Black TV Watch: Family Pets and Hip-Hop Vets

T.I. gets the kids a rabbit. Plus: RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan play soccer on late-night TV.



T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (Monday, 9 p.m. ET, VH1)

“I don’t play with poop.” —T.I.

“Listen. I’ve had pet after pet after pet after pet. Ask me how many pets I’ve got now. Zero. You know why? Because they die. You know why? Because this is the pet cemetery.” —T.I.

“There is a time to be born, there is a time to live and as we all see, Snowball, there is a time to die.” –T.I.

Highlights: When Tiny hosts a food and clothing drive at her nail shop, a man offers to give her a puppy if she’ll take a picture with him. This starts a pet craze in the Harris household. The kids do their best to show they’re responsible — washing the car, cleaning the house. And eventually, after the funeral of their hamster, Snowball, Tip comes home with a “dog” — actually it’s a rabbit, but who cares? It’s a pet.


Chrissy & Mr. Jones (Monday, 9:30 p.m. ET; VH1)