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Sunday, August 17th

The Great Food Truck Race, season premiere at 9pm on Food

The Great Food Truck Race is back for round four and our longest route ever! This season features over 4,000 miles of breakdowns, obstacles and challenges. We’ve got eight brand-new teams of dreamers: they all have heart, they all have skills, and all they need is a truck. Each week, the teams will roll into a new city and spend a frantic weekend cooking and selling, scheming and strategizing. The last team standing wins $50,000 and their food truck — a business that will change their lives forever.

Monday, August 18th

Dora and Friends: Into the City!, series premiere at 8pm on Nickelodeon

– Together, all for one! Get ready for big adventures with Dora and Friends: Into the City! Dora’s moved to a beautiful pan-Latino metropolis by the sea called Playa Verde, entered a diverse new school, and is busier than ever. She’s also found a new group of friends–Alana, Emma, Naiya, Kate, and Pablo–with a shared passion for learning and exploring who join her on new pop/rock-infused adventures in the city. But this is no ordinary city. Down side streets, in the park, even under the school, there are portals to magical worlds filled with surprises, obstacles and villains waiting to test our friends with curricular challenges and exciting emotional stakes. Armed with an ancient magical charm bracelet, a trusted Map App, and the strength that comes from working with bright, funny, and loving friends, Dora invites preschoolers to join her in saving the day, solving problems, speaking Spanish, and giving back to the community.

Dallas, midseason premiere at 9pm on TNT

Tuesday, August 19th

A Young Doctor’s Notebook, season premiere at 10pm on Ovation

– Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Million Dollar Arm) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) return for Season Two of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the critically-acclaimed black comedy series based on the memoirs of a young doctor’s life in a remote village in early 20th century Russia. Season Two picks up in 1935 with the older doctor returning to his former infirmary to collect the pieces of his shattered life. Reliving his battle with morphine addiction, and his doomed romantic choices, Hamm’s character watches his younger self struggle to survive against the backdrop of the Bolshevik Revolution. Based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.

Wizard Wars, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy

Penn & Teller headline this competition series, which takes viewers behind the scenes of magic by challenging a new team of magicians each week to create the most jaw-dropping illusions using an array of random objects and transforming them into eye-popping miracles. The winning team of challengers in the first round then take on the expert “home team” of world-renowned wizards: Two-time World Championship of Magic winner Gregory Wilson; Wynn Resort resident magician Shimshi; YouTube sensation Justin Flom, and internationally renowned mentalist Angela Funovits. Judges on the show include the aforementioned Penn & Teller, Jason Latimer and Christen Gerhart.

Wednesday, August 20th

Preachers of LA, season premiere at 10pm on Oxygen

– Known for their fiery sermons, community outreach and passionate followings, pastors have become iconic, beloved, and sometimes polarizing figures in modern culture. Yet, few people have access to these larger-than-life men away from the pulpit. Until now. We’re thrilled to introduce Preachers of L.A, a rare glimpse into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles. From pro skateboarder Pastor Jay Haizlip to Grace Jones’ brother Bishop Noel Jones to Bishop Clarence McClendon, who reaches 250 million homes via international broadcast each week, Preachers of L.A. will explore the human side of these ambitious and very powerful men of faith.

Epic Ink, series premiere at 10:30pm on A&E

Meet Chris, 51, and his out-of-this-world team of tattoo artist at Area-51 Tattoo as they bring comics, cartoons and fantasy to life in eye-popping ink. Chris-51 tattoos a rabid fan with Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heather crafts an epic portrait of Sloth and Chuck from The Goonies and Chris Jones brands a Schwarzenegger devotee with the ultimate homage to Ah-nold.

Friday, August 22nd

BoJack Horseman, streaming on Netflix

– Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the ’90s … 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show “Horsin’ Around,” but today he’s washed up, living in a Hollywood bachelor pad, complaining about everything, and sometimes wearing colorful sweaters. Set in an L.A. where humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, BoJack Horseman is about one man (well, horse-man) who peaked too early and must figure out what to do next.

Saturday, August 23rd

Intruders, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.

Doctor Who, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on BBC America

– The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in his TARDIS. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.


Sunday, March 24th

Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ‘Em, concert special from 8 to 10pm on PBS

– The second installment of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center concert series presents Tony and Emmy award winner Kristin Chenoweth performing American Songbook classics in this salute to Broadway’s leading ladies and scene-stealing sidekicks.

