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Thursday, September 12, 2013

TV Premiere Dates

I have decided to no longer run the popular, weekly TV premiere listings here at GeekTonic.  It just takes up too much time to do something my heart is not into.  I watch a number of shows these days, but most of those shows are on the cable networks and many of them I watch on my own time via Neflix or on-demand.  So instead, I’ll share some of my favorite spots for finding TV information and in a future post I’ll share more secrets for keeping up on TV series.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres on ABC 9/24

Want a handy TV Premiere Date Calendar for the Fall 2013 season?  Look no further than TVLine.com.

I’ve always found the Futon Critic to be a great resource for TV show info including premiere  dates, network lineups, and show-specific info.  For good episode guides head over to TV.com

What new shows will I be watching?  This article in the huffingtonpost pretty much sums it up for me.  I might watch Marvel's Agents of SHIELD (Premiere Date September 24th) mostly because of Joss Whedon.  I also might check out Surviving Jack (Premieres Midseason 2014?) to see if it’s funny.  That’s it unless you guys tell me I should be watching something else that’s new on TV.

My favorites list looks something like this:

  • Breaking Bad (just began binge watching this over the Summer (thanks Netflix!) and get to watch the final episodes of the series on TWC.  Thankfully the series will be over by the time I move on to Google Fiber since AMC is one of the only “big” channels they don’t carry.
  • The Newsroom – again we just started this one since moving into the new loft.  We binge-watched it and now are caught up and watching week-to-week.
  • Downton Abbey – yes, I lose my man-card for this, but it’s a great show.  Really!  Started this one on Netflix and then via the web (not going to say how…).  Now caught up.
  • How I Met Your Mother – I’m tired of this one honestly, but am hanging in for the end of this series.
  • Person of Interest – My favorite network series right now
  • Revolution – I liked this at first, but am quickly getting wary of it.  Not sure if I’ll make it much further.
  • Modern Family – Still funny to me.  One of the lighter series I follow
  • The Big Bang Theory – Of course.
  • Homeland – I’ve only seen season one, but some day will catch up
  • Game of Thrones – Love this and wonder how the TV series will venture from the books

If you’re a TV addict, you might want to subscribe to my TV Talk Twitter List or at least follow some of the TV experts I have listed there.

Let me know in the comments what shows you’ll be watching this Fall.  Also, let me know if there’s a website or app you use to keep up with the TV seasons.  I’ll share more about how I follow the TV world soon.  Stay tuned!

Monday, October 08, 2012

TV Premieres: What to Watch 10/8

Some returning series arrive this week along with a couple of notable, new series.  Below is a listing by-day of the new series premieres with the time and network.  I’m also throwing in an abbreviated listing of returning series premieres and series finales.

The new shows on the possible favorites include Nashville and Chicago Fire both of which air on Wednesday at 9pm CST.

Note:  All times are U.S. CST

Monday, 10/8

Crash & Bernstein-7:30pm on DisneyXD

To Catch a Smuggler-8pm on National Geographic

Cocaine Wars-9pm on National Geographic

Season Premiere: 90210, Gossip Girl

 

Tuesday, 10/9

Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition-8pm on Lifetime

Prank My Mom-9pm on Lifetime

Keyshia & Daniel: Family First-9pm on BET

Mash Up-11:30pm on Comedy

Season Premiere: Frontline, Ink Master, Independent Lens

 

Wednesday, 10/10

Arrow-7pm on CW

Bid & Destroy-8pm on National Geographic

Coast Guard Florida-8pm on TWC

Nashville-9pm on ABC - Connie Britton stars as aging country star Rayna James as she embarks on a tour with up coming starlet Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). Things heat up as Juliette tries to take Rayna's place at the top of the country music charts.

Chicago Fire-9pm on NBC - Chicago Fire, produced by Dick Wolf, stars Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund and Charlie Barnett, in an action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. Derek Haas and Michael Brandt wrote the pilot and also produce, along with Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who directed the pilot.

Season Premiere: Nature, Nova scienceNOW, Duck Dynasty

 

Thursday, 10/11

Beauty and the Beast-8pm on CW

Little Shop of Gypsies-9pm on TLC

Season Premiere: The Vampire Diaries, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, BrandX With Russell Brand, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

 

Friday, 10/12

Dog With a Blog-8:40pm on Disney

Season Premiere: Austin City Limits, A Haunting

 

Saturday, 10/13

Season Premiere:  Too Cute!

