Tuesday, August 28th
19 Kids and Counting, season premiere at 9pm on TLC
– The Duggars aren’t your average family. In fact, they’re almost 7 times the size of an average family. And while raising 19 kids can be a challenge, for the Duggars, it comes with more than its share of rewards. The god-loving family from Arkansas does not believe in using birth control, obviously of ANY kind so they have decided to procreate for a living. In fact, their life choice has been the subject of much heated debate in the media. In 2011, at the age of 45, matriarch Michelle was pregnant with what would have been their 20th child, only to miscarry. The family’s tragedy added more fuel to the fire spewed by opponents to their religiously-based lifestyle choice. The tenth season premiere begins on a less somber note as the whole Duggar clan prepares to attend a wedding in Florida.
Addicted, season premiere at 10pm on Discovery Fit & Health
– Addicted is a one-hour docu-series that follows the lives of individuals struggling with addiction as they work with interventionist Kristina Wandzilak, the Executive Director and founder of Full Circle Intervention. Each episode will take viewers on the unpredictable journey of recovery and the harrowing struggle to become sober.
Wednesday, August 29th
Restaurant Stakeout, season premiere at 10pm on Food Network
– Willie Degel is known for running a tight ship at his restaurants. His secret: cameras canvassing every inch of his restaurant, allowing him to keep a close eye on his floor, staff and patrons. Restaurant Stakeout follows as Willie takes his practices to troubled restaurateurs looking to find and rectify the hidden problems that lie within their establishments.
Thursday, August 30th
Gigolos, season premiere at 11pm on Showtime
– Make a date with the Gigolos. Showtime presents an extremely rare and uncensored look into the personal and professional lives of five hot guys in Vegas who like to hang out, have fun and get girls, but in their case they get paid for it. They find themselves in some unexpected positions as they balance relationships, friends and family with the demands of their female clientele. A reality series like no other, Gigolos is not only provocative but also surprisingly heartfelt. It’s a wild ride for these real-life escorts who never miss a trick.