Gay TV on a Tuesday Night: ‘Flipping’ Out Finale

By: Brodie

Enjoy a late dinner or take an early-evening walk around the neighborhood before turning on the television tonight. Tuesday's premium programming doesn't even take off till 9 p.m. But once it gets going, gay TV characters and some of our favorite stars go big, with the season finale of Flipping Out (will there be a fourth season?) and a bevy of beautiful guests in a sea of late-night shows worth staying up for. Enjoy another night of fine and fun (and OK, even a little fierce) gay TV.

The reality competition that brings in all the cheers and jeers, Dancing With the Stars, is a must-watch for any Michael Jackson fans. Tonight's episode sees the professional DWTS dancers performing to a medley of MJ's songs in tribute. Maks, or Maksim Chmerkovskiy, may be gone, but the show must go on! Check out last year's tribute to Thriller featuring Omarion

Then on Bravo at 10, buckle up for the bananas (oops, wrong catchphrase!) season finale of Flipping Out. After a season of butting heads with associate Ryan, will Jeff Lewis be able to smooth out the drama and keep his business partner around? And in a bizarre B plot: Is Jenny having Jeff's baby? Oy!

Meanwhile, the same hour on Oxygen, it's a new Naughty Kitchen. Our favorite gay sidekicks, Curtis and Sam, have their hands full tonight. Curtis looks to reconnect with Emily after she got canned and Sam charmingly hosts a cook-off.

After your local news or, if you're lame like me, tragic 10th viewing of whatever Friends episode is playing in syndication, check in with the late-night couches, where you can take your pick of beautiful stars and domestic goddesses. First up on that schedule, on NBC’s suffocating nightly Jay Leno Show, there’s the domestic diva and queen of fine living herself, Martha Stewart. Then catch Sex and the City's Charlotte, Kristin Davis, on Late Show With David Letterman on CBS. But flip to NBC to catch Conan O'Brien’s Tonight Show at 11:35 on NBC or you'll miss hunky Mad Men star Jon Hamm and a musical performance by pop-rockers Cobra Starship featuring nouveau soul starlet Estelle. Worth mentioning for true TV fans is Ted Danson's appearance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, but fans of indie rock will definitely not want to miss the Sounds rocking out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and actually, with the amazing Ed Norton on, why not stay for the whole show?

Here's the Sounds performing "Queen of Apology" in Finland last year:

Tell us: What Tuesday TV has taken you under its spell? Who are you rooting for on DWTS?

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