What to Watch: Monday

September 8, 2008

Lots of great TV on tonight, including a fantastic short documentary on HBO2 entitled La Corona (The Crown), an all-new Gossip Girl and the debut of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

Get your news on with the first out lesbian to host her own primetime news show!

> 7:00 PM La Corona (The Crown), HBO2 (1 hr) NEW
2007 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short, this original film goes behind the walls of a Colombian prison, where women are preparing for one of the most fiercely competitive contests in Bogotá: a beauty pageant. One of the contestants, Angela, has a girlfriend while she is in jail, but does not consider herself to be lesbian or bisexual. Also airs Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM.

> 8:00 PM Gossip Girl, The CW (1 hr) NEW
Blair’s dating royalty, Serena and Dan are secretly back together, Chuck is scheming and Eric is helping Jenny plot her next move into the world of the very rich. Just another day on the Upper East Side. XOXO!

Rachel Maddow

> 9:00 PM The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE
Rachel Maddow, the first out lesbian to host a primetime news show, kicks off her new series with an in-depth examination of the Presidential race.

> 9:00 PM I Want to Work for Diddy, VH1 (1 hr) NEW
Transgender actress Laverne Cox is still going strong in her quest to become Sean Comb's assistant. This week, the remaining contestants must sell Diddy’s fragrance, Unforgivable, in Manhattan Sephora Stores, and from the previews, Laverne isn’t treated very nicely by the New York elite.

> 10:00 PM Weeds, Showtime (30 min) NEW
Lesbian adolescent Isabelle sure is getting a kick out of her mom resisting rehab for her newly acquired cocaine addiction. And on a side note, how will gay drug dealer Sanjay work his new territory with a baby always strapped to his chest?

> 10:00 PM Raising the Bar, TNT (1 hr) NEW
In this legal drama, Charlie is having an affair with Judge Trudy Kessler, but rumor has it, he's only doing it to cover the fact that he's gay.