Sunday TV: MTV Video Music Awards, ‘Apocalypse’

Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Adele, right, are all slated to perform in another MTV Music Video Awards (MTV, 9 p.m.), an event where women will likely dominate – on stage as well as in the winners circle for the increasingly meaningless moonman statue.

The show is the main event with the performances, from the aforementioned roster as well as Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and Pitbull with Jessie J and Young the Giant. Also: Tony Bennett will sing a salute to the late Amy Winehouse.

There is no host for the 28th annual event, and after last year’s job by Chelsea Handler, they might actually be better off without one.

The thing most working against the show is the audience’s unfamiliarity with the nominated videos – the music clips that were once the network’s mainstays are now most often seen during the credits of their reality and scripted shows.

Their biggest hit, “Jersey Shore” (MTV, 8 p.m.) will get a pre-awards show showcase, more as a way to draw viewers to the live event from Los Angeles.

And after the last award has been given, MTV will show the pilot of a new series set to begin in January that purports to reflect those irrepressible hipsters in Brooklyn.

Actually, the good looking characters in  “I Just Want My Pants Back” (MTV, 11 p.m.) banter like sitcom stars and talk crude sex as if R.J. Berger was never cancelled.

Terrible weekend to be premiering a show that looks to be making fun of those who spend their time stocking up provisions for all manner of imagined impending disasters.

Those who took the movie “2012” too seriously or are still keeping up the fallout shelter in case of WWIII might be considered the next people to be entertainined or horrified by after hoarders.

But how will you feel watching “Livin’ for the Apocalypse” (TLC, 9 p.m.) while you’re sitting there drinking all that bottled water you overbought on Friday?

“Leverage” (TNT, 9 p.m.) reaches its fourth season finale in Dubai.

Walter Jr. plays a larger role in tonight’s “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

Johnny Galecki makes an appearance in “Entourage” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.. Patti Stanger makes a guest appearance on “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8 p.m.) features preseason action of New Orleans at Oakland.

Among the “what is life” questions at the heart of early episodes of “Curiosity” (Discovery, 8 p.m.), tonight’s inquiry comes a little late: “The Titanic – How did it Happen?” Next week: “Leonardo DiCaprio: What’s He Really Like?”

The trouble continues in Shreveport on a new “True Blood” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: W. Craig Fugate, head of the Federal Emergency management Agency, Rep. John Lewis. CBS: Retired Gen. Colin Powell. NBC: Fugate, former Gov. Jon Huntsman. CNN: Fugate. Fox News: Fugate, Rep. Ron Paul.

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