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Screen Gems: TV the week of July 11

The Glades (10 p.m Sunday, A&E) -- Crackling with the electricity of a twisted South Florida version of Glades Nick and Nora Charles, Australian actor Matt Passmore and Lost's Kiele Sanchez play a disgraced pair of crimebusters exiled on the outskirts of the Everglades in this new comedy-drama.

Rizzoli & Isles (10 p.m. Monday, TNT) -- Bare-knuckle detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and coolly blue-blood medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) trade expertise and wisecracks in an entertaining cop drama based on the books of Tess Gerritsen.

Covert Affairs (10 p.m. Tuesday, USA) -- A hot young CIA trainee with a murky past is suddenly elevated to superspy. Oh, boy, Alias is back! Except it's got a different title, and Piper Perabo is the chick delivering sultry stares and smoking .45 slugs, not necessarily in that order.

Chasing Mummies (10 p.m. Wednesday, History) -- This new reality series doesn't have The Rock or even Lon Chaney Jr. But it does have Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, who the History channel would have you believe is a sort of real-life Indiana Jones, racing here and there to find stuff like ``a beautiful anthropoid sarcophagus from the 26th Dynasty!'' I guess the ugly anthropoids were just buried in wooden boxes.

An Omar Broadway Film (8 p.m. Wednesday, HBO) -- An odd documentary about an inmate planning to shoot his way out of a maximum-security lockup in New Jersey -- not with a gun but a smuggled video camera, which he uses to document the grim conditions around him.

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


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