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What to Watch Thursday: Wilfred Bow-Wows Out, Rookie Blue Terror, NFL Kicks Off and More

September 6, 2013 Leave a comment
 WilfredOn TV this Thursday: Wilfred closes the doggy door on another season, a Rookie dodges bullets (and maybe catches one?), Project Runway sweats it out and the NFL puts the pigskin in play once more.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Stefan and Damon attempt to turn Elena’s humanity back on by bombarding her with emotion at prom. (A+ for effort, guys, but…)

8:30 pm Sunday Night Football (NBC) | Season 27 premiere: The Baltimore Ravens go up against the Denver Broncos in Colorado in the season opener.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The remaining designers put the “sweat” in sweatshop by competing in field-day events for extra work time and then creating performance wear for Heidi Klum’s New Balance line. Michael Kors returns as guest judge.

9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | James now knows what Michael really is up to. Uh-oh….

9 pm Tamar & Vince (We tv) | Season 2 premiere: Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert prep for the arrival of their first child and Tamar’s new album.

10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Star Gregory Smith directs this episode, in which the officers of 15 Division realize they’re being targeted by someone out for revenge, and Oliver has what the show’s official synopsis calls a “gut-wrenching, life-changing moment.”

10 pm Luther (BBC America) | Luther thinks a vigilante killer may be behind three recent deaths.

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Season finale: Jenna bars Ryan from seeing Wilfred when he needs him most. (Not yet renewed.)

What to Watch Tonight: Mary Tyler Moore Reunion in Cleveland, Futurama’s Big Finish and More

September 5, 2013 Leave a comment
 Hot in ClevelandOn TV this Wednesday: It’s Moore the merrier on the Hot in Cleveland season finale, Luther has a hot date, It’s Always Sunny and The League get going again and Futurama lives galactically ever after. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (Cartoon Network) | It’s up to Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin to stop the Dark Side before the galaxy is inundated with clones of Jek 14 (who is, of course, himself a clone).

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Midseason finale: In the conclusion of a two-parter, Mel poses as Joe’s wife when she meets his mother (played by guest star Faith Prince, Spin City), sister (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Retired at 35) and grandmother (Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond). By the end, thanks to grandma’s meddling, Mel and Joe are very confused about their relationship…

8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Midseason finale: Emma’s mother’s reappearance could cause trouble for Ben. Lacey Chabert (Party of Five) returns as Dr. Amy Shaw.

9 pm Luther (BBC America) | Special time: Luther’s date with Mary is interrupted by another murder.

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Jeremiah comes to a disturbing realization when Shelby asks about Hank’s use of pain meds; political mudslinging calls Evan and Paige’s relationship into question.

10 pm Surviving Evil (Investigation Discovery) | A serial killer abducts a suicidal teen at gunpoint.

10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Back-to-back episodes: The comedy hosts a Mary Tyler Moore reunion when Elka and Mamie get members of their bowling team — played by Moore and former co-stars Cloris Leachman and Valerie Harper — together at a restaurant. (Hollywood vet George Hamilton and Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson also guest-star.) Then, in the season finale at 10:30, Victoria’s wedding to the incarcerated Emmet is nigh, and Elka helps Joy reunite with her child’s father (played by The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson), whom she hasn’t seen in 32 years. (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Futurama (Comedy Central) | Series finale: Fry asks Leela to marry him, and they face their IASIP_ep901_sc1_0289destiny together as the professor’s latest invention alters the fabric of time.

10 pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) | Season 9 premiere, new network: When the guys finally break Dee, her new sense of self-loathing has an unexpected effect on her stand-up career. (Find FXX on your TV.)

10:30 pm The League (FXX) | Season 5 premiere, new network: The gang travels to Los Angeles for Andre and Trixie’s destination wedding. (Find FXX.)

What to Watch Tuesday: Y&R Honors Kay, Luther Is Back, Jon Stewart Returns to Daily Duty & More

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment
 Young and the Restless Kay Chancellor FateOn TV this Tuesday: The Young and the Restless remembers a great lady (and the woman she played), Luther is back on the beat, Jon Stewart reclaims his Daily Show throne and one of Lisa Kudrow’s Friends makes a Therapy appointment. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

Check local listings The Young and the Restless (CBS) | The daytime staple honors its grande dame Jeanne Cooper (who passed away in May) with the first episode of a two-part memorial service for her character Katherine Chancellor. Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen (Psych) returns as Father Todd, who presides over the event, while Lauralee Bell, Tricia Cast, Adrienne Frantz and Michael Damian are among the past cast members on hand for the tribute.

