The big television event this weekend is, of course, the Olympics, but there is some original programming that doesn't have anything to do with the events in London:
Friday on TV ...
WWE Friday Night Smackdown! (6 p.m. Syfy): McMahon makes a shocking announcement regarding SmackDown's new general manager.
20/20 (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Billionaires talk about their lives.
Lost Girl (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Bo goes under cover as a high school teacher.
Common Law (11 p.m., USA): Wes is been having erotic dreams about Dr. Ryan; Dr. Ryan's fiancé has information about a dead body.
Saturday on TV ...
2012 NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (5 p.m., ESPN): Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf are inducted.
NYC 22 (7 and 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A man shoots two men accused of kidnapping his daughter; an alligator corners Kenny and Jackpot.
Major League Soccer (7 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids
UFC (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Scheduled bouts include Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; and DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick.
Kevin Nealon: Whelmed but Not Overly (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Nealon performs his stand-up act in Denver.
Sunday on TV ...
NFL preseason (6 p.m., NFL Network): Hall of Fame game - Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints
Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Contestants are chosen to face elimination.
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A 543-pound man struggles to lose weight.
Breaking Bad (8, 9:34 and 11:08 p.m.): Walt celebrates a birthday; Skyler examines her options.
Leverage (9 p.m., TNT): The team goes after a crooked scientist.
Falling Skies (10 p.m., TNT): The 2nd Mass moves to Charleston.
True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): Eric plots his escape; Sookie gets a clue about her parents' murder.
The Newsroom (11 p.m., HBO): An anonymous source provides some tantalizing information.
Weeds (11 p.m., Showtime): Nancy goes in search of a job.
The Great Escape (11 p.m., TNT): Three teams try to escape from an underground maze of corridors beneath Los Angeles.
Episodes (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Merc asks Matt to convince a former co-star to make a guest appearance.
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