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What to Watch: TV Picks for August 22-28

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 21st 2011 2:00PM
Bachelor PadMONDAY, AUGUST 22

'Bachelor Pad' (8PM ET, ABC)
If seeing grown adults slowly having their sanity slip away in an alcohol-soaked pool-party setting wasn't entertaining enough, this week the contestants tackle synchronized swimming! We can also look forward to another macho display of testosterone poisoning from Jake Pavelka and Kasey Kahl.

'The Lying Game' (9PM ET, ABC Family)
The second episode of this twisted tale sees Emma struggling to keep up the charade of being Sutton with her sister still missing, while Ethan helps her prepare for the father-daughter dance.

'Top Gear' (9PM ET, BBC America) season premiere
If you like your entertainment a little less soapy and a little more speedy, check out the 17th season premiere of the world's most beloved car show, with all the same stunts, challenges and test drives you've come to know and love. Rock legend Alice Cooper will take part in 'The Star in the Reasonably Priced Car' challenge this week.

'The Big C' (10.30PM ET, Showtime)
Rebecca's unorthodox method of dealing with her miscarriage results in Cathy reconnecting with some old friends, while Adam is in for a surprise when he meets a girl he's been talking to in an online cancer group.


'Ludo Bites America' (9PM ET, Sundance Channel)
season finale
Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife head to Redondo Beach to update the Casa Pulido restaurant, fusing Pacific seafood with hearty Mexican fare.

'Awkward' (11PM ET, MTV)
Long-suffering Jenna is forced to fraternize with the school's mean girls at a charity event. Things get even more awkward when she comes face to face with Matty and Jake at the party, especially after the truth comes out regarding Jenna and Jake's kiss.


'Madonna of the Mills' (8PM ET, HBO2)
special presentation
Exposing the cruel practices of American puppy mills, this disturbing but ultimately uplifting documentary chronicles one woman's remarkable rescue work as she drives through rural Pennsylvania from mill to mill, rescuing thousands of animals.

'Deadliest Warrior: Teddy Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia' (9PM ET, Spike TV)
Aren't you kind of curious just from that title alone? We are.

Happy Endings'Happy Endings' (9.30PM ET, ABC) unaired episode premiere
This is a-mah-zing news for fans of last season's funniest new comedy -- we're not quite sure why this episode wasn't aired in the first season's original run, but we're getting it now, which is a surefire way to brighten our summer. Alex and Jane suffer from a bout of sibling rivalry over Jane's literacy group, Penny gets an assistant but fails at being a cool boss, and Dave dates a lacrosse coach with an interesting quirk.

'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (10PM ET, Bravo) second season premiere
Satisfy your sweet tooth (or just make it ache with envy) with a new season of delectable treats from some of the world's most talented chefs.


'Suits' (10PM ET, USA)

Mike challenges the firing of an executive, whom Harvey dismissed at the request of a client.

'Louie' (10.30PM ET, FX) one-hour special episode
Louie has an adventure in Afghanistan.


'Man vs. Wild' (9PM ET, Discovery Channel)
season finaleCaptain Jack Harkness
The finale spotlights the intrepid camera crew who follow Bear on his adventures in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

'Haven' (10PM ET, Syfy)
A mysterious drowning leads Audrey and Nathan into a dangerous community where children seem to be disappearing.

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' (10PM ET, Starz)
Jack faces a showdown with a man he thought was long dead. Rex takes extreme action to try and prevent the collapse of society.


'Doctor Who' (9PM ET, BBC America)
6th season summer premiere
In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face-to-face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities -- and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all.


'MTV Video Music Awards 2011' (9PM ET, MTV)
special presentation
Performers include Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele and Chris Brown, while stars such as Selena Gomez and Seth Rogen will present awards to the music industry's best and brightest.

'Leverage' (9PM ET, TNT) 4th season finale
Sterling (Mark Sheppard) enlists the team to swipe a nuclear-reactor component from a skyscraper in Dubai during an international chess tournament, but are they simply pawns in a larger game?

'I Just Want My Pants Back' (11PM ET, MTV) series premiere
This scripted comedy certainly wins points for an original title, and centers around the lives and loves of a group of friends in Brooklyn (and one man's quest to retrieve his pants).

What will you be watching this week?

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The Lying Game is pretty good I really enjoyed the plot of the show so far. And also getting excited for VMA's next week Sunday as well i like that award show is over the top and that you don't know what will happen. I will watch MTV New series I just Want My Pants Back a funny title to see if it's any good.

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