreneur who looks for love in L.A. when she dates three men who work in the entertainment industry. * Top Chef Masters (10/9 CT Bravo ) The Champions Round begins, turning this savory series into a pressure cooker. The winning chefs from the six previous episodes - Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Anita Lo, Art Smith and Suzanne Tracht - return to compete in the final four championship shows. This Top 6 must whip up their signature dishes tonight. But in a culinary twist, our masters of meals are then assigned to re-create their competitors' distinctive meals. * Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars (10/9 CT CNBC) It is one of the most brutal sports around and has become one of the most successful - despite initial resistance from TV and sponsors alike. This look at the UFC mixed-martial arts promotion features interviews with UFC president Dana White and co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, and profiles some of the fighters, including former math teacher Rich Franklin. Source Here

LEVERAGE Season 2, Episode 3: "The Order-23 Job" - Preview

The Leverage team takes over a floor of a hospital in order to stage the outbreak of a deadly virus. They must quarantine a convicted felon and get him to reveal the location of his stolen money or die. Airing Wednesday July 29 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Source & Preview If You Missed The Last Episode Watch it Here Online Now

Watch Now Online: Last Night's New SYTYCD, Leverage and More! - Featured

Last night had a bunch of new episodes of summer reality favs and plenty more, so catch what you missed or re-watch what you loved! Primetime TV: Leverage - Watch 'The Tap-out Job' Dark Blue - Watch 'Guns, Strippers and Wives' The Philanthropist - Watch 'Kosovo' The Othersiders - Watch 'Marine Warehouse' Ghost Hunters International - Watch 'Gates to Hell' So You Think You Can Dance - Watch 'Top 8 Perform' Top Chef Masters - Watch 'Trick in a Box' Real World: Cancun - Watch 'Payback, Piglets and Projects' Wipeout - Watch 'Episode 10' Monster Quest - Watch 'The Real Cujo' I Survived a Japanese Game Show - Watch 'Episode 6' America's Got Talent - Watch 'Episode 10' Survive This - Watch 'Deep Woods, Part 1' News & Late Night TV: The Daily Show - Watch 'Kevin Nealon' The Colbert Report - Watch 'Matthew Waxman, Chris Anderson'

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

* America's Got Talent (9/8 CT NBC) The summertime star search begins to evolve and advance, as tonight's episode marks the 10th and final audition installment. Off-the-street contestants (and some off-the-tracks train wrecks) continue their pursuit of star-bright entertainment fame by performing in showcases. These first-rounders hope to advance to the "Vegas Verdicts," which begin next week. In those Sin City shows, the judges will debate their fate and begin forming the coveted Top 40. * Black in America 2 (8/7 CT CNN) Today and tomorrow, Soledad O'Brien follows up last year's Black in America reports by examining efforts to address pressing problems facing the black community. Among the subjects profiled in the stellar documentary: Wedded Bliss Foundation's Nisa Muhammad, who's striving to save troubled black marriages; and Dr. Lisa Newman, a lead investigator of triple-negative breast cancer (which disproportionately affects black women). Tomorrow, O'Brien details the development of future black leaders. * Leverage (9/8 CT TNT ) It's justice for all when Nate Ford and his scheme team continue to drive hard to take down white-collar hoods, crooks of capitalism and abusers of privilege. Our high-tech Robin Hoods pack a punch tonight: They target a crooked fight promoter and attempt to snare him in a scheme involving a faux television deal. But their mark isn't punch-drunk - he's sly and he's on to the sting, forcing Eliot to enter the ring. Mixed-martial-arts fighters Ed Herman and Matt Lindland guest star. * Biography (10/9 CT BIO) Considered among the greatest actors of his generation, Academy Award winner Robert De Niro wrote his name in film history by immersing himself in unforgettable characters in the 1970s films Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and The Godfather, Part II; and 1980's Raging Bull. He even parodied his tough-guy persona in the films Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000). This hour recalls his childhood and rich career. Source Here

