This Week on TV – 9/27/09-10/3/09

Welcome to a new week of TV! Are you alive? Last week was CRAZY busy with premieres. This week is just as busy with new episodes, along with a few more premieres and a few finales as well. So let’s get to it so we have plenty of time to set our DVRs! lol Jump with me to view this week’s schedule!

Sunday

Sunday is the season finale of 2 shows. First up is Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV at 9/8c. Second is Pawn Star$ on the History Channel at 10/9c.

There are 10 season premieres tonight. First up, on ABC, it’s the 2-hour premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 7/6c, followed by Desperate Housewives at 9/8c and Brothers & Sisters at 10:01/9:01c.

Next up, on CBS, is the 2-hour premiere of The Amazing Race at 8/7c, followed by Cold Case at 10/9c.

On Showtime, it’s the premiere of Dexter at 9/8c, followed by Californication at 10/9c.

Finally, on FOX, it’s The Simpsons at 8/7c, Family Guy at 9/8c and American Dad at 9:30/8:30c.

Also on FOX, following The Simpsons, is the series premiere of The Cleveland Show at 8:30/7:30c. This new animated series follows everyone’s favorite soft-spoken neighbor, Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), to his hometown in Virginia as he settles down with his high school sweetheart, her unruly kids and his own 14-year-old son, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson). Many years ago, Cleveland was a high school student madly in love with a beautiful girl named Donna (Sanaa Lathan). Much to his dismay, his love went unrequited, and Donna wound up marrying another man. Cleveland once told Donna he would always love her, and if this man ever done her wrong, he’d be there when she called. Well, this man done her wrong. Donna’s husband ran off, leaving Donna with a teenage daughter and a young son. Now she’s open to Cleveland and has offered him another chance at love. Unattached after the Loretta-Quagmire debacle and true to his word, Cleveland joyously reunites with Donna, and he and Cleveland Jr. move to Virginia to join their new family. Once in Virginia, there are a few surprises in store for Cleveland, including Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston), a rebellious new stepdaughter; Rallo (Henry), his new 5-year-old stepson who loves the ladies; and a collection of neighbors that includes a loudmouth redneck, Lester (Richardson); a hipster wanna-be, Holt (guest voice Jason Sudeikis); and a religious pair of talking bears, Tim (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife Arianna (guest voice Arianna Huffington).

Tonight’s NFL game is between the Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals on NBC at 8:15/7:15c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Pawn Star$ (#114) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (#408-60) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-101) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*American Dad (#DAD-420) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Brothers & Sisters (#401) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*Californication (#301) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Cold Case (#701) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Desperate Housewives (#601) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Dexter (#401) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (#701A/701B) – ABC @ 7/6c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Family Guy (#FG-706) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Amazing Race (#1501/1502) – CBS @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*The Simpsons (#SI-2013) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America (#403) – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals – NBC @ 8:15/7:15c
  • *New*Army Wives (#316) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bored to Death (#02/102) – HBO @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Curb Your Enthusiasm (#62/702) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#111) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage (#77/611) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kourtney & Khloe (#107) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mad Men (#307) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Antonio (#106-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*P. Diddy’s Starmaker (#106-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Reality Hell (#107) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tool Academy (#204-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Untamed & Uncut (#209) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is the season finale of 2 shows, both on A&E. First, at 9/8c, is the finale of Intervention, followed by Hoarders at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Trauma on NBC at 9/8c. It stars Aimee Garcia (George Lopez, All About the Andersons), Anastasia Griffith (Damages, Alfie), Billy Lush (The Black Donnellys, Generation Kill), Cliff Curtis (Push, Live Free or Die Hard), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Madea Goes to Jail), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Chicago Hope) and Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights, Bionic Woman). Trauma is the first high-octane medical drama series to live exclusively in the field where the real action is. Like an adrenaline shot to the heart, it is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics. When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco General is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city’s Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives — and give meaning to their own existence in the process.

Another premiere tonight is the season premiere of Lie to Me on FOX at 9/8c.

There is a 1-hour “Best Of” special tonight for Top Gear on BBC America 8/7c.

