Watch With Amanda: What’s On TV This Week? July 23 – 29

Highlights this week include: WWE Raw celebrates their 1,000th episode with some old favourites, and the 2012 London Olympics kick off with their opening ceremonies.

What will you be watching?

Monday July 23rd
Hells Kitchen (8pm): The chefs are challenged to put a gourmet spin on traditional Southern dishes.
WWE Raw (9pm): RAW celebrates its 1,000th episode with three hours of total insanity as stars from Raw’s past — including The Rock and Brock Lesnar. Will there be wedding bells tonight for Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee?
The Closer (9pm): In a case that hits too close to home for Brenda, a well-liked oncologist is brutally killed and his drug supply wiped clean; Raydor accepts a new assignment; and Gabriel makes a life change.
Teen Wolf (10pm): Scott and Stiles attend Lydia’s birthday party, while Derek locks his new wolves up on their first full moon together.

Tuesday, July 24th
Pretty Little Liars (8pm): A conversation with the detectives leaves Hanna to think she is being framed by “A”, so Aria seeks assistance from Mona. Elsewhere, a person from Ali and Jason’s past shows up in town unexpectedly.


Hells Kitchen (8pm): The chefs work on their communication skills before an important dinner service.
White Collar (9pm): The guys track a brilliant thief who has alluded the FBI for years.

The Glee Project (10pm): The contestant’s persistence and strength are tested, particularly during a frustrating take on Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” Amber Riley guest stars.
Franklin & Bash (10pm): The guys work for a widow, helping her keep possession of her late husband’s body before it’s immortalized as a dancer in a bizarre human-body exhibit. Elsewhere, a stalker menaces Stanton Infeld; and Hanna connects with an old college friend.
NY Med (10pm): A woman with cystic fibrosis needs new lungs; an ER nurse makes a startling personal decision after hearing an elderly couple’s story about their 65-year marriage; surgical residents share tales of hazing by senior surgeons.

Wednesday July 25th
So You Think You Can Dance (8pm): The Top 16 dancers perform, and two more are eliminated. Also: a performance by the members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Christina Applegate is the guest judge.
Dallas (9pm): Murderous intrigue surrounds the family, forcing them to make crucial decisions. In other developments, a powerful oil company contacts Christopher about new methane technology; and outside forces threaten Southfork.
Damages (10pm): Ellen detects inconsistencies in McClaren’s story. Later, Ellen’s mother requests her help.

Thursday July 26th
Saving Hope (9pm): Charlie’s life hangs in the balance, causing Alex and Dawn to square off over which of them will legally make decisions for him. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Charlie tangles with a deceased prisoner.
Burn Notice (9pm): Michael gets a lead on Anson; an MI6 agent tries to prevent Fiona’s release from prison; and an assassin traps Sam and Barry in a secluded beach house.
Anger Management (9:30pm): Charlie tries to secretly date a woman who has a thing for getting caught.


Suits (10pm): Harvey and Mike take on an unorthodox case in light of Harvey’s history with the client. Elsewhere, Louis and Rachel join forces to preserve a beloved institution, and Jessica encounters a problem while defending the firm.
Wilfred (10pm): Wilfred muddles Ryan’s plans to introduce Amanda to Jenna.
Louie (10:30pm): Conclusion. Louie goes out on a date.
Awkward (10:30pm): As Valentine’s Day approaches, Jenna and Tamara get jealous that their ex’s may be moving on without them.

Friday July 27th
2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremonies (4pm): The name of the Olympic Opening Ceremony show will be ‘Isles of Wonder’ and is directed by Danny Boyle. Paul McCartney and others perform.

Sunday July 29th
True Blood (9pm): The Vampire Authority celebrates the entirely new direction it has decided to take; Sookie and Jason come face to face with their past during a trip to the place where their parents were killed; Sam and Luna get stuck together.


Breaking Bad (10pm): Walt and Jesse formulate a new business plan; Walt shares a secret with Marie.

The Newsroom (10pm): Sloan subs for Elliot during the Japanese nuclear crisis following the March 2011 earthquake, but her harsh questioning of a Tokyo power-company representative could damage her credibility. Meanwhile, Will has a bout of insomnia that leads him to therapy, and he learns a lesson about bullying after his rude behavior in an interview.
Weeds (10pm): Nancy is tempted to go back to her old pot-dealing ways to raise cash for Stevie’s soccer expenses; Jill gets revenge on Andy through Doug; Shane and Angela double-date with Ouellette and his wife; Silas and R.J.’s friendship takes an unusual turn.
Political Animals (10pm): Elaine makes an announcement to her family; the Hammond men visit a pollster during an impromptu fishing trip; Garcetti enacts a plan that puts Elaine in conflict with her longtime mentor; and Susan shares her top-secret story with Alex.

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