What’s Hot on TV Tonight – 4th of July Fallout

Tonight's programming is best described as 4th of July fallout. With the holiday in the middle of the week, programmers seem hesitant to put worthwhile shows on, believing no one would be watching. The problem is that much of the country has been experiencing a severe heat wave making it difficult to be outside. If it's too hot to be outside where you are today, here's a list of a few things worth watching.

1. 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Women's Final, Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Serena Williams. 8:00 AM CT ESPN

2. Kiss the Girls. A doctor escapes from a serial killer, then helps track him down. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd star. 12:00 PM CT TNT

3. PGA Tour Golf. Third round of the Greenbrier Classic from the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, WV. 2:00 PM CT CBS

4. Golf. Third round of U.S. Women's Open Championship from Kohler, WI. 2:00 PM CT NBC

5. Charlie's Angels. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu take over the female detective roles that made Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson famous, and Bill Murray costars as Bosley. 2:00 PM CT Oxygen

6. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 This time, the family goes toe-to-toe against another clan in the ultimate inter-family battle. College football coach Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, author Kate (Bonnie Hunt) pack up the cars and take their sizable brood of 12 kids to Lake Winnetka for some camping. Tom is particularly annoyed when he discovers his old rival Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) is also staying near the lake with his trophy wife (Carmen Electra). Hillary Duff stars as well. 2:00 PM CT Hallmark

7. MLB Baseball. In game 2 of a double header, New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox. 6:00 PM CT Fox

8. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Coke Zero 400 from Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. 6:30 PM CT TNT

9. NYC 22. In the first hour, Yoda reflects n his rookie days when a paroled drug lord from the era looks for revenge from the people behind putting him away, Tonya and Kenny raid a bordello, and Ahmad and White House help a guy in trouble with a loan shark. In the second hour, when Apple seems in danger during a bar robbery, Ahmad must think quickly. 7:00 PM CT CBS

10. My Cat From Hell. A once-cuddly kitten grows up into a feared cat, and a rescue cat resents a new kitten being added to the famiy. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. In the first hour, two are left dead and another seriously injured after a fatal car crash that may not have been an accident. In the second hour, family members will be haunted for the rest of their lives over the truth behind a woman's disappearance. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Bad Dog! A beagle digs under the foundation of a home, and a cat steals fish from the freezer. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

13. 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

14. The Firm. Mitch and his team start jury selection while still planning Patrick Walker's defense, and Joey Morolto Jr. plans out how to get back control of his mob family. 9:00 PM CT NBC

15. Tanked: Unfiltered. A look back at the tanks built for a casino and an ice bar. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

16. Boxing. Junior featherweight competition between Nonito Donaire, and a super middleweight fight between Kelly Pavlik and Will Rosinksy. 8:00 PM CT HBO

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Chelsea Clinton on Rock Center

Among several segments tonight on Rock Center with Brian Williams, Chelsea Clinton visits the Maya Angelou Academy, a school within a correctional facility where the District of Columbia sends high-risk kids. Clinton herself attended a private high school while her father was President; however, that was in an effort to avoid press. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Carrie Ann Inaba is the guest cohost, and Salma Hayek and Rhys Ifans are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. She’s Out of My League. A young guy who seems to only become great friends with the women in his life, with his friends creating the term “Moodle” for him, gets together with a woman so great, no one else believes it, including him. 4:00 PM CT WMax

3. Duets. The contestants and their coaches duet on standards. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. Breaking Pointe. Evryone worries about Rex as closing night nears, and Christiana falls aprt when her husband asks about life after ballet. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Take Me Out. Single men look for a parter. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. The First 48. In the first hour, “House of Pain; Into the Night.” In the second hour, “Night Shift; Mobbed.” 7:00 PM CT A&E

7. Saving Hope. Alex gets a chance to show he’s still capable of being chief surgical resident with a double hand attachment, and Maggie believes a homeless man got the wrong diagnosis. 8:00 PM CT NBC

8. Wipeout. Military men and women compete. 8:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Choice. Celebrities searching for love include Rob Kardashian, Finesse MItchell, Rob Gronkowski, and Steven Lopez. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. The First 48. An update on the case of LaShawn “Sugar Shizz” Talbert’s murder, and in a post-trial interview, the drug deal claims it was self defense. 8:00 PM CT A&E

