Summer Under the Stars

Summertime starpower: From Elvis to Kate to Warren William (?)

The whole notion of a summer "dog days" has disappeared from TV. Almost every network -- even CW -- is introducing something in August; TNT and USA are busy and HBO has television's best show ("The Newsroom").

Then there are the annual events -- "Shark Week" starts Monday (Aug. 13) on Discovery, "Summer Under the Stars" continues all month on Turner Classic Movies. Here's a story I sent to papers about TCM's month in general and Elvis night (Thursday, Aug. 16) in particular: