This Week on TV – 9/19/10-9/25/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! The fall season is in full swing. I haven’t counted them up, because frankly, it scares me a little. LOL But while doing the schedule, I got so freakin excited, because quite a few of my favorites are back this week. You? Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week!

Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.


Sunday features 3 season finales, 3 series premieres & 1 season premiere. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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The first of the 3 season finales is The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network at 9/8c. Tonight is also a new episode of The Gates on ABC at 9/8c, followed by the season finale at 10/9c. Finally, it’s a new episode of Freaky Eaters on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c.

As for premieres, first up is the 75-minute series premiere of Boardwalk Empire on HBO at 9/8c. Set in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition, this new series chronicles the life and times of “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster. Steve Buscemi stars as Thompson; other cast members include Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Dabney Coleman, Shea Whigham, Anthony Laciura, Stephen Graham, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Vincent Piazza, Paz de la Huerta, Paul Sparks, Michael Kenneth Williams and Gretchen Mol.

The other premieres are all on VH1. First, it’s the series premiere of Real & Chance: Legend Hunters at 9/8c. Man has always been fascinated with Nature’s Animal Tales. Some are real: The man-eating Catfish of the Kali River, The Mega Shark, Hogzilla, Super Crocs, and the Giant Squid. Some may be only myth: Bigfoot, The Chupacabrah, the Loch Ness Monster and The Yeti. But two men believe in the stories and they intend to find them all. Their names..Real and Chance. That’s right, Real and Chance; Lovers, Horse-breeders, recording artists, Stallionaires. Neither of them are scientists, nor investigators. And despite their claims to the contrary, they’re no outdoorsmen either. They’re scared of bugs, bats, frogs and almost anything that slithers or crawls. They can’t take a fish off a hook because slimy things scare them. But they are believers and by the end of the show, they may even make believers out of you.

Next up is the season premiere of Fantasia For Real at 10/9c.

Finally, it’s the series premiere of La La’s Full Court Wedding at 10:30/9:30c. Former MTV VJ and television personality, La La Vazquez is set to star in a new series about her wedding, including all the planning and festivities leading up to her big day. The series begins with La La meeting with Mindy Weiss, A-list wedding planner to the stars, and follows her through all her wedding planning activities and Las Vegas bachelorette party. Viewers will ride along as La La shops for the perfect designer wedding dress, chooses the wedding venue, picks out the ultimate wedding cake and menu, plans their honeymoon, and contemplates the guest list.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Freaky Eaters (#105/106) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Gates (#112/113) – ABC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Boardwalk Empire (#01/101) – HBO @ 9/8c (75-Minute Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*La La’s Full Court Wedding (#101-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Real & Chance: Legend Hunters (#101-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Fantasia For Real (#201-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America (#502) – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*All American Handyman – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#207) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#414) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jerseylicious (#203) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#506) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mad Men (#409) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mel B: It’s a Scary World (#103) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rubicon (#109) – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Glades – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Spin Crowd (#105) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c


Monday features 1 season finale, 5 series premieres & 7 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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The first series premiere tonight is Mike & Molly on CBS at 9:30/8:30c. This new comedy is about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Officer Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell, My Name is Earl, Yes Dear) is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike’s partner, Officer Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson), is a thin, fast-talking wise-guy, who, despite his teasing, encourages Mike on his road to slimness and romance. While speaking at an O.A. meeting, Mike meets Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy, Samantha Who?, Gilmore Girls), an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a healthy sense of humor about her curves. For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn’t easy because she lives with her sexy older sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon, Two and a Half Men, Eastbound & Down), and their mother, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz, Pushing Daisies, Sisters), both of whom flaunt their healthy appetites and slender figures. Mike also faces temptation at the diner he and Carl frequent, where they’ve become friends with the Senegalese waiter, Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi), who finds trying to eat less a foreign concept. For Mike and Molly, thanks to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it, finding each other may have been worth the “weight.”

