2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 8-10 p.m. on MTV: Kevin Hart hosts the 29th annual MTV VMAs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Performers include Taylor Swift, Green Day, and One Direction, and presenters include Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. [FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]
Stand Up to Cancer, 8-9 p.m. on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and other networks: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw are lined up to perform during this fundraiser for cancer research. Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, and Emma Stone are also slated to appear.
America’s Next Top Model, 8-9 p.m. on The CW: In Cycle 19 — ANTM’s “College Edition” — 13 modeltestants currently enrolled in college or university smize-off for the grand prize of a fashion feature in Nylon Magazine, $100,000 cash, campaigns with Nine West and Smashbox Cosmetics, and a modeling contract with LA/NY Models. The lucky winner will also become the face of Dream Come True, America’s Next Top Model’s new perfume.
In this week’s episode, one model refuses to take off her clothes when the girls pose in the buff.
Oh Sit!, 8-9 p.m. on The CW:In this “high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition,” 12 contestants navigate five physically demanding obstacle course-style eliminations to claim a chair — all to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, one contestant leaves with a cash prize. Jamie Kennedy and Jessi Cruickshank host, with Tanika Ray providing commentary from the sidelines. This episode’s musical guest is Eva Simons.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 10-10:30 p.m. on TLC: The Honey Boo Boo ridiculousness continues in the all-new “Shh! It’s a Wig.”
Top Chef Masters, 10-11 p.m. on Bravo: The famous chefs step into the boxing ring and serve up cuisine in culinary matches in “Culinary Knock Out.”
Bachelor Pad, 8-10 p.m. on ABC: Twenty individuals — 15 castoffs from TheBachelor andThe Bachelorette and five super fans — live together and compete for $250,000 on Season 3 of this guilty pleasure hit. During the seventh week, the remaining contestants face off in a high-pressure trivia challenge and a karaoke competition.
FINALE! Hotel Hell, 8-10 p.m. on FOX: Gordon Ramsay helps two hotels — one in Pennsylvania and one in Idaho — clean up their acts.
The L.A. Complex, 8-9 p.m. on The CW:Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) receives life-changing news; Raquel (Jewel Staite) reaches her breaking point; a handsome stranger sweeps Abby (Cassie Steele) off of her feet; and Kal (Andra Fuller) meets his match — all in “Stay.”