Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week. Mad Men & My Boys tonight and Rubicon next Sunday are the notables. Beyond those it’s a lot of “reality” and other weak summer fare.. Check out the complete list of new premieres and finales below.
Mad Men Premieres Sunday on AMC
NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ace of Cakes (4pm on Food – Available in HD) – Season finale
I Survived (9pm on Biography – Available in HD) – Season premiere of a biography series focused on people who survived difficult situations. First episode: Hostage situations.
Mad Men (10pm on AMC – Available in HD) – Season 4 premiere of the Emmy-award-winning drama centered around a 1960’s era Manhattan advertising agency. This first episode titled “Public Relations” should be a little darker story with Don making a mistake that jeopardizes the new agency.
My Boys (10pm on TBS – Available in HD) – Season 4 premiere arrives with PJ and the gang searching for a poker player to replace Andy
Monday, July 26, 2010
Solved: Extreme Forensics (9pm on Investigation Discovery) – Season premiere of a little known crime-documentary style series
Fish Warrior (9pm on National Geographic – Available in HD) – New science docu-series
Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (9pm on HBO – Available in HD) – A documentary about the kids of the O.C.’s working poor. The other side of Orange County.
Neighbors From Hell (10:30pm on TBS – Available in HD) – Season finale
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Breakthrough With Tony Robbins (8pm on NBC) – Tony Robbins, the motivational/self-help speaker has a TV reality series to… get you off the couch.
Rescue Renovation (8:30pm on DIY) – New home/how-to series
MasterChef (9pm on Fox – Available in HD) – New cooking/reality series
Growing Up Twisted (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) – New music/reality series
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Paul McCartney: In Performance at the White House (8pm on PBS) – Special music performance at the White House
Plain Jane (9pm on CW) – A new fashion reality series with fashion expert, Louise Roe helping “plain Jane’s” prepare for their dates with a total makeover.
The Colony (10:01pm on Discovery – Available in HD) – Season 2 premier of the reality series with seven strangers participating in an experiment to see if they can survive and rebuild after a simulated global viral outbreak wipes out most of humanity.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
X Games (11am & 5pm on ESPN) – The 16th edition of the extreme sports competition begins in downtown L.A.
This New House (8pm on DIY) – New how-to series with Amy Matthews and Kevin O’Conner (from “This Old House”) touring homes across the U.S. showcasing innovative building materials, gadgets and techniques.
Project Runway (9pm on Lifetime) – Tim Gunn and his fashion/reality series returns with season 8 of Project Runway. This premiere is a a special 90-minute premiere in a new time-slot. This season includes 17 contestants, the most in the show's history.
The Universe (9pm on History – Available in HD) – Season premiere of the science series
On the Road with Austin & Santino (10:30pm on Lifetime) – New fashion/reality series
Friday, July 30, 2010
DIY Dominator (10pm on DIY) – New how-to series
Saturday, July 31, 2010
iCarly (8pm on Nikelodeon) – Season premiere
What the Future (8:30pm on CNBC World) – A new travel series
Lies Between Friends (9pm on Hallmark) – A made-for-TV murder-mystery Hallmark movie with Gabrielle Anwar and Craig Sheffer
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This Week with Christiane Amanpour (10:30am on ABC) – A new political news talk show series
Rubicon (8pm on AMC – Available in HD) – A new drama on AMC based in NYC revolving around a conspiracy at a government intelligence agency.
Sons of Tucson (7pm on Fox – Available in HD) – The series finale of the sitcom known for its low ratings. These last few summer episodes are where they put the leftovers after it was taken off of the Spring schedule earlier this year.
Monday, August 2, 2010
The Bachelorette (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season finale
Scream Queens (10pm on VH1) – Season premiere for this reality series where aspiring actresses compete for a breakout role in “Saw 3D”
Money Hungry (9pm on VH1) – A new reality series with overweight people putting up their own money for a chance to win $100,000 for losing weight.
Aftermath (10pm on Biography – Available in HD) – A new docudrama series hosted by William Shatner
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I have the core of the Fall TV season ready for the periodic Fall TV Season Premiere Guide, but I’ll be waiting until mid-August to publish as the TV networks tend to change their mind about things.