11. On the Fly. A passenger misses his flight when he falls asleep, a couple have a misconnection to Albany, and an agent makes a decision over a giant sombrero in baggage. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Trip Flip Kreischer is in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where he flips one couple’s vacation into an unforgettable adventure that includes dune buggies, swimming with sea lions and camel riding. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

13. Swamp People. Nothing means more to Willie than his family, and when he’s not catching gators he’s out showing his sons the ways of the swamp just like his daddy did with him. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

14. L.A. Hair. Tensions escalate as Kim learns the construction of her new studio is quickly falling behind. With her lease set to expire at the old salon, Kim must find a temporary location fast or her celebrity clientele and high-strung staff will have their hair needs met elsewhere. Meanwhile, Kim stops by a music video shoot to glam up R&B diva Brandy. 8:00 PM CT WE

15. Anger Management. Charlie’s group is challenged by him to do sleep deprivation therapy for thirty-six hours in order for their inhibitions to come down. 8:00 PM CT FX

16. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Segments include Chelsea Clinton visiting the Maya Angelou Academy, a school within a correctional facility, babies born addicted to prescription painkillers, scientists building the world’s largest radio telescope, women’s tennis, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks. 9:00 PM CT NBC

17. Rookie Blue. Andy finds her estranged mother is the social worker on the scene at a domestic disturbance call; Sam, Nick, Chris, and Gail look for a mother and her two kids; and guns that Det. Barber had recovered turn up again on the streets . 9:00 PM CT ABC

18. Men at Work. Tyler and Milo crash a wake accidentally, and Gibbs becomes attracted to Neal’s friends. 9:00 PM CT TBS

19. Wilfred. Ryan is hassled by Wilfred’s popularity. 9:00 PM CT FX

20. Cajun Justice. In the first half hour, a shrimp fisherman finds what he thinks is a human bone, “Funkie Nuts” intervenes in an argument over crab traps, and water patrol deputies search for a strange ball of light. In the second half hour, neighbors in the Balou fight over property lines, andSgt. Authement and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and fisheries work together to catch a couple of alligator poachers in the act. 9:00 PM CT A&E

21. Kathy. Season finale. Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Rizzo, and John Oliviera stop by. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

22. D.U.I. In the first half hour,Jesse gets arrested after failing a sobriety test, and Haley is picked up for DUI, drugs, and possession of a stolen vehicle. In the second half hour, Curtis is caught driving without a license plate, and Jason is looking at his fourth DUI. 9:00 PM CT TLC

23. Mountain Men. Marty leaves the trap line and flies home just in time to attend Noah’s dance recital. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

24. Snooki & JWOWW. Snooki has an ultrasound, and she and Jenni decorate the new place. 9:00 PM CT MTV

25. Louie Louie has dinner at a friend’s house. 9:30 PM CT FX

26. Awkward After finding out a hidden camera has been secretly recording the Sanctuary, Jenna wants to destroy the tape. 9:30 PM CT MTV

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to everyone! Hopefully you have cool weather wherever you are. We're looking at 100-degree temperatures here in Chicago, and if you're looking at something similar, it might be a good day to stay in and watch TV rather than sit outside. You can always watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on the TV. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Men's Quarterfinals. 7:00 AM CT ESPN

2. Live! With Kelly. The guest cohost today is Kevin Jonas, and the guests today include Blake Lively and Cody Simpson. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. 48 Hrs. I think of one thing only when I think of this movie, “Roooooxaaaanne.” 11:10 AM CT HBO Comedy

4. Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! A young woman wins a date with a movie star, then wins his heart, causing the guy back home to have to fight for her. Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, and Kate Bosworth star. 2:20 PM CT HBO 2

5. MLB Baseball. Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

6. Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Regis Philbin hosts, and Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney will perform. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. Dallas. Christopher and Rebecca have tension between them, the Southfork deed is revealed, Ann looks for someone for her past to help, and Christopher promises to fight dirty. 8:00 PM CT TNT

8. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. 9:00 PM CT CBS

9. The Soup. 9:00 PM CT E!

10. The Soul Man. Boyce is directed by the church choir to hire outside singers to fix the competition, and Lolli hires Stamps to works as a hair washer. 9:00 PM CT TV Land

11. Operation Repo. Sonia and Carlos put their best performance in when they attempt to repossess a vehicle from a pair of silver-painted robot men. Matt and Froy need a second opinion when they run into a debtor with a questionable claim about a life-threatening illness. And finally, Lou crosses the line when he and Sonia set up a sting operation on a repo man gone bad. 9:00 PM CT truTV

12. Coming Home. A soldier tries to time his homecoming to coincide with his daughter's dance recital. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

13. The Real World. Laura and Trey kiss, while Robb and Marie flirt, and the roommates try to include Brandon 9:00 PM CT MTV

14. The Exes. Holly and Haskell go on a practice date, Start tries too hard to fit in with Phil's friends, embarrassing Phil. 9:30 PM CT TV Land

 

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Ep. 10 “Temporary Shrinkage”

Gay bar, therapy session, tabloids, and starting over.

