By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
"Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" debut, 9 p.m., NBC. The oft-nasty "Meet My Folks" series takes a welcome detour. Over the next five Mondays, we'll see Don Mueller's four kids choose someone who might become their stepmother. With the wrong family, this show could have been dreadful. The Muellers, however, are an upbeat and photogenic bunch. Don, who is 48 and has been divorced for 13 years, has a mass-marketing business in Cincinnati. His kids (plus a son-in-law and grandchild) seem like a bright and attractive bunch. The women who volunteer for the show are also appealing. For now, at least, it's a fun exercise.
"For Love or Money 2," 8 p.m., NBC. Last week, bachelor Rob Campos chose Erin Brodie, 30, who is bright, beautiful, and maybe athletic (her dad is former football great John Brodie). She rejected him, took the $1 million prize, and decided to gamble it all on this sequel. Tonight, she starts sifting through 15 guys. If the final one chooses her instead of the $1 million, she'll get a $2 million prize. If not, she leaves with nothing except memories of a rather strange summer.
"High Fidelity" (2000), 5 p.m., Comedy Central. Here's a film many critics loved. John Cusack plays a record-store owner reviewing his sorry romances.
"Going For Broke," 6 & 8 p.m., Lifetime. Delta Burke stars in a true-life tragedy of a woman addicted to gambling.
"Life With Bonnie," 7 p.m., ABC. In the first rerun, a guy who performs magic tricks visits the show. In the second, David Duchovny returns to his hilarious role as a TV weatherman. In the third, Bonnie tries to help her colleague get his high-school equivalency diploma. In the fourth, she dreams of life with Tom Hanks.
"History Detectives" debut, 8 p.m., PBS. Here's a fresh series that could appeal to the "Antiques Roadshow" crowd. Modern people seek the stories behind old objects, legends and rumors.
"Everybody Loves Raymond," 8 p.m., CBS. In a terrific rerun, Ray tries to write a practice eulogy for his dad. The result is hilarious.