This Week on TV – 5/24/15-5/30/15

Welcome to a new week of TV! There are a still quite a few finales this week, along with a very good number of premieres, so be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss anything!

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Sunday features 1 season premiere, 1 series finale, & 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Battle Creek (#113) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (#108) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*#RichKids of Beverly Hills (#301-60) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*A.D. The Bible Continues (#108) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Odyssey (#108) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Breaking Borders (#111) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cutthroat Kitchen – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Game of Thrones (#47/507) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Happyish (#105) – Showtime @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1012) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#707) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Outback Nation (#05/105) – FYI @ 10/9c
  • *New*Penny Dreadful (#204) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Salem (#208) – WGN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Silicon Valley (#15/207) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Spring Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Veep (#35/407) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c


Monday features 2 series premieres & 1 season premiere, so check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Guilty Pleasures on Food Network at 10/9c. Over six episodes, visit the locations and meet the chefs behind some of the most decadent food masterpieces, through the eyes of some of the biggest names in the culinary world today. The series features Richard Blais, Daphne Brogdon, Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Duff Goldman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Robert Irvine, Katie Lee, Lorraine Pascale, Rachael Ray, Curtis Stone, and Fabio Viviani, along with actors Valerie Bertinelli and comedian David Alan Grier, all revealing their guilty pleasures. From a 24-layer chocolate cake, to a mega-bacon cheeseburger, to a filet mignon covered in fried oysters, Guilty Pleasures shows off dishes whose very names make your stomach rumble.
Tonight is also the series premiere of The Island on NBC at 10:01/9:01c. In the six-episode series, internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls offers men from across the country the ultimate challenge: Can the average American man survive on a deserted island without the luxuries – or even the basics – of contemporary everyday life? “Man has never been further from his hunter-gatherer origins,” said Grylls. “We take food, shelter, warmth for granted; we click buttons rather than test our resourcefulness. I want to find out what happens when you strip people of all the comforts of modern life, does 21st Century American man still have it in him to fight for his survival? Or has that incredible pioneering spirit been lost forever? The Island sets out to answer that question.” Based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, the show doesn’t include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. The six episodes will leave 14 American men isolated on a deserted island committed to filming every moment themselves with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Guilty Pleasures – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Island (#101) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*American Ninja Warrior (#701-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Summer Spectacular” Special)
  • *Special*Love & Hip Hop – VH1 @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Live: The Wedding” Special)
  • *New*500 Questions (#104) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Dad (#1014) – TBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Banana (#107) – LOGO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Barmageddon (#109) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods America (#807) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Community (#612) – Yahoo @ 12:01AM/11:01PMc
  • *New*Cucumber (#107) – LOGO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fast n’ Loud (#DT115) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#V965/V966) – History Channel @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race (#713) – LOGO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shahs of Sunset (#413) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Southern Charm (#211) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Street Outlaws (#502) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#1102-120) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Time Traveling with Brian Unger (#107) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tiny House Nation (#20/212) – FYI @ 9/8c
  • *New*Turn (#208) – AMC @ 10/9c


Tuesday features 1 series premiere & 3 season premieres. 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 I Can Do That on NBC at 10:01/9:01c. In this exciting new variety format, America’s brightest entertainers will come together to compete and showcase their incredible talent. Each week, a group of six celebrities perform breathtaking and unique acts to prove to the audience that “they can do that!” In each episode, we will see current top music and variety groups showcase unique talents and performances. During each performance, the eight celebrities enter a friendly rivalry as they choose their favorite act, what they think they can master, and who they would pair up with to master the act. Unlike most talent shows, there are no judges or eliminations; it’s all for bragging rights. Watch your favorite stars master a new skill every week and face challenges beyond their imagination. They may already be winners, but can they do… THAT? Comedian-actor-producer Marlon Wayans will serve as host. Celebrities participating are acclaimed dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, superstar recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ciara, national standup comedian Jeff Dye, and actor Alan Ritchson.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*I Can Do That (#101) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*America’s Got Talent (#1001-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (#AYS-401) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Extreme Weight Loss (#504) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Dance Moms (#521) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (1-Hour “Dance Moms Down Under” Special Pt 2)
  • *New*500 Questions (#105) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Arranged (#107) – FYI @ 10:16/9:16c
  • *New*Botched (#207) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#1107) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour “The Bait” Special & 1 New Episode)
  • *New*Finding Carter (#209) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Funny Girls (#108) – Oxygen @ 11/10c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-1414) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Inside Amy Schumer (#306) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Inside Comedy (#404) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*iZombie (#111) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Married at First Sight (#211) – A&E @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Married at First Sight (#211-75) – FYI @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Sons of Winter (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Little Couple (#707-60) – TLC @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#708) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Willis Family (#104) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#715) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Troy: Street Magic (#108) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#12094) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Younger (#110) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Your Family or Mine (#108) – TBS @ 10/9c