Finally, tonight’s NFL game is between the Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys on ESPN, starting late for some reason this week at 8:30/7:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Hoarders (#05/105) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Trauma (#101) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Lie to Me (#LTM-201) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys – ESPN @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Special*Top Gear (#709) – BBC America @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Best Of’ Special)
  • *New*Accidentally on Purpose (#102) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Castle (#202) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*CSI: Miami (#802) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars (#902-120) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (#103-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glenn Martin DDS (#109) – Nick at Nite @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gossip Girl (#303) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Greek (#305) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Heroes (#403) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*House (#HOU-603) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother (#502) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 (#515-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lincoln Heights (#403) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*One Tree Hill (#703) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Popular Science’s Future of… (#106) – Science Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Chance of Love (#208-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory (#302) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#111) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Rachel Zoe Project (#206) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Two and a Half Men (#702) – CBS @ 9/8c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 3 shows. First up, at 9/8c, is Dragons’ Den on BBC America, as well as Swords: Life On the Line on the Discovery Channel. Then at 10/9c on the Food Network is the season finale of Chopped.

It’s a night of season premieres on Animal Planet. First up is the premiere of Weird, True & Freaky at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. Then at 10/9c is the premiere of Lost Tapes, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Dragons’ Den (#510) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Swords: Life On the Line (#108) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Lost Tapes (#201/202) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Weird, True & Freaky (#201/202) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*18 Kids & Counting (#314-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*90210 (#204) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World (#105-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars (#902A-60) – ABC @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Flipping Out (#307) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-612) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Melrose Place (#103) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*NCIS (#702) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: Los Angeles (#102) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shark Tank (#107) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-604) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sons of Anarchy (#204) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Surviving Disaster (#105) – Spike TV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#803-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The City (#114-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c (Fall Premiere)
  • *New*The Forgotten (#102) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Good Wife (#102) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Hills (#511-30) – MTV @ 10/9c (Fall Premiere)
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#112) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Naughty Kitchen with Chef Blythe Beck (#102) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Universe (#407) – History Channel @ 9/8c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the series premiere of 3 shows. First up is the premiere of Hank on ABC at 8/7c. It stars Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Frasier, Back to You), Jordan Hinson (Eureka), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show), Melinda McGraw (The Dark Knight, Mad Men, Center of the Universe) & Nathan Gamble (Runaway, The Dark Knight). Hank Pryor, a titan of industry, suddenly finds himself out of work, almost out of money and around a wife and kids for whom he’s never made much time. Despite his recent setbacks, however, Hank is confident he’s on the road back to the top. He knows he is destined to return to greatness. And he is just not the greatness he imagines.

Following that is the series premiere of The Middle, also on ABC, at 8:30/7:30c. It stars Neil Flynn (Scrubs), Patricia Heaton (Back to You, Everybody Loves Raymond), Eden Sher (Sons & Daughters), Charlie McDermott (The Village, Sex Drive) & Atticus Shaffer (The Unborn). The Hecks are a middle class family living in the middle of Indiana, just trying to keep their heads above water. Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars as a wife and mother of three in a comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.

Tonight is also the series premiere of King of the Crown on TLC at 9/8c. It takes viewers behind the glam, beyond the hair spray and into the unseen world of pageants. The show revolves around veteran pageant expert Cy Frakes, who has been coaching aspiring beauty queens for over 20 years. The world of pageants is estimated to be over a billion dollar a year business and continues to be of intrigue to many Americans. TLC goes inside the world of competitive beauty pageants with Cy’s pageant training business, Gowns and Crowns, as his team helps clients perfect everything from their walk, to their talk, to their hair, down to the dress.

