Thursday Watch List: Rebuilding Ground Zero

Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and recover from the Aftershock of the Great Earthquake Of '011. I woke up at 1AM last night thinking there was a burglar in my house coming in to steal all my Trader Joe's frozen goods. Turns out it was just Mother Nature again reminding me that she can ruin me at any time. LET’S GO!

RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO – 8:00PM (Discovery) We're coming up quickly on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and despite years and years of bureaucratic wrangling over who owns what at Ground Zero and what to build there, the resurrection of the area is finally nearing completion. Tonight, Discovery Channel spends three hours taking a look at what's being built, including One World Trade Center (which will be known as the Freedom Tower), the 9/11 Memorial (which looks stunning), and the national 9/11 Museum. It's the kind of program that will break your heart and give you hope simultaneously. ANTICIPATION: HIGH!

KILLER FOOD – 10:00PM (Food Network) Sure, rattlesnake is delicious, but did you ever stop to appreciate the hard work and risk-taking of your local rattlesnake butcher? Perhaps this new show will help you stop taking your alligatormonger for granted. Follow around a bunch of crazy people as they capture dangerous animals for you to eat. ANTICIPATION: SNAKE FRITTERS!

LOUIE – 10:30PM (Spike) Tonight's episode is an hour long and feature Louie going to Afghanistan. Which means every minute you spend between now and the premiere of this episode is essentially a minute wasted. ANTICIPATION: WAY HIGH!

PROJECT RUNWAY – 9:00PM (Lifetime) How about Nina Garcia's boss last week? What a cold-eyed woman. "If Nina came in wearing THAT, I'd think she was either insane or diseased or under arrest for murder and I would swiftly fire her." Whoa hey, cool it British Miranda Preistly. No need to advertise just how terrible of a person you are. Anyway, tonight's challenge is a track and field challenge, and the designers also have to race one another. Nothing more fun than seeing creative types forced to do athletics. They should have a whole hourlong show dedicated to it. ANTICIPATION: HOPE THERE'S HURDLES!

EARTH OVERHAUL – 10:00PM (NatGeo - an NBC/Universal network) Host Sean Riley explores ways to prevent and reverse global warming. Has anyone tried just having January Jones stare at the Earth for a bit? ANTICIPATION: ZING!

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