8 pm Extreme Weight Loss (ABC) | Season finale: Chris helps an obese police officer who must pass a fitness test in order to keep his job. (Yep, renewed.)

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | It’s down to Jasmine, Amy, Aaron and Fik-Shun. Get those voting fingers ready, America!

8 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) | Nikita star Maggie Q joins the improv troupe for the evening.

9 pm The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) | Midseason finale: Jeffrey finally tells his parents that he is gay; Hanna accidentally reveals to Benny that Tony is his father.

9 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie convinces Teo to turn on one of his own, in the hopes of bringing Henry down.

10 pm Luther (BBC America) | Season 3 premiere: Detective Chief Inspector John Luther is back, and he’s got his hands full with a murder with similarities to a cold case from the ’80s, a dead scourge of the Internet and a new love interest.

10 pm Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO) | Season finale: As the pre-season draws to a close and the team preps to face the Indianapolis Colts, the coaches get ready to make final roster cuts. (Already renewed.)

11 pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) | Daddy’s home! Stewart returns to the satirical news show after a summer abroad.

11 pm Web Therapy (Showtime) | Friends reunion alert: Matt LeBlanc guest-stars as Nick Jericho, a gambler who’s a new client of Fiona’s.

What to Watch: Sunday

September 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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6 am – 3 pm Arrested Development (IFC) | If you weren’t crazy about the Netflix episodes, may we suggest some original flavor Bluths this weekend? (Also airs Monday, 6:15 am – 5:15 pm.)

6 am – 6 am Monday House (Cloo) | The cranky doctor is in.

7 am – Noon Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning (History) | It turns out the legendary families are still squabbling in this reality series.

11 am – 2 am Monday Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network) | We told you there was more L&O!

1 – 6 pm Property Virgins (HGTV) | We see what you did there, including the word “virgins.” Nice try, HGTV.

1 – 10 pm Ray Donovan (Showtime) | Catch up on the first nine episodes of the new Showtime series.

4 – 11 pm Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN) | Queen O gives us an update on Hanson, Molly Ringwald, Columbine survivors, Mary Jo Buttafuoco and other memorable guests

8 pm – 1:50 am Tuesday The Bond Collection (Encore) | Bond, James Bond — all weekend long.

What to Watch Friday: Continuum Times Out, James Denton Gets Foreclosed and More

August 31, 2013 Leave a comment
 ContinuumOn TV this Friday: Continuum‘s finale determines the future, Cracked creates a Law & Order/ER hybrid, Top Models come out smelling like roses and a Desperate husband has extreme homeowner woes in Foreclosed. Here are seven shows to keep on your radar.

8 pm Foreclosed (Lifetime Movie Network) | When Jake (Desperate Housewives‘ James Denton) and Allison (Switched at Birth‘s Marlee Matlin) buy a foreclosed property in this made-for-TV pic, the house’s former owner (Ghost Whisperer‘s Jamie Kennedy) turns murderous in his attempts to retake his home.

9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | The models’ acting skills are tested (always a good time) when they shoot a fragrance commercial with a role-reversing twist.

9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: Wo Fat returns as the team is tailed by a talk-show host (The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler) and her crew.

10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Season finale: Kiera confronts Alec while he’s finding out who Escher is. Will Alec change time to save the future? (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Cracked (Reelz) | Series premiere: This Canadian series – a blend of police procedural and medical drama – stars Stefanie von Pfetten as a psychiatrist who partners with the police department’s Psych Crimes Unit. Brooke Nevin (Breakout Kings), David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) and Dayo Ade (The L.A. Complex) co-star.

10 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Comedienne (and, um, Friend of Matt Damon) Sarah Silverman, Adam DeVine (Workaholics) and Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) mess around with the guys.

11 pm Jon Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) | Missing the Daily Show fill-in host already? Watch him host sets by the very funny Dan Soder (Red Eye), Ron Funches (New Girl) and Mark Forward (The Rocker).

What to Watch Thursday: Big Bang Babe Rocks Runway, Game Night and Motive Finales and More

August 30, 2013 Leave a comment
 Project RunwayOn TV this Thursday: Kaley Cuoco hits the Runway, Hollywood Game Night puts an end to its charade(s), Motive wraps with back-to-back cases and a Rookie Blue snafu sends officers scrambling. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Motive (ABC)  | Two-hour season finale: Flynn and Vega wrap the procedural’s freshman season with two cases: the murders of an executive assistant and a teen boy. Carly Pope (Popular) and Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1) guest-star. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco guest-judges one of her most favorite shows, in an episode where shoes inspire the contestants’ designs.

