What to Watch Tonight: The Bachelor Pad Finale, Miss Universe, and Gaga by Gaultier

By Price Peterson

Sep 12, 2011

What to watch on Monday, September 12...

Like a nudist wearing only a T-shirt, tonight's lineup is mostly unappetizing. When do all those new shows start again? It feels like never? (It's actually tomorrow.) Oh well, here are some notable picks anyway!

Bachelor Pad
The romantic horror circus known as Bachelor Pad concludes tonight with a final challenge involving—what else?—Cirque du Soleil. Then the non-eliminated couples will return to Los Angeles where a winning team will receive a quarter of a million dollars and a newly minted Fun Fact for their eventual obituaries.

Miss Universe Pageant
Bravo Executive Vice President and part-time garbage truck driver Andy Cohen hosts this Donald Trump-affiliated beauty pageant wherein dozens of the world's greatest beauties will converge in São Paulo to crown this year's winner. Good luck, everyone (especially the viewers)!

9pm, ABC Family
The Lying Game
Emma's ongoing charade continues full-steam as she decides to run for homecoming queen under her twin sister's identity. Meanwhile Alec grows increasingly suspicious about the real Sutton's whereabouts. Or maybe everyone will just start telling the truth and go on to live normal, happy lives? You never know!

HGTV Design Star
In tonight's season finale of one of TV's least trashy reality competitions, both remaining interior designers will produce full pilots, but only one will win her own HGTV show. Will it be Vintage-Tee Karl or Raspy Meg? Tune in to find out!

Kate Plus 8
America's love affair with our modern-day Mary Tyler Moore sadly draws to a close this evening, as Kate Gosselin and her pint-sized comedy troupe call it a day. A long, mostly annoying, frequently worrisome day, but a day nonetheless. Will Jon pop by for a steaming cup of nostalgia? Fingers crossed!

8pm, CW
Gaga by Gaultier
As it turns out, popular singer Lady Gaga really LOVES fashion. For this reason she'll submit herself to 72 minutes of grueling, flattering questioning by none other than fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Lady Gaga is definitely at her best when she's a super serious know-it-all, so this should be riveting!

Basketball Wives LA, 8 p.m., VH1
Eureka, 8 p.m., Syfy
Killer Outbreaks, 8 & 9 p.m., Animal Planet
American Pickers, 9 p.m., History
Bad Girls Club, 9 p.m., Oxygen
Hell's Kitchen, 9 p.m., Fox
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9 p.m., Bravo
The Closer, MIDSEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., TNT
Tia & Tamera, 9 p.m., Style
Top Gear, 9 p.m., BBC America
Warehouse 13, 9 p.m., Syfy
CW Fall Preview Special, 9:15 p.m., CW
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, 9:30 p.m., MTV
Alphas, 10 p.m., Syfy
Extreme Couponing, 10 p.m., TLC
Hair Battle Spectacular, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Intervention, 10 p.m., A&E;
Pawn Stars, 10 & 10:30 p.m., History
Ridiculousness, 10 p.m., MTV
Rizzoli & Isles, MIDSEASON FINALE, 10 p.m., TNT
Showhouse Showdown, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., HGTV
Weeds, 10 p.m., Showtime
Death Valley, 10:30 p.m., MTV
The Big C, 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Cuff'd, 11 p.m., MTV
The Protector, 11 p.m., Lifetime

Christina Applegate on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Lauren Graham on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Nathan Fillion, Dave Salmoni & Sia on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC

What are you watching tonight?

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  • TrevPlatt Sep 13, 2011

    "tonight's lineup is mostly unappetizing", were you high when you wrote this?

    Werehouse 13 (best show on TV at the moment - with Haven), Eureka, Alphas, Weeds, Death Valley, Rizzoli & Isles, The Big C and Top Gear. I'll feel pretty stuffed after that lot!

  • TheBam711 Sep 13, 2011

    Alphas, Weeds, The Big C

  • MohamadKouli Sep 13, 2011

    The full SyFy line up tonight. Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Alphas. Adding Weeds, The Big C, and Death Valley to the DVR.

  • chas031 Sep 13, 2011

    Bachelor Pad??? Sad thing about this is that these people will be allowed to BREED!!!

  • dkong99 Sep 13, 2011

    Alphas, Rizzoli & Isles

  • DarseeM Sep 13, 2011

    Warehouse 13, Death Valley.

  • Crazy-for-TV Sep 13, 2011

    Nothing. Thank goodness Nick at Nite acquired, "Friends." But, that starts at 10!

  • mac94102 Sep 13, 2011

    Lying Game, Weeds, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Alphas

  • spr12cr Sep 13, 2011

    Weeds, Rizzoli & Isles and Alphas

  • Barnardsmark Sep 13, 2011

    Come on, Jimmy Kimmel Live doesn't get a shout out for having NATHAN FILLION? I thought this was a tv website! I'm watching... The Lying Game, Weeds, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Rizzoli and Isles, Alphas, The Closer, JIMMY KIMMEL, and some Monday Night football. When did Monday nights become so packed?

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