Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? August 20 – 26

This week: MTV attempts to remake the British cult classic The Inbetweeners, and True Blood ends the season with a high body count.

Monday August 20th
Hells Kitchen (9pm): The chefs’ abilities to teach are tested when they are challenged to instruct students to prepare recipes using only words for guidance.
WWE Raw (9pm): The fallout from last night’s SummerSlam. Brock Lesner is back and CM Punk is on his way to becoming a heel.
Major Crimes (9pm): The Closer’s well-watched spin-off debuts in its regular time slot with an episode that finds the division working a twisty homicide, Provenza chafing against the changes within the department and Raydor struggling to earn respect while keeping a close eye on Rusty. Susan Ward (Sunset Beach) guest-stars.
Grimm (10pm): Nick and his mother team up to fight the Mauvais Dentes. Meanwhile, details about Juliette’s affliction come to light as Monroe and Rosalee race against the clock to save her; Nick gets into trouble with the FBI; and Capt. Renard deals with his brother.
The Inbetweeners (10:30pm): SERIES PREMIERE! Will McKenzie (Joey Pollari) deals with changing schools and making new friends in the premiere of this American remake of the irreverent British sitcom about a group of not-entirely-cool adolescents.

There’s more to watch after the jump!

Tuesday, August 21st
Pretty Little Liars (8pm): Spencer uncovers Paige’s violent past with Alison and warns Emily about her, but Emily is reluctant to take her advice. Meanwhile, Aria attempts to help Ezra put his past behind him, but this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated.


White Collar (9pm): Mozzie, Neal and Peter hunt for treasure following clues Mozzie believes were left by a spy ring.
NY Med (10pm): A trauma surgeon counsels the family of a man who was run over by a vehicle in the street; Dr. Mehmet Oz performs a heart-valve replacement on an elderly woman; a pediatric surgeon operates on a newborn with multiple heart abnormalities; an ER doctor is serenaded by a patient who needs stitches in his hand.

Wednesday August 22nd
So You Think You Can Dance (8pm): Season 9’s Top 10 perform with All-Stars from previous seasons, and two dancers are eliminated.
Damages (10pm): A blizzard strands Patty and Ellen; McClaren uncovers a major player in the trading scandal.

Thursday August 23rd
Burn Notice (9pm): The gang travel to Panama to take down an assassin, but their target discovers their plans and sets up a trap of his own. Elsewhere, Madeline grills Card for answers.
Saving Hope (9pm): Fear and doubt strike Joel in the OR, so Kinney takes him on a therapeutic field trip to her hometown, where they end up trying to rescue a woman who’s pinned under a truck. Elsewhere, Charlie connects with a newly deceased therapist; and Alex cares for a fitness buff with a rare condition.


Anger Management (9:30pm): SEASON FINALE! In the first-season finale, a seemingly innocent gesture leads Charlie and Kate to examine their relationship. Later, an intimate moment of Sam’s shows up in a picture on Facebook.
Suits (10pm): SEASON FINALE! Personal issues cause Mike to drop off the grid when Harvey needs him during the fight for the firm.

Wilfred (10pm): Ryan and Wilfred make an extraordinary effort to boost Jenna’s career.
Louie (10:30pm): Louie goes on a search for his lost love and then looks for his daughter.
Awkward (10:30pm): Jenna struggles with her complicated love life, and an unexpected text message makes things even worse.

Sunday August 26th
True Blood (9pm): SEASON FINALE! In the fifth-season finale, Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority and save Bill from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide prepares for another battle with JD; Sam and Luna try to escape the Authority; and Andy deals with the fallout of a pact.


Hell on Wheels (9pm): Cullen struggles to maintain order while Mickey’s and Sean’s lives are endangered; Lily and Elam clean up a mess of their own doing.
Breaking Bad (10pm): While Mike deals with the repercussions of his actions, Walt takes care of the business.

The Newsroom (10pm): SEASON FINALE! In the Season 1 finale, Mac is shaken by a potentially devastating revelation from gossip columnist Nina Howard. Meanwhile, Sloan mulls a new job opportunity; Neal’s Internet alias could prevent a catastrophe; and Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.
Weeds (10pm): The Botwin family misadventures continue in Season 8’s “Saplings.”
Episodes (10:30pm): SEASON FINALE! In the Season 2 finale, Merc threatens to leave Jamie for Carol when he discovers that his wife and Matt had an affair; and Sean is devastated when Beverly turns up at an awards dinner with a date.

2 Replies to “Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? August 20 – 26”

  1. I can’t believe Suits season finale is up already! It’s been a roller coaster of a season! Seeing most of these previews for summer shows, the TV season really doesn’t slow down, there’s some entertaining shows to get us through the sweltering months of summer!

    Thanks for the updates as usual!

    1. Gina, wait until you see the Fall TV Preview! I’ve been putting it together with all the premiere and finale dates. It’s insanity! Don’t make any plans for the month of September.

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