Tag Archive: The Great Food Truck Race


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, 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.

Sunday, August 14th

The Great Food Truck Race, season premiere at 10pm on Food Network

– Hosted by Tyler Florence, The Great Food Truck Race returns for season 2 and features eight gourmet food trucks as they embark on an epic coast-to-coast culinary road trip through cities including Santa Monica, Calif.; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Denver; Manhattan, Kan.; Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, and Miami. Each week, the trucks roll into a new city and compete in dynamic challenges – often battling tough conditions including weather problems, location mishaps, food sourcing issues, and ever-changing customer taste buds. In the end, it’s all about which truck can sell the most food and race to the next episode while the losing team is sent home. Guest judges join host Tyler Florence in each episode and the last truck standing wins $100,000.

Monday, August 15th

Most Eligible Dallas, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– They’re young, they’re hot, they’re single – they’re Dallas’ Most Eligible. From beauty queens to pro-football players, this group of Texas socialites proves that everything’s bigger in Texas – including the drama. Some are looking for true love while others have perfected the art of the one-night stand, and somehow their love lives have all crossed paths at one time or another. Dallas serves as the sexy backdrop for this jaw-dropping series that follows a group of successful friends living it up in the lone star state.

The Lying Game, series premiere at 9pm on ABC Family

– The new series, based on the novel, follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother.  After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls’ designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.

Tuesday, August 16th

Family Restaurant, series premiere at 10pm on WEtv

– This new reality series gives a hilarious glimpse into one family’s life in the high-pressure restaurant biz. The series serves up an unforgettably eccentric cast of characters, a steady diet of colorful, behind-the-scenes stories, and platter after mouthwatering platter of amazing food. Cooking frenzies, communication breakdowns and front-of-house antics abound. The daily trials and triumphs of running a busy restaurant ignite family friction, often with hilarious results. But the Quon family’s bond runs as deep as their passion for the Lingnan, and the result is a fast and funny series.

What Not To Wear, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– TLC’s fashion reality series returns with more life-changing makeovers in the show’s 9th season. Each week, TLC resident fashion experts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly face an assortment of fashionably challenged contributors, providing them with invaluable fashion advice and life-changing transformations, inside and out. Hair stylist Ted Gibson and makeup artist Carmindy add the finishing touches that complete the change.

Wednesday, August 17th

The Hour, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– Dominic West (The Wire), Romola Garai (Emma) and Ben Whishaw (Bright Star) lead an all-star cast on The Hour, an original, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller set in the world of television journalism in 1956 that The New York Times raves has “a style and intelligence all its own.” BBC reporters Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) and Freddie Lyon (Ben Whishaw) are given the opportunity to escape their jobs producing dull newsreels and work on a new, weekly investigative news program. The interplay and intense ambitions between the rising news team plays out against the backdrop of a rivalry between Freddie and lead anchorman Hector Madden (Dominic West) for Bel’s affections. But it’s only when Freddie has a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Ruth Elms, that he is thrust into the middle of a mysterious murder along with a controversial and dangerous investigation.

Thursday, August 18th

The Millionaire Matchmaker, season premiere at 9pm on Bravo

– Newly single Patti Stanger takes reign over her clients’ love lives, but is love in store for the matchmaker herself? Patti calls on celebrity friends Tori Spelling and Jenny McCarthy to provide expert advice for her hapless millionaires. From a former NFL player to Million Dollar Listing’s Madison Hildebrand, Patti will be challenged to find love for a very diverse roster of rich singles. In each episode, two wealthy clients are set up with dates hand-picked by Patti. With a brutally blunt approach and a big heart, Patti and her staff — Chief Operating Officer, Destin Pfaff and VP of Matching, Rachel Federoff – give their millionaire clients complete transformations with the help of personal shoppers, date coaches and therapists.

