Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
In case you were still looking for more programming to fill your Monday nights, ABC Family has the return of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER and the series debut of BUNHEADS.
Take a look for the whole lineup…
The Bachelorette | 8pm on ABC
Explosive drama underlines the group’s trip to historic London. From Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, Emily and Sean share the romance of the city. Shakespearian theatre will never be the same once eight men on a group date invade the Bard’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, to perform classic scenes from “Romeo and Juliet.” However, the after party turns from going to a pub for a brew to a brawl when Emily discovers that one of the men has made a disrespectful comment about her daughter, Ricki. Not only does Emily confront the offender, but she finds none of the other men support her and ends up making some stunning decisions. Jef and Emily have a proper English tea, but decide to ditch their stern etiquette teacher and escape to a local pub. Trying to put the drama about her daughter aside, she takes Jef to one of the most romantic spots in the city – the London Eye, a gigantic Ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames River. But Emily makes it her personal mission at the cocktail party to find out which guys knew about the offensive comment and why they didn’t warn her earlier about the insulting bachelor. Do any of these men have her back? She needs to find out and fast, as the group travels to Croatia next.
Hell’s Kitchen | 8pm on Fox
“16 Chefs Compete”
Chef Ramsay once again pits the women against the men for an intense challenge in which they must serve classic all-American fare to some very special diners. While the winning team takes a rewarding and relaxing day trip, the losing team is left behind to clean up the mess. Tune in to see which contestants get Gordon Ramsay’s stamp of approval.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager | 8pm on ABC Family | Season Premiere
“To Begin With…”
In the one-hour episode, “To Begin With…,” Ricky and Amy decide to run off together to escape all the drama at home with Anne’s recent announcement that she’s gay and Ashley’s return home. But, will they decide to say ‘I Do’? Meanwhile, Ben struggles with the knowledge that he may have contributed to burning down Dylan’s school. And, now that Adrian is done with summer school and graduated, she’s looking forward to college and Grace makes some difficult decisions about her relationships.
So much more. Keep reading…
American Ninja Warrior | 9pm on NBC
“Finals Region 4″
The top 30 finishers from the Northwest region preliminary round (which airs on G4) take on an even more challenging course that includes nine obstacles to compete for the chance to move into the national finals, which will take place in Las Vegas, NV. Comedian Matt Iseman and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley host the heart-racing competition series and Angela Sun (“Yahoo! Sports Minute”) reports from the sidelines. Competitors must tackle obstacles that include a Spinning Log, a challenging Jump Hang, a 14 foot Warped Wall and a three-story Cargo Climb in their quest for the $500,000 cash prize and a chance to win the coveted title “American Ninja Warrior.”
Masterchef | 9pm on Fox
“Auditions #3/Top 36 Bootcamp”
The judges continue to winnow down the competition in the final round of auditions, but the stakes are raised as the 36 remaining hopefuls are put to the ultimate test in an intense ground beef challenge. Those who impress the judges will earn a spot in the Top 18 and join the nation’s best crop of amateur cooks in the MASTERCHEF kitchen.
Bunheads | 9pm on ABC Family | Series Premiere
Michelle Simms had a promising career as a classically-trained professional dancer but was drawn to the lights of Las Vegas. Now, with a dead-end job as a 30-something showgirl, she’s found the excitement of Sin City has lost its appeal, and her persistent suitor, Hubbell Flowers, is gaining it. With promises of a cushy life in his coastal town of Paradise, CA., Hubbell convinces Michelle to marry him and move away. Once in there, Michelle discovers that Hubbell forgot to mention that he lives with his mother, the strong-headed, imperious Fanny Flowers, who is not pleased that Hubbell has run off and married a stranger. A former dancer herself, Fanny runs the local dance studio, which Michelle comes upon and ends up bonding with some of Fanny’s dance students: sweet “Boo”, who would give anything to be a “bunhead” but struggles against her body type; rebellious Sasha, who possesses the classic ballet dancer’s body and talent but — distracted by family issues at home — doesn’t seem to have her heart in dancing; shapely Ginny, who is not yet comfortable in her own skin; and fun-loving Melanie, who is ready for whatever life throws at her. Michelle’s budding relationship with these girls helps her adapt to small town living and her uneasy role as a new daughter-in-law.
- Teen Wolf | “Ice Pick” | 10pm on MTV
- Push Girls | “You Don’t Get It” | 10pm on Sundance
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