TV Daily

Salon's guide to what to watch: "The Beatles' Women" looks at John, Paul, George and Ringo's muses.


Salon Staff
August 8, 2007 3:00PM (UTC)

Introducing ... Salon's new TV Daily page, your guide to what to watch tonight. Monday through Friday, our editors will scour the listings, preview the premieres and pick through the talk-show lineups to make sure you don't miss the good stuff -- and don't waste your time on the other stuff.

Each day, we'll feature one "prime pick," a show we think you might want to check out -- and mention a few other programs you might also like. And the handy talk-show guest chart below will fill you in on who's sitting down with Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres and the rest. Because really, life's too short to spend watching "Friends" reruns.

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Prime Pick

When you're as big as the Beatles -- and let's face it, only the Beatles will ever be as big as the Beatles -- the world might just remain fascinated by your personal life 40 years after the fact. "The Beatles' Women" (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on Biography) explores "the muses behind some of rock's greatest songs," from Yoko Ono to Linda Eastman to Cynthia Lennon. But what about Michelle, Julia, Martha (My Dear) and Lovely Rita? Oh, to be a long forgotten and discarded muse in the dustbin of rock history!

Also …

For those more into the Stones than the Beatles, here comes MTV's 19th nervous breakdown: "The Real World: Sydney" premieres its 19th season at 10 p.m. EDT on MTV. And at 9 p.m. EDT, BBC America introduces "Hotel Babylon," a drama set in the "sexy world" of a luxury hotel.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Michelle Pfeiffer

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Preempted by other programming

Ellen

Syndicated, check local listings

Wesley Autrey, Hilary Swank, Indigo Girls (repeat)

Oprah

Syndicated, check local listings

Thirty-Something Across America (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Charles Gibson, Michael Duffy, Nancy Gibbs

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Spice Girl Melanie Brown

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Sen. Joe Biden

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Tina Brown

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Steve Martin, David Cota & AJ the Parakeet (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Seth Rogen, Jules Sylvester, Hot Hot Heat

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Sen. Joe Biden, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Kobe Bryant, Catherine Bell, Tay Zonday

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Claire Danes, Jonah Hill, Teddy Thompson

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Nichols, Kat Deluna

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter


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