This Week on TV – 9/6/09-9/12/09

Welcome to a new week of TV and the start of the new Fall season! Some great premieres this week, as well as some finales, so check it out!! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule!

Sunday

Sunday is the series finale of Homeland Security USA on ABC at 5/4c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Homeland Security USA (#113) – ABC @ 5/4c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1126) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Defying Gravity (#107) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*HGTV Design Star (#HSTAR-408) – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kourtney & Khloe (#104) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mad Men (#304) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Antonio (#104-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*P. Diddy’s Starmaker (#104-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#111) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (#405-60) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Reality Hell (#104) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Shark Tank (#105) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*There Goes the Neighborhood (#105) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tool Academy (#202-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is a 1-hour reunion special for Dance Your Ass Off on Oxygen at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Dance Your Ass Off – Oxygen @ 10/9c (1-Hour Reunion Special)
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (#519-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Greek (#302) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders (#06/106) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Popular Science’s The Future Of… (#105) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Rachel Zoe Project (#203) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#212) – ABC Family @ 8/7c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Top Gear (#704) – BBC America @ 8/7c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family at 8/7c.

Tonight is the season premiere of 2 shows. First up is Sons of Anarchy on FX at 10/9c.

The other season premiere is 90210 on the CW at 8/7c.

Following that is the series premiere of Melrose Place on the CW at 9/8c. Starring Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Colin Egglesfield, Jessica Lucas, Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), Laura Leighton (the original Melrose Place), Michael Rady, Shaun Sipos, Stephanie Jacobsen & Thomas Calabro (the original Melrose Place), this is an updated version of the popular 1990s series of the same name.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*10 Things I Hate About You (#110) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Melrose Place (#100) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*90210 (#201) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Sons of Anarchy (#201) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*18 Kids & Counting (#311-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Addicted To Beauty (#106) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#423-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World (#102-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1127) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Daddy’s Girls (#206-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dragons’ Den (#507) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flipping Out (#304) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-609) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Masters of Reception (#105) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*More To Love (#MTL-107) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ruby & the Rockits (#108) – ABC Family @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Shaq VS. (#104) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Surviving Disaster (#102) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Swords: Life On the Line (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cleaner (#25/212) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Colony (#108) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#142/824) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Universe (#404) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#111) – Syfy @ 9/8c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of 4 shows. They are Criss Angel: Mindfreak on A&E, Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals on HBO & How’d You Get So Rich? on TV Land, all at 10/9c.

The last season finale is The Real World on MTV, also at 10/9c. Following that is “The Shit They Should Have Shown” Special for the show at 11/10c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Glee on FOX at 9/8c. The true premiere, the pilot, aired in May and again last week, so some people consider this just a new episode or the season premiere, but I’m calling it series premiere, so… *laugh* This is an uplifting series with biting humor that features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present. The show follows an optimistic high school teacher, WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), as he tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school’s glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. It’s not an easy task when the pitch-imperfect club includes MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a forceful diva-in-training; ARTY (Kevin McHale), a geeky guitarist; KURT (Chris Colfer), a dramatic soprano; TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), a punk rocker; and self-proclaimed “star” RACHEL (Lea Michele), a perfectionist firecracker. McKinley’s cruel high school caste system prevents the glee club from flourishing, so Will recruits FINN (Cory Monteith), the quarterback with movie star looks, to join the group even though he wants to protect his reputation with his holier-than-thou girlfriend, QUINN (Dianna Agron), and his arrogant teammate, PUCK (Mark Salling). With harsh criticism from everyone, including Will’s tough-as-nails wife TERRI (Jessalyn Gilsig) and McKinley’s egotistical cheerleading coach SUE SYLVESTER (Jane Lynch), he is determined to prove them all wrong and lead the glee club to the greatest competition of them all: Nationals.