Married to Medicine, series premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– Bravo has run out of Real Housewives city spin-offs so they have refocused their energy on mass-producing new reality series about difficult strong women involved in semi-interesting professions. Married to Medicine exposes the fast-paced and drama-filled social scene of Atlanta’s exclusive medical inner circle. Cameras follow the lives of six of Atlanta’s most dynamic and successful women, including doctors and wives of doctors, as they juggle bustling careers, family, and social calendars. From baby deliveries to some of Atlanta’s largest charities, these women are united by medicine, but often struggle to maintain friendships in the face of their world’s rigid hierarchy. These passionate and dynamic women prove that in the capital of the South, and the world of medicine, perception is everything and it’s not enough to be just any type of doctor or doctor’s wife.

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– For the first time ever, American gypsies are revealing their homes, workplaces, social circles and celebrations. Forget the gypsy stereotypes about black magic, bare knuckle boxing, flashy cars and outlandish weddings. Their lives are all about tradition, and they keep their families closely guarded to prevent gypsy culture from being forgotten. There are girls barely 14 years old already on the hunt for a husband. Families planning holiday dinners for hundreds of cousins. Women dropping thousands of dollars on the shortest, sheerest, most blinged-out dresses you’ve ever seen. Amid the celebrations – birthdays, weddings, holy communions – you’ll get a glimpse of the discrimination American gypsies face every day. In the Season 2 premiere, teens from different clans get married, but their omission of important traditions angers their families. Meanwhile, a pageant princess is leery of outsiders; and a man hopes to find a wife for his Roma son.

Monday, March 25th

The Voice, season premiere at 8pm on NBC

– NBC’s hit singing competition series returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s fourth season. Celebrity musician coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return along with new coaches, Usher and Shakira, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host and Christina Milian as social media correspondent. The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: The first begins with the blind auditions, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows. During the blind auditions, coaches pick their team based solely on their voices via the famous button and rotating chairs. During the battle rounds, the coaches will pit two of their own team members against each other to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. Each coach has two steals available during the battle rounds (a great addition from last season so that no amazing singers have to go home because they got stuck in a difficult battle pairing). At the end of the battles, only the strongest members of each coach’s roster remain and proceed to the knockout rounds. The artists will be paired again with a member of their own teams, but this time, they find out with whom they are competing only minutes before performing. In the final live performance phase of the competition, the top artists from each team will compete each week against each other during a live broadcast. The television audience will vote to save their favorite artists, and the two artists with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week. In the end, one will be named The Voice and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.

Revolution, midseason premiere at 10pm on NBC

Tuesday, March 26th

Hardcore Pawn, season premiere at 9pm on truTV

– As owners of Detroit’s biggest pawn shop, the Gold family has bought and sold things you can’t begin to imagine. Every day brings new danger as the Golds operate in the heart of one of America’s most troubled cities. With 50,000 sq ft of cash and goods surrounding them, there are millions to be made, but their profits come with huge risk. Welcome to the world of Hardcore Pawn.

Prospectors, series premiere at 9pm on The Weather Channel

– The Weather Channel’s original docu-series Prospectors follows a rag-tag gang of miners searching for the rarest gems in the U.S. in order to strike it rich. Risking life for the ultimate reward. Face high elevations with little oxygen, lightning strikes, hurricane force winds, and vicious storms that move in without warning. And if the weather doesn’t get their gems, the local “claim jumpers” might.

The Game, season premiere at 10pm on BET

– The hit dramedy about the wives and girlfriends of pro football players returns for its sixth season without star Tia Mowry-Hardrict as Melanie, who last season decided to finally attend medical school after she delayed it for years to stay with her boyfriend and eventual hubby Derwin Davis, who will also be leaving the show this season.

Let’s Stay Together, season premiere at 11pm on BET

– Leaning on one another to navigate the challenges of life, love and matrimony is the theme of this romantic comedy entering its third season. It centers on engaged couple Stacy, a successful pediatrician, and Charles, a self-employed contractor; married couple Tasha, who is Stacy’s younger sister and the mother of twin babies, and Jamal; and Charles’ flirtatious sister, Kita, who enjoys the dating scene.

