Perhaps the biggest television happening of the week: Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” special, which will be airing Thursday night. However, her “fascinating” choices put us to sleep, so we’re going to go ahead and skip it. What will we be watching instead? This week’s best offerings are all a little nerdy, from Barack Obama appearing on “Mythbusters” to National Geographic’s Big Cat Week. After the jump, previews and details for our television picks this week.
The Show: “Big Cat Week”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 9 p.m. (EST), National Geographic
We here at The Frisky love cats. So we will totally be checking out Big Cat Week, when the National Geographic Channel airs tons of shows about them, starting tonight with “Big Cat Odyssey.”
The Show: “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”
Set Your DVR For: Tonight, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
Tabatha is the ultimate ice queen, from her frosted hair to her attitude. And it’s fun to watch her give it to salon owners straight. Tonight she takes on a salon that proudly features a stripper pole.
The Show: “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys”
Set Your DVR For: Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Sunday
It’s an age-old New York tradition—or at least for “Sex and the City” fans—the gay best friend. This reality series is all about them.
The Show: “Mythbusters”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Discovery
In perhaps the biggest guest-starring role ever, Barack Obama is on this week’s show, issuing a challenge to the dudes to revisit the case of Archimedes starting a fire using the sun’s rays off his shield.
The Show: “Hookers: Saved on the Strip”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Investigation Discovery
This series follows Annie Lobart, a 42-year-old former prostitute, who is on a mission to save the souls of all the hookers in Las Vegas. We will so be watching.
The Show: “Top Chef: All-Stars”
Set Your DVR For: Wednesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Bravo
Joe Jonas is a guest on this episode and challenges the chefs to create a snack for kids who are going to a sleepover at the Museum of Natural History. Back up—how do we get in on that overnight?