It was already a big talk-show day, as multiple shows launch or come back for new seasons Monday. Here’s a look at a few:
●“Bethenny” (WTTG at 11 a.m.): Arguably the most successful “Real Housewives” franchise member ever, Bethenny Frankel launches a new show about everything from style to fitness. First guest: Nick Cannon, along with a musical performance by Flo Rida.
●“The View” (WJLA at 11 a.m.): Jenny McCarthy joins the panel,and Barbara Walters begins her farewell season. Guests include Donnie Wahlberg and Canadian crooner Michael Bublé.
●“Katie” (WJLA at 4 p.m.): Katie Couric kicks off her second season, featuring an interview with rapper Lil Wayne.
●“The Arsenio Hall Show” (WDCW at 11 p.m.): Arsenio returns for another go at a late-night series — his last one ran from 1989 to 1994. Actor Chris Tucker is the first visitor.
●CNN resurrects “Crossfire” (at 6:30 p.m.) with new panelists S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich and Van Jones, debating cultural issues and breaking topics from the day.
SERIES PREMIERE: Game show “The Million Second Quiz” (NBC at 8 p.m.) seems complicated, but here we go: Players sit in a giant, hourglass-shaped cave in Manhattan and answer trivia questions against another contestant. The longer the competitors stay in the chair, the more money they make, but when they’re defeated by a challenger, they have to step down. After a million seconds, the top four battle it out for the prize.
Anderson Cooper launches “AC360 Later” (CNN at 10 p.m.), a panel discussion show about news and pop culture.
Actor Ricky Gervais, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and musician Janelle Monáe are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35 p.m.).
“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35 p.m.) hosts actor Martin Short, talk-show host Meghan McCain and singers the Backstreet Boys.
Cedric the Entertainer is on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35 p.m.), and Holy Ghost! performs.
— Emily Yahr