This Week on TV – 6/26/11-7/2/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! We’re really rocking with the summer season now, with a good bit of the summer shows having premiered last week and this week. There are a few more to come in early July, but for this week, the schedule is pretty packed, aside from a darn near empty Friday. So check it below!

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Sunday

Sunday features 1 series premiere, 4 season premieres, 2 season finales & 1 series finale. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Extreme Chef on Food Network at 10:30/9:30c. Hosted by TV veteran and seasoned world traveler Marsh Mokhtari, each episode pushes three chefs to their physical and mental limits as they must adjust to extreme conditions and unpredictable curveballs such as swimming across a lake for ingredients and using a car engine as a makeshift stove. Whether extracting ingredients from a block of ice or using a pocket knife as a lone cooking utensil, each of the eight episodes in season one follows three culinary pros as they navigate this over-the-top contest vying for $10,000 and the coveted title of Extreme Chef. With three challenges per episode, the competitors’ wits, adaptability and artistry are tested as they must cook up a way to showcase their creative chops while surviving the ultimate competition. With minimal time to complete each challenge, speed counts but quality matters most in the end. After the first two challenges, one chef is eliminated and the two remaining competitors battle in the ultimate showdown. From beaches and farms to ghost towns and mountains, Extreme Chef takes the competitors to obscure locations for each out-of-the-box challenge, like cooking a meal on a deserted island, preparing a perfect block party in a torrential downpour and gathering ingredients from a bucket of rattlesnakes.
 
Tonight is also the season premiere of 4 shows. First up, it’s the premieres of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1, Leverage on TNT, and True Blood on HBO, all at 9/8c. Then at 10/9c, it’s the premiere of The Marriage Ref on NBC.
 
Tonight is the season finale of Mob Wives on VH1 at 8/7c. It’s also a new episode of Freaky Eaters on TLC at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c. Finally, tonight is the series finale of Law & Order: CI on USA at 9/8c.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Law & Order: CI (#1008) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Freaky Eaters (#207/208) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *Season Finale*Mob Wives (#110-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Extreme Chef – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (#501-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Leverage (#401) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Marriage Ref (#210) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*True Blood (#37/401) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#302) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Falling Skies (#103) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ice Loves Coco (#103) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#505) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Plain Sight (#408) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#603) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sand Masters (#106-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Glades (#203) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Glee Project (#103) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Next Food Network Star (#NF0704-90) – Food Network @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Protector (#103) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#307-75) – Bravo @ 10/9c (75-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Real L Word (#204) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Treme (#20/210) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#445) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 2 season premieres & 1 season finale. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season premiere of Weeds at 10/9c, followed by the premiere of The Big C at 10:30/9:30c, both on Showtime.
 
Tonight is also the season finale of Meat & Potatoes on Food Network at 10:30/9:30c.
 

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Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, The Cleveland Show) & DJ Qualls (Memphis Beat) are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Bert Kreischer (Bert the Conqueror) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Larry the Cable Guy (Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy) & Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) are two of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Louis C.K. (Louie) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Meat & Potatoes – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Big C (#201) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Weeds (#701) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Too Fat for 15 (#200) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Basketball Wives (#305-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Cake Boss (#417-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (#105) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Hoarders (#44/403) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention (#144/1005) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Kate Plus 8 (#210) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: Los Angeles (#118) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Masterchef (#MCH-207) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Platinum Hit (#105) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Single Ladies (#104-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Switched at Birth (#104) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Teen Wolf (#105) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#706-120) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#403) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Vanished with Beth Holloway (#107) – Lifetime @ 10/9c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series premiere. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of I Kid with Brad Garrett on TLC at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c. Emmy winner Brad Garrett takes an entertaining and insightful look into the minds of kids and gets their perspective on the world around them. The adventures, predicaments and interactions provide laughs the whole family can enjoy!
 