Wednesday features 2 series premieres & 5 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 The Briefcase on CBS at 8/7c. This new reality series features hard-working American families experiencing financial setbacks who are presented with a briefcase containing a large sum of money and a potentially life-altering decision: they can keep all of the money for themselves, or give all or part of it to another family. Each week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each other’s challenging circumstances before making the weighty decision of what to do with the $101,000. However, what they don’t know is that the family with whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their journeys, relationships within both families will be tested and beliefs questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives, and how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity, compassion, and faith.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Bullseye on FOX at 9/8c. The show will challenge four men and four women to test their bodies and brains in three ultimate challenges that ask nothing more than for them to hit the bullseye — literally. Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules, The Twilight Saga) hosts, while comedian Godfrey (The Godfrey Complex) will serve as co-host. Bullseye’s fierce “weekend warriors” will participate in three levels of extraordinary challenges, all of which involve using their bodies like human darts to hit targets — on land, sea and air. As the rounds advance in this fun-for-the-family summer series, only those with the sharpest aim move forward. The first challenge finds the eight competitors vying to hit the center of a stationary target while leaping from a moving 18-wheeler, being pulled by a helicopter or acting as a human slingshot being projected hundreds of feet through the air. In round two, the remaining four competitors — two men and two women — race to hit as many targets as possible. These competitors may be aiming for targets while descending down a building or jumping between two racing speedboats. In the third and final challenge, the remaining three competitors race against the clock to conquer the ultimate test and hit the final bullseye.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Big Time in Hollywood, FL (#110) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*Freak Out (#1014) – ABC Family @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*Full Circle (#210) – DirecTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Little Women: NY (#110) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Soul Man (#411/412) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Bullseye (#BUL-103) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Briefcase – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Special*iHeartRadio Country Festival – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*500 Questions (#106) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Pickers (#V719) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Brew Dogs (#309) – Esquire @ 10/9c
  • *New*Celebrity Wife Swap (#402) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Fake Off (#204) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#622) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lucha Underground (#129) – El Rey @ 8/7c
  • *New*Man Finds Food (#110) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*MasterChef (#MCH-603) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Million Dollar Listing: New York (#407) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Monument Guys (#104) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mystery Diners – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ripper Street (#305) – BBC America @ 10/9c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Prancing Elites Project (#106) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (#605) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Walk of Shame Shuttle (#111) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#12095) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Young & Hungry (#2010) – ABC Family @ 8/7c (Spring Finale)


