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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - Featured


* George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert (8 pm/ET CBS)


The famously taciturn George Strait may not say a lot, but when he sings he speaks volumes. The Texas-born troubadour rode into Nashville on a song more than 25 years ago and is now the owner of an amazing 57 No. 1 singles on the country charts. It's no wonder the Academy of Country Music selected him as its artist of the decade, joining previous legends Marty Robbins (1960s), Loretta Lynn (1970s), Alabama (1980s) and Garth Brooks (1990s). Fortunately for Strait, he doesn't have to say much during tonight's all-star tribute. He gets to sit back and listen to a who's who of country artists literally sing his praises, such as Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Sugarland and Martina McBride.


* Wipeout (8 pm/ET ABC)


ABC's zany, splashy summer series returns for a second season of contestants tackling - and being tackled by - an extreme obstacle course. Your favorite obstacles from last season are back - with a few new ones thrown in for good measure, including Hurtles, Sweeper Gyro and a Bridge Too Far. One player will win, and the rest will wipe out.


* Great Performances (8 pm/ET PBS)


How did In the Heights, the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical set in a Latino neighborhood in New York City, come to be? This behind-the-scenes documentary was lucky to begin shooting early in the production process, tracking the play from the workshop stage to off-Broadway and, finally, to Broadway. Along the way, extended performance sequences are featured and the cast, including composer-lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, are profiled.


* The Goode Family (9:01 pm/ET ABC)


Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill) is one of the co-creators of this new animated comedy, which takes us inside the lives of a vegan, politically correct, environmentally conscious family. The Goodes certainly have good intentions, but their actions tend to backfire. In the opener, daughter Bliss tires of her mother's attempts to talk to her about sex and joins an abstinence group.


* Meet the Browns (10 pm/ET TBS)


Creator, executive producer and director Tyler Perry's sitcom about the goings-on at a home for seniors kicks off its second season. In tonight's Perry tale, marrieds Will and Sasha attempt to keep youngsters Brianna and Joaquin from being adopted, with one of the offbeat residents even getting involved. And it gets bad, bad for LeRoy Brown: The center's overseer suspects that the neighborhood frat boys are growing pot, so he tries to smoke them out. A second new episode airs immediately afterward.


*E! True Hollywood Story's 10 Greatest Stories Ever Told (10 pm/ET E!)


In celebration of the iconic series' 500th episode, the folks at E! will count down the docu-series' most compelling subjects and memorable shows to date. The elite top 10 were chosen based on three criteria: a knock-out story, killer ratings or a twist-of-fate follow up. One episode bound to be on the list? The 1996 series' premiere, which investigated the stalking and murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer.


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