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Pajiba After Dark: Guess Who's Back?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 21, 2011 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 21, 2011 |

Lately I’ve been seeing commercials for some of the new shows that are coming out this summer/next fall (never too early to start the ad campaign, right? Wrong.) and on one hand I’m excited that I’ll have something new to write about for a brief shining moment before I reach the point that I don’t have anything to say about it except “Hey, look, it’s that shit again, some more.” Also I’m having fun observing certain entertainment trends pass around from movies to television shows before everyone decides they’re a bad idea and abandons them. Right now, we’re in what I like to call the “Alien cycle” with the full on alien entries of “V” and the upcoming “Falling Lights” on TV as well as the possibly aliens but no one’s really sure “The Event” which is still on for reasons I can’t fathom. I think we’re approaching the end of the cycle as neither “V” nor “The Event” have great ratings and I don’t have high hopes for “Falling Lights.” Here’s your Monday night TV:

8:00pm: “Chuck” on NBC

“Dancing With the Stars” on ABC. 12th season premiere. “Celebrities” in this season include Formerly Lil’ Romeo, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho, Hines Ward, Mike Catherwood, Chelsea Kane, Petra Nemcova, Kendra Wilkinson, Wendy Williams, and Kirstie Alley. Guess this is good news for TheCommenterKnownAsComma since he’ll have his insomnia cure back on television regularly. Also, apparently Vegas takes odds on these sorts of things and Miss Wilkinson herself is listed as being in the lead so she’ll probably be in it for the long haul.

“House” on Fox

“How I Met Your Mother” on CBS

“Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family. First season finale.

8:30pm: “Bait Car” on TruTV

“Mad Love” on CBS

9:00pm: “American Pickers” on History. Third season premiere.

“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel. Mr.Bourdain will be in Vienna this week, so anticipate lots of beer and some bratwurst jokes. (“Aren’t we the optimist.” You win my eternal admiration if you can name that quote.)

“The Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen

“Being Human” on SyFy

“Cake Boss” on TLC

“The Chicago Code” on Fox

“The Event” on NBC

“Triangle: Remembering the Fire” on HBO. This is the second show relating to the Triangle Factory Fire in a couple weeks so I did some googling and apparently the 100th anniversary of the tragedy is this Friday. Now you know.

“Searching For…” on OWN

“Wedding Wars” on VH1


9:30pm: “Mike and Molly” on CBS

10:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC

“All About Aubrey” on Oxygen

“Rip the Runway” on BET

“Bethenny Ever After” on Bravo

“Beverly Hills Fabulous” on VH1

“Castle” on ABC

“Harry’s Law” on NBC

“Hawaii Five-0” on CBS

“Heavy” on A&E

“In the Bedroom with Dr.Laura Berman” on OWN

“Meat & Potatoes” on Food Network

“Rupaul’s Drag Race” on Logo

“Skins” on MTV. First season finale.

“Stargate Universe” on SyFy

10:20pm: “James May’s Road Trip” on BBCA

Late Night Listings

“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Dana Carvey, Dr.Michio Kaku, and British Sea Power

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Zachary Levi, Lisa Lampanelli, and Raphael Saadig

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Liv Tyler, Mark Cuban, and Brett Dennen

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, and Little Dragon

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Sarah Vowell

“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Avril Lavigne, Brad Wollack, Natasha Leggero, and Matt Braunger

“Conan” on TBS featuring Sarah Silverman, Biz Stone, and Pete Holmes

Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.

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Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.