9 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Will Aaryn’s luck finally run out? (If so, how hard do you think Julie Chen will go there during the exit interview?) And as importantly, will the contestants break out of the unanimous evictions rut?

9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: Watch Nick do the panic moonwalk for the first time (all over again) on the morning after his  (super smokin’ hot) hallway kiss with Jess.

9 pm Pawn Stars (History) | Back-to-back episodes: Before Rick & Co. go on hiatus for a while, the shop gets a new intern, and Rick and Chumlee check out a nearly mint 1969 Camaro Z28.

10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Andy and Swarek must cover for Marlo’s unprofessional conduct after a suspected pedophile is found severely beaten.

10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Season finale: David Giuntoli (Grimm), Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris), Emilie de Ravin (Once Upon a Time), Jerry Ferarra (Entourage), Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy) and Hoda Kotb (Today) play around in tonight’s season-ender.

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Wilfred’s path to valor puts Ryan in danger.

What to Watch Tonight: Charisma Fights Evil, Dempsey Does Le Mans, Three Finales and More

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment
 Surviving EvilOn TV this Wednesday: The Exes finale engages in nuptial nuttiness, Soul Man closes with a new tune, Patrick Dempsey trades his scalpel for a speedster and Charisma Carpenter helps you survive Evil. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | In the first half of a two-part episode, Joey tries to pass Mel off as his ex-wife at his Nona’s 99th birthday party.

9 pm The Unexplained Files (Science) | Series premiere: In 1978, a pilot and his aircraft disappeared from the skies above southern Australia. His last radio transmission: “The strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again. It is hovering, and it’s not an aircraft.” Creepy, right? If you’ve been jonesing for the goosebumps Unsolved Mysteries used to give you, check out this new, weekly examination of the weird.

10 pm FanAddicts! (Realz) | Series premiere: An appraiser helps a Harry Potter superfan sell some of his prized possessions — accio cash! — for a move to Los Angeles in the opener of this look at extreme pop culture junkies.

10 pm Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans (Velocity) | Miniseries premiere: Grey’s Anatomy hottie/racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey tackles the world’s oldest, most grueling automotive endurance race, France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

10 pm Surviving Evil (Investigation Discovery) | Series premiere: Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, The Lying Game) – who herself survived a near-fatal attack chronicled in tonight’s episode — hosts this series about victims who fought back against their attackers and survived.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling asks chefs to create dishes inspired by her favorite romantic comedies, while Yo Gabba Gabba is on hand to help the contestants win over some picky young eaters.

10 pm Top Shot All-Stars (History) | Season finale: A tunnel, barbed wire, mud and an AK-47 are involved in winnowing the final four to the season’s ultimate winner. (Not yet renewed.)

10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Victoria is stuck in the hospital on the day of her bachelorette trip, so Elka and Mamie bring Vegas to her. Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me) guest-stars.

10:30 pm The Exes (TV Land) | Midseason finale: At Paul’s wedding, Holly wreaks havoc and Phil and Eden realizThe Soul Mane they have feelings for each other. Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) guest-stars.

11 pm The Soul Man (TV Land) | Season finale: Anthony Anderson (Law & Order) and Elise Neal (The Hughleys) appear in an episode that finds Boyce returning to his R&B roots to record a song. (Not yet renewed.)

What to Watch Tuesday: Liars, Drunk History and Two Other Finales, Covert Demons and More

August 28, 2013 Leave a comment
 Pretty Little LiarsOn TV this Tuesday: Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Perception and Drunk History take a breather; a Covert agent delves into his past; Face Off holds a double elimination and Branded knows sex sells, but at what price? Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 6 dancers hoof their hearts out for America’s vote.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Summer finale: A riddle leads the Liars to Ravenswood; Toby discovers information about Wren.

8 pm Branded (ESPN) | The latest documentary in the channel’s Nine for IX series explores the double standard placed on women athletes: Be the best players on the field… and the sexiest off. Lolo Jones, Lisa Leslie, Chris Evert, Mary Lou Retton, Gabrielle Reece and more appear.

9 pm Twisted (ABC Family) | Summer finale: Lacey must choose between her popular friends and Danny, and Tess seeks the help of an old friend.

9 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | While Annie’s working with a seasoned operative, Auggie is forced to tackle demons from his past. (Does he need someone to hold his hand while doing so? Asking for a friend.)

9 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Seriously: What is up with Lt. Martinez and the way he seems to be thwarting Jane’s investigation?

9 pm Face Off (Syfy) | The contestants put their twists on classic Mother Goose characters, then a double elimination takes place.

