Tonight's TV: Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 - Featured


* Teen Choice Awards (8/7c Fox)

The popular Teen Choice will burn again tonight at the 11th annual awards gala, and most this year is for movies: Twilight is at the top of the nominations pack with 12 followed by High School Musical 3: Senior Year with 10. Miley Cyrus and the series Gossip Girl also have 10 apiece. The Jonas Brothers, who will host the gala, have nine. Incidentally, Cyrus and the Jonases perform, and the "Ultimate Choice Award" goes to...Britney Spears.


* Lords of the Revolution (8/7c Vh1)

Muhammad Ali, a man who influenced a generation with his dazzling boxing technique, a man who converted to the islam and refused to fight in Vietnam. Through archival clips and photos and first-hand accounts, including boxer George Foreman comments, this series tell the story of the greatest heavyweight boxing champ of the history. Others who left their marks slated for profiles this week: Cheech and Chong, the Black Panthers, Timothy Leary and Andy Warhol.


* Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (10/9c Bravo)

Kathy closes its fifth season tonight. Her long road to A-list bliss kicks into gear when she delights in news that she's going to receive her own star on the Walk of Fame. But destiny walks all over her, as the honor comes with a catch and a twist. Afterward, Kathy keeps company with Suzanne Somers, and calls on Barry Manilow to attend her Walk of Fame ceremony. Manilow writes the songs, but will Kathy have to write him off as a guest?


* The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (9/8c HBO)

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts in American lives, but the Jazz Age writer never met Marion Barry, the four-term Washington, D.C., mayor who was elected the last time after going to jail on drug-related charges. But Barry has always been a lightning rod for controversy, and it follows his 2004 campaign for a spot on D.C.'s council while reviewing his transformation from a fiery civil-rights activist in the 1960s to a rising star among black politicians in the 1970s.


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