Do Something Awards, awards show at 9pm on VH1

DoSomething.org and VH1 have once again partnered to present The Do Something Awards to honor young people’s commitment to social change. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch (Glee’s fabulous Sue Sylvester) will return to host the star-studded Do Something Awards telecast for a second year. The show will feature performances by Demi Lovato, one of my favorites OneRepublic featuring B.O.B, and Foster The People. The all-star lineup of presenters includes Kristen Bell, Nick Cannon, Jon Cryer, Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, Mario Lopez, Rose McGowan, Olivia Munn, Keke Palmer and Lauren Potter.

Friday, August 19th

Tanked, series premiere at 9pm on Animal Planet

– Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, Tanked dunks viewers into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer, this 13,000 square foot facility, located in Las Vegas, produces some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around. No job is too big, too far, or too outlandish as Wayde and Brett travel the world to make fellow fish enthusiast’s dreams of having their own little piece of the ocean a reality. They’ve created tanks to look like pyramids, spheres, phone booths, cars, kegs, the female anatomy and much more. Their work is customized to fit intricate and interesting locations including restaurants, casinos, banks, hotels, churches, corporate offices, mansions, museums and zoos. Working with opinionated and outrageous family and staff, including Wayde’s wife, Heather, and Brett and Heather’s father, “The General”, the show reveals the stress, success, and sometimes dysfunction, of a family business that has been running strong for 14 years.

Saturday, August 20th

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, season premiere at 10pm on VH1 Classic

– This five episode series documents the real life dream inside every music fan — becoming a rock star! Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp will follow 12 musicians ready to step out of their lives as 9 to 5’ers, truck drivers, teachers, dads and husbands and onto the stage. Over one week, our campers will form bands and rehearse…culminating in a live performance at an iconic venue their own rock idols have conquered. With a few hiccups along the way, the journey will be anything but dull…fights will erupt and stage fright will ensue, ensuring that only those with rock n’ roll in their blood will make it!

Sunday August 15th

The Great Food Truck Race, series premiere at 10pm on Food Network

– Food Network Chef Tyler Florence hosts this new series in which seven real teams representing the country’s best food trucks hit the road to cook their way across America. Each week, the teams that sell the most food with the limited budget they are given race on to the next episode. The losing team drives home. In the end, one food truck remains, and the team behind the wheel and the grill wins the $50,000 grand prize. These are great characters with fascinating existing relationships: They’re husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, best friends. And they’re already running the most successful, outrageous food trucks in the country — but never quite like this.

Monday August 16th

Baggage, season premiere at 6:30pm on GSN

– Everyone brings baggage into a relationship—but only on this dating game show do three contestants and one “dater” bring it all to the very first date! On each half-hour episode, host Jerry Springer guides the fun as one dater chooses among three contestants who reveal the intimate secrets and hidden flaw that are typically kept under wraps to impress a first date.

Weeds, season premiere at 10pm on Showtime

– The hit Showtime original dramedy stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, a pot-dealing suburban housewife. It’s been a wild ride from desperate pot-selling suburban widow to cartel concubine and politician’s wife. Now Nancy is put to the ultimate test of motherhood: protecting her family. Nancy Botwin’s real adventures have just begun in this upcoming 6th season. She and her family are hitting the road with blood on their hands and the Mexican Mafia hot on their tail — and they’re not looking back! But how long can this cat-and-mouse-game continue?

The Big C, series premiere at 10:30pm on Showtime

– This new dark comedy series features acclaimed actress Laura Linney in the role of Cathy Jamison, a reserved, stifled, Minneapolis schoolteacher who receives life changing news and decides, from that moment on, to make drastic, long-overdue adjustments to the way she is living her life. Cathy has always been conservative and structured – the perfect suburban wife and mother. Receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis becomes not only a challenge, but a catalyst for change. Cathy is tired of being “the sensible one” — now she wants to let her freak flag fly. For the first time in her life, she is going to make choices that suit her needs. Who says you can’t eat dessert as an appetizer? Time is precious, and Cathy is grabbing life by the balls… “Precious” breakout star Gabourey Sidibe plays Cathy’s saucy student Andrea, with whom she forms a bond after receiving her diagnosis.

