5 Shows After Dark
"American Idol" on Fox at 8:00pm ET. I wonder how much it chaps Simon Cowell's ass that "American Idol" is still riding high while his "X Factor" pet project is sinking into the reality show graveyard. Probably a lot. That thought made me giggle.
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012" on CBS at 8:00pm ET. Don't let the title fool you, these are all commercials from previous years and as we know when it comes to network television "greatest" is pretty damned subjective.
"Inside Nature's Giants: Great White Shark" on PBS at 10:00pm ET. I've seen this show a couple of times, it's where they perform on camera necropsies on extremely large animals. The python one I saw most recently was ok, but nothing beats the sperm whale one a few weeks ago where the woman who is one of the hosts was ecstatically describing the whale's musculature structure while standing ankle deep in whale gore on a beach in an almost full containment suit. It's surreal. And informative. This week, we get to see what the guts of great white sharks look like.
"The Real World/Road Rules Challenge" on MTV at 10:00pm Et.
"The Soup" on E at 10:00pm ET.
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