This Week on TV – 5/30/10-6/5/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! This is a fairly slow week, with a few special highlights. I’m looking forward to the season premieres of America’s Got Talent and Hell’s Kitchen on Tuesday, Burn Notice and Royal Pains on Thursday, Flashpoint on Friday, and the return of Three Rivers on Saturday! What about you? Comment below, or Tweet me! @tvismypacifier and let me know!

There are quite a few finales and premieres this week, aside from the ones I have listed here, so be sure and check out the whole schedule. You know want to miss anything! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.


Sunday is the season finale of 4 shows. First up is the finale of Chefs vs City on Food Network at 9/8c.

It’s also the season finale of River Monsters on Animal Planet at 10/9c.

Finally, it’s the finale of 2 shows on VH1. First up is Basketball Wives at 10/9c, followed by What Chilli Wants at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Basketball Wives (#108-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Chefs vs City – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*River Monsters (#207) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*What Chilli Wants (#108-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business (#108-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Breaking Bad (#311) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kendra (#212) – E! @ 10/9c


Monday is a new episode of America The Story of Us on the History Channel at 9/8c, followed by the season finale at 10/9c.

It’s also the season finale of Tough Love: Couples on VH1 at 9/8c.

Following that is the series premiere of Dad Camp at 10/9c, also on VH1. Last Father’s Day, President Obama challenged young men to step up as fathers, asking them to recognize that their “responsibility does not end at conception.” Dad Camp tasks a small group of young fathers-to-be to step up and become responsible and caring parents. There is no turning back for the fathers-to-be on the show. Unprepared boyfriends, along with their pregnant girlfriends, will work with famed relationship expert Dr. Jeff Gardere. Dr. Jeff, a licensed psychologist and no-nonsense therapist, will take on the challenge to prepare these six young men for fatherhood. In the eight, hour-long episode series, the young fathers will face the inevitable truth: A baby is coming soon, whether they like it or not. Through parenting classes, personal challenges and intense couple and group therapy sessions, each couple will learn the importance of selflessness and the commitment they must make to their unborn child.

Tonight is also the season premieres of 4 shows. First up is Cake Boss on TLC, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network, both at 9/8c. Also tonight is the season premiere of True Beauty on ABC at 10:02/9:02c.

Finally, there are 2 1-hour specials for Hoarders on A&E at 9/8c & 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*America The Story of Us (#111/112) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Tough Love: Couples (#109-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Dad Camp (#101-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Cake Boss (#301-60) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*True Beauty (#201) – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *Special*Hoarders (#20/214 & 22/216) – A&E @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 1-Hour Specials)
  • *New*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#505-60 & 506-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Cake Boss (#302-60) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#211) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saving Grace (#405) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#602-120) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#205) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The United States of Tara (#211) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#509) – Oxygen @ 10/9c


Tuesday is the season finale of 9 By Design on Bravo at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of 3 shows. First up is the series premiere of Losing It with Jillian on NBC at 10/9c. Jillian Michaels (The Biggest Loser) — in her distinctive, tough love style — will tackle the obesity epidemic of American families head on as she travels across the country to transform one family at a time. In the series, Michaels will be moving in with a different family each week to help change their diet and exercise habits. She will focus on getting to the bottom of the issues each family member faces — ones that affect their health and happiness — and will arm them with the tools necessary to make life-altering changes. The families are in for a huge wake up call as Michaels — tired of hearing all the excuses — will show America that anyone can make a change.

It’s also the series premiere of Jersey Couture on Oxygen at 10/9c. From prom dresses to mother-of-the bride gowns, leopard print to gold sequins, Diane & Co. has it all. Owned by the Scali family, Diane & Co. is the fashion playground for Diane’s daughters, Kimberly and Christina, who are the eyes into this world of high fashion and family hi-jinks. Kimberly’s business sense and Christina’s fairytale aspirations make a great combination, but mixing family with business sometimes proves to have its challenges. Ultimately, the clients reap the rewards of the talented Scali family because at the end of the day, it’s all about providing women with a Cinderella experience of a lifetime!

Finally, it’s the series premiere of Downtown Girls on MTV at 11/10c. The show chronicles the real-life exploits of Shallon Lester, a blogger for, and her friends: Gurj, a digital marketing guru at Atlantic Records; Nikki, a fashion boutique owner; Victoria, an aspiring attorney; and Klo, a bride-to-be, as they show they have what it takes to make it in the city, together. From crazy nights out to swapping ex-boyfriends to supporting each other through difficult times by laughing through tears, these young women often find themselves in situations that test their views of life, romance and friendship. Although their adventures sometimes lead to disaster, the girls know they can always rely on each other in the end. Some women come to Manhattan looking for that perfect uptown life, but these girls prefer the wild, unexpected ride that makes them Downtown Girls.

Tonight is also the season premieres of 4 shows. First up is the 2-hour premiere of America’s Got Talent on NBC at 8/7c. It’s also the season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen on FOX at 8/7c.

Then on TLC, it’s the season premiere of One Big Happy Family at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. Following that is the season premiere of The Little Couple at 10/9c.

