Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and celebrate Labor Day. Ah, Labor Day. The day where you go to a pool or a beach one last time, when you’ve already had more than your fill of going to pools and beaches. LET’S GO!
THINTERVENTION WITH JACKIE WARNER – 10:15PM (Bravo – an NBC/Universal network) Bravo’s new reality show features fitness guru Jackie Warner slapping a group of tubbies into better shape. I hope they stage the thinterventions like an actual intervention, with family members crying and threatening to cut off communication with the food addicts if they can’t stop eating Pop Tarts, and telling horrible stories of how Johnny failed to pick up his son from soccer practice because he was too busy binging at KFC. You’d watch that, and don’t even deny it. I know you all too well. ANTICIPATION: IT’S FAT CAMP FOR DADDY’S CHUBBY LITTLE SECRET!
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY – 9:00PM (Bravo – an NBC/Universal network) It’s part two of the post-finale reunion. Part two! It’s as if the reunion is its own spinoff series. It’s like “Jersey Shore” doing that after hours show with J-Woww, Ronnie, and Sammi. They barely even need the actual show to stage a reunion anymore. Just have Springer host and it’s all academic. ANTICIPATION: CATFIGHTS!
BOISE STATE VS. VIRGINIA TECH – 8:00PM (ESPN) The marquee matchup of the first full weekend of college football is this battle between two Top 10 teams. Most top ranked programs start off their season blowing apart some pansy D-III team, like Western Oral Roberts Tech. Not these two. No, these two teams wanted to face the best right away, to jettison ANY hope of winning a national title right off the bat if they come out rusty and can’t end up winning. I don’t know whether to admire them, or kick them in the head. ANTICIPATION: FOOTBALL!
DATELINE NBC – 10:00PM (NBC) Chris Hansen investigates lottery clerks who are finding ways to scam the lottery and ticket buyers. ANTICIPATION: BUSTED!
NICKELODEON MEGA MUSIC FEST – 8:00PM (NICK) If you’re the kind of horrible parent that lets your child stay up at this time of night, why not go the distance and be a REALLY lousy parent by letting them subject you to this concert featuring Dora, the folks from Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Bieber and Wyclef Jean? It’s as if the concert was organized by Satan himself. ANTICIPATION: YOU DID IT!