Sunday, July 21st
City Girl Diaries, season premiere at 9pm on Style
– Style Network is navigating cosmopolitan dreams with the chic pals of City Girl Diaries. Five beautiful 30-something best friends are taking viewers on a high-class journey through their fast-paced New York City lives. From epic girl-talk sessions to tumultuous love lives to demanding careers, City Girl Diaries offers a glimpse into the lives of driven women and their metropolitan playground. Despite their drastically different personalities and busy careers, these women remain inseparable as they navigate old friends, new beginnings and awkward situations. Leigh Rossini runs Louis Licari, the hippest salon in Manhattan, and calls the shots at work and at home. Having just given birth to a new baby, Leigh is learning how to balance motherhood, romance and career. Marianne Garvey began her friendship with Leigh after a random encounter while bicycling across the Brooklyn Bridge. The journalist and queen bee of NYC gossip is ready to pursue her lifelong dream of being a standup comedian. Leila Shams is a fashion designer whose unique pieces have been worn by a host of stars. She and Leigh grew up together, and 20 years later they are still best friends. Kelly Brady is a PR maven looking to take her agency to the next level. Her tight bond with Marianne formed years ago when she pitched stories to Marianne at Page Six. Single mother Raina Seitel is an Emmy-winning journalist and currently serves as an entertainment and lifestyle correspondent for a number of media outlets. She and Leigh became friends through the Louis Licari salon.
Brother vs. Brother, series premiere at 10pm on HGTV
– This new reality competition series is a spinoff of the hit HGTV show Property Brothers and features twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott and their teams of design experts facing off in house remodeling competitions. Real estate agent Drew Scott will lead his team of experts into the ultimate home renovation showdown against brother and licensed contractor Jonathan Scott’s skilled team. Who will come out on top? The winning team gets a $50,000 prize, and viewers can vote for the team they want to return to HGTV.
Monday, July 22nd
Breaking Pointe, season premiere at 9pm on The CW
– For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. For under the tights and tutus lie warriors, who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication, while hunting for the unattainable…perfection. Breaking Pointe rips back the curtain on the inner workings of elite Salt Lake City Ballet Company, Ballet West, a company of 48 dancers led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute, a former dancer and Associate Director of The Joffrey Ballet. It obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet. Beneath their perfect exteriors, these dancers have the toughness of linebackers, punishing their bodies to achieve perfection and dancing through injuries and pain.
Supermarket Superstar, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime
– Hosted by Stacy Keibler, Supermarket Superstar gives undiscovered food entrepreneurs their chance to shine among the big brands in the highly competitive food industry. Almost anyone can cook a great meal, but this is the first food competition show that provides a platform for individuals that can change the way millions of Americans shop and eat.
Tuesday, July 23rd
Web Therapy, season premiere at 11pm on Showtime
– Fiona Wallice is a therapist with little patience for her patients. Tired of hearing about people’s problems for fifty long minutes, she devises a new treatment, the three-minute video chat. And still, the sessions end up being largely about her. If she’s your therapist, you’ve got problems. Emmy Award winner Lisa Kudrow co-created, produces and stars in this outrageous therapeutic send-up. Originally produced as webisodes, Web Therapy features an A-list guest cast who, along with Kudrow, improvise their performances with hilarious results.
The Vineyard, series premiere at 10pm on ABC Family
– ABC Family’s newest original docu-series, The Vineyard , is set against the idyllic backdrop of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, and features the island’s iconic Black Dog Tavern. The series follows a mix of locals and transplants living and playing together for the summer. Rounding out the cast of seven girls and four guys is a Latin pop princess, a hopeless romantic and a pre-med student, just to name a few. It’s sure to be an intriguing combination of new friends, new rivals and tight quarters, all resulting in a summer of trouble and romance.
Wednesday, July 24th
Spell-Mageddon, series premiere at 9pm on ABC Family
– Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, the one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words.
Top Chef Masters, season premiere at 10pm on Bravo
– Bravo’s Top Chef Masters returns for a fifth season with 13 new award-winning chefs ready to compete for bragging rights, the title of ‘Top Chef Master’ and $100,000 for their charity. In a new twist this season, each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, “Battle of the Sous Chefs,” hosted by Hugh Acheson. The results of each online episode directly impacts the Masters, awarding them advantages, such as immunity (the winner of each battle earns the Top Chef Master immunity), and sometimes, disadvantages, depending on their sous chef’s performance (the chefs who perform the worst always earn obstacles for their Top Chef Master). Every episode of “Battle of the Sous Chefs” leads up to the next episode of Top Chef Masters, and explores the uniquely interdependent relationship between a Master chef and his or her sous chef. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is back as series host alongside new head critic Gail Simmons, with returning judges James Oseland, Ruth Reichl, and Francis Lam, and new judge, food and dining editor Lesley Suter. The chefs face off in some of the most difficult and unique challenges seen thus far — and they’re serving up food for some top entertainers and celebrity guest judges including: Busy Philipps, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lindsay Price, the cast of Days Of our Lives, Ali Larter, the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba, LA Cult Favorites Lucha Va Voom among others.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy
– Life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories. Having explored these questions for years on his podcast, Joe now takes his journey to the next level, traveling the country and knocking on any door necessary to find the truth. In his own unique and inquisitive style, Joe will stop at nothing to quench his curiosity for the unknown.
Childrens Hospital, season premiere at midnight on Adult Swim
– Last year’s finale murdered clown-faced Dr. Downs (Rob Cordry). The premiere reboots with Mel Gibson as a shrink in a Chewbacca costume. No, wait, that’s not true. But this is: a winky homage to The Boys From Brazil, seasoned with termite poison and a mustachioed Jon Hamm. It’s inspired meta-pop absurdity.
Saturday, July 27th
America’s Cutest Dog, season premiere at 8pm on Animal Planet
– Not that What to Watch is biased or anything, but if America’s cutest dog doesn’t turn out to be a six-pound Yorkie named Lola, then this thing is going all the way to the Supreme Court.
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, season premiere at 10pm on OWN
– When Miss Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former “Ikette,” suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture—a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. At her family-centered eateries—Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove, Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust and the Original Sweetie Pie’s established in 1996 —which Miss Robbie runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. This docuseries follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time. The new season begins will a crucial crossroads when the family is faced with shutting down their original restaurant: It’s a flood of memories and emotions that makes this decision so difficult. And, if business isn’t making life his hard enough, Tim’s relationship with fiancée Jenae has come to an end, and he’s trying to navigate life as a single dad. It’s a season filled with drama, as this family deals with the highs and lows of running a business—one laugh at a time.