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The Five



Published: Wed, July 3, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

The United States of America turns 237 Thursday — and these five TV- related personalities will be blowing out candles as well:

v Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, 32: One can only wonder whether he’s finally getting a little long in the tooth for “Jersey Shore”-style antics.

v Becki Newton, 35: She was the receptionist Amanda on “Ugly Betty,” one of Barney’s squeezes on “How I Met Your Mother” and had a starring role in the recent critically acclaimed but little-watched “Goodwin Games.”

v Geraldo Rivera, 70: From being the long-haired kid on “Eyewitness News” to opening up Al Capone’s vault and now stirring things up on Fox News, Geraldo has had quite a career.

v Neil Simon, 86: Best known, of course, for his uproariously funny plays, Simon began his writing career as a member of the dream team on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.”

v Eva Marie Saint, 89: Likewise, she’s best known for work beyond TV, notably in movies (“North by Northwest,” an Oscar-winning turn in “On the Waterfront”). But she began her career by appearing on many Golden Age drama anthologies and in the ’80s did a memorable turn on “Moonlighting” as Maddie’s (Cybill Shepherd) mom.

“Franklin and Bash” (9 p.m., TNT): It’s about the only thing on tonight that isn’t a rerun.

“Futurama” (10 p.m., Comedy Central): Enjoy these new “Futurama” episodes while you can in this, its final season. Tonight, Bender strives to be just like his idol — a folk singer who has been to jail 30 times.

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