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Monday: See parents squirm on "The Bachelor: London Calling." Plus: What did you think of "Oprah's Big Give" this weekend?

By Salon Staff
Published April 21, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)
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Call us sad and pathetic if you must, but we never ever miss the "Meet the Parents" episode of "The Bachelor," and UK Matty and his final four of "The Bachelor: London Calling" (10 p.m. EDT on ABC) will be no exception. You learn so much about these fine ladies when you see their squirming, disapproving parents in action. Our personal rule? The more the parents disapprove, the more sane the parents must be, and the more we're rooting for their trashy harlot daughter to take home the last rose.


You can learn how to make the perfect pancake on "Good Eats" (8 p.m. EDT on Food), or watch as Blair goes back to school on a new episode of "Gossip Girl" (8 p.m. on the CW). Meanwhile, '80s flashbacks galore and lots of Robin Sparkles dominate "How I Met Your Mother" (8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS) and Heidi and Lauren attempt to pretend not to hate each other on "The Hills" (10 p.m. on MTV).

Sunday Night

What did you think of "Oprah's Big Give" on Sunday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Neil Patrick Harris, the latest "American Idol" castoff

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Handler, guest co-host Cindy McCain

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Ewan McGregor, Jason Segel, the latest "American Idol" castoff, skier Simon Dumont

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Billy Crystal, Maria Sharapova

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Dave Salmoni, Norm MacDonald, Ashlee Simpson

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Dave Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Randy Jackson, Julie Bowen, Back Door Slam (Repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Rachael Ray, John Cho, Grizzly Bear

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Kate Beckinsale, Ken Tucker (Repeat)

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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