As most of you who read this site regularly know, I’m not a huge fan of reality TV. Even the few reality shows that I like (usually things like “Top Chef” where there’s a clear goal and a certain level of ability is required among the participants) I get bored with really quickly. I’m pretty certain that all the reality TV shows on television right now could disappear and I probably wouldn’t notice except that Pajiba After Dark would get way shorter certain nights. However, reality TV seems to love me. Since I moved to Miami more and more reality series are being filmed here, which led to me actually encountering part of the cast of “Jersey Shore” while out one night which is, thus far, the closest I have come to the proverbial sausage being made. Tomorrow morning or mostly likely later this evening, I will be getting closer still as the auditions for Simon Cowell’s American version of “X-Factor” are taking place less than a mile from where I live over the course of the next two days. I’m not looking forward to this AT ALL and may start doing research into whether or not an individual can take out a restraining order against a television genre. Here’s your Tuesday night TV:
8:00pm: “The Biggest Loser” on NBC
“The Kennedys” on Reelz
“NCIS” on CBS
“No Ordinary Family” on ABC. First season finale.
9:00pm: “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC
“Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 6” on Discovery
“Destination Truth” on SyFy
“Hardcore Pawn” on TruTV
“Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” on History
“The Real Housewives of Miami: The Reunion” on Bravo
“What Not to Wear” on TLC
10:00pm: “Addicted to Food” on OWN. Series premiere. I’m assuming this is the latest show in the category of “individuals battling obesity” which can definitely be inspiring in it’s way but I’m wondering how long we have to go before we hit market saturation.
“William and Kate: A Fairytale Romance” on BBCA. I’m not sure how meeting at university is “A Fairytale Romance” but I guess any relationship where someone ends up with the title of “princess” counts as a fairytale by the standards of most Americans.
“Big Brian” on TruTV
“The Good Wife” on CBS
“Jersey Cheer #1” on Lifetime
“Lights Out” on FX. First season finale.
“Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen” on SyFy
“Parenthood” on NBC
“Pregnant in Heels” on Bravo. Series premiere.
“Teen Mom: Check Up with Dr.Drew” on MTV
“Top Shot” on History
“What the Sell?!” on TLC
“Body of Proof” on ABC
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Jennifer Garner, Jamie Oliver, and Robbie Robertson
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bethany Hamilton, and Fitz & the Tantrums
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Christian Slater, Dr.Drew Pinsky, the latest “Dancing with the Stars” castoff, and The Decemberists
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Steven Wright, Jerry O’Connell, and Sophia Bush
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Keanu Reeves, Lorraine Nicholson, Wire, and Booker T. Jones
“Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC featuring Jason Winer, Oh Land, and the Soundtrack of Our Lives
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Colin Quinn
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring James Franco
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Mark Macdonald, Chris Hardwick, Matt Braunger, and Sarah Colonna
“Conan” on TBS featuring Tracy Morgan, Charlyne Yi, and Infantree
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.