Wednesday, March 27th

Operation Repo, season premiere at 10pm on truTV

– Viewers get to ride along with a team of highly-trained professionals from California’s San Fernando Valley as they repossess cars … no matter how angry the owners may get. From luxury boats and planes to expensive sports cars and tricked-out trucks, if you can’t make your payments, the Operation Repo team will find you! When it comes to recovering property from deadbeat owners, Lou, Sonia, Matt, Froy and Lyndah will stop at nothing to get the job done. The stories depicted are based on real events.

Saturday, March 30th

Doctor Who, midseason premiere at 8pm on BBC America

Orphan Black, series premiere at 9pm on BBC America

– Sarah has always lived the life of an orphan outsider. But a clone is never alone. Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her.

Secret Life of Money, one-hour special at 9pm on Discovery

– Money is everywhere. We use it, we love it and we all want more of it. But what is cash? And what if it suddenly disappeared? Secret Life of Money will look at the systems that design, produce, protect, distribute and manage America’s money. The one-hour special features insight from NPR’s Planet Money team, author David Wolman and artist J.S.G. Boggs who each explore the mysteries of money – something we use nearly every day but rarely stop to think about. Behind each note is a complex world of process and design — from minting and printing to distribution to protecting its value in the world market to meeting the demands of our nation’s banks. Discovery Channel goes behind-the-scenes to places few ever see such as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where bills are born; the US Mint, which turns giant coils of metal into the coins we use every day; the Secret Service, where the nation’s top counterfeit experts try to put an end to bogus bills; the Federal Reserve, the heart of the American monetary system; and Dunbar armored cars, whose rolling fortresses help make sure that flow of currency never stops despite the dangers involved. Secret Life of Money will take viewers through the lifecycle of currency and will look to answer the ultimate question — what is money all about, anyway?

The Nerdist, season premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– This comedy talk show is based on comedian Chris Hardwick’s hit Nerdist podcast and his extensive Nerdist empire, which includes Twitter, the popular blog Nerdist.com, and his book “The Nerdist Way.” Join Hardwick, his fellow hosts Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, ­­­­­­­and celebrity correspondents as they welcome actors, writers, comedians, scientists and other nerd icons, hailing from both sides of the pond, to chat about a glorious mélange of Nerdtastic topics. The new season of The Nerdist revamped will feature the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan, Gillian Jacobs and Matt Smith joining Chris Hardwick on set.

Sunday, April 17th

Mob Wives, series premiere at 8pm on VH1

– This new reality series follows the lives of four women at a crossroads, having to pick up the pieces and carry on while their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities. The women are long time friends who live in New York City’s “forgotten borough”, Staten Island. Along the way they battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do what’s best for themselves and their children. It’s not easy to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to when the family’s primary breadwinner is in lock up. From The Godfather to The Sopranos to My Cousin Vinny, these women are sick and tired of the lies and stereotypes that exist about their lives. They’re determined to finally set the record straight and show the world once and for all that while their lives may seem crazy at first glance, and that they love, laugh and get their hearts broken just like everyone else.

Game of Thrones, series premiere at 9pm on HBO

– It’s Lord of the Rings meets Playboy in the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed hypersexual medieval fantasy series. The series, based on author George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among noble families for control of the Iron Throne of Westeros. The struggle for the throne will stretch from the south, where the heat breeds plots, lusts, and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings, queens, knights, renegades, liars, lords, and honest men will all play The Game of Thrones. The price tag for the larger-than-life production, even for HBO standards, cost between an estimated 50 and 60 million for the first season. You can’t afford to miss out on this epic television event.

Audrina, series premiere at 9pm on VH1

– This new reality series follows former Hills star and Dancing With The Stars season 11 contestant Audrina Patridge into the next stage of her life and career, introducing viewers to a whole new cast of characters, most importantly her large, outrageous, Orange County family. As the series begins, Audrina finds herself trying to balance the demands of two worlds. On one hand, there is Hollywood and its many golden opportunities in acting, modeling and business. Will she be able to parlay her fame into a career that avoids the varied potential pitfalls of stardom?

