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What to Watch Friday, Sept. 5

by Kim Potts, posted Sep 5th 2008 5:00AM
'Stand Up to Cancer'
(8PM, ABC, CBS, NBC, E!)
It's everything a good telethon should be: Educational, entertaining and likely to raise millions of dollars for cancer research.

Part of a larger, ongoing effort to raise funds, this star-studded hour will be broadcast commercial-free and include reports from newsers Katie Couric and Brian Williams, a visit to a cancer hospital and 'Desperate Housewives' star Dana Delany undergoing a mammogram.

Other celebs appearing: Cancer survivors Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Edwards and Robin Roberts, plus Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Masi Oka, Homer and Marge Simpson, the casts of 'Lost' and '30 Rock' and 'American Idol' winner David Cook.


'Stand Up to Cancer'
(8PM, ABC, CBS, NBC, E!)
It's everything a good telethon should be: Educational, entertaining and likely to raise millions of dollars for cancer research.

Part of a larger, ongoing effort to raise funds, this star-studded hour will be broadcast commercial-free and include reports from newsers Katie Couric and Brian Williams, a visit to a cancer hospital and 'Desperate Housewives' star Dana Delany undergoing a mammogram.

Other celebs appearing: Cancer survivors Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Edwards and Robin Roberts, plus Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Masi Oka, Homer and Marge Simpson, the casts of 'Lost' and '30 Rock' and 'American Idol' winner David Cook.

'Samurai Girl'
(8PM, ABC Family) miniseries premiere
Jamie Chung, who you may or may not remember from 'Real World: San Diego,' turns reality into a real gig as the star of this three-night miniseries (continuing Sat. and Sun. at 8PM) about a butt-kickin' babe bent on revenge.

'Swingtown'
(10PM, CBS) 1st season finale
Will there be a cliffhanger for the spouse-swappin' '70s suburbanites? Indeed. As for whether there'll be a second season to wrap up that cliffhanger is another matter ...

'Monk'
(9PM, USA) 100th episode
Sarah Silverman, John Turturro, Eric McCormack, Andy Richter and Howie Mandel help Mr. Monk celebrate his 100th episode, which finds him trying to thwart a serial killer.

'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'
(8PM, Fox) 3rd season premiere
A new crop of 5th graders looks to shame adults this season, and aren't they going to be excited about the season premiere's big guest star ... the Georgia state superintendant of schools!

'DogTown'
(9PM, NGC) 2nd season premiere
Four very special doggies get rehab treatment in the opener: They're pit bulls from Michael Vick's infamous dogfighting ring.

'NFL Kickoff Special'
(9PM, NBC)
What says American football more than Australian Keith Urban and Brit Natasha Bedingfield?

What's on this weekend: 'True Blood,' 'MTV Video Music Awards' and more

See a preview of the entire week's picks

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