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Screen Gems: TV the week of June 27

10 Ways to Kill Bin Laden (8 p.m Tuesday, History Channel) -- What a mistitled show! This documentary Binladen tells the stories of 10 U.S. plots -- spanning three, count 'em, three, presidential administrations -- to kill Osama bin Laden. Sorry, there's no surprise ending.

Hung (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) -- As bleakly funny as it is impossible to describe adequately in a family newspaper, this sitcom about a broke Detroit basketball coach whose only real asset is his equipment heads into a second season. Theme: the ethics of pimping. You still think I was kidding about how hard it is to write about this thing?

Entourage (10:30 p.m Sunday, HBO) -- This sitcom about four homeboys from Queens cheerfully bouncing between triumphs and disasters in Hollywood kicks off a seventh season. Everybody's got a new project, including their irascibly invincible agent Ari (three-time Emmy winner Jeremy Piven), who's decided his next conquest will be pro football. And the NFL thought Michael Vick's pitbulls were its worst nightmare.

The Wall (10 p.m Monday, WPBT-PBS 2) -- After East Germany's communist government built a wall across Berlin in 1961 to keep its citizens from fleeing to the west, many kept trying to cross over (or under) it, often paying with their lives. Others stayed behind to cope with the regime's Stalinist repression until the wall finally fell 28 years later. This documentary tells their stories.

Deadliest Warrior (10 p.m Tuesday, Spike) -- For generations, the world has wondered who would win a smackdown between ruthless warlord Sun Tzu of ancient China and Vlad Tepes, the demented Romanian prince who once repelled a Turkish invasion by impaling 20,000 prisoners with stakes and leaving them out for the Turks to see. Well, OK, maybe it was like six drunken TV executives wondering it over martinis at lunch. Whatever, we get the answer through computerized animation.

Louie (11 p.m Tuesday, FX) -- Love-him-or-hate-him comic Louis C.K., whose last sitcom Lucky Louie was one of the most profound bombs in the history of HBO, gets another shot on FX. This time he's merging his stand-up act and scripted episodes about his cantankerous and messy daily life. That it airs at 11 p.m. gives you some idea of the show's texture.

Note: Days and times for PBS shows are for the Miami area, and may differ elsewhere.

Let me program your TiVo! Just click on my best bests for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.


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