Labor Day signals the end of summer, and typically the start of nice weather in SF, perhaps a bit more tennis before we get serious about new tv…
- US Open Tennis (CBS, 8am, T-Th ESPN2, F-Su CBS) – Enjoy Labor Day with a little tennis and then if you have to work perhaps skip the cable coverage during the week and tune back in starting with the men’s and women’s semis on Friday.
- Switched at Birth (ABCFam, 8pm) Season Premiere – The gals go through another year of drama with their extended family.
- American Chopper/Fast n’ Loud (Disc, 9/10pm) Season Premieres – Senior and Junior collaborate and then let the car restoration continue.
- Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Trav, 9pm) Season premiere – Sometimes the places that don’t take reservation are just plain weird.
- Coma (A&E, 9pm) Miniseries Premiere – A remake of the ’78 thriller.
- T.I & Tiny (VH1, 9pm) Season Premiere – Camping?
- Girlfriend Confidential (Oxy, 11pm) Series Premiere – Eva from ANTM and some other gal pals hang in the big city.
- Flipping Out (Brav, 9pm) Season Premiere – Designer flips out while trying to flip a house.
- Democratic National Convention (NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, 7pm T/W/Th) – It’s the Democrat’s turn.
- Ghost Hunters (Syfy, 9pm) Season Premiere – A serial killer’s revenge.
- Sweat Equity (DIY, 10pm) Season Premiere – Converting a basement.
- 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 8pm) – Kevin Hart hosts.
- Raising House (DIY, 9pm) Series Premiere – Starting with a rebuild.
- Texas Car Wars (Disc, 10pm) Series Premiere – Let the rivalries begin.
- Living Abroad (HGTV, 11pm) Series Premiere – Three American families living in Shanghai.
- Stand Up to Cancer (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, 8pm) – Celebs perform, chat about, and take money for cancer.
- Making the Team/Cheer (CMT, 9/11pm) Season/Series Premieres – Cowboy’s prelims and if you’re a diehard cheer fan…
- My Fair Wedding (WE, 9pm) Season Premiere – Medieval-themed wedding.
- I Was Impaled (Health, 10pm) Series Premiere – Seriously a whole show on impalements?
- Long Island Medium/Breaking Amish (TLC, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premieres – Family and the hereafter and then I think there might need to be special protections about filming the Amish, I mean how can they know how terrible reality tv is and how much privacy they’re giving up?
- Wallander (PBS, 9pm) Season Premiere – How long until his peace is interrupted by a mystery?
The procrastinator lists items that may not be on your regular season pass, though notation does not imply recommendation other than those underlined. Times noted are typically PST.