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  • Justin Adams as the Joker and Driana Pearlman as Harley Quinn, at last year's Baltimore Comic-Con.
Justin Adams as the Joker and Driana Pearlman as Harley Quinn,… (David Stuck photo/The Baltimore…)
August 15, 2011|By Jordan Bartel, b

MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Conan the Barbarian
Fright Night
The Guard
One Day
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

NOTABLE TV
Monday Night Football: Preseason: NY Jets @ Houston (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
Gloria: In Her Own Words (special; 9 p.m. Monday; HBO)
The Lying Game (series debut; 9 p.m. Monday; ABC Family)
Millionaire Matchmaker (season premiere; 9 p.m. Monday; Bravo)
Unusual Suspects (season premiere; 9 p.m. Monday; ID)
All Worked Up (season finale; 10 p.m. Monday; truTV)
Dina’s Party (series debut; 10 p.m. Monday; HGTV)
Hair Battle Spectacular (season premiere; 10 p.m. Monday; Oxygen)
Most Eligible Dallas (series debut; 10 p.m. Monday; Bravo)
Orioles @ Athletics (10:05 p.m. Monday; MASN, MLB.TV)
MasterChef (season finale; 8 p.m. Tuesday; Fox)
Downsized (season premiere; 9 p.m. Tuesday; WE)
Memphis Beat (season finale; 9 p.m. Tuesday; TNT)
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (season finale; 9 p.m. Tuesday; ABC Family)
What Not to Wear (season premiere; 9 p.m. Tuesday; TLC)
American Hoggers (series debut; 10 p.m. Tuesday; A&E)
Family Restaurant (series debut; 10 p.m. Tuesday; WE)
HawthoRNe (season finale; 10 p.m. Tuesday; TNT)
Orioles @ Athletics (10:05 p.m. Tuesday; MASN 2, MLB.TV)
Orioles @ Athletics (3:35 p.m. Wednesday; MASN, MLB.TV)
Animals Say the Wildest Things (series debut; 9 p.m. Wednesday; NatGeo Wild)
Law & Order UK (season premiere; 9 p.m. Wednesday; BBC America)
Ton of Cash (series debut; 9 p.m. Wednesday; VH1)
Bedbug Apocalypse (special; 10 p.m. Wednesday)
The Hour (series debut; 10 p.m. Wednesday; BBC America)
Outrageous Kid Parties (season premiere; 10 p.m. Wednesday; TLC)
Pint-Sized Preachers (special; 10 p.m. Wednesday; NatGeo)
Rocco’s Dinner Party (season finale; 10 p.m. Wednesday; Bravo)
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (season finale; 10 p.m. Wednesday; Science)
NFL Preseason: Philadelphia @ Pittsburgh (special; 8 p.m. Thursdday; Fox)
Do Something Awards 2011 (special; 9 p.m. Thursday; VH1)
Prostitution: Leaving the Life (special; 9 p.m. Thursday; OWN)
Beyond Scared Straight (season premiere; 10 p.m. Thursday; A&E)
NFL Preseason: Atlanta @ Jacksonville (special; 8 p.m. Friday; Fox)
Tanked (series debut; 9 p.m. Friday; Animal Planet)
Orioles @ Angels (10:05 p.m. Friday; MASN 2, MLB.TV)
Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters (special; 9 p.m. Saturday; BBC America)
Orioles @ Angels (9:05 p.m. Saturday, MASN 2, MLB.TV)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp (season premiere; 10 p.m. Saturday; VH1 Classic)
Orioles @ Angels (3:35 p.m. Sunday; MASN 2, MLB.TV)
Sunday Night Football: Preseason: San Diego @ Dallas (special; 8 p.m. Sunday; NBC)
The Glee Project (season finale; 9 p.m. Sunday; Oxygen)
My Collection Obsession (special; 10 p.m. Sunday; TLC)
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (special; 10 p.m. Sunday; Showtime)

NEW ON DVD/BLU-RAY (Tuesday)
The Big Lebowski (Limited Edition)
The Conspirator
Dexter: The Fifth Season
Jane Eyre
Outcasts: Season One
Paranormal State: Season 5
Priest
Queen to Play
Something Borrowed

NOTABLE LOCAL SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE: Amon Amarth (Friday); Cassandra Syndrome (Saturday)

PIER SIX PAVILION: Slighty Stoopid’s Seedless Summer, w/ Karl Denson and Don Carlos, Rebelution, Shwayze and Cisco Adler (Wednesday); Gipsy Kings (Sunday)

MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION: Bob Dylan/Drive-By Truckers/Leon Russell (Tuesday); The Aftermath Tour w/ Hillsong United (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD: Toxic Holocaust (Tuesday)

SONAR: Bmore Hip Hop Ain’t Dead (Friday); Alwaysdope featuring Getter (Saturday)

BOURBON STREET: Parabelle (Friday)

GOLDEN WEST: Totimoshi (Sunday)

RECHER: Dive, Green World For Peace, et al (Thursday); Ashes Remain (Friday); KMFDM (Saturday); Fate Avenue, Sit Down Strikes, et al (Sunday)

OTTOBAR: Political Sickness, et al (Monday); Such Gold, et al (Tuesday); Gasoline Heart, et al (Wednesday); Roger Miret and the Disasters, et al (Thursday); Summer Blast Baltimore Edition (Friday)

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: Steve Earle (Monday; sold out); 10,000 Maniacs (Tuesday; sold out); The Wood Brothers (Wednesday); John Jorgenson/Albert lee (Thursday); The Rovers (Friday); Kindred the Family Soul (Saturday); Joan Osbourne (Sunday)

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Rogues (Thursday)

POWER PLANT LIVE: Burnt Sienna (Friday)

9:30 CLUB: The Summer Slaughter Tour  w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, et al (Monday); The Hard Summer Tour w/ Digitalism Live, Switch, et al (Friday); Help the Heroes Concert w/ Aim For the Weekend, et al (Saturday)

VERIZON CENTER: American Idol tour (Friday)

JIFFY LUBE LIVE: Identity Festival (Thursday)

PATRIOT CENTER: Ke$ha w/ LMFAO, Spank Rock (Sunday)

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