Sunday, September 04, 2011

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 9/4/2011

It’s Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. which I’ve always considered the official end of summer.  This week’s TV schedule is loaded with sporting events, summer finales and reality series premieres.  In the coming weeks things begin to heat back up with the Fall TV season just getting started.

As you prepare for this new TV season, be sure and check out 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.  Read on for the GeekTonic weekly TV update highlighting all the new premieres, finales and specials coming up this week.

                 Dinosaur Revolution premieres on Discovery Sunday


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

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

Frontier Force (10pm on National Geographic) New reality series that follows a Montana Sheriff as he brings law and order to the county.


Wednesday, September 7

Rescue Me (10pm on FX) Season 7 finale – also the end of the series

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


Thursday, September 8

Burn Notice (9pm on USA) Season 5 finale

Rookie Blue (10pm on ABC) Season 2 finale

Suits (10pm on USA) Season 1 finale

Wilfred (10pm on FX) Season 1 finale

Louie (10:30pm on FX) Season 2 finale


Friday, September 9

Friends with Benefits (8:30pm on NBC) Season 1 finale

The Contenders: They Lost The Election But Changed Political History (9pm on C-Span) A new political history series that begins with Presidential Candidate Henry Clay.

Unleashed (9pm on Sundance) New fashion/reality series


Saturday, September 10

Cops (8pm on Fox) Season 9736 premiere

Donna Decorates Dallas (10:30pm on HGTV) New series


Sunday, September 11

True Blood (9pm on HBO) Season 4 finale

In the Flow With Affion Crocket (9:30pm on Fox) Season 1 finale

Curb Your Enthusiasm (10:05pm on HBO) Season 1 finale

Entourage (10:35pm on HBO) Season 8 finale which is also the final episode for this series


Monday, September 12

Bachelor Pad (8pm on ABC) Season 2 finale

Showhouse Showdown (10pm on HGTV) New series

The Best Thing I Ever Ate (10pm on Food) Season 6 premiere


Tuesday, September 13

Rise Up (7pm on ESPN) Season premiere

Miracle Babies (8pm on National Geographic Wild) New series

It’s Worth What? (8pm on NBC) Season 1 finale

90210 (8pm on CW) Season 4 premiere

Ringer (9pm on CW) New drama/mystery series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.  This one was originally supposed to air on CBS, but was moved to CW at the last moment.  It actually looks better than CW’s standard fare.  For a complete synopsis & preview video head to the CW New Premiere Page at GeekTonic

Parenthood (10pm on NBC) Season 3 premiere

I Hate My Bath (10:30pm on DIY) New series


Wednesday, September 14

H8R (8pm on CW) A new reality series about reality series stars.  Yes you read that right.  Mario Lopez hosts this new reality series from CW.  Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey of Extra is working on a new show that pairs people with the celebrities they hate.  This show lets reality TV’s biggest detractors meet face to face with the stars they loathe.  First up will be Kim Kardashian and Jersy Shore’s Snooki.  For a complete synopsis & preview video head to the CW New Premiere Page at GeekTonic

America’s Got Talent (8pm on NBC) Season 6 finale

Survivor: South Pacific (8pm on CBS) Season 23 premiere

America’s Next Top Model (9pm on CW) Season 17 premiere

Big Brother (9:30pm on CBC) Season 13 finale

Operation Repo (9:30pm on TruTV) Season 9 premiere

Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling (10pm on TruTV) New reality series where Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan offers his “expertise” (and name) to the new Micro Championship Wrestling.

Up All Night (10pm on NBC) a new sitcom series starring Christina Applegate.  A couple experience the fun of a new baby.  The mom is a professional woman, the dad gets to take care of the baby at home.  For a complete synopsis & preview video head to the NBC New Premiere Page at GeekTonic

Necessary Roughness (10pm on USA) Season 1 finale

Deadliest Warrior (10pm on Spike) Season 3 finale

Free Agents (10:30pm on NBC) New sitcom series borrowed from the original U.K. series.  Two recently single coworkers end up becoming friends with “benefits.”  For a complete synopsis & preview video head to the NBC New Premiere Page at GeekTonic


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