No Reservations: Anthony Bourdain considers the pork rib in Cajun Country
In the lead up to next Sunday’s 10th anniversary of 9/11, every angle is explored. I’ll cover the worthwhile documentaries separately, from the recovery to the reconstruction, to commemorate the day, such as Steven Spielberg's "Rise," the tale of rebuilding the towers.
Highlights of the week of September 4th:
Monday, September 5
No Reservations: a 16-hour marathon from 9 am to 1 am on the Travel Channel
Squeeze the tail and suck the head. Anthony Bourdain’s deliciously snarky eating travels from Cajun Country to Cuba.
Other marathons include The Closer on TNT and How It’s Made on the Science Channel plus the above-mentioned.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 9 pm on Bravo
Bitch-a-thon at Adrienne’s dinner. All right—tune in to the season premiere of the real desperate faux housewives. The suicide of Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband might’ve caused a good hard look at reality shows or not.
Tuesday, September 6
2011 U.S. Open Tennis Championships at 8 pm on ESPN
Men's Rounds and Women's Quarterfinals. Watch Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and others lob it on all week with the finals flipping to CBS this weekend.
Sons of Anarchy at 10 pm on FX
Premiere of season four. Hellboy Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal (Married With Children) costar in these acclaimed series about bikers in Charming, California confronting the law.
Wednesday, September 7
Rescue Me at 10 pm on FX
Finale of the final season. Denis Leary and the firefighters fiery drama comes to an end.
Cinema Verite at 9:30 pm on HBO2
Repeat of the story behind the original
reality show, An American Family
follows the 1970s PBS series with Diane
Lane and Tim Robbins playing the Louds, and James
Gandolfini, the ahead-of-his-time producer many may love to hate.
Premiere of a new series recounting first-hand experiences
with hauntings, sightings and a 5 year old's scary invisible friend. They say "Don't watch it alone."
Thursday, September 8
Fall Preview on 8:30 pm on CBS: Get a glimpse of new shows: Unforgettable How to Be a Gentleman with Entourage’s Kevin Dillon, Person of Interest with Lost’s Michael Emerson, and more.
More fave finales:
Burn Notice at 9 pm on USA. Set in Miami and starring Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell, the fifth season wraps it up.
Wilfred at 10 pm and Louie at 10:30 on FX. This quirky Australian show, starring Elijah Wood and his personal coach in a dog suit, draws to a close. Followed by Louie created by and starring comedian Louis C.K.
Unleashed by Garo at 9 pm on Sundance
Premiere of new series, a twist on a theme: follow Garo Sparo, couture fashion designer, who taps into his client’s inner secret selves to make outfits that express their wildest dreams.
Saturday, September 10
Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 on Spike TV
Uma Thurman seeks revenge on her old assassination team in a Quentin Tarantino mini-fest.
Sunday, September 11
HBO Finales! True Blood at 9 pm, Curb Your Enthusiasm at 10 pm and Entourage concludes the series at 10:30 pm with “The End” - or maybe “Loose Ends” for the upcoming movie.
Many channels will be televising programs with commemorations to 9/11. See separate posting for details on CNN, History, Bio, National
Geographic, and more. Here are broadcasters' presentations:
Remembrance and Renewal: 10 Years After the 9/11 Attacks at 10 pm on ABC
9/11 Ten Years Later at 8-10 pm on CBS: Robert De Niro marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
America Remembers 9/11 at 8 pm on PBS: The PBS News Hour team covers memorial events and personal testimonies.
A Concert for New York at 9 pm on PBS: The New York Philharmonic performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2 to honor of 9/11.