Tonight appears to be an unofficial celebration of piles of children (Note: apparently it’s “Adventures in Parenting” week, according to the Discovery Health website) between TLC and the Health channel, so if you’re into that sort of thing it should be a very entertaining evening for you. My personal tastes in voyeuristic reality shows run more towards “Hoarders” because it scares me into being a better housekeeper. I’m not really sure what the shows about families stretching into the double digits are meant to inspire in their viewers other than a fanatical adherence to birth control. Actually, given the cultural divide in this country over how teens should receive information on sexual health, I’m wondering if that might be a nice middle ground: mandatory viewing of “19 Kids and Counting,” or that video of Nadya Suleman where all eight of her infants are crying AT THE SAME TIME. Admittedly I’m not super familiar with many current teenagers, but I know if I’d seen that when I was 14 or 15 I would have done EXTENSIVE personal research on how to keep my future from looking like that. Here’s your Tuesday night TV:
8:00pm: “Big Lake” on Comedy Central
“Health Special: 8 Boys Wanting a Girl” on Health. Now, this program title is simply misleading. It sounds like the title of some kind of zany romantic comedy where a group of men are competing over one woman, but it’s really about fertility techniques, with special focus on a woman with eight sons who wants a daughter. But I don’t look to Health for creativity in naming; they seem to prefer the sensationalized, tabloid style titles.
“Sniper: Deadliest Missions” on History
“Melissa and Joey” on ABC Family
“Minute to Win It” on NBC. New episode on a special night.
“One Tree Hill” on The CW. God, this show is still on? Ugh.
“Wipeout” on ABC. Third season finale.
9:00pm: “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC
“America’s Got Talent” on NBC
“The Bad Girls Club” on Oxygen
“Covert Affairs” on USA. Two hour first season finale.
“Flipping Out” on Bravo
“Deadly Decisions at 13” on Health. This is literally about a dying 13 year old girl. Fair warning.
“Life Unexpected” on The CW. Second season premiere.
“Underground War” on Science. Series premiere.
“Swords: Life on the Line” on Discovery
“Warehouse 13” on SyFy
“Wipeout” on ABC
10:00pm: “CBS Special: Fashion’s Night Out 2010” on CBS
“Chopped” on Food Network
“The Colony” on Discovery
“Hair Battle Spectacular” on Oxygen. This apparently has followers, I tried it but the cutesy nicknames got to me in about half a second. Anyway, for all of you who love your “Fantasy Hair,” enjoy.
“Parenthood” on NBC. Second season premiere.
“POV: In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee” on PBS
“Primetime” on ABC. Fourth season finale.
“The Rachel Zoe Project” on Bravo
“Rehab” on TruTV
“Sextuplets Take NY” on TLC. One hour series premiere.
“Sons of Anarchy” on FX
“Teen Mom” on MTV. Second season finale.
Late Night Listings
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and Trace Adkins
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Kathy Griffin, JoAnna Garcia, and Brandon Flowers
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Kristen Bell and Sarah McLachlan
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC featuring Justin Long and Dr. Mehmet Oz
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Tony Blair
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Sean Wilentz
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.