William Shatner has been a lot of things during his acting career: Shakespearian characters, starship captain, cop, even himself.
Now he is adding a new title -- interviewer of people who shoot other people.
Last week, A&E aired a special in which Shatner interviewed the former DC sniper. Tonight, Shatner interviews Bernie Goetz, the NYC subway shooter from the 1980s. It's part of a new series on the Biography Channel called "Aftermath," airing at 10 p.m.
Why William Shatner, of all people, is conducting these interviews is beyond me, but it's a busy time for the Shat, who is also signed on to do the upcoming CBS sitcom, "$#!^ My Dad Says" (based on a popular Twitter feed).
Shatner has also kept rumors alive that he may make an appearance in a future "Star Trek" film for JJ Abrams, a' la Leonard Nimoy in the last "Trek" film, but I'd say the chances of that are highly remote.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: As my brother pointed out to me, tonight is the finale for "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 8 p.m.), and yet with a week to think about that, I still am paralyzed by overwhelming indifference. But a lot of other people seem to care who this chick will pick, so watch it if you must. It occupies all three hours of ABC tonight.
Fox has new episodes of "Lie To Me" and "The Good Guys" from 8-10 p.m.
On cable, after three episodes, TNT has announced it is already renewing the highly rated "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 10 p.m.) for a second season, along with renewals for "The Closer" (TNT, 9 p.m.) and "Leverage."
ABC Family has new episodes of "Secret Life of an American Teenager" at 8 p.m., followed by "Huge."
Finally, James May tries to build the world's biggest model airplane on "James May's Toy Stories" (BBC America, 10 p.m.) Let's hope he has better luck than he did last week with the model train set.