What's On: A Supernanny Celebration
Teenage babysitters are one of the most-overlooked demographics in unemployment reports these days, but that doesn't mean they aren't suffering. Increasing lay-offs mean less date nights which means that your 15-year-old neighbor isn't saving up nearly enough cash for that Acutane treatment. But she, and all gig-less teens on your block, can rest easy tonight knowing that Jo Malone's primetime tutorial could give them the marketable skills that will make them indispensable to parents of bratty children in the future.
Supernanny [8 PM, ABC]
A two-hour doubleheader closes out the reality show's sixth season tonight. In the first hour, Jo helps a single mother, who is juggling school and a full-time job, to instill obedience in her children. In the second hour, Jo looks back on some of the nightmares she has experienced, including a difficult episode in which she had to help a mother adjust to life as a widow.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand [10 PM, Starz]
The second season of Starz's graphic Spartacus may be on hold while star Andy Whitfield undergoes treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but there are still new episodes of the first season to enjoy. In tonight's show, Batiatus (John Hannah) decides whether to sell injured Crixus (Manu Bennett) after buying a new team of slaves. Meanwhile, Ilithyia (Viva Bianca) tries to dump Spartacus (Whitfield) and attempts to persuade one of his new recruits to help get rid of the champion.
The Soup [10 PM, E!]
Now that Jay Leno is back behind the wheel of the Tonight Show and Conan O'Brien is embarking on his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, people are not speculating about who could be the next big network host in late night. But when Fox signs Coco or some other seismic event shakes up the after hours landscape, Joel McHale will be waiting in the wings. Watch the E! comedian-actor at work while he skewers pop culture characters in tonight's half-hour show.
St. Elmo's Fire [9 PM, TV Land]
Last Sunday, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy made surprise appearances at the 82nd Academy Awards during a tribute to writer-director John Hughes, and tonight we can revisit both actors at the height of their brat pack fame in Joel Schumacher's '85 film. As a idealistic yuppie couple, the pair struggle with life right before marriage, while Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Mare Winningham deal with normal challenges that college graduates face like unrequited crushes, coke addiction and drunken saxophone serenades.