Good news today, in that the NFL lockout is over so we are no longer in danger of spending the next six months absent regular displays of large men running into each other. Really, though, it is good news because it means we won’t have to resort to watching NCAA football which is wonderful in its own way but frustratingly drawn out and unresolved when it comes to the post-season. Sort of like the end of Lord of the Rings, book or movie version. Unfortunately the pre-season opening game between the Bears and the Rams has been pushed back to August 7th which affects… oh right nothing! Because it’s pre-season. Anyway, come September 8th regular season “Monday Night Football” will be making its triumphant and much hoped for reappearance in Pajiba After Dark. Until there, here’s your Monday night TV:
8:00pm: “The Bachelorette” on ABC
“Basketball Wives” on VH1
“Eureka” on SyFy
“Giuliana & Bill” on Style
“Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” on ABC Family.
9:00pm: “American Pickers” on History
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on Travel. Mr.Bourdain will be visiting Naples this week.
“Cake Boss” on TLC
“The Closer” on TNT
“There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane” on HBO. Some of you may remember a couple years ago a story about a woman in New York who got into a head on collision with another car while her children and her nieces were in the car with her. Later investigation revealed her to have a BAC of .19 and THC in her system. The woman, Diane Schuler, had no known history of substance abuse. This documentary examines Diane’s life leading up to the accident as well as her family’s efforts after the accident to clear her name.
“Hoarders” on A&E
“Man vs. Wild” on Discovery
“Masterchef” on Fox
“RuPaul’s Drag U” on Logo
“Single Ladies” on VH1
“Switched at Birth” on ABC Family
“Unfaithful” on OWN. First season finale.
“Warehouse 13” on SyFy
“WWE: RAW” on USA. Please check your local listings for most accurate start times. (I know, but this is the only show that I’ve been consistently harassed about providing a wrong start time. I suspect time zones are at play, but that’s why I’ve been attaching the warning to it ever since.)
10:00pm: “The A-List” on Logo. Second season premiere.
“All Worked Up” on TruTV
“Alphas” on SyFy
“Intervention” on A&E
“Pawn Star$” on History
“Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience: This Frightful War” on PBS. Hee, I know this is serious but ‘frightful’ is such a delightfully 19th century word that I’m enjoying it for that reason alone.
“Rizzoli and Isles” on TNT
“Surprise Homecoming” on TLC
“Surviving the Cut” on Discovery
“Teen Wolf” on MTV
“Tough Cookies” on Food Network
“Vanished with Beth Holloway” on Lifetime. First season finale.
“Weeds” on Showtime
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” on ABC. First season finale.
10:20pm: “James May’s Road Trip” on BBCA
10:30pm: “The Big C” on Showtime
Late Night Listings
“The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS featuring Brian Williams and Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Jessica Alba, Sue Johnson, and Gomez
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Jon Favreau, Rutledge Wood, and Big Talk
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Don Rickles and Matt Smith
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Don Cheadle, Zach Braff, the Amazing Kreskin, and Ray Davies
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Neil Patrick Harris
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Brian Cox
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Joe Manganiello, Michael Yo, Jen Kirkman, and Ross Mathews
“Conan” on TBS featuring Emma Stone, Jon Benjamin, and K.T Tunstall
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