Jenny’s TV Guide: Monday August 4

Monday marks the season finales of four shows. First up is the 2-hour finale of American Gladiators on NBC at 8/7c. Then at 10/9c is Nashville Star on NBC and Verminators on VH1. Finally, at 10:30/9:30c is one of my new favorites, Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Showtime.

Tonight is also the series premiere of several shows. First up is I Want to Work for Diddy on VH1 at 9/8c. It will track 13 finalists as they compete to land the job of a lifetime: assistant to hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Finalists will go through the ultimate job interview as each of the applicants will be challenged emotionally, physically and mentally to earn the coveted position. Whether they call him Diddy, Puffy or Mr. Combs, one lucky person will call this legend of hip-hop … “My Boss.”

Following that is New York Goes to Hollywood, also on VH1, at 10/9c. Having at long last conquered her quest for love, New York is ready to tackle her other life dream: superstardom. Don’t get it wrong — New York is already a star but she wants to be on the A-list — as a legit actress. To focus on her new mission, New York has to put her last conquest, Tailor Made, on the backburner as she tries to take on Tinsel Town. She’s moving out west to see if she can climb the Hollywood ladder. Question is, will she reach the stars or fall flat on her face?

Finally, at 10:30/9:30c on VH1, it’s the series premiere of Luke’s Parental Advisory. Over the years, Luther “Luke” Campbell has had many monikers including raunchiest man in Hip Hop, musical mastermind and even activist for constitutional rights. But he is best known as the hype man for 2 Live Crew, the bawdiest hip hop group of the late 1980’s/early 90’s, and pioneer of the modern music video featuring scantily clad girls. What people don’t know about Luke is that he is now a loving father, successful CEO and most surprising of all, faithful fiancee. “Luke’s Parental Advisory” follows the day-to-day adventures of Luke Campbell as he navigates fatherhood with two teenage children, while running his adult business Luke Entertainment Group and planning a wedding with his straight-laced lawyer fiancee Kristin. Although his life may look like he has surrendered to typical suburbia, Luke hasn’t changed completely. Whether it’s wedding cake shopping, giving a “birds and the bees” lecture to his son or casting dancers for his adult website, Luke Campbell is still as nasty as he wants to be.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*American Gladiators – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Nashville Star – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Secret Diary of a Call Girl – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*Verminators – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*I Want to Work for Diddy – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Luke’s Parental Advisory – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*New York Goes to Hollywood – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Baghdad High – HBO @ 9/8c (82-Minute Special)
  • *Special*Teen Choice Awards 2008 – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Charlie Jade – SciFi @ 3AM/2AMc (Monday night/Tuesday morning)
  • *New*Date My Ex – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*High School Musical – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paranormal State – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Saving Grace – TNT @ 10/9
  • *New*Take Home Nanny – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Closer – TNT @ 9/8
  • *New*The Middleman – ABC Family @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Mole – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Wanna Bet – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Weeds – Showtime @ 10/9c

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