The Guidices literally build away on their guest home, as a family.

Rosie stops by to talk to Teresa about all the gossip and tabloid talk, concerning Kathy and the family in general.

“This tabloid s*** needs to f***** stop.” Rosie means business.

Hopefully Teresa actually listens and takes in what’s said.

The Gorgas and Wakilis decide to support Teresa regardless of her drama because she’s family.

They try not to focus so much on the fact that she’s come around to family just as her friends have nothing much to do with her now.

While Teresa and Joe Gorga prepare for their big therapy session, Kathy goes with Rosie to a gay bar, along with Heather—the hot friend from the hot tub party.

Maybe this will be Rosie’s lucky night to find a great woman. She goes for the tan or caramel skin, light eyes, long dark hair, slender type. Or maybe not.

Kathy practically interviews every young woman they come across at the bar.

After Teresa has her session with the therapist, Joe goes inside for his talk on the couch.

Since both siblings virtually communicate similar desires for a solution and their concern for family, the therapist brings them both in for shared time on the couch.

Get ready for a huge bump in this smooth road.

Teresa tells the doctor about their pending trip to Napa and he advises against it.

Even with the divorce in friendship with Caroline and Jacqueline, Teresa’s planning to share an RV on this trip in Napa.

Joe and Teresa peacefully end their therapy session and give their word to leave the past in the past once they step foot outside the building.

And once they step foot outside the office, the arguing and elevated speaking begins.

These tabloids are just messing the family and communication up everywhere.

 

On the next episode: Albie introduces his professional football-cheerleader girlfriend to his family. Joe and Teresa continue therapy and work through their problems.

 

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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – America’s Got Talent Results

Tonight is the first results night for America's Got Talent, if you want to catch that while making your dish to pass for tomorrow's cookout. Or, just set the DVR and go out and celebrate an “early Friday.” Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Women's Quarterfinals. 6:00 AM CT ESPN

2. Live! With Kelly. The guest cohost is Michael Strahan, and Martin Sheen, will.i.am, and Eva Simons are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. Bye Bye, Love. Three divorced dads try to manage it with their exes, new girlfriends, and kids. 10:10 AM CT Fox Movie Channel

4. The Truth About Cats and Dogs. A woman lacking self-confidence gets her tall, blonde neighbor pretend to be her in a first date with a guy, but once she falls in love with him over the phone, she doesn't know how to tell him what she really looks like. Janeane Garofalo and Ben Uma Thurman star. 12:00 PM CT Fox Movie Channel

5. The Catalina. Morgan gets extremely upset when Nathan wants to host a Cinco de Mayo party at the last minute, Kris comes on to Stephanie, and paranormal investigators believe the hotel could be haunted. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Hell's Kitchen. Some of the chefs seem more focused on personal drama than on the actual cooking. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. America's Got Talent. Results from the first night of semifinals, with will.i.am and Zarkana of Cirque du Soleil as guests. 8:00 PM CT NBC

8. MasterChefs. Graham Elliot joins the contestants in a mystery box challenge. 8:00 PM CT Fox

9. Rizzoli & Isles. Jane tries to help Maura meet her biological mom, Angela gets involved in politics, and a nu from Jane and Frankie Jr.'s past shows up again. 8:00 PM CT TNT

10. The Real Housewives Top 20 Reunion Moments. Season Finale: Part 2. The party continues (post-bow theft) and Alexis' husband, Jim, decides to crash the event. Jim confronts Heather’s husband Terry for calling his wife fake. Brooks also instigates an explosive fight between Vicki and Tamra, and a fight between her and her daughter. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

11. What Not to Wear. A woman needs to find her youthful, sexy side through her image. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Dance Moms. Abby counts down the best and the worst of the performances. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

13. Love in the Wild. The couples build outriggers, two make a surprising decision, and a potential relationship is torn apart by drama. 9:00 PM CT NBC

