Jenny’s TV Guide: Friday September 5

Friday marks the season, and quite possibly series finale of Swingtown on CBS at 10/9c as well as the 1-hour special: Stand Up to Cancer on ABC, CBS & NBC at 8/7c. Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Josh Brolin, Katie Couric, Fran Drescher, Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Edwards, America Ferrara, Charles Gibson, Neil Patrick Harris, Robin Roberts, Brian Williams and others support cancer research. American Idol winner, David Cook, is also expected to perform

Tonight marks the first two hours of the 3-night/6-hour miniseries, Samurai Girl on ABC Family at 8/7c & 9/8c. It tells the story of a 19-year old Japanese girl named Heaven, who discovers that the wealthy businessman who adopted her as an infant is really the head of the Yakuza (the Japanese mafia) and may have had her beloved brother brutally murdered. She breaks from her family and begins training to become a samurai, and with the help of a group of new American friends, sets out to take down her father’s evil empire. The ensemble cast includes Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Thompson, Kyle Labine, Anthony Brandon Wong, Steven Brand and Kenneth Choi.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Swingtown – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Special*CBS Fall Preview – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*NFL Kickoff Show – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Samurai Girl – ABC Family @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1st of 3 Nights)
  • *Special*Stand Up to Cancer – ABC, CBS & NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Country Fried Home Videos – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Discovery Project Earth – Discovery @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Gone Country – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Grizzly Man Diaries – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Monk – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Outsider’s Inn – CMT @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Psych – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Rock the Reception – TLC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Who Are You Wearing – TLC @ 7/6c

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  • nctodc

    The RNC is not on tonight.

  • theTVaddict

    Correction made, thanks!

  • Hil

    Starting to train as a samurai at age 19? Goodluck with that. (who thinks up shows like this?)