Thursday features 4 series premieres & 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 2-hour series premiere of Aquarius on NBC at 9/8c. Los Angeles. 1967. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, Californication, The X-Files), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he’s now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago. So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, Salvation, Bunheads), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, True Blood, Friday Night Lights) — a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who’s been allowed to grow his hair out — to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated, yet they’re both dedicated officers and soon realize the need to bring Emma home is more urgent than they foresaw. The immediacy arises because she has joined a small, but growing, band of drifters under the sway of a career criminal who now dreams of being a rock star: Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones). Ringing with the unparalleled music of the era, Aquarius is a sprawling work of historical fiction that begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Hoarders: Family Secrets on Lifetime at 9/8c. This new chapter in the Hoarders series features original stories of people who obsessively hoard to the point that collecting overwhelms their families and their lives. The series kicks-off with a one-hour special focusing on a Massachusetts family and will feature live segments culminating in an all-live intervention. The episode will also feature the story of a second, recidivist hoarder who faces jail time if he doesn’t pass a final city inspection. Whether facing eviction, divorce, broken relationships or the removal of minor children from their homes, all the hoarders are in desperate need of help. The series will follow them as they embark on the biggest transformations of their lives and reveal their secret hoards to loved ones for the first time. The experts featured this season are Dr. Suzanne Chabaud, Dr. Robin Zasio, Dr. Michael Tompkins, Dr. Scott Hannan, Dr. Melva Green and Mark Pfeffer. Cleanup and organizing team include Dorothy Breininger, Matt Paxton, Cory Chalmers, Standolyn Robertson and Darnita Payden.
Tonight is also the series premiere of Smile on Lifetime at 10/9c. Can you imagine having teeth so damaged it hampers leading a normal life? Some individuals have such poor dental conditions that they can’t fathom dating, working, or even leaving homes due to the extreme distress, pain, and embarrassment they experience daily. Now, Lifetime is offering these people a second chance with Smile (#Smile), an all-new makeover series documenting the emotional, psychological and physical journey of transformative dental procedures. Over the span of six hour-long episodes, a team of renowned dentists will work with twelve patients from all over the country. The dentists include New York-based Dr. Amir Ahmadi, Dr. Debra Glassman and Dr. Ramin Tabib, and Dr. Kimberly Knopf and Dr. Bill Dorfman in Los Angeles. Facing some of the most challenging dental conditions they’ll ever see, these specialists apply their expertise to restore their clients’ smiles, giving them the ability to reclaim their confidence and pride.
Finally, tonight is the series premiere of 3AM on Showtime at 11:59/10:59c. Ever wonder where the night will take you in the city that never sleeps? Take a penetrating joyride into the bizarro world of late-night New York City. 3AM is a high-energy documentary series that follows a cornucopia of characters — drag queens, artists, escorts, and other insomniacs — all trying to turn fantasy into reality while flaunting every rule in the book. Anything goes at this hour, so leave all inhibitions at the door. While most respectable folks are tucked in at home, the bolder and braver outlaw set are out defying the norms of acceptable and conventional behavior in a search for love, sex, fame and notoriety that can only come as the clock strikes 3.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*500 Questions (#107-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Lip Sync Battle (#110) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Louie (#508) – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*3AM (#101) – Showtime @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *Series Premiere*Aquarius (#101/102) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Hoarders: Family Secrets (#101) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Smile (#102) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store – FX @ 11/10c (90-Minute Special)
  • *New*Axe Cop – FXX @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Between (#102) – Netflix @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Bones (#BON-1020) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lost Girl (#507) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lost in Transmission (#104) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Major Lazer – FXX @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Maron (#303) – IFC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Olympus (#108) – Syfy @ 11/10c
  • *New*Party Down South (#503) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#V967/V968) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#627) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Comedians (#109) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Melbourne (#213) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#12096) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wayward Pines (#PIN-103) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*What the Fung? (##05/105 & 02/102) – FYI @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)


Friday features 1 series premiere. 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 New Money on E! at 10:30/9:30c. From penniless to fabulous, meet the new faces of the one percent!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*New Money (#101) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*American Diner Revival – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Bitten (#208) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Childrens Hospital – Cartoon Network @ 11:59/10:59c
  • *New*Cold Justice (#315) – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Comedy Bang! Bang! (#419) – IFC @ 11/10c
  • *New*Curvy Brides (#109/110) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mysteries at the Museum (#809) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#1317) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Hustlers (#103/104) – TruTV @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Messengers (#107) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Whose Line is it Anyway? – The CW @ 8/7c


Saturday features 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Outlander (#116) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Food Factory (#417/418) – FYI @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Orphan Black (#307) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Dead Files (#V605) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#1707) – BBC America @ 10/9c

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

— Jenny

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