14. Franklin & Bash. Peter and Jared are asked to represent a high-profile judge, Peter and Janie experience tension, and Karp represents a college buddy. 9:00 PM CT TNT

15. Retired at 35. Exploring their new relationship, Alan and Elaine go for couples therapy, and David and Amy try living together. 9:00 PM CT TV Land

16. Haunted Highway. Join Jack Osbourne, Jael de Pardo, Dana Workman and Devin Marble as they travel along America’s remote back roads searching for paranormal activity. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Pregnant in Heels. Rosie and her husband finally learn the sex of their second child! Rosie also goes out of town with her new clients Aimee and Seth, who worry that a baby will detract from their on-the-go lifestyle. Back in NYC, Rosie meets an expectant single mother, who’s determined to remain on the dating scene while pregnant. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

18. Craft Wars. Creating a patio furniture set out of beach toys. 9:00 PM CT TLC

19. The Glee Project. Some of the wannabes have a hard time adapting. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

20. Kendra on Top. In honor of his dad, Hank organizes a celebrity golf tournament to raise funds to fight lung cancer. His dad has been battling the disease for the past year. Meanwhile, Kendra attempts to sink a hole-in-one in Hank’s heart with a sentimental gift, but before her soft side shines, her competitive nature busts through on the golf course and golf clubs fly! 9:00 PM CT WE

 

School Spirits, June 20 – Guardian Angel or Demon In Disguise?

There have been many paranormal series on, and most of them showcase the same places, such as prisons, mental asylums, and haunted homes with possible possessed families. There is a new series on the Syfy channel that heads to some of the scariest places you can imagine… colleges and their trusty sorority and fraternity houses. We hear from the students, alumni, faculty, and more that these colleges are steeped in history.

The series was created by Seth and Julie Insogna Jarrett as an attempt to find college students who are willing to share their horror stories. Not just the average sorority and frat house party stories, but their terrifying life stories of what they have experienced during what is supposed to be the happiest time of your life… Well, sometimes it turns out to be the most horrific experience.

The first episode takes place at the University of Michigan. These stories are based on actual events, re-told and re-created by the people who lived through them. It starts out with a young girl and her dog, Rambo, at the Gamma Alpha Gamma Sorority house in 2007. She is typing away on her laptop with her trusty friend, not knowing that later she would be praying for the real Rambo to save her.

She heads upstairs at about midnight with Rambo the dog, who begins to whimper and shake. She notices a change in the air and she could feel eyes on her (okay this is the part where you turn around and run the hell out of the house! Run!). She notices a man at the end of the hallway, wonders who this person is, and ponders if she should scream. My guess would be yes, scream and run!

These girls were really excited to live in their sorority house, but they had no idea what was about to happen. As the tagline states, every campus has its secrets and now we will learn firsthand that keg parties are not the only scary thing going on around campus. With the creepy background effects and eerie music, the series makes for a good show. It is also interesting to have a series that is not based and investigated by the same people and the same locations.

The house itself reminds me a little bit of the house featured in the film The Haunting in Connecticut. It has that eerie, old feel to it, with so many rooms one could get lost just trying to find the kitchen. Then, the show takes viewers back one year earlier to find out how all of this paranormal drama started, not Mean Girls drama. This is more like The Exorcist type of drama.

Caroline Rankin, class of 2009, has always wanted to attend the University of Michigan even though she had thought she would never get in. She said she was very shocked when she got her acceptance letter. She was very shy, and found out about the sorority. Despite the campus being so large, Caroline found a place she could be a part of. Nicole Sands, also class of 2009, was another University of Michigan student who helped initiate Caroline into the sorority. They gathered noise makers, balloons, banged on her door, and made her feel like one of them.

Caroline was very excited to a part of the sorority. Caroline and the girls found a house for their sorority which was originally a fraternity house and it was a mess. The girls were very excited to live in their in new house and it started out good. Student Kristen Mrozer, class of 2010, felt safe and cared for after meeting her fellow sorority sisters. She knew that now these girls would always have her back.

The few months were really great; they had parties, talked about guys, and did their studying. They mainly wanted to become familiar with the house, though. Kristen, being the explorer that she is, discovered a room in the basement that was usually off limits. It is a room that the previous fraternity had left items in from previous rituals for the fraternity. Kristen described this room as a time capsule. If it was off limits, they should have left it alone.