Also on CBS, it’s the highly anticipated series premiere of Hawaii Five-0, at 10/9c. This is the contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin, Three Rivers, Moonlight), a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan, Entourage), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but is committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim, Lost), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protege of McGarrett’s father. Chin’s cousin, Kono (Grace Park, Battlestar Galactica, The Cleaner), is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case while the state’s brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

On FOX tonight, it’s the series premiere of Lone Star at 9/8c. This provocative soap is set against the backdrop of big Texas oil. Robert/Bob Allen (newcomer James Wolk) is a charismatic and brilliant schemer who has meticulously constructed two lives in two different parts of Texas. He’s juggling two identities and two women in two very different worlds – all under one mountain of lies. As “Bob,” he lives in Houston and is married to CAT (Adrianne Palicki, Friday Night Lights), the beautiful daughter of Clint (Jon Voight, 24), the patriarch of an ultra-wealthy Texas oil family. More than 400 miles away in the suburban west Texas town of Midland, he’s “Robert,” living a second life with his sweet, naive girlfriend, Lindsay (Eloise Mumford, Mercy, Law & Order: SVU). In Midland, he plays the perfect boyfriend while secretly bilking local investors of their savings. In Houston, he’s a devoted husband, charming Cat and her family to cement his position in the rich family business he aims to clean out. Bob has lived both lives successfully for years without arousing any suspicions…so far. While one brother-in-law, Drew (Bryce Johnson, Popular, The Mentalist), admires Bob, his other brother-in-law, Trammell (Mark Deklin, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives), is suspicious of his motives. Bob begins to fear his secret lives may unravel. With the cons closing in on him, Bob is divided by his love for two women; his loyalty to his father and mentor, John (David Keith, The Class); and his respect for his father-in-law, Clint. Now as he tries to hold his two lives together, while fending off angry investors and the suspicions of those around him, Bob puts it all on the line hoping he can beat the odds, leave the schemes behind and keep two separate relationships afloat.

There are 2 series premiere on NBC tonight. First up is the premiere of The Event at 9/8c. This new drama is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, The Class, Joan of Arcadia), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee, Leila (Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Blair Underwood, Dirty Sexy Money); Sophia (Laura Innes, ER), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Sean’s shadowy father-in-law (Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Ian Anthony Dale and Zeljko Ivanek (Damages) also star in the ensemble drama.

Finally, following that on NBC, it’s the series premiere of Chase at 10/9c. This fast-paced drama comes from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise, The Amazing Race) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case). It drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat-and-mouse as a team of U.S. marshals hunts down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a cowboy boot-wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down the violent criminals on the run. Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) also star as members of Frost’s elite team.

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Jane Lynch (Glee) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) & Cory Monteith (Glee) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town, Friends) & Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars) are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
Mindy Kaling (The Office) 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*Top Gear (#509) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Chase (#101) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Hawaii Five-0 (#101) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Lone Star (#LON-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Mike & Molly (#101) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Series Premiere*The Event (#101) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Castle (#301) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*Chuck (#401) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Dancing with the Stars (#1101) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*House (#HOU-701) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*How I Met Your Mother (#601) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Rules of Engagement (#501) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Two and a Half Men (#801) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*90210 (#302) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#402) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Kate Plus 8 (#K107) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#605/606) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Money Hungry (#108-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#319/320 – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#310-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Scream Queens (#207-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big C (#105) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Thintervention with Jackie Warner (#103) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Weeds (#605) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*World of Jenks (#103-30) – MTV @ 10/9c


Tuesday features 5 season finales, 3 series premieres & 4 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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The first series premiere tonight is Raising Hope on FOX at 9/8c. Raising Hope is a new single-camera family comedy from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) that follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their already terribly flawed household. At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff, The Beast) is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman); his mother, Virginia (Martha Plimpton, How to Make It in America); his father, Burt (Garret Dillahunt, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Damages); and his cousin, Mike (Skyler Stone, The Mentalist, Dollhouse). Jimmy’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with LUCY (guest star Bijou Phillips) goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. At home with his new daughter, Jimmy’s family is less than enthusiastic about a new addition to the household. His parents, who had him when they were 15, never knew anything about raising a child and have no interest in trying again. If Jimmy can work up the nerve to ask her out on a date, he might get some help from Sabrina (Shannon Woodward, The Riches, ER), a sardonic checkout clerk he met at the supermarket. Cousin Mike is only concerned about how the baby is going to affect their social life, and out-of-touch Maw Maw is no help either. But Jimmy is determined to take care of his baby – whom Virginia thinks they should name Hope. With very few useful skills but their hearts in the right place, will the Chance family be successful when they step into the unpredictable and immensely challenging world of parenting?

