Worth Watching: Aug. 20-26

Queer TV you can always see:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday-Friday, 3 p. m. on NBC.

The Rachel Maddow Show Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. on MSNBC.

FRIDAY The Real L Word The ladies head to Palm Springs for the Dinah Shore golf event in the season finale. 9 p.m. on Showtime.

SATURDAY Black, White + Gray A documentary about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and his relationship with art collector Sam Wagstaff. 8 p.m. on Logo.

The Beautiful People Gay character Simon decides to revamp the family garden. 10 p.m. on Logo.

The Jaquie Brown Diaries Jaquie has to get in shape for a New Zealand ad campaign. 10:30 p.m. on Logo.

The Wanda Sykes Show The out comedian hosts this repeat of her weekly talk show. 11 p.m. on Fox. SUNDAY Drop Dead Diva Comedian Margaret Cho co-stars in a new episode of this dramady. 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

Mambo Italiano A romantic comedy about a gay man whose parents still try to play matchmaker — even after he moves in with his boyfriend. 10 p.m. on Logo.

MONDAY How I Met Your Mother Out actor Neil Patrick Harris stars in this repeat. 8 p.m. on CBS.

RuPaul’s Drag U The queens teach women how to flirt. Taylor Dane guest judges. 9 p.m. on Logo.

Desperately Seeking Susan Madonna and Patricia Arquette star in the 1980s classic film. 9 p.m. on IFC.

Miss Universe Pageant Lots of evening gowns. Pretty. 9 p.m. on NBC.

TUESDAY Glee Repeats of this musical comedy. 8 and 9 p.m. on Fox.

America’s Got Talent Twelve acts try to perform into the top 10. 9 p.m. on NBC.

Flipping Out Out house-flipper Jeff Lewis stars in this reality show. 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Hair Battle Spectacular Look for out judge Derek J. 10 p.m. on the Oxygen Network.

Rachel Zoe Project Look for out assistant Brad in the fashion-based reality series. 10 p.m. on Bravo.

Strangers With Candy The irreverent comedy series starring Amy Sedaris. 10 p.m. on Logo.

WEDNESDAY America’s Next Top Model A repeat of the reality competition featuring out fashion experts Miss J. Alexander and Jay Hernandez. 8 p.m. on CW.

America’s Got Talent Four acts are selected to advance. 9 p.m. on NBC.

Modern Family Look for out characters Mitchell and Cameron in this repeat. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Top Chef: Washington, D.C. A better-than-average cooking competition show. 10 p.m. on Bravo.

The Real World: New Orleans Look for gay cast member Preston. 10 p.m. on MTV.

THURSDAY Project Runway Openly gay Tim Gunn hosts this reality fashion competition. 9 p.m. on Lifetime. n