10 pm Perception (TNT) | Midseason finale: When Moretti gets herself into criminal trouble while working on a dangerous case, Pierce and Donnie struggle to clear her name.

10 pm Suits (USA Network) | Tension alert: Harvey and Stephen clash over Ava’s case (and other things), and things aren’t great between Harvey and Jessica as they figure out how best to defend Ava.

10 pm Drunk History (Comedy Central) | Season finale: Remember The Alamo? Probably not the way they tell it tonight. Jake Johnson (New Girl), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) and Chris Parnell (Suburgatory) guest-star in an episode all about the Wild West. (Not yet renewed.)

What to Watch Monday: Longmire and Two Other Finales, Mistresses Moves, GoT Goss and More

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment
 Longmire_Season2_finaleOn TV this Monday: The Glades has a future-focused finale, Mistresses slip into something a little more comfortable, Longmire wraps another season and Game of Thrones scribes spill in The Writers’ Room. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8:30 pm Xiaolin Chronicles (Disney XD) | Series premiere: This animated spin-off of Xiaolin Showdown starts off with monk Omi growing jealous of his new protégé Ping Pong, a rift complicated by the arrival of a beautiful new candidate.

9 pm The Glades (A&E) | Season finale: Jim gets called back to the golf course to catch a hustler’s murderer, but he’s handicapped by a mad scramble to tie up loose ends for Callie and his future. Corbin Bernsen and Marilu Henner return as the ‘rents. (Not yet renewed)

9 pm Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls (NBC) | Season finale: After a final challenge – which takes place in a rainforest during a downpour – Grylls announces the winning team, which takes home a grand prize of $500,000. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm Mistresses (ABC) | New time slot alert! Um, Savi? When Harry learns you haven’t yet opened the paternity results, he goes to the clinic himself. Commence panicking… now!

9 pm Glickman (HBO) | This special chronicles Marty Glickman, a pioneer in American sportscasting.

9 pm Breaking Pointe (The CW) | As Cinderella‘s opening night approaches, Allison doesn’t get the support she needs from Jonathan – so she turns to someone else… whose name starts with an “R”… and rhymes with “sex”….

10 pm Longmire (A&E) | Season finale: Walt and Branch team up when an apparent suicide is connected to Cady’s accident; Det. Fales returns with warrants, forcing Walt and Henry to face what happened in Denver. (Not yet renewed)

10 pm Under the Dome (CBS) | Julia uncovers the truth about her husband’s disappearance – unraveling some of the town’s darkest secrets in the process.

10 pm Siberia (NBC) | A thick fog rolls in just as some contestants mysteriously disappear.

10 pm The Writers’ Room (Sundance) | Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain the process behind writing the epic HBO series, including why one reaction to the first cut of the pilot was: “You have a massive problem.”

What to Watch Sunday: Newsroom Story Breaks (Apart), VMAs Get *NSYNC, Dog Logs Off & More

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment
 The Newsroom On TV this Sunday: It’s a bad night to be in The Newsroom, Dog With a Blog has to make a rrrruff decision, the MTV Video Music Awards rock out, and is Jesse actually considering Breaking Bad? Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Family Dance-Off (ABC) | Five families who love to dance perform and compete for $10,000 in this special, hosted by Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough. (Step away, Ross and Monica!)

8 pm Dog With a Blog (Disney Channel) | Season finale: Stan’s former owner unexpectedly shows up and offers to take the pooch back to meet his real canine family, so… ready some hugs for your rugrats! (Yep, renewed.)

9 pm 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (MTV) | Hitmakers Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many others will be on hand for the “music” channel’s annual accolades, but who are we kidding:

9 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Jesse decides to make a change; Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand.

9 pm Silk (PBS) | Two-hour series premiere: British barrister Martha Costello aspires to the rank of Queen’s counsel but must deal with challenging cases, an ambitious student and a formidable rival.

9 pm Unforgettable (CBS) | Carrie and Al’s latest case turns into one of national security when they learn the victim was a government informant.

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dexter investigates a murder that hits close to home.

10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | The details of how ACN so spectacularly screwed up the Operation Genoa story are revealed. (Get scoop!)

10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Back at the precinct, Corcoran finds a close friend in peril.

10 pm Low Winter Sun (AMC) | Frank and Geddes work to cover up the evidence in McCann’s murder; Damon’s crew prepares for the Blind Pig opening.

