‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ (PG) You have to say this for the fourth film in this animated franchise: At least it’s not afraid of being wedged between The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises on the summer release schedule. In this installment, pals Manny, Sid and Diego (voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary) float off to new adventures on an iceberg thanks to some old-school global warming.
‘The Closer’ (9 p.m. Monday, TNT) The time is getting close when tough little deputy police chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) will have waterboarded her last suspect. The final six episodes of this cop drama start airing Monday.
‘NY Med’ (10 p.m. Tuesday, ABC) ABC News cameras spent a full year following surgeons and nurses at three New York City hospitals for this eight-episode documentary series that demonstrates cutting-edge medicine is great, but plain old luck doesn’t hurt, either.
‘Damages’ (9 p.m. Wednesday, DirecTV Audience Network) Ryan Philippe and Jenna Elfman join the cast for the final season of this cynical, hard-boiled and fabulously watchable legal thriller. Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are still at center stage, loving, hating, envying and maybe trying to kill one another.
‘Hit & Miss’ (10 p.m. Wednesday, DirecTV Audience Network) In this imported British series, Chloe Sevigny plays Mia, a contract killer, single mom and transgender woman, not necessarily in order of importance. Bet you aren’t surprised to hear that this series was created by Paul Abbott, the guy behind Showtime’s scabrously funny underclass comedy Shameless.
‘Can You Survive A Horror Movie?’ (9 p.m. Friday, Chiller) If you’re the kind of guy who, watching the vampires have fanged sex on True Blood, thinks to yourself, “Hmmm, I wonder how long a person could really survive on an all-blood diet,” then this is the show for you: a documentary that examines the, um, science behind horror movies. Full of stuff that you absolutely will not want to try at home.
Let Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin program your TiVo! Just click on his best bets for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.