Finally, tonight is a 2-hour ‘Blind Date’ special for Wipeout on ABC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*9 By Design (#107) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Downtown Girls (#101-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*Jersey Couture (#101) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Losing It with Jillian (#101) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*One Big Happy Family (#201/202) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*America’s Got Talent (#501-120) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-701) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The Little Couple (#301) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Wipeout – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour ‘Blind Date’ Special)
  • *New*Ashes to Ashes (#204) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#608) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-120) – FOX @ 8:59/7:59c
  • *New*Justified (#112) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: CI (#910) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Marriage Under Construction (#HMUC-312H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*The City (#206-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Hills (#606-30) – MTV @ 10/9c


Wednesday is the series premiere of Are We There Yet? on TBS at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. The show opens where the popular film left off, with Nick (Terry Crews, Everybody Hates Chris) and Suzanne (Essence Atkins, Half and Half) newly married. After six months, their family is beginning to show growing pains, from the complexities of life as newlyweds to weathering the storm of teenage children. Work makes life all the more complicated. Former athlete Nick has sold his sports paraphernalia store and now works in information technology. Party planner Suzanne also has a hectic professional schedule. Teala Dunn and Coy Stewart co-star as Lindsey and Kevin, Nick and Suzanne’s 14 and 10-year-old children. They spend their time texting friends and playing on the computer instead of connecting with family. Telma Hopkins (Family Matters) plays Nick’s mother, who isn’t happy about his marriage or her new role as a grandmother. Keesha Sharp (Girlfriends) is Suzanne’s best friend; she has a taste for men and the finer things in life. Comedian Christian Finnegan plays Nick’s best friend and owner of a sports memorabilia store. Ice Cube plays a recurring role as Suzanne’s SWAT officer brother.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Half Pint Brawlers on Spike TV at 11/10c. This original series chronicles the often-absurd yet astonishing adventures of one of the most extraordinary performance wrestling groups in the country who will do just about anything inside and outside of the ring. A combination of Jackass and Little People, Big World, the series will be seen through the eyes of these extreme little people, “The Brawlers.” These self-proclaimed hardcore little person wrestlers, led by gregarious owner Puppet “The Psycho Dwarf,” entertain crowds in venues all across the U.S. with their unique brand of wrestling prowess. Along the way, Puppet deals with issues surrounding little person wrestling events while, at the same time, keeping his rambunctious wrestlers in line. The series follows their actions inside the ring, but also their wild lifestyles outside the ring, filled with chaotic parties and over-zealous groupies.

Finally, tonight is the season premiere of Toddlers & Tiaras on TLC at 10/9c.

Evangeline Lilly (Lost) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Are We There Yet? (#101) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Half Pint Brawlers (#101) – Spike TV @ 11/10c
  • *Season Premiere*Toddlers & Tiaras (#301) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#502-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#169/618 & 170/619) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ghost Hunters Academy (#107-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Happy Town (#104) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*How’d You Get So Rich? (#205) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*In Plain Sight (#309) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#809) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Peep Show (#403) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-703/704) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1909-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1110) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#209) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#210) – Comedy Central @ 1030/9:30c
  • *New*Tough As Nails (#HTANS-111H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#162/636 & 163/637) – TBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#75/339 & 76/340) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Weird or What? (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Worst-Case Scenario (#109/110) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday is the season finale of The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the season premiere of my favorite show! It’s the premiere of Burn Notice on USA at 9/8c, followed by the season premiere of Royal Pains at 10/9c.

Adam Goldberg (The Unusuals, Entourage) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Real Housewives of New York City (#314) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Burn Notice (#401) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Royal Pains (#201) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*100 Questions (#102) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Mall Cops: Mall of America (#103/104) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Police Women of Memphis (#302) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pranked (#203-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-705/706) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The OCD Project (#102-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ultimate Parkour Challenge (#105-60) – MTV @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#222) – Bravo @ 11/10c


Friday is the season finale of Construction Intervention on the Discovery Channel at 7/6c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of The Neistat Brothers on HBO at 11:59/10:59c. Van and Casey Neistat, two artists and filmmakers based in New York, began their careers in 2000, when the iMac DV first allowed consumers to edit video. Since then, a number of their projects – including ‘iPod’s Dirty Secret,’ which lampooned Apple’s battery-replacement policy – have gained tremendous notoriety online. Entirely self-taught with no formal film-school education, the brothers have shot more than 200 short films, releasing much of their work on the internet and finding success in the art world. In this new unique HBO series, the brothers transform their craft into eight autobiographical episodes, composed of brief films about the Neistats’ lives as they embark on ‘adventures’ with their friends and families.

Tonight is also the season premieres of Flashpoint on CBS and Whale Wars on Animal Planet, both at 9/8c.

Finally, tonight is the 2-hour special, The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee, on ABC at 8/7c.

Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried, Ghost Whisperer) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Construction Intervention (#108) – Discovery Channel @ 7/6c
  • *Series Premiere*The Neistat Brothers (#101) – HBO @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *Season Premiere*Flashpoint (#301) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Whale Wars (#301) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Danger Coast (#109) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (#1818) – BBC America @ 10:20/9:20c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#405) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gator 911 (#109) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gavin & Stacey (#304) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gravity (#107) – Starz @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Merlin (#209) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Miami Medical – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Not Going Out (#304) – BBC America @ 9:40/8:40c
  • *New*Party Down (#207) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Past Life (#PLF-104) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#815) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#509/510) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#119) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Saturday is the return of Three Rivers on CBS at 8/7c with Alex O’Loughlin! 😀

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Doctor Who (#507) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Me or the Dog (#424-60) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#708) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Three Rivers (#111) – CBS @ 8/7c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 5/30/10-6/5/10

  1. Megan says:

    Yay for Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Burn Notice, Flashpoint, Three Rivers.. and everything else lol. I can’t wait for the rest of the new summer shows to start soon too!

  2. Samantha says:

    flashpoint is amazinggg!