Friday, August 22, 2003
The surprise makeover series "While You Were Out" (7 p.m., TLC) returns for a second season with a new host, Evan Farmer. For the uninitiated, the show follows a homeowner who has sent his or her partner, spouse or roommate out of town for a weekend, so the "While You Were Out" team can create a new fantasy space in just two days. In tonight's episode, Baltimore wife Randy hopes that the team will help transform the bedroom she shares with her husband, Will, a man whose tastes diverge wildly from her own.
- The cable drama "Monk" (9 p.m., USA) wraps up its second season as the quirky detective (Tony Shalhoub) tries to stop a serial killer, and his sidekick Sharona (Bitty Schram) embarks on a new romance.
Tonight's other highlights
- Miami meets Atlanta in preseason NFL action (7 p.m., CBS).
- Scheduled on "Dateline" (7 p.m., NBC): a family's struggle to save the life of their unborn child, diagnosed in the womb with a fatal heart abnormality.
- Penn and Teller appear on a repeat "Bernie Mac" (7 p.m., Fox).
- Michael Henchard stars in the 2003 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (8 p.m., A&E;).
- Scheduled on "20/20" (9 p.m., ABC): a policeman wrongly accused of murdering his wife; needless hysterectomy operations.
Seann William Scott, Jonathan Ames and Fountains of Wayne appear on a repeat "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno greets Will Smith, Brian Williams and The Wallflowers on a repeat "Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).