Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Amazing Race Season Premiere

The season premiere of The Amazing Race is tonight on CBS, and this time teams have a chance to win double the money, $2 million. Don't forget to also DVR The Good Wife in case football goes long so that you don't miss the end of the episode. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. 2012 Ryder Cup. Final day from the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL. 11:00 AM CT NBC

2. NFL Football. New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. MLB Baseball. Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox. 1:00 PM CT TBS

4. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

5. NFL Football. New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers. 3:00 PM CT Fox

6. 60 Minutes. The guests are Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 6:00 PM CT CBS

7. Once Upon a Time. A preview of season two, followed by the season premiere. Fairytale characters aren't transported back to their homes after being awoken from Queen Regina's curse, and Prince Phillip and his traveling companion face a deadly foe. 6:00 PM CT ABC

8. Into the West. Part 3 of 6. Follows the further encroachment of white civilization on Native land after the discovery of gold in the sacred Black Hills region, and the removal of Native children to off-reservation schools. 6:00 PM CT AMC

9. The Amazing Race. Season premiere. A new twist makes it possible to win $2 million, and one team's act of kindness backfires. 7:00 PM CT CBS

10. The Simpsons. Season premiere. The family searches for Bart's long-lost love in New York. Zooey Deschanel provides the guest voice. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. Making Monsters. Season premiere. In the first hour, Distortions Unlimited owners Ed and Marsha Edmunds, bring in an army of extra sculptors to create a brand new line of “shocktronics” for the retail market. In the second hour, the Distortions team takes a stab at reinventing the classic “photo op” piece for Halloween Express and comes to the rescue for the rock band, Megadeth, by getting them a new stage prop in time for their concert. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

12. Rehab with Dr. Drew. The patients experience powerful feelings, and one of them has suicidal thoughts. 7:00 PM CT VH1

13. MLB Baseball. Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

14. NFL Football. New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles. 7:15 PM CT NBC

15. Bob's Burgers. Season premiere. A gang of bikers mourn their leader at Bob's Burgers, and Louise's bunny ears are stolen. 7:30 PM CT Fox

16. The Good Wife. Season premiere. Zach is targeted by a state trooper, putting Alicia on the offensive, Kalinda faces her problems, and Diane and Will delve into the firm's financial issues. 8:00 PM CT CBS

17. Revenge. Season premiere. After last summer's events in the Hamptons upped the ante, Emily plans her next move. 8:00 PM CT ABC

18. Family Guy. Season premiere. The Griffins decide to climb Mount Everest in order to compete with their friends. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. Oprah's Next Chapter. Stephen Colbert is the guest. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. Long Island Medium. In the first half hour, Theresa and her husband head to the beach, and she shocks a woman with details of her deceased husband. In the second half hour, Victoria graduates from high school, and Theresa helps a man accept his future after his life's tragedy is revealed during a reading. 8:00 PM CT TLC

21. Snapped. An L.A. detective becomes the suspect when DNA cracks the case. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

22. Hell on Wheels. A new arrival in Hell on Wheels throws everything into turmoil. Meanwhile, Eva finds herself caught between Elam and Mr. Toole. 8:00 PM CT AMC

23. Boardwalk Empire. Reluctantly, Nucky joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the church, Gyp and Nucky make a one-time deal, Van Alden regrets trying to be sociable, Margaret pitches her women's clinic, and Lucky and Meyer protect their investments. 8:00 PM CT HBO

24. Dexter. Season premiere. Deb tries to cover up her involvement in Travis' murder, Det. Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in, Quinn and Batista make amends, and LaGuerta reconsiders the Bay Harbor Butcher case. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

25. American Dad. Season premiere. Roger becomes enthralled with Hayley's voice and hires her as a singer in his new bar, and Stan tries to prove how masculine he is by negotiating a good car deal. 8:30 PM CT Fox

26. The Mentalist. Season premiere. Jane tries to figure out Lorelei's connection to Red John, and the team and the FBI work together on the murder of a hotel employee. 9:00 PM CT CBS

27. 666 Park Avenue. Series premiere. Jane and Henry get the chance to manage a premiere New York apartment building, but the lifestyle of the Upper East Side is no match for the supernatural forces in the building that have the couple questioning their decision. 9:00 PM CT ABC

28. Married to Jonas. Kevin and Dani's relationship is put to the test, and Dani runs herself ragged trying to organize her sister's grad party. 9:00 PM CT E!

29. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Part 1 of a 3-part Jersey reunion. The emotional first installment starts off with tears and aggressive finger-pointing, bringing the insults from both sides to a whole new low. Jersey remains classy as ever, as Teresa continues to stands her ground that she did nothing wrong with her involvement in Melisa’s ‘strippergate.’ But at the same time, doesn’t hesitate to accuse her haters (specifically Caroline) of being a blubbery old hag. Will any wounds be healed, or will the reunion continue to open up new drama? 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Breaking Amish. Rebecca faces a reality from her past, Sabrina has a difficult time connecting with her ethnic heritage, Kate has a breakdown over being shunned by her family, and two castmates find romance. 9:00 PM CT TLC

31. Bridezillas. Demanding Bridezilla Davina, dictates her bridesmaid’s sex life and plots against the best man. Meanwhile, Crabby Bridezilla Tabby brawls with her future sister-in-law and sweats her way down the aisle. 9:00 PM CT WE