The girls started to clean the house, and assigned Kristin house manager duty. They felt like all they did was clean and nothing ever stayed clean. As the new house manager was cleaning the trash can, she discovered maggots, and also noticed maggots in their food. Okay, yeah, time to move out now! After being on maggot clean-up duty, one of the girls screams for Kristen, noticing a bat on the ceiling!

Don’t you ever wonder why people just don’t leave? A lot of the occurrences that happened in the house were not making sense. Kristen decided to go in the basement (good move) where she was alone, it was quiet, and she is minding her own business, doing her laundry, when all of the sudden, Kristen heard thumps, or possible footsteps.

She drops the laundry and runs like the wind. Okay, good move. She made her way to her friends as they hear her screaming, and then spot the look of terror on her face. Another instance, Caroline went up the second floor of the house alone. She felt the atmosphere change, and she said it felt like, “Something electric was in the air.” It was a sensation she hadn’t ever felt before. She felt like someone was in the room with her. All of the sudden, a person appeared, standing in front of her friend’s door. Okay, so she is alone in the house, sees a creepy man, and  just stands there. What is wrong with this picture, folks?

Caroline watched as he disappeared. She walked very slowly towards her room, went inside, and locked the door. She did not tell her sorority sisters, for fear of being judged and called crazy. She began to question herself… and her sanity. There was a difference in all the girls, and they all noticed it.

The girls became agitated, were not going out, and one of the girls was going through a break-up. It was a tough time for her, so she tried to seek comfort in her room at the sorority house, but could not find any refuge or comfort. She did not feel at home in the room.

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Bachelorette At-Home Visits

I always love the At-Home visits on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. And it doesn't have anything to do with the bachelors and bachelorettes. It has everything to do with those nutty families. Emily goes to the hometowns tonight on The Bachelorette. Who will be the odd man out at the end of the two hours? Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. The guest cohost is Michael Strahan, and the guests today include Sally Field and San Diego Zoo rain forest animals. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. MLB Baseball. New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

3. U.S. Olympic Trials. Swimming Finals from Omaha, NE. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. The Bachelorette. Emily visits the bachelors in their hometowns and meets their families. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. Hell's Kitchen. The chefs' creativity is tested by a slot machine determining their dishes' ingredients. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Tia & Tamera Tia misses out on an important mommy moment because of work, and Tamera is busy decorating her Napa home and auditioning for pilots. 7:00 PM CT Style

7. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Scrappy admits he wants to mov out, and Joseline has a bomshell of her own. 7:00 PM CT VH1

8. America's Got Talent. Austin, Texas, auditions. 7:30 PM CT NBC

9. MasterChef. The contestants compete in a food truck challenge, and the losers face a pressure test. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. Eureka. A malfunctioning experiment cuts Eureka off from the world and threatens to destroy all human life in town. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

11. Gene Simmons' Family Jewels. The adoption issue causes Gene and Shannon to come to blows after they return home from their African vacation. 8:00 PM CT A&E

12. The Real Housewives of New York. Aviva and Heather meet up to discuss the London trip, and Heather stands by her decision to leave Ramona behind. LuAnn also heads to an acupuncturist to see if having another child is possible. Aviva hires Sonja to throw a fifth anniversary party for her and her husband, leaving Sonja excited, but concerned since she’ll be in London (sans Ramona!) during most of the planning. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

13. Cake Boss. In the first half hour, Buddy creates a fully-automated carwash cake, and a copy celebrate their 75th anniversary. In the second half hour, a Dr. Seuss cake with gears and levers, and the family tries to surprise Buddy. 8:00 PM CT TLC

14. American Pickers. The guys pick Pioneer Playhouse in Kentucky, Mike's attention is focused on a wooden box, a man explains he buries his valuable items underground, and a South Carolina service station turns up a rare oil sign. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

15. Chicagolicious. AJ debuts his hair products at the America's Beauty Show, MaCray enters a styling contest, and Niki and AJ get heated at home. 8:00 PM CT Style

16. Single Ladies. Keisha finds out a secret about Malcom's new girlfriend, Raquel's attention is on a younge rman, and April babysits for an R&B singer. 8:00 PM CT VH1

17. The Glass House. The players form two teams that will perform tasks selected by viewers. 9:00 PM CT ABC

18. Lost Girl. When rich young humans start turning up dead, Bo goes undercover to find the Fae responsible. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

