Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, August 29. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

The X Factor UK (AXS TV, 8 p.m.): It’s a time slot premiere for X Factor UK—episode two of its 13th season, by the way. And… that’s all we got. It’s X Factor UK. Your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor is surprised she was able to provide you with even this much information.


The Fosters (Freeform, 8 p.m.): Time for a summer finale, because summer is ending, and TV is coming back! Not that The Fosters isn’t TV, but… Hey, it chose to be on during the summer. So, in The Fosters’ summer finale, “Mariana continues to push herself to the point of exhaustion while Callie’s efforts to help others bring conflict and danger.” Uh oh, Mariana. We know how this story goes:

Odd Mom Out (Bravo, 10 p.m.): It’s an “Ode To Joy” in Odd Mom Out’s second season finale, with “Joy” referring to Molly Ringwald’s Joy Green, of course (Of course!): “At Brooke and Lex’s vow-renewal ceremony, Jill struggles with telling Brooke that her idol and wedding officiator, Joy Green, is actually a monster.” We’re sure Jill will figure out a way to tell Brooke the truth. She’ll probably tell the whole wedding the truth, honestly. Classic Jill, always remaining the odd mom out.


Premieres and finales

Fashion Police: The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (E!, 8 p.m.): By now, you know the deal. Only, VMAs edition.


The Making Of The Mob (AMC, 10 p.m.): Looks like the mob is no longer being made—at least not in Chicago. The Making Of The Mob ends its second, Chicago-style season tonight, and this is all well and good, but have you thought about how television (and life!) would be different if The Mob Doctor never got canceled? Your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor just so happens to think everything would be better if that were the world in which we lived, but she’s kind of on her own with that one. For some reason.

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV, 10 p.m.): The fact that this is part seven of “The Untold Stories” of Catfish: The TV Show makes us wonder why these couldn’t just be full, told episodes of Catfish: The TV Show? They’re told now! You’ve reached seven parts! Come on, MTV, get it together!


Yes, Catfish: The TV Show was the breaking point all along.

Regular coverage

WWE Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m.)

Streaming pick

The O.C., “The Escape” (Hulu/CW Seed): As everyone who knows what’s up knows, the truest way to say goodbye to the summer is with The O.C. Specifically, the episode of The O.C. in which Marissa Cooper overdoses in Tijuana (or “O.D.s in TJ,” as the kids say). So that’s what we have here.