Friday TV Picks: 'Real Life: The Musical' on OWN
TV picks for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, include "Real Life: The Musical" on OWN; the "XXX Summer Olympics" on NBC; and "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" on TBS.
Tonight in Prime Time
'Real Life: The Musical'
Do you wish people sang more? You know, just around the office or at home? No? OK, but if your answer was yes, you might want to check out this new reality series. Each week a vocal coach, choreographer and music producers help people create a "flash musical" to express themselves and surprise someone they love. Tonight a 26-year-old prepares to sing a Lady Gaga song to her best friend. 10 p.m. Friday on OWN (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Friday
"XXX Summer Olympics," 8 p.m. (NBC): From London. Track and field, finals: men's 4x400m relay, men's pole vault, women's 4x100m relay, women's 1500m; diving: men's platform qualifying; cycling: BMX finals.
"Gravity Falls," 9 p.m. (Disney): When Stan throws a big party to promote the Mystery Shack, Dipper uses an off-kilter copy machine to make clones of himself so he can impress Wendy.
"Key Largo" (1948), 9 p.m. (TCM): A gangster holds a GI and others hostage in a run-down Florida Keys hotel.
"Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse," 9:30 p.m. (TBS): Tina's refusal to cancel her party plans to stay home and watch her brother causes irreparable damage.
"Great Performances," 10 p.m. (KCTS): "Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration": A celebration to mark the New England music festival's 75th year includes the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and artists Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter Serkin and James Taylor.
"Common Law," 10 p.m. (USA): Wes and Travis try to get back into Dr. Ryan's good graces by telling their full story.
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