What to Watch Friday: Docu Love-Love for Venus and Serena, Revisit Asylum, Continuum and More

August 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Venus and SerenaOn TV this Friday: Venus and Serena net a Showtime documentary, King finishes its first reign, Continuum follows suit and you’ll go crazy for an American Horror Story: Asylum marathon. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

 

8 pm Perfect Score (The CW) | Two gal pals on a mission to marry before they turn 30 (oh, the horror of being in your third decade and single!) look for love on the Arielle Kebbel-hosted game show.

 

9 pm Venus and Serena (Showtime) | This two-hour documentary tells the story of how the Williams sisters have dominated professional tennis for more than a decade.

 

 

9 pm The Following (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: A Claire/Emma throwdown, broken up by Roderick. What more do you need?

 

9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | Tonight’s photo-shoot look is “trailer-park chic.” Please let Slim Jims somehow be involved…

 

 

10 pm-5 am Saturday American Horror Story: Asylum marathon (FX) | Go back to Briarcliff – if you dare – with this marathon of Episodes 1-7. (Episodes 8-13 will run 11 pm Saturday-5 am Sunday.)

 

10 pm King (Reelz) | Season finale: When an anti-racist activist is beaten in his own home and his kids are taken away by Child Protection, Jess must find the attacker in order to reunite the family. (Not yet renewed.)

 

10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Travis gets his hands on Elena’s CPS suit, and Kiera comes to realize that Alec has fallen into Escher’s clutches.

 

10 pm Strike Back (Cinemax) | Kamali wins Stonebridge and Scott’s trust by leading them to an SAS mercenary who’s planning to smuggle al-Zuhari into Beirut.

 

10 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Conan sidekick Andy Richter and Burning Love‘s Michael Ian Black join in the Friday revelry.

 

What to Watch Thursday: Office Gals Got Game Night, Rookie Guys Bond, Kid Rock and More

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment
 Hollywood Game NightOn TV this Thursday: Dunder Mifflin-ites face off on Hollywood Game Night, Project Runway hits the great outdoors, a Mindy encore gives it the old college tri and Sullivan & Son close the bar for the season. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Kid Rock: Live From Buffalo Chip (CMT) | The “All Summer Long” singer performs for a rowdy crowd at the Buffalo Chip bike rally at Sturgis, S.D.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The designers go on an overnight “glamping” (glam camping) trip, with the surroundings serving as inspiration for the next challenge. Allison Williams (Girls) guest-judges.

9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | A conflicted Michael travels to Mexico with Sonya to help James with an important job.

9 pm Motive (ABC) | Vega and Flynn investigate a case in which brotherly love exacts a heavy toll.

9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: Five words – Danny. Castellano In. A. Speedo.

10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | A routine marijuana bust turns into Traci’s first homicide case; the guys have a weekend of male bonding and generator repair at Oliver’s new cabin.

10 pm Graceland (USA Network) | Charlie begins working with a Federale to find the truth about Odin; Mike discovers that Juan is missing — and that the FBI has a suspect.

10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Tonight’s merry gamers include Minnie Driver (The Riches), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Kal Penn (House), Keenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live) and former Office mates Ellie Kemper and Angela Kinsey.

10 pm Sullivan & Son (TBS) | Season finale: Owen gets jealous – and the bar is in danger of losing the annual karaoke contest – when Carol starts dating a handsome singer (played by Charles Shaughnessy, Days of Our Lives/The Nanny). (Yep, renewed.)

Midnight Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV:: (Adult Swim) | A Hospital ward for ailing imaginary friends is set to be demolished; the NTSF: SD: SUV:: crew gets involved in restaurant-related danger.

What to Watch Tonight: Live Soup’s On!, The Exes Wolfs Out, Roughness Takes a Knee and More

August 22, 2013 Leave a comment
 The SoupOn TV this Wednesday: The Soup cooks up a pair of live episodes, Necessary Roughness reaches the end (?!) zone, BET clears up its Scandal and an Exes cougar pants after a teen wolf. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Per the official synopsis: “Ryder’s vegan girlfriend experiences the joys of meat.” While I am going to defer from making an inappropriate joke, I highly encourage you to do so in the comments.

9 pm Scandal (BET) | Repeats to Revisit: Finish up the cabler’s marathon run of the addictive ABC drama with the final two episodes of Season 2. (Scheduling note: Season 3 premieres on ABC Oct. 3.)

9 pm Law & Order: UK (BBC America) | This British version of Dick Wolfe’s procedural offers up all the chung-chung! you love, just across the pond in London. Tonight, Ronnie and Sam find that a murdered man owed his ex-wife thousands in child support for their dying son. (But I’d bet a few shillings there’s a twist…)

10 pm Camp (NBC) | Mack hosts an impromptu wedding for Grace’s dads.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) guest-judges as the chefs embrace Los Angeles cuisine.