32. Treme. Antoine's students show interest, L.P. Everett gets a new case, LaDonna has to move, Hidalgo finds a new angle, Janette's resistance slips, and Albert gets news regarding his health. 9:00 PM CT HBO

33. Homeland. Series premiere. Carrie's peace is threatened by a former asset, Brody finds out Nazir might not be happy with a nonviolent approach, and Dana lets a secret slip. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – 20/20

20/20 tonight focuses inappropriate classroom behavior caught on tape. It's definitely worth a look. I think many people would be surprised at what goes on in classrooms these days. As a parent of two teens, I definitely am. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. CSI: NY. Season premiere. A fire utilizing a recently-paroled arsonist's past technique kills a fire chief. Rob Morrow guest stars. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. Shark Tank. Business ideas include Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya's posture correction device, Robin Leach and a Florida designer's stone-studded leather jewelry, and a gluten-free cookie business. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. America's Next Top Model. The aspiring models visit a special effects production house, competing for a chance to be featured in a video game, and pose with an owl at a train museum. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. Made in Jersey Series premiere. Martina impresses her boss enough to have him assign her to a murder case, and her niece asks for her help in convincing her mom to allow her to get a tattoo. 8:00 PM CT CBS

5. Grimm. A Wesen church gets robbed, leading Nick and Monroe investigate the members, and Nick is targeted by a dangerous opponent. 8:00 PM CT NBC

6. Fringe. Season premiere. After being preserved in amber for two decades, the fringe team tries to save the world from the Observers in the year 2036. 8:00 PM CT Fox

7. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, Meg breaks Lori's rules by brining her fiancé with to shop for a dress, and a bride wants colorful and contemporary, while her mom prefers traditional. In the second half hour, Christina wants a lace gown that her dad can't stand, and a 17-year-old bride tries to please her entire family. 8:00 PM CT TLC

8. Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin travel to the scenic Tor House in Carmel, CA, former home to American poet, Robinson Jeffers, and the place where he penned much of his famous poetry. Jeffers also died in this house and in one of his poems, predicted he would return as a ghost and talk to the living 50 years after his death. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

9. America's Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

10. Boss. After an alternative medical treatment, Kane regains control of the city, and in order to restore the public perception of himself, he has to make a hard choice concerning an old friend. 8:00 PM CT Starz

11. Blue Bloods. Season premiere. Jackie is kidnapped by a criminal from Danny's past, Jamie meets his new partner, and an officer shoots an innocent man. 9:00 PM CT CBS

12. Dateline NBC. Season premiere. Investigators target a woman once married to a movie star mobster after the murder of a Hollywood stuntman. 9:00 PM CT NBC

13. 20/20. Inappropriate behavior in the classroom caught on tape. 9:00 PM CT ABC

14. Haven Haven's streets are flooded with raving barbarians, and Audrey and Nathan try to resolve the issue. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

15. Secret Princes. The royals start searching for their princesses in Atlanta, attempt to host an American barbecue, and Prince Francisco finds out his desired girl has an undesirable past. 9:00 PM CT TLC

16. Strike Back. Fueled by the Lutulu shooting, community unrest continues to spread through South Africa and north to Zimbabwe. Trapped in an isolated police station, Stonebridge questions the shooter and looks for a safe escape. Scott and Lilian take her father to the hospital and are pursued by other assassins. Knox and a surprise ally discuss a new plan. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

17. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Christina Aguilera, Sherri Shepherd, and The Piano Guys. 9:00 PM CT NBC

Saturday

1. 2012 Ryder Cup. Day two from the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, IL. 8:00 AM CT NBC

2. College Football. Baylor at West Virginia 11:00 AM CT FX

3. College Football. Penn State at Illinois. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Minnesota at Iowa. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

5. College Football. Tennessee at Georgia. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. Ohio State at Michigan State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. OneMain Financial 200 from Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

8. College Football. Clemson at Boston College. 2:30 PM CT ESPN2

9. MLB Baseball. Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox. 3:00 PM CT Fox

10. College Football. Arizona State at California. 3:00 PM CT FX

11. College Football. Florida at South Florida. 5:00 PM CT ESPN

12. College Football. South Carolina at Kentucky. 6:00 PM CT ESPN 2

13. College Football. Texas at Oklahoma State. 6:30 PM CT Fox

14. College Football. Wisconsin at Nebraska. 7:00 PM CT ABC

15. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie hosts the family reunion at Upper Crust, Tim gets a huge catering gig, and Monique confronts Charles. 8:00 PM CT OWN

16. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. In the first hour, a man is stabbed to death in the driveway of his own home, and a detective finally identifies the killer more than twenty-five years later. In the second hour, business practices and confessed secrets could be behind a murder motivated by money 8:00 PM CT TLC

17. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. A pair of teachers with a passion for travel agree on everything, except their wedding. Wedding planner David Tutera wants to create a high-flying event, but the anxious groom Daniel and buttoned-down bride Debbie keep getting in the way. David and his team of event coordinators enlist a beautiful actress (former Playboy Playmate Sandra Taylor), a dance doctor and unexpected mystery guests to make this an unforgettable celebration! 8:00 PM CT WE

18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. A disgraced journalist and a security firm investigator try to solve a 40-year-old murder. 8:00 PM CT Starz

19. College Football. Mississippi at Alabama. 8:15 PM CT ESPN

20. 48 Hours Mystery. Season premiere. A woman looks for justice after her father is murdered. 9:00 PM CT CBS

