This Week on TV – 9/16/12-9/22/12

Welcome to a new week of TV! We’re starting to get into the swing of things this week for fall TV. There’s not a ton of it on, but there’s a few fan favorites returning, including Bones & Parks and Recreation among others, so check it out now!

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Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 1 series premiere, 2 season premieres, 1 series finale, & 3 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1 at 8/7c. The show is the compelling new television series that continues the odyssey of addiction and recovery first explored in the groundbreaking series Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, but offering viewers a unique new window on the dramatic human condition that has come to be referred to as “the disease of our time.” Building on the inspirational foundation of recovery and growth experienced through the eyes of CELEBRITY patients over five seasons of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, this exciting new series brings the power of that experience to an even more accessible level for viewers by chronicling, for the first time ever, the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of CIVILIAN patients as they now in turn are given the unique opportunity to make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Weeds (#812/813) – Showtime @ 10/9c (1-Hour Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#718-60) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Leverage (#509/510) – TNT @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*One Car Too Far (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Rehab with Dr. Drew (#101-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Behind the Music – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Boardwalk Empire (#25/301) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c
  • *Special*Survivorman (#405) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*All American Handyman – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bar Rescue (#208) – Spike TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1429) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Breaking Amish (#102) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Copper (#105) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Flip Men (#208) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hell on Wheels (#206) – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#615) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Long Island Medium (#303/304) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Married to Jonas (#105) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#419) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#806) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 2 series premieres, 1 season premiere, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of The Mob Doctor on FOX at 9/8c. For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. The Mob Doctor is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between two worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob. Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro, My Boys) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she’s heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she once despised. At the hospital, Grace must deal with emotionally compelling cases – a young woman in need of a heart transplant, a family decimated by a hit-and-run driver, the mass chaos in the wake of an ‘L’ train collision. But in her other vastly different world, she must juggle an onslaught of mob-related demands, including operating in illegal backrooms, treating hit men hiding from the law, performing emergency surgery on a high-end call girl, even saving a juiced-up race horse. All the while, Grace must keep her dual life a secret from everyone: her protective best friend, Nurse Rosa “Ro” Quintero (Floriana Lima); her handsome, blue-blooded boyfriend, Dr. Brett Robinson (Zach Gilford); her boss at Roosevelt Medical and Chief of Surgery, Dr. Stafford White (Željko Ivanek); her rival, Dr. Olivia Wilcox (Jaime Lee Kirchner); even her well-meaning screw-up brother, Nate (Jesse Lee Soffer), and her perpetually in-denial mother, Daniella (Wendy Makkena). The only ones who know the true scope of Grace’s activities are the men to whom Grace owes her debt, including the brutal Southside mob boss Paul Moretti (guest star Michael Rappaport) and the charming but diabolical Constantine Alexander (William Forsythe), an oddly compassionate killer whose relationship with Grace is more than it seems. Recently released from prison, Constantine, the former head of the Southside mob, looks to reclaim his place in the organization, with the help of his right-hand associate – and Grace’s ex-boyfriend – Franco (James Carpinello). As Grace tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds – not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family – her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. But with nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow will manage to make it all work – at least for now.
 
Tonight is also the series premiere of Revolution on NBC at 10/9c. What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural’s Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape where every single piece of technology – computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights – has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, Revolution is also about family – both the family you’re born into and the family you choose. This is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human), and her brother Danny (Graham Rogers, Memphis Beat). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie must reconnect with her estranged uncle Miles (Billy Burke, The Twilight Saga), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together, with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia and ultimately re-establish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed, and if – or how – it will ever return. The series also stars Anna Lise Phillips as Maggie, Zak Orth as Aaron, JD Pardo as Nate, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Captain Tom Neville, David Lyons (The Cape) as Bass, Maria Howell as Grace, Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights) as Nora, Tim Guinee as Ben Matheson and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) as Rachel Matheson.

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Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, & Megan Mullally are some of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Joseph Gordon Levitt & Mindy Kaling are two of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Matthew Perry is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Julie Chen 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*Perception (#110) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Revolution (#101) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Mob Doctor (#MOB-101) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Bones (#BON-801) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Country’s Night to Rock – ABC @ 8/7c (3-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcon – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Alphas (#208) – Syfy @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (#317) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (#811) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Basketball Wives LA (#202-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Fast n’ Loud (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gallery Girls (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Girlfriend Confidential: LA (#103) – Oxygen @ 11/10c
  • *New*Hoarders (#69/602) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention (#175/1224) – A&E @ 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*Major Crimes (#106) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#213) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Switched at Birth (#125) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#910) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Inbetweeners (#105) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The L.A. Complex (#210/211) – The CW @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#516) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Voice (#304-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (#204-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*WakeBrothers (#109) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#408) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#807) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series premiere & 2 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Hot Set on Syfy at 10/9c. From the producers of Face Off, Hot Set is an extreme set design competition for Hollywood production designers hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. Each week, two designers and their teams will be challenged to build incredible blockbuster sets inspired by sci-fi, fantasy, horror, adventure, and more. The contestants will reveal their completed sets and edited film scenes to a panel of judges who are leaders in feature film production design. Barry Robison, Curt Beech, & Lilly Kilvert are the three judges.
 

