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The Cho Show Her 19941995 sitcom, All-American Girl, ended in personal disaster, but Margaret Chos latest foray into television -- her own reality show -- features the now body-confident comedian playing dress-up with her glam squad, producing a pop song, and crafting a sex tape -- while still managing to snag the Korean of the Year award. (VH1, premieres August 21) Summer Heights High The American version of this Australian mockumentary series parodies life at a public high school, profiling a skittish, effeminate drama teacher, an uppity private-school female exchange student, and a break dancingobsessed delinquent -- all played by series creator Chris Lilley. (HBO, premieres September 5) Do Not Disturb Exposing the dysfunctional behind-the-scenes operations of a swank Manhattan hotel, Disturb stars Jerry OConnell as a neurotic, imperious general manager who regularly spars with his feisty human resources director, Reno 911!s Niecy Nash. A starving model hostess (Molly Stanton) and queeny head of housecleaning (The Classs Jesse Tyler Ferguson) up the camp quotient. (Fox, premieres September 10) Shirts & Skins Chronicling the lives of the members of the Rockdogs, San Franciscos formerly number 1ranked gay basketball team, the new reality series sports sweaty tension on and off the court. John Amaechi is called in to mentor the team as it prepares for a national championship. (Logo, premieres September 15) True Blood Based on Charlaine Harriss popular book series, this new drama from Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) fleshes out the recurring vampire-homo metaphor, adding a flamboyant gay cook named Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and Japanese-made synthetic blood. How chic. (HBO, premieres September) Kath and Kim Those suffering from Ab Fab withdrawal, take heed. This show -- a glammed-up version of the Aussie smash comedy of the same name -- tells the story of a 40-something suburban divorce (Molly Shannon) who lets her newly single gluttonous daughter (Selma Blair) move back home. Expect big brawls and big hair. (NBC, October 9) Little Britain USA Outr comedic duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams finally transplant their ribald troupe of wacky characters -- plus 10 new oddballs -- to the States, as their BBC hit gets an American spin-off. David Schwimmer (Friends) will direct some episodes. (HBO, Fall) Send a letter to the editor about this article.
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