ATLANTA - OCTOBER 02: Nicki Minaj attends the BET Hip Hop Awards '10 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Welcome to Watch List, where we identify five things on TV to watch while you stay at home and try and get that Billy Joel song out of your head. Stupid Billy Joel. LET’S GO!
BET HIP HOP AWARDS ‘10 – 8:00PM (BET) It’s BET’s annual tribute to hip hop music and poor event security planning. It promises to be a star-studded gala, filled with people your folks have never heard of, including Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame. Wait a second. Even I haven’t heard of Waka Flocka Flame. That’s a real hip hop artist?
Well, I’ll be darned. That’s terrible hip hop handle. Sounds like Fozzy Bear’s hip hop handle. Your host is Mike Epps, and a special award will be given tonight to Salt ‘N’ Pepa. If the award isn’t a golden pair of shakers, I’ll be sorely disappointed. ANTICIPATION: SHOOP SHOOPY DOOP!
GLEE – 8:00PM (FOX) If hip hop isn’t your thing, by all means tune into this show for some of the whitest music you’ll ever hear. Tonight special duets episode features renditions of “Get Happy” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” But no covers of Will to Power? For shame, Gleeks. For shame. ANTICIPATION: WHITE!
NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME – 10:00PM (Comedy Central) The very funny Nick Swardson is the latest addition to Comedy Central’s roster of sketch comedy hosts. I’m hoping very much that his show is more Chappelle than Mencia, if you get my drift. Tonight’s premiere features a sketch about Lady Gaga’s brother, which is already funny. ANTICIPATION: HIGH!
PRIVATE CHEFS OF BEVERLY HILLS – 9:00PM (Food Network) The season premiere tonight has the chefs catering for the unveiling of Lorenzo Lamas’ new motorcycle. And my brain just exploded from typing that sentence. Lorenzo Lamas can afford catering? Lorenzo Lamas can afford a motorcycle? Who has a motorcycle unveiling? Will he christen it and smash a bottle of champagne against it? I’m just floored by all of it. ANTICIPATION: LAMAS!
DETROIT 187 – 10:00PM (ABC) Xzibit guest stars. YO DAWG WE HEARD YOU LIKE HIP HOP STARS SO WE PUT HIP HOP STARS IN YO URBAN COP DRAMA SO YOU CAN GET SOME HIP HOP WHILE YOU WATCH DEM COPS. ANTICIPATION: PIMPED!