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Adam Scott is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Jon Cryer & Taraji P. Henson are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Josh Radnor is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
John Goodman & Arjay Smith 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*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-915) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Burn with Jeff Ross (#106) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Hot Set (#101) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Dance Moms (#315) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*Teen Mom (#615-60) – MTV @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Unseen Moments’ Special)
  • *Special*The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time with Barbara Walters – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#615/616) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Abby & Brittany (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*All the Right Moves (#106) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Counting Cars (#110/111) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Covert Affairs (#310) – USA @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Face Off (#305) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flipping Out (#603) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Go On (#103) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hardcore Pawn (#611) – TruTV @ 9/8c
  • *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*Parenthood (#402) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shipping Wars – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Sons of Anarchy (#502) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The New Normal (#103) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Voice (#305-60) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#808) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Top Gear (#305) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*White Collar (#410) – USA @ 9/8c (Summer Finale)

Wednesday

Wednesday features 3 season premieres & 2 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Simon Helberg & Anna Kendrick are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Amy Poehler is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Maya Rudolph & Dave Annable are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Julie Bowen is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Big Brother (#1430-90) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c (90-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Royal Pains (#414) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*South Beach Tow (#201) – TruTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Survivor (#2501-90) – CBS @ 8/7c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2301-90) – MTV @ 10/9c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *New*American Hoggers – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*American Restoration (#229) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cajun Pawn Stars (#219) – History Channel @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#815-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (#109) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AMc/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*Oh Sit! (#108) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Paranormal Witness (#207) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Restaurant: Impossible – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Restaurant Stakeout – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sons of Guns (#311) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Storage Wars Texas – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The X Factor (#X-204/205) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#409) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Toy Hunter (#106) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#809) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Thursday

Thursday features 1 series premiere, 3 season premieres, & 4 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Prom Queens on Lifetime at 10:30/9:30c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 11/10c. The show closely follows the intense dynamic surrounding high school girls vying to be crowned queen at their senior proms. Featuring eight different high schools from around the country, including California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the series will document prospective girls from each school as they prepare and compete against one another for the ultimate prize: to be crowned Prom Queen. One of the most coveted titles in high school hierarchy, being named Prom Queen is an achievement many girls throughout U.S. dream of and work tirelessly to attain. In fact, today, there are even websites and guides outlining steps one needs to follow on how to best become Prom Queen.
 

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Ricky Gervais is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Paul Wesley is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Piers Morgan & Michael Pena are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Awkward (#212) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (#106) – FX @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*Wilfred (#213) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Wipeout (#524) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Prom Queens (#101/102) – Lifetime @ 10:30/9:30c & 11/10c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Parks and Recreation (#501) – NBC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *Season Premiere*The Office (#901) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Up All Night (#201) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*Saturday Night Live: Primetime Election Special – NBC @ 8/7c (30-Minute Special)
  • *New*Childrens Hospital (#408) – Cartoon Network @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#418) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gigolos (#304) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-402) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Impractical Jokers (#204) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AMc/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Louie (#312) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*NTSF:SD:SUV:: (#202) – Cartoon Network @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc
  • *New*Project Runway (#1010-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The First 48 (#231/1224) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Next (#106) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Miami (#202) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The X Factor (#X-206) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#810) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Friday

Friday features 1 series premiere, 1 season premiere, & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Secret Princes on TLC at 10/9c. The show explores what happens when four members of international royalty leave their countries to live, work and search for love in America. To ensure that they are loved for their true selves and not their wealth and status, this five-part series follows four bachelor royals from overseas coming to America to live undercover as ordinary locals in Atlanta, GA. Cameras capture these valiant nobles as they embark on a quest to fulfill their fairy tale romance while immersing themselves in American culture. Amidst this pursuit of love, they are forced to ditch their fleets of servants and learn to cook, clean and shop for themselves. Through holding jobs as busboys, waiters and dog groomers, these royals struggle to adapt to the working American lifestyle. In the attempt to find the perfect lady they search bars, take line dancing lessons and even host their very first BBQ. After four weeks, their undercover reign concludes when the men reveal their regal heritage at a grandiose ball. Everything is on the line, as this secret experiment could potentially ruin these romantic connections they’ve built. Further, the men must discover if the childhood fantasy of becoming a princess matters to the modern American woman – where the aspiration for the corner office surpasses their youthful desire for the keys to the kingdom.
 

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Zooey Deschanel & Anthony Anderson are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Neil Patrick Harris 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*Bering Sea Gold (#205) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Secret Princes (#101) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Haven (#301) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1905) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Boss (#206) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cheer (#103) – CMT @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (#703) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#702) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#260/1028) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (#409/410) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Shark Tank (#401) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Strike Back (#207) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *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*The Ultimate Fighter (#1602) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (#221/222) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Yukon Men (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c

Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Joseph Gordon-Levitt with musical guest Mumford & Sons.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Bayou Billionaires (#202/203) – CMT @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Doctor Who (#704) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Redneck Rehab (#102) – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3802) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c

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

— Jenny

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