TV highlights: A night of matchmaking reality shows

April 8, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Carol Burnett Night on PBS starts with “American Masters — Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character” (WETA at 8 p.m.) from 2007, which looks back at Burnett’s comedic characters. Afterwards, WETA airs a 30-minute version of a recent “Pioneers of Television: Carol Burnett and the Funny Ladies” episode (at 9:30).

SERIES PREMIERE: The not-messing-around reality show “Find Me My Man” (Oxygen at 9) follows matchmaker Natalie Clarice as she tries to set up single women around Miami.

SERIES PREMIERE: Speaking of matchmaking, the new series “Ready for Love” (NBC at 9), produced by Eva Longoria, tries to find perfect mates for three eligible bachelors. In the opener, musician Tim Lopez of the Plain White T’s has his pick of a dozen women.

FINALE WATCH: There really is something in the air for matchmaking on Tuesday night as “Millionaire Matchmaker” (Bravo at 9) concludes its sixth season as Patti Stanger helps a lonely magician find love in Las Vegas.

RETURNING SHOW: Car mechanic and restoration expert Danny “The Count” Koker and his team are back on “Counting Cars” (History at 9, 9:30) as the crew members buy and refurbish vintage cars.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Ladies Man: A Made Movie lands a spin-off, “The Kandi Factory” (Bravo at 10) in which she goes back to her previous job (singer/songwriter) to help mentor promising musicians.

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “Made” and thought, “I wish this was a movie” — your wish is granted with “Ladies’ Man: A Made Movie” (MTV at 9). The original movie, based on the makeover reality show, is about a guy convinced that college will be just the fresh start he needs to be a hit with the ladies.

FINALE WATCH: The great “Cougar Town” (TBS at 10, 10:30) experiment comes to an end as the previously canceled ABC comedy — brought back to life on TBS — wraps up with two new episodes. TBS has not announced whether it will renew the show for a fifth season, but in the meantime, star-crossed couple Laurie and Travis go on a date after they finally admit they like each other as more than just friends.

Actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled (because you never know) to make a rare talk show appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with comedian Pete Lee and musician Gary Clark Jr.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actress Rebel Wilson, cat expert Jackson Galaxy and a performance by Hanson.

Actress Rosario Dawson and reality star Nicole Richie are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with musical guest Foals.

— Emily Yahr

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