Jenny’s This Week on TV

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV! Lots of great stuff on this week, so let’s see what’s going on!

SUNDAY

Sunday is the season finale of 2 great shows on USA. First up is the finale of The 4400 at 9/8c then following that is The Dead Zone at 10/9c.

Also tonight is The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards on FOX at 8/7c, with the Countdown to the Emmys starting an hour earlier at 7/6c. Kristin from E! will finally get to be more active, so check it out and keep an eye out for her!

Also on tonight:

  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football: San Diego at New England – NBC @ 9:15/8:15c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Hogan Knows Best – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Side Order of Life – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tell Me You Love Me – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*The 4400 – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Dead Zone – USA @ 10/9c
  • 7th Heaven – CW @ 8/7c
  • Cold Case – CBS @ 9/8c
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC @ 7/6c – (2-Hour Repeat Episode)
  • Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll – CW @ 9/8c
  • Shark – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Side Order of Life – Lifetime @ 10/9c


MONDAY

Monday is the season premiere of Prison Break on FOX at 8/7c! Lincoln searches for Sara after promising his brother he’d find her.

Follwoing that is the series premiere of K-Ville at 9/8c. We meet Marlin Boulet and Trevor Cobb (ie. Anthony Anderson & Cole Hauser), police officers in post-Katrina New Orleans. This is produced & directed by some guys from big shows in the business, such as Bones, House & CSI, so definitely worth checking out!

Tonight is also the season finale of Saving Grace on TNT at 10/9c. Evidence at a murder scene reminds Grace of a crime that happened 11 years ago; Rhetta visits Leon in order to gather information in support of her hypothesis about Earl.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Slacker Cats – ABC Family @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Californication – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Dr. 90210 – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*IFL Battleground – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Life of Ryan – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Pick-Up Artist – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Singing Bee – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Top Gear – BBC America @ 8/7c
  • *New*Weeds – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • CSI: Miami – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c – (2 Repeat Episodes)
  • Girlfriends – CW @ 9/8c
  • Heroes – NBC @ 10/9c
  • How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • Rules of Engagement – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • Supernanny – ABC @ 10/9c
  • The Game – CW @ 9:30/8:30c
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • Top Gear – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • Two and a Half Men – CBS @ 9/8c
  • Wife Swap – ABC @ 8/7c – (2 Repeat Episodes)


TUESDAY

Tuesday is the 2-hour season premiere of Beauty and the Geek on the CW at 8/7c. Two of last season’s contestants embark on a nationwide casting search; a hot guy and a geeky gal throw the rest of the house into turmoil; a backyard barbecue gets spicy when the beauties and geeks select their partners.

Tonight is also the season finale of Big Brother on CBS at 9/8c. The jury determines who will take home the $500,000 prize.

I couldn’t go without mentioning the new episode of Eureka on SciFi at 9/8c. Tonight, Sheriff Carter is made irresistable to women. Eureka’s air-conditioning system develops a fault, causing sexually tense situations, when the female residents suddenly become attracted to Carter due to bacteria. This is one of the funniest shows on tv right now. Funnier than most sitcoms on network tv, that’s for sure! If you haven’t checked it out, don’t wait any longer!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Just for Laughs – ABC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c – (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Special*Elvis: Viva Las Vegas – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Special*Rock of Love with Bret Michaels – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c – (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Criss Angel: Mindfreak – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Damages – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lincoln Heights – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*MI-5 – BBC America @ 8/7c – (2 New-to-BBC America Episodes)
  • *New*Power of 10 – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Contender – ESPN @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Inn Love – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter – A&E @ 9/8c – (2 Repeat Episodes)
  • Hollyoaks – BBC America @ 3AM/2AMc
  • House – FOX @ 8/7c
  • K-Ville – FOX @ 9/8c
  • Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 10/9c
  • NCIS – CBS @ 10/9c


WEDNESDAY

Wednesday is the premiere of several shows. First up are the season premieres of: America’s Next Top Model on the CW at 8/7c and ‘Til Death on FOX at 8:30/7:30. Also tonight are series premieres of the following shows:

Back to You on FOX at 8/7c. Egotistical news anchor Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer, Cheers & Frasier) is reunited with his former, and still uptight, co-anchor Kelly Carr (Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond) at Pittsburgh News Station WURG.

Kid Nation on CBS at 8/7c. By now, y ou’ve probably heard of the controversy attached to this show. 40 Kids adapt to life on their own in Bonanza City and face their first set of challenges tonight on the premiere.

