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Emmys could be thing to be gleeful about

Dale Roe

Monday, Sept. 12

"Bachelor Pad" 7 p.m., ABC: Three more hours and we'll never have to see these knuckleheads again.

"Kissinger" 7 p.m., NGC: This profile includes documentary footage and a rare, extended interview with the former secretary of state.

"Miss Universe Pageant" 8 p.m., NBC: I hope Miss Alpha Centauri wins; she's an awesome baton twirler.

"Kate Plus 8" 8 p.m., TLC: One more hour and we'll never have to see this knucklehead again.

"CW Fall Preview Special" 8:16 p.m., The CW: Sit through the other previews to catch a glimpse of Sarah Michelle Gellar's "Ringer" in this look at the network's new season.

"Extreme Couponing" 9 p.m., TLC: Season 2 kicks off tonight.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

"Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words" 8 p.m., ABC: Diane Sawyer employs archival interviews with the former first lady along with new insights from Caroline Kennedy to paint a portrait of the Kennedy family and White House.

"America's Got Talent" 8 p.m., NBC: The final four acts perform.

"Ringer" 8 p.m., The CW: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to television portraying duplicitous twins in the premiere of this trashy, fun drama.

"Parenthood" 9 p.m., NBC: Season 3 begins with a shared secret.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

"Survivor: South Pacific" 7 p.m., CBS: 18 castaways begin Season 23.

"America's Got Talent" 7 p.m., NBC: Guest stars usher in the Season 6 winner.

"H8R" 7 p.m., The CW: New reality series highlights viewers and the reality stars they hate. Where do I sign up?

"America's Next Top Model" 8 p.m., The CW: Season 17 kicks off with former losers returning for a second shot.

"Big Brother" 8:30 p.m., CBS: A winner is revealed in this live broadcast.

"Up All Night" 9 p.m., NBC: Will Arnett and Christina Applegate star as exhausted new parents in this sitcom premiere.

Thursday, Sept. 15

"High School Football" 7 p.m., KBVO: Bastrop takes on San Marcos.

"Vampire Diaries" 7 p.m., The CW: Season 3 begins with werewolves, ghosts and an 18th birthday. Kill two birds with one stone: Blow out the candles with a scream.

Friday, Sept. 16

"2011 Alma Awards" 7 p.m., NBC: Hosts George Lopez and Eva Longoria celebrate Hispanic achievement in entertainment.

"Karaoke Battle USA" 8 p.m. ABC: One male and one female winner receive recording contracts in the first-season finale which, I guess, is better than the polite applause and complimentary Miller Genuine Draft that karaoke winners usually get.

Saturday, Sept. 17

"College Football" 7 p.m., ABC: Oklahoma wages gridiron war on Florida State.

Sunday, Sept. 18

"63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" 7 p.m., Fox: HBO's "Mildred Pierce" and AMC's "Mad Men" lead the nomination pack as host Jane Lynch and Hollywood celebrate the best in television programming.

"Sunday Night Football" 7:15 p.m., NBC: Michael Vick returns to Atlanta as the Eagles take on the Falcons.

2011 Emmy Nominees . Who was hot to win and who was not?