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What to Watch Sept. 7-13

by Kim Potts, posted Sep 6th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: 'Melrose Place' gets a makeover, 'Glee' returns and 'True Blood' takes one last bite. -- By Kimberly Potts

The Secret Life of the American TeenagerMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM, ABC Family) 2nd summer finale
It's the summer finale and that likely means a cliffhanger or two, especially since everyone is experiencing relationship woes. Grace and Jack seem to be at an impasse when they can't agree on some major decisions, while Amy and Ben are also struggling and Adrian and Ricky go to counseling. And then there's Amy's mom Anne, who goes into labor, and may not have enough time to make it to the hospital. Grace and Jack hit a roadblock; Amy and Ben try to work on their relationship.
This week on TV: 'Melrose Place' gets a makeover, 'Glee' returns and 'True Blood' takes one last bite. -- By Kimberly Potts

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7


The Secret Life of the American Teenager'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM, ABC Family) 2nd summer finale
It's the summer finale and that likely means a cliffhanger or two, especially since everyone is experiencing relationship woes. Grace and Jack seem to be at an impasse when they can't agree on some major decisions, while Amy and Ben are also struggling and Adrian and Ricky go to counseling. And then there's Amy's mom Anne, who goes into labor, and may not have enough time to make it to the hospital. Grace and Jack hit a roadblock; Amy and Ben try to work on their relationship.

'The Rachel Zoe Project' – Rachel lets Brad dress Anne Hathaway for the Oscars (10PM, Bravo)
'The Soup: TV Love at Its Soupiest' – Most outrageous moments from reality dating shows (10PM, E!)
'Greek' – ZBZ hosts father-daughter weekend (9PM, ABC Family)
'Manson' – Documentary on the 1969 Manson family murders (9PM, History)
'Unwrapped' – It's all about the doughnut (9PM, Food Network)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Melrose Place'Melrose Place' (9PM, The CW) series premiere
In a little shout out to the original, this remake opens with a dead body floating in the Melrose Place complex swimming pool. The person who finds it: New Los Angeles resident Violet (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz), who happens to have ties to the floating body. The remake also features characters from the original 'Melrose,' including Sydney (Laura Leighton) and Michael (Thomas Calabro), who may also factor into the story of that dead body ...

'Sons of Anarchy'2nd season premiere (10PM, FX)
'90210'2nd season premiere (8PM, The CW)
'10 Things I Hate About You'1st season finale (8PM, ABC Family)
'More to Love' – Luke picks the two finalists (9PM, Fox)
'Masters of Reception' – A bride demands the family renovate the facility bathroom (10PM, TLC)
'Curb Your Enthusiasm: It's Not a Reunion Show But It's the Closest You'll Get' – Preview of 'Curb's' upcoming 'Seinfeld' reunion (10PM, HBO)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Glee'Glee' (9PM, Fox) 1st season premiere
After last Spring's charming sneak peek, the first season finally begins as Will and his New Directions glee club have their first performance. It doesn't go quite as he planned, however, which gives rival teacher Sue (Jane Lynch) a meddling opportunity. Meanwhile, at home, Will's also under pressure, as his wife demands he start earning extra cash so they can buy a house.

'Real World: Cancun'22nd season finale (10PM, MTV)
'Leverage'2nd season summer finale (9PM, TNT)
'America's Next Top Model'13th season premiere (8PM, The CW)
'So You Think You Can Dance'6th season premiere (8PM, Fox)
'How'd You Get So Rich'1st season finale (10PM, TV Land)
'Criss Angel: Mindfreak'5th season finale (10PM, A&E)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Vampire Diaries'The Vampire Diaries' (8PM, The CW) series premiere
Yes, it does sound a lot like a TV version of 'Twilight,' and, like that movie franchise, 'Diaries' is also based on a series of novels. This time, the vamps are brothers Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) Salvatore, one evil (Damon) and one good (Stefan), who are at war for the hand of 17-year-old non-vamp Elena (Nina Dobrev).

'Supernatural'
5th season premiere (9PM, The CW)
'Behind the Music' – The series returns with a profile of rapper Lil Wayne (10PM, VH1)
'Project Runway' – Another designer bites the dust (10PM, Lifetime)
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' – Kandi helps Kim and NeNe record a song (10PM, Bravo)
'Ace of Cakes' – The crew makes a 'Doctor Who' cake (10PM, Food Network)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Monk'Monk' (9PM, USA) Has Mr. Monk met his match? Could be, when Monk has to go to court to testify in a case he's working on, and meets up with a shark-like defense attorney (guest star Jay Mohr) who picks apart the investigator's quirky methods.

'20/20' – Babs Walters interviews LaToya Jackson (10PM, ABC)
'Jay-Z: Live from MSG' – The live show benefits 9/11 charities (9PM, FUSE)
'Hotel Ground Zero' – Documentary about the hotel across from the World Trade Center on 9/11 (10PM, History)
'Psych' – Shawn thinks a shooter is targeting cops (10PM, USA)
'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?' – A weight-loss consultant tries to win the big money (8PM, Fox)

WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 12-13

True Blood'True Blood' (Sun., 9PM, HBO) 2nd season finale
It's crazy times in Bon Temps, as Maryann plots her ultimate bestial sacrifice, and lines up Sookie to be her Maid of Honor. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne tells Eric to keep his lips zipped about Bill, Hoyt is fed up with Maxine's insults and to try to save Sookie and the town, Sam may have to team up with an unlikely ally.

'MTV Video Music Awards' – Russell Brand returns as host (Sun., 9PM, MTV)
'Hung'1st season finale (Sun., 10PM, HBO)
'Cops'22nd season premiere (Sat., 8PM, Fox)
'Adoption Diaries' – A woman who was adopted puts her child up for adoption (Sat., 10PM, WE) series premiere
'Robin Hood'3rd season premiere (Sat., 9PM, BBCA)
'King of the Hill' – Bobby is a ladies man in the series finale (Sun., 8PM, Fox)

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