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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012 by  

A very, very, very busy Monday night coming your way, TV fans. Not only do we have three brand new series premiering, but we say goodbye to THE CLOSER.

Take a look at all of your choices for tonight…

Bachelor Pad | 8pm on ABC
“Episode 304”
This week’s challenge gets personal when contestants answer highly controversial questions about each other in pursuit of a rose. Awaiting the winners are the first 1-on-1 dates – one to play ball at Dodger Stadium, the other an action packed movie adventure in downtown LA. In the meantime, drama is high at the house, as girls start fighting over the men they’re coupled with, both strategically and romantically.

Hotel Hell | 8pm on Fox | Series Premiere
“Juniper Hill Inn, Part One”
Award-winning chef and hospitality expert Gordon Ramsay will travel across the country to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. The first hotel is Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor, VT. Ramsay checks in to the inn, a place that looks like a million dollars, but smells of raw sewage. He meets the inn’s wealthy and arrogant owner, Robert Dean II, and witnesses Dean’s inexcusable treatment of his staff. [Have you seen what HOTEL HELL producer Adeline Ramage Rooney teased about her new series?]

Stars Earn Stripes | 8pm on NBC | Series Premiere
“Amphibious Assault”
The “Stars Earn Stripes” cast gather at a remote training facility where they are introduced to their partner, a current or former member of a military branch or one of our first-responder forces. The teams are challenged to execute a complicated “mission” inspired by actual military exercises. The two teams with the slowest times will compete against one another in a shoot-out and the winning team will move onto the next round of the competition.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager | 8pm on ABC Family
“Property Not for Sale”
Amy and Ben discuss the status of their relationship.


So much more. Keep reading…

The Closer | 9pm on TNT | Series Finale
“Last Word”
When a street hustler witnesses a woman being buried in Griffith Park, an investigation begins; Brenda’s obsession with Philip Stroh threatens her career and her life.

Warehouse 13 | 9pm on Syfy
“There’s Always A Downside”
Pete and Claudia reunite with Hugo to track down a deadly artifact at his nephew’s prep school; Myka and Steve investigate an artifact that is killing a musician in New Orleans.

Hell’s Kitchen | 9pm on Fox 
“6 Chefs Compete”
The final six chefs celebrate earning their new black jackets, but they quickly realize that the competition is getting more and more intense. Eager to see how the chefs measure up, Chef Ramsay brings back a team of former HELL’S KITCHEN runners-up to compete against the chefs in the ultimate dinner service showdown. Tune in to see who keeps up with the competition and who can’t take the heat.

Remodeled | 9pm on The CW
“All in the Family”
Since Paul first laid eyes on Haley in St. Louis he knew he had found a star. With JT’s help, Haley gets a chance to land a new campaign for Paul Mitchell, but is she too green to land the gig? Meanwhile, Paul travels to Columbus, Ohio where he faces an uphill battle as he tries to bring an outdated family-run modeling agency into the 21st Century. If Paul is unable to convince the agency’s owner to embrace high fashion, he may have to look in a different direction.

Bunheads | 9pm on ABC Family
“No One Takes Khaleesi’s Dragons”
Michelle is thrilled to discover that there is another option for coffee beyond the gas station: an award-winning barista, Bash (guest star Sean Gunn, “Gilmore Girls”). But she soon discovers that dealing with a coffee artiste has its challenges. And Melanie tries to figure out why Ginny has suddenly begun acting different. Meanwhile, Fanny and Sasha remain in a standoff, leaving the ballet class to suffer as Fanny casts for the lead role in The Nutcracker.

Grimm | 10pm on NBC | Season Premiere
“Bad Teeth”
After their face-off with Kimura (guest star Brian Tee), Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). A trail of brutal murders unveils a foreign conspiracy to hunt down Nick, leading to several revelations about his past. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) still lies in her mysteriously-induced coma as Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) work tirelessly to bring her out of it safely. Elsewhere, Hank (Russell Hornsby) struggles with the shocking truths he’s recently seen and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) deals with unexpected family issues when his estranged brother (guest star James Frain) comes back into his life.

Alphas | 10pm on Syfy
“When Push Comes To Shove”
While investigating a string of crimes, the team realizes that they are looking for Nina, who had gone AWOL, and try to stop her before she hurts herself.

The Glass House | 10:02pm on ABC
“Episode 109”
Following the elimination of either Erica or Gene, two of the players will compete simultaneously in a challenge called “Peeping Players!,” where they must rappel down an apartment building in which each apartment is decorated as if previously eliminated contestants have been living inside. When they approach the bottom, the contestants must answer questions pertaining to their former “Glassmates'” apartments which they just saw. The contestant to answer all the questions correct in the fastest time wins. If the questions are not answered correctly, they must climb back up the building and rappel down again until they have answered everything correctly. Two contestants are sent into Limbo and it is up to the viewers to decide who is sent home permanently and who is voted back into the house and into the final week

Major Crimes | 10:06pm on TNT | Series Premiere
Sharon Raydor is appointed the head of Major Crimes; a string of grocery store robberies turns fatal; Detective Amy Sykes is transferred to Major Crimes; Raydor tries to protect Rusty.

Also playing…

  • Teen Wolf | “Master Plan” | 10pm on MTV | Season Finale
  • Push Girls | “Moving On” | 10pm on Sundance
  • Web Therapy | “Infanticipation” | 11pm on Showtime

Leave a comment and let us know what you will be watching!


2 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, August 13, 2012”

  1. Esmee on August 14th, 2012 9:52 pm

    I was really curious about Hotel Hell and Stars Earn Stripes. Honestly, I was not impressed with Stars Earn Stripes. Yes, it shows some of those posh actors what it’s really like doing all the hard for them in movies but it’s a little lackluster. The only positive thing I see here is that the winner donates to charity. Hotel Hell met my expectations and since I’m a Gordon Ramsay fan that really isn’t a surprise. His new show is actually doing something important: It’s bringing to the forefront what is wrong with today’s business owners and what is wrong with people’s standard of performance in the Hotel business. I work at Dish so I get to hear a lot about different TV shows and that’s how I usually end up watching them. I keep up with what’s on by using the remote access app for my iPad. It allows me to stream live TV or what’s been recorded on my Hopper. It’s great because I don’t have to wait to get home and watch, I can do it on my break! I’ll be tuning in to next week’s episode of this new one for sure.

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