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CELEBRITY FIT CLUB
10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13
VH-1 (Comcast Ch. 56)
For actors and actresses trying to find work in thin-obsessed Hollywood, one of the main career killers can be weight. Now in its fourth season, VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club takes you inside the stars’ battle with the bulge, having eight of them live together while trying to shed the pounds. This season features a number of hefty has-beens of yesteryear, including Ted Lange (Isaac the Bartender from “The Love Boat”), Playboy centerfold and “Baywatch” hottie Erika Eleniak, “Family Ties” star Tina Yothers, and Wilson-Phillips singer Carnie Wilson (hey, wait a minute! Didn’t she get her stomach stapled?). Get a tub of ice cream and a spoon, and settle in for a look.
WIDE ANGLE: 1-800-INDIA
8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)
With more and more white- and blue-collar American jobs getting shipped overseas, outsourcing has become one of the hot-button issues of the new millennium. Though such practices surely help both corporate bottom lines and the impoverished peoples of nations like Bangladesh and India, it doesn’t do a thing to keep food on American tables. Here, filmmakers handed over the cameras to a group of young Indians, all of them employed in telemarketing and customer-service jobs that used to be held by Americans, to let them show how their day-to-day lives and the lives of their families have changed.