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TV Outlook It's ‘Teen Choice Awards’ time

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Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:00 am

What makes teens happy these days? Apparently, it's "Glee" and "Twilight Saga: New Moon," both of which should not be a big surprise to any teen not living in a cave.

Now, teens get to honor their favorite movies, TV shows, music and celebrities on the aptly named "Teen Choice Awards" (airing 7 p.m. Monday, Fox). Sure, it's not the Academy Awards, but it does give advertisers and the networks who love them insight into who's hot and who's not.

And for the rest of us, it's a star-studded occurrence that's family-friendly enough. Hey, it's tamer than, say, the American Music Awards or any of the MTV award shows.

Singer Katy Perry, whose hit "California Gurls" is the anthem for this summer, is hosting. Other big names set to roll through the evening include David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Victoria Justice, and Jim Parsons.

Anyone between the ages of 13 to 19 could vote online for their favorites. New categories this year include Movie Scene Stealer, Celebrity Fashion Line, Web Star, Choice Smile, Choice "American Idol" alum, Country Song and Country Album.

Among the nominees: "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the "Liplock" category; Sam Worthington and Stephen Lang's fight sequence in "Avatar" is being considered in the "Fight" category; and Miley Cyrus' performance in "The Last Song" might earn her hardware in the "Choice Hissy Fit" race.

Told you it wasn't exactly like the Academy Awards.

Other highlights for the week of Aug. 8-14 (listings subject to change):

SUNDAY: "Wild Child" (8 p.m., ABC Family). Emma Roberts has the title role in this coming-of-age comedy. She's a girl shipping off to boarding school after she pushes Dad's buttons too many times.

MONDAY: "Bachelor Pad" (7 p.m., ABC). Major players from previous seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" compete for prizes and live under one roof.

TUESDAY: "Hair Battle Spectacular" (7 p.m., Oxygen). Ten hairstyles compete to make the best "fantasy" hair design in this contest.

WEDNESDAY: "LA Ink" (10 p.m., TLC). High Voltage founder Corey Miller walks out of his business, and heads are spinning as the reality show returns for a fourth season.

THURSDAY: "So You Think You Can Dance" (7 p.m., Fox) In the two-part season finale, a winner is selected.

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