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Elijah Wood (Wilfred) & Leslie Bibb (Kings, ER, Popular) are two of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Andy Richter is one of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Jason Bateman (Sit Down Shut Up, Arrested Development) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Paris Hilton is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*I Kid with Brad Garrett (#101/102) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *New*16 & Pregnant (#312-120) – MTV @ 10/9c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#518-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (#102) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#608-60) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#620-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Combat Hospital (#102) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Covert Affairs (#204) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#712) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1 New Episode & 1 ‘After the Catch’ Special)
  • *New*Gene Simmons Family Jewels (#126/605 & 127/606) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Hawthorne (#303) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*MasterChef (#MCH-208) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Memphis Beat (#203) – TNT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (#119) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#203) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Little Couple (#408) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Nine Lives of Chloe King (#103) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Voice (#111-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*tosh.0 (#317) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*White Collar (#304) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wipeout (#418) – ABC @ 8/7c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 3 series premiere, 2 season premieres, & 3 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of State of Georgia on ABC Family at 8:30/7:30c. Get ready New York! Georgia Chamberlin – and her quirky best friend, Jo – are taking the city by storm. The half-hour multi-cam comedy series stars Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality, and her science geek best friend, Jo (Majandra Delfino), who are trying to make professional and personal headway in New York City. The series also stars Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) as Aunt Honey.
 
The second series premiere tonight is Love in the Wild on NBC at 10/9c. The show puts relationships to the ultimate test. Hosted by Darren McMullen (Australian Minute to Win It), 10 single men and 10 single women, all looking for love, will experience a romantic adventure unlike anything they could have ever imagined. These singles have tried it all – speed-dating, blind-dating, Internet dating — and now, they’re headed deep into the remote jungles of Costa Rica to see if they can find that special someone they’ve been looking for.
 
The third series premiere tonight is Necessary Roughness on USA at 10/9c. The show focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee Callie Thorne (Rescue Me, Californication), who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight – all in a moment of crisis – clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she’s changing people’s lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds. The show also stars Marc Blucas (Buffy, The Vampire Slayer), Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) and Scott Cohen (Gilmore Girls, NYPD Blue).
 
Tonight is also the season premieres of Royal Pains on USA at 9/8c and Behind the Music on VH1 at 10/9c.
 
Finally, tonight is the season finales of The Voice on NBC at 8/7c, Mythbusters on Discovery Channel at 9/8c, and Bert the Conqueror on Travel Channel at 10/9c.
 

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash, Raising the Bar, NYPD Blue) is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Cedric the Entertainer (The Proud Family, The Steve Harvey Show) is one of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Saturday Night Live) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Mary Louise Parker (Weeds) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Bert the Conqueror (#213-30) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Mythbusters (#924) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Voice (#112-60) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*State of Georgia (#101) – ABC Family @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Love in the Wild (#101) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Necessary Roughness (#101-75) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Behind the Music (#401-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Royal Pains (#301) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#609-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Franklin & Bash (#105) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Happily Divorced (#1??) – TV Land @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Haunted Collector (#105) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hollywood Treasure (#121/122) – Syfy @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#2??) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (#403/404) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Jon Benjamin Has a Van (#102) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Man v. Food Nation (#106-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Melissa & Joey – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Men of a Certain Age (#211) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rocco’s Dinner Party (#103) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-814/815) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2102-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The World According to Paris (#105) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#403) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (#204) – Science Channel @ 10/9c

Thursday

Thursday features 1 season premiere. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season premiere of Ugly Americans on Comedy Central at 10:30/9:30c.
 

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Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Tom Papa (The Marriage Ref), & David Cook (American Idol) are a few of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Henry Winkler (Royal Pains) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*Ugly Americans (#203) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Burn Notice (#502) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Expedition Impossible (#102) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Extreme Chef – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Futurama (#619) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Louie – FX @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Love Bites (#105) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*NY Ink (#105) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Police Women (#612) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rookie Blue (#202) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-814A/815A) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Suits (#102) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Swamp People (#213) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swords: Life on the Line (#309) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#198/1131) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The First 48: Missing Persons (#04/104) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#413) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#446) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wilfred (#102) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wipeout (#419) – ABC @ 8/7c

Friday

Friday features 2 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the season finale of Dual Survival on Discovery Channel at 9/8c and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Cedric the Entertainer (the Proud Family, The Steve Harvey Show) & Moon Bloodgood (Falling Skies, Journeyman, Day Break) are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dual Survival (#212) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding (#107) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#511) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Outrageous Food – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress; Randy Knows Best (#105/106) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Swamp Loggers (#403) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c

Saturday

Saturday features new episodes of four shows on BBC America, as well as a new episode of Chaos on CBS at 8/7c.

Tonight’s guests on The Graham Norton Show on BBC America at 10/9c including Kim Cattrall, Jessie Wallace, & The Saturdays.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Chaos – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Come Fly with Me (#103) – BBC America @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Outcasts (#103) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#911) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Inbetweeners (#303) – BBC America @ 11/10c

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

— Jenny

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