LEVERAGE Season 2, Episode 2: "The Tap-Out Job" - Preview

When the Leverage crew tries to get a corrupt mixed martial arts promoter to invest everything he has in a fake cable television network, their con is discovered. Now, Eliot must throw a fight in order to save the day. Professional mixed martial arts fighters Ed Herman (The Ultimate Fighter 3) and Matt Lindland (Ultimate Fighting Championship) guest star. Airing Wednesday July 22 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . To Watch The Preview Click Here . If You Missed Last Leverage's Episode Watch It Here Online Now Source Here

Ratings for Dark Blue, Leverage, Big Brother and More

Some recent ratings highlights: * Wednesday - America's Got Talent topped the night with 11.38 million total viewers, up 9 percent over last week. Lead-out The Philanthropist dropped another 15 percent, to 4.34 mil. - The premiere of TNT 's Dark Blue copped 3.5 million viewers, retaining an impressive 90 percent of its Leverage lead-in. Leverage's Season 2 premiere garnered 3.8 mil, a 24 percent gain over its series debut. * Thursday - Big Brother 11 won the 8 o'clock hour with 5.57 million viewers, down 17 percent from last week. ABC News' special on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling placed third (behind a Bones repeat) with 4.38 mil. - So You Think You Can Dance 's results show drew 7 mil, down 750K from last week. NBC's The Listener (3.86 mil), in its second-to-last broadcast airing, gained 620 thou. Source Here

LEVERAGE Season 2, Episode 2: ''The Tap-Out Job'' - Preview

A sneak peek to the second episode of TV series " Leverage " season two has been unleashed by TNT . Titled "The Tap-Out Job", the clip shows the Leverage crew discussing about what their next target, a corrupt mixed martial arts promoter, is capable of. The next episode of "Leverage" will be aired on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c. It will follow Nathan and his crew as they try to trick a corrupt entrepreneur into investing everything he has in a fake cable television network. When their con is discovered, one of the group's members Eliot Spencer throws a fight to save them all. Timothy Hutton, Beth Riesgraf, Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane and Gina Bellman will reprise their roles as the Leverage team. Meanwhile, professional martial arts fighters Ed Herman and Matt Lindland will be seen as the series' additional cast. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here

Watch Now Online: Last Night's New Leverage, Dark Blue and More! - Featured

Last night had some sizzlin' summer premieres and new episodes of reality favs, so catch what you missed or re-watch what you loved! Primetime TV: Leverage - Watch 'The Beantown Bailout Job' Dark Blue - Watch 'Pilot' Michael and Michael Have Issues - Watch 'Greg the Intern' The Philanthropist - Watch 'Nigeria Part II' Top Chef Masters - Watch 'Miniaturize Me' So You Think You Can Dance - Watch 'Top 10 Perform' Wipeout - Watch 'Episode 9' I Survived a Japanese Game Show - Watch 'Episode 5' The Othersiders - Watch 'Fort MacArthur' America's Got Talent - Watch 'Episode 408' Real World: Cancun - Watch 'Cancun Casanovas' Ghost Hunters International - Watch 'Skeleton in the Closet' News & Late Night TV: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - Watch 'Dana Carvey, Anthony Anderson, Allison Iraheta' Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Watch 'Kevin Connolly, Alexa Chung, Aimee Mann'

Timothy Hutton Promises "Over-Revenge" in Leverage Season 2

Leverage returns Wednesday ( TNT , 9 pm/ET) with a second season of Timothy Hutton's team of thieves turning the tables on the high-powered scam artists of the world. Last season ended with the team split up over a heist that went askew because of one team member's overzealousness. But Hutton promises this season will include a reunion and his character, Nate, getting his vices under control. To Read More Click Here .

LEVERAGE Season 2, Episode 1: "The Beantown Bailout Job" - Preview

Nate Ford reluctantly reassembles the team to pit the local Irish mob against a banker who is gaming a government bailout. If they survive, Nate has to deal with four thieves who've decided he needs them in his life, whether he likes it or not. Airing Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Source & Preview