Monday TV: Death on the Taconic

The most chillingly deadly motor vehicle accident in New York State occurred two years ago this week on the Taconic State Parkway, when Diane Schuler, described by many as a “supermom” who strove for perfection, drove her minivan from upstate New York two miles south into oncoming traffic of the Northbound lane.

Eventually she hit an oncoming SUV, killing herself and seven others including five young children – her son, daughter and three nieces.

A toxology report found a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit and traces of THC, the active drug in marijuana. Few could square the behavior with the woman they knew; her husband straight up denied she was reckless.

For the film “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane” (HBO, 9 p.m.), filmmeker Liz Garbus, who just turned out the fascinating “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” looks deeper in the case than previous reports, unveiling a possible history of pain and childhood loss that could have come to the fore.

It took some quick work, but there’s a one hour retrospective “BIO Remembers Amy Winehouse” (Bio, 10p.m.) looking back a the troubled life of the powerhouse singer and Grammy winner who died over the weekend at 27.

The three dudes left on “The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.), Ben, J.P. and Constantine, get a trip to Fiji and with it a pass possibly to the fantasy suite. (Guys usually don’t deliberate too much before saying yes). There is a hint that a “surprise visitor” comes back, but if it is Bentley, it’s time to write off this show (and its enabling producers who tipped him off where she’d be).

If it seems like “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) is on every night, it’s because half the time, they’re reruns. Like tonight, a replay of last week’s results show.

I wonder why “The A List: New York” (Logo, 10 p.m.) is back with a new season. The off-putting cast, led by Reichen Lehmkuhl, makes “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” look like “19 Kids and Counting.” It comes alongside an episode of “RuPal’s Drag Race” (Logo, 9 p.m.) where the guest judge is Charo. Now that’s more like it.

A lot of the people on “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (ABC, 10 p.m.) are almost 500 pounds. But tonight’s season finale subject is only 445.

I was cleaning out my house recently while watching “Hoarders” (A&E, 9 p.m.). It as not helpful. Tonight, a man collects paper (like newspaper?).

“Hitler’s Suicide Ship” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) describes the action of the Admiral Graf Spee, blown up by its own captain. It’s followed by the story of Nazi-hunters in “Gestapo Chef” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) and “Hunting Hitler’s Generals” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.). And you thought the History channel used to be called the Hitler Channel.

Ernie Hudson guest strs on “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT, 10 p.m.); Lindsay Wagner pops up in “Warehouse 13” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

I can name the funny Will Ferrell films on one hand. One of them is “Step Brothers” (FX, 8 p.m.).

One of the surprising things about “Surprise Homecoming” (TLC, 10 p.m.) is having Billy Ray Cyrus be part of it all.

On a new episode of “The Closer” (TNT, 9 p.m.), Detectives Flynn and Provenza try to make money serving court papers.

As if to demonstrate the idea of “Pay it Forward” (TV Guide Network, 8 and 10 p.m.), they play it twice.

Cathy meets a fellow patient (Hugh Dancy) on the way to the pawn shop on a new “The Big C” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.).

Summer reunions are usually pretty nice except among groups like “The Real Housewives of New York” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Don’t know exactly how “Single Ladies” (VH1, 9 p.m.) got picked up for a second season. Maybe because they’re not married.

The theme is justice, or the lack of it, on Turner Classic Movies with “I Accuse!” (8 p.m.), “The Ox-Bow Incident” (10 p.m.), “They Won’t Forget” (11:30 p.m.), “A Soldier’s Story” (1:15 a.m.) “Fury” (3 a.m.) and “They Made Me a Fugitive” (4:45 a.m.).

Pirates at Braves (ESPN, 7 p.m.) gets a national audience. Otherwise it’s Royals at Red Sox (NESN, 7 p.m.), Mariners at Yankees (YES, 7 p.m.) and Mets at Reds (SNY, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Regis and Kelly: Heidi Klum, Jayma Mays, Neil Patrick Harris. Gayle King: Giada De Laurentiis. The View: Crystal Harris. The Talk: Megan Mullally. Ellen DeGeneres: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Michael Grimm rerun). Wendy Williams: Cast of “The Game” (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Brian Williams, Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band. Jay Leno: Jessica Alba, Sue Johanson, Gomez. Jimmy Kimmel: Jon favreau, Rutledge Wood, Big Talk. Jimmy Fallon: Don Cheadle, Zach Braff, the Amazing Kreskin, Ray Davies. Craig Ferguson: Don Rickles, Matt Smith. Tavis Smiley: Anna Deavere Smith, J.J. Abrams (rerun). Carson Daly: Rob Ribble, Hugo, the Greenhornes (rerun). Jon Stewart: Neil Patrick Harris. Stephen Colbert: Brian Cox. Conan O’Brien: Emma Stone, Jon Benjamin, K.T. Tunstall. George Lopez: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Amir Khan, performance from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Chelsea Handler: Joe Manganiello, Michael Yo, Jen Kirkman, Ross Mathews.

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