Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, June 18. All times are Eastern.
Teen Wolf (MTV, 10 p.m.): We know how long you waited for this show to come back, TV Club readers, and we know how angry you were when it took us forever to add it to the coverage slate. But guess what? We’ve added it, and we’re completely psyched for tonight’s rare-book-centric plotline, because we think TV could do with more storylines where people retrieve rare books for werewolves. That’s something that should be easy to work into just about any show. Phil Dyess-Nugent would have liked this season of The Big C much more if that had been the case.
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): Lumpy Space Princess goes undercover with Finn and Jake to learn the ways of men. Oliver Sava knows it’s not all that complicated. All you have to understand is that we men-folk enjoy yodeling and philately. That’s it, ladies! Learn it!
Bunheads (ABC Family, 9 p.m.): The ratings for this one were not incredibly stellar, but we will hold out hope that it will hang on and become the ginormous hit it deserves to be, since it just might be our favorite new show of the summer. Erik Adams is not sure he agrees but, then, he just loves Dogs In The City.
Lost Girl (Syfy, 10 p.m.): Bo has an out-of-body experience after her drink is spiked. This once happened to Kevin McFarland, and he saw everything, man. He saw that the Canadians wanted nothing more than to give him a show about succubi, and he saw that the Syfy network meant nothing by the name change.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
The West Wing (11 a.m.): In the year 2002, a liberal third-party candidate—a Ralph Nader stand-in, if you will—was still a believable thorn in the side of President Bartlet. Steve Heisler doesn’t know that Green Party nominee Jill Stein will have the same impact. At least she’s not Roseanne Barr…
Batman: The Animated Series (1 p.m.): With an episode entitled “Make ‘Em Laugh,” is there any way this one doesn’t prominently feature The Joker? You’d obviously assume that, but it turns out that it’s actually one where the Caped Crusader faces off with Don Rickles. Oliver Sava can’t wait one bit.
Strangers With Candy (3 p.m.): Jerri deals with her stepmother’s alcoholism, which sounds like a premise fraught with potential. Meredith Blake loves that our heroine throws herself into all of these situations headfirst, but this may not be one of those situations where that applies.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
One Nation Under Dog (HBO, 9 p.m.): HBO kicks off its summer documentary series with this look at, uh, people and dogs. There will be stories about how some people like dogs! There will be stories about how some people don’t like dogs! It all sounds a little unfocused to us, but, hey, it’s only 75 minutes.
RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo, 9 p.m.): You all enjoyed Oliver Sava’s coverage of RuPaul’s Drag Race so much that we figured, hey, why not have him cover the first episode of this as well? And if you folks like that, maybe he’ll cover the full season! Who knows? We like to do completely wild and crazy things here.
Miss Advised (Bravo, 10 p.m.): Need advice? Would you take it from a Bravo-lebrity? Can you believe the network tries to call its stars “Bravo-lebrities”? Can you believe that term actually sort of works to perfectly explain who the people on this network are? Well, then we think we have the show for you!
The Glass House (ABC, 10:02 p.m.): ABC debuts a new show where you on the Internet can tell a bunch of people living together in the same house what they should do. Except your options are really limited! You can’t tell them all to kill each other or bake a really sweet cake or anything! What a stupid show!
Fat City (TCM, 8 p.m.): John Huston directed this great little movie about boxers, which stars Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges. And if you like that one, you can follow it up with the Frederico Fellini film Nights Of Cabiria, which airs at 10 p.m. It’s probably the best night of television you’ll have! Outside of…
Monte Carlo (HBO Signature, 9 p.m.): This movie! In which Selena Gomez and her best pals Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy go on a wacky adventure to the titular locale after Gomez is mistaken for a British heiress, because that’s the kind of thing that happens all the time to people like Selena Gomez.
Boxing: Adamek-Chambers (heavyweights) (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.): Tomasz Adamek faces off with Eddie Chambers from Newark, New Jersey, and we’re making it the top pick because, uh, there’s not really much else on tonight in terms of sports, and hey, we haven’t highlighted boxing in a while.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nurse Jackie (Sunday): It’s been a really good season of this show, which we’d all but written off somewhere in the middle of season three. Phil Dyess-Nugent is as surprised as anybody that it’s turned itself around, but we’re pleased he was there to document every moment of it, including this finale.