Sunday, February 12, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 2/12/2012

February is here and the list slowly moves from premieres to finales.  But there are a few notable premieres in the list for this week including Smash and The River.  Check out the complete list below.


                  Cougar Town Returns to ABC Tuesday


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

Sunday, February 12

The 54th Grammy Awards (8pm on CBS) If you’re into awards shows and music, this is always a good option.  This year Adel performs for the first time since vocal-chord surgery (ouch!) and I expect at least some mentions of Whitney Houston after her death yesterday.

Wild Mississippi (8pm on National Geographic Wild) New nature/documentary series

Worst Cooks in America (9pm on Food) Season 3 premiere

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (9pm on Discovery) Season 4 premiere

Undercover Boss: Abroad (9pm on TLC) New reality spinoff series

Full Metal Jousting (10pm on History) New reality series

Comic Book Men (10pm on AMC) New reality series with Kevin Smith

My Strange Addiction (10pm on TLC) Season 3 premiere


Monday, February 13

BET Honors 2012 (9pm on BET) BET’s music awards show with Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey and more.

World’s Toughest Trucker (10pm on Discovery) New reality series


Tuesday, February 14

Cougar Town (8:30pm on ABC) Season 3 premiere

Teen Mom 2 (10pm on MTV) Season 2 finale

Top Shot (10pm on History) Season 4 premiere


Wednesday, February 15

Survivor: One World (8pm on CBS) Season 24 premiere

Top Guns (10pm on History) New military/tech series about…. guns.


Friday, February 17

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook (9pm on PBS) Season finale

The Life & Times of Tim (9pm on HBO) Season 3 finale


Saturday, February 18

Ultraviolet: Code 044 (Midnight on G4) New series


Sunday, February 19

The Amazing Race (8pm on CBS) Season 20 premiere

Jerseylicious (8pm on Style) Season 4 premiere

The Celebrity Apprentice (9pm on NBC) Season 12 premiere

Big Rich Texas (9pm on Style) Season 2 premiere

Eastbound & Down (10pm on HBO) Season 3 premiere

Khloe and Lamar (10pm on E) Season 2 premiere

Pan Am (10:01pm on ABC) Season 1 finale

Ice Loves Coco (10:30pm on E) Season 2 premiere

Rattlesnake Republic (11pm on Animal) New series


Monday, February 20

Basketball Wives (8pm on VH1) Season 4 premiere

Million Dollar Collections (8pm on HD Theater) new auto series where Bob and Paul Milhous assemble a vast assortment of the world's most unique mechanical devices.

Bethenny Ever After (9pm on Bravo) Season 3 premiere

Renaissance Man (10pm on HD Theater) new auto series


Tuesday, February 21

Caught Red Handed (9pm on TruTV) New reality series


Wednesday, February 22

Royal Pains (10pm on USA) Season 3 finale

American Weed (10pm on National Geographic) New reality series


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Google TV Hints at Monday Announcements

A bit short on details but the GoogleTV Facebook page is hinting at some “big announcements” for GoogleTV coming Monday.


Whole Home Music Streaming Device?

Some are speculating that it will be a Sonos competitor based on a WSJ article

“Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand, according to people briefed on the company's plans.”

I suppose that is possible given Google’s continued attempt to bring Google Music to peoples attention, but I suspect the announcement will be one of two things:

Guess #1:

New content providers – the new Verizon/Redbox streaming solution discussed this past month could be one of the new providers and there is certainly room for others.  This would be a “nice-to-have” announcement, but wouldn’t be “big” in my eyes.

Guess #2:

New GoogleTV Devices – this is more of a long-shot, but this is the one I hope we will hear about.  I know that Google has a team working on some significant upgrades to GoogleTV that could bring it closer to the Media/HTPC world (more on this soon), but I didn’t expect anything until later in 2012.  It’s possible they want to give the world a sneak peak at what they are working on to beat Apple to the punch.

Guess #3:

Some sort of software update?  Google has said there will be several updates coming this year – in particular Ice Cream Sandwich (Android) will come to GoogleTV.  This could be that announcement.

On a sidenote, I find it curious that this tease from GoogleTV was posted only on Facebook and not on Google+.  The Google+ GoogleTV page has nothing about it at least thus far.


via GoogleTV Facebook Page