All-Star Game from Phoenix; 'Friday Night Lights' comes to uplifting end
01:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 By Chuck BarneyContra Costa Times
Denis Leary returns for the seventh and final season of "Rescue Me," Wednesday night at 10 on FX.
Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. Baseball's best players look to shine during the 82nd All-Star Game. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver call the action from Phoenix. 8 p.m., Ch. 64, 25.
Denis Leary and his fellow angst-ridden fire fighters are back for the seventh and final season of "Rescue Me." Somehow, we're not expecting a happy ending. 10 p.m., FX.
Season 4 of the turbocharged legal thriller, "Damages," delves into the controversial subject of private military contractors in the Middle East. John Goodman joins the cast. 10 p.m., DirecTV, Channel 239.
"The Bachelorette" goes country in "Sweet Home Alabama." It's a reality series that has a self-described Southern belle looking to track down the man of her dreams. 9 p.m., CMT.
"Friday Night Lights" closes the book on five seasons of incredible drama with a sad, yet uplifting, series finale that has several familiar faces returning to Dillon, Texas. Embrace it with clear eyes and a full heart and you can't lose. 8 p.m., Ch. 10, 7.
More cheese-tastic thrills come our way in "Super Eruption." It's a made-for-TV movie about a super volcano in Yellowstone National Park that goes kablooey and puts millions at risk. 9 p.m., Syfy.
Emily Osment stars as a teenager who becomes the target of a "Cyberbully" in a TV movie, part of a campaign by ABC Family and Seventeen magazine that aims to bring awareness of the issues of digital abuse and bullying. 8 p.m., ABC Family.
PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" introduces a new crime-solving hero whose cases take place far from the green cool of England. Rufus Sewell stars as Aurelio Zen, a police detective who hunts his killers on the streets of Rome in "Zen." Caterina Murino co-stars as his chief's new secretary and object of Zen's interest. 9 p.m., Ch. 2.
Gordon Ramsey is back for another season of "Hell's Kitchen," with 18 aspiring chefs braving the heat for a shot at a head chef job in New York City. 8 p.m., Ch. 64, 25.
Poppy Montgomery ("Without a Trace") stars as the wizarding master, author J.K. Rowling, in a TV movie, "Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story," looking at her rags to riches tale. 8 p.m., Lifetime.
Matthew McConaughey is "The Lincoln Lawyer," an LA attorney whose office is his Lincoln Town Car. Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe and William K. Macy co-star. It is available beginning July 12, along with Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne in the horror flick, "Insidious."
With reports by Lynne Chaput, Connect editor