Sunday, August 22, 2010

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 08/22/2010

Each week GeekTonic covers the TV scene with a complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.  This week we see some of the last few decent series end for the summer season.  It’s officially the “dead zone” of TV as we wait for the Fall TV season to begin.  But there are still a few finales and some premieres to so check out the complete list below.

 Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Keeping Up With The Kardashians is typical fare for this week – premiering Sunday on E!

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

Sunday, August 22

Aarti Party (12 Noon on Food) – New cooking series where Aarti Sequeira stars after winning the Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star” contest.

Family Style (10pm on Food) – A new cooking/reality series.  It follows an Italian family of restaurateurs (the Maggiores), with the brother and sister competing to open the most successful new restaurant in San Diego.

Swamp People (10pm on History – Available in HD) – New history series.  History Channel follows the people by America’s largest swamp in Louisiana through a time of year that is crucial to their survival: the 30-day alligator hunting season.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (10pm on E!) – Season 5 premiere

Army Wives (10pm on Life) – Season 4 finale

The Spin Crowd (10:30pm on E!) – New reality series following an entertainment PR agency.  In case you were wondering how the Hollywood Hype machine worked.


Monday, August 23

Head Rush (4pm on Science – Available in HD) – New science series

WordGirl (4:30pm on PBS – Available in HD) – Season 3 premiere childrens/educational series

The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant (9pm on NBC – Available in HD) – Bret Michaels & Natalie Morales host.  John Legend & the Roots perform.

Dance Your A… Off (10pm on Oxygen) End of the series.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey (10pm on Bravo) – Season 2 finale

The Hard Times of RJ Berger (10pm on MTV) – Season 1 finale


Tuesday, August 24

Jefferson (8pm on History – Available in HD) – A special on History Channel focuses on one of America’s more interesting founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson.

HawthoRNe (9pm on TNT – Available in HD) – Season 2 finale

Growing up Twisted (10pm on A&E – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale

Memphis Beat (10pm on TNT – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale


Thursday, August 26

Burn Notice (9pm on USA – Available in HD) – Season 4 finale

Biography: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child (9pm on Biography – Available in HD) – An autobiographical journey into Jimi Hendrix – in his own words.

The Nightlife (9:30pm on Teen Nickelodeon) – Series finale

Royal Pains (10pm on USA – Available in HD) – Season 2 finale

Who the Bleep Did I Marry (10pm on Investigation Discovery) – A new crime/documentary series.  First episode is with Mary Jo Battafucco…

Best Places I’ve Ever Been (10pm on Travel – Available in HD) – A new travel series with various hosts of travel channel shows taking about the places they’ve been.

She’s Got the Look (10pm on TVLand) – Season 3 premiere of another shameless reality series


Friday, August 27

Whale Wars (10pm on Animal Planet – Available in HD) – Season 3 finale

Beyond Survival With Les Stroud (10pm on Discovery – Available in HD) – New  series

Blood Dolphins (11pm on Animal Planet – Available in HD) – New nature/documentary series that picks up where the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” left off.


Saturday, August 28

Persons Unknown (9pm on NBC – Available in HD – Season 1 finale

My Ghost Story (10pm on Biography – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale

Pet-o-Rama (7pm on Animal Planet – Available in HD) – New series

Bad Dog! (8pm on Animal Planet – Available in HD) – New series where they search the world for the naughties pets on the planet.


Sunday, August 29

Drop Dead Diva (9pm on Lifetime) – Season 2 finale

Bad Universe (10pm on Discovery) – New documentary series

Amazing Wedding Cakes (10pm on WE) – Season 3 premiere


Monday, August 30

Huge (9pm on ABC Family – Available in HD) – Season 1 finale

Warren the Ape (10:30pm on MTV) – Season finale


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I have the core of the Fall TV season ready for the periodic Fall TV Season Premiere Guide.  Once I do a last-minute review for any network changes I should have it ready to publish.  Watch for the full guide on GeekTonic next next week.