new and noteworthy tv: 8/15-8/21

Another week another crop of…


  • The Lying Game (ABCFam, 9pm) Series Premiere – Twins separated at birth and one takes the other’s place to find the truth… and no this isn’t the new Sarah Michelle Gellar series.
  • Millionaire Matchmaker/Most Eligible Dallas (Brav, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premieres – Annoying dating champ is back and is followed by a group of apparently eligible Dallas folk.
  • Dina’s Party (HGTV, 10pm) Series Premiere – Weekly party planning from one of the real housewives.
  • Hair Battle Spectacular (Oxy, 10pm) Season Premiere – I think they’re doing things that are not just the latest bob.


  • Downsized/Family Restaurant (WE, 91/10pm) Season/Series Premieres – A family continues with financial issues and then a family run Chinese restaurant.
  • What Not to Wear (TLC, 9pm) Season Premiere – I wish Stacy & Clinton could help me decide whether to return these boots.


  • Law & Order: UK/The Hour (BBCA, 9/10pm) Season/Series Premieres – The L&O series lives on, and then a 50s era behind the scenes of an investigative news mag show.
  • Ton of Cash (VH1, 9pm) Series Premiere – Which contestant will prove themselves worthy of a big payout?
  • CMT Made (CMT, 10pm) Series Premiere – Folks try to change their lives, country folks.
  • Outrageous Kids Parties (TLC, 10pm) Season Premiere – Over the top displays of wealth are kind of annoying, over the tops displays of wealth for kids are…


  • Salvage Code Red (NGC, 8pm) Season Premiere – Diving for wreckage.
  • Blog Cabin (DIY, 9pm) Season Premiere – Building a cabin (not sure why it’s blog related).
  • Beyond Scared Straight (A&E, 10pm) Season Premiere – Is beyond straight crooked?
  • Nightmare Next Door (ID, 10pm) Season Premiere – A look at old crimes and their perpetrators.


  • Tanked (AnPl, 9pm) Series Premiere – What industry have we not visited? A family that builds fish tanks?


  • Visa Championships (NBC, 8pm) – The women’s gymnasts throw down.
  • Bizarre ER (Health, 10pm) Season Premiere – Behind the scenes odd ailments.


  • US Open Series (ESPN2/CBS, various) – The tennis series continues with the finals on Sunday in Cincinnati.
  • Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas (OWN, 11pm) Series Premiere – A European approach to home makeovers.

The procrastinator lists items that may not be on your regular season pass, though notation does not imply recommendation other than those underlined. Times noted are typically PST.

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