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, prequel movie at 9pm on USA

– Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona for the do-gooding explosive-loving trio, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL. The Fall of Sam Axe tells the story of how Sam (Bruce Campbell) went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we’ve come to know on Burn Notice. On what will turn out to be Sam’s last military mission, he is sent to the jungles of Colombia to investigate claims of a vicious terrorist organization known only as the “Espada Ardiente” (Flaming Sword). His mission: to determine whether U.S. military aid is necessary to deal with the threat. But when he arrives, things are more complicated than he’d imagined. He receives word that the rebels have targeted a small civilian clinic deep in the jungle. Sam must now save the clinic’s doctors and patients from certain death. However, nothing is as it seems and the Espada Ardiente may not be the biggest threat Sam Axe faces. This TV movie/prequel is directed by Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan himself who plays burned spy Michael Weston on the hit series.

TV Land Awards 2011, special awards show at 9pm on TV Land

– The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards will be in an Empire State of mind, as the star-studded celebration moves to New York City for the first time. The TV Land Awards pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of TV, music and movies. The event will honor the entire casts of The Cosby Show, Family Ties, The Facts of Life and Welcome Back, Kotter. The Cosby Show will receive The Impact Award, which is presented to a show that offered both entertainment and enlightenment, with comedy that reflected reality. The entire cast of The Facts of Life (one of my all time favorite shows) will receive the Pop Culture Award and perhaps more importantly, will be reunited on stage for the first time since the show went off the air in 1988. Daryl Hall and John Oates will both receive a Music Icon Award and perform some of their most popular hits.

Tuesday, April 19th

16 and Pregnant, season premiere at 10pm on MTV

– Another season, another batch of pregnant 16-year-olds trying to navigate their teenage woes all the while dealing with the added stress of becoming a young mom due to an unplanned pregnancy that turns their lives upside down. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant. Each story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face: marriage, adoption, religion, gossip, finances, rumors among the community, graduating high school, getting (or losing) a job. Faced with incredibly adult decisions, these girls are forced to sacrifice their teenage years and their high school experiences. But there is an optimism among them; they have the dedication to make their lives work, and to do as they see fit to provide the best for their babies.

Dresscue Me, series premiere at 10:30pm on Planet Green

– This new series follows the fashion world’s best-kept secret-Shareen Mitchell, beloved by fashionistas and recessionistas alike for her unique, affordable approach to vintage clothing. A self-taught designer with retail outlets on both coasts, Mitchell is renowned for her ability to give new life to dowdy old duds by turning them into chic, fashion-forward frocks. To create these one-of-a-kind pieces, Mitchell welcomes her exclusively female clients into her hip boutiques in both downtown Los Angeles and New York’s Chelsea district, to hear their stories and make them over in a distinctly Shareen Vintage style that helps them look and feel their best. From launching a new line, to building presence in New York, to juggling her home life with her husband, actor J. D. Cullum, the series takes viewers inside the everyday ups and downs of the fashion industry.

Thursday, April 21st

Call Me Fitz, series premiere at 9pm on DirecTV

– Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley makes his big comeback to the small screen in this hit Canadian dark comedy series. Handsome, substance-abusing used car salesman Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks nothing of it. Then one day, after a stunt that puts his customer in a hospital, he finally meets his conscience – in the flesh! Don’t miss this hilarious new comedy about a man who is literally forced to battle with his inner conscience – and share a desk with him.

Friday, April 22nd

Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country, concert special at 9pm on CBS

– Tune in to watch glammed up country supertars in stilettos…and the crooking country boys who love them. The night’s honorees included The Judds (who just debuted their new reality series last week), Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Reba, and Carrie Underwood. Rascal Flatts feted Reba with a sassy cover, rock legend John Fogerty honored The Judds, Little Big Town harmonized with Martina McBride, Ronnie Dunn brought Jennifer Nettles to tears, Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood took us to church and Blake Shelton serenaded Miranda Lambert (who also debuted her new girl group, Pistol Annie).

Saturday, April 23rd

Doctor Who, season premiere at 9pm on BBC America

– The 48-year-old sci-fi series is the continuing saga of a mysterious alien time traveler, aka the doctor, who picks up human companions, faces evil foes with little more than his wits and a sonic screwdriver, and journeys throughout time and space in a police phone booth called the TARDIS. Or, as the famed Whovian Craig Ferguson once said, it’s about “the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism.” The first half of the terrific two-part season premiere takes us to the late ’60s, which finds the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy, Rory, and River Song all secretly summoned to the Utah desert on a mission that leads ultimately to the Oval Office.