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Screens: TV the week of June 10

Making News: Texas Style (8 p.m. Monday, TV Guide Channel) -- Sick of Katie and Brian and Charlie? Well, maybe you should tune in to KOSA-CBS 7 way out there in West Texas, the subject of this new reality Making_news show. It's anything but slick: Most of the reporters are a year out of college or less, the producer looks like he's about 12, and one of the correspondents actually fakes a country accent to fit in. Not to mention that the dialogue -- "This just in!'' and "Back to you, Jay'' -- absolutely crackles with subtextual tension. KOSA is located in the Midland-Odessa area, previously most famous as the setting of Friday Night Lights. Oh, and for refusing to elect George W. Bush to Congress. When he finishes with Iraq, they'd better look out.

The Sopranos (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) -- The very last one. Tony shaves his head and moves to a monastery in Tibet. No, wait, that was Fonzie in Happy Days. Well, anyway, it'll be good, in a savage, bloodthirsty sort of way.

John From Cincinnati (10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) -- A family of hard-luck surf bums bumps up against -- well, I'm not really sure, but whatever it is, it's pretty damn entertaining. You can read a full review here.

Big Love (9 p.m. Monday, HBO) -- America's favorite polygamist family is back for a second season. The Henricksons were outed by their enemies in the final episode last year, so this season is all about damage control, which by amazing coincidence is the name of the first episode.

Rescue Me (10 p.m. Wednesday, FX) -- When it started, this series was about a station full of lunatic New York City firemen suffering survivor's guilt in the wake of 9/11. As the fourth season gets underway, it's pretty clear that 9/11 doesn't have anything to do with it -- they're just lunatics, plain
and simple. Antihero Tommy Gavin seems to have survived that house fire he and his girlfriend
touched off in the season finale last year. Now we'll see if he can survive the fire department investigation.


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