21. Demetri Martin. Standup Comedian. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Iyanla, Fix My Life. After leaving her family for another man, a mother wants to return home. 9:00 PM CT OWN

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Two and a Half Men Season Premiere

Two and a Half Men is back on tonight, and they've moved to a much less envious spot on the schedule. I have to admit, I think I'll miss watching it on Mondays … I do hope it finds the audience it's searching for in this timeslot. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Jeff Probst Show. Joy Cryer is today's guest. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Big Bang Theory. Season premiere. Raj gets lonely with his friends out with dates, and Wolowitz gets involved in a fight between Bernadette and his mom while in space. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. Saturday Night Live. Weekend Update Thursday. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. Last Resort. Series premiere. Capt. Marcus Chaplin and the crew of the most powerful nuclear submarine question order to fire at another country, then come under attack and are declared enemies of the U.S. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. The X-Factor. Night six of auditions.. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. NFL Football. Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens. 7:00 PM CT NFL

7. Two and a Half Men. Season premiere. Walden wants to surprise Zoey for her birthday. 7:30 PM CT CBS

8. Up All Night. Chris and Scott embark on their new business, Reagan tries to make adjustments to being a stay-at-home mom, and Ava runs into her former accompanist. 7:30 PM CT NBC

9. Person of Interest. Reese looks for help from Detectives Carter and Fusco in finding the kidnapped Finch. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. The Office. Pam and Jim search for buried secrets in their relationships after a toast at Roy's wedding, and Dwight reacts to Nellie's mandatory charity initiative. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Grey's Anatomy. Season premiere. After a plane crash, the Seattle Grace doctors try to cop with loss, accept the changes, and move forward. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. The Next. Six local winners perform in L.A. 8:00 PM CT CW

13. Glee. Blaine and Brittany are up against each for student council president, and Kurt gets a dream internship. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Parks and Recreation. Hoping to combat obesity in Pawnee, Leslie passes a city-wide tax on huge sodas, and Chris helps Andy get ready for his police entrance exam. 8:30 PM CT NBC

15. The Real Housewives of Miami. Adriana continues to avoid Fredric’s marriage talks, thinking she still may not be worthy of being re-married. Shortly after, the ladies gather at Lisa’s to get ready for Romains club’s party. Although Joanna gives her sister great advice to avoid causing drama, she actually ends up exploding at the club, in an unforgivable outburst on her fiancé’s night to shine.. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

16. Four Weddings. Italian bride Valentina's wedding features ballet dancers and soccer players, Michelle dances for her husband, Danielle has a fairytale wedding, and Jenn is hosting her wedding in an art gallery. 8:00 PM CT TLC

17. Project Runway The designers babysit while coming up with new looks for Heidi's Babies R Us collection. 7:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Tamar and Vince. Tamar and Vince head to the Essence Music Festival where they are set to participate in a panel and address hundreds of fans. However behind the scenes, tension is at an all time high due to Vince’s health and Tamar’s music career. 8:00 PM CT WE

19. Elementary. Series premiere. Sherlock Holmes investigates a murderous home invasion. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Season premiere. Stories include sexual assault within the military, a focus on charter development in education, David Finch inspires to be a better husband after a Asperger's syndrome diagnosis, and the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey in a small Maine town. 9:00 PM CT NBC

21. Scandal. Season premiere. Info regarding Quinn's true identity comes out, a senator faces public disgrace and looks to Olivia for help, and Cyrus and Mellie put President Fitz in a compromising position. 9:00 PM CT ABC

22. Louie. Season finale. Louie has a difficult time with the holidays. 9:00 PM CT FX

23. Impractical Jokers. The guys show the moments that made them cringe and crack under the pressure 9:00 PM CT truTV

24. After the First 48. A dismembered woman's body is found beneath an underpass in Arizona, and a woman ends up shot to death by her cousin's boyfriend during a weekend getaway. 9:00 PM CT A&E

25. Bling it On. A tomboy wants to design her own gown, a cancer survivor asks for blush pink, a gypsy stroller gets blinged out, and a drag queen has a wardrobe malfunction. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Jimmy Fallon, Neil Young, and Lupe Fiasco. 10:35 PM CT CBS

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – The Voice, Blind Auditions Pt. 4

The Voice is back on. I have to say, I wasn't overly enthused about it during its first season, but now in season three, I'm starting to get a little caught up in it Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Bethenny Frankel, Kellie Pickler, and the eight people who climbed Mount Bierstadt to save a German shepherd are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Voice. Blind auditions continue. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock. Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry host. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. The L.A. Complex. In the first hour, Abby and Kal look for Tariq, Connor's sister shows him a new religion, and Simon and Beth have an unexpected visitor. In the second hour, Kal's world is rocked by a phone call, Raquel finances her film by doing whatever it takes, Sabrina's parents cut her off, and Connor isn't sure who to trust. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Bones. Season premiere. Brennan's father helps her hide from the FBI when she is accused of murder, and Booth and the team believe an evil tech genius implicated Brennan by manipulating evidence. Ryan O'Neal and Andrew Leeds guest star. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Alphas. Rosen finds out the identity of the mole, and Kat follows a mysterious new street drug that makes users temporarily invincible. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

7. Switched at Birth. After she causes an accident at the restaurant, Daphne fears the worst, Bay uses Angelo to circumvent John's rules, and Regina gets more attention than Kathryn during a book interview. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. NFL Football. Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

