This Week on TV – 7/6/08-7/12/08

Welcome to a new week of TV! Another long week so it’s Friday as I write this. Had some jerkoff hack into my gmail and Paypal accounts and buy some World of Warcraft crap and basically steal $1600 from me. So… yeah, going a little bit nuts. Hopefully this will take my mind off things! So let’s see what is on tv for a distraction this week, shall we? Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the series premiere of I Love Money on VH1 at 9/8c. America’s favorite contestants from VH1’s hit series Rock of Love, I Love New York and Flavor of Love are set to star in the network’s newest “Celebreality” series. Hosted by Craig J. Jackson, the 12-episode series will pit 17 all-star contestants against one another for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*I Love Money – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Army Wives – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Design Star – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers – History @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Plain Sight – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: Criminal Intent – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Million Dollar Password – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Factory – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Next Food Network Star – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Singing Office – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tougher in Alaska – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Your Place or Mine? – TLC @ 12PM/11AMc


Monday is the 2-hour season finale of The Bachelor followed by the 1-hour After the Rose Special on ABC starting at 8/7c. Who will DeAnna choose? Jason or Jesse? And since ABC cancelled next week’s “Engagement Party” episode, does it mean the engagement is off?

Tonight is also a new episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 on TLC at 9/8c. Tonight’s episode is a celebration for the sextuplet’s 4th birthday!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Bachelorette – ABC @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour After the Final Rose Special)
  • *New*American Gladiators – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Charlie Jade – SciFi @ 3AM/2AMc (Monday night/Tuesday morning)
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nashville Star – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Secret Diary of a Call Girl – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Middleman – ABC Family @ 10/9c
  • *New*Verminators – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weeds – Showtime @ 10/9c


Tuesday is the season finale of 4 shows. First up is the summer finale of The Moment of Truth on FOX at 8/7c. Following that is the season finale of Hell’s Kitchen at 9/8c, in which either Christina or Petrozza will be crowned the winner.

Other season finales include 30 Days on FX at 10:05/9:05c and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila on MTV at 10/9c.

Other big show tonight is Celebrity Family Feud on NBC at 8/7c. Tonight features The Hickeys from My Name is Earl vs The Camden County All-Stars from My Name is Earl and The Office vs American Gladiators. LOL Should be… interesting. 😀

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*30 Days – FX @ 10:05/9:05c
  • *Season Finale*A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Hell’s Kitchen – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Moment of Truth – FOX @ 8/7c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*America’s Got Talent – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Celebrity Family Feud – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch – Discovery @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Flipping Out – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Survived a Japanese Game Show – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rescue Me Minisodes – FX @ 10/9c (5-Minute Minisode)
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wipeout – ABC @ 8/7c


Wednesday is the season finales of She’s Got the Look on TV Land (it was recently renewed for a 2nd season, so yay to its fans!) and The Real World on MTV, both at 10/9c.

It’s also the season premiere of Scare Tactics on SciFi at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*She’s Got the Look – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Scare Tactics – SciFi @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – Joined at the Hip – Discovery @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Black Gold – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Celebrity Circus – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopper Challenge – CMT @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters International – SciFi @ 9/8c (Summer Premiere)
  • *New*Mind of Mencia – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Shear Genius – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance? – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Baby Borrowers – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday is the series premiere of Greatest American Dog on CBS at 8/7c. Extraordinary teams of dogs and owners across the nation will compete for the title of Greatest American Dog. Owners and their pets – from “pageant dogs” to those simply trained at home – will live together and compete against each other in games that put the owners’ ability to train their dogs to the test. The winning team will walk away with a $250,000 cash prize. It is hosted by Jarod Miller. If you haven’t seen him before, he hosts some show on Animal Planet, I think and he does animal segments on Rachael Ray’s talk show. He’s hysterical and very fun to watch. 🙂

It’s also the series premiere of Dragons’ Den on BBC America at 9/8c. This competition series gives would-be entrepreneurs a chance of a lifetime and these are the most crucial three minutes of their life – to pitch their ideas to five self-made millionaires, aka the Dragons, who have the connections and the cash to make their business plan a reality. The Den is open for business and these multi-millionaire investors are ready to back the best ideas and innovations with hundreds of thousands of their own cash.

Finally, it’s the series premiere of The Works on the History Channel at 10/9c. Daniel H. Wilson puts complex subjects such as steel, motorcycles and power tools under the microscope revealing their history and unseen secrets and finds enough fascinating “did you know” facts that would make the most knowledgeable of history buffs scratch his head. My husband is gonna love this show! heh

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Reno 911 – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Dragons’ Den – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Greatest American Dog – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*The Works – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Burn Notice – USA @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – Maoism to Meism – Discovery @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hopkins 24/7 – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Last Comic Standing – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*My Boys – TBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Penn & Teller: Bullshit – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swingtown – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bill Engvall Show – TBS @ 9/8c


Friday is the series premiere of Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust on TLC at 10/9c followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. The docu-series goes inside the life of Ashley Paige, a renowned bathing suit designer who had it all magazine covers, A-list celebrities wearing her bikinis, a brand-new store in Los Angeles … in short, a promising career in the fashion world. But, just as quickly as she became an overnight sensation, she hit rock bottom. Currently, Ashley can barely make rent, let alone successfully run her business. But that’s all about to change as she embarks on a journey to take all of her potential and turn it into success.

The one I’m really looking forward to most is the series premiere of Flashpoint on CBS at 10/9c. This emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the SRU (inspired by Toronto’s Emergency Task Force) is about a unit that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and talks down suicidal teens. As they race against the clock to determine what brought these people to their respective breaking points, members of this highly skilled team use their training in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect’s head to diffuse the situation to try to save lives. It stars Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars on Veronica Mars)!

It’s also the season premiere of Stargate: Atlantis on SciFi at 10/9c and the return of Degrassi: The Next Generation on The N at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Mobile Home Disaster – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Flashpoint – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Country Fried Home Videos – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – The Fast Lane – Discovery @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Dance Machine – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Degrassi: The Next Generation – The N @ 8/7c
  • *New*Doctor Who – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Duel – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c


Saturday is the final special of the Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism miniseries on the Discovery channel at 10/9c.

It’s also a 90-minute reunion special on MTV for The Real World.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Koppel: People’s Republic of Capitalism – It’s the Economy, Stupid – Discovery @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Real World – MTV @ 2/1c (90-Minute Reunion Special)
  • *New*Robin Hood – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show – BBC America @ 10/9c

Have a great week everyone! See you back next week!

— Jenny

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