Sunday, August 01, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 08/01/2010

Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.  The only notable highlight in the bunch for me is the new series Rubicon which premieres on AMC.  There’s a lot of other finales and premieres to so check out the complete list of new premieres and finales below.


A sneak preview of the first episode of AMC’s Rubicon (premieres tonight) is below:

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This Week with Christiane Amanpour (10:30am on ABC) – Christiane Amanpour takes over the long-running, 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.  James Badge Dale portrays an analyst for a government intelligence agency with an eye for finding clues in everyday information that suggest sinister motives by unseen forces.  Premieres with back-to-back episodes at 8pm and 9pm.

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.

Ultimate Air Jaws (9pm on Discovery – Available in HD) – Its Discovery's 23rd Annual Shark Week and it starts with this special with shark expert Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr back in South Africa.  The pair film massive great white sharks blasting from the water

Holly’s World (10:30pm on E!) – Season 1 finale


Monday, August 2, 2010

The Bachelorette (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season 6 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 With William Shatner (10pm on Biography – Available in HD) – A new docu-drama series hosted by William Shatner.  In this episode, Goetz, known as the Subway Vigilante talks of the day he shot four teens on the NY City subway.


Tuesday, August 3

18 to Life (9pm on CW – Available in HD) – New comedy series for CW – brought to the U.S. via Canada’s CBS Network.  The series follows two 18-year old neighbors who get married on a dare.  The two go on to prove that their love is real.

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (9pm on Bravo – Available in HD) – Season 6 finale

The Bad Girls Club (9pm on Oxygen) – Season premiere for this reality series

Shaq VS (9:01pm on ABC – Available in HD) – Season premiere of this reality series starts off with Shaq vs Dale Earnhardt Jr. & spelling bee champion Kavya Shivashankar

1,000 Ways to Die (9:30pm on Spike) – Season 3 premiere

The Rachel Zoe Project (10pm on Bravo) – Season 3 premiere

Unforgivable Crimes (10pm on We) – New crime series

Scrappers (10pm on SpikeTV) – New reality series where we follow a bunch of guys searching for scrap metal to recycle.  What fun!


Wednesday, August 4

Dark Blue (9pm on TNT – Available in HD) – Season 2 premiere

Wonders of the Solar System (9pm on Science – Available in HD) – New science/educational series

Locked Up Abroad (10pm on National Geographic – Available in HD) – Season 4 finale

Criss Angel Mindfreak (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) – Season 6 premiere begins with an attempt to leap over the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle-type contraption


Thursday, August 5

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape (9pm on BBCA) – New cooking/travel series with Gordon Ramsay

The Real Housewives of D.C. (9pm on Bravo – Available in HD) – The new D.C. version of the reality series begins

The Nightlife (9:30pm on Teen Nickelodeon) – New teen entertainment series.  First up Ice Cube, Aaron Fresh and New Boyz.  No I don’t know who those last few entertainers are but I’m getting old too.

The Squad: Prison Police (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) – New reality series

Stan Lee’s Superhumans (10pm on History – Available in HD) – New reality series with the creator of Spider-Man and other comics.  Lee goes on a journey to track down people with unusual abilities caused by genetic “differences.”  So does this have anything to do with history?  Probably not.

Beach Heat: Miami (11:30pm on Showtime) – New drama series


Friday, August 6

Gangland (10pm on History – Available in HD) – Season 7 premiere


Monday, August 9

Bachelor Pad (8pm on ABC – Available in HD) – New reality series taking 20 former Bachelor contestants and putting all of them under one roof.  A show set out to prove that the Bachelor and Bachelorette series have absolutely nothing to do with…. marriage.

Dating in the Dark (10:01pm on ABC) – Season 2 premiere - reality

Last Comic Standing (9pm on NBC) – Season 7 finale

Wild Nights (9pm on National Geographic) – New reality series exploring the dark in search of rarely seen, nocturnal wildlife alleys and streets.

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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.