The Amazing Race, 9pm on CBS
Not much to say about last night's episode. The challenges were not very exciting, and everyone being on the same flight from England to Ghana meant everyone was in the same boat. The spectacle of the contestants endeavoring to sell sunglasses to Ghanaians at the market was a little uncomfortable to watch. It's one thing for the contestants to have to take on a task that a local person does for a living, and showing them struggle with it, because that's just like a cross-cultural Dirty Jobs. But haggling and trying to get money out of them was touchier. In the end, "Gilmore Girls" Andie and Jenna were sent home, which means no more of their awkwardness to deal with.
Undercover Boss, 10pm on CBS
I'm a sucker for anything that tries to warm my heart, so shows like this and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are perfect for when I manage to catch them. When the CEO of a waterpark resort chain went undercover at some of her company's establishments, she had to scoop baby poo out of a swimming pool, wait tables, and check in guests at registration. Fairly boring in terms of watching her try to adjust to the demands of these jobs, but in the end she was extremely generous to the employees she encountered, offering them college tuition, flight school, paid time-off, and promotions aplenty. It was extremely affecting to see just how drastically people reacted to just getting a few extra hours off a week.
Sister Wives, 10pm on TLC
Kody and his