Saturday, August 06, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 8/6/2011

The month of August is a month of summer TV season wind-down and these next two weeks are mostly packed with season finale’s for the summer shows.  I’ve been working on the 2011 Fall TV Season premieres list which should be coming in by the end of this month on GeekTonic.  For now read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up this week. 

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


                            Falling Skies 2-hour finale airs Sunday


Sunday, August 7

Teen Spirit (7m on ABC Family) New made-for-TV movie

Teen Choice 2011 (8pm on Fox) The 2011 Teen Choice Awards

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

Falling Skies (10pm oon TNT) Season 1 2-hour finale.  Yes it was picked up for a second season.  While some sci-fi fans have been complaining of too much character background stories and not enough aliens and action, this series had cable TV’s top series launch in terms of viewers so far in 2012.

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


Friday, August 12

Karaoke Battle USA (9pm on ABC) New reality/contest series hosted by Joey Fatone

Whale Wars (9pm on Animal Planet) Season 4 finale

Strike Back (10pm on Cinemax) New drama/action series where an American, ex-Delta Force operative works with the British military to stop terrorists.


Sunday, August 14

The Exorcist Files (9pm on Discovery) New reality series where exorcists share their stories.  *sigh*

In the Flow with Affion Crockett (9pm on Fox) New comedy by executive producer Jamie Foxx.  Hosted (and starring) by Affion Crockett this is a sketch comedy series featuring spoofs of pop culture, movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities.  This premiere episode guest stars Snoop Dogg, Russell Simmons, Chris Brown and more.

Food Network Star (9pm on Food) Season 7 finale

The Great Food Truck Race (10pm on Food) Season 2 premiere

High Stakes Sweepers (10pm on TLC) New reality series

Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals (10pm on Oprah) Season 1 finale


Monday, August 15

The Lying Game (9pm on ABC Family) new family drama/sitcom series by the author of “Pretty Little Liars”.  This one is about identical twin sisters separated at birth, one wealthy and the other poor.  One finds out she has a twin and….

The Millionaire Matchmaker (9pm on Bravo) Season 5 premiere

Most Eligible Dallas (10pm on Bravo) New reality series

Teen Wolf (10pm on MTV) Season 1 finale

Hair Battle Spectacular (10pm on on Oxygen) Season 2 premiere


Tuesday, August 16

MasterChef (8pm on Fox) Season 2 finale

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (9pm on ABC Family) Season 1 finale

Memphis Beat (9pm on TNT) Season 2 finale

What Not to Wear (9pm on TLC) Season 10 premiere

Downsized (9pm on WE) Season 2 premiere

HawthoRNe (10pm on TNT) Season 3 finale


Wednesday, August 17

Ton of Cash (9pm on VH1) New game show series

Animals Say the Wildest Things (9pm on National Geographic Wild) New animal/entertainment series

Ghost Hunters International (9pm on Syfy) Season 3 finale

State of Georgia (9:30pm on ABC Family) Season 1 finale

Rocco’s Dinner Party (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

Love in the Wild (10pm on NBC) Season 1 finale

Legend Quest (10pm on Syfy) Season finale

Rocco’s Dinner Party (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

Law & Order: UK (9pm on BBC America) Season 5 premiere

Outrageous Kid Parties (10pm on TLC) Season 2 premiere

Happily Divorced (10:30pm on TVLand) Season 1 finale

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