'Astaire Songbook' airs between films

August 05, 2003

Tuesday, Aug. 5

6:45 p.m. on TCM

"The Fred Astaire Songbook"

A look at Astaire's musical side interrupts the 12-movie marathon for his day in the "Summer Under the Stars" festival. Followed at 8 p.m. by "Holiday Inn," the 1942 film that includes Bing Crosby's first rendition of "White Christmas."

8 p.m. on NBC

"The Last Comic Standing"

Tonight, the title is fulfilled and the winner is declared. Since the prizes include a contract with NBC, it seems safe to say that we'll be seeing more of the winner before too long.

9 p.m. on Fox

"The O.C."

That's Orange County, a place in California where things only SEEM to be perfect. The ensemble cast of this new drama series includes Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Benjamin McKenzie and Mischa Barton.

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