This Week on TV – 8/23/09-8/29/09

Welcome to a new week of TV! I’m SO excited. We had both our cars (both 1995 Buicks) die a few weeks ago so we’ve been without a car since, which has been a pain in the kazoo, as you can imagine. We bought a new car (well, new to us) and picked it up today! It’s a 2008 Chevy Malibu and so far, we LOVE it. Woohoo! Anyway, lots of TV on this week, and since that’s what you’re here for, let’s get to it! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule!

Sunday

Sunday features three season finales. First up is Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel at 9/8c.

Next is the season finale of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? on ABC at 8/7c.

Finally, there is a new episode of Merlin on NBC at 7/6c, followed by the season finale at 8/7c.

Finally, tonight is the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant on NBC at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ice Road Truckers (#313) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Merlin (#112/113) – NBC @ 7/6c & 8/7c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (#8011) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*2009 Miss Universe Pageant – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Army Wives (#312) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1120) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Defying Gravity (#105) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#107) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage (#73/607) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*HGTV Design Star (#HSTAR-406) – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Homeland Security USA (#111) – ABC @ 5/4c
  • *New*Hung (#08/108) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kourtney & Khloe (#102) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mad Men (#302) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Antonio (#102-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*P. Diddy’s Starmaker (#102-60) – MTV @ 10/9c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#109) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (#403-60) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Reality Hell (#102) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Shark Tank (#103) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*There Goes the Neighborhood (#103) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*True Blood (#22/210) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Untamed & Uncut (#208) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is the season finale of 5 shows. First up is The Great American Road Trip on NBC at 8/7c.

At 9/8c is the season finale of Dating in the Dark on ABC and The Closer on TNT.

Then at 10/9c is the season finale of Cake Boss on TLC and at 10:30/9:30c is the season finale of Nurse Jackie on Showtime.

Tonight is also the season premiere of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo at 10/9c.

Finally, tonight’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN at 8/7c is between the New York Jets at the Baltimore Ravens.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Cake Boss (#113) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dating in the Dark (#101) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Nurse Jackie (#112) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Closer (#512) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Great American Road Trip (#108) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*The Rachel Zoe Project (#201) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (#517-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dance Your Ass Off (#109) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glenn Martin DDS (#105) – Nick at Nite @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hoarders (#00/100) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Intervention (#98/713) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Make It or Break It (#110) – ABC Family @ 9/8c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Making His Band (#105-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Popular Science’s The Future Of… (#103) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Raising the Bar (#212) – TNT @ 10/9c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Real Chance of Love (#204-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#210) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The T.O. Show (#106-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear (#702) – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Weeds (#512) – Showtime @ 10/9c


Tuesday

Tuesday features 21 new episodes! A few of the episodes are 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family at 8/7c, Big Brother on CBS at 9/8c and Rescue Me on FX at 10/9c. Check out the list for the rest!

Also on tonight:

  • *New*10 Things I Hate About You (#108) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*18 Kids & Counting (#222-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Addicted To Beauty (#104) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#419-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Big Brother (#1121) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Daddy’s Girls (#204-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dragons’ Den (#505) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flipping Out (#302) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-607) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*House of Jazmin (#102-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Masters of Reception (#103) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*More To Love (#MTL-105) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rescue Me (#521) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ruby & the Rockits (#106) – ABC Family @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Shaq VS. (#102) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swords: Life On the Line (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cleaner (#23/210) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Colony (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Universe (#402) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#109) – Syfy @ 9/8c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of Michael & Michael Have Issues on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.

Finally, tonight is the series premiere of Crash Course on ABC at 9:02/8:02c. This one of a kind automotive competition reality series is hosted by Orlando Jones (Drumline, The Evidence) and Dan Cortese (Veronica’s Closet, Surviving Suburbia). The show takes couples who race in the ultimate extreme driving course. It will not only put the couples’ navigating skills to the test but will test drive their relationship and patience with one another, as teams work together and summon their greatest driving skills to make it across the finish line. The contestants will be everyday people from all walks of life who have a pre-existing relationship (father-daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends, etc).

