TV picks: Monday, May 21
“American Ninja Warrior”
REALITY. This ultimate obstacle course, imported from Japan, sets up its hurdles on the Las Vegas Strip, where everyday athletes attempt to prove themselves as “Ninja Warriors” — or at least the guys and gals most capable of jumping over odd objects and climbing through rope ladders.
Season premiere, 9 p.m., NBC
“I Cloned My Pet”
REALITY. People unwilling to say goodbye to dear departed Fido bypass the old adopt another pooch from a shelter route and go directly to the DNA wizards willing to replicate their pets.
10 p.m., TLC
“Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World”
SPECIAL. Heidi Klum and Kevin Frazier host this “battle” of international advertising. Come on, Madison Avenue — don’t let Don Draper down.
10 p.m., CBS
REALITY. The 19 finalists move into a Charlotte mansion, then perform with characters from “Sesame Street” to raise funds for a local hospital. Hopefully the frat boy bachelors learn a few things about manners from the Muppets while they’re at it.
9 p.m., ABC