Sunday, July 24, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 7/24/2011

The final week of July is here along with more heat.  Read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up.


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

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 with Andrew Dice Clay?


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

Unlocking the Universe (8pm on Science) New series

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 (9pm on Science) Season premiere.

Meat America (9pm on History) A special/documentary on the history of meat in America.  Strange that this isn’t a food network special, but…


Thursday, July 28

Project Runway (9pm on Lifetime) Season 9 premiere

LA Ink (10pm on TLC) Season 5 premiere

Ancient Aliens (10pm on History) Season 3 premiere


Friday, July 29

Thundercats (8pm on Cartoon Network) New cartoon series with a new take on the original, 1980s animated series.

The Three Chocolatiers (11pm on Food) New cooking series

Hard Rock Calling 2011 (11pm on VH1) Special music presentation at London’s Hyde Park featuring Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, The Killers and more


Sunday, July 31

American Ninja Warrior (9pm on G4) Season 3 premiere

Against the Wall (10pm on Lifetime) New drama series where a 32-year-old cop accepts a detective position with Internal Affairs, causing a rift with her family of cops.  Starring Treat Williams, Rachael Carpani & Kathy Baker.

The Real L Word (10pm on Showtime) Season 2 finale


Monday, August 1

The Bachelorette (8pm on ABC) Season 7 finale

The Bad Girls Club (9pm on Oxygen) Season 7 premiere


Tuesday, August 2

Billy the Exterminator (9pm on A&E) Season 4 premiere

Take the Money and Run (9pm on ABC) New reality series by executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer & Bertram Van Munster who did the Amazing Race.  It goes like this:  In San Francisco, brothers look to hide a suitcase containing one hundred thousand dollars from local police detectives. If the detectives do not find the money in a set amount of time, the brothers get to keep the money.

Picker Sisters (10pm on Lifetime) New reality series

Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson (10pmon BET) New dance reality series


Wednesday, August 3

Scream If You Know the Answer (7pm on Travel) A new game show “borrowed” from Britain

Dumbest Stuff on Wheels (8pm on Speed) A new Auto/Reality series

Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox (9pm on Science) New science series

My Ride Rules (9pm on Speed) New auto/reality series

Café Racer (9pm on HD Theater) Season premiere

Thursday, August 4

Detroit in Overdrive (8pm on Planet Green) New reality series

Jersey Shore (10pm on MTV) Season 4 premiere


Friday, August 5

Iron Chef America (6pm on Food) Season 9 finale


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