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Season finale: The V3 scandal grows even more intense; Dani searches for a missing client; Nico gets a big surprise. (Not yet renewed)

10 pm The Bridge (FX) | The EPPD corners its prime suspect; Linder finds his most difficult case when he crosses the border.The Exes

10 pm The Soup (E!) | 500th episode(s): Mankini? Spaghetti Cat? Who knows what insanity will take place during the satirical clip show’s live, milestone outing – which will take place twice, at 10 pm EST and then at 10 pm PST. (Well, we do know there’ll be different celeb cameos in each half hour. But other than that? Stumped.)

10 pm Futurama (Comedy) | The crew is trapped aboard ship with a horrific alien creature.

10:30 pm The Exes (TV Land) | Holly dates a younger man (Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey) but is unnerved when she meets his mother.

What to Watch Tuesday: Suits Flashes Back, NCIS Sits ‘Shiva’ (Again), the Liars Giddy-Up and More

August 21, 2013 Leave a comment
 SuitsOn TV this Tuesday: A couple of Suits consider the past, Twisted straightens out its story so far, Perception fans a (former) flame and Heroes find a new cosplayground. Here are 10 programs for you to keep on your radar.

8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: Aht lo leh-vahd, Ziva… but we will be once you’re gone. (Sniff!) Relive one of last season’s most moving episodes with this encore of “Shiva.”

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg)  guest-judges the Top 8.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | A Western-themed school dance turns into a battleground; Ezra hopes Aria can help him with his troubles.

9 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Jane and Maura take on the challenging task of presenting the case of serial killer Charles Hoyt at a law-enforcement symposium. But after making a terrible discovery, they’re soon on the trail of a new serial killer. (Note: Production on the series has been paused in the wake of cast member Lee Thompson Young’s death.)

9 pm Twisted (ABC) | If you’re behind on Regina’s murder investigation, this recap episode – called “Socio Studies 101″ – will catch you up before next week’s summer finale.

9 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) | While exploring his father’s side of the family, NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell finds ancestors involved in major historical events.

9 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Henry offers Annie the opportunity of a lifetime.

10 pm Heroes of Cosplay (Syfy) | Time-slot premiere: The contestants compete at the Emerald City convention in Seattle.

10 pm Perception (TNT) | One of Pierce’s past flings shows up, and Donnie tries to help a war hero with a neurological disorder.

10 pm Suits (USA Network) | In an episode rife with new flashbacks, Cameron’s shady nature reminds Harvey why he left the D.A.’s office, while Mike reminisces about what cost him his chance at a degree.

What to Watch Monday: Major Crimes-athon, Teen Wolf Time Out, Switched at Birth Finale and More

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment
 major-crimes-summer-finale-300On TV this Monday: Major Crimes recaps and then wraps Season 2, Switched at Birth deals with wedding drama, Teen Wolf kicks it old-school and Natalie Zea pops up in the Dome.

11 am – 10 pm Major Crimes (TNT) | Catch up on Season 2 of the police drama, leading up to the summer finale at 9 pm.

8 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | Season finale: John and Kathryn consider telling Toby their true feelings as he prepares for his wedding with Nikki. (Yep, renewed.)

8 pm Basketball Wives (VH1) | Season 5 premiere: Evelyn takes on the media for the first time after an altercation with her husband.

8:30 pm Top Gear (BBC America) | Jeremy and James put their petrol-heads together to name and shame the world’s worst car ever.

9 pm Breaking Pointe (CW) | Upcoming contract renewals fuel the rivalry between Ian and Zach, and Allison feels even more confused about her future.

10 pm Mistresses (ABC) | Savi starts to realize things might be over with Harry, while Joss tries to help Olivier impress new clients.

10 pm Under the Dome (CBS) | Barbie and Big Jim realize The Fourth Handtheir lives are more intertwined than they knew when a mysterious woman (Justfied‘s Natalie Zea) makes an appearance in Chester’s Mill. (But… how did she get inside?!)

10 pm Longmire (A&E) | Walt connects a seemingly random act to a new murder as well as a long-ago armed robbery. Peter Weller (Dexter, 24) guest-stars.

10 pm Teen Wolf (MTV) | Midseason finale: Scott and his friends use an ancient ritual to save loved ones and stop Deucalion.

10 pm The Writers’ Room (Sundance) | New Girl actor Jake Johnson joins the show’s writing team for a roundtable discussion.

