Return to ’60s world of ‘Mad Men’
Monday: “The Bachelorette” 7 p.m., ABC: And then there were three. It’s sailing in Tahiti for Ali and her trio of erstwhile suitors.
“Do Something Awards” 8 p.m., VH1: Austin is one of the nominees for “Do Something City” for leading the nation in car-sharing programs and encouraging biking as a primary form of transportation. I can’t wait to hear our acceptance speech if we win; I bet it will be weird.
Tuesday: “Most Extreme Airports” 7 p.m., History: OK, I think we’re scraping the bottom of the “extreme” barrel.
“Downfall” 8 p.m., ABC: Season one wraps up with contestants and prizes hurled over the side of a skyscraper.
“Cupcake Wars” 8 p.m., Food: Tonight features cupcakes made to raise awareness for a cause. I’ll bet the cause is not obesity.
“PBS Previews: Circus” 10:30 p.m., PBS: Check out this sneak peak of the fascinating 6-hour documentary series exploring life behind
the big top.
“Deadliest Catch: Captain Phil Tribute” 9 p.m., Discovery: This special episode salutes the show’s Capt. Phil Harris, who died in February
Wednesday: “Confessions: Animal Hoarding” 8 p.m., Animal Planet: I’m disappointed. I thought this new series was going to be about animals with hoarding disorders, such as a Rottweiler who has 270 bones in his doghouse. Instead it’s just about a man who has 30 cats.
“American Masters” 8 p.m., PBS: Outlaw Merle Haggard, “the poet of the working man,” is the subject of this documentary featuring Kris Kristofferson, Keith Richards and Tanya Tucker.
Thursday: “Ace of Cakes” 9 p.m., Food: A “Knight Rider”inspired cake is baked. Then David Hasselhoff stumbles and falls onto it.
“Live from the Artist’s Den” 9 p.m., PBS: Singersongwriter David Gray performs from New York City’s Broad Street Ballroom.
Friday: “Friday Night Lights” 7 p.m., NBC: The Lions lack focus and Tami finds herself embroiled in controversy, while Vince tries to get out of a deal.
“Whale Wars” 8 p.m., Animal Planet: The Bob Barker develops a leak. Stop giggling; it’s a ship.
“Eureka” 8 p.m., Syfy: Anger becomes contagious and the entire town mobilizes to keep Mel Gibson out.
Saturday: “Dogs vs. Cats” 7 p.m., Animal Planet: The age-old debate is waged here … cats — worse than dogs or much worse than dogs?
Sunday: “Food Network Challenge” 7 p.m., Food Network: Paranormal cakes are created. I love things that go “yum” in the night.
“Mad Men” 9 p.m., AMC: A fast-paced Season 4 opener finds Don struggling to toot his own horn, Pete and Peggy engaging in questionable stunts behind his back, difficult clients and potential new love interests.
“My Boys” 9 p.m., TBS: Season 4 kicks off with the search for a new poker buddy.
Don (Jon Hamm) is having trouble at home and at the office in the season opener of ‘Mad Men,’ 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC.