Thursday marks the season finale of Dragons’ Den on BBC America at 9/8c and Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List on Bravo at 10/9c.
Tonight’s Olympic coverage features the swimming gold-medal finals including Michael Phelps (200m IM) and Aaron Peirsol (200m back). Also, in 1984, 16-year-old gymnast Mary Lou Retton won gold in the women’s individual all-around competition. In 2004, 16-year-old Carley Patterson did it. Now, at the Beijing Games, two more U.S. teens each have a chance to win what is perhaps the most illustrious event of the Olympics. Sixteen-year-old Iowa native Shawn Johnson is the reigning world champion and Nastia Liukin, an 18-year-old Russian-born Texan, is a nine-time world medalist.
Also on tonight:
- *Season Finale* – Dragons’ Den – BBC America @ 9/8c
- *Season Finale* – Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List – Bravo @ 10/9c
- *Special* – 2008 Summer Olympic Games – NBC @ 8/7c (Night 7 of 17)
- *Sports* – NFL Pre-Season Football: Carolina at Philadelphia – FOX @ 8/7c
- *New* – Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
- *New* – Burn Notice – USA @ 10/9c
- *New* – Flashpoint – CBS @ 10/9c
- *New* – Penn & Teller: Bullshit – Showtime @ 10/9c
- *New* – Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew – MTV @ 10/9c
- *New* – Reality Bites Back – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
- *New* – Some Assembly Required – Discovery @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
- *New* – The Gong Show with Dave Attell – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
- *New* – The Works – History Channel @ 10/9c