“Skin Wars” season-opener, 9 p.m., Game Show Network.
Slick, sleek and
sexy, this has quickly become one of TV's best competition shows. For
this second season, the 12 contestants range from a Utah preacher's
wife to a guy who savors his Miaimi setting. “It's a tropical
place,” he says. “Why not shed your clothes and get painted?”
grew up in Russia, Brazil and Israel. Some look next-door; others
have dyed their hair purple, violet or red-streaked. What they share
is great artistry at painting directly on bodies. Tonight, one
challenge involves picturing a favorite moment; another focuses on a
II: “The Goldbergs,” 8:30 p.m., ABC.
A strong night of
ABC comedy reruns includes this journey into the tricky matter of
accepting your sons' romantic choices. The mom is uneasy about Adam's
feelings for Dana; the dad discovers a deal-breaker about Barry's
girlfriend: Her dad roots for the Dallas Cowboys.
That sets up the
dilemma in a good episode: How much of a sacrifice is a dad expected
ALTERNATIVE: CMT Music Awards, 8 p.m., CMT (with rerun at 10:32) and
On the rare times
when CMT remembers what its initials stand for (Country Music
Television), it can assemble great starpower. Tonight has music by
Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kenny
Chesney, Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and the Zac
There's more, on a
separate stage for emerging stars. They include Ashley Monroe, Jana
Kramer, Brett Eldridge, A Thousand Horses, Tyler Rhett, Frankie
Ballard, Chris Janson, Kelsea Ballerini and more.
p.m., Fox. First, these home chefs must create crab dishes. Then they
make sweet or savory dishes, using corn.
“The Middle,” 8
p.m., ABC. You haven't had a really bad day until your kitchen sink
collapses. That happens to Frankie, who then must do dishes with a
garden hose. Also in this rerun, her daughter can't graduate unless
she masters a difficult dance; her younger son tries to scam his dad.
Joey,” 8 p.m., ABC Family. Greer Grammer (Kelsey's daughter,
Spencer's half-sister) has some very funny moments as an inept
actress in who's cast in Lennox's short film. Meanwhile, Joey
explodes when he figures out the story behind Melissa's devil tattoo.
9 p.m., ABC. This goes back to its season-opener. Mitchell and
Cameron are back from their honeymoon, Alex is back from a
humanitarian trip and the family dynamic is changing.
“CSI Cyber,” 10
p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a bomber is apparently trying to make a
statement about the overreliance on technology.
Swap,” 10 p.m., ABC. Two people who have known sports stardom –
one directly, one indirectly – briefly swap lives. Kerri Walsh
Jennings is in the beach-volleyball duo (with Misty May-Treanor) that
won 112 straight matches and three Olympic titles. Married to
volleyball-player Casey Jennings, she has three children; now she
swaps with Tami Roman (“Basketball Wives”), who had two children
with Kenny Anderson, her former husband and a former pro basketball
10 p.m., BBC America. Set in 1890s London, this hour views