TV Junkie: Monday
TV Junkie is still recovering from Discovery's Shark Week but here we are gearing up for the Olympics which start this weekend. Last night's "Generation Kill" was fantastic and gritty as usual, AMC's "Mad Men" looked fantastic as usual and at least more events transpired.
Whoa - check out all the TV on tonight: VH1 is attempting to underwhelm us with a bunch of reality show premieres and there's several finales on other networks as well - "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "Nashville Star", "American Gladiators", etc. Still not much word from the SAG, hopefully we'll hear something before the Olympics start and drown out everything for a couple weeks.
8:00pm Teen Choice 2008 FOX - Miley Cyrus hosts the event honoring performers in TV, film, music and sports, because we just haven't had enough Miley Cyrus evidently.
8:00pm Top Gear BBC America - The guys bring their mothers in to help review a range of small cars; Richard takes out a new BMW 3 Series; Jeremy tries a Cadillac CTS-V.
8:00pm American Gladiators NBC - Two-hour Season Finale
9:00pm Wanna Bet? ABC - Stunts to be wagered on include kicking out 60 lights in 60 seconds using only one foot, identifying four of five shoes while blindfolded, and kicking oneself in the forehead repeatedly - what is it with the foot fetish?
9:00pm The Closer TNT - A man wearing a surveillance wire is shot to death at point blank range in downtown Los Angeles
9:00pm I Want to Work For Diddy VH1 - Series Premiere
9:00pm Baghdad High HBO - From HBO's Monday Documentary series: four teenagers create video portraits as they make their way through their senior year in a dangerous school.
10:00pm Nashville Star NBC - Season Finale
10:00pm Saving Grace TNT - A mother goes missing; Clay joins the OCPD Explorers program against his father's wishes
10:00pm Verminators Discovery - Season Finale
10:00pm Weeds Showtime - A spontaneous date ends in near-violence for Nancy and Esteban; Silas tells Lisa he grows pot; Andy and Doug smuggle their first customer; Celia develops an addiction.
10:00pm New York Goes to Hollywood VH1 - Series Premiere.
10:30pm Secret Diary of a Call Girl Showtime - Season Finale.
10:30pm Luke's Parental Advisory VH1 - Series Premiere
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Cheryl Hines; actor Harry Shearer; Jakob Dylan performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actress America Ferrera; director Judd Apatow; comic Dwayne Perkins.
"Secret Diary of a Call Girl" pic from Showtime