Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV
Off the Wall can smell Honey Boo Boo four days away.
HONEY SNIFF SNIFF Not since the odorous '80s heyday of John Waters ("Polyester") has scratch-and-sniff been so hotly anticipated as for this week's fragrant season premiere of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (Wednesday at 9 p.m., TLC). Can't wait? Warm up with this weekend's series marathon (Saturday 1 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday). Sniff out the scratch details at tlc.com.
FAN-DEMONIUM What happens when thousands of crazed fanatics cram together for the excitement they crave? "Adam Richman's Fandemonium" (Sunday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., Travel) goes there. Literally. First up is NASCAR's Daytona 500. Future episodes visit the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, Tennessee's Bonnaroo, and Milwaukee's Beer, Brats & Brewers, among others. More at travelchannel.com /tv-shows.
OPRAH SOAP You knew this was inevitable: Those ex-ABC soaps are showing up on Oprah Winfrey's lagging cable channel. The episodes already will have premiered online (via Hulu/Hulu Plu/iTunes), and now encore from the beginning of their spring resurrections. Debuting Monday: the now Susan Lucci-less "All My Children" (noon-2 p.m.) and the star-filled "One Life to Live" (2-4 p.m., both on OWN). Thereafter, they'll air Monday-Thursday at 1 p.m. ("AMC") and 3 p.m. ("OLTL") for 10 weeks. Nice timing, too: Monday is the 45th anniversary of ABC's "OLTL" debut. Check 'em out at oprah.com/own.
FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME Movies make the long trip in one day with one channel-change. Sunday starts with a long, loooong Adam Sandler marathon (7 a.m.-2 a.m., featuring "Grown Ups" at 8 and 10 p.m., FX). The day wraps overnight with legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's period masterpiece "The Seven Samurai" (Monday 2:15-6 a.m., Turner Classic Movies); the influential epic was later Americanized into "The Magnificent Seven." Click on "TCM Imports" at tcm.com.
GOOD SPORTS Snowboarder Kevin Pearce's tragic injury and epic battle back are chronicled in "The Crash Reel" (Monday 9-11 p.m., HBO). Women's fight to work as sportswriters is the latest "Nine for IX" hour, "Let Them Wear Towels" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., ESPN). And there's the all-star week encore of "The Curious Case of Curt Flood" (Wednesday at 5:45 p.m., HBO; Thursday at 11 p.m., HBO2), recalling the '60s baseball star who took his contract battle to the courts and spawned modern sports free agency. Previews at thecrashreel.com and es.pn/17Cssi3.
ACCIDENT? OR ATTACK? That's the question addressed in "TWA Flight 800" (Wednesday at 8 p.m., Epix). The controversial new documentary follows insiders from the original investigation rethinking the cause of the jumbo jet's crash into the Atlantic off East Moriches on July 17, 1996. Trailer at epixhd.com/twa-flight-800. (No TV access to the Epix channel? Sign up for a two-week online streaming free trial at epixhd.com.)
AWARDS ALERT This year's Spanish-language "youth" awards, "Premios Juventud" (Thursday 8-11 p.m., preshow at 7 p.m., Univision/41), air live from Miami, honoring top personalities in movies, TV, music, sports and more. Performers include Marc Anthony, Thalia and Pitbull. Digital fun at premiosjuventud.com.
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