What to Watch – August 19-25, 2019
True crime. Spooky ghost shows. Kirsten Dunst. And four, count ‘em, four, revivals. Get your TiVo® remote, here’s all the new stuff happening this week on TV, Netflix, HBO, Prime, and more.
Monday August 19
Comedy, CW. Monday August 19, 9:30pm. Season 2.
Some of you don’t have enough televised musical comedies in your life and it shows. I Ship It follows Ella, a fangirl who ends up getting a writing gig on her favorite TV show. Will her fantasies become her reality? Probably not, but it’ll be funny.
Wednesday August 21
Reality, A&E. Wednesday August 21, 9pm. Revival/Season 12.
The long-running series is back after ghosting us for 3 years. Just in time for Halloween, A&E is bringing the once-Syfy series back from the dead.
Reality competition, Netflix. Wednesday August 21. New.
An industrial complex is transformed “into ten of the most insane race courses ever imagined.” Really hoping the teens in my neighborhood don’t get too inspired by this show.
Reality, Travel. Wednesday August 21. 9pm. Revival.
Another revival, following a 2 year break since it last aired on Destination America. Here’s the gang night hunting for “the most feared creature in all of Cherokee folklore.”
Reality, A&E. Wednesday August 21. 10pm. Revival.
Psychic Kids is back after a 9 year break, and these kids claim to see spirits all around them. I get the feeling I’ll be yelling at my TV quite a bit during this one.
Thursday August 22
Special, PBS.Thursday August 22, 8pm. Special.
Uh, what? TOH has been around for 4 decades?! The group will be looking back on some of their favorite projects, moments and more. And I’ll be having a small existential crisis.
Friday August 23
Comedy special, Prime Video. Friday August 23.
Have a moms’ night in as these 2 ~okay~ moms make you feel better about your own poor decisions.
Saturday August 24
Talk, OWN. 10pm, Saturday August 24. New.
A discussion of key issues with 100 Black women, along with politician Stacey Abrams, model and activist Winnie Harlow, actresses Tina Lifford and Ryan Michelle Bathe, singer Monica, comedians Nicole Byer and Dulcé Sloan, and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
Drama, Lifetime. 8pm, Saturday August 24. Movie.
Have you been following along with the V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Family Movie Series Event? If not, congrats – you’ve got a good backlog of content to catch up on. This is the fifth and final one based on the novel series.
Sunday August 25
Reality, Food Network. Sunday August 25, 10pm. Revival.
Alton Brown is back after a 6 year break, with a revival of his long-running show. There will be two episodes of new understated slapstick airing Sunday.
Comedy, HBO. Sunday August 25, 10:30pm. Season 5.
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, and the rest of them are back this weekend to build a Sports X mecca and to remind me that I need to get to the gym more.
Reality, Oxygen. Sunday August 25, 7pm. New.
Well here’s one to make you realize your Sunday scaries could be worse. This true crime show will unearth “dark and twisted motives — from vengeance to jealousy — that led to gruesome killings.”
Reality, Nat Geo Wild. Sunday August 25, 8pm. New.
Nat Geo’s wildest new show is this three-parter of breathtaking footage from the remote world of the white wolf.
Comedy/Drama, Showtime. Sunday August 25, 10pm. New.
Ok there’s no way we’re missing Kirsten Dunst’s new project – it’s been a minute since we’ve seen her on screen. Dunst plays a water park employee who claws her way up the ranks of the pyramid scheme that broke her family apart in the first place.
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