The Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of September 13, 2010

For months, Sunday night has been the only night so packed full of amazing television that you have to pick and choose what to watch and record. But this week, nearly every night is filling up, too. This week, all of your CW favorites—like “Gossip Girl” and “America’s Next Top Model” return with fresh episodes. Plus, we’ve got the season finales of “Bachelor Pad” and “Top Chef.” After the jump, previews and notes on this week’s must-see shows.

The Show: “Gossip Girl”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 9 p.m. (EST), The CW
Serena, Blair, and Chuck take Paris while Dan is back in New York dealing with the fact that he may be the father of Georgina’s baby. Good times! And I’m already lusting after Serena’s silver sequin blazer from the promo.

The Show: “Bachelor Pad”
Set Your DVR: Tonight, 8 p.m. (EST), ABC
It’s down to the three couples in the house for the finale of our new favorite show. The preview seems to imply that the contestants will have to choose between love or the $250,000. Juicy!

The Show: “Life Unexpected”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 9 p.m. (EST), The CW
We dug the first season of this show about a high school couple who gave up a baby for adoption, only to have her reappear 15 years later asking for emancipation because she was never actually adopted. So much so that we never questioned the genetic oddity of how two brunettes have a blond daughter.

The Show: “Top Chef D.C.”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
The final three chefs get “Top Chef” contestants from seasons past to help them with their final meals. Why no Sam Talbot?

The Show: “America’s Next Top Model”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 8 p.m. (EST), The CW
We’re already kind of intrigued by the girl with the 30-G boobs and the woman with the smallest waist ever on cycle 15 of “ANTM.” This next episode is an especially big deal because both Demi Lovato and Diana von Furstenberg are guest-starring. Stay tuned for “Hellcats.”

The Show: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Set Your DVR For: Thursday, 10 p.m. (EST), FX
This series about five friends who run Paddy’s Pub in Philadelphia has always been hilarious. In this episode, they tackle gay marriage. Hi, Danny DeVito.