This Week on TV – 8/24/08-8/30/08

Welcome to a new week of TV! We only have a couple of weeks to the start of the new Fall season! Is anyone else excited?? YAY! 😀 Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!


Sunday is the season finale of 3 shows. First up is The Singing Office on TLC at 12PM/11AMc. Then at 9/8c on USA is the season finale of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Lastly, it’s the season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E at 9:30/8:30c.

Tonight is the final night of the Generation Kill mini-series on HBO at 9/8c. It’s also the last night of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games on NBC at 7/6c. Final-night coverage includes the men’s volleyball gold-medal game between the U.S. and Brazil. Then the Games of the XXIX Olympiad conclude with the Closing Ceremony.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Gene Simmons Family Jewels – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: Criminal Intent – USA @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Singing Office – TLC @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *Special*2008 Summer Olympic Games – NBC @ 7/6c (Night 17 of 17)
  • *Special*Generation Kill – HBO @ 9/8c (75-Minute Part 7 of 7-Part Mini-Series)
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Love Money – VH1 @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Mad Men – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Skins – BBC America @ 9/8c


Monday is the season finale of Saving Grace on TNT at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of America’s Toughest Jobs on NBC at 9/8c. This new extreme competition series will test 12 people who venture out of their safe, comfortable careers and are injected into some of the most challenging, dangerous and demanding jobs on earth. From logging high in the Oregon Forest to oil drilling on the Texas range, or from driving icy roads to extreme fishing — each job requires guts and stamina, and they’ll have to live up to the same standards as the pros. In the end, their new boss and co-workers will determine success or failure, and those who don’t make the grade get sent home. Upping the ante, the annual salary of each job will be thrown into the pot until the finale, where one rookie will take home the well-earned cash.

It’s also the series premiere of My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled on MTV at 10:30/9:30c. Watching My Super Sweet 16 can give us a glimpse of “the good life.” Amidst the demanding divas and epic meltdowns that lead up to insanely over-the-top teenage birthday bashes, we get a look at the posh lives of wealthy families. And while we take that often envious look at how the other half lives, how many of us sit there wishing that these spoiled teens could be slapped with a serious dose of reality? Wish no more, because they’re about to get Exiled! Fed up with their seemingly endless mooching, their parents have had enough of this Sweet 16 set and are ready to send them away to learn the lesson of a lifetime. They’ve arranged to place their children in remote parts of the world with host families who have never tasted anything close to the high society life. A few years after tossing the parties that made them stars in their schools and fueled rivalries among the rich kids, you’re going to see some of the Sweet 16-ers you loved to hate the most — Ava, Sierra, Amanda, Bjorn, Marissa, Chelsi, Meleny and Alex — shipped away from their plush homes and easy lives and Exiled to foreign locations such as the jungles of the Amazon, the tundra of the Arctic Circle, the Andes mountains and remote islands in the South Pacific where they’ll have to live like local commoners with none of the amenities of their normally privileged lives.

Tonight on ABC, CBS & NBC is the Democratic National Convention at 10/9c.

Finally, it’s the season premiere of Deal or No Deal on NBC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Saving Grace – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*America’s Toughest Jobs – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Democratic National Convention – ABC, CBS & NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Charlie Jade – SciFi @ 3AM/2AMc (Monday night/Tuesday morning)
  • *New*Date My Ex – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*High School Musical – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Want to Work for Diddy – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Luke’s Parental Advisory – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*New York Goes to Hollywood – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Paranormal State – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Take Home Nanny – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Closer – TNT @ 9/8
  • *New*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Middleman – ABC Family @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Weeds – Showtime @ 10/9c


Tuesday is the season premieres of Greek on ABC Family at 9/8c and the The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency on Oxygen at 10/9c.

Again tonight on ABC, CBS & NBC is the Democratic National Convention at 10/9c.

Finally, it’s the World’s Funniest Commercials on TBS at 9/8c. Hosted by Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley from Paris, it features more than 60 ads from around the world.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Greek – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Special*The Democratic National Convention – ABC, CBS & NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*World’s Funniest Commercials – TBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Eureka – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Evolve – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*From G’s to Gents – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*General Hospital: Night Shift – SoapNet @ 11/10c
  • *New*How to Look Good Naked – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Making the Band – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Million Dollar Listing – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rescue Me Minisodes – FX @ 10/9c (5-Minute Minisode)
  • *New*Smash Lab – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cleaner – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Wanna Bet? – ABC @ 9:02/8:02c
  • *New*Wipeout – ABC @ 8/7c


Wednesday is the season finale of Shear Genius on Bravo at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Nextworld on Discovery at 8/7c. Watch as the series explores different ideas in the future, from life on earth to intelligence, cars & more.

Again tonight on ABC, CBS & NBC is the Democratic National Convention at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Shear Genius – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Nextworld – Discovery @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Democratic National Convention – ABC, CBS & NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*America’s Got Talent – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Buzzin’ – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Criss Angel: Mindfreak – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Greatest American Dog – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jurassic Fight Club – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Man vs Wild – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mythbusters – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Project Runway – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Run’s House – MTV @ 10/9c


Thursday has new episodes of quite a few shows but nothing major going on. Again tonight though, on ABC, CBS & NBC is the Democratic National Convention at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Jaguars at Redskins – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Special*The Democratic National Convention – ABC, CBS & NBC @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Destroyed in Seconds – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dragons’ Den – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glam God with Vivica A. Fox – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Reality Bites Back – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Some Assembly Required – Discovery @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Cho Show – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Gong Show with Dave Attell – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Moment of Truth – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Principal’s Office – TruTV @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Works – History Channel @ 10/9c


Friday is the series premiere of Grizzly Man Diaries on Animal Planet at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. This eight-part series documents the life of Timothy Treadwell in the decade before his death. It will draw upon the hundreds of hours of archived footage, private pages from his diaries and more than 10,000 still photographs, ultimately telling the story he truly wanted to before his untimely death from the very creatures he loved so deeply.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Grizzly Man Diaries – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *New*Country Fried Home Videos – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Discovery Project Earth – Discovery @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Gone Country – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Outsider’s Inn – CMT @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Rock the Reception – TLC @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Swingtown – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Who Are You Wearing – TLC @ 8/7c


Saturday is a 1-hour special on CMT, My Big Redneck Wedding. Tom Arnold surprises one lucky couple and takes their planned redneck wedding a turns it up a notch.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*My Big Redneck Wedding – CMT @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Hope for Your Home – TLC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Must Love Kids – TLC @ 12PM/11AMc
  • *New*Primeval – BBC America @ 9/8c

Have a great week everyone! I’ll see you back next week!

— Jenny

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