This Week on TV – 5/20/12-5/26/12

Welcome to a new week of TV! After last week’s crazy finale fest, this week is much slower. There are a handful of series premieres as well as a few series & some season finales, though, so check it out now!

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Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday features 2 series premieres, 1 season premiere, 1 series finale, & 7 season finales. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of Mrs. Eastwood and Company on E! at 10/9c. Chronicling the lives of Dina Eastwood, the wife of Oscar-winning film legend Clint Eastwood, and their daughters Francesca (18) and Morgan (15), and the all-male six member vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina, “Overtone,” the show is an unprecedented look at the surprisingly normal extended and blended family behind one of Hollywood’s most iconic superstars. This series invites viewers to witness their lives and proves that familial bonds are shaped by more than DNA. Developed by Executive Producer Jeff Jenkins for Bunim-Murray Productions, the series follows Dina, Francesca, Morgan, the six members of “Overtone,” and those intimately involved in their world, wherever their lives may take them, from their hometown of Carmel, CA to Los Angeles and beyond.
 
Tonight is also the series premiere of Mystery Diners on Food Network at 10:30/9:30c. What happens in the food world when a bad employee starts to take down an otherwise thriving establishment or when restaurant owners suspect someone of not doing their job appropriately? They call in the Mystery Diners. These undercover operatives go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras to find out what’s really going on when the boss isn’t around.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Harry’s Law (#222) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2222) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *Season Finale*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-209) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*Family Guy (#FG-919/20) – FOX @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Sherlock (#4215) – PBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Apprentice (#1214-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-324) – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Simpsons (#SI-2314) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*Mystery Diners (#101) – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Mrs. Eastwood and Company (#101) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#701-60) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Mob Wives (#218-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c (1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special Pt 1)
  • *Special*The 2012 Billboard Music Awards – ABC @ 8/7c (3-Hour Special)
  • *New*Army Wives (#613) – Lifetime @ 9/8c (Spring Finale)
  • *New*Cupcake Wars – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Game of Thrones (#18/208) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Girls (#06/106) – HBO @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Jerseylicious (#414) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mad Men (#510) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (#104) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#1019) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#407) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*River Monsters (#408) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sand Masters (#208) – Travel Channel @ 7/6c
  • *New*Sister Wives (#302-60) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Big C (#307) – Showtime @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Borgias (#207) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Client List (#107) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Killing (#209) – AMC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Next Food Network Star – Food Network @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#405) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough Love (#406-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Veep (#05/105) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#683) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 1 series finale & 1 season finale, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

John Lithgow & Miranda Cosgrove are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Kathy Griffin & Emily Maynard are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*House (#HOU-822A/B) – FOX @ 8/7c (2 New Episodes Including Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (#106) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World – CBS @ 10/9c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (#314) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*American Ninja Warrior (#402-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*American Pickers (#417) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#703-60) – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Basketball Wives (#414-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bethenny Ever After (#314) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Eureka (#507) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hotel Impossible (#107) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Invention Hunters – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kurt Sutter’s Outlaw Empires (#102) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*La La’s Full Court Life (#310-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Lost Girl (#206) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Money From Strangers (#104) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Pawn Star$ (#537/538) – History Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness (#204-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tanisha Gets Married (#103) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bachelorette (#802-120) – ABC @ 9:01/8:01c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Pitch (#105) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#422) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Top Gear (#1805-90) – BBC America @ 8:30/7:30c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Undercover Boss: Abroad – TLC @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Undercover Stings (#104) – Spike TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#684) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 season premiere & 2 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Tracy Morgan is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Ali Wentworth is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & the winner from Dancing With the Stars are two of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dancing with the Stars (#1410A-120) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Glee (#GLE-322) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Hollywood Treasure (#201-60) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *Special*River Monsters (#412) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Killer Weapons’ Special)
  • *New*16 & Pregnant (#4011-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1144) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*America’s Got Talent (#704-60) – NBC @ 9/8c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dance Moms: Miami (#107) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#807) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (#218) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*Giuliana & Bill (#509-60) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Let’s Stay Together (#220) – BET @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*No Kitchen Required (#108) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pregnant in Heels (#202) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Savage U (#108-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Devils Ride (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Game (#520) – BET @ 10/9c
  • *New*The L.A. Complex (#105) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#715) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*United Stats of America (#103) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#685) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 8 season finales, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Howie Mandel is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Edie Falco and Penn & Teller are some of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Bethenny Frankel is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*American Idol (#ID-1144A/B) – FOX @ 8/7c (127-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (#112) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 (#107) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: SVU (#1323) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Modern Family (#324) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Revenge (#122) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Sold! (#110) – History Channel @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*The Middle (#324) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Special*River Monsters (#409) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Lethal Legends’ Special)
  • *New*America’s Next Top Model (#1813) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Around the World in 80 Plates (#103) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Duck Dynasty (#114/115) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (#707-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Restaurant: Impossible – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Toddlers & Tiaras (#512) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Total Blackout (#107) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#686) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*White Heat (#103) – BBC America @ 10/9c

