PlayStation serious work for gamers

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Want to know more about the subculture of video gaming experts and fanatics? "True Life: I'm a Gamer" (9 p.m., MTV) looks at the gaming aficionados who are pushing their Pentiums to their utmost, even if it's at the expense of their social lives. "Gamer" focuses on two champions who have each won more than $100,000 at tournaments, and looks at one house where seven hardcore players share nine televisions and 15 game systems.

Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Carlos Santana, Angela Bassett, Bernie Mac, Venus and Serena Williams and Meg Ryan appear. The awards were taped last Saturday night at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

Tonight's other highlights

Series notes

Gossip and an unscheduled injury cramp both camps' style on "Survivor" (7 p.m., CBS) ... An interview with a British pop star on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (7 p.m., WB) ... Jay Leno and Jay Mohr guest star on "Scrubs" (7:30 p.m., NBC).

So far, ratings have been tepid for "Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People" (8 p.m., ABC) ... A decorated Army officer disappears after his testimonial dinner on "Without a Trace" (9 p.m., CBS).

Late night

Guest host Will Ferrell welcomes Chris Rock and Tom Dreesen on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno talks with Ringo Starr and Bill O'Reilly on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).