08/28/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT
Real Time with Bill Maher
(HBO, Aug. 25, 11 p.m. ET) A new season of satire and commentary from a man who just never seems content with this happy world.
(Animal Planet, Aug. 25, 8 p.m. ET) Finale of the epic saga about a colony of mongooses—The Forsyte Saga
with light brown fur. A second installment starts in the fall.
Teen Choice 2006 (FOX, Aug. 20, 8 p.m. ET) Jessica Simpson
and Dane Cook are the hosts, and Rihanna
will sing—ooh, and Jessica's ex, Nick Lachey
, is a nominee. Star fight?!
(USA, Aug. 25, 10 p.m. ET) Season finale for the detective series that happens to be one of cable's summer hits. Same night: season finale for Emmy-nominated Monk
(NBC, Aug. 21, 9 p.m. ET) Wrap-up for the reality adventure show with clues buried in American history.