Labor Day weekend is coming, and the TV options are a bit slimmer than normal, especially among scripted shows.
In fact, there are very few dramas or comedies even airing new episodes. Exceptions include the season ending episodes of TBS’s “The Bill Engvall Show,” Showtime’s “Weeds” and FX’s “Rescue Me,” plus fresh versions of TNT’s “Leverage” and “Dark Blue” and TBS’s’ “Meet the Browns.”
Also, ABC Family has a fresh season of “Greek” starting Monday just in time for the kids going to college.
Else, you better like football or reality shows.
“CMA Music Festival” 8 p.m. ABC (three-hour special) — Highlights from the big festival include Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Atlanta’s Sugarland and Reba McEntire.
“Greek” 9 p.m. ABC Family (third season debut) — The students feel the ramifications of Kappa Tau’s ribald “End of the World” party.
“Hoarders” 10 p.m. A&E — If you think that stack of papers on your desk is out of control, watch these sad folks.
“The T.O. Show” 10 p.m. VH1 (season one finale) — It’s Mo’s wedding and Terrell and Kita are nowhere to be found.
“Dance Your A** Off” 10 p.m. Oxygen (season finale) — The four finalists have boogied their way to a collective loss of 150-plus pounds.
“Weeds” 10 p.m. Showtime (fifth season finale) — Nancy grapples with Esteban running for governor and you know Andy’s impetuous proposal to Audra won’t end well.
“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox — Don’t serve raw meat in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen. You won’t like the result.
“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — Ten of the top 20 perform, including Acrodunk, sibling trio The Voices of Glory, Kevin Skinner (the chicken farmer) and stand-up comic Grandma Lee.
“Shaq vs.” 9 p.m. ABC — Shaq goes up against baseball’s best Albert Pujols in a home run derby.
“Flipping Out” 10 p.m. Bravo — The contractors peeve Jeff so he takes over a project.
“Rehab” 10 p.m. TruTV (second season debut) — Biggest party of the year at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.
“Rescue Me” 10 p.m. FX (fifth season finale) — Uncle Teddy, after a staggering personal loss, finally bursts at the seams.
“The Best of So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — In preparation for the first fall season of this show, Fox highlights the best dances from the first five summer seasons.
“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The first four finalists are named. Voices of Glory? In for sure.
“Giuliana & Bill” 9 p.m. Style — This reality show is getting a second season.
“Leverage” 9 p.m. TNT — The team tries to take down a diamond merchant.
“Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” 10 p.m. TBS — Brown and the Colonel scurry to take down a mouse.
“Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo — The trio of Atlantans are holding up well so far. Tonight, they feed the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
“Big Brother 11” 8 p.m. CBS — Jeff and Michelle were nominated for the first time Sunday. Natalie, up for elimination four weeks ago, is quite the survivor, eh?
“Into the Pride” 8 p.m. Animal Planet (first season finale) — Brutus, the dominant old male, is facing old age and Dave prepares to go home.
“American Loggers” 9 p.m. Discovery — An accident happens as sleep-deprived drivers battle exhaustion.
“Ace of Cakes” 10 p.m. Food — A bride and groom have ordered surprise cakes for the rehearsal dinner.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Bravo — Kim tries to reconcile with Lisa — and the producers pray it won’t work out.
“Project Runway” 10 p.m. Lifetime — Savannah’s Mitchell last week inexplicably escaped again as the more avant-garde designer gets snipped for the second week in a row.
“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” 8 p.m. Fox — Can Dean Cain use his Princeton smarts to win $1 million for charity?
“Aquapalooza on Lake Martin” 8 p.m. CMT — Former Georgia man Alan Jackson entertains fans on Alabama’s Lake Martin.
“Jockeys” 9 p.m. Animal Planet— Tension rises between male and female jockeys.
“Bang For Your Buck” 9:30 p.m. HGTV — Basement renovations costing $115,000 are compared.
“Michael Loftus” 10 p.m. Comedy — This former writer for “The George Lopez Show” shows off his standup comic skills.
“Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah” 10 p.m. TLC — The two tart Brits make over an innkeeper who prefers baggy clothes.
“Saturday Night College Football” 8 p.m. Saturday ABC (fourth season debut) — It’s September and college football launches with Alabama vs. Virginia Tech.
“The Bill Engvall Show” 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Saturday TBS (third season finale) — Back-to-back new episodes conclude with Susan and Bill quarreling with a new neighbor over trash bins.
“Ruby” 8 p.m. Sunday Style— Ruby speaks at a summer weight-loss camp for kids.
“America’s Best Dance Crew” 9 p.m. Sunday MTV — The remaining dance crews play off the latest dance crazes.
“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Three sharks battle over one Internet idea.
“There Goes the Neighborhood” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — The remaining four families get care packages.