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!
SEASON 2 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
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.
ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, NBC
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!
SEASON 6 FINALE, 9pm, HGTV
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!
SERIES FINALE, 9pm, TLC
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!
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!
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
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?