Tuesday, June 17, 2003
"Celebrity Food Finds" (9 p.m., Food Network) visits the kitchens and favorite eateries of the well known. It begins with a trip to Patti Page's New Hampshire farm, where the singer of "Doggie in the Window" serves up a batch of organic pancakes. While Sammy Hagar likes to cook with tequila, tea is more Moby's speed. The techno-musician's New York City teahouse boasts more than 90 varieties of tea and vegan fare. Other famous "foodies" include Bo Jackson, Willie Nelson and Alice Cooper.
Last night Fox aired "Outrageous Celebrity Look-Alike Behavior: Caught on Tape." But why hire impersonators to embarrass themselves, when real celebrities are only too happy to oblige?
The new "reality" series "I'm with Busey" (9 p.m., Comedy Central) follows obsessed fan Adam de la Peen as he spends time with his favorite actor, Gary Busey, the Oscar-nominated star of 1978's "The Buddy Holly Story." After a few moments of confusion, Busey settles down to the serious job of teaching Adam how to behave like a real man (and not, presumably, the nervous fanboy who would appear on a show like this). After a jousting session with American Indian spears, he shows Adam how to eat oysters in a manner Hemingway might have appreciated.
Being a has-been has got to be terrible. How else can you explain the presence of Jimmie Walker, Tiffany, Leif Garrett, Debra Wilson, Robbie Rist, Richard Hatch and others on the second season of "Star Dates" (8 p.m., E!)? For the uninitiated, this show features the once-famous suffering the indignity of blind dating on camera.
Tonight's other highlights
- Twenty semifinalists compete on "American Juniors" (7 p.m., Fox).
- Lorelai recalls the day Rory was born on "Gilmore Girls" (7 p.m., WB).
- An opera diva needs someone to watch over her on "Keen Eddie" (8 p.m., Fox).
- Scheduled on "Dateline" (9 p.m., NBC): a Botox-related lawsuit.
- Cops are implicated in a teen's murder on "NYPD Blue" (9 p.m., ABC).
- Bo Derek guest stars on "Lucky" (10 p.m., FX).
A grieving general steps out of bounds on "JAG" (7 p.m., CBS) ... Brooke Burns is host of "Dog Eat Dog" (7 p.m., NBC) ... On back-to-back episodes of "8 Simple Rules" (ABC), Dad's in charge (7 p.m.), Paul goes by the book (7:30 p.m.) ... Willow feels abandoned on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (7 p.m., UPN).
Rob Reiner appears on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Drew Barrymore and actor Eric Bana on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).