TV Watch List: Thursday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 25


Metro’s breakdown of your weekend TV.

‘MTV Video Music Awards’
AWARDS SHOW. OK, so we know that the VMAs aren’t exactly an important, illustrious awards show along the lines of, say, the Oscars. But, truth be told, we think they’re a lot more fun. One would never see Borat grinding his junk in Eminem’s sulky face at the Academy Awards. So we’ll be tuning in just for the antics (and the outfits) when the 30th annual VMAs broadcast — for the first time — from Brooklyn instead of L.A.
Sunday, 9 p.m., MTV

‘2013 VMA Pre-Show’
RED CARPET. Sometimes we enjoy an award show pre-show more than the actual ceremony. And the VMA red carpet is always a particular brand of awesome, with half the celeb guests looking hot as hell and the other half looking batsh—t crazy.
Sunday, 8 p.m, MTV

‘Pregnant Behind Bars’
REALITY. It seems there is no end to the different shows about wackadoo preggo women that the reality TV machine can churn out. And — from knocked-up teens to grown-ass women who somehow didn’t realize they were knocked up until the baby was practically crowning — we watch them all. So it seems safe to say that we’ll be checking out the premiere of this new show about women who are knocked up in prison.
Series Premiere,Thursday, 10 p.m., DFH

‘Attack of the Celebrity Bikinis’
SPECIAL. We’re hoping that this is a report on skimpy bathing suits that have somehow developed cognitive abilities and turned on their celeb owners. We’re guessing, however, it’s just yet another fawning look at celebrity beach bods. Ah, well.
Thursday, 10 p.m., E!


Rapper affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan 'cuts off own…

Rapper Andre Johnson, who has performed with New York outfit the Wu-Tang Clan, is in a critical condition after reportedly cutting off his own penis…


Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…


Supporters say man accused of robbery was misidentified

A Liberian immigrant couple charged with extorting money from an elderly woman in March will be in court Thursday for a bail hearing, but supporters say it's a case of…


Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…


‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'


Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.


'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version


Flyers, Rangers meet in playoffs for 11th time

The Flyers and Rangers will start a new chapter in a historic rivalry.


MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind


Top 5 Philadelphia storylines for Flyers-Rangers

The slate is clean for the Flyers and the Rangers. Which is good news for the Flyers.


This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…


This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…


Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.


5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.