If We Controlled Your Remote… 8/19/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

My pick this week (literally, my only one 😉 ) is Food Network’s latest, Family Restaurant Rivals. Valerie Bertinelli hosts as families (who all have their own family run restaurants…) compete in challenges requiring them to overcome real-life restaurant curve balls to win over the judges in order to win the $10,000 prize. The rotating panel of judges includes Kardea Brown, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Clinton Kelly, Antonia Lofaso, Simon Majumdar, Christian Petroni, Aarti Sequeira, Jet Tila, & more.

This isn’t a new idea… In fact, it isn’t even new on Food Network. Back in March, they aired the 13-episode competition series Family Food Showdown. It’s basically the same exact show but this time the families all have their own restaurants. I enjoyed the other, so I’m hoping this will be the same.

On tonight’s episode, “The Family That Cooks Together,” Chinese-American, Jewish, and Italian-American families face off to see whose family restaurant fare is the best. In round one, Valerie asks the teams to adapt their restaurants’ best lunch combos for picky eaters. The two families who remain in round two have to make an impressive noodle dish with a twist that wows the judges, and the winning family takes home the $10,000 prize.

Don’t miss another fun show tonight on Food Network at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Kids Baking Championship, So You Think You Can Dance, & Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

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Newsletter & News Poster Help Needed!

Hi all! I have a couple of things I need help with… First up is someone who knows what they’re doing with coding and what not who can help me figure out how best to put out a newsletter. Right now, I use accordions to code the weekly & daily schedules. But as far as I know, that won’t work on email newsletters. My husband could help me figure it out, but he’s busy with his own work, so I’d like to find someone else who can help me out if they have time.

Second, I would like to start posting TV news, but I just simply don’t have the time to do it myself. What I’d like is someone who can keep an eye out during the day to different sites (such as TVLine, TV Fanatic, etc) and write up a post once a night with a short recap and a link to each news item. It would be written up in whatever is your choice (direct in email, Word or the like, Notepad/Wordpad, etc) and sent to me, and then I would clean it up, format it, and post it under your name. This is an unpaid position, but you would of course have my gratitude. 😉

If you are interested in either of the above things, please shoot me an email using the form below. And thank you!

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Sunday on TV – 8/18/19

Season Finale

  • City on a Hill (#110) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • Sweetbitter (#207/208) – Starz @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • The Good Witch – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • The Movies (#106) – CNN @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • The Rook (#108) – Starz @ 8/7c

Series Premiere

Specials/Sports

  • Downton Abbey – PBS @ 9/8c (90-Minute “Downton Abbey Live!” Special)
  • Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Paranormal in the Pacific Northwest” Special)
  • I Am Patrick Swayze – Paramount @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • NFL Preseason – CBS @ 4/3c (New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers)
  • NFL Preseason – FOX @ 8/7c (Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings)

New

  • 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (#303) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • A Lie to Die For (#109) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • A Year in Music (#107) – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • Alaskan Bush People (#1003) – Discovery Channel @ 9:17/8:17c
  • American Pickers – History Channel @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • Big Brother (#2124) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • Carnival Eats (#711) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • Celebrity Family Feud (#508) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Curse of Akakor – Facebook Watch @ 9/8c
  • Fear the Walking Dead (#510) – AMC @ 9/8c (70-Minute New Episode)
  • Flip It Like Disick (#103) – E! @ 9/8c
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (#105) – NGC @ 10/9c
  • If We Built It Today (#106) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • Instinct (#INS209/INS210) – CBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (#170/621) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • Murder in the Thirst (#107) – BET @ 9/8c
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – MTV @ 7/6c, 7:30/6:30c, & 8/7c (3 New Episodes)
  • Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (#403) – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • Pennyworth (#105) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • Preacher (#404) – AMC @ 10:10/9:10c
  • Raising Wild – Discovery Channel @ 10:17/9:17c
  • Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian (#307) – E! @ 10/9c
  • Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c
  • Saints & Sinners (#407) – Bounce TV @ 9/8c
  • Serengeti (#103) – Animal Planet @ 10:01/9:01c (76-Minute New Episode)
  • Serengeti (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (76-Minute New Episode)
  • Snapped (#2525) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • Squidbillies (#1203/1204) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • Strange World (#103) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • Succession (#12/202) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • The $100,000 Pyramid (#409) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac (#415) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • The Weekly (#118) – FX @ 10/9c
  • To Tell the Truth (#402) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • Trunkfest (#207) – AXS TV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • Unexpected (#303) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16135) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • Worst Cooks in America (#1703) – Food Network @ 9/8c

ABC

  • *New*Celebrity Family Feud (#508) @ 8/7c
  • *New*The $100,000 Pyramid (#409) @ 9/8c
  • *New*To Tell the Truth (#402) @ 10/9c

CBS

  • *Sports*NFL Preseason @ 4/3c (New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers)
  • *New*Big Brother (#2124) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Instinct (#INS209/INS210) @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)

FOX

  • *Sports*NFL Preseason @ 8/7c (Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings)

