TV highlights: ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ debuts

September 8, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

TV watchers will get several chances to see Charlie Rose’s interview with SyrianPresident Bashar al-Assad, which took place Sunday in Damascus. Rose previewed the interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, but excerpts will appear for the first time on the network’s “CBS This Morning” at 7 Monday. The interview will be shown in its entirety on a “Charlie Rose” special at 9 Monday night on PBS.

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

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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