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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: Meet Brad Womack, the man they're calling the sexiest "Bachelor" ever.

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Naturally the matches made on ABC’s “The Bachelor” (10 p.m. EDT) rarely pan out — last year’s Bachelor Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst called off their engagement in August — but you still might want to tune in Monday night and take a gander at the guy whom everyone’s calling the sexiest “Bachelor” ever: Austin, Texas, native Brad Womack. The girl-porn aspect of the show certainly isn’t lost on its producers, who offer up so many shots of Womack’s bare, meaty chest in the first few minutes of the show — including one absurd shot of him lathering up in the shower — that you’ll think you flipped over to the Playgirl Channel by accident. (If you doubt us, check out the less-than-subtle promos on the ABC Web site.) Meanwhile, back at the Playgirl Mansion, the ladies are getting sauced and falling all over themselves just to get a second alone with their gentle giant. As sick and wrong as almost every single aspect of this show is, you really have to hand it to ABC for managing to make it more and more ridiculous every season. Send in the clowns!

Also…

Part 6 of Ken Burns’ seven-part documentary series on WWII, “The War,” airs at 8 p.m. EDT on PBS (check local listings), and CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” returns for its third season at 8 p.m. “Aliens in America,” a charmingly odd comedy about a Pakistani exchange student sent to live in suburban Wisconsin, premieres at 8:30 p.m. EDT on CW.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Adrien Brody, Chris Meloni, Jarod Miller

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Jason Schwartzman, Chris Matthews, Nick Kroll

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Queen Latifah

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

TBA

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Suze Orman

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Rev. Gene Robinson

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ben Harper

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Emeril Lagasse, Tori Amos

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Panel discussion on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with Marc Morial, Cornel West, Farah Griffin

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Amy Brenneman, Tom Ruprecht, Harry Shearer (repeat)

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jerry O’Connell, Ken Burns, VHS or Beta

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Juliette Lewis, David Boreanaz

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