 

Sunday, 10/14

See Dad Run-7pm on Nick

Season Premiere:  The Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Comic Book Men

 

Monday, 10/15

Plane Xtreme-8pm on TLC

Celebrity Crime Files-9pm on TVOne

My Shopping Addiction-10pm on Oxygen

Season Premiere: Nature, Figure It Out

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TV Premieres: What to Watch 9/24

We’re back with a bunch of new television this week.  Many of your favorite returning shows are back this week as well.  Below is a listing by-day of the new series premieres with the time and network.  I’m also throwing in an abbreviated listing of returning series premieres and series finales.

Remember, this is on a trial basis.  We’ll see how it goes.

The new show you definitely need to add to your favorite list is "Last Resort” on ABC.

 

Note: All times are U.S. CST

Tuesday, 9/25

Ben and Kate-7:30pm on Fox – This new single-camera sitcom has Ben, an exuberant dreamer, returns to his hometown, he realizes his perennially responsible younger sister, Kate, needs help raising her 5-year-old daughter; Kate prepares for what turns out to be a disastrous first date.  Early reviews say this is pretty average but does have a likeable cast.

The Mindy Project-8:30pm on Fox – Sitcom by executive producerMindy Kaling.  Early reviews say this one is worth checking out – pretty funny.  Synopsis:  After getting drunk and disorderly at her ex-boyfriend's wedding, Dr. Mindy Lahiri realizes she needs to get her personal and professional life back on track.

Vegas-9:10 on CBS – New drama where rancher Ralph Lamb becomes a sheriff, he begins investigating the murder of the governor's niece and instantly clashes with mobster Vincent Savino.  Stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss.  Great cast with a promising setting, but early reviews said the pilot was somewhat boring.

Brickleberry-9:30pm on Comedy Central – New animated comedy

Season Premieres:  NCIS, New Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles, Private Practice

 

Wednesday, 9/26

Animal Practice-7pm on NBC – New sitcom where Justin Kirk stars as a vet who loves animals but hates their owners.  This one also stars Tyler Labine.  Early reviews are very mixed – some will like it some will hate it.  It has a monkey in a labcoat is all you need to know.

The Neighbors-8:30pm on ABC – Comedy with this plot:  When Marty Weaver and his wife, Debbie, move to a gated community with their three children, they discover their neighbors are aliens who had not met humans.  I give this one a month to survive.

Season Premieres:  The Middle, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, CSI

 

Thursday, 9/27

Last Resort-7pm on ABC – This drama was written by Shawn Ryan and is on my must record list.  If you’re not sure, be sure and at least record this pilot episode as it’s a good one.  Plot:  After questioning orders to fire at a foreign country, Capt. Marcus Chaplin and the crew of the world's most powerful nuclear submarine find themselves under attack and declared enemies of the United States.

Elementary-9:01 on CBS – It’s a modern-day Sherlock Holmes with Lucy Liu as Watson.  And it’s set it New York City to really tick of the British.  It’s not great, but looks to be more entertaining than most expected.  I think it’s worth giving a chance if you enjoy the genre.

Capture Cowboys-10:02 on History – new reality series

Season Premieres:  The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, Rock Center With Brian Williams, Scandal

 

Friday, 9/28

Paranormal Paparazzi-6pm on Travel – Reality series

Made in Jersey-8pm on CBS – Drama that might appeal to the CBS watching crowd.

Flea Market Flip-8pm on HGTV

Voces on PBS-10pm on PBS – Documentary

Season Premieres:  CSI: NY, Fringe, Blue Bloods, Dateline NBC

 

Saturday, 9/29

Being-5pm on National Geographic – Documentary

Season Premieres:  Star Wars: The Clone Wars, How the States Got Their Shapes, 48 Hours

 

Sunday, 9/30

666 Park Avenue-9:01pm on ABC – A new paranormal drama.  Nice cast, decent plot, but quite slow and shall I say almost boring?  Plot:  Jane and Henry are offered a chance to manage a premier apartment building in New York; while the couple is seduced by the intoxicating lifestyle of the Upper East Side, supernatural forces in the building make Henry and Jane question their decision.

Destination Fear-10pm on Travel – reality/travel

Season Premieres:  60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Making Monsters, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, Revenge, Family Guy, American Dad, The Mentalist

Monday, September 17, 2012

TV Premieres: What to Watch 9/17

After receiving a bunch of e-mails telling me how much they wished I had continued my TV listings, I thought I’d do a scaled-down version.  I’m stripping the TV Premiere listings to the bone and only giving you what I think you need.  Below is a listing by-day of the new series premieres with the time and network.  I’m also throwing in an abbreviated listing of returning series premieres and series finales.

Remember, this is on a trial basis.  We’ll see how it goes.

This week the two big premieres are “The Mob Doctor” which is a show I’m hearing is a disappointing mess, Revolution by JJ Abrahms which I highly recommend based on the freely available pilot episode.

NOTE1:  Corrected the time and network for Revolution.

Note2: All times are U.S. CST

Monday, 9/17

Let’s Ask America-6:30pm on NBC

The Mob Doctor-8pm on Fox-The Mob Doctor stars Jordana Spiro as a cardiothoracic surgeon paying off her brother's gambling debt by doing medical work for gangsters. Evanston native Zach Gilford and Jamie Lee Kirchner play her day-job colleagues at a hospital, with William Forsythe as a mob boss.

Revolution-9pm on NBC-Revolution by from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke.  This one is an adventure thriller where the family attempts to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape. Basically, there was a really serious blackout of tech.  Nothing electronic works – every geek’s worst mightmare!  Don’t miss this one.

Season Premieres:  Wheel of Fortune, Bones

 

Tuesday, 9/18

Iceberg Hunters-8pm on TWC

Hot Set-9pm on SyFy-Watch as two Hollywood production designers and their teams compete in extreme design challenges.  Challenge themes includes science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.

Season Finales:  So You Think You Can Dance

 

Wednesday, 9/19

Season Premiers:  Survivor Philippines, South Beach Tow, The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons,

Season Finales:  Royal Pains, Big Brother

 

Thursday, 9/20

Tamar & Vince-9pm on We

Prom Queens-9:30pm on Lifetime

Season Premiers:  Up All Night, The Office, Parks and Recreation

Season Finales:  Wilfred, Awkward, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

 

Friday, 9/21

Access 360-5pm on National Geographic

Secret Princes-9pm on TLC

Season Premiers:  Haven

 

Sunday, 9/23

The First Family-7pm on Centric.  The First Family stars Christopher B. Duncan (from The Jamie Foxx Show) and Kellita Smith (from The Bernie Mac Show) as the president and first lady. Gladys Knight plays the president’s mother, and Jackee Harry and Marla Gibbs are the first lady’s sister and mother. 

Secret Brazil-7pm on National Geographic Wild

Mr. Box Office-8pm on Centric

$24 in 24-9pm on Food

House Hunters Renovation-10pm on HGTV

Season Finale:  Ice Road Truckers, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

 

That’s it for this week.  If I missed anything of note or you have a show you’re looking forward to let us know in the comments.

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.

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                  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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Sunday, February 05, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 2/5/2012

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.

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Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty both posing as Marilyn Monroe for the new musical series Smash – premiering Monday on NBC (Photo by Mark Seliger/NBC)

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

Sunday, February 5

Super Bowl XLVI (3pm on NBC)

The Voice (10pm on NBC) Season 2 premiere

 

Monday, February 6

Trailer for the new Netflix Exclusive TV Series Lilyhammer

Lilyhammer (Netflix) Netflix launches its ambitious new streaming TV series with all 8 episodes of its first season available all at once on February 6th.  The new Netflix Inc. original series starring and co-written by E Street Band guitarist and “The Sopranos” actor Steven Van Zandt.  I’m betting this one is a huge success for Netflix and is an example of the future of scripted TV.  More on that on GeekTonic this week.

Smash (10pm on NBC) New music/drama series from executive producer Steven Spielberg.  It’s about the making of a broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.  Starring Katherine McPhee, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston.  The buzz and early reviews on this one are very good.  Will be interesting to see if the ratings are good also.

 

Tuesday, February 7

The River (9pm on ABC) New mystery series written by the writer/director of “Paranormal” and filmed much like the “Blair Witch Project.”  Six months after adventurer Dr. Emmet Cole goes missing in the Amazon, his location beacon sends out a signal; Emmet's wife, Tess, along with her son and Emmet's film crew, embark on a journey to find him; a crew member goes missing.