9. The Mob Doctor. Series premiere. Dr. Grace Devlin tries to meet the demands of her job at Chicago's Roosevelt Memorial Center while she moonlights for the mafia men she's indebted to. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. Major Crimes. Capt. Raydor might jeopardize her career with a bold move, and Rusty decides he doesn't want to meet his biological dad. 8:00 PM CT TNT

11. Warehouse 13. Pete and Myka investigate when people begin rusting away, Steve and Claudia head to Steve's hometown to stop his dependence on the Metronome, and Artie is truthful about Brother Adrian and his use of the Astrolabe. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

12. Hoarders. A man who suffered brain loss in an accident collects things he hopes will trigger his memories, and a woman hoards items that belonged to her late family. 8:00 PM CT A&E

13. The Real Housewives of New York. The NY ladies return back home after their unforgettable St. Bath’s trip, and are still buzzing about LuAnn’s affair. Sonja and Ramona wonder whether or not LuAnn discussed her not-so-secretive romp with Tomas with Jacques, but learn she’s acting like nothing happened in the first place. After meeting with LuAnn to discuss her future child with Jacques, Carole also raises her concerns with LuAnn’s new tune… 8:00 PM CT Bravo

14. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. This special episode is all about the sex, drugs and rock & roll as we revisit some of Anthony Bourdain’s unforgettable adventures. Dive into the holy trinity with Bourdain, from recording music in the Mojave Desert with the rock band Queens Of The Stone Age to a tutorial on making food porn and burning cocaine in Panama. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. All on the Line with Joe Zee. Joe Zee has several challenges in store for struggling fashion designer, Prajje Jean-Baptiste, as he strives to save a once successful line from ruin. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

16. Revolution. Series premiere. An American family struggles to reunite living in a world without electricity. 9:00 PM CT NBC

17. Perception. Season finale. Moretti finds out there could be some truth to Pierce's conspiracy theory, and Pierce's new doctor forces him to face the facts about Natalie. 9:00 PM CT TNT

18. Intervention. A 21-year-old addict overdoses twice in two weeks, and a cocaine and fentanyl addict loses both career and family. 9:00 PM CT A&E

19. Lovetown, USA. A date shows up in a tiny skirt, another date gets drunk, and the love coaches bring Sara Evans in to rally the community. 9:00 PM CT OWN

20. Gallery Girls. The girls set off to heat things up in Miami for Art Basel, one of the year’s biggest art conventions. Amy faces a career setback, and offers the EOC girls help in planning their pop-up art gallery. Chantal and Claudia aren’t too keen on the idea of Amy’s “help”. Meanwhile, Liz goes out of her way to only invite select girls to Brunch, causing the left out parties to crash the selective gathering. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

21. Bad Girls Club: Mexico. Andrea is in over her head, Ashley is determined to find Mr. Right. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

22. Get to Work. Three very different students struggle to get back on their feet. 9:00 PM CT Sundance

23. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Richard Gere, Anthony Robles, and Rascal Flatts are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Rehab with Dr. Drew

Tonight Dr. Drew is back to help the addicted through a season of rehab. Except this time, the patients are regular folk and not celebrities. Will the show still be just as good? Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NFL Football. Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts. 12:00 PM CT Fox

2. MLB Baseball. Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees. 12:00 PM CT TBS

3. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. GEICO 400 from Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

4. NFL Football. New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers. 3:00 PM CT CBS

5. Into the West. Part 3 of 6. Follows the story of Jacob's children as they make their way in the new West, while the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans continues to build. 6:00 PM CT AMC

6. 60 Minutes. Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan talks about Iran possibly becoming nuclearly-armed, sports agent Drew Rosenhaus, and Adele. 6:30 PM CT CBS

7. Rehab with Dr. Drew. Season premiere. Dr. Drew is back to treat addictions, this time for non-celebrities. 7:00 PM CT VH1

8. MLB Baseball. Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

9. NFL Football. Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers. 7:15 PM CT NBC

10. Big Brother. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Leverage. In the first hour, Col. Vance, Eliot, Hardison, and Parker try to stop a terrorist attack on Washington. In the second hour, Nate needs to put his investigative skills to use to clear Sophie's name after she is implicated in a valuable painting theft. 8:00 PM CT TNT

12. Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Season finale. Kourt's new baby is welcomed into the world, Khloe tries to figure out why she can't conceive, and Kim freezes her eggs. 8:00 PM CT E!

13. Oprah's Next Chapter. Usher and his mother are the guests. 8:00 PM CT OWN

14. Long Island Medium. In the first half hour, Theresa's schedule fills up, so she decides to leave her comfort zone and hire a hand, and a young man copes with the loss of his brother with desperate measures. In the second half hour, as Victoria gets ready for prom night, she brings her mom along, who can't help but channel spirits throughout. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. Snapped. A woman is accused of murder after her husband dies in an apparent freak accident. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

16. Hell on Wheels. Durant must save the railroad while fighting for his own life. Meanwhile Cullen fights to save an old friend. 8:00 PM CT AMC

17. Boardwalk Empire. Season premiere. Nucky makes a resolution, Margaret ponders a hospital expansion, Gillian builds a new business, and Van Alden stumbles into a confrontation. 8:00 PM CT HBO

18. Married to Jonas. Kevin Sr. gets the Father of the Year award, and Kevin receives a shocking phone call about Dani. 9:00 PM CT E!

19. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The drama that left two families not speaking for the past year slowly unravels…Melissa meets with a hot-shot music industry insider to see if she has the makings of a pop star. Later on, it's time for Kim D's annual Posche Fashion Show. As always, the show can’t go on without a little drama beforehand, and a ghost from Melissa's past sets the stage for the drama to come. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

20. Breaking Amish. The Amish head to New York and experience several firsts. and as they adjust, they find both tension and romance. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. Ice Road Truckers. Jack and Darrell gon on their final run to Nuiqsut, Ray tries to prove himself after a breakdown, and Alex gambles with an extra large trailer to haul. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

22. Bridezillas. Inked-up Bridezilla, Christine, puts her wedding priorities aside to take a trip to the tattoo parlor. When she doesn’t make it to the jewelry store in time to get her rings, this ‘Zilla blames her fiancé, Aaron. Then, on a road trip to Vegas, she analyzes, insults, berates and threatens. Dominating diva Minyon goes to a family dinner set to settle the beef with her sister, but instead blames their disconnect on her sister’s selfishness. Later, at the rehearsal, she shows her true knack for micromanaging, and subsequently loses her mind. 9:00 PM CT WE

23. Weeds. Series finale. The Botwins come to a crossroads. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

 

What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – SNL Season Premiere

It ought to be a wild season premiere for Saturday Night Live this weekend. Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane is guest host. Oh, the parodies they could do! Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. Shark Tank. Season premiere. Business ideas include a ticket-free coat check system, a combination belt buckle/beverage holder, and a bedbug solution. 7:00 PM CT ABC

2. America's Next Top Model. The aspiring models dress outrageously and interact with pedestrians, as Tyler Perry directs them from a surveillance van, and also dress as zombies for a shoot. 7:00 PM CT CW

3. Touch. Martin ends up in the town where he initiated his reporting career and begins to suspect his mentor could be involved in illegal activity. 7:00 PM CT Fox

4. Primetime: What Would You Do? An interviewee is told she won't be hired because of gender, a homeless man is denied service, a lemonade stand overcharges for its wares, a teen in a dress shop throws a fit, and a kid is punished by wearing a sandwich board. 8:00 PM CT ABC

5. Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. In the first half hour, Joseph suspects Leslie of cheating and confronts her. In the second half hour, the guys suspect Richard of spending company funds when checks start bouncing. 8:00 PM CT TBS

6. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, a bride's body art brings up conflicting opinions, and a bride's desired dress is beyond her budget. In the second half hour, Shaina gets put in the middle of a family feud, and Kimberly sees finding the perfect dress a grand experiment. 8:00 PM CT TLC

7. Ghost Adventures. Zak, Nick & Aaron head to the recently closed Central Unit Prison in Texas to be the first and only investigators to document the spirits of former inmates. Things take a turn when Nick is forced to leave the lockdown in fear. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

8. America's Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

9. Boss. Kane's hold over the City Council is threatened by his war against political corruption, and he's unable to tell the difference between reality and hallucinations because of his worsening mental symptoms. 8:00 PM CT Starz

10. Dateline NBC. A suspected serial killer's secrets could be exposed by a risky undercover operation in a rough prison. 9:00 PM CT NBC

11. 20/20. Season premiere. Stories of some of the more nasty neighbors. 9:00 PM CT ABC

12. Lost Girl. Bo and her friends are forced by battle their enemy, and Dyson gives Bo ammunition. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

13. I Found the Gown. In the first half hour, Four brides with budgets want designer threads that will wow, but not break the bank. In the second half hour, three more brides look for discount dresses. 9:00 PM CT TLC

14. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include John Feehery, Chris Hayes, Zanny Minton Beddoes, John Legend, and Bob Costas. 9:00 PM CT HBO

15. Strike Back. Stonebridge and Scott confide in each other about their mistakes – Stonebridge’s desire for revenge on Craig Hanson, who has appeared in Capetown, and Scott’s connection with Rebecca, a Mossad agent tracking their case, but with very different orders from theirs. Knox takes Evans to a secret facility, where he reveals how he plans to make Africa a world power. Stonebridge befriends Knox’s idealistic daughter, Ava, who runs their foundation and weapons decommissioning program. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

Saturday

1. College Football. California at Ohio State. 11:00 AM CT ABC

2. College Football. Texas Christian at Kansas. 11:00 AM CT FX

3. College Football. Wake Forest at Florida State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Arkansas State at Nebraska. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

5. College Football. Alabama at Arkansas. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. Navy at Penn State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series: Dollar General 300. From Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

8. MLB Baseball. Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians. 3:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. Portland State at Washington. 3:00 PM CT FX

10. College Football. Florida at Tennessee. 5:00 PM CT ESPN

11. College Football. USC Stanford. 6:30 PM CT Fox

12. College Football. Arizona State at Missouri. 6:30 PM CT ESPN 2

13. College Football. Notre Dame at Michigan State. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Season premiere. Tim won't help Miss Robbie with the opening party, and Charles wants a bartending gig at the new restaurant. 8:00 PM CT OWN

15. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. Tanked. Neil Patrick Harris is looking for a tank based on the Houdini water escape, and Wayde has plans for his 15-year anniversary. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

17. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. The groom loves the 40’s and the bride mermaids. But even the beautiful bridesmaids don’t understand why the bride, who’s even taking hair pills to look more like a mermaid on the big day, won’t let go of her tacky mermaid ideas. The couple’s ring bearer is a lap dog that can barely make it down the aisle, and the groom insists on serenading his bride at the reception. But the kicker is that this quirky couple is hiding a very big secret, which threatens to enrage the bride’s dad and upset the entire wedding. 8:00 PM CT WE

18. A Dangerous Method. Using the methods of his mentor, Sigmund Freud, Dr. Darl Jung treats a beautiful, unbalanced patient, but the two doctors eventually form a rivalry over her attentions. 8:00 PM CT Starz

19. 48 Hours Mystery. A look at the new details surrounding Natalie Wood's death from the incident's tapes and the boat captain. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Iyanla, Fix My Life. Iyanla visits with Evelyn Lozada. 9:00 PM CT OWN

21. Saturday Night Live. Season premiere. Seth MacFarlane is the guest host, and Frank Ocean the musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Reality TV Run Amok

It's a reality TV fans dream tonight Finding out final three of Big Brother, the winner of America's Got Talent, another night of The X Factor, Project Runway … did I miss one? Wow. It's hard to even catch up. Make sure those DVRs are working on overdrive. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. America's Got Talent. Season finale. Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Green Day, and Blue Man Group perform, and the winner is crowned. 7:00 PM CT NBC

2. Wipeout. The obstacles include the Cactus Chaos and Spin Psycho, and a gunslinger tries to shoot down contestants running through the Qualifier. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. The X-Factor. Night two of auditions.. 7:00 PM CT Fox

4. NFL Football. Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers. 7:00 PM CT NFL

5. Big Brother. The final three begin part one of the final HoH. 8:00 PM CT CBS

6. The Next. John Rich crashes a contestant's bachelorette party, Gloria does some extreme bike riding to surprise her contestant, and four contestants from Dallas perform. 8:00 PM CT CW

7. Glee. Season premiere. New directions holds open audition, and Rachel has a hard time pleasing her dance teacher at NYADA. 8:00 PM CT Fox

8. The Real Housewives of Miami. The Ladies of Miami are bringing back the heat with Season 2 of RH Miami, and 4 new housewives! It’s a battle between ‘new rich’ and ‘old rich’ fueled by some good ol’ fashioned sex and jealousy. Everyone’s favorite house mother, Mama Elsa, also returns imparting her knowledge and wisdom on the Miami ladies, both new and old. :00 PM CT Bravo

9. Four Weddings. Shannon's wedding vows focus on her son, Medina shares interfaith traditions, Amanda and her husband get cheered with rally towels, an dAndrew has a special father-daughter dance. 8:00 PM CT TLC

10. Trip Flip Nashville. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. Project Runway The designers get to create their own fabric and get special visits from their families. 7:00 PM CT Lifetime

12. Braxton Family Values. The Braxton sisters meet up in LA with Toni, who asks Trina and Towanda if they will be her backup singers again and invites them all to St. Lucia for an upcoming concert. The girls take a booty-clapping lesson in hopes of getting in shape for their trip, and while Toni is hesitant about dancing around a pole, by the end of the class she’s shaking it hard and getting dirty with the rest of them. Meanwhile, Gabe meets with Evelyn and asks for advice to win Trina back. 8:30 PM CT WE

13. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Stories include Internet addiction, an industry turning mistakes into front-page news, Justin Bieber, and family reunions. 9:00 PM CT NBC

14. Sullivan & Son. Steve takes Hanks on as a client after a coworker of his files a complaint, Susan gets her mom a fake ID to give her senior citizen status, and the two spend time together. 9:00 PM CT TBS

15. Wilfred. Wilfred derails the wedding of Jenna and Drew because of Ryan's jealousy. 9:00 PM CT FX

16. Impractical Jokers. The guys show their favorite moments from the past season 9:00 PM CT truTV

17. The First 48. A cop has more questions than answers after a surveillance video shows a fatal stabbing at a strip mall, and a man is shot and killed in his living room. 9:00 PM CT A&E

18. Snooki & JWOWW. Season finale. Snooki and Jenni swap boyfriends for one night, and also must make the decision to either stay or leave Jersey City. 9:00 PM CT MTV

19. Louie. Louie begins a quest. 9:30 PM CT FX

20. Awkward. Jenna fictionalizes her blog out of hop it will changes her future and figure things out. 9:30 PM CT MTV

21. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Steven Ho, James Van der Beek, and The Walkmen. 10:00 PM CT TBS

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Football Sunday

The Showtime 10:30/9:30 ET/CT slot is for Friends. It’s the first Football Sunday of the year, and it feels great. It’s just a little cooler, just like it should be, and the Bears are on at noon, just like it should be. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. 2012 U.S. Open Tennis. Women’s Doubles Final. 11:30 AM CT ESPN 2

2. NFL Football. Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. MLB Baseball. New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles. 12:30 PM CT TBS

4. PGA Tour Golf. Final round of BMW Championship from Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN. 1:00 PM CT NBC

5. 2012 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s Final. 3:00 PM CT CBS

6. NFL Football. San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers. 3:00 PM CT Fox

7. 60 Minutes. Retired navy SEAL Mark Owen discusses raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. Into the West. Part 2 of 6. Follows the story of Jacob and Jethro as they help a wagon train head west amid almost insurmountable obstacles. 6:00 PM CT AMC

9. Big Brother. The winner of the last Head of Household competition is revealed, and they nominate two players for eviction. 7:00 PM CT CBS

10. MLB Baseball. Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Gaints. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

11. NFL Football. Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos. 7:15 PM CT NBC

12. Leverage. Parker gets left behind on the last job because of a broken leg and finds a group of thieves are planning a heist. 8:00 PM CT TNT

13. Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Scott considers getting a vasectomy, Kris gets new breast implants, and Kim visits a fertility clinic. 8:00 PM CT E!

14. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Jennifer Hudson is the guest. 8:00 PM CT OWN

15. Long Island Medium. Season premiere. In the first half hour, Theresa’s son graduates and returns home from college, where she’d like him to stay, and a woman heals from the loss of her daughter after a visit from a spirit. In the second half hour, Larry and the kids decide to throw a surprise party for Theresa, and a widow’s dead husband gives her a message. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. Great Barrier Reef. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

17. Drop Dead Diva. Season finale. Jane and Grayson represent a man whose wife is refusing life-saving surgeyr, Kim defends a singer, Park finds out Kim’s secret, and Grayson reveals his feelings for Jane 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Snapped. A woman involved in a lesbian love triangle disappears. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

19. Hell on Wheels. Cullen’s past haunts Hell on Wheels, leaving the fate of the railroad hanging in the balance. 8:00 PM CT AMC

20. Married to Jonas. Bucky is confronted about his eating, and Kevin starts tearing apart the house in order to do DIY projects 9:00 PM CT E!

21. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. It’s back to the east coast for the NJ ladies, and new alliances emerge post-Napacation. The Gorgas left Napa early to support of Teresa, and it’s Melissa who tries to calm the stormy seas between Teresa and Caroline. Ultimately, it’s not just Teresa’s new alcoholic beverage left fizzing, when she invites her longtime ally (and sister of the enemy, Caroline!) Dina, to her Fabellini release party… 9:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Breaking Amish. Four Amish and one Mennonite leave their homes to see if there is more to life than what they’ve known. They face being shunned by family and exiled from the community. 9:00 PM CT TLC

23. Ice Road Truckers. Alex hauls deadly compressed gasses, Jack gets derailed by his load, Austin encounters a stuck trucker on Atigun Pass, and Porkchop answers for his performance to the boss. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

24. Army Wives. Season finale. Fort Mashall is merging with an air force base, Kevin has a medical breakthrough, the troops leave for AFghanistan, Joan comes to a decision about her career, and Charlie and Nicole think about adoption. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

25. Bridezillas. Minyon bullies her bridal party, and Jennifer throws a tantrum and almost gets arrested. 9:00 PM CT WE

26. Weeds. “God Willing and the Creed Don’t Rise.” 9:00 PM CT Showtime

27. Web Therapy. Season finale. Fiona cures Newell, Kip’s campaign suffers, and Fiona finds out about Jerome and Hayley’s plan. 9:30 PM CT Showtime

 

What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – Stand Up to Cancer

This is an important one. Everyone knows someone who lost or won a battle with cancer. Many people know several. My father won his battle this summer. Celebrities are putting on Stand Up to Cancer tonight to support research, it’s being carried on all the major networks, as well as many of the cable channels. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Virginia 529 College Savings 250 from Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. 6:30 PM CT ESPN

2. Stand Up to Cancer. Celebrities supporting cancer research, with performances by Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw. 7:00 PM CT All Major Networks

3. America’s Next Top Model. Aspiring models get makeovers, and one refuses to pose in a nude photo shoot with photographer Tony Duran. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. 20/20. Discussions of Maureen Orth’s Vanity Fair article about Scientology and Tom Cruise, celebrity marriage and divorce, senior citizens who fight back, and life-altering moments caught on tape. 8:00 PM CT ABC

5. Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse. In the first half hour, Angela convinces Marcus to spend the weekend with her. In the second half hour, Angela starts driving Marcus crazy. 8:00 PM CT TBS

6. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, Hannah’s sister thumbs her nose at her enjoyment of classic style, and Delaina’s sister wants her to find something conservative. In the second half hour, the staff runs in circles trying to meet Jessica’s list of demands, and Monique breaks the rules of the shop. 8:00 PM CT TLC

7. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

8. Boss. Watch tonight’s show live with T.I. and Kelsey Grammer on T.I.’s Facebook page. 8:00 PM CT Starz

9. Dateline NBC. A bitter feuud erupts between a stepmother and stepdaughter after their husband/father, a wealthy hotel heir, is murdered. 9:00 PM CT NBC

10. Lost Girl. Trick reveals to Bo his deepest secret, Bo finds out there’s no turning back and has to take on a battle that could decide Fae’s fate. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

11. I Found the Gown. In the first half hour, Florencia looks for the perfect dress, Devon looks for a vintage designer-label, and Lillie arrives for her fitting. In the second half hour, three brides look for dresses that meet with high standards and tight budgets. 9:00 PM CT TLC

12. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Steve Schmidt, Jim VandeHei, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Christine O’Donnell, and David Simon. 9:00 PM CT HBO

13. Strike Back. After stealing the nuclear triggers from Stonebridge and Scott in remote Algeria, Knox’s task man Karl Matlock and sniper Jessica Kohl resurface in a seemingly unrelated Capetown kidnapping. Section 20 discovers interesting information about Peter Evans, the victim’s father, who has mysteriously flown to Capetown. A new third party interferes with the mission and both Scott and Stonebridge make costly mistakes. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

11. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Matthew Perry, Meghan McCain, and OneRepublic. 10:35 PM CT NBC

Saturday

1. 2012 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s semifinals. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. PGA Tour Golf. Third round of BMW Championship from Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN. 11:00 AM CT NBC

3. College Football. Penn State at Virginia. 11:00 AM CT ABC

4. College Football. Miami at Kansas State. 11:00 AM CT FX

5. College Football. Auburn at Mississippi State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

6. College Football. Central Florida at Ohio State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

7. College Football. Purdue at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

8. College Football. Air Force at Michigan. 2:30 PM CT ABC

9. College Football. Florida at Texas A&M. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

10. MLB Baseball. Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox. 3:00 PM CT Fox

11. College Football. Wisconsin at Oregon State. 3:00 PM CT FX

12. College Football. Washington at LSU. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

13. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup Series. Federated Auto Parts 400 from Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. 6:30 PM CT ABC

14. College Football. Nebraska at UCLA. 6:30 PM CT Fox

15. College Football. Georgia at Missouri. 6:45 PM CT ESPN 2

16. 2012 U.S. Open Tennis. Women’s Finals. 7:00 PM CT CBS

17. 9/11 Emergency Room. Emergency workers helping at the World Trace Center on 9/11. 7:00 PM CT TLC

18. My Cat From Hell. Two cats aptly named Bitten and Chompy, and a vicious cat who doesn’t like its owner’s home’s new addition. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

19. Puppy Love. When a single mom (Candace Cameron Bure) reluctantly adopts a puppy (Bug Z) for her lonely daughter, she finds herself in a custody battle with a handsome ballplayer (Victor Webster) who claims the dog was his first! 8:00 PM CT Hallmark

20. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice. In the first hour, Tim and Jenae fight, Charles tries secure his place, and Robbie has to make a business decision. In the second hour, Robbie gets busy with the grand opening, Andre gets suspended again, and Tim worries about Charles’ girlfriend’s intentions. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Tanked. Memorable tank builds, and the crew talks about working alongside family. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. Season premiere. Burlesque bride-to-be Sophia knows what she wants for her big day, which, among other things, includes tassels, feather fans and no compromises. Much like the red latex dress she intends on wearing at the ceremony, there is very little give. The man in her life is fully supportive of her non-traditional ideas; unfortunately, he’s not her fiancé. He’s Bobby, the Man of Honor, and he has decided to usurp David as wedding planner. 8:00 PM CT WE

23. The Vow. A newlywed’s wife awakes from a coma, and he tries to restore her lost memory to rebuild what they once had. 8:00 PM CT Starz

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Impractical Jokers

Yea! It's Impractical Jokers night. No, I don't mean it as a political joke. But after a serious night of watching the Democratic National Convention, you can unwind by watching fun worthy of belly laughs on truTV as a group of guys try to force each other into all sorts of embarrassing conversations with the public. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly and Michael. Katie Couric, James Marsden, Carli Lloyd, and Alex Morgan are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. America's Got Talent. The top three acts from Tuesday night are revealed, and Train performs. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Wipeout. The obstacles include Surf's Up, Wipeout Subway Car, and the Caregrounds. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. From the Staples Center in L.A. 7:00 PM CT MTV

5. Big Brother. Either Frank or Joe will be voted out, and then the rest of the hour will follow a Fast Forward format as a second person will be eliminated before the night is through. 8:00 PM CT CBS

6. Rookie Blue. During a hospital ER visit, a violent pedophile escapes and abducts a girl, Andy has to make a serious decision, and Chris thinks over the possibility of a transfer. 8:00 PM CT ABC

7. The Next. Gloria Estefan performs at a Cubs game, Nelly's contestant gets ambushed on a date, and four Chicago contestants perform. 8:00 PM CT CW

8. Four Weddings. Lori starts her celebration with a salsa and rumba dance, and Shannon's theme of Jersey Shore keeps the guests fist pumping throughout the night. Tracey as not just one or two, but three gowns at her nuptials on the red carpet, and Tatyanna goes with a coral decor. 8:00 PM CT TLC

9. Trip Flip San Francisco. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

10. Project Runway The designers sell goods on the street to earn the cash to buy fabric for the challenge. 7:00 PM CT Lifetime

11. Braxton Family Values. The pressure is on as Trina hustles to get ready for her “Party or Go Home” music video shoot. Meanwhile, Traci, who still dreams to be a singer, brushes up on her vocals and sisters throw her a surprise birthday party. The girls worry about Miss E’s health and stage a diabetes intervention. 8:30 PM CT WE

12. Democratic National Convention. From Charlotte, NC. 9:00 PM CT Major Networks and News Channels

13. Sullivan & Son. Steve's aunt, a grifter, shakes things up at the bar. 9:00 PM CT TBS

14. Impractical Jokers. Season premiere. 9:00 PM CT truTV

15. The First 48. And unidentified body is found dismembered and burned in a field in Dallas, and detectives ask for the public's help. 9:00 PM CT A&E

16. Extreme Tours. Touring Tornado Alley and Kentucky caves, searching for radioactive remnants in Chernobyl, and exotic dishes in New York City. 9:00 PM CT A&E

17. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Howard Stern and Jason Aldean. 10:00 PM CT CBS