Happy birthday, Shark Week!

Happy birthday, Shark Week!

Time to blow out the candles. Shark Week, that cable summer stalwart, turns 20 years old. For a solid week, the Discovery Channel will dedicate every program from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. to the murderous sea critters.

Shark Week kicks off in earnest with "Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever" (9 p.m., Discovery), narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. "Worst" recalls the horrific shark attack on the survivors of USS Indianapolis in 1945, a war story recounted by Robert Shaw's character in the 1975 thriller "Jaws," starring Dreyfuss.

Another pop-culture nugget turns 20 this summer. The movie "The Lost Boys" wowed them at the multiplexes in 1987, and Corey Haim can't seem to get over it. This is the sad gist of "The Two Coreys" (10 p.m., A&E), a reality stunt series and exercise in voyeuristic has-been abuse.

Haim and Corey Feldman, who appeared together in "Boys," as well as in "Dream a Little Dream" and "License to Drive," became a pop touchstone for a short moment and then plummeted far from even the D-list. Feldman, who has a wife and a life, invites Haim, who has neither, to move in.

Feldman's wife, Susie, provides much of the friction. Haim constantly whines that his old pal is too attached to his curvy and needy bride. Susie is completely aware of her role and even compares herself to Yoko Ono. This hardly goes over, since everyone from Haim to the viewers to Feldman himself knows that Feldman is no John Lennon.

The whole thing is sad but should appeal to those who can't watch enough train wrecks and who have had their fix of "Hey Paula!" and "Scott Baio Is 45 ... And Single" (10:30 p.m., VH1).

Speaking of crowds, 11 contestants vie for the title of "Design Star" (9 p.m., HGTV) and the chance to host their own series. Their first assignment on this second-season debut is to design a little niche in their "Design Star" home away from home.

The resulting makeovers range from the clever to the garish to the incomprehensible. The judges are not amused. The designers' personalities run the gamut from wallflower to perky to flamboyant, leaving one with the notion that "Star" is more about casting than talent. It's hard to watch without the sense that you've seen it done (better) 20 times before.

Scheduled on "60 Minutes" (7 p.m., CBS): The power of pharmaceutical lobbyists; an interview with convicted former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski; ultimate martial arts. Scheduled on "Dateline" (7 p.m., NBC): an interview with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Collier's campaign gathers force on "The 4400" (9 p.m., USA). John's cryptic statements make some fear for Shaun on "John From Cincinnati" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA). Gold mines or bust on "Ice Road Truckers" (10 p.m., History). Joan surprises Roland on "Army Wives" (10 p.m., Lifetime). Danny hatches an escape plan on "Meadowlands" (10 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).

Julie Chen hosts "Big Brother" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... Dogged police work on "The Simpsons" (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) ... A step up from duct tape on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) ... Matching tattoos on "7th Heaven" (8 p.m., r, CW, TV-PG) ... In the streets on "American Dad" (8:30 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG, D, S) ... A corpse in a Dumpster on "Cold Case" (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14, V) ... The murders of two homeless men appear to be linked on "Law & Order" (9 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14) ... On two episodes of "Family Guy" (Fox, r, TV-14, D, S), Brian's magnetism (9 p.m.), Lone Stars (9:30 p.m.) ... Hostages are taken on "Desperate Housewives" (9 p.m., ABC, r, TV-14) ... It's official: "Pussycat Dolls Present" (9 p.m., r, CW, TV-PG) is the most loathsome show of the year ... A shutterbug vanishes on "Without a Trace" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14, V) ... Matching tattoos on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14) ... Nora's mother (Marion Ross) visits on "Brothers and Sisters" (10 p.m., ABC, r, TV-14).

Kevin McDonough, a syndicated columnist who lives in Narrowsburg, can be reached at kmcdonough@unitedmedia.com.