“Splash” on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new competitive reality series where minor celebrities who presumably couldn’t land a safer option hurl themselves off a 10M high diving platform or springboard. This particular collection of “celebrities” features an even lower name recognition percentage than most of these shows, but we still have a few. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, Chuy Bravo, Ndamukong Suh, and Kendra Wilkinson are the ones I can identify without the help of their bios. They’ll be coached by Greg Louganis and judged by David Boudia and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley. The potential for disaster is incredibly high, as Mr.Louganis is personally aware, so I’m a little bewildered that when someone went to him and said “We’ve got a bunch of amateurs and we’d like you to teach them how to hurl themselves into the water from 30 feet in the air in a very short, television friendly period of time” he was like “Sign me up!” But I guess being an aging diving star probably doesn’t pay particularly well.
“19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Do Asia” on TLC at 9:00pm ET. This week, the pack heads to Kyoto, Japan.
“Twisted” on ABC Family at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This show centers around a boy who murdered his aunt when he was 11 and has now, at 16, been released and is trying to put his life back together. Featuring Denise Richards as the boy’s mother.
“Cougar Town” on TBS at 10:00pm ET.
“Justified” on FX at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess probably couldn’t teach celebrities how to tie their shoes.