This Week on TV – 8/22/10-8/28/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! Another busy week as we begin to wind down the summer and prepare for the new season, so let’s get to it! Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch this week! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday is the season finales of Army Wives on Lifetime and HGTV Design Star on HGTV, both at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Family Style on Food Network at 10/9c. Meet siblings Joey and Melissa Maggiore. Despite approaching life in completely opposite ways, this “odd couple” of the restaurant world, share the same goal: to make their new Italian restaurant, Tommy V’s, in Carlsbad, Calif., a success. Melissa, a hard-working traditionalist, can find it challenging seeing eye-to-eye with Joey, a wild card without a filter. While trying to pull off everything from speed-dating events to extravagant wedding rehearsal dinners, Joey can drive Melissa crazy with his pranks and antics, but at the end of the day, these talented restaurateurs pull through together in true family style.

It’s also the series premiere of The Spin Crowd on E! at 10:30/9:30c. The show takes viewers inside Command PR, a renowned celebrity and entertainment PR agency responsible for the publicity of high-profile products and brands, as well as star-studded events and celebrity appearances. Headed by impassioned owner Jonathan Cheban and the ever-patient Simon Huck, this pair works long hours both in and out of the office juggling the 24/7 drama that comes with their hectic schedule, complex projects and demanding clients.

Before that, it’s the season premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E! at 10/9c.

Finally, tonight is a game of Sunday Night Football: Preseason: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers on NBC at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Army Wives (#418) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*HGTV Design Star – HGTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Family Style – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*The Spin Crowd (#101) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#501) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Preseason: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1220) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#211) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage (#86/708) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#203) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hung (#18/208) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#411) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Leverage (#311) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mad Men (#405) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Boys (#406) – TBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch (#108-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rubicon (#105) – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Samantha Brown’s Asia (#106-60) – Travel Channel @ 8AM/7AMc
  • *New*The Antonio Treatment – HGTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Gates (#109) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Glades (#106) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The T.O. Show (#208-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*True Blood (#34/310) – HBO @ 9/8c


Monday

Monday is the season finales of The Hard Times of RJ Berger on MTV and The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo, both at 10/9c.

Tonight is the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant on NBC at 9/8c and Monday Night Football: Preseason: Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans on ESPN at 8/7c.

Finally, tonight is the TV movie, Bond of Silence on Lifetime at 9/8c. Kim Raver (Grey’s Anatomy, Lipstick Jungle, Third Watch) stars as a widow whose husband is mysteriously murdered while trying to quell a wild teenage house party on New Year’s Eve. Searching for answers about her husband’s death, the kids and their protective parents keep a shroud of secrecy to prevent her from finding out the truth. She must try and break up the bond to uncover the secrets behind what really happened. It also stars Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) and Charlie McDermott (The Middle).

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Hard Times of RJ Berger (#112-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#216) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Special*2010 Miss Universe Pageant – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Bond of Silence – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Preseason: Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain (#621-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bachelor Pad (#103-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Cake Boss (#316) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dance Your Ass Off (#212) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dating in the Dark (#203) – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Huge (#109) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention (#128/909) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lie to Me (#LTM-219) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Minute to Win It (#120) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Money Hungry (#104-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rizzoli & Isles (#104) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#307-30) – MTV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Scream Queens (#204-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big C (#102) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Closer (#607) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#312) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Top Gear (#505) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ultimate Car Build Off (#109) – Discovery Channel @ 7/6c
  • *New*Warren The Ape (#111-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Weeds (#602) – Showtime @ 10/9c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 3 shows. First up, at 9/8c, it’s the finale of HawthoRNe on TNT.

Then at 9:30/8:30c, it’s the finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E.

Finally, at 10/9c, it’s the finale of Memphis Beat on TNT at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Gene Simmons Family Jewels (#109/515) – A&E @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*HawthoRNe (#210) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Memphis Beat (#109) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#423-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#525-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Big Lake (#105/109) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Covert Affairs (#107) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Flipping Out (#403) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Growing Up Twisted (#06/106) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hair Battle Spectacular (#103) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Louie (#110) – FX @ 11/10c
  • *New*Make It or Break It (#209) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Melissa & Joey (#103) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Minute to Win It (#121) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Rescue Me (#609) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Scrappers (#106) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Shaq vs. (#204) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swords: Life on the Line (#203) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#504) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Colony (#205) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Rachel Zoe Project (#304) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Unnatural History – Cartoon Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#208) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*White Collar (#207) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wipeout (#315) – ABC @ 8/7c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of Confessions: Animal Hoarding at 9/8c and Monsters Inside Me at 10/9c, both on Animal Planet.

Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Confessions: Animal Hoarding (#106) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Monsters Inside Me (#210) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*24 Hour Restaurant Battle – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#526-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1221) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Chasing Mummies (#107) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Criss Angel: Mindfreak (#97/605-60) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dark Blue (#205) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Food Wars (#110-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#611-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets (#603) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*LA Ink (#403) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Man v. Food (#312-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Man vs. Wild (#503) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Masterchef (#MCH-106/107) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Minute to Win It (#122) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Plain Jane (#105) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pros vs Joes (#506) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Psych (#507) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Surviving the Cut (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Choir (#108) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real World (#2409-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef (#711) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tosh.0 (#221) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (#97/417 & 98/418) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Wonders of the Solar System (#104) – Science Channel @ 9/8c


Thursday

Thursday is a game of Monday Night Football: Preseason: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers on ESPN at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Preseason: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ace of Cakes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Chopper: Senior vs Junior (#103) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*BBQ Pit Masters (#203) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1222) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Burn Notice (#412) – USA @ 9/8c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Come Dine with Me (#108) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Style – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Futurama (#611) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#205-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*On the Road with Austin & Santino (#105) – Lifetime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Pitchmen (#202) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Project Runway (#805-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Rookie Blue (#110) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Royal Pains (#212) – USA @ 10/9c (Summer Finale)
  • *New*Stan Lee’s Superhumans (#104) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of DC (#104) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Squad: Prison Police (#03/103 & 05/105) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Universe (#505) – History Channel @ 9/8c


Friday

Friday is the 2-hour series finale of Pillars of the Earth on Starz at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the season finales of 3 shows. First up is The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie on HGTV at 8/7c. Next is the 2-hour finale of Whale Wars on Animal Planet at 9/8c. Finally, it’s the finale of Chefs vs City on Food Network at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of Beyond Survival with Les Stroud on Discovery Channel at 10/9c. As Survivorman, Les Stroud spent years surviving some of the most remote locations on earth — alone — while filming himself. In this new show, Stroud learns the tribes’ techniques, takes part in their rituals and ceremonies and discovers the secrets of how their culture has survived for thousands of years… before they vanish forever. Les has relied on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to endure his seven-day challenges. Now, he takes his knowledge deeper; seek out the true masters ofsurvival — the last indigenous tribes in the most remote corners of the planet.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Blood Dolphins on Animal Planet at 11/10c. This three-part powerful miniseries spotlighting renowned dolphin activist and member of Earth Island Institute’s Marine Mammal Team Richard (Ric) O’Barry’s campaign to expose the plight of dolphins worldwide. With his son, filmmaker Lincoln O’Barry, Ric continues the journey that began in the Academy Award-winning film The Cove, where he and a crew of experts, including free divers, underwater camera experts and passionate activists exposed the world to the shocking slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Japan.

Tonight is a game of NFL Preseason: San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints on CBS at 8/7c.

Finally, tonight is the 1-hour The CW Special: The Gulf Is Back on the CW at 8/7c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Pillars of the Earth (#107/108) – Starz @ 10/9c (2-Hour Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Chefs vs City – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Whale Wars (#312/313) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Series Premiere*Beyond Survival with Les Stroud (#101) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Blood Dolphins (#101) – Animal Planet @ 11/10c
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason: San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Special*The CW Special: The Gulf Is Back – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Eureka (#408) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gangland (#704) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Haven (#108) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Man, Woman, Wild (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress: Atlanta (#108) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Your Chance to Dance (#106-60) – CMT @ 10/9c


Saturday

Saturday is a new episode of Persons Unknown on NBC at 8/7c, followed by the series finale at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Persons Unknown (#112/113) – NBC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Series Finale)
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason: Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Being Human (#206-75) – BBC America @ 9/8c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#707) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? – Style Network @ 9/8c

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

— Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 8/22/10-8/28/10

  1. Sharon Jeffris says:

    I missed the last episode 8/28/10 finale—Will it be shown on TV again on 9/8/10 or any other time?
    Thanks, Sharon Jeffris

  2. Jenny says:

    Are you talking about Persons Unknown? If so, I don’t believe it will be re-aired, no. They do have it up on their website, though, I believe. NBC.com