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Monday on TV: Grown men are "Mama's Boys of the Bronx" on TLC

Published April 9, 2012 12:16 am
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TLC couldn't get people to watch a worthwhile show like "All-American Muslims." So it's back to junk like Mama's Boys of the Bronx (11 and 11:30 p.m., TLC), the latest in a long line of mind-numbing "reality" shows.

It follows five sort of "Jersey Shore"-ish men - many of them pushing 40 - who live at home with their mommies.

By the way, it's been 14 years since TLC became simply TLC, dropping The Learning Channel from its thoughts and programming.

Elsewhere on TV ...

How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barney and Quinn move in together.

Dancing With the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/C h. 4): The remaining couples perform.

The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch 5): Hopefuls from two of the teams compete in this "live" episode, which is tape-delayed in this time zone..

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): An extreme couponer's remains are found on the side of a road.

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz

Gossip Girl (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Serena decides to step out of the spotlight; Chuck asks Blair for advice.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (7 and 10 p.m., Travel): In the season premiere, Tony travels to Mozambique.

Two and a Half Men (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Walden tells his girlfriend he's going into business with his ex-wife.

House (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): A hockey fight leaves a young player collapsed on the ice.

Hart of Dixie (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Zoe isn't sure how she feels about her father's visit.

NewNowNext Awards 2012 (8 and 10:30 p.m., Logo): Kelly Osbourne hosts.

Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard (8 and 11 p.m., National Geographic Channel): The man who discovered the shipwreck fights to keep it from being looted.

Hotel Impossible (8 and 11 p.m., Travel): This is sort of the hotel version of "Kitchen Nightmares" - only the guy on this show, Anthony Melchiorri, is tough but he doesn't scraem like Gordon Ramsay. In the premiere, Melchiorri tries to help the family that owns a fading hotel in Mantauk, N.Y.

Mike & Molly (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mike and Molly are looking for somewhere to get married after Molly has confrontation with a priest.

Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Max reveals a shocking secret from his past.

Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4):

Smash (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): When the show's new star gets stuck in Cuba, Karen goes on.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): The girls' fathers try to end their feud.

Make It Or Break It (10 p.m., ABC Family): The team isn't happy about Coach Mac's training techniques.






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