TV picks for June 21-27:  "Inside Man,” "Miss You Can Do It,” "Big Brother,” "The Brokaw Files”

  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 2:00 PM
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Apolo Anton Ohno, center, on “Minute to Win It.”

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Sunday

Morgan Spurlock trades Big Macs for weed in the premiere of “Inside Man” (9 p.m., CNN), the news network’s latest effort to broaden its appeal. Spurlock doesn’t exactly toke up, but he does go to work in a medical marijuana dispensary. No word on whether staffers received free samples.

Monday

I’m not a big supporter of beauty pageants for kids, but I’m more than happy to make an exception for the contest sponsored by former Miss Iowa Abbey Curran. “Miss You Can Do It” (8 p.m., HBO) looks at an event designed to bolster the confidence of young girls who, like Curran, are dealing with physical and mental disabilities. Moving stuff.

Tuesday

Speed skater Apolo Ohno has proved his skills both at the Olympics and on “Dancing With the Stars.” Now he tries his hand as game-show host on “Minute to Win It” (7 p.m., GSN), which moves from NBC to GSN. Contestants participate in daunting challenges involving everyday household items. I’ve seen this game before. It was called “Raising a Family.”

Wednesday

Can you believe it’s the 15th season premiere of “Big Brother” (7 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4) — and you’re still watching? The only way this embarrassing exercise is going to die is if you turn off your TV, go outside and walk to the nearest dive bar. You’ll get pretty much the same brand of entertainment.

Thursday

Few journalists have gone into semi-retirement better than Tom Brokaw. He’s obviously enjoying a longer fly-fishing season, while occasionally popping up in retrospective specials like this edition of “The Brokaw Files” (9 p.m., Military), which revisits his interview with Ronald Reagan, conducted two days before the 40th president left the White House.

Neal Justin

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