19. Miss Advised. Amy reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date, set up by a friend. Julia also enlists a professional love coach to rid her of her bad dating habits, and dig into her past. It’s back to Michigan for Emily, and visiting a 5th grade crush makes her question if moving home is the answer to finding true love… 9:00 PM CT Bravo

20. Four Houses. Series Premiere. A look at four different houses, from a Princeton manner, to a cliffside townhouse, to a European lodge, to a mansion in the woods. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. Pawn Stars. In the first half hour, a Colt Paterson revolver, a 1955 GMC truck, and an animation cell from “Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales.” In the second half hour, a Smith & Wesson gun, a collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, and custom taxidermy pieces. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

22. Tanisha Gets Married. Season finale. It's still up in the air whether the Tanisha will make it down the aisle or not. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

 

Q&A with Bert Kreischer of Travel Channel’s Trip Flip

Trip Flip is a brand new series by the Travel Channel featuring comedian and vacation expert Bert Kreischer. The unexpected twist of the show is Bert offers two lucky people per episode a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, and all they have to do is say, “Yes,”and their experience begins. It almost sounded too good to be true, but Bert took part in a conference call to discuss the new show and what’s in store for those of us at home.

One of the “twists” is that some of the people may be on vacation, but Bert still will try to whisk them away.  Bert will travel to a variety of incredible destinations all over the world, including New Orleans, Oahu, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Nashville, and many more.

“It is all about getting people out of their comfort zone, and thinking outside the box. That’s the way a vacation should be,” said Kreischer as he described the show. It isn’t the typical vacation show. You may be on your regular family vacation, and Bert will take you from being pool side to jumping off cliffs in Scotland. Bert took a couple from Seattle, who were into outdoor adventures, and told them, “We’re going cliff diving off of a fifty foot cliff.”

Bert takes people on vacations that actually mean something to the ones involved, not just any generic vacation. He took one group of people to see Penn and Teller not just to see Penn and Teller, but  took them to dinner with the duo and had the opportunity to learn magic in person.

Bert also has a few places he would like to take viewers and willing vacationers.In particular, Nashville has many opportunities, including Bert wanting to go catfish grabbling by Pigeon Forge because it is an enjoyful part of his past. He also wants to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy on their vacations, so Bert does everything he can to gain the trust of the vacationers.

Some people don’t trust him, or think it is a hoax. Bert had one guy who was dressed head to toe in New York Yankees gear, and he passed up on the chance to have full access to the Yankees. “We were on the field and were taking batting practice, hanging out with the grounds crew and having steak dinners with some of the players.” So if you spot Bert, and he offers you a vacation, don’t brush him off.

The show may be outrageous, and some people may have other events they cannot get out of, but Bert was happy to hear from the couple who jumped off the cliff in Scotland. The young woman of the couple thanked him, because she said, “I would have wound up kicking myself in the ass the entire flight home,” if she had not took the chance and jumped off the cliff.

Bert has a production crew that does massive research before they head to locations. He wants these people to have the time of their lives and a great vacation. That is the whole idea. He takes it a step further for the vacationers and for the Travel Channel viewers. You may get the ultimate surprise, or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so make sure to watch Trip Flip, Thursdays on Travel Channel at 9/8c.

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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Weeds and Episodes Premieres

The wait's over! The season premieres of both Weeds and Episodes are tonight on Showtime. Find out who got shot on Weeds, and maybe even who did it! Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. MLB Baseball. Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees. 12:30 PM CT TBS

2. Yachting. 2012 America's Cup World Series from Newport, RI. 1:30 PM CT NBC

3. Back to the Future. You know what’s interesting about this movie is that the older it gets, the more the clothes and references to 1985 are like the references to 1955. 1955 seemed to so long ago and 1985 so modern, but now in 2012, it’s beginning to seem far away as well. 1:40 PM CT HBO Comedy

4. PGA Tour Golf. Final Round of AT&T National from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. 2:00 PM CT CBS

5. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma CA. 2:00 PM CT TNT

6. 2012 Tour de France. Stage 1 from Liege to Seraing. 3:00 PM CT NBC

7. Empire Records. The owner and employees of a record store try to stop the business from being taken over. Anthony LaPaglia and Liv Tyler star, and it’s yet another movie that has me not liking Tyler’s acting. 3:00 PM CT Fuse

8. 60 Minutes. The sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet, the Middle Eastern country of Qatar, and the threat to the European white truffle industry by Chinese truffles. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. U.S. Olympic Trials. Track & Field Finals from Eugene, OR. 6:00 PM CT NBC

