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What to Watch Aug. 24-30

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 23rd 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: First shift ends for 'Nurse Jackie,' a 'Royal Pain' of a love triangle and Vince calls in the security big dogs on 'Entourage'

MONDAY, AUGUST 24
'Nurse Jackie' (10:30PM, Showtime) 1st season finale
The good news, of course, is that the series, one of Showtime's most successful premieres ever, will be back for a second season. But sadly, we have to bid a temporary adieu to Jackie (Edie Falco) and her shenanigans, as she ends the season in trademark chaos. While she tries to juggle her schedule to meet Kevin for a little romance and be there for O'Hara when her mother arrives, there's also a problem with Eddie, who gets drunk – at Kevin's bar! – and comes to the hospital to throw a hissy fit.This week on TV: First shift ends for 'Nurse Jackie,' a 'Royal Pain' of a love triangle and Vince calls in the security big dogs on 'Entourage'

MONDAY, AUGUST 24
'Nurse Jackie' (10:30PM, Showtime) 1st season finale
The good news, of course, is that the series, one of Showtime's most successful premieres ever, will be back for a second season. But sadly, we have to bid a temporary adieu to Jackie (Edie Falco) and her shenanigans, as she ends the season in trademark chaos. While she tries to juggle her schedule to meet Kevin for a little romance and be there for O'Hara when her mother arrives, there's also a problem with Eddie, who gets drunk – at Kevin's bar! – and comes to the hospital to throw a hissy fit.

'Dating in the Dark' – 1st season finale (9PM, ABC)
'Make It or Break It' – 1st season summer finale (9PM, ABC Family)
'The Closer' – Kevin Bacon directs the 5th season summer finale (9PM, TNT)
'The Rachel Zoe Project' – 2nd season premiere (10PM, Bravo)
'Raising the Bar' – 2nd season summer finale (10PM, TNT)


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
'Rescue Me' (10PM, FX)
Neither of these things can end well: After a failed rescue attempt on the job leaves the whole crew depressed, Tommy decides to tend bar, while Franco's boxing career continues when he decides to step into the ring against one of Carla's friends. Meanwhile, as the show winds down to its summer finale, we keep hearing rumors of a major loss ahead, and it's one that's going to send Uncle Teddy for a loop ...

'Hell's Kitchen' – One team wins a trip to Las Vegas (8PM, Fox)
'10 Things I Hate About You' – Bianca asks Patrick to take Kat to the big dance (8PM, ABC Family)
'More to Love' – One of the ladies gets one-on-one time with Luke (9PM, Fox)
'Man Caves' – A chef gets extra cooking space in his basement (9PM, DIY)
'Secret Lives of Women' – Talking with four women who've tried extreme diets (10PM, WE)


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
'Michael & Michael Have Issues' (10:30PM, Comedy Central) 1st season finale
Oh, those guys. 'The State' and Stella alums Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter have hinted that the tension between the TV character versions of themselves isn't so far removed from their real-life relationship, which makes watching the show all that more fun. In tonight's season ender, the two struggle to decide whether or not they should appear on a competing sketch comedy TV show.

'Crash Course' – Teams compete in driving course games' (9PM, ABC) series premiere
'America's Got Talent' – The top 20 is finalized (9PM, NBC)
'Leverage' – Wil Wheaton guest stars (9PM, TNT)
'Real World: Cancun' – A surprising duo of roommies is involved in a threesome (10PM, MTV)
'Man vs. Food' – Adam tries to eat a two-gallon sundae in San Francisco (10PM, Travel)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
'Royal Pains' (10PM, USA) 1st season finale
We smell a romance cliffhanger ahead as the popular medical drama wraps its first season. Hank and Jill seem fated, well, seemed fated, to make a love match, until her ex-hubby Charlie came back on the scene. And tonight, the triangle gets even trickier, as Charlie moves in with Jill. Elsewhere, Hank treats a woman who's suffering from hallucinations, while Divya and Raj are wigging out about their engagement party.

'Skins' – Pandora's party gets wild when her guests eat Katie's 'special' brownies (9PM, BBCA)
'Police Women of Broward County' – Ana works with SWAT to bust a drug house (9PM, TLC)
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' – Lisa takes NeNe to visit her family in Los Angeles (10PM, Bravo)
'Ace of Cakes' – The gang makes a video game cake (10PM, Food Network)
'Pranked' – Showcasing the best pranks found on the Internet (10:30PM, MTV) series premiere


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
'Psych' (10PM, USA)
Clever casting ahead ... Shawn and Gus get a call from one of their former teachers, who ask the pals to help him investigate the alleged suicide of one of his students. Why alleged? Because the teacher thinks the suicide may actually be the work of the devil. And the teacher? Is being played by guest star Ray Wise, who played The Devil on The CW series 'Reaper.'

'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?' – Jennie Garth competes (8PM, Fox)
'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross' – Hugh Jackman and Lady Gaga guest (9PM, BBCA)
'Eureka' – 3rd season finale (9PM, SyFy)
'Monk' – Monk's a hit man?! (9PM, USA)
'Terry Fator Live from Vegas' – The 'America's Got Talent' winner performs (10PM, CMT)


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 29-30
'Entourage' (Sun., 10:30PM, HBO)
Now that Vince is back on the A-list, are he and Turtle in danger? They think so after last week's break-in, which prompts Vinnie to get serious and call in a professional security team. Elsewhere, this season's most boring storyline continues as Eric sets up a meeting with Sloane, only to get a call from Ashley. Fortunately, there's more Ari drama to keep the show afloat, as Andrew's mid-life crisis continues to spiral out of control, which threatens a major new deal for Ari's agency.

'Being Human' – 1st season finale (Sat., 9PM. BBCA)
'Daytime Emmys' – Vanessa Williams hosts the 36th annual event (Sun., 8PM, The CW)
'True Blood' – Evan Rachel Wood guest stars (Sun., 9PM, HBO)
'Human Family Tree' – Kevin Bacon narrates the special that proves how interconnected all humans really are (Sun., 9PM, NGC)
'Bridezillas' – A bride carries a gun to her wedding (Sun., 9PM, WE)

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