Therapists need more help than they offer
MORE FEATURES CRITIC'S CHOICE SERIES NOTES LATE NIGHT BY KEVIN McDONOUGH
The doctors' creed, "first, do no harm," should apply to their reputations as well. The new Bravo series "LA Shrinks" (10 p.m., TV-14) puts three glossy, photogenic therapists on the couch as they discuss their career and relationship woes with their own analysts.
Don't go looking for the measured approach of Dr. Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) on "The Sopranos." These "healers" appear to have gone to medical school by way of "The Real Housewives" franchise. Look for a lot of screaming, spilled chardonnay and a Niagara of bleeped-out obscenities. "Shrinks" proves that, on Bravo, it doesn't matter how many advanced degrees you have earned. Once the cameras start rolling, everybody has the emotional maturity of a toddler and the vocabulary of an emotionally disturbed hairdresser. Enjoy.
n Speaking of expanding vocabularies, tonight's "Switched at Birth" (8 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14) becomes the first TV drama in history to be enacted almost entirely in American Sign Language.
In tonight's episode, Daphne leads a student demonstration to protest the planned closing of the Carlton School for the Deaf. The story is loosely based on protests at Gallaudet University in 1988, a milestone in the history of the deaf community that was an assertion of identity and pride.
n "World of Jenks" (11 p.m., MTV, TV-14) follows three young people overcoming personal obstacles.
n Viewers hoping to catch up on unseen episodes of "Breaking Bad" (11 p.m. and midnight, Sundance, TV-14) can now catch back-to-back repeats, airing in order every Monday night on Sundance.
An African civil war victim comes home on "Bones" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
A video game company seems to be at the center of otherwise unrelated fatalities on "Continuum" (8 p.m., Syfy, TV-14).
God makes Abraham an offer he can't refuse in the first installment of the miniseries "The Bible" (8 p.m., r, Lifetime), which aired Sunday night on the History Channel.
Before "The American President," "Sports Night," "The West Wing" and "The Social Network," Aaron Sorkin wrote the Broadway drama "A Few Good Men" (8 p.m., AMC), adapted for the screen in 1992.
Carroll wants a change of scenery on "The Following" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
Bobby plots revenge on "Dallas" (9 p.m., TNT, TV-14).
"First Ladies: Influence & Image" (9 p.m., C-SPAN) profiles Abigail Adams.
Robert's suspicions grow on "Deception" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
Castle becomes a murder suspect on "Castle" (10 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG).
A Jamaican inn needs help on "Hotel Impossible" (10 p.m., Travel, TV-PG).
An elderly hospital employee falls under scrutiny on "Monday Mornings" (10 p.m., TNT, TV-14).
New technology and challenged assumptions on "Bang Goes the Theory" (10:20 p.m., BBC America, TV-PG).
A tortured officer (Marlon Brando) harbors longings in the 1967 melodrama "Reflections in a Golden Eye" (6 p.m., TCM), co-starring Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Keith.
Barney's airtight prenup inspires envy on "How I Met Your Mother" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Makeovers on "The Biggest Loser" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) ... The women tell all on "The Bachelor" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14) ... A school tradition offers cover for a night in the city on "The Carrie Diaries" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... Jeff and Audrey try to keep their cool reputations on "Rules of Engagement" (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
A business crisis on "2 Broke Girls" (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Liam can't multitask on "90210" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) ... Wedding photos don't develop well on "Mike & Molly" (9:30 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Chin's kidnapper hides him among convicts on "Hawaii Five-0" (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
Paul Rudd is scheduled on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (11 p.m., Comedy Central) ... Jane Lynch, Justin Chon and Sarah Darling appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS) ... Chris Franjola, Nico Santos, Jen Kirkman and Ross Mathews are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!) ... Kirk Bloodsworth sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
Bruce Willis, Kate Upton and Little Big Town appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r) ... Jay Leno welcomes Seth MacFarlane, Jenna Elfman and Norah Jones on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC, r) ... Ben Hoffman and Sean Rowe appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
Jude Law, Mike Tyson and Bad Religion visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (11:35 p.m., NBC, r) ... Craig Ferguson hosts Katheryn Winnick on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).