Doomsday Preppers (9pm on National Geographic) New documentary series

The Real Housewives of Orange County (9pm on Bravo) Season 7 premiere

 

Wednesday, February 8

Person to Person (8pm on CBS) New news series with the same name and format as the one that was once hosted by Edward R. Murrow.  This version is hosted by Charlie Rose and Lara Logan.  The focus is on celebrity interviews in their homes.  Should be interesting to see how this one does.

Guess Who Succeeds (8pm on Food) New series where three real-life food entrepreneurs fight for their business.

Inside the NFL (9pm on Showtime) Season finale

 

Thursday, February 9

Love at First Byte (6pm on CNBC) A special all about online dating

Swamp People (9pm on History) Season 3 premiere

Mudcats (10pm on History) New reality series where six of Oklahoma's most respected hand fishing teams hit the water, braving hundred-degree plus heat and severe drought conditions, in hopes of bagging colossal flathead catfish.  And the “history” channel continues its slide into irrelevancy.

 

 

Friday, February 10

Valentine’s Day Massacre (10pm on National Geographic) A special about the 1929 slaying ordered by Al Capone

 

Saturday, February 11

Parking Wars (9pm on A&E) Season 5 premiere

Billy the Exterminator (10pm on A&E) Season 5 premiere

 

Sunday, February 12

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

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

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

Comic Book Men (10pm on dAMC) New reality series

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

 

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.

 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 1/23/2012

Closing in on February, there’s a few notables on the Premiere list – in particular Fox’s new “Touch.”

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Kiefer Sutherland Stars in the new “Touch” series on Fox

 

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

Monday, January 23

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

The Layover (9pm on Travel) Season finale for Anthony Bourdain’s series

American Masters (10pm on PBS) Season premiere

How Do I Look? (10pm on Style) Season finale

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (10pm on Travel) Season premiere

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (11pm on Oxygen) Season 3 finale

Tuesday, January 24

 

All-Star Dealers (8pm on Discovery) New reality series

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9pm on WE) Season 2 premiere

Beyond Belief (10pm on OWN) New documentary series

REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel (10pm on HBO) Season 18 premiere

Extreme Couponing All-Stars (10pm on TLC) Season 1 finale

Wednesday, January 25

 

Touch (9pm on Fox) New Drama Series with Kiefer Sutherland produced by Tim Kring.  On my record list

American Greed (9pm on CNBC) Season premiere

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9pm on CBS) the end for Marg Helgenberger on CSI

The Challenge: Battle of the Exes (10pm on MTV) Season 22 premiere

Dark Minds (10pn on Investigation Discovery) New crime series

 

Thursday, January 26

Fat Chef (10pm on Food) New food series

Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus (10pm on Comedy) Season premier

Inside Comedy (11pm on Showtime) New standup comedy series hosted by David Steinberg.  First up is Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles

 

Friday, January 27

 

Top Shot (5pm on History) Season 1 finale

 

Chuck (9pm on NBC) This is the end of the series for Chuck.  Chuck Versus the Goodbye

 

Deadly Women (10pm on Investigation Discovery) Season finale

 

Bering Sea Gold (10:01pm on Discovery) New reality series

 

 

 

Saturday, January 28

Namath (9pm on HBO) A special documentary on Joe Namath

 

Sunday, January 29

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off (10pm on Food) Season 1 finale

Kourtney & Kim Take New York (10pm on E) Season 2 finale

Majors & Minors (10pm on Hub) Season 1 finale

After Lately (11pm on E) Season 2 finale

 

Monday, January 30

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (9pm on TLC) Season 2 finale

 

Tuesday, January 31

Kitchen Boss (5:30pm on TLC) Season premiere

Celebrity Wife Swap (9pm on ABC) Season 1 finale

Tosh.0 (10pm on Comedy) Season 4 premiere

Tory & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (10pm on Oxygen) Season 6 finale)

Key & Peele (10:30pm on Comedy) New comedy Series with Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele

 

Wednesday, February 1

Beast Tracker (9pm on Discovery) New nature series

 

Thursday, February 2

I Just Want My Pants Back (11pm on MTV) new comedy/drama series

Delocated (12pm on Cartoon) Season 3 premiere

 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 1/16/2012

Moving further through January we see even more new TV premieres.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume most of you have DVRs or HTPCs to tell you when your favorite TV series are returning from holiday break and we’ll focus on the new premieres, finales and specials as we always do.