Hardcore Pawn, series premiere at 10pm on truTV

– Meet the Gold family starring in this new reality series about the hardcore world of pawning. As owners of Detroit’s biggest pawn shop, they’ve 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.

Tuesday August 17th

Melissa & Joey, series premiere at 8pm on ABC Family

– ABC Family is now officially the network where former teen stars go in a failed attempt to regain the glory of their once-successful acting careers. This new cheesy half-hour comedy stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, who also executive produce. Hart plays Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and pre-adolescent nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joey who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.”

Big Lake, series premiere at 10pm on Comedy Central

– From the powerhouse comedy duo of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay comes Big Lake, a hilarious new sitcom that proves you can go home again, you just have to sleep on the couch. Josh loses his big city banking job and has to move back home to his parents’ house in Big Lake, PA. He reunites with Glenn, his childhood best friend who’s fresh out of minimum security prison, and their favorite high school teacher Mr. Chris Henkel, all the while dealing with a Dad who’s trying to kick him out of the house, a Mom who may be taking too many diet pills and a seemingly dorky 13-year-old brother who’s secretly running a small criminal empire. Josh needs to find a new job and move off his parents’ couch. But right now he and his friends are too busy with iguanas, fighting bears, Serbian death metal enthusiasts, the Hooded Beast and, of course, Lee Harvey Osworld.

Thursday August 19th

Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin, season premiere at 8pm on Food Network

– Renowned for his expertise in wildlife and conservation, Jeff Corwin sets his sights on exploring human culture through regional cuisine in his first Food Network endeavor. With an open mind (and mouth), this thrilling primetime series follows the passionate foodie and anthropologist as he tears through countries like Thailand, Mexico, Greece, and Peru on radical culinary adventures. Learning from the natives, he samples the exotic foods and local customs that mold each community. Jeff enjoys countless surprises and unforgettable flavors during this fun-filled culinary quest – all in a day’s work!

You’re Wearing That?!?, series premiere at 10pm on WE tv

– WE tv’s new original series showcases mothers and daughters transforming each other and reconnecting inside and out. As a New York-based fashion consultant and host to the series, Luciene Salomone will give input and inspire women to re-style each other’s wardrobe and feel confident in what they wear. The title could stand to be a little less critical though, after all it isn’t like Tyra is judging.

Nightline Prime: Secrets of Your Mind, series premiere at 10pm on ABC

– In this new series, Nightline’s anchors and producers explore the mystery and the science of the brain through a range of extraordinary case studies. The series also features the work of world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes, of West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, and his patients. Nightline Prime’s Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do is a four-part limited series—each installment will focus on a different research area, including love’s impact on the brain, medical emergencies involving the brain, violence and the brain, and food and the brain.

Friday August 20th

The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, mini-series premiere at 10pm on IFC

– Groundbreaking comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall reunite for an 8-part miniseries. Shortly after the arrival of the Grim Reaper to Shuckton, Ontario on a Greyhound bus, everyone in the small town is implicated when one of its most distinguished citizens is found murdered. “Death Comes to Town,” an original scripted series of eight 30-minute episodes, marks the return of the audacious comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall to U.S. television for the first time since their cult series ended in the mid-1990s. Famous for their distinctive and surreal sketch comedy, all five original members of The Kids in the Hall—Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson—star in IFC’s new scripted comedy series and play almost all of the characters in their trademark gender-bending style.

Saturday August 21st

Garbage Moguls, series premiere at 8pm on NatGeo

This new docu-reality series follows an ingenious group of eco-capitalists at TerraCycle, Inc., a green business that creates and sells products made from non-recyclable waste materials. In the first episode of a three-hour marathon, Pedigree challenges the TerraCycle crew to develop a line of pet products. With a strict two-week deadline, the participants quickly get to work, collecting hundreds of old dog-food bags and using them to make a variety of products, from leashes and collars to dog toys and rain gear. The other episodes’ tasks: create a garbage can from potato chip wrappers and make a suit jacket out of Target shopping bags.