Monday TV: Dancing with Reality Stars

Given the success of “Tiger King” and the lingering stories about her first husband’s disappearance, the booking of Carole Baskin is a delicious addition to the 29th season of “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.), where other reality stars include “Cheer” coach Monica Aldana, Nev Schulman of “Catfish,”  Chrishell Stause of “Selling Sunset,” and Kaitlyn Bristowe of “The Bachelor.” 

Oh there are some actors — Justina Machado, Jesse Metcalf and Anne Heche — and the usual sports stars, NFL’s Charles Oakley and Vernon Davis, Olympic skater Johnny Weir, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, rapper Nelly, talk show host Jeannie Mai, and designated Disney star Skai Jackson. 

The real problem this season is the ouster of host Tom Bergeron; he’s been replaced by Tyra Banks of all people. And the judges panel has lost Len Goodman, who couldn’t travel during COVID; in his place is the overly familiar Derek Hough.

There’s nobody from politics involved in “Dancing” this season, perhaps thankfully, but the network makes up for it with a one-hour special “VOMO: Vote or Miss Out” (ABC, 10 p.m.), in which Kevin Hart and a host of stars encourage civic involvement. Among them: Scarlett Johansson, Jon Hamm, Tiffany Haddish and Will Ferrell. 

Jude Law stars in his second HBO series, after “The Young Pope,” with “The Third Day” (HBO, 9 pm.), in which he plays a London family man who rescues a girl and takes her to an unusual island. There are three different stories in the six-episode series, but they all interconnect.  

Two American teens make their way through life in a U.S. military base in Italy in the new series “We Are Who We Are” (HBO, 10 p.m.). Jack Dylan Grazer plays the world’s most annoying teen; Chloe Savigny is his gay mother who has become a squadron leader. The unusual series is from Luca Guadagnino of “Call Me By Your Name” fame.

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