Sunday, August 28, 2011

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 8/28/2011

August comes to an end.  The week leading up to the U.S. Labor Day holiday is loaded with mostly reality series finales and premieres.  After Labor day though things slowly begin to heat up on the TV schedules.

This past week the GeekTonic 2011 Fall TV Season premieres guide highlight all the new shows and provide a detailed listing of all TV premieres for the Fall and early-winter TV season.  For now read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up this week.


              The MTV Video Music Awards returns Sunday on VH1 & MTV


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

Sunday, August 28

Tough Cookies (6:30pm on Food) Season 1 finale

George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview (7pm on National Geographic) A special documentary/interview with the 43rd U.S. president sharing his recollection of the 9/11 attacks moment-by-moment.

2011 MTV Video Music Awards (9pm on MTV & VH1) Adel, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and others perform


Monday, August 29

Basketball Wives LA (8pm on VH1) New reality spinoff series

Crave (8:30pm on Food) New cooking/food series hosted by San Diego food critic Troy Johnson as he searches the earth for the perfect food.  First episode is “pizza”.

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (9pm on Discovery) Season 3 premiere

Ridiculousness (10pm on MTV) New reality series

Carfellas (10pm on Discovery) New reality series where reformed convict Mikey D. and his crew run Broadway Motors in Amityville.

Death Valley (10:30pm on MTV) New horror/comedy series

Cuff’d (11pm on MTV) New reality/crime series


Tuesday, August 30

Pretty Little Liars (8pm on ABC Family) Season 2 finale

Chopped Champions (10pm on Food) Season premiere

Big Sexy (10pm on TLC) New reality/fashion show with “shapely” young women

Quirky (10pm on Sundance) New technology/reality series that follows the team as they work on designing and fabricating a single product idea in each episode suggested by their online community.  I’ve purchased a few of the products created through this site and look forward to this one.


Wednesday, August 31

Royal Pains (9pm on ABC) Season 3 finale

Dark Matters (10pm on Science) New science series


Thursday, September 1

Degrassi (9pm on TeenNick) Season 11 finale


Friday, September 2

Family Game Night (7pm on Hub) Season 2 premiere

Man, Woman, Wild (9pm on Discovery) Season 2 premiere

Glastonbury 2011 (11pm on VH1) A concert special with U2, Coldplay and Beyonce’


Saturday, September 3

The High Low Project (8:30pm on HGTV) A new home improvement series where Sabrina Soto hosts and works to replaces high-budget items in a room with low-budget items that look expensive.

I Faked My Own Death (10pm on Discovery) A new biography/documentary series.  People who go “underground” & fake their own death


Sunday, September 4

Dinosaur Revolution (9pm on Discovery) A new animal/history series.  The series mixes history and storytelling in this 4-hour mini-series.  They use CGI and pretty good storytelling to make this more than just a documentary.  If you have any interest in the history of dinosaurs, check this one out.  Read more about this one at the Kansas City Star

All American Handyman (9pm on HGTV) Season 2 premiere

Border Wars (9pm pm on National Geographic) Season premiere

Las Vegas Jailhouse (10pm on TruTV) Season 4 premiere


Monday, September 5

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (9pm on Bravo) Season 2 premiere

The Glades (10pm on A&E) Season 2 finale


Tuesday, September 6

Flipping Out (9pm on Bravo) Season 5 finale

Take the Money and Run (9pm on ABC) Season 1 finale

Sons of Anarchy (10pm on FX) Season 4 premiere

The Rachel Zoe Project (10pm on Bravo) Season 4 premiere

Combat Hospital (10pm on ABC) Season 1 finale


Wednesday, September 7

Rescue Me (10pm on FX) Season 7 finale

Paranormal Witness (10pm on SyFy) New paranormal reality series.  Oh how I miss the real scifi channel.


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