This Week on TV – 8/21/11-8/27/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! We are right around the corner from the new season of television, so things are slowing down. There is still a lot on, though, so check it all out below!

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

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Tonight is the season finale of The Glee Project on Oxygen at 9/8c.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*The Glee Project (#110) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: Preseason: San Diego at Dallas – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Against the Wall (#104) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Bar Rescue (#106) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1320) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Breaking Bad (#406) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (#509-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Curb Your Enthusiasm (#77/807) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Curiosity (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Drop Dead Diva (#309) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Entourage (#93/805) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hillbilly Handfishin’ (#103) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hoarding: Buried Alive (#306) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ice Road Truckers (#512) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*In the Flow with Affion Crockett (#FLO-103) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Jerseylicious (#314) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#610) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Leverage (#409) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sand Masters (#112-30) – Travel Channel @ 7/6c
  • *New*The Glades (#211) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Great Food Truck Race – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#314) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Gear (#205) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*True Blood (#45/409) – HBO @ 9/8c

Monday

Monday features 3 season premieres & 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 80-minute season premiere of Top Gear on BBC America at 9/8c, and the season premiere of La La’s Full Court Life at 9/8c, followed by the season premiere of The T.O. Show at 9:30/8:30c, both on VH1.
 
Tonight is also the season finale of Surprise Homecoming on TLC and The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network, both at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Denis Leary (Rescue Me) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Hugh Laurie (HouseLaw & Order: Criminal Intent) 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*Surprise Homecoming (#108) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*La La’s Full Court Life (#201-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The T.O. Show (#301-30) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Top Gear (#1701-80) – BBC America @ 9/8c (80-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Basketball Wives (#312-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special Pt 2)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Preseason: Chicago at N.Y. Giants – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Alphas (#107) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (#715-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bachelor Pad (#203-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Eureka (#417) – Syfy @ 8/7c
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#406-60) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hair Battle Spectacular (#202) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen (#HK-910/911) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*HGTV Design Star (#HSTAR-607) – HGTV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hoarders (#50/409) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention (#147/1008) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kate Plus 8 (#214-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Most Eligible Dallas (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Millionaire Matchmaker (#502) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rizzoli & Isles (#207) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club (#704) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big C (#209) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Closer (#707) – TNT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Lying Game (#102) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Protector (#110) – Lifetime @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#411) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Tia & Tamera (#103) – Style Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Warehouse 13 (#307) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Weeds (#709) – Showtime @ 10/9c

Tuesday

Tuesday features new episodes of some fan favorites, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Also on tonight:

  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#625-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*Awkward (#106-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Billy the Exterminator (#66/417 & 56/407) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Combat Hospital (#110) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Dirty Money (#105/106) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Flipping Out (#508) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gordon Ramsay’s F Word (#505/506) – BBC America @ 10/9c & 11/10c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*It’s Worth What (#106) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Picker Sisters (#105-60) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pretty Little Liars (#211) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*Take the Money and Run (#104) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Teen Mom (#1308-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*Top Shot (#303) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not to Wear (#903/904) – TLC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)

Wednesday

Wednesday features 1 series premiere, 2 season premieres, & 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 series premiere of Buried Treasure on FOX at 8/7c. Identical twin brothers, Leigh and Leslie Keno (Antiques Roadshow) travel across the country to help ordinary people discover the unknown treasures in their homes. The Keno brothers are modern-day treasure hunters – world-renowned antique experts and appraisers who have helped people all over the world sell more than $1 billion worth of collectibles. From one-of-a-kind comics to a 300-year-old violin, the pair will travel the country to uncover age-old mysteries and change people’s lives forever.
 
Tonight is also the season premiere of Confessions: Animal Hoarding on Animal Planet and Top Chef: Just Desserts on Bravo, both at 10/9c.
 
Finally, tonight is the season finale of Man v. Food Nation on Travel Channel at 9/8c and the season finale of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men, That 70s Show) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Regis Philbin 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*Man v. Food Nation (#113-30) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#2110-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Buried Treasure (#BUR-101) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Confessions: Animal Hoarding (#301) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Top Chef: Just Desserts (#201) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#626-60) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1321) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Damages (#407) – DirecTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dance Moms (#107-60) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Warrior (#306) – Spike TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Famous Food (#108-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ghost Hunters (#711-60) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Happy Endings (#HE106) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c (Previously unaired episode)
  • *New*Hot in Cleveland (#2??) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: UK (#302) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Melissa & Joey (#10??/10??) – ABC Family @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Minute to Win It (#2??) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Necessary Roughness (#109) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*One Man Army (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Outrageous Kid Parties (#203/204) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Rescue Me (#707) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Roseanne’s Nuts (#110-30/111-30) – Lifetime @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Royal Pains (#309) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Sons of Guns (#206) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (#107) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Hour (#102) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*Ton of Cash (#102-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c

Thursday

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

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Tonight is the season finale of Expedition Impossible on ABC at 9/8c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) 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*Expedition Impossible (#110) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football: Preseason: Washington at Baltimore – ESPN @ 8/7c
  • *New*Beyond Scared Straight (#07/201) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Big Brother (#1322 – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Burn Notice (#510) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*CMT Made (#102) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Futurama (#624) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jersey Shore (#404-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*JUNKies (#102) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*LA Ink (#418) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Louie – FX @ 10:30/9:30c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Project Runway (#905-90) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Rookie Blue (#210) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Russian Dolls (#102-30) – Lifetime @ 10:32/9:32c
  • *New*Stuck with Hackett (#103) – Science Channel @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Suits (#110) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sweet Home Alabama (#107) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Texas Women (#107) – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#201) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Green Room with Paul Provenza (#207) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*Ugly Americans (#212) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Wilfred – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wipeout (#429) – 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 Man vs. Wild on Discovery Channel at 9/8c. Following that, it’s the season finale of Surviving the Cut at 10/9c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) 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*Man vs. Wild (#706) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Surviving the Cut (#206) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason: Green Bay at Indianapolis – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*American Restoration (#122) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#315) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friends with Benefits (#107/108) – NBC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Haven (#207) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Heat Seekers – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Karaoke Battle USA (#103) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paranormal Challenge (#109-60) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (#213) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Strike Back (#103) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sugar High – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Torchwood (#408) – Starz @ 10/9c

Saturday

Saturday is the season finale of Pit Boss on Animal Planet at 10/9c.

It’s also the season premiere of 24/7 on HBO at 10/9c.

Finally, it’s the 50-minute summer premiere for Doctor Who on BBC America at 9/8c, followed by a 70-minute ‘Best of the Companions’ special at 9:50/8:50c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Pit Boss (#214) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*24/7 (#1201) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Doctor Who (#608-50) – BBC America @ 9/8c & 9:50/8:50c (50-Minute Summer Premiere & 70-Minute ‘Best of the Companions’ Special)

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

— Jenny

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