A look at some noteworthy television this week:
American Body Shop (Sunday, 10:00 p.m., Comedy Central) A spoof of the fakeality vehicle tweaking genre with former NYC Transit cop John DiResta as part of the ensemble cast.
World Series of Pop Culture (Monday, 9:00 p.m. VH1) NY1's Pat Kieran hosts this trivia battle royal show starting its second season.
The Bronx is Burning (Monday, 10:00 p.m., ESPN) The first part of an eight part miniseries (airing Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. from July 17 to August 28) based on Jonathan Mahler's bestselling book about 1977 in the city through the frame of the Yankees championship season, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning. It stars Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner and Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson, and John Turturro as Billy Martin. As an added bonus it filmed mainly in the city. Hopefully it will be as good as the book
78th Baseball All-Star Game (Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., WNYW) San Francisco, the epicenter of the baseball steroids scandal and its most infamous alleged cheater, host this year's All Star Game. It is on Fox, so expect the usual horrid coverage from Tim McCarver, Joe Buck and the rest of the worst baseball announcing team in the known universe.
Wide Angle: Victory is Your Duty (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) A look at Cuba's other favorite sport, boxing through the prism of the premier training center there - the Havana Boxing Academy.
The Singing Bee (Tuesday, 9:30 p.m., WNBC 4) NBC's needless karaoke contest debuts. You have been warned.
P.O.V.: Revolution '67 (Tuesday, 10:00 p.m., WNET 13) Ten years before the Bronx was burning it was Newark that was a flashpoint. In 1967, six days riots erupted in the city's African American community over an incident of police brutality. Filmmaker and Newark native Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno, explores the events and their legacy today.
Reel New York Film Festival (Thursday, 10:00 p.m., WNET 13) This week's line up of short films is Peilin Kuo's Everyday, where a straphanger imagines herself in a relationship; Jacob Akira Okada's Curtis, a look at an African-American artist dieing of AIDS; and Juan Castilo's El Delivery, about life in Washington Heights.
Don't Forget the Lyrics! (Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., WNYW 5) Wayne Brady hosts what can be best described as a karaoke game show or two too many karaoke based programs on this week.
Rescue Me (Wednesday, 10:00 p.m., FX) After the big bang two weeks ago and a week off the show returns down a man.
Monk (Friday, 9:00 p.m. USA) The obsessive-compulsive detective returns for another season of fearing dirt. If NBC-Universal was smart, they would ditch the fakeality shows and move this gem up to the big network.
Psych (Friday, 10:00 p.m. USA) Back for a second season is the show where a detective has such a skill for observing things people think he is a psychic.