Friday marks the series premiere of Outsider’s Inn on CMT at 8/7c. When Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson leave their Hollywood homes behind and head south, it’s Newhart meets The Simple Life. With eight half-hour episodes, this unscripted comedy documents the trials and tribulations that ensue when McCormick makes the unlikely decision to run a bed and breakfast in rural East Tennessee and enlists the help of her Gone Country friends, Brown and Wilson.
It’s also the season finale of Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust on TLC, starting with a new episode at 10/9c, followed by the finale at 10:30/9:30c, and the season premiere of Gone Country on CMT at 8/7c.
As for the Olympics, if all proceeds according to plan, American superstar Michael Phelps may have Olympic history — a record-tying seventh gold at one Olympics — within reach when he swims the 100m fly against rival countryman and world record-holder Ian Crocker. Other swim finals: the men’s 50m free, women’s 200m back and 800m free. Also, beach volleyball, a U.S. men’s volleyball match, and, from track and field, the men’s shot put final and qualifying in the men’s 100m.
Also on tonight:
- *Season Finale* – Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
- *Series Premiere* – Outsider’s Inn – CMT @ 8/7c
- *Season Premiere* – Gone Country – CMT @ 8/7c (1-Hour Season Premiere)
- *Special* – 2008 Summer Olympic Games – NBC @ 8/7c (Night 8 of 17)
- *Sports* – NFL Pre-Season Football: Oakland at Tennessee – FOX @ 8/7c
- *New* – Country Fried Home Videos – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
- *New* – Degrassi: The Next Generation – The N @ 8/7c
- *New* – Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation – Animal Planet @ 8:30/7:30c
- *New* – Monk – USA @ 9/8c
- *New* – Psych – USA @ 10/9c
- *New* – Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
- *New* – Swingtown – CBS @ 10/9c
- *New* – The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
- *New* – What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c