“Hotel Hell,” 8 p.m., Fox.
This may be the
perfect setting for a historic-feeling hotel. Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
(site of John Brown's 1859 raid) is nestled between between the
Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. There, Town's Inn merges two 1840s
houses; Gordon Ramsay is impressed ... until he steps inside, amid
His $130 room has a
large cabinet ... with a chain and lock. “That's private .... just
ignore it,” says innkeeper Karan Townsend. A retired teacher, she
has a doctorate and is “one of the most bizarre owners I've ever
met,” Ramsay says. Now she's the focus of an odd -- and often funny
II: “America's Got Talent” (NBC) or “The Bachelorette” (ABC),
Here's a rare battle
between two summertime reality leaders.
continues its auditions, in its second week with Simon Cowell as
judge. “The Bachelorette” has a rare week when it's on both
Monday and Tuesday; JoJo Fletcher takes the 14 remaining guys to
Pennsylvania where one has a date with her in the woods.
ALTERNATIVE: “Feed the Beast,” 10 p.m., AMC; and more.
David Schwimmer's character with tragedy in Sunday's opener (which
reruns at 9), “Feed” moves to its regular spot. It offers a
glimmer of hope – maybe he and his troubled friend can start an
upscale Bronx restaurant – and then pours in more woe; the result
is well-made, but relentless.
Drama fans could
also try “Suspects,” which has just added two four-episode
seasons at www.acorn.tv. This
British cop show has a ragged, naturalistic style for its camerawork
and dialog. That makes the stories intriguing – the season-opener
swirls with surprises – but also makes the accents hard to follow.
Swap,” 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., Lifetime. This marathon has plenty of
reruns, starting with ex-Playmate Kendra Wilkinson swapping places
with Kate Gosselin, who's raising eight kids. In the midst of that
are two new hours; they involve former “Bachelor” guys Sean Lowe
and Jason Masnick (8 p.m.) and rockers Vince Neil and Gunnar Nelson
“NCIS: New Orleans,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. The first rerun has
Bishop and McGee going undercover as a married couple, as they probe
the death of a Marine, shortly before he was set to meet with Gibbs.
The second probes the murder of a blogger who was exposing government
Conquerer” season-opener, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Travel. OK, Bert
Kreischer doesn't really conquer anything except his fears. In the
first episode, he's in Massachusetts, to try two harrowing rides at
Six Flags New England. In the second, he's in Maine for a festival's
“Lobster Crate Race.”
p.m., CW. Oddly, the show pauses for a rerun,before resuming its
story next week. Tonight, chaos inside the containment zone leaves
Lex pleading to send in more police
Interest,” 10 p.m., CBS. Now down to once-a-week for its final
three episodes, the show has a big story: The machine lists the U.S.
president as a future victim or killer.
p.m., ABC. Robin Roberts interviews Bobby Brown, whose memoir (“Every
Little Step”) discusses his music career, his personal troubles and
his marriage to Whitney Houston.
Investors Club” season-opener, 10 p.m., CNBC. This follows Rooster
McConaughey (whose little brother Matthew is an Oscar-winner) and
Butch Gilliam as they consider investing in entrepreneurs. That
starts with an idea close to their hearts – a tap that makes full
use of beer kegs.