Sunday, July 17, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 7/17/2011

We’re in the heat of the summer.  If you have a good air conditioner there’s actually a few good premieres coming this week and next.  Read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up.

Cast of Breaking Bad

        Breaking Bad Premieres Sunday, July 17 on AMC (AP Photo / January 20, 2011)

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

Sunday, July 17

Women’s Soccer FIFA World Cup Final (2pm on ESPN)  If you are a sports fan, watch this.  This is a great accomplishment by the U.S. women’s team!

Billionaire's Car Club (7pm on HD Theater) Auto series hosted by Andrew Firestone

Big Rich Texas (9pm on Style) New reality series centered at a posh Texas country club.

Breaking Bad (10pm on AMC) Season 4 premiere

Heat Seekers (10pm on Food) New food show with a focus on spicy food.

Amsale Girls (10pm on WE) Season 1 finale

Vegas Strip (10pm on Tru) New reality series centered around strange (and usually dumb crime) happenings at Vegas


Monday, July 18

Hell’s Kitchen (8pm on Fox) Season 9 premiere

Family BrainSurge (8pm on Nikelodeon) New family game show

Giuliana & Bill (8pm on Style) Season 4 premiere


Tuesday, July 19

It’s Worth What? (8pm on NBC) New game show with a very familiar theme

Ludo Bites America (9pm on Sundance) A reality/cooking show with a focus on spicy food.  Sounds really similar to the one premiering on Food network a few days earlier.  Hosted by Ludo & Krissy Lefebvre

I (Almost)) Got Away With It (9pm on ID) Season 2 finale

True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up (10pm on ID) New series

Awkward (11pm on MTV) New comedy series

Web Therapy (11pm on Showtime) New comedy series with Lisa Kudrow  


Wednesday, July 20

Hollywood Hi-Tech (9:30pm on DIY) New home design series that does home tech makeovers for famous people.  First episode has HBO's "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly's little used bar room being transformed into a tricked-out screening room.

The World According to Paris (10pm on Oxygen) Season 2 finale

South Beach Tow (10pm on Tru) New reality series.  Interestingly the executive producer of this is Jennifer Lopez

Storage Wars (10pm on A&E) Season 2 premiere

Deadliest Warrior (10pm on A&E) Season 2 premiere

Thursday, July 21

Swamp People (9pm on History) Season 2 finale

NY Ink (10pm on TLC)

Friday, July 22

Saturday, July 23

Sunday, July 24

Same Name (8:59pm on CBS) New reality series where celebrities swap places with strangers who happen to have the same name.  First up… David Hasselhoff

Top Gear (10pm on History) Season 2 premiere

I Do Over (10pm on WE) New reality series

Entourage (10:30pm on HBO) Season 8 premiere


Monday, July 25

Unlocking the Universe (8pm on Science) New science show

Vanished with Beth Hollaway (10pm on Lifetime) Season 1 finale

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10:10pm on ABC) Season 1 finale

Tuesday, July 26

101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (9pm on ABC) Season 1 finale

Deadliest Catch (9pm on Discovery) Season 7 finale

Gene Simmons Family Jewels (10pm on A&E) Season 7 finale

Toya: A Family Affair (10pm on BET) Season 1 finale

Wednesday, July 27

Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox (9:00pm on Science) Season premiere


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