On TV this weekend
The Short List, 9 p.m., VH1 It may be the 10 Cutest Celebrity Babies, but it's not fair when Brangelina take up six of the spots.
Dangerous Encounters With Brady Barr, 9 p.m., NatGeo Barr sits in cage while a brown bear checks him out, thinking he's a lunch box. Meanwhile, a town is plagued by polar bears roaming the streets. Of course they are, now that all the glaciers are gone.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, 9 p.m., TLC Lavina has been a bridesmaid 15 times. That's going to be a heck of a wedding party.
College football, 8 p.m., ABC LSU and North Carolina is a pretty good match-up, but we're still waiting until Nebraska joins the Big 10 in 2011. Hey, they'll play Penn State, Michigan and Iowa every year. We'll take all of November off, please.
Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?, 9 p.m., Style On a very slow night, watch two best friends plan a double wedding, which they've wanted to do since they were kids. We know whose wedding it is, and it's certainly not the two grooms'.
SEASON FINALE Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, 9 p.m., VH1 Will he please just start dating Terrell Owens so we can cancel both those shows?
SEASON FINALE Samantha Brown's Asia, 8 p.m., Travel Having exhausted every country available, the next season of this show will be Samantha Brown's Oceania.
Leverage, 9 p.m., TNT See George Clooney's girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis in a guest spot for an episode about a hedge-fund manager the team needs to trick into thinking he committed murder. With Elisabetta there, are they trying to fool him into thinking he killed George Clooney?
SERIES PREMIERE All American Handyman, 9 p.m., HGTV Twenty handymen compete to see who has the best all-around construction skills to get their own TV show. Half of the contestants will call in saying they will be late to the set, while the other half will take three hours to do a one-hour show.
SERIES PREMIERE Mel B: It's a Scary World, 9 p.m., Style Why Melanie Brown is getting her own show three years after her Eddie Murphy drama is beyond us. She does look way hotter than her Scary Spice days, though.
SEASON PREMIERE Little People, Big World, 8 p.m., TLC Papa Matt recovers from his health problems and decides it's time to seize the day. Does that mean he'll quit getting DUI arrests?
CBS Fall Preview, 8:30 p.m., CBS Hmmm … sitcoms, courtroom shows and cop dramas. Glad to see CBS thinking outside the box.
SERIES PREMIERE Thintervention With Jackie Warner, 10 p.m., Bravo Jackie tries to take eight balls of spoiled cookie dough and turn them into da Vinci masterpieces. First step: Clear out the sugar. No more bon bons for you!
SERIES FINALE Obsessed, 11 p.m., A&E A man can't stand being around his kids because they are messy, and a girl can't stand to have anyone touch her because they have germs. They should do a crossover with the Hoarders folks.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org