Sunday, August 18th
The Great Food Truck Race, season premiere at 9pm on Food
– Season 4 premieres with all-new trucks, cities and challenges. It’s going to be the longest route yet for the food truck rookies, who will learn to operate a mobile business right on the road. But if that wasn’t enough, host Tyler Florence will be throwing Speed Bumps and Truck Stop challenges at them to see how they do: It could be anything from completely making over the menu to selling at a breakneck pace in order to be the first to win a cash prize. At the end of the race only one team will be left standing with $50,000 and the keys to their truck.
Monday, August 19th
Basketball Wives, season premiere at 8pm on VH1
– This season, Basketball Wives continues to explore the drama, intrigue, and delicate relationships found among a unique cross section of women bound by one fact: each has been married to, the fiancé of, or in love with, a professional ball player. The series explores the emotional ups and downs of a life that many might envy, but few could actually imagine. As with any group of ambitious, smart, hard-working, sexy women, there are strong friendships, betrayal, breakups and make-ups. In this world, the stakes are higher, the alimony payments rise into the millions, and the significant others happen to be global superstars. This season, Shaunie O’Neal is on the path to establishing herself as a business mogul. Evelyn Lozada and Jennifer Williams’ 12-year friendship is in a precarious position. Will it recover from last season’s fracture? Royce Reed and Suzie Ketcham attempt to navigate uncharted waters as new chapters open in their lives. We will welcome two new ladies, whose presence will alter the ever-changing landscape. Newcomer Kesha Nichols survived every girl’s worst nightmare, having her engagement broken off by her ball playing fiancé, just hours before their wedding. Kenya Bell is an aspiring recording artist, finalizing her divorce from a basketball star.
Tuesday, August 20th
Charlamagne & Friends, series premiere at midnight on MTV2
– In the week leading up to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Charlamagne tha God will come to us every day, in a half-hour series on MTV2, inviting his “friends”, today’s biggest artists, athletes, and comedians, to hang out in a laid-back environment discussing current topics –from music, pop culture and all things VMAs. Popular and unpopular, Charlamagne will lead the conversation with his uncut commentary making viewers laugh out loud and shake their heads at the same time. He’s provocative. He’s unfiltered. He’s the life of the party.
Wednesday, August 21st
Modern Dads, series premiere at 10:30pm on A&E
– Down in Austin, Texas there’s a group of guys who are unapologetically loud and riotously funny. Modern Dads features four stay-at-home dads who may be a little unconventional, but they get the job done. Banding together, their “guys club” is a tribe of suburban, child-rearing dudes who are just trying to do their thing…with a kid (or four) on their hip. A good day at the office for them is just keeping their kids—and their manhood—alive. This new series will follow their exploits as they navigate their lives; juggling the requirements and social expectations of being both a “modern man” and a “modern dad” while their significant others are off at work. This real-life group of friends include Nathan, the newbie dad, an enthusiastic but sometimes overzealous father to his baby boy; Rick, the veteran dad, a MacGyver-type who rules the roost with a strict hands-off approach to parenting his two boys and twin girls; Sean, the cool step-dad and unfiltered comic helping his girlfriend raise two girls; and Stone, the single (and looking) dad to three kids including a witty 5-year-old girl, who he is not opposed to using as chick bait. They’ve stuck together from hanging around bars as college students to strolling around the neighborhood park as trophy husbands and dads.
Friday, August 23rd
Venus and Serena, documentary premiere from 9 to 11pm on Showtime
– This documentary provides an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. In a sport where they were not welcomed, the indomitable Williams sisters faced the opposition with grace and courage, not only breaking new ground for female and African American athletes everywhere, but also dominating the women’s game for over a decade. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.