Much to the delight of many, Kate Gosselin’s TLC show “Kate Plus 8″ finally ends its run Monday night forever.
Other shows wrapping their season runs include “Bachelor Pad” on ABC Monday, “HGTV Design Star” on HGTV Monday, “America’s Got Talent” Wednesday on NBC, “Necessary Roughness” on USA on Wednesday and “Big Brother” on CBS Wednesday. All of them should be back next year though there are never any guarantees. (”HGTV Design Star’s ratings, for instance, are down year over year.)
This means the beginning of a flurry of fresh fall shows, including most of the CW’s lineup and select shows on NBC and CBS. Among the most notable new offerings include “Up All Night” on NBC with Christina Applegate on Wednesday and “Ringer” on Tuesday on the CW featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Also watch out for the returns of “Parenthood” Tuesday on NBC, the 23rd rendition of “Survivor” Wednesday and “The Vampire Diaries” on the CW Thursday.
“Gaga By Gaultier” 8 p.m. the CW — Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier interviews Lady Gaga.
“Bachelor Pad” 9 p.m. ABC (second season finale) — The winner gets $250,000 and the new “Bachelor” is introduced.
“HGTV Design Star” 9 p.m. HGTV (sixth season finale) — It’s Meg vs. Karl and Meg has the edge to win.
“The Closer” 9 p.m. TNT (seventh season summer finale) — The team digs for clues in the shooting death of a deputy sheriff.
“Kate Plus 8” 9 p.m. TLC (series finale) — It’s over. Kate Gosselin will have to find another way to make money now.
“Killer Outbreaks” 9 p.m. Animal Planet (first season finale) — More reason to become a hypochondriac.
“2011 Miss Universe Pageant” 9 p.m. NBC — Andy Cohen and Natalie Morales host.
“Alphas” 10 p.m. Syfy — Syfy has given this drama a second season.
“Extreme Couponing” 10 p.m. TLC (second season debut) — A Detroit couponer hopes she can save enough to move out of a dangerous neighborhood.
“Rizzoli & Isles” 10 p.m. TNT (second season summer finale) — Sinister serial killer Charles Hoyt may have the inside scoop on a prison slaying.
“90210” 8 p.m. the CW (fourth season debut) — Naomi adjusts to her lower social status in college.
“It’s Worth What?” 8 p.m. NBC (season finale) — Ratings have been tepid so this is probably the series finale.
“Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words” 9 p.m. ABC — An interview with the former First Lady after her husband’s death in 1963.
“America’s Got Talent” 9 p.m. NBC — The top 4 perform, including standards singer and favorite Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
“Auction Kings” 9 p.m. Discovery— Check out Civil War-era iron knuckles and a moonshine still.
“Ringer” 9 p.m. the CW (new series) — Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to network TV playing twins.
“Parenthood” 10 p.m. NBC (third season debut) — Adam, unemployed, worries about providing for his family.
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — Clay makes a deal with the Mayans that won’t be easy to sell to the club.
“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC (sixth season finale) — While Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. seems like the favorite, Team iLuminate could surprise us all.
“Buried Treasure” 8 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — The Kenos assess possessions of a Georgia family trying to avoid foreclosure.
“H8R” 8 p.m. the CW (new series) — Pronounce the title as “Hater,” as in people who hate a particular celebrity confronts said celebrity. Dare you to say that to their face!
“Melissa & Joey” 8 p.m. ABC Family (first season finale) — Joey’s financial situation changes, forcing him and Mel to make tough choices.
“Survivor: South Pacific” 8 p.m. CBS (23rd season debut) — Coach and Ozzy are back.
“America’s Next Top Model” 9 p.m. the CW (17th season debut) — Fourteen past contestants who didn’t win are back.
“Scammed” 9 p.m. History — Con expert Paul Wilson examines old-time scams that resonate to this day.
“Big Brother” 9:30 p.m. CBS (13th season finale) — Rachel, Porsche and Adam vie for $500,000.
“Hulk Hogan’s MCW” 10 p.m. TruTV (new series) — Hogan attempts to popularize Micro Championship Wrestling.
“Necessary Roughness” 10 p.m. USA (first season finale) — T.K. faces his rival, played by Terrell Owens.
“Up All Night” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — A couple struggles to adjust with a newborn baby. Will Arnett and Christina Applegate star.
“Free Agents” 10:30 p.m. NBC (new series) — Hank Azaria plays a divorcée navigating the dating world.
“Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. the CW (third season debut)— Elena and Damon search for Stefan.
“Angels Among Us” 8 p.m. CMT (new series) — Stories of divine intervention.
“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — Contestants meet nine men on the runway but must design for their significant others.
“The Secret Circle” 10 p.m. the CW (new series) — Cassie learns she’s a witch and meets a circle of friends, also witches.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” 10 p.m. FX (seventh season debut) — Frank wants to marry a prostitute.
“Jersey Shore” 10 p.m. MTV — Snooki and Deena have a literal run-in with the cops.
“L.A. Ink” 10 p.m. TLC (series finale) — Kat decides to open a new tattoo parlor in Austin and the crew worries she may close the L.A. shop.
“Archer” 10:30 p.m. FX (third season debut) — Malory hires Rip Riley (Patrick Warburton) to find Archer.
“2011 ALMA Awards” 8 p.m. NBC — Eva Longoria and George Lopez host.
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” 8 p.m. Cartoon (fourth season debut) — A conflict in Mon Calamari forces the Jedi to seek a powerful ally to prevent a civil war.
“Karaoke Battle” 9 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — Two winners (male and female) are chosen and win a recording contract.
“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” 9 p.m. TLC — A bride has a change of heart about a dress she already put a deposit on.
“Tanked” 9 p.m. Animal Planet (first season finale) — The team hopes to surprise Wayde with an octopus tank for his birthday.
“American Restoration” 10 p.m. History — A 1957 air-raid siren and a nickel-plated cash register are featured.
“Roseanne’s Nuts” 10 p.m. Lifetime (first season finale) — Lifetime bumped this reality series focused on Roseanne Barr to Fridays, a sign the ratings were not to par.
“Love Begins” 9 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — To pay off a debt, an adventurer works on a farm owned by a fetching young woman. Take a guess what happens.
“63rd Annual Emmy Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Jane Lynch hosts.
“Curiosity” 8 p.m. Sunday Discovery — How will the world end?
“Sunday Night Football” 8:15 p.m. Sunday NBC — The Atlanta Falcons face off against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Drop Dead Diva” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime— A bride-to-be sues a bridal store after she is seriously injured during a sale stampede.
“Great Food Truck Race” 9 p.m. Sunday Food — The remaining three teams race into Atlanta.
“Breaking Bad” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC— Walt does not show up to his son’s 16th birthday celebration.
“Against the Wall” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Abby and Lina investigate 911 response complaints after they are unable to get emergency help.