Tonight is also the 90-minute season premiere of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Hank (#101) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*King of the Crown (#100-60) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Middle (#101) – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1801-90) – MTV @ 10/9c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1305) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Black Gold (#207) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cougar Town (#102) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#502) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI: NY (#602) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Destination Truth (#304) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eastwick (#102) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gary Unmarried (#202) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#515-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#109-30) – Style @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-105) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order: SVU (#1102) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#209-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mercy (#102) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Modern Family (#103) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-605) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#113) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The New Adventures of Old Christine (#502) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1003) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#211) – TLC @ 10/9c


Thursday

Thursday is the season premiere of Private Practice on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Private Practice (#301) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Special*Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Behind the Music (#104) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bones (#BON-503) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bully Beatdown (#206-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Community (#103) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*CSI (#1002) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flash Forward (#102) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Fringe (#FR-203) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#603) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (#503) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*LA Ink (#313) – TLC @ 10/9c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Models of the Runway (#107) – Lifetime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Nitro Circus (#206-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Parks and Recreation (#203) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Police Women of Broward County (#109) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pranked (#106-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Project Runway (#607) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#206-30) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Skins (#309) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Supernatural (#504) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Survivor (#1903) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#114) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Mentalist (#202) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Office (#603) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#210) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Vampire Diaries (#103) – CW @ 8/7c


Friday

Friday is the season finale of Jockeys on Animal Planet at 9/8c.

Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of Stargate Universe on Syfy at 9/8c. It stars Lou Diamond Phillips (Wolf Lake, Numb3rs), Ming-Na (E.R.), Robert Carlyle (Eragon, 28 Weeks Later), Alaina Huffman (Painkiller Jane), Brian J. Smith (The War Boys), David Blue (Moonlight, Ugly Betty), Elyse Levesque (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Jamil Walker Smith (Waynehead, Hey Arnold!) & Justin Louis (Grey Gardens, Hidden Hills). It follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Wedded to Perfection on TLC at 10/9c. The show will follow the charismatic husband and wife team, Jung Lee and Josh Brooks, who together own New York’s premiere wedding and event planning business, Fete.

Tonight is also the season premieres of 3 shows. First up, at 8/7c on the Cartoon Network is the premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c.

Next is the premiere of ‘Til Death on FOX at 8:30/7:30c.

Finally, it’s the premiere of DietTribe on Lifetime at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Jockeys (#207-60) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Stargate Universe (#101/102) – Syfy @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Wedded to Perfection (#101) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*DietTribe (#201) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Star Wars: The Clone Wars (#201/202) – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*‘Til Death (#TIL-402) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Brothers (#BTH-106) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Crash (#203) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dollhouse (#DOL-202) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Whisperer (#502) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order (#2002) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Medium (#602) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Numb3rs (#602) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#729) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#406/407) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Smallville (#3X5252) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Jay Leno Show (#115) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c


Saturday

Saturday is the season finale of Country Fried Home Videos on CMT at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Superfetch on Animal Planet at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c. Too busy to make the bed in the morning? Need some help getting a date? Are you looking for a tandem bike-riding buddy? Don’t worry, with the help of pet trainer and YouTube sensation Zak George, your pet’s got you covered! Zak believes he can teach anyone how to teach any pet how to perform any trick, and he will do just that. Filmed in South Florida and in the Boston metro area, the show follows Zak as he works with pet parents and shows them how to transform their ordinary pet into a trick-doing stunt jockey and in the process strengthens the bond they have with their beloved companion.

Following that, also on Animal Planet, is the season premiere of Dogs 101 at 9/8c.

Tonight is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Ryan Reynolds and the musical guest is Lady Gaga.

Finally, tonight’s college football game is between Southern California at California on ABC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Country Fried Home Videos (#507-30/508-30) – CMT @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Superfetch (#101/102) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Dogs 101 (#201) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Saturday Night College Football: Southern California at California – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Making His Band (#109-60) – MTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Robin Hood (#304) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#3502) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Sit Down, Shut Up (#SIT-110) – FOX @ 11:59/10:59c

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

— Jenny

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4 Responses to This Week on TV – 9/27/09-10/3/09

  1. Samantha says:

    thanks =) without this i’d be lost

  2. Jenny says:

    I’m really glad it helps! Frankly, I started as a fun way to start easily keeping track for myself! Haha 😀 so I’m very glad to hear anyone say it helps them too!

  3. Abe says:

    Thanks so much Jenny! This is super helpful for a TV buff like me 🙂

  4. Jenny says:

    Thanks, Abe! 😀