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                               JJ Abrams Alcatraz premieres Monday on Fox

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

Monday, January 16

Alcatraz (8pm on Fox) The new J.J. Abrams produced series.  This one is a crime mystery/drama where Detective Rebecca Madsen and Dr. Diego Soto joins forces with a secret agency charged with catching recently resurfaced Alcatraz inmates; the team retraces the steps of the past to apprehend a sniper who is targeting young victims.  Starring Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and more.  It’s on my list to record – we’ll see if it lives up to the hype.

Betty White’s 90th Birthday (8pm on NBC) Special tribute

Being Human (9pm on SyFy) Season 2 premiere

Scouted (10pm on E) Season 1 finale

 

Tuesday, January 17

Remodeled (9pm on CW) New reality/fashion series

Southland (10pm on TNT) Season 4 premiere

Justified (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Ragin’ Cajuns (10pm on Discovery) New reality series about shrimpers

 

Wednesday, January 18

American Idol (8pm on Fox) Season 11 premiere

Sons of Guns (9pm on Discovery) Season 2 finale

 

Thursday, January 19

Beyond Scared Straight (10pm on A&E) Season 2 finale

Archer (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Unsupervised (10:30pm on FX) New animated comedy series where we join the lives of two teenage best friends, Gary and Joel. The duo are optimistic teens taking on teenage life and all of it's hurdles without any parental guidance whatsoever.  Cast voices include Justin Long & Kirstin Bell.

Friday, January 20

Shark Tank (8pm on ABC) Season 3 premiere

Primetime: What Would You Do? (9pm on ABC) Season 5 premiere

Great Performances at the Met (9pm on PBS) Season 6 premiere begins with Anna Bolena

On Freddie Roach (9:30pm on HBO) New sports reality series about boxing trainer Freddie Roach

Swanderosa (10pm on CMT) New reality series

 

Saturday, January 21

Bayou Billionaires (9pm on CMT) New reality series

My Big Redneck Vacation (9:30pm on CMT) New reality series

 

Sunday, January 22

Majors & Minors (10pm on Hub) Season finale

Chef Roble & Co. (10pm on Bravo) Season 1 finale

American Masters (10pm on PBS) Season premiere

 

Monday, January 23

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

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (10pm on Travel) Season premiere

Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (11pm on Oxygen) Season 3 finale

Tuesday, January 24

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9pm on WE) Season 2 premiere

REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel (10pm on HBO) Season 18 premiere

Extreme Couponing All-Stars (10pm on TLC) Season 1 finale

Wednesday, January 25

American Greed (9pm on CNBC) Season premiere

The Challenge: Battle of the Exes (10pm on MTV) Season 22 premiere

 

Thursday, January 26

Fat Chef (10pm on Food) New food series

Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus (10pm on Comedy) Season premier

Inside Comedy (11pm on Showtime) New standup comedy series hosted by David Steinberg.  First up is Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles

 

Friday, January 27

 

 

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Monday, January 09, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 1/09/2012

Moving further through January we see even more new TV premieres.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume most of you have DVRs or HTPCs to tell you when your favorite TV series are returning from holiday break and we’ll focus on the new premieres, finales and specials as we always do.

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Are You There, Chelsea? Premieres Wednesday on NBC

 

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

Monday, January 9

 

2012 Allstate BCS National Championship (6:30pm on ESPN) LSU versus Alabama in the SEC rematch of defensive, college football kings.

First Week In (9pm on Discovery) New crime series where three first time inmates deal with a terrifying first week in prison

America’s Money Class With Suze Orman (9pm on OWN) New personal finance series

Mobster Confessions (10pm on Discovery) New crime series

Caged (10pm on MTV) Season premiere

 

Tuesday, January 10

Dance Moms (9pm on Lifetime) Season 2 premiere

Shipping Wars (9pm on A&E) New reality series

Flip Men (10pm on Spike) Season 1 finale

Tabatha Takes Over (10pm on Bravo) Season 4 premiere

The Game (10pm on BET) Season 5 premiere

24 Hour Catwalk (10pm on Lifetime) New reality/fashion series

Let’s Stay Together (11pm on BET) Season 2 premiere

 

Wednesday, January 11

One Tree Hill (8pm on CW) Season 9 premiere

Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30pm on NBC) New comedy series based on the semi-autobiographical book by Chelsea Handler.  Starring Laura Prepon and Chelsea Handler.  But it will be Prepon playing Chelsea, not Chelsea.  Got it?

Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy (9pm on History) Season 2 premiere

I Cloned My Pet (9pm on TLC) a new reality series

Amazing Eats (9pm on Travel) New food series

Face Off (10pm on Syfy) Season 2 premiere

Combat Cash (10pm on Discovery) New reality series

 

Thursday, January 12

30 Rock (8pm on NBC) Season 6 premiere

Rob (8:31pm on CBS) New sitcom series written by and starring Rob Schneider.  Cheech Marin also stars.  First episode synopsis:  Rob meets his new wife's large Mexican-American family for the first time and notices he doesn't quite fit in.

The Finder (9pm on Fox) New drama series.  This is a spinoff of the popular series Bones that will star Geoff Stults who plays a military-trained guy who finds people no one else can in the Florida Keys.

Sins & Secrets (9pm on ID) Season premiere

 

Friday, January 13

 

One Life to Live (2pm on ABC) And then there was one – MrsGeekTonic has gone from three daytime soaps to one, General Hospital.  ABC began this soap in 1968 and finally puts it to death on Friday the 13th!

 

Fringe (9pm on Fox) Okay it’s not a premiere, but it’s back – and that’s enough reason for me to put this one on the list.

Sweet Home Alabama (9pm on CMT) Season 3 premiere

Real Time With Bill Maher (10pm on HBO) Season 10 premiere

Blade (11pm on G4) New horror/fantasy series

 

Saturday, January 14

 

The Fades (9pm on BBCA) New fantasy/horror series

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (9pm on ABC) this season 9 finale finishes with part 2 of the Joplin Tornado Families episode.  This will be the series finale as well

The 2012 Miss America Pageant (9pm on ABC)

Sunday, January 15

Undercover Boss (8pm on CBS) Season 3 premiere

Napoleon Dynamite (8:30pm on Fox) New cartoon series based on the movie by the same name

Nightmare Next Door (9pm on ID) Season premiere

 

Monday, January 16

Alcatraz (8pm on Fox) The new J.J. Abrams produced series.  This one is a crime mystery/drama where Detective Rebecca Madsen and Dr. Diego Soto joins forces with a secret agency charged with catching recently resurfaced Alcatraz inmates; the team retraces the steps of the past to apprehend a sniper who is targeting young victims.  Starring Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and more.  It’s on my list to record – we’ll see if it lives up to the hype.

Being Human (9pm on SyFy) Season 2 premiere

 

Tuesday, January 17

Remodeled (9pm on CW) New reality/fashion series

Southland (10pm on TNT) Season 4 premiere

Justified (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Ragin’ Cajuns (10pm on Discovery) New reality series about shrimpers

 

Wednesday, January 18

American Idol (8pm on Fox) Season 11 premiere

Sons of Guns (9pm on Discovery) Season 2 finale

 

Thursday, January 19

Beyond Scared Straight (10pm on A&E) Season 2 finale

Archer (10pm on FX) Season 3 premiere

Unsupervised (10:30pm on FX) New animated comedy series where we join the lives of two teenage best friends, Gary and Joel. The duo are optimistic teens taking on teenage life and all of it's hurdles without any parental guidance whatsoever.  Cast voices include Justin Long & Kirstin Bell.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

TV This Week-Premieres & Finales 1/03/2012

It’s here… our new year of 2012 along with some new TV premieres.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume most of you have DVRs or HTPCs to tell you when your favorite TV series are returning from holiday break and we’ll focus on the new premieres, finales and specials as we always do.

 

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

 

Given the larger-than normal new series these next few weeks I’m noting the new series in RED

 

Tuesday, January 3

The Biggest Loser (8pm on NBC) Season 13 premiere

Work It (8:30pm on ABC) New sitcom series that has been getting a lot of bad press due to the cross dressing theme.  Synopsis:  Two guys decide to dress and act as women during the daytime in order to keep jobs as pharmaceutical reps turn into their normal selves at night when they hang out together at their local bar.

Celebrity Wife Swap (9pm on ABC) New reality spinoff series.  First episode goes like this:  Gayle Haggard, wife of former TV evangelist Ted Haggard, trades lives with Steffanie Sampson, who is engaged to actor Gary Busey and rejects organized religion.

