Tuesday TV: Supernanny, American Style

It makes no sense, in the current economy, to farm out TV nanny jobs to the Brits.

Hence the new series “America’s Supernanny” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) features a no-nonsense lady from Virginia, Deborah Tillman. In her first assignment, she encounters one of those out of control families where the littlest boy hits and spits everyone, the little girl can’t stand separation, and an older girl is merely ignored. Mom’s at her wit’s end, and dad has mentally checked out. Tillman sets them straight, but it’s not easy.

It accompanies a new season for “One Born Every Minute” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.), which concentrates on the patients in a Columbus, Ohio maternity ward. It looks edited to play up the drama, but there was nothing artificial about the fight that breaks out between two testy grandmothers.

Models walk in underwear and they try not to make it look sleazy on the annual “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (CBS, 10 p.m.) where performers include Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Maroon 5.

If you were ever curious about how teeth brushing began, or the uninown things about riding an elevator or bus, you may want to watch the two hour special “Epic History of Everyday Things” (History, 9 p.m.).

The sixth season starts for “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” (Oxygen, 10 p.m.), a third baby is about to be born into the exploitation of reality TV. You can also see Tori Spelling tonight in the 2003 Dickens-ripoff TV movie, “A Carol Christmas” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.) with William Shatner.

Other holiday fare tonight includes the annual replay of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (CBS, 8 p.m.), the recent TV movie movie “A Christmas Wedding Tail” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) and, er, “Valentine’s Day” (HBO2, 7:15 p.m.).

“Soctt Turow’s Innocent” (TNT, 9 p.m.), billed as a sequel to the Harrison Ford film “Presumed Innocent,” inaugurates a new mystery movie night. Bill Pullman stars as the judge accused of murdering his wife, played by Marcia Gay Harden.

It’s makeover night on “Biggest Loser” (NBC, 8 p.m.). The makeup and wardrobe make their transformations seem even more drastic.

The student election is rigged on “Glee” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

The premiere of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” (E!, 10 p.m.) drew 3.4 million on Sunday.

The 2011 Soul Train Awards (BET, 8 p.m.) gets a replay.

Robert Osborne returns from a three-month break to program films on Turner Classic Movies and he picks “Mother Wore Tights” (8 p.m.), “The Matchmaker” (10 p.m.), “Tea for Two” (midnight) and “Captain Blood” (2 a.m.).

College basketball includes Illinois at Maryland (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.), Miami at Purdue (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Duke at Ohio State (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.). In NHL action, it’s Penguins at Rangers (Versus, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Betty White, Molly Sims, Cobra Starship featuring Sabi, Neil Patrick Harris. The View: Richard Lewis, Mary J. Blige. The Talk: Regis Philbin, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Ellen DeGeneres: Alison Sweeney, Usher, David Guetta. Wendy Williams: Cyndi Lauper, Michael Lomanaco. Rosie O’Donnell: Phyllis Diller (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Johnny Depp, Foster the People (rerun). Jay Leno: Kathy Bates, Jay Mohr, Switchfoot. Jimmy Kimmel: Shaquille O’Neal, Julia Jones, David Guetta featuring Usher. Jimmy Fallon: Jesse Eisenberg, the Dodos, Neko Case. Craig Ferguson: Margaret Cho, Michael Connelly, Tom Lennon. Tavis Smiley: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Bob Knowling. Carson Daly: Wil Willis, Eriberto & Estevan Oriol, Trentmoller (rerun). Jon Stewart: Betty White. Stephen Colbert: Tinariwen. Conan O’Brien: Nathan Fillion, Angela Kinsey, Morrissey. Chelsea Handler: Jaime Pressly, Mo Mandel, Sarah Colonna, Ross Mathews..

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