Following that is the series premiere of Running Wilde on FOX at 9:30/8:30c. Running Wilde is a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock) as Steve Wilde, a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart, Emmy Kadubic (Keri Russell, Felicity), the uber-liberal humanitarian who got away – all told through the perspective of a 12-year-old girl. Steve Wilde has never performed a selfless act. But why should he – he’s rich! The son of an oil tycoon, Steve hasn’t had to work a day in his life and has always gotten everything he’s wanted – with one exception: the love of Emmy. The daughter of a former Wilde housekeeper, Emmy is an earnest do-gooder who has spent her adult life trying to save the world. And though Emmy is content living with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, her 12-year-old daughter, Puddle (Stefania Owen), just wants to be a normal kid experiencing her adolescence in a normal place. And she would speak up except for the fact that she hasn’t spoken in years. When Wilde Oil’s expansion in the rainforest threatens her adopted tribe, Emmy decides to attend Steve’s self-thrown “Humanitarian of the Year” award ceremony in hopes of convincing him to help her cause…and also maybe because she still has a thing for Steve. But same-old Steve is unwilling to help because fighting Wilde Oil (a/k/a Dad) means putting his meal ticket in jeopardy. Rather than run the risk of letting Emmy slip away again, Steve pulls out all the stops to win her heart. To do so, he enlists the only other people in his life who can help: Migo Salazar (Joe Nunez, Prison Break), Steve’s employee/sidekick/errand-boy, and Gertie Stellvertretter (Jayne Houdyshell, Law & Order), Steve’s nanny-turned-head-of-security as well as the biggest protector of Steve…and her own job. Despite having everything he ever wanted, Steve knows he can’t buy love and happiness, which falls in sharp contrast to Emmy, who has nothing but love and happiness. So with Emmy committed to doing good for nothing, and Steve being a good for nothing, will this hopelessly mismatched pair ever be able to reconcile their differences?

Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Detroit 187 on ABC at 10/9c. What does it take to be a detective in one of America’s toughest cities? Follow one homicide unit as Detroit’s finest unearth the crisis and revelation, heartbreak and heroism of these inner city cops in this series shot entirely in Detroit, Michigan. There’s the damaged but driven Detective Louis Fitch (Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos), a wily homicide vet who is the most respected — and most misunderstood — man in the division; Detective Damon Washington (Jon Michael Hill), Fitch’s new partner, who finds the first day on the job is a trial by fire, complicated by the imminent birth of his first child; Detective Ariana Sanchez (Natalie Martinez), sexy, edgy and beautiful, who has emerged from a rough background to become a rising star in the department; narcotics undercover cop John Stone, a streetwise smooth talker, clever and quick with a smile made for the movies, who is teamed with Sanchez — a combustible pairing rife with conflict and sexual tension; Sergeant Jesse Longford (James McDaniel), a 30-year veteran and sage of the department struggling with his impending retirement from the force and the city he loves, who, together with his partner, Detective Vikram Mahajan (Shaun Majumder) — a fully Americanized son of Indian immigrants — form an amusing mismatch of experience and enthusiasm, intellect and instinct, old school and new world, but whose combined skills have never encountered a case that couldn’t be cleared; and all are headed by Lieutenant Maureen Mason (Aisha Hinds), a strong-willed single mom struggling to balance home and work. The unit works with the primary medical examiner, Dr. Abbey Ward (Erin Cummings), who has an unusual hobby in her off-hours – roller derby.

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Simon Baker (The Mentalist) & Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) are two of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
Tiny Fey (30 Rock) & Colin Hanks (The Good Guys) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
Modern Family cast members, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet & Jesse Tyler Ferguson, are some of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
Patricia Heaton (The Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond) & Adam Brody (The OC) are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Family Style – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Scrappers (#110) – Spike TV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Rachel Zoe Project (#308) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Unnatural History – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Warehouse 13 (#212) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Detroit 187 (#101) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Raising Hope (#HOP-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Running Wilde (#WLD-101) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Glee (#GLE-201) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*NCIS (#801) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*NCIS: LA (#201/202) – CBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Biggest Loser (#1001-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#427-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1101A) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Flipping Out (#407) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hair Battle Spectacular (#106) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*If You Really Knew Me (#109-60) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Life Unexpected (#202) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Melissa & Joey – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#802) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Parenthood (#202) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sons of Anarchy (#303) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Swords: Life on the Line (#207) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#507) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Colony (#209) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37PMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c


Wednesday features 2 season finales, 4 series premieres & 6 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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The first series premiere tonight is Undercovers on NBC at 8/7c. From JJ Abrams (Lost, Alias, Fringe) comes Undercovers, a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Doctor Who), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, Smallville). Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, Deadwood, Jericho, Major Dad) to locate and rescue Nash. The pair is thrust back into the world of espionage as they follow leads that span the globe — and Steven and Samantha realize that this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides the excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing. Also starring is Ben Schwartz (NBC’s Parks and Recreation).

