Wed, August 20
Sometimes the name of a business says it all, and the folks at Area 51 Tattoo in Springfield, Ore., must have some serious stones to name their place after the shadowy site in Nevada where a UFO once allegedly crashed. This new reality series follows the mind-blowing artwork and professional exploits of the staff at a tattoo parlor that promises finished results that are truly, well, "epic."
They may not inspire the same revulsion as rats and roaches -- maybe it's those cute masked faces -- but raccoons are becoming an urban nuisance in their own right. "Raccoon Nation" follows a family of citified raccoons over six months and explores some disturbing trends, including the animals' role in spreading parasites and the possibility that city life is making them even smarter.
Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is arrested -- handcuffs, trip to the police station and all -- and has no clue why. When she learns the reason is an unreturned library book, she fingers her own prime suspect: Brick (Atticus Shaffer). Sue (Eden Sher) doesn't like the Rev. TimTom's (Paul Hipp) new love interest (Casey Wilson) but isn't sure how to tell him. Axl and Cassidy (Charlie McDermott, Galadriel Stineman) are reunited in "Stormy Moon."