What to Watch Sunday: True Blood and 2 Other Finales, a Devious Plan, Copper Laid Low & More

August 19, 2013 Leave a comment
 true-blood-s6-finale-300On TV this weekend: True Blood’s finale looks to the future, Devious Maids turns to blackmail, the past comes back to haunt Breaking Bad and Big Brother targets two.

8 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Two contestants are nominated for possible eviction (and I continue to hope that someone, anyone will end the reign of McCranda).

8 pm Chopped (Food Network) | Chefs with connections to the food-truck business cook with a variety of strange ingredients.

9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Season finale: Sookie examines her future with Warlow, and Bill discovers that salvation comes at a price. (Yep, renewed.)

9 pm Whodunnit (ABC) | Season finale: A final game of speed and memory determines the winner — and the identity of The Killer — at Rue Manor.

9 pm Crossing Lines (NBC) | Two-hour season finale: Louis and his wife rely on Dom, who discovers new information that may lead to the capture of the Russian. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Skyler’s past catches up with her; Walt works to cover his tracks. (Step 1: Don’t leave any more major clues on top of the toilet.)

10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Reeling from his loss, Corcoran is supported by all of Five Points, and Morehouse fights to ensure that his past is hidden.

10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | Evelyn blackmails Rosie, and Marisol discovers some new information about Flora.

10 pm Low Winter Sun (AMC) | The DPD searches McCann’s house; Frank finds game-changing evidence.

10 pm Ray Donovan (Showtime) | Ray, Terry and Bunchy toast the anniversary of their sister’s death.

What to Watch Friday: Phineas and Ferb Have a Marvel-ous Day, Strike Back Slips Up and More

August 17, 2013 Leave a comment
 WHIPLASH, M.O.D.O.K., RED SKULL, DR. DOOFENSHMIRTZ, VENOMOn TV this Friday: Strike Back loses its man, Phineas and Ferb make some super new pals, Continuum tries to crack Liber8′s code, and prepare for major meltdowns: It’s time for America’s Next Top Model‘s annual makeover episode. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (Disney Channel) | This 55-minute crossover episode finds the boys and Marvel super heroes defeating super villains and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. (A sneak peek of the channel’s new intergalactic, animated series Wonder Over Yonder airs at 9 pm.)

8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Repeat to Revisit: Confession time — Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s Real Housewives-esque table flipping scene was what changed my mind about this comedy, which I’d initially loathed. If you, too, wrote it off at first, maybe give it another shot tonight?

9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | Not sure how close I’d get to Tyra’s rumored boytoy Rob Evans in a “risqué” photo shoot – Miss T looks like she needs little provocation to beat the ever-loving smize outta you – but the contestants put on their sexy faces for a session with Evans and Alessandra Ambrossio, anyway. Also: makeovers!

9 pm Ghost Adventures (Travel) | Season 8 premiere: Zak, Nick and Aaron travel to the former mining town of Goodsprings, Nev., where whiskey isn’t the only kind of spirit floating around the Pioneer Saloon.

Strike Back10 pm Strike Back (Cinemax) | Scott, Stonebridge and the team lose Kamali, who escapes to Bogota; Dalton meets her new boss, a legendary agent named Philip Locke (played by Robson Green, ITV’s Wire in the Blood).

10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Kiera and Carlos believe Liber8 is waging cyber war on the city, and they struggle to stop the attacks.

10 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Community‘s Gillian Jacobs, Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott, Talking Dead‘s Chris Hardwick and SNL alum Michaela Watkins engage in some tomfoolery with Scott and Reggie.

What to Watch Tonight: John Oliver’s Daily Show Adieu, Pitch Premiere, Heavenly Motive & More

August 16, 2013 Leave a comment
 The Daily Show With Jon StewartOn TV this Thursday: John Oliver vacates the Daily Show desk, The Pitch forks over some new episodes, Burn Notice comes under friendly fire and Motive finds some angels with filthy souls. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: The guys and their ladies celebrate Valentine’s Day the way only they can: with arguments, comic-book-store singles and In Case of Emergency forms.

9 pm Project Runway (Lifetime) | The designers are split into teams to create mini-collections inspired by items from four very different retailers.

9 pm Motive (ABC) | Flynn and Vega’s investigation starts spiritual but turns seedy when they wind up poking around the world of organized crime.

9 pm Burn Notice (USA Network) | One of Michael’s old friends is digging up secrets that could expose his cover. So, Michael: How far are you willing to go to protect the mission?

10 pm Rookie Blue (ABC) | Chris’ son is kidnapped while in Andy and Nick’s care – and in the search for the boy, Swarek becomes all too aware of Andy and Nick’s budding relationship.