Thursday

Thursday features 4 series premieres, 2 season premieres, & 1 series finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for series premiere information

Tonight is the 2-hour series premiere of Duets on ABC at 8/7c. John Legend joins a musical all-star lineup in ABC’s major music series. The show is hosted by Quddus (Total Request Live) and stars the music industry’s biggest superstars. Legend is joined by Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke in the search for the ultimate “Duet” partner in this one-of a kind singing competition that takes the superstars out from behind the judges’ panel and onto the stage. Clarkson, Legend, Nettles, and Thicke individually set out on a journey across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy of being their duet partners. Ultimately, each superstar will choose two singers to be his/her partners. Together, the superstars and their partners take the stage each week and perform in front of a live studio audience. In the end, only one duet will be at the top of the charts, and the winning partner will receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
 
Tonight is also the series premiere of On the Fly on TLC at 9/8c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 9:30/8:30c. The show takes viewers on an exploration of the modern air travel experience. Going into airports across the country, the series shares an insider’s view of Southwest Airlines – at the gates, in the air, and behind the scenes – revealing the hectic, unexpected, and over-the-top happenings with customers and employees. With more than 100 million passengers a year, Southwest is one of the country’s largest and busiest airlines, and every day there are countless compelling and outrageous stories happening in the terminals and on the planes. Each episode will bring viewers along for the ride, sharing thelarge-scale operations at the airline, as well as personal customer stories, ranging from a surprise proposal mid-flight and a delayed dance troupe’s impromptu performance to the havoc caused by weather delays and the repercussions of a baggage belt breakdown. In this series, it’s not about the destination, but the journey to get there.
 
Also, tonight is the series premiere of Men at Work on TBS at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. The show stars Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy (The O.C.), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), James Lesure (Las Vegas), and Meredith Hagner (Royal Pains). It centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish reporter and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Hagner). Together, the four friends help each other navigate the treacherous waters of work, friendship and women.
 
And finally, tonight is the series premiere of Tattoo School on TLC at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. From disabled veterans to high school dropouts, students from all walks of life will be featured in this new series. Based in Shreveport, LA, the renowned World’s Only Tattoo School provides prospective tattoo artists with a once-in-a-lifetime, two-week intensive course on the art of tattooing. Instructed by Dr. Bill Pogue, who has over 38 years of teaching experience, the class includes an array of artists with different goals and expectations. Whether it is a career change, secret talent or desire to turn life around, Pogue’s students will develop the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to break into the highly-competitive tattoo industry.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Alison Brie is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Glenn Close and the American Idol winner are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Bill Paxton is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Awake (#113) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Duets (#101-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Men at Work (#100/101) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*On the Fly (#101/102) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Tattoo School (#101/102) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Rookie Blue (#301) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-901) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*River Monsters (#410) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘The Deadliest Encounters’ Special)
  • *New*7 Days of Sex (#105) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding (#106) – Bravo @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Kathy (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Pauly D Project (#109) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Punk’d (#909) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Sweet Genius – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet (#105) – Lifetime @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#687) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Friday

Friday features several great new episodes, so check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Bill Hader is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*River Monsters (#411) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c (1-Hour ‘Untold Stories’ Special)
  • *New*Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country (#106) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Melissa & Tye (#106) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Mystery Diners (#102) – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#250/1018) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (#213/214) – TLC @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Dead Files (#207) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Half Hour – Comedy Central @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Ricky Gervais Show (#306) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Singing Bee (#506) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1512) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#233/841 & 234/842) – TBS @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)

Saturday

Saturday is the return of new episodes of How to Be a Gentleman on CBS at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*24/7 (#1701) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*How to Be a Gentleman (#104/105) – CBS @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Southern Nights (#107) – CMT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Texas Women (#207) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Firm (#118/??) – NBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)

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

— Jenny

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