AMC

  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead (#510) @ 9/8c (70-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Preacher (#404) @ 10:10/9:10c

Animal Planet

  • *New*Serengeti (#103) @ 10:01/9:01c (76-Minute New Episode)

AXS TV

  • *New*A Year in Music (#107) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Trunkfest (#207) @ 9:30/8:30c

BET

  • *New*Murder in the Thirst (#107) @ 9/8c

Bounce TV

  • *New*Saints & Sinners (#407) @ 9/8c

Bravo

  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#415) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16135) @ 10/9c

Cartoon Network

  • *New*Squidbillies (#1203/1204) @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)

CNN

  • *Season Finale*The Movies (#106) @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)

Cooking Channel

  • *New*Carnival Eats (#711) @ 9/8c

Discovery Channel

  • *New*Serengeti (#103) @ 8/7c (76-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People (#1003) @ 9:17/8:17c
  • *New*Raising Wild @ 10:17/9:17c

E!

  • *New*Flip It Like Disick (#103) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian (#307) @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nightly Pop @ 11/10c

Epix

  • *New*Pennyworth (#105) @ 9/8c

Facebook Watch

  • *New*Curse of Akakor @ 9/8c

Food Network

  • *New*Worst Cooks in America (#1703) @ 9/8c

FX

  • *New*The Weekly (#118) @ 10/9c

Hallmark

  • *Season Finale*The Good Witch @ 8/7c

HBO

  • *New*Succession (#12/202) @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*The Righteous Gemstones (#01/101-60) @ 10/9c (1-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *New*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (#170/621) @ 11/10c

History Channel

  • *New*American Pickers @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)

MTV

  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out @ 7/6c, 7:30/6:30c, & 8/7c (3 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness @ 8/7c

Netflix

  • *New*Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (#403) @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc

NGC

  • *New*Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (#105) @ 10/9c

Oxygen

  • *New*Snapped (#2525) @ 6/5c
  • *New*A Lie to Die For (#109) @ 8/7c

Paramount

  • *Special*I Am Patrick Swayze @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)

PBS

  • *Special*Downton Abbey @ 9/8c (90-Minute “Downton Abbey Live!” Special)

Science Channel

  • *New*If We Built It Today (#106) @ 10/9c

Showtime

  • *Season Finale*City on a Hill (#110) @ 9/8c

Starz

  • *Season Finale*The Rook (#108) @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Sweetbitter (#207/208) @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)

TLC

  • *New*90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (#303) @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*Unexpected (#303) @ 10/9c

Travel Channel

  • *Special*Ghost Adventures @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Paranormal in the Pacific Northwest” Special)
  • *New*Strange World (#103) @ 10/9c

4:00/3:00c

  • *Sports*NFL Preseason – CBS (New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers)

6:00/5:00c

  • *New*Snapped (#2525) – Oxygen

7:00/6:00c

  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – MTV (3 New Episodes)

7:30/6:30c

  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – MTV (3 New Episodes)

8:00/7:00c

  • *New*90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (#303) – TLC (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*A Lie to Die For (#109) – Oxygen
  • *New*American Pickers – History Channel (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Big Brother (#2124) – CBS
  • *New*Celebrity Family Feud (#508) – ABC
  • *Special*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel (2-Hour “Paranormal in the Pacific Northwest” Special)
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason – FOX (Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings)
  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – MTV (3 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV
  • *New*Serengeti (#103) – Discovery Channel (76-Minute New Episode)
  • *Season Finale*The Good Witch – Hallmark
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#415) – Bravo
  • *Season Finale*The Rook (#108) – Starz

9:00/8:00c

  • *New*A Year in Music (#107) – AXS TV
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People (#1003) – Discovery Channel (9:17/8:17c)
  • *New*Carnival Eats (#711) – Cooking Channel
  • *Season Finale*City on a Hill (#110) – Showtime
  • *New*Curse of Akakor – Facebook Watch
  • *Special*Downton Abbey – PBS (90-Minute “Downton Abbey Live!” Special)
  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead (#510) – AMC (70-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Flip It Like Disick (#103) – E!
  • *Special*I Am Patrick Swayze – Paramount (2-Hour Special)
  • *New*Instinct (#INS209/INS210) – CBS (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Murder in the Thirst (#107) – BET
  • *New*Pennyworth (#105) – Epix
  • *New*Saints & Sinners (#407) – Bounce TV
  • *New*Succession (#12/202) – HBO
  • *Season Finale*Sweetbitter (#207/208) – Starz (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *New*The $100,000 Pyramid (#409) – ABC
  • *Season Finale*The Movies (#106) – CNN (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *New*Worst Cooks in America (#1703) – Food Network

9:30/8:30c

  • *Season Finale*Sweetbitter (#207/208) – Starz (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *New*Trunkfest (#207) – AXS TV

10:00/9:00c

  • *New*Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (#105) – NGC
  • *New*If We Built It Today (#106) – Science Channel
  • *New*Instinct (#INS209/INS210) – CBS (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Preacher (#404) – AMC (10:10/9:10c)
  • *New*Raising Wild – Discovery Channel (10:17/9:17c)
  • *New*Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian (#307) – E!
  • *New*Serengeti (#103) – Animal Planet (10:01/9:01c – 76-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Strange World (#103) – Travel Channel
  • *Series Premiere*The Righteous Gemstones (#01/101-60) – HBO (1-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *New*The Weekly (#118) – FX
  • *New*To Tell the Truth (#402) – ABC
  • *New*Unexpected (#303) – TLC
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16135) – Bravo

11:00/10:00c

  • *New*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (#170/621) – HBO
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E!

