5 Shows After Dark: Oh, The Humanity! Again. Some More.
“Survivor” on CBS at 8:30pm ET. Two hour 25th season finale.
“Curiosity” on Discovery at 9:00pm ET. Sometimes I think there’s someone at Discovery and other similar channels responsible for keeping a “days since last special” board on a handful of topics, and the Hindenburg is one of them. Tonight’s “Curiosity” is called “What Destroyed the Hindenburg?” and my first thought is “fire” and my second is “duh.” I mean, is it really that shocking and mysterious that an airship filled to the brim with flammable gas ended up burning? But hey, I’m sure that seventy five years after the incident we’ll end up with some new and different insight on it.
“Dexter” on Showtime at 9:00pm ET. Seventh season finale.
“VH1 Divas 2012” on VH1 at 9:00pm ET. Two hour special presentation. The person responsible for booking the talent for this special has a serious misunderstanding of the term “diva”, more so than most people even. This year’s headliners are Natasha Bedingfield, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Melanie Fiona, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowlands and Jordin Sparks with guests Iggy Azalea, Bootsy Collins, Paloma Faith, Metric, and Pitbull. There’s some talent in there, but there’s a whole lot of padding too. Also, it appears Miley Cyrus will be performing Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” because the script for 20 year old women intent on showing their parents how different and rebellious they are doesn’t change even if you’re famous.
“Homeland” on Showtime at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess is making her list and checking it twice.