Jenny’s This Week on TV

Welcome to a new week for This Week on TV! Well, the strike is still going strong unfortunately, but thank goodness, we are beginning to see some new episodes of some shows! Did anyone else really enjoy the 2 new faces on Law & Order last week like I did? 😀 Let’s see what we’re in store for this week, shall we?

Sunday

Sunday is full of premieres, including the season premieres of King of the Hill on FOX at 8:30/7:30c, The Wire on HBO & The L Word on Showtime, both at 9/8c.

There is also the series premiere of 2 new shows. First up is the 2-hour premiere of a remake of a 90s show, American Gladiators on NBC starting at 9/8c. Also premiering tonight is Cashmere Mafia on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Desperate Housewives – ABC @ 9/8c (Due to the Writers Strike)
  • *Series Premiere*American Gladiators – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Cashmere Mafia – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Premiere*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Russell Simmons Presents: Def Comedy Jam – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *Season Premiere*The L Word – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Wire – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *Special*I Love New York – VH1 @ 9/8c (90-Minute Special)
  • *Sports*AFC Wild Card Game: Tennessee at San Diego – CBS @ 4:15/3:15c
  • *Sports*NFC Wild Card Game: NY Giants at Tampa Bay – FOX @ 1/12c
  • *New*American Dad – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Cold Case – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c (Special Time)
  • *New*CW Now – CW @ 7/6c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 7/6c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Life is Wild – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Amazing Race – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c (Special Time)
  • *New*The Girls Next Door – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c


Monday

Monday is the 2-hour series premiere of Dance Wars on ABC at 8/7c. Dancing with the Stars judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will put their reputations on the line as they battle it out on the dance floor to create the ultimate performance group in this new reality show hosted by season 2 champion, Drew Lachey.

It’s also the season premiere of Medium on NBC at 10/9c. Allison strikes an unusual deal with an investigator (Anjelica Huston) searching for a missing boy.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Dance Wars – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Medium – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Special*13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere – VH1 @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards – VH1 @ 9/8c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Sports*BCS Championship Bowl ’08 – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*American Gladiators – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Intervention – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Made – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*October Road – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Paranormal State – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)

Tuesday

Tuesday is a night full of premieres. Just to name a few: One Tree Hill on the CW at 8/7c (with a 2nd episode in its regular time slot at 9/8c), Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel at 9/8c and series premiere of Parking Wars on A&E at 10/9c (with a 2nd new episode right after at 10:30/9:30c). They tuck tickets under our windshields and clamp yellow boots to our car wheels. They are called every name in the book. Some try to run from them. Others try to run them over. They are the people we love to hate, but never before have they been so fascinating. This new reality show is a behind the scenes ride with the men and women of the Philadelphia Parking Authority as they manage the chaos that is every driver’s greatest nightmare…. parking!

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Guinea Pig – SciFi @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Parking Wars – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Street Patrol – My Network TV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Dirty Jobs – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*LA Ink – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Life of Ryan – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*One Tree Hill – CW @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including
    Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Rob & Big – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Special*The 34th Annual People’s Choice Awards – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Carpoolers – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Just For Laughs – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Life on Mars – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Some Assembly Required – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Oxygen @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County – Bravo @ 10/9c

Wednesday

Wednesday is a one-hour special of Ghost Hunters on SciFi at 8/7c, where they return to St. Augustine Lighthouse. Following that is the series premiere of Ghost Hunters International on SciFi at 9/8c.

Tonight is the season finale (due to the writers strike) of Gossip Girl on the CW at 9/8c and the season premiere of Big Medicine on TLC at 10/9c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Gossip Girl – CW @ 9/8c (Season Finale Due to the Writers’ Strike)
  • *Season Finale*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Ghost Hunters International – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*Big Medicine – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Ghost Hunters – SciFi @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Cashmere Mafia – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Crowned – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Law & Order – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Power of 10 – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Project Runway – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Supernanny – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Whacked Out Videos – My Network TV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Wife Swap – ABC @ 8/7c

Thursday

Thursday is the season finale (due to the writers strike) of several shows, including My Name is Earl & 30 Rock on NBC starting at 8/7c. It’s also the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*30 Rock – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c (Due to the Writers Strike)
  • *Season Finale*CSI – CBS @ 9/8c (Due to the Writers Strike)
  • *Season Finale*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c (Due to the Writers Strike)
  • *Season Finale*My Name is Earl – NBC @ 8/7c (Due to the Writers Strike)
  • *Series Premiere*Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Make Me a Supermodel – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*The First 48 – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Big Shots – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*Don’t Forget the Lyrics – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*ER – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Run’s House – MTV @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Celebrity Apprentice – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ugly Betty – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c

Friday

Friday is the winter premieres of Monk & Psych on USA starting at 9/8c. w00t! It’s also the season premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO at 11/10c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*My Big Redneck Wedding – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Monk – USA @ 9/8c (Winter Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Psych – USA @ 10/9c (Winter Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO @ 11/10c
  • *New*1 vs 100 – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Flash Gordon – SciFi @ 8/7c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Whisperer – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*How to Look Good Naked – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Las Vegas – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Matched In Manhattan – Lifetime @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Miss America: Reality Check – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Moonlight – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Numb3rs – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stargate: Atlantis – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Top This Party – Lifetime @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c


Have a great week everyone! I’m a bit overwhelmed when I look at this week’s tv schedule. From almost nothing to jam-packed with stuff. lol You?

— Jenny

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  • Josh Emerson

    It looks like we’re in store for at least one more good week of TV. I’m excited and depressed about the final 30 Rock episode. This strike is just awful.

    Looking forward to One Tree Hill!

  • shanna

    One last week of full quality television, though I’m excited for OTH and The Wire. I think I’ll be able to struggle through this writers strike with my movies to pick up the slack.

  • CC

    Cashmeire Mafia wasnt as terrible as I thought it would be. I have a feeling I’ll like it better than Lipstick Jungle just because Brooke Shields isnt very likeable to me.