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Friday's TV highlights

September 02, 2011


Friends With Benefits: In this new episode, Sara (Danneel Ackles) misses hearing compliments on her appearance when she dates a blind man, while Ben (Ryan Hansen) has a problem with his current girlfriend's habit of wearing a wide-brimmed hat (8 p.m. NBC). A second new episode follows at 8:30 p.m.

Tanked: In this new episode, Wayde and Brett complete the tricky installation of a 57,000-gallon tank at a Dallas megachurch and a newly engaged young woman hires the guys to design a keg tank — with a working tap — for her fiance's "man cave" and a shark tank for a lawyer (9 p.m. Animal Planet).

Man, Woman, Wild: Myke and Ruth Hawke — he's a former Special Forces survival expert, she's a TV journalist — are stranded in Utah when their raft overturns in the waters of Colorado River in the season premiere of this unscripted survival series (9 p.m. Discovery).

Heat Seekers: Aaron and Roger sample an extra-spicy variation on the Philly cheese steak called the Heater and visit the famous Italian Market for some Sicilian dishes that pack a punch in this new episode of the hot-hot-hot foods series (10 p.m. Food).


Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Robert Donat's indelible performance as the shy British schoolteacher who guides many students to adulthood snagged a 1939 Academy Award for best actor over competition that included Clark Gable's Rhett Butler. Greer Garson also stars (3 p.m. TCM).


U.S. Open Tennis: Men's Second Round and Women's Third Round (10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ESPN2).

Baseball: Regional (4 p.m. MLB); the Dodgers visit the Atlanta Braves (4:30 p.m. FS Prime); the Minnesota Twins visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).

College Football: Texas Christian at Baylor (5 p.m. ESPN).

Soccer: United States vs. Costa Rica (8 p.m. ESPN2).

High School Football: The Bakersfield Centennial visit the Mission Viejo (8 p.m. FS Prime).

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