Finally, there are 3 season premieres tonight. First up is the 2-hour season premiere of America’s Next Top Model on the CW at 8/7c. Also tonight is the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, also at 8/7c. Lastly, it’s the premiere of Destination Truth on Syfy at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Criss Angel: Mindfreak (#92/505-60) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (#505) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*How’d You Get So Rich? (#105) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Real World (#2212-60) – MTV @ 10/9c & 11/10c (Season Finale & ‘The Shit They Should Have Shown’ Special)
  • *Series Premiere*Glee (#GLE-102) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*America’s Next Top Model (#1301/1302) – CW @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Destination Truth (#301) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-601) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#424-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Black Gold (#204) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Crash Course (#104) – ABC @ 9:02/8:02c
  • *New*Dark Blue (#109) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dinner: Impossible – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter (#145/612 & 146/613) – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#512-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#106-30) – Style @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (#412) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Leverage (#209) – TNT @ 9/8c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Man v. Food (#206-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Man vs Wild (#405) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#208) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#604-75) – Bravo @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#223/224) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Wipeout (#217) – ABC @ 8/7c


Thursday

Thursday is the series premiere of two shows. First up is the premiere of The Vampire Diaries on the CW at 8/7c. Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, DeGrassi: The Next Generation) and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, Everwood) are still trying to cope with their grief and move on with their lives. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her sadness from the world. As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, Army Wives). Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, and Elena has no way of knowing that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire, struggling to live peacefully among humans, while his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder, Lost) is the embodiment of vampire violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Behind the Music on VH1 at 10/9c. They’re at the top of their game, they’re role models in the industry, and some of their careers can easily span the legal drinking age. For six consecutive weeks, the series will delve into the lives of Lil Wayne, Pink, Bobby Brown, Bret Michaels, T.I. and 50 Cent. Each week you’ll hear a different story with the same ending–success. From hip hop hustlers to hard core rockers, the re-vamped Behind the Music is sure to give you the most intimate look into the lives of today’s most popular musicians.

Tonight is the season premiere of Supernatural on the CW at 9/8c.

Tonight is also the season premiere of Destroyed in Seconds on the Discovery Channel at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c.

Tonight is the real “season premiere” of Sunday Night Football with Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh on NBC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Behind the Music (#101) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Vampire Diaries (#100) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Destroyed in Seconds (#201/202) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Supernatural (#501) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Animal Armageddon (#106) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1128) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bully Beatdown (#203-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Crime 360 (#25/215) – A&E @ 11/10c
  • *New*LA Ink (#310) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Models of the Runway (#104) – Lifetime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Nitro Circus (#203-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Police Women of Broward County (#106) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pranked (#103-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Project Runway (#604) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#203-30) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Skins (#306) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#207) – Bravo @ 10/9c


Friday

Friday is the season premiere of Say Yes To the Dress on TLC at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c.

Tonight’s guests on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC America at 9/8c are James May, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Rufus Wainwright and Paolo Nutini.

Tonight’s guests on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up on Starz at 11/10c are Rob Stapleton, Christopher “Kid” Reid & Jonathan Gates. Following that is the season finale at 11:30/10:30c, and the guests are: Cortney Gee, Mark Viera, Ronnie Jordan, Michael Blackson.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up (#409/410) – Starz @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Premiere*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Say Yes To the Dress (#401/402) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? (#AYS-321) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chefs vs City – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eureka (#317) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jockeys (#204-60) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Making Over America with Trinny & Susannah (#104) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Monk (#805) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Psych (#405) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#726) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Saturday

Saturday is the season premiere of Robin Hood on BBC America at 9/8c.

Tonight is also a new episode of Making His Band on MTV at 9/8c, on a new night.

Finally, tonight is the return from hiatus of Sit Down, Shut Up on FOX at 11:59/10:59c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Robin Hood (#301) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*24/7 (#603) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Country Fried Home Videos (#504-30) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Making His Band (#106-60) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sit Down, Shut Up (#SIT-108) – FOX @ 11:59/10:59c

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

— Jenny

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