Sunday, July 31, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 7/31/2011

Hello August!  We’re winding down the summer TV season these next two weeks leading up to the Fall Season premieres coming soon.  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 31

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

Against the Wall (10pm on Lifetime) New police 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

Franklin & Bash (9pm on TNT) Season 1 finale

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

Truck Stop Missouri (10pm on Travel) New reality/travel docu-series.  Really glad to see my state represented on TV, but did it HAVE to be this????

Locked Up Abroad (10pm on National Geographic) Season 5 finale


Thursday, August 4

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

Jersey Shore (10pm on MTV) Season 4 premiere with Snooki and gang in Italy


Friday, August 5

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

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (8pm on Disney) A kids cartoon series that sounds a little “Fringe”-like.

Friends With Benefits (8pm on NBC) New romantic sitcom with the 30-minute pilot followed by a second 30 minute episode.  Two best friends carry on a casual physical relationship as they search for love.

Whisker Wars (11pm on IFC) New reality/fashion series


Sunday, August 7

Curiosity (8pm on Discovery) New science/documentary series

Hillbilly Handfishin’ (10pm on Animal Planet) New animal/nature series where people from around the world travel to Oklahoma to try noodling, where they go into deep, murky waters to catch catfish with their bare hands and feet.

In Plain Sight (10pm on USA) Season 4 finale

Watch What Happens: Live (11pm on Bravo) Season 4 finale


Monday, August 8

Bachelor Pad (8pm on ABC) Season 2 premiere

Switched at Birth (9pm on Family) Season 1 finale

Tia & Tamera (9pm on Style) New reality series

Sugar High (10:30pm on Food) New cooking/travel series about sweets


Tuesday, August 9

Auction Kings (9pm on Discovery) Season 2 premiere

I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks (9pm on Investigation Discovery) New series

White Collar (9pm on USA) Season 3 finale

Covert Affairs (10pm on USA) Season 2 finale

Aftermath With William Shatner (10pm on Bio) Season 2 finale

Dirty Money (10pm on Discovery) New reality series

Top Shot (10pm on History) Season 3 premiere

Big Law: Deputy Butterbean (10pm on Investigation Discovery) New series


Wednesday, August 10

Hard Knocks ‘11 (10pm on HBO) Season 7 premiere


Thursday, August 11

So You Think You Can Dance (8pm on Fox) Season 8 finale

Russian Dolls (10:32pm on Lifetime) New reality series


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