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Michael & Michael Have Issues (#104) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Crash Course (#102) – ABC @ 9:02/8:02c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#420-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Black Gold (#202) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Criss Angel: Mindfreak (#91/504) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dark Blue (#107) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dinner: Impossible – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#151) – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#510-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#104-30) – Style @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (#410) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (#503) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*How’d You Get So Rich? (#104) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage (#207) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Make My Day (#104) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#204-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Man vs Wild (#403) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real World (#2210-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#206) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#602) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#219/220) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Wipeout (#211) – ABC @ 8/7c


Thursday

Thursday is the season finale of 2 shows, both at 10/9c. They are Penn & Teller: Bullshit on Showtime and Royal Pains on USA.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Pranked on MTV at 10:30/9:30c. It showcases the best pranks ever caught on camera and posted online. Known for their seven part Prank War, which has received over 5 million views online, hosts, College Humor.com’s Streeter Seidell & Amir Blumenfeld, provide commentary during each episode. The internet celebrities bring their humor to television as viewers watch homemade pranks that are engineered, executed and filmed by kids and normal everyday people, with no help from producers, professional editors or cameramen. When it comes to silly humor, MTV curates the best online pranks and couples it with the best comedic commentary.

There are also 3 season premieres tonight. First up is Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory at 9/8c, followed by Bully Beatdown at 9:30/8:30c, both on MTV. Also tonight is the premiere of Nitro Circus on Comedy Central at 10/9c.

Finally, tonight’s NFL Pre-Season Football game on FOX at 8/7c is between the Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Penn & Teller: Bullshit (#710) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Royal Pains (#112) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Pranked (#101-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Bully Beatdown (#201-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Nitro Circus (#201-30) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#201-30) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*NFL Pre-Season Football: Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Loggers (#203) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1122) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Crime 360 (#29/219) – A&E @ 11/10c
  • *New*Into the Pride (#104) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*LA Ink (#308) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Models of the Runway (#102) – Lifetime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Police Women of Broward County (#104) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Project Runway (#602) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Skins (#304) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#205) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Verminators (#206) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c


Friday

Friday is a 1-hour special on CMT at 10/9c, CMT Comedy Stage Presents Terry Fator Live from Las Vegas. If you don’t know who Terry Fator is, he was the winner of America’s Got Talent season 2 and is one of the best ventriloquists in the world. He is absolutely hysterical, extremely talented and I adore him. If you’ve never seen him perform, you HAVE to watch. You won’t be disappointed!!

Tonight’s NFL Pre-Season Football game on CBS at 8/7c is between New England at Washington.

Tonight’s guests on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC America at 9/8c are Hugh Jackman, Lady Gaga & Martin Clunes.

Tonight’s guests on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up on Starz at 11/10c are Angus Black, Lester Barrie & DC Curry.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*CMT Comedy Stage Presents Terry Fator Live from Las Vegas – CMT @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*NFL Pre-Season Football: New England at Washington – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chefs vs City – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eureka (#316) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jockeys (#202-60) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Making Over America with Trinny & Susannah (#102) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up (#407) – Starz @ 11/10c
  • *New*Monk (#804) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Psych (#404) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#725) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not To Wear (#713) – TLC @ 9/8c


Saturday

Saturday is the 75-minute season finale of Being Human on BBC America at 9/8c.

Tonight is the season premiere of 24/7 on HBO at 10:15/9:15c.

Finally, tonight’s NFL Pre-Season Football on CBS at 8/7c is between San Diego at Atlanta.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Being Human (#106-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*24/7 (#601) – HBO @ 10:15/9:15c
  • *Sports*NFL Pre-Season Football: San Diego at Atlanta – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Country Fried Home Videos (#502-30) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*It’s Me or the Dog (#405-60) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bill Engvall Show (#308) – TBS @ 9/8c

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

— Jenny

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