Also tonight is the series premiere of Better With You on ABC at 8:30/7:30c. Maddie (Jennifer Finnigan, Close to Home) and Ben (Josh Cooke, Big Day) have been dating for nine years. They know each other inside and out, a relationship marked by contentment and affection, seeing their commitment to one another as a “valid life choice,” something they proclaim often – and often loudly. Maddie’s younger sister, Mia (Joanna Garcia, Privileged, Reba), has been dating Casey (Jake Lacy) for seven weeks. With a shared c’est la vie attitude, Mia and Casey are smitten with each other, and thrilled to explore the oh-so-many things they don’t know about each other yet. But when they announce they’re getting married and having a baby, it’s news that throws Maddie for a loop. Surprisingly, the girls’ parents, Vicky (Debra Jo Rupp, That 70s Show) and Joel (Kurt Fuller, Big Day), couldn’t be more pleased. Married 35 years, they have recently adopted a carpe diem sort of philosophy, rather like Mia’s, cptfc maybe because they’re getting older and lost a good portion of their savings when the economy tanked. With three very different relationships tightly intertwined in one family, will it be free thinkers vs. over-thinkers, or will each couple begin to see things a little bit differently?

Also tonight on ABC is the series premiere of The Whole Truth at 10/9c. With a unique alternative narrative structure that chronicles the way a case is built from the perspectives of both the defense and prosecution, The Whole Truth shows each side equally and keeps its audience guessing, shifting allegiances of guilt or innocence until the very final scene. Kathryn Peale (Maura Tierney, ER), the product of a New England background and a sheriff father, is a deputy bureau chief in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow, Numb3rs), born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen and a friend of Kathryn’s since their days at Yale Law School, is one of New York’s rising criminal attorney stars. These two evenly matched legal masters will square off each week as the central characters of the series. The show also stars Anthony Ruivivar (Traveler), Christine Adams, Eamonn Walker (Justice) & Sean Wing.

Finally, tonight is the series premiere of The Defenders on CBS at 10/9c. The show stars Jim Belushi (According to Jim) and Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan) in a comedic drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot. Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek are Nick Morelli (Belushi), an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case, and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek (O’Connell), whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes. Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa Tyler (Jurnee Smollett), an enthusiastic young attorney looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her; and their young assistant, Sophie (Tanya Fischer), a spunky and sweet ingenue who is eager to please her bosses. As Lady Luck shines on their legal careers, the partners have their hands full when it comes to their personal lives. While Pete is busy cruising the Vegas Strip for his latest romantic conquest, Nick is focused on repairing his fractured marriage to his estranged wife, Jessica (Gillian Vigman), while remaining present in the life of their young son. No matter the offense, Nick and Pete aim to prove that when the stakes are high they’re willing to bet the house on the clients they defend in Sin City.

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Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) & Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, Golden Girls) are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
Ben Rappaport (Outsourced) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
Jaime King (My Generation, Gary Unmarried) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc, is a The Big Bang Theory-themed episode, including a sketch from the show’s set & interviews with cast members.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Man vs. Wild (#507) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Surviving the Cut (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Better With You (#101) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*The Defenders (#101) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Whole Truth (#101) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Undercovers (#101) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Cougar Town (#201) – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *Season Premiere*Criminal Minds (#601) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-801/802) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Law & Order: SVU (#1201/1202) – NBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Modern Family – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Middle – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The Real World (#2413-60) – MTV @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *Special*Top Chef (#715) – Bravo @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1503) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Food Wars (#114-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#615-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hellcats (#103) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*LA Ink (#407) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#317-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (#205) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*She’s Got the Look (#305) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Survivor (#2102) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Terriers (#103) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Choir (#112) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37PMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1202) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef: Just Desserts (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#224) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#105/425 & 106/426) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday features 1 season finale, 3 series premieres & 10 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere descriptions

The first series premiere tonight is My Generation on ABC at 8/7c. What a difference ten years can make. In 2000, a documentary crew follows a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, TX as they prepare for graduation, then revisits these former classmates ten years later as they return home to rediscover that just because they’re not where they planned doesn’t mean they’re not right where they need to be. These students couldn’t wait to graduate and head out into the real world. But the world they were entering got very real very fast. As these classmates return home to revisit their old hopes for their future, they’ll discover that, even if you don’t get exactly what you thought you wanted out of life, it’s not too late to get what you need.

