MLB All Star Game (Fox) — When I was a kid, the All Star Game was one of the highlights of my summer. But I also collected bugs as a kid, so it’s not like I had any idea about what was actually good back then. Now I have a better idea about what’s worth watching, such as Kate Upton in short-shorts at the MLB Celebrity Softball Game.
Lawrence of Arabia (TCM) — Speaking of when I was younger, I went through a phase in high school where I tried to get caught up on classic movies from the ’60s and ’70s (Chinatown, Easy Rider, The Shining, other movies that didn’t star Jack Nicholson). All I remember from watching Lawrence of Arabia is that it felt like the longest movie I’d ever seen. It’s like you actually wander around the desert with Peter O’Toole for several months.
Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape (BBC America) — In this episode of Ramsay’s 37th TV show, he travels to Vietnam, where deadly booby traps are no longer a grave danger to visitors. Unfortunately.
Repo Games (Spike) — This blurs the line between game show and reality show: debtors answer trivia questions, and the “prize” to be won is their own car (losers get their vehicles repossessed). On tonight’s episode, someone pulls a gun. Is it just me, or does this sound like a Stephen King novella?
America’s Got Talent (NBC) — Live episodes begin tonight, with the first 12 of the final 48 acts performing. I’d be a great “AGT” judge: everyone without a dog or cleavage would get an immediate X.