Also on Monday: Slim Pickens Indeed

slim-pickens-9It’s true that the last Monday in August would have some slim pickings in terms of TV watching.

But on Turner Classic Movies it’s a full day of Slim Pickens, the popular Western character actor and former rodeo star. He’s featured in “Rocky Mountain” (6 a.m.), “The Story of Will Rogers” (7:45 a.m.), “Gun Brothers” (9:45 a.m.), “The Glory Guys” (11:30 a.m.), “Honeysuckle Rose” (1:30 p.m.), “The Getaway” (3:45 p.m.), “The Honkers” (6 p.m.), “An Eye for an Eye” (8 p.m.), “Blazing Saddles” (10 p.m.), “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” (11:45 p.m.), “Beyond the Poseidon Adventure” (2 a.m.) and “1941” (4 a.m.). What, no “Dr. Strangelove”?

The easiest target of the year for the “Fashion Police” (E!, 8 p.m.) is the annual MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 6 p.m.). Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes do the dissection.

Surprising how boring “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC, 8 p.m.) is. And it’s on four hours a week?

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.) is in Denver, its last stop before the finals.

The top eight perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“People on Earth” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) cope with a tragedy.

Tulip and Cassidy start to feel wary of their whole task on “Preacher” (AMC 9 p.m.).

A local girl goes missing on “Midnight, Texas” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Hooten and the Lady” (The CW, 9 p.m.) go to Cambodia.

The coupling continues on “Siesta Key” (MTV, 10 p.m.).

“I Hart Food” (Food, 10 p.m.) goes to Portland, Maine.

On “Heston’s Fantastical Food” (Cooking Channel, 10 p.m.), Heston Blumenthal tries to create the world’s largest hard boiled egg.

Ray J tries to create a new image for Bridget Kelly on “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Craig Robinson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gabriel Iglesias and Olivia Culpo impanel “To Tell the Truth” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A leader’s son tries to flee the compound on “Escaping Polygamy” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

Monday night baseball has Cleveland at Yankees (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

And first round play begins in the U.S. Open (ESPN, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Eric Dane, Kellie Pickler, Kim Kardashian West. The View: John Bodega, Raven-Symone (rerun). Harry Connick: Kelly Pickler, Nicole Byer (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Jane Fonda, Asia Kate Dillon (rerun). Wendy Williams: Theresa Caputo, AJ Gibson (rerun). The Real: Rep. Maxine Waters, NeNe Leakes (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Al Gore, Issa Rae, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Milo Ventimiglia, Jenny Slate, Lindsey Stirling (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Ashton Kutcher, Mario Batali, Liam Payne (rerun). Seth Meyers: Rob Lowe, Brad Paisley (rerun). James Corden: Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Alison Brie (rerun). Carson Daly: Morena Saccharin, Agnes Obel, Logan Browning (rerun). Trevor Noah: Neil deGrasse Tyson. Conan O’Brien: Sarah Silverman, Shawn Hatosy, Alt-J (rerun).


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