10 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | Tonight’s gamers include Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Wilmer Valderamma (That ’70s Show).

10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Ryan, Wilfred and a wily old friend struggle to outfox each other.

10 pm Sullivan & Son (TBS) | In the middle of a huge prank war, Susan helps Carol through a difficult audit. Jason Kravits (The Practice) guest-stars.

11 pm The Pitch (AMC) | Season 2 premiere: The rapidly expanding College Hunks Hauling Junk company needs help becoming a household name, so two ad agencies compete for the honor.

11 pm The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) | Let’s get a slow clap going for Oliver – tonight is his last episode behind the fake anchor desk — who truly held his own during Stewart’s absence. Simon Pegg (Star Trek) is Oliver’s final guest.

What to Watch Wednesday: Franklin Finale, Baby Daddy Hauls in a Hero, Duck Dynasty and More

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment
 Duck DynastyOn TV this Wednesday: Franklin & Bash rests its case, Baby Daddy brings back Heroes‘ Greg Grunberg, a Bridge broad bonds and a new Duck Dynasty season takes flight.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Joey Lawrence directed this episode, in which Joe and Ryder inadvertently sell a personal item of Mel’s, and Mel and Joe must turn to crime to get it back.

8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Returning guest star Greg Grunberg (Heroes) brings Ray back to town for Emma’s baptism. Robert Gant (Queer As Folk) and Mary Pat Gleason (1600 Penn) also appear.

9 pm Franklin & Bash (TNT) | Season finale: When evidence surfaces that Pindar may have been behind the destruction of the Man Cave, the entire gang is implicated in insurance fraud; Peter and Charlie plan one last “montage” before she leaves for San Francisco. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm MasterChef (Fox) | A perfectly prepared T-bone steak is one home cook’s ticket to immunity.

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Do doctors make the worst patients? It may appear that way when Hank and Jeremiah disagree about how to treat Hank.

10 pm Duck Dynasty (A&E) | Season 4 premiere: This hour-long episode finds Si distracting Phil and Kay with a trip down memory lane as everyone else sets up a surprise vow-renewal ceremony for the Robertson matriarch and patriarch.

10 pm Broadchurch (BBC America) | Hardy and Miller work quickly to identify the key suspects but are hindered by not knowing where the murder scene is.

10 pm The Bridge (FX) | Sonya bonds with a key witness from the case; Charlotte calls on an old friend for help.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Curtis Stone’s fiancée Lindsay Price and the chefs throw the host a surprise engagement party.

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | TK seeks treatment at the V3 clinic, and Nico’s new lead brings him to the facility, as well.

What to Watch Tuesday: Covert Cut-Off, Face Off Premiere, Zooey Climbs Her Family Tree & More

August 14, 2013 Leave a comment
 Covert AffairsOn TV this Tuesday: Covert Affairs‘ Auggie gets left high and dry, Face Off returns with a fanciful first challenge, Ken Marino plays Drunk and Zooey Deschanel muses Who Do You Think You Are?

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 10 perform with All-Stars, and Debbie Allen sits in as a guest judge. (P.S. You can keep your Anna Kendricks and Jesse Tyler Fergusons; I’m all-Allen, all the way.)

8 pm Runner (ESPN) | This documentary, another in the Nine for IX series, follows runner Mary Decker’s dramatic showdown with Zola Budd at the 1984 Olympic games.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Ezra receives crushing news about his son; Hanna’s mother’s good fortune runs out; “A” toys with an emotional Toby.

9 pm Face Off (Syfy) | Season 5 premiere: Eight former contestants and eight newbies must create five original fantasy characters, including an ogre and a troll, in tonight’s 90-minute ep.

9 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie travels to Vienna on an undercover op that forces her to curtail all communication with Auggie.

9 pm Twisted (ABC Family) | In the wake of the soccer-team poisoning scandal, Regina’s mother wants Danny expelled from school.

who-do-you-think-deschanel9 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) | New Girl Zooey Deschanel travels Pennsylvania as she searches for abolitionists among her father’s ancestors.

10 pm Suits (USA Network) | When Mike invites Rachel to join him on a case, her parents come dangerously close to figuring out his secret.

10 pm Drunk History (Comedy Central) | Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital) and Alfred Molina (Monday Mornings) breathe inebriated life into an anecdote about magician Houdini and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

10:30 pm Heroes of Cosplay (Syfy) | Series premiere: This new docu-series follows nine fans involved in “competitive cosplay” – aka when they dress up for ‘Con, they really dress up for ‘Con.

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