The second series premiere tonight is $#*! My Dad Says on CBS at 8:30/7:30c. Said as Bleep My Dad Says), the show is based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern and stars Emmy Award winner William Shatner (Boston Legal) as Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot. Nobody is immune from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski, Miss/Guided), a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger; and Vince (Will Sasso, Less Than Perfect), the meek half of his husband/wife real estate duo with domineering Kathleen (Nicole Sullivan, Rita Rocks, The King of Queens). When Henry finds he can no longer afford to pay rent to his pretty roommate — and secret admirer — Sam (Stephanie Lemelin, Cavemen, Worst Week of My Life), Ed reveals a soft spot and invites Henry to move in with him. Henry agrees, knowing that the verbal assault will not abate and now there will be no escape. Describing their father/son relationship is tricky – but Ed will easily come up with a few choice words.

Finally, the third series premiere tonight is Outsourced on NBC at 9:30/8:30c. Outsourced is a comedy where the Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash. The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon — and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India. Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) is the new company’s manager who learns that he’s being transferred to India to run the operation. Overwhelmed, Todd discovers that his new staff needs a crash course in all things American if they are to understand the U.S. product line and ramp up sales from halfway around the world. But as strange as America seems to his eclectic sales team, Todd soon realizes that figuring out India will be more than a full-time job. Rizwan Manji (Privileged), Sacha Dhawan, Rebecca Hazlewood, Parvesh Cheena (Help Me Help You), and Anisha Nagarajan also star as members of Dempsy’s off-shore team; Diedrich Bader (The Drew Carey Show) and Jessica Gower additionally star.

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) & Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Office) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) 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*Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Bleep My Dad Says (#101) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*My Generation (#101) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Outsourced (#101) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*30 Rock (#501) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Bones (#BON-601) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Community (#201) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*CSI (#1101) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Fringe (#FR-301) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Grey’s Anatomy (#701) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Private Practice (#401) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*The Big Bang Theory (#401) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The Mentalist (#301) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The Office (#701) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (#106) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beast Legends (#103) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Come Dine with Me (#112) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Destination Truth (#403) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*I Love Money (#402-60) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#209-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Nikita (#103) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*On the Road with Austin & Santino (#109) – Lifetime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Project Runway (#809-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Stan Lee’s Superhumans (#107) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Apprentice (#1002-60) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37PMc
  • *New*The League (#202) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of DC (#107) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Universe (#508) – History Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Vampire Diaries (#203) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#303) – Bravo @ 10/9c


Friday features 3 season finales, 2 series premieres & 4 season premieres. To read more about them, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere descriptions

The first series premiere tonight is Blue Bloods on CBS at 10/9c. This new drama is about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck, Jesse Stone tv movies, Las Vegas, Magnum PI) is the New York Chief of Police and patriarch of the Reagan brood, which he heads as diplomatically as he does the force, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry (Len Cariou), during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg, The Kill Point, Boomtown), a seasoned detective, family man and Iraqi War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases. The sole Reagan woman in the family, Erin (Bridget Moynahan, Six Degrees), is a N.Y. Assistant D.A. and newly single parent, who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie (Will Estes, Reunion) is the youngest Reagan, fresh out of Harvard Law and the family’s “golden boy.” However, unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and is now a newly minted cop, a career change seemingly supported by his beautiful girlfriend, Sydney Davenport (Dylan Moore), a first year lawyer. Jamie’s life takes an abrupt turn, however, when he’s asked to become part of a clandestine police investigation even his father knows nothing about, and one that could impact the family’s legacy.

The other series premiere tonight is Meat & Potatoes on Food Network at 10/9c. Meet Rahm Fama. Actually, “Meat” Rahm Fama! A chef and meat nerd originally from New Mexico, Rahm combs the country for the choicest cuts. He obsesses over meat with fellow chefs, local foodies, and passionate chowhounds across the United States, making several stops in each episode to sample their meaty fare. From mounds of meatballs in New York and chicken-fried steak in Texas to loaded gourmet hotdogs in Chicago and monster beef patties in Oregon, Rahm’s carnivorous curiosities uncover the most mouth-watering meats and the side dishes that so perfectly complete them. Rated “M” for meat, vegetarians beware.

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Man, Woman, Wild (#110) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Say Yes To the Dress: Atlanta (#112) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Your Chance to Dance (#109-60/110-60) – CMT @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Blue Bloods (#101) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Meat & Potatoes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*CSI: NY (#701) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Medium (#701) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Supernatural (#601) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beyond Survival with Les Stroud (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#203) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#302-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Haven (#111) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up (#504) – Starz @ 11/10c
  • *New*Outlaw (#102) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#818) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#303) – Cartoon Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Good Guys (#GGY-110) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37PMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Saturday is the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Amy Poehler, and the musical guest is Katy Perry.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Saturday Night Live (#3601) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Dogs 101/Cats 101 (#303) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#711) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Antonio Treatment – HGTV @ 6/5c

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

— Jenny

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