The Must List: What's Hot for the Week Ending June 20, 2010
STONES IN EXILE on DVD
Okay, you've heard that the Rolling Stones' 1972 classic, Exile on Main Street, was made in Keith Richards' dungeon-like basement in France. But have you seen it? Check out this documentary to get a firsthand account of how the band fled U.K. taxes and ended up recording a musical masterpiece — straight from the mouth of Mick Jagger.
ONE DAY, by David Nicholls
This funny and charming novel depicts two friends' relationship on a single day every year for two decades. No wonder it's being turned into a rom-com.
A deliciously entertaining blend of American Gladiators and Mystery Science Theater 3000, the obstacle-course reality show — now in its third season — makes contestants perform zany stunts while John Anderson and former Talk Soup host John Henson provide hilarious commentary. (ABC, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.)
''MACON,'' Jamey Johnson
In the warm months ahead, when the radio airwaves will be filled with dirty jams, here's a refreshingly heartfelt, sweetly soulful country tune about going home to your one and only love.
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN
John Updike, Roger Angell, A.J. Liebling, John McPhee: The New Yorker busts out the big names in a collection of the magazine's best sportswriting. It's the perfect last-minute Father's Day gift!
This docuseries creates a compelling blend of art and science, following doctors, nurses, and patients at three different Boston hospitals as they face the gritty reality of life and death. (ABC, Thursdays, 10 p.m.)
Good news, everyone! Professor Farnsworth, Fry, Bender Bending Rodríguez, and the whole crew are back from the deep-space regions of cancellation with new episodes and a new channel. It's the most welcome cartoon resurrection since Family Guy, so bring on the third-millennium high jinks. (Comedy Central, Thursdays, 10 p.m.)