It’s always awesome to start the week with the return of the cold you thought you’d shaken the previous day, a cloudy sky that refuses to actually rain outside, and the knowledge of a dental appointment the next morning. And by “awesome” I mean “terrible.” But there’s always television! Which gives me/us… very little to look forward to this evening unless you get the Logo channel, which I don’t. Anyway, I’m off to hunt for cold medicine, which will make whatever I watch more entertaining than it deserves to be, so here’s your Monday night television:
8:00pm: “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC
“All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” on NBC
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on ABC Family. Third season spring premiere.
“Too Fat for 15” on Style
8:30pm: “Mad Love” on CBS
9:00pm: “All Worked Up” on TruTV. Third season finale.
“American Pickers” on History
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel. Mr. Bourdain is going to the Ozarks this week so I can only assume he will be dining on possum fresh from the asphalt. (I kid.) (Sort of.)
“The Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen
“Being Human” on SyFy
“Cake Boss” on TLC
“Dinners, Drive Ins, and Dives” on Food Network
“The Event” on NBC
“Make It Or Break It” on ABC Family. Second season spring premiere.
“Searching For…” on OWN
“Wedding Wars” on VH1
“WWE: RAW” on USA. The Rock officially returns to the WWE tonight, which I’m hoping is further indication that he’s done doing damn kiddie movies and is headed back into movies made for grown ups who happen to like watching large beefy men kick a lot of ass. Unfortunately, it appears that he has abandoned his former brief style wrestling outfit in favor of a black tee shirt with the sleeves cut off and long pants. Weak. Not that I’ll be watching anyway since WWE is basically a soap opera with a higher frequency of people throwing chairs at each other and the lighting and sound design makes me nauseous.
10:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC. Fifth season finale.
“All About Aubrey” on Oxygen
“Bethenny Ever After” on Bravo
“Beverly Hills Fabulous” on VH1
“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” on MTV. Time slot premiere.
“Harry’s Law” on NBC
“Heavy” on A&E. First season finale.
“In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman” on OWN
“Meat & Potatoes” on Food Network
“Nurse Jackie” on Showtime. Third season premiere. The female “House” is back! Well, I guess since House got off the pills and onto Cuddy that comparison doesn’t really work as well anymore.
“Pawn Star$” on History
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo
“Southern Fried Stings” on TruTV
“Stargate Universe” on SyFy
“Castle” on ABC
10:30pm: “Love & Hip Hop” on VH1
“The United States of Tara” on Showtime. Third season premiere.
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jack Hanna and Danny McBride
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Russell Brand, Lorraine Nicholson, and Los Lonely Boys
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Sharon Osbourne, Bruno Tonioli, and the Sounds
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Bob Geldof and Far East Movement
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring David Schwimmer, Jeff Musial, Brock Lesnar, and Vanilla Fudge
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Dr. Mansour O. El-Kikhia
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Michael Moore
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Mireya Mayor, Ben Gleib, Fortune Feimster, and Josh Wolf
“Conan” on TBS featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Jackson, and Little Big Town
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