Jane by Design (9pm on ABC Family) New comedy series.  Synopsis:  Jane is a 16-year-old high school outsider who lives a double life as a 20-something design assistant in the corporate world.  Stars Andi MacDowell

Jamie’s American Road Trip (10pm on BBCA) New cooking/travel series with Jamie Oliver hosting

Campus PD (10pm on G4) Season 4 premiere

Antiques Roadshow (10pm on PBS) Season premiere

 

Wednesday, January 4

NOVA (9pm on PBS) Season premiere

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded (10pm on History) Season 2 finale

Moonshiners (10pm on Discovery) Season finale

Dog the Bounty Hunter (10pm on A&E) Season 8 premiere

 

Thursday, January 5

Wipeout (8pm on ABC) Season 5 premiere

Project Runway All Stars (9pm on Lifetime) Season 10 premiere

Big Shrimpin’ (10pm on History) Season 1 finale

Jersey Shore (10pm on MTV) Season 5 premiere

American Stuffers (10pm on Animal Planet) New reality series following the action at Xtreme Taxidermy in Romance Arkansas.  Hmm.

 

Friday, January 6

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9pm on TLC) Season 3 premiere

Portlandia (10pm on IFC) Season 2 premiere

Merlin (10pm on Syfy) Season 4 premiere

 

Saturday, January 7

Ultimate Factories (8pm on National Geographic) Season premiere

My Cat From Hell (8pm on Animal Planet) Season 2 premiere

 

Sunday, January 8

The Firm (9pm on NBC) New crime drama starring Josh Lucas, Juliette Lewis, Callum Rennie and Molly Parker.  The Executive Producer is John Grisham who was the author of the book (and film) by the same name.  This is on my record and try out list.

Gator Boys (9pm on Animal Planet) New reality series

Masterpiece Classic (9pm on PBS) Season premiere

Ax Men (9pm on History) Season 5 premiere

Shameless (9pm on Showtime) Season 2 premiere

House of Lies (10pm on Showtime) New comedy series starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.  Synopsis:  Set in the world of corporate management consulting, Marty & the Pod travel to a New York bank looking for a plan to justify their year-end bonuses.  The series is based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn.

Cajun Pawn Stars (10pm on History) Another new, spinoff reality series

Californication (10:35pm on Showtime) Season 5 premiere

 

Monday, January 9

First Week In (9pm on Discovery) New crime series where three first time inmates deal with a terrifying first week in prison

America’s Money Class With Suze Orman (9pm on OWN) New personal finance series

Mobster Confessions (10pm on Discovery) New crime series

 

Tuesday, January 10

Dance Moms (9pm on Lifetime) Season 2 premiere

Shipping Wars (9pm on A&E) New reality series

Flip Men (10pm on Spike) Season 1 finale

Tabatha Takes Over (10pm on Bravo) Season 4 premiere

The Game (10pm on BET) Season 5 premiere

24 Hour Catwalk (10pm on Lifetime) New reality/fashion series

Let’s Stay Together (11pm on BET) Season 2 premiere

 

Wednesday, January 11

One Tree Hill (8pm on CW) Season 9 premiere

Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30pm on NBC) New comedy series based on the semi-autobiographical book by Chelsea Handler.  Starring Laura Prepon and Chelsea Handler

Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy (9pm on History) Season 2 premiere

I Cloned My Pet (9pm on TLC) a new reality series

Amazing Eats (9pm on Travel) New food series

Face Off (10pm on Syfy) Season 2 premiere

Combat Cash (10pm on Discovery) New reality series

 

Thursday, January 12

30 Rock (8pm on NBC) Season 6 premiere

Rob (8:31pm on CBS) New sitcom series written by and starring Rob Schneider.  Cheech Marin also stars.  First episode synopsis:  Rob meets his new wife's large Mexican-American family for the first time and notices he doesn't quite fit in.

The Finder (9pm on Fox) New drama series.  This is a spinoff of the popular series Bones that will star Geoff Stults who plays a military-trained guy who finds people no one else can in the Florida Keys.

 

Friday, January 13

Sweet Home Alabama (9pm on CMT) Season 3 premiere

Real Time With Bill Maher (10pm on HBO) Season 10 premiere

Blade (11pm on G4) New horror/fantasy series

 

Saturday, January 14

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (9pm on ABC) this season 9 finale finishes with part 2 of the Joplin Tornado Families episode.  This will be the series finale as well

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