SPORTS KIDS MOMS AND DADS
6 p.m. Friday, June 3
Bravo (Comcast Ch. 50)
You know the type: that former jock with an ever-expanding bald spot, the one who turns his fourth-grader into a nervous wreck every week at Little League practice, screaming, yelling, turning purple about the ears and generally making a total ass of himself. Now, he’s got his own show! Following in the vein of their series of “pushy moron” programs (like “Showbiz Moms and Dads” and “Show Dog Moms and Dads”), Bravo presents “Sports Kids Moms and Dads.” Following the lives of five athletic kids and their overly demanding parents, this is sure to go right over the head of that jerk who always ruins your kid’s sports practice with his/her delusions of raising the next Tiger.
COLD WAR SCI-FI MARATHON
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7
Turner Classic Movies (Comcast Ch. 30)
Ah, the Cold War. While it wasn’t a fun time to live next door to an Air Force base, it was a great time to be a sci-fi buff. During that era of paranoia and fear, Hollywood turned out some of the best science fiction movies of all time. Chock full of references to invaders from within, they perfectly mirrored the psyche of the time. Here, in the first of a month-long look at Cold War sci-fi (every Tuesday in June), Turner Classic Movies presents four of the best.
• 7 p.m. — The Thing from Another World (1951)
• 8:30 p.m. — Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
• 10 p.m. — Earth Versus the Flying Saucers (1956)
• 11:30 — Village of the Damned (1960)
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7
The Discovery Channel (Comcast Ch. 53)
Though we’ve given you a head’s up on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” before, anyone who gave it a casual look a few months back should tune in again. It’s a whole new ballgame. While previous episodes had fishermen going after the king crab in fairly mild seas (mild for Alaskan waters, anyway), recent episodes have focused on the Opillo crab season. Longer than king crab season and held later in the year — when the frigid spray from the Bering Sea can literally turn a crab boat into a block of ice — Opillo crabbing is much more dangerous. Already this season, a 125-foot crab boat was lost, with seven hands aboard. Soon after, a deckhand on another ship fell overboard in rough seas and wasn’t recovered. It ain’t pretty, but it does make for riveting television.