12:00AM/11:00PMc

  • *New*Squidbillies (#1203/1204) – Cartoon Network (12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc – 2 New Episodes)

3:00AM/2:00AMc

  • *New*Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (#403) – Netflix (3:01AM/2:01AMc)

Full Schedule

  • *Season Finale*City on a Hill (#110) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Sweetbitter (#207/208) – Starz @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Good Witch – Hallmark @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Movies (#106) – CNN @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Rook (#108) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*The Righteous Gemstones (#01/101-60) – HBO @ 10/9c (1-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Downton Abbey – PBS @ 9/8c (90-Minute “Downton Abbey Live!” Special)
  • *Special*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 8/7c (2-Hour “Paranormal in the Pacific Northwest” Special)
  • *Special*I Am Patrick Swayze – Paramount @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason – CBS @ 4/3c (New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers)
  • *Sports*NFL Preseason – FOX @ 8/7c (Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (#303) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episodes)
  • *New*A Lie to Die For (#109) – Oxygen @ 8/7c
  • *New*A Year in Music (#107) – AXS TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Alaskan Bush People (#1003) – Discovery Channel @ 9:17/8:17c
  • *New*American Pickers – History Channel @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Big Brother (#2124) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Carnival Eats (#711) – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Celebrity Family Feud (#508) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Curse of Akakor – Facebook Watch @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fear the Walking Dead (#510) – AMC @ 9/8c (70-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Flip It Like Disick (#103) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (#105) – NGC @ 10/9c
  • *New*If We Built It Today (#106) – Science Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Instinct (#INS209/INS210) – CBS @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (#170/621) – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*Murder in the Thirst (#107) – BET @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out – MTV @ 7/6c, 7:30/6:30c, & 8/7c (3 New Episodes)
  • *New*Nightly Pop – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (#403) – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*Pennyworth (#105) – Epix @ 9/8c
  • *New*Preacher (#404) – AMC @ 10:10/9:10c
  • *New*Raising Wild – Discovery Channel @ 10:17/9:17c
  • *New*Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian (#307) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Saints & Sinners (#407) – Bounce TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Serengeti (#103) – Animal Planet @ 10:01/9:01c (76-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Serengeti (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c (76-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Snapped (#2525) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Squidbillies (#1203/1204) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc & 12:15AM/11:15PMc (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Strange World (#103) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Succession (#12/202) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The $100,000 Pyramid (#409) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Potomac (#415) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Weekly (#118) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*To Tell the Truth (#402) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Trunkfest (#207) – AXS TV @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Unexpected (#303) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16135) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Worst Cooks in America (#1703) – Food Network @ 9/8c

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This Week on TV – 8/18/19-8/24/19

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a mixed bag again this week but there’s still plenty on, so be sure to check out the schedule below so you don’t miss anything!

Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch!

Jump with me to view this week’s schedule. Continue reading

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Saturday on TV – 8/17/19

Saturday is the series premiere of Addiction Unplugged on A&E at 1/12c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 1:30/12:30c. The show travels across the country taking a compelling look inside the world of addiction and recovery in the midst of the worst opioid epidemic in US history. Through education, awareness, prevention and solutions-based initiatives, the show chronicles the efforts of organizations in the private and public sectors who are battling this epidemic, and brings to light inspirational stories of real people in recovery. If you are struggling with an addiction and need help, call 1-800-662-HELP.

Tonight is also the season finale of Worst Bakers in America on Food Network at 2/1c and two new episodes including the season finale of Big Rig Warriors on FYI at 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Big Rig Warriors (#109/110) – FYI @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Worst Bakers in America (#205) – Food Network @ 2/1c
  • *Series Premiere*Addiction Unplugged (#101/104) – A&E @ 1/12c & 1:30/12:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Iyanla, Fix My Life – OWN @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Where Are They Now: Fix My Overweight Family” Special)
  • *New*Black Love (#402) – OWN @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cake Boss (#1418) – DFC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fire Masters (#107) – Cooking Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Hanging with the Hendersons (#206) – Animal Planet @ 11/10c
  • *New*Injustice with Nancy Grace (#106) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Cooking Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Mountain Mamas (#103/104) – HGTV @ 11/10c & 11:30/10:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out (#1333/1334/1335) – MTV @ 8:30/7:30c, 9/8c, & 9:30/8:30c (3 New Episodes)
  • *New*Restaurant: Impossible – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#1805) – TLC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Vanilla Ice Project (#904) – DIY @ 9/8c
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