What to Watch Tonight: Switched at Birth, Stars Earn Stripes, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

What to watch on Monday, September 3...

Happy Labor Day to my American kin! I hope you're not reading this from the office. I hope you're reading this from your smartphone while downing a hotdog somewhere. If you're in LA, I'm imagining you chillin' with an umbrella drink on an inflatable raft in the middle of the pool at your friend's boss's Beverly Hills mansion (because your friend's boss happens to be out of town). If you're in Chicago, I'm thinking you're at a block party and somebody just loosened the neighborhood fire hydrant. Ultimate sprinkler party! If you're in NYC, I'm thinking of you on a Brooklyn rooftop next to a kiddie pool and a Weber grill. And everywhere else, well, just make sure there's a grill and acces to running water nearby. Here's what's on TV tonight:

SEASON FINALE, 8pm, NBC
Stars Earn Stripes
It's the Season 1 finale and as such the episode that determines which team will take home the winning title this year. The celebrities will be confronted with a surprise shoot-out and follow-up instructions to return stolen intelligence from a neighboring (not-so-friendly) village. But that's not all, folks! They'll also repel from a helicopter, escape from a battleship, and then if they manage to complete the challenges without DYING, will stand tall and present as the winning squad is named.

FALL PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC Family
Switched at Birth
It's been, oh, six months since we've caught up with one of the most complicated dysfunctional families to his the small screen, and fall season premiere, "This Is the Color of my Dreams," Bay finally returns from her journey abroad—and instead of bringing back gifts, she's bringing home a new boy! A gift for her is still technically a gift, I guess. Of course, this forces her to confront her issues with Emmett and Angelo. Also, Daphne searches for a job, looking to Kathryn for help, and Regina decides whether or not to accept her marriage proposal. OooOOoo!

SEASON PREMIERE, 9pm, Travel
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
My personal favorite when it comes to TV travel guides, the king of narrative prose and witty banter (when it comes to all things food-related, anyway) is back for his ninth and final season. Tear. He kicks it off in Austin, Texas at the infamous SXSW Festival where he'll hang with Sleigh Bells (the band, not the thing) as he explores the city's strangest food joints. Ever heard of offal tacos and dove enchiladas? You will after tonight!

10pm, NBC
Grimm
This one's kind of like the movie Outbreak, but more monster-y. In "Quill" Nick is exposed to a highly contagious disease carried by Wesens while he investigates an accident—and Monroe and Rosalee discover the disease, too, but unfortunately for them it's because an infected creature will confront them face-to-face. Meanwhile, Captain Renard gets word that a dangerous international fugitive has just landed in Portland. Perhaps the Wesen disease could be of some service under this particular circumstance?

10pm, TNT
Perception
In "Kilimanjaro" (that word is SO much fun to say!) Moretti and Piece look into the death of a female college student, but the case cuts too close to home for Pierce, who's forced to confront demons from his past as he searches for answers about the murdered girl. Moretti faces a personal problem of her own, though far less dark than Pierce's as she must decide what to do with her relationship with Dr. Hathaway.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
Bachelor Pad, 8 p.m., ABC
Hotel Hell, SEASON FINALE, 8 p.m., FOX
Little People Big World: Down Under, 8 p.m., TLC
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, 8 p.m., VH1
Obama Revealed: The Man, The President, SPECIAL, 8 p.m., CNN
Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The L.A. Complex, 8 p.m., The CW
WWE Monday Night Raw, 8 p.m., USA
American Chopper, SEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Discovery
American Pickers, 9 p.m., History
Border Wars, 9 p.m., NatGeo
Blood, Lies, & Alibis, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Coma, SEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., A&E;
Love It or List It, 9 p.m., HGTV
Major Crimes, 9 p.m., TNT
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, SEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., VH1
The Real Housewives of New York City, 9 p.m., Bravo
United Bates of America, 9 p.m., TLC
Bad Girls Club: Mexico, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Call of the Wildman, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, 10 p.m., Food
Fast N' Loud, 10 p.m., Discovery
Gallery Girls, 10 p.m., Bravo
Grimm, 10 p.m., NBC
Locked Up Abroad, 10 p.m., NatGeo
Pawn Stars, 10 p.m., History
Perception, 10 p.m., TNT
Ridiculousness, 10 p.m., MTV
Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The Inbetweeners, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Get To Work, 10:30 p.m., Sundance

LATE-NITE HIGHLIGHTS...
It's Labor Day! All our favorite late show hosts are on vacation. You should be, too!


What are you watching tonight?

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Chelsea Lately is new so I'll watch that.
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It's my birthday and tv sucks tonight!! :(

I would be watching Switched at Birth but my tv provider doesn't offer ABC Family! Grrrrr!!
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Alphas?! Guess it's just Grimm then
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Happy Labor Day!



Grimm, reruns, maybe the following: Switched at Birth, Perception, American Pickers...
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Given the fact that this website touted Coma as one of its most anticipated new shows/tv events, I'm surprised it's not featured. Definitely watching that.
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Finally some new television for me!! Tonight I'm watching Switched at Birth!!!
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I'm in LA, but I don't have a boss, I'm my own boss. I'll be in the pool later maybe, it's too early in the day right now for that, but it is a beauty of a summer day - not too hot but not too cool. Wait, it just dawned on me: CK ain't American?!? How did I not notice that before? Canadian, perhaps?



Major Crimes

Perception

Hotel Hell 2 episodes



Was hoping Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson would be on.
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Grimm
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Grimm
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Please bring back the previous writer of this column
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I agree! No offense C. Killian but you don't seem to put much effort in ever..
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Why? Because she doesn't highlight the same shows that Price did? These articles are just as good as the ones that he wrote.
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Mean. Anyway, Tim Surette is getting married, like, today I think.
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Major Crimes, Grimm, Perception - no Alphas till next week :(
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Switched at Birth , Grimm
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Grimm, Major Crimes, and Perception
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Switched at Birth, Alphas
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Where is Warehouse?
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Major Crimes, Perception and Grimm
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Major Crimes and Grimm
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Switched at Birth, Coma, Major Crimes, Perception
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No Reservations and Grimm. I'll be glad when Alphas is back next week.
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Major Crimes....that's it for today.
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No Alphas? Just Grimm.
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Grimm, Switched at Birth.
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oh boy, just summaries for "perception" bore me to death.
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Spot on. *Thumbs up*
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Switched at Birth! Inbetweeners!
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Grimm and maybe The Inbetweeners.
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Major Crimes, Grimm, Perception
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