A look at some noteworthy television this week:
Drive (Sunday and Monday, 8:00 p.m., WNYW 5) Sunday has the two hour debut of Drive crossing the starting line. The show is a drama that follows the participants of an illegal cross country road race who aren't like those you would find in The Cannonball Run. One of the forces behind the show is Tim Minear who has worked on shows like Firefly and Wonderfalls, which were sort of quirky niche shows that didn’t do too well, but were pretty good. However, as the financial adds say, past performance does not indicate future results.
The Frank Sinatra Show (Sunday, 8:00 p.m., NJN 5) In a classic show from 1957, Ella Fitzgerald.guest stars along with a tribute to Cole Porter.
The 100 Biggest Weather Moments (Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 p.m., Weather Channel) Harry Connick Jr. hosts a five part series on weather moments. We can only wonder how serious it is if celebrities like Bill Cosby and Jennifer Garner appear.
America at a Crossroads (Sunday-Friday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) All week, Robert MacNeil, takes a look at the post 9-11 world we live in – the wars, the warriors, the history of radical Islam, and civil liberties.
CNN Presents: Larry King - 50 Years of Pop Culture (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. CNN) Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest take a look at the career of Larry King.
MythBusters (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. Discovery) Adam and Jamie take on Newton and thermodynamics in a new episode.
Hustle (Wednesday, 10:00 p.m. AMC) At one time AMC was called American Movie Classics and showed old classic movies commercial free. Today it basically shows bad newer films hacked up with ads, but for some reason has the American rights to this fun BBC crime show following the exploits of a group of con men. Actual American classic Robert Vaughn is one of the stars and in the fourth series debut another American classic guest stars – Robert Wagner as the show visits LA.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Thursday, 10:00 p.m. Showtime) Penn & Teller’s debunking show takes on exorcism and the Church of Satan.