The ‘BET Hip Hop Awards,’ taped in Atlanta earlier this month, will finally air on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on BET. Expect plenty of Atlantans on the show, including Ludacris, Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy.
BET, which has numerous shows shot here in Atlanta, adds another one after the awards show: “Monica,” which focuses on the R&B singer’s life as she tries to get her career going again. (I interviewed her last week and will post a blog entry later today about it.)
Otherwise, you have shows like “Cake Boss” coming back on TLC because really, American’s can’t get enough of cake. And DirectTV has brought back the critically acclaimed series “Friday Night Lights” for a fourth season. (You Comcast subscribers will have to wait until early 2010 to see the show on NBC.)
Plus, FX debuts another comedy that it hopes can be the next “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” called “The League” on Thursday. Reviews, though, have been less than robust.
“The Dr. Oz Show” 3 p.m. WXIA — Steve McCoy of B98.5 asks a question.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Many are still peeved that Natalie Coughlin got cut last week before the likes of Michael Irvin.
“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox (special night) — A look at the top 20 dancers, including Augusta’s .Kathryn McCormick.
“Real Chance To Love” 9 p.m. VH1 (90-minute second season finale) — The two bros pick gals you know they won’t be dating in a year.
“Cake Boss” 10 p.m. TLC (second season debut) — Someone wants a cake based on poisonous plants.
“Castle” 10:02 p.m. ABC — This show has been guaranteed a full season. A man with vampire teeth is found with a stake through his heart.
“BET Hip Hop Awards” 8 p.m. BET — Young Jeezy, Snoop Dogg and numerous appearances by Atlanta’s Gucci Mane.
“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Taylor Swift performs and two celebs get cut.
“Frontline: Close to Home” 10 p.m. GPB — A view of the recession through the eyes of a salon owner in Manhattan.
“Monica” 10 p.m. BET (new series) — Atlanta R&B singer Monica is back in the spotlight.
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — Last week, this show drew more 18-49 viewers than “The Jay Leno Show.” Samcro’s shortage of weapons forces them to take some extreme measures.
“The Little Couple” 10 p.m. TLC (second season debut) — Jen gets her lungs tested to see if she can have a baby.
“Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space” 8 p.m. NBC — Ginormica and her buds check out alien pumpkins.
“The Middle” 8:30 p.m. ABC — Mike helps his socially challenged son via basketball but he’s better souping up lawnmowers.
“The Bureau” 9 p.m. ID — The FBI’s point of view of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing .
“Friday Night Lights” 9 p.m. DirectTV (fourth season debut) — A new Dillon high school opens so teams and loyalties are split in half.
“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — Olivia and Elliot stumble upon a Mexican drug cartel and an FBI agent also working on the case.
“Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo — Natalie Portman pops by. Atlanta Kevin Gillespie lost Restaurant Wars last week though it was hardly his fault.
“FlashForward” 8 p.m. ABC — This show is no “Lost,” unfortunately. Dominic Monaghan, formerly of “Lost,” might help as he joins the cast.
“Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. the CW — Good news for fans: show has been guaranteed a full season. Elena tries to convince to Jeremy to stay away from Vicki.
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — An entire football team is under suspicion when the coach is murdered.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Pam and Andy embark on cold calling to drum up sales.
“The League” 10 p.m. FX (new series) — A comedy set with fantasy football as the backdrop.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 10 p.m. Bravo — Part one of a two-part reunion episode. The claws, of course, come out!
“The Ghost Whisperer” 8 p.m. CBS — The Headless Horseman haunts Melinda.
“Law & Order” 8 p.m. NBC — A fashion company’s owner death leads to threatening Web site postings.
“Smallville” 8 p.m. the CW — Oliver tries to help Mia (“Speedy”), who doublecrosses here.
“Monk” 9 p.m. USA — Monk reluctantly watches over a dog while seeking clues about why the owner disappeared.
“Stargate Universe” 9 p.m. SyFy — Now, it’s a water shortage so the crew seeks it from an ice planet.
“Ugly Betty” 9 p.m. ABC — Betty is so overwhelmed, she is assigned Marc as her assistant. That won’t go well.
“Numb3rs” 10 p.m. CBS — A decommissioned air base is home to “paranormal” disturbances.
“Superfetch” 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. tonight Animal Planet — Atlantan Zak George teaches a dog to usher guests at a wedding.
“The Locator” 10 p.m. tonight WE (third season finale) — David helps his stepdaughter Christa find her biological father.
“Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — A former Miss America doesn’t seem so chipper in the Netherlands.
“Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bree begins to fall for Karl and drift further from Orson.
“Dexter” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Dexter tries to stay ahead of the Trinity investigation.
“Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew” 10 p.m. Sunday VH1 (new series) — This sounds like a great addiction but Dr. Drew shows it isn’t.