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By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 12, 2010 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 12, 2010 |

Since I’m working from home this summer, I’ve discovered a few benefits and pitfalls to not having to go somewhere to do my job. Benefit: Work appropriate dress is whatever I feel like wearing or not wearing on that particular day. Pitfall: With no hard and fast schedule I’ve found it’s very easy for me to hit 2 p.m. and go “Why am I dizzy? Oh, right, I haven’t eaten yet.” Similarly, I have a tendency to forget what day of the week it is. During the school year I have class and the regular TV series I watch to keep me on track. Summertime though? I haven’t really found anything that’s worthy of being appointment TV other than “Friday Night Lights” which the DVR records for me because I keep forgetting it’s on. Anyway, here’s Monday’s TV:

8:00 p.m.: “The Bachelorette” on ABC.

“Kid in a Candy Store” on Food Network. Time slot premiere.

“Lie to Me” on Fox.

“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on ABC Family.

9:00 p.m.: “Cake Boss” on TLC.

“The Closer” on TNT. Sixth season premiere.

“The Good Guys” on Fox.

“HBO Special: A Small Act” on HBO. Special presentation.

“Health Special: Strange Pregnancies” on Health. One hour special presentation. I think the people who run the Discovery/TLC/Health channel trifecta have figured out that most women are absolutely terrified of their uterus and its ability to completely destroy a woman’s life as she knows it and that terror compels them to watch shows like this as if being aware of these incidents will help. This is one situation where knowing is NOT half the battle, it will just make you jumpy and paranoid.

“Huge” on ABC Family.

“Intervention” on A&E.

“Last Comic Standing” on NBC.

“PBS Special: History Detectives: Andrew Jackson’s Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook” on PBS.

“Ultimate Car Build Off” on Discovery.

“You’re Cut Off” on VH1.

9:30 p.m.: “Operation Repo” on TruTV.

“Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factor” on MTV. Third season premiere.

10:00 p.m.: “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel.

“Chasing Classic Cars” on Discovery. New Time Slot.

“Dance Your Ass Off” on Oxygen.

“Dateline NBC” on NBC. New timeslot.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on Food Network.

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” on MTV.

“Health Special: A Baby to Save Our Son” on Health. One hour special presentation.

“Inedible to Incredible” on TLC. This is a show where they take people’s terrible cooking and make it something remotely palatable. I’ve had a few friends that couldn’t cook and let me tell you, there’s just some dishes that aren’t worth saving. Just throw them out and pool your money to see if you’ve got enough to buy a pizza.

“Neighbors From Hell” on TBS.

“Obsessed” on A&E.

“Pawn Star$” on History.

“PBS Special: Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years: A Call to Service” on PBS.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo.

“Rizzoli and Isles” on TNT. Series premiere.

“True Beauty” on ABC.

Late Night Listings:

“The Late Show With David Letterman” on CBS featuring Nicholas Cage and Steel Train.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Seth Meyers, Jonathan Hillstrand & Josh Harris, and Tracy Bonham.

“The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Julie Chen, Michael Ian Black, and Dierks Bentley.

“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Eddie Izzard, Angie Harmon, and Big Boi.

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.