Gossip Girl on the CW at 9/8c. Based on the best-selling book series by Cecily von Ziegesar and created and produced by Josh Schwartz (The OC), this series revolves around the privileged prep school teens on Manhattan’s Upper East Sisde and the anonymous blogger, Gossip Girl (voiced by Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell), who provides them with the latest gossip about their exclusive circle.

Kitchen Nightmares on FOX at 9/8c. Chef Gordon Ramsay goes to a different restaurant each episode, helping them to clean up their kitchen, staff & food and take them from failing to flourishing.

Don’t miss the 2-hour season finale of Last Comic Standing on NBC at 9/8c tonight as well! Who do you want to win? Lavell or Jon?

Also on tonight:

  • *Special*Grey’s Anatomy: Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey’s Anatomy to Private Practice – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hotel Babylon – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Newport Harber: The Real Orange County – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 9/8c – (4 New Episodes)
  • According to Jim – ABC @ 8/7c – (2 Repeat Episodes)
  • Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Hollyoaks – BBC America @ 3AM/2AMc
  • Hotel Babylon – BBC America @ 8/7c


THURSDAY

Thursday is the season premiere of Survivor on CBS at 8/7c. Welcome to China, bi-otch! (with a *wink* and *nod* to The OC)

Don’t miss the 2-hour season finale of Burn Notice on USA starting an hour earlier at 9/8c. A heroin-smuggling former Special Forces unit takes Sam hostage. I believe Michael also confronts the man who burned him. Or at least, is working his way to that confrontation…

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Brother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Celebrity Rap Superstar – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dallas Swat – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Don’t Forget the Lyrics – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – FX @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c – (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • Beauty and the Geek – CW @ 8/7c
  • CSI – CBS @ 9/8c
  • ER – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c
  • Hollyoaks – BBC America @ 3AM/2AMc
  • Mad Men – AMC @ 10/9c
  • Men In Trees – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • My Name Is Earl – NBC @ 8/7c – (1 Hour Repeat Episode But Includes Previously Unseen Footage)
  • The Office – NBC @ 9/8c – (1 Hour Repeat Episode)
  • Ugly Betty – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c


FRIDAY

Friday is the series finale of Painkiller Jane on SciFi at 10/9c. An emergency at NICO results in the facility’s most dangerous Neuros launching a break out. I hope this series ends well. I love it and am sad it’s ending. :( No more Riley or Connor fix! :( lol

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Premiere*WWE Friday Night Smackdown – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Doctor Who – SciFi @ 8/7c
  • *New*Flash Gordon – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Nashville – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Real Time With Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*South of Nowhere – The N (NOGN) @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Best Years – The N (NOGN) @ 8:30/7:30c
  • 1 vs 100 – NBC @ 8/7c
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Ghost Whisperer – CBS @ 8/7c
  • Hollyoaks – BBC America @ 3AM/2AMc
  • Las Vegas – NBC @ 9/8c
  • Law & Order: SVU – NBC @ 10/9c
  • Numb3rs – CBS @ 10/9c
  • The Unit – CBS @ 9/8c

Have a great week everyone! The new Fall season has officially started. YAY!

– Jenny

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  • John

    Wow! The new series are starting sooner than I thought.

    Thanks for the warning.

  • http://www.tvismypacifier.com Jenny

    Yeah, just a couple this week. Next week it starts hard. :D

  • Talvi

    A heads up to Ari and everyone else who’s a Cold Case fan: tonight is the repeat of the Season 4 finale — a very good episode with a dramatic ending! — and next Sunday (Sept. 23) Season 5 premiere… and hopefully a resolution to the cliffhanger.

  • http://perljam.net/wandering/ tedder

    Jenny, thanks for the listing. Can you start including the programs you talk about in the listing? In other words, list things like Survivor in your paragraph and in the subsequent list of shows?

  • Josh

    I’m worried this might be the end of The 4400. Last year, USA renewed the show before the season finale aired. We haven’t heard anything yet.

    I haven’t decided if I’ll watch Beauty and the Geek. Already saw Gossip Girl and it wasn’t too bad.

  • http://www.tvismypacifier.com Jenny

    tedder, shows like Survivor will be in the column when they start up. :) They haven’t started their seasons yet! :D

  • http://www.tvismypacifier.com Jenny

    Josh, I am too… :( At least Psych was renewed. :D heh

  • http://perljam.net/wandering/ tedder

    Jenny- what I mean is in the “also on tonight” listing in this blog entry. Thanks!