10. U.S. Olympic Trials. Swimming Finals from Omaha, NE. 7:00 PM CT NBC

11. Secret Millionaire. Author Steve Kaplan secretly looks for needy individuals in Chicago. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. Oprah's Next Chapter. The guests tonight include LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chrish Bosh. 7:00 PM CT OWN

13. MLB Baseball. New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

14. U.S. Olympic Trials. Women's Gymnastics Finals from San Jose, CA. 8:00 PM CT NBC

15. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. A 28-year-old 493-pound man tries to get healthy, while his family supports him by pledging to lose 500 pounds collectively. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. Falling Skies. While on patrol, Ben and Hal help a young boy, a search unveils a discovery, Matt gets put in danger, and Weaver gets back together with a family member. 8:00 PM CT TNT

17. Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Scott feeling like an outcast, Kris' medical condition, and Kourtney's ultimatum. 8:00 PM CT E!

18. The Glades. Jim is thrust into the rising conflict between gourmet food trucks and traditional boardwalk restaurants because of a murder, and Jennifer takes an interest in Jim's cases. 8:00 PM CT A&E

19. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. “The Stanley Sisters.”. 8:00 PM CT TLC

20. Ice Road Truckers. Austin goes into a ditch and has to spend the night on the north slope, Darrell tries to keep his lead by getting up early, Alex hurries south to get another load, and Hugh and Rick take on the load of two cement trucks. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

21. Drop Dead Diva. Jane represents a woman stuck in an arranged marriage, Kim and Parker to try help Eric's teacher get his job back, and Teri agrees to be Stacy's head of marketing. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

22. True Blood. Eric and Bill fear for their lives, Sookie opens up to Alcide, Lafayette puts Sookie in danger, Romand and Salome look for a traitor in the council, Andy and Jason go to a party, Terry experiences a flashback, and Sookie drowns her sorrows. 8:00 PM CT HBO

23. The Great Escape. Three teams are locked inside a U.S. battleship, and to break out, navigate past the deck and through the belly of the ship. 9:00 PM CT TNT

24. Mrs. Eastwood & Company. A huge family crisis, and Dina creates an art studio from Francesca's childhood bedroom. 9:00 PM CT E!

25. Longmire. Walt and the team investigate the disappearances of some Cheyenne foster children and an unregistered sex offender. 9:00 PM CT A&E

26. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa and her brother, Joe, finally go to therapy, but both of them can’t seem to get over the past. Jacqueline and Caroline also discuss whether or not they’ll be including Teresa and her husband in their trip to Napa… Things get wild when Kathy and Rosie hits up the gay bar scene together, and a surprising visit from Rosie to Teresa, shows that not all of Teresa’s family has given up on her. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: The Aftermath. A look back at the past season. 9:00 PM CT TLC

28. Shark Wranglers. World-class fishermen and ocean explorers risk life and limb doing a job no one else on the planet has even attempted – conducting hands on research of massive Great White Sharks in a dangerous, high stakes attempt to save them from oblivion. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

29. Army Wives. Trevor's friend arrives to have surgery, Hector tries to reconcile with Gloria, Roland and Joan have a hart time turning Marcus in to his parole officer, Denise tries to move past the shooting, and Claudia Joy gets lessons at the gun range. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

30. Bridezillas. Bridezilla Rochelle, a selfish teen wife-to-be, is marrying her Army beau after six short months. Her selfish demeanor leaves this babyzilla oblivious to other people’s feelings and schedules. Meanwhile, Bridezilla Jeanine’s wedding day has finally arrived and it’s one that will go down in Bridezilla history. Besides planning her wedding in five days, Jeanine’s biggest obstacle of the week has been keeping Thomas’ family from convincing him not to marry her, not that she’s done anything to prove herself worthy. 9:00 PM CT WE

31. Newsroom. Mac begins controlling the new and improved News Night, Jim takes the heat for Maggie's mistake, and Charlie won't allow Reese to have secret meetings with Will 9:00 PM CT HBO

32. Weeds. Season premiere. The family heads to the hospital, following the victim, and hypotheses are suggested to solve the shooter's identity. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

33. Episodes. Season premiere. After Bev's tryst, she and Sean separate, the trio needs to find a way to work together, and Sean gets a birthday present from Morning. 9:00 PM CT Showtime