We’ve returned to a Sunday night that is just chock full of television but most of it is utter and complete tripe. I was going to say “that might be an insult to tripe” but I personally am not a fan of tripe even though I understand that other people are and while I respect that there’s really nothing they can say to convince me to follow suit so, actually that’s a pretty accurate comparison for how I feel about most of the shows on tonight. If you’re a fan of “Bridezillas” or “Celebrity Rehab” we can still be friends but there are some very specific limits to that friendship. And it’s not even because I think the shows are ‘low-class’ or some other kind of bullshit value judgement, it’s because I find the appeal of both shows bewildering. Hey! Let’s watch some people throw tantrums over satin finish invites vs. matte finish invites! Oh look, that guy just flipped a table and said horrible things to the people who love him! This is all so very… the opposite of what I find entertaining. But “True Blood” is back, so at least there’s some supernatural boning to enjoy. Here’s your Sunday night TV:
6:00pm: “BET Awards Pre-Show” on BET
7:00pm: “Dateline NBC” on NBC
8:00pm: “BET Awards ‘11” on BET
“Mob Wives” on VH1. First season finale.
“Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes” on OWN
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC
“Bridezillas” on WE
“Celebrity Rehab with Dr.Drew” on VH1. Fifth season premiere.
“Drop Dead Diva” on Lifetime
“Finding Sarah” on OWN
“The Glee Project” on Oxygen. I’d say that “Glee” is swiftly reaching the saturation point when it will turn from a guilty pleasure to something people hate on principle (well, that MORE people hate on principle) but then I remember that the kind of people who are big fans of “Glee” probably have a lot in common with, say, those people who saw Titanic in theaters more than three times and owned the soundtrack. If I’m right we’re nowhere near the end of this thing or any of its permutations.
“Ice Road Truckers” on History
“Law and Order: Criminal Intent” on USA. Series finale.
“Leverage” on TNT. Fourth season premiere.
“Masterpiece!: Poirot XI: The Clocks” on PBS
“The Next Food Network Star” on Food Network
“True Blood” on HBO. Fourth season premiere.
10:00pm: “Amsale Girls” on WE. I finally looked up what this was and it’s a show about the ladies who sell wedding dresses. I just… I don’t even know you guys.
“Falling Skies” on TNT
“Freaky Eaters” on TLC
“The Glades” on A&E
“In Plain Sight” on USA
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E
“The Marriage Ref” on NBC. Second season premiere.
“The Protector” on Lifetime
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo
“The Real L Word” on Showtime
“Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals” on OWN
“Sand Masters” on Travel
“Treme” on HBO
10:30pm: “Ice Loves Coco” on E
“PBS Preview: Prohibition” on PBS
11:15pm: “Watch What Happens” on Bravo
11:45pm: “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” on Adult Swim
Intern Rusty has a Masters degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry. While looking for a job she has taken to blogging again so you can read more about her at Rusty’s Ventures if you’re into that sort of thing.