TV picks: Monday, July 23

Gay rights activist Vito Russo is the subject of the documentary "Vito.”

“Vito”
DOCUMENTARY. Vito Russo was a force, and not just as an author — “The Celluloid Closet,” his study on gay images in film, is a pioneering work — and outspoken gay rights activist, co-founding GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power). This moving documentary chronicling Russo’s life also reveals an incredibly charismatic and caring man who lived what he believed, placing himself at the center of the gay rights movement right up to his death in 1990.
Premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

“Bachelor Pad”
REALITY. What can be more scandalous than 15 former contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” reuniting under one roof with free reign of the hot tub? Five “super fans” joining them in this quest for “love.”
Season premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

“I’m Having Their Baby”
REALITY. This six-part series documents the adoption process — from the heart-wrenching decisions the birth mothers have made, to meeting the potential adoptive parents, to the birth.
Series premiere, 11 p.m., Oxygen

“Alphas”
DRAMA. The team of ordinary people with superhuman powers reunites to fight the bad guys under the U.S. Department of Defense and attempt to prove they’re nothing like the X-Men.
Season premiere, 10 p.m., Syfy



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