Will Anderson become the new Oprah? Maury? Dr. Phil? Regis? Ellen?
Is Anderson Cooper the new Oprah? Anderson, the new syndicated daytime chat show from CNN’s news anchor, launches this week, filling the void left by Winfrey’s exit. See Cooper slip between political clout and fluff with this week’s guests: Amy Winehouse's parents, Snooki, Kathy Griffin, his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, Gerard Depardieu. At 1 pm on Fox or see local listings.
Next week watch out for debuts galore. Here are the other highlights this week:Monday, September 12
Gaga by Gaultier 8 pm on the CW
Lady Gaga chats with designer Jean Paul Gaultier at his Paris atelier about herself, her career - and her sense of fashion and over-the-top get-ups.
Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words at 9 pm on ABC
News special with previously unheard interviews with the former first lady about life in the White House with JFK. Diane Sawyer interviews Caroline Kennedy.
Detroit in Overdrive from 8-11 pm on Planet Green
Three episodes: “Reinventing the Motor City,” “Art Saves Detroit,” “It Takes a Village.” Warms my heart to see my hometown transform and resurrect from post-industrial decay: A Project Runway alum jumpstarts the garment district; Kid Rock hires for his beer label; an artist plans an exhibit about the homeless; a teen trumpet player dreams of a scholarship. Repeats Saturday night.
Tuesday, September 13
Ringer at 9 pm on the CW
Premiere of Ringer, as in dead ringer. (I know, she’s not Buffy anymore.) Fearing for her life after witnessing a murder, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Bridget flees to New York to her estranged twin Siobhan. When she vanishes, sis nabs her identity. Did vampires take twin #2 go?
POV at 10-11:30 pm on PBS
this episode of POV “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. A former member of the radical environmental group ELF
faces life in prison for arson against Oregon
timber companies. This award-winning documentary is also playing film festivals in the US and around the world.
Wednesday, September 14
Up All Night at 10 on NBC
Christina Applegate goes back to work and stay-at-husband Will Arnett cares for the kid. The talents of these two may elevate the cliché. Same goes for Free Agents with Hank Azaria debuts at 10:30 pm.
Kate Plus 8 at 9 on TLC. The Finale, finally!
Thursday, September 15
Prohibition at 9 pm on PBS
Sneak preview at the 3-part documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about the rise and fall of the 18th amendment and the havoc that banning liquor caused during the era. Premieres October 2-4.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at 10 pm on FX
Danny DeVito and friends return for the premiere of the seventh season.
Sex Diaries at 10 pm on OWN
Oprah’s channel goes for ratings after warm & fuzzy shows tank.
Friday, September 16
2011 ALMA Awards at 8 pm on NBC
Eva Longoria and George Lopez host the ALMA Awards, celebrating Latinos in television, film and music with performances including Demi Lovato y mucho mas.
Saturday, September 17
Hereafter at 8 pm on HBO
Matt Damon plays a factory worker who communicates with the dead, despite his best efforts to ignore the messages. Directed by Clint Eastwood, this supernatural drama also stars Bryce Dallas Howard.Sunday, September 18
63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at 8 pm on Fox
Glee’s Jane Lynch will be a rousing host on television’s big night. Will Mad Men and Modern Family win again? Will Steve Carell get a goodbye trophy? What upsets will happen? Who will give the silliest speeches? What will they wear? These and more questions - including the winners - will unfold with Sue Sylvester coaching us. And as usual everyone will whine it went on too long.