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What to Watch: TV Picks for September 5-11

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 4th 2011 3:00PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM ET, ABC Family)
summer finale
Whether you watch unironically or just want to pinpoint the scenes that Joel McHale is likely to mock on 'The Soup' this week, 'Secret Life' season 4 reaches its midpoint this week: It's graduation day and Ricky has some important duties to attend, to while the rest of the students get ready for a party they will never forget.

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (9PM ET, Bravo) season premiere
All six original housewives -- Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump -- are back. Though not official "housewives," this season the ladies are joined by two new friends: Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilke. In the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide, a special introduction to the episode will be broadcast with interviews from cast members, as well as suicide prevention PSAs.

'The Glades' (10PM ET, A&E) season finale -- special night
Two ex-con brothers seize control of Callie's hospital, resulting in a tense hostage situation that Jim and Callie must work together to solve in the second season finale.

'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' (10PM ET, E!) season finale
Season six comes to a close with Kris Humphries planning to propose to Kim (spoiler alert: he does! And they get married!) -- but an argument has him questioning whether they're moving too fast. (How long do you give them?)



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

'Combat Hospital' (10PM ET, ABC)
season finale
An attack on the Women's Clinic takes its toll, as Major Samizay, Rebecca, Pedersen, Suzy and Pam fall under siege. The Role 3 hospital must then contend with significant losses while at the same time fighting to save the life of the wounded assailant.

'The Rachel Zoe Project' (10PM ET, Bravo) season premiere
10PM is a busy timeslot this week, since it also sees the return of our favorite highly-strung stylist. This season, Rachel must deal with her clients, her rapidly expanding business and impending motherhood.

'Sons of Anarchy' (10PM ET, FX) season premiere
But wait, there's more! If you like your entertainment a little more critically acclaimed, 'SoA' returns in fine form with a 90-minute premiere: Fresh out of jail, SAMCRO reunites with family, confronts new Charming law enforcement and shifts business alliances.

'Awkward' (11PM ET, MTV)
More and more people are starting to pay attention to this quirky gem, are you one of them? Jenna throws a wild party, with help from her mom and her mom's best friend. The next day, the hungover hostess tries to recall what transpired the night before, which ended with a kiss.



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

'Famous Food' (8PM ET, VH1)
season finale
On the edge of your seat to see how spectacularly a bunch of reality stars can ruin a beloved LA restaurant? Probably not -- but the season comes to a close as The Dolce Group's Mike and Lonnie choose a contestant to be their partner in running the new establishment.

Rescue Me'Rescue Me' (10PM ET, FX) series finale
In the aftermath of the fire, the members of 62 truck struggle to pick up the pieces and look towards the future. Down at The Rock, the new probies receive a familiar speech and stand before a new leader in this 80-minute series finale.

'The Hour' (10PM ET, BBC America)
We're just past the halfway point of this compelling British drama. It's Freddie's birthday and the effects of Tom's death are still being felt around the newsroom. Two huge news stories are breaking but Freddie has disappeared, and it's a newly confident Hector who's leading the charge.




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

'Futurama' (10PM ET, Comedy Central)
season finale
Stephen Hawking provides a guest voice-over in the sixth season finale, which employs three alternate animation styles: classic black and white, old-school video game, and Japanese anime -- what more do you need to know?

'Rookie Blue' (10PM ET, ABC) season finale
If you thought Tuesday at 10PM was busy, you ain't seen nothing yet. 'RB' closes its second season (following another new episode at 9PM) with Andy blaming herself for Swarek's disappearance -- and there will be startling repercussions as a result of the ensuing investigation.

'Suits' (10PM ET, USA) season finale
In the first season finale, Harvey attempts to free an innocent man but finds himself stonewalled by the district attorney (Chi McBride) who would rather preserve the status quo than pursue justice.

'Wilfred' (10PM ET, FX) season finale
Ryan ignores Wilfred's advice, which creates an existential crisis for both of them

'Louie' (10.30PM ET, FX) season finale
According to the press release, "Louie has a pretty bad time in general." Sounds about right.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

'Haven' (10PM ET, Syfy)
A police officer at Haven PD is taken down by a powerful infection, resulting in a lockdown that leaves Audrey and Nathan quarantined inside. But is it really an outbreak, or something more sinister?

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' (10PM ET, Starz) season finale
Will the sci-fi series be able to wrap up all those dangling plot threads and unanswered questions in its final hour? The team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission, but the Three Families are unstoppable unless a terrible sacrifice is made.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

'The Love We Make' (9PM ET, Showtime)
special presentation
Iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and award-winning filmmaking partner Bradley Kaplan direct this portrait of legendary rocker Paul McCartney as he assembles the Concert for New York in the month after the 9/11 attacks, bringing such heavyweights as Elton John, The Who, David Bowie, Billy Joel and many more to Madison Square Garden for a night of musical healing.



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11Entourage

'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (9PM ET, VH1)
season finale
A look back at Season 5 with updates on Sean Young, Dwight Gooden, Jessica Kiper and Steven Adler 150 days after being discharged.

'True Blood' (9PM ET, HBO) season finale
It's Samhain, Wicca's greatest holy day, and spirits of the dead surface in Bon Temps, giving Sookie valuable allies to combat Marnie's newest incarnation. Lafayette's latest medium encounter imperils his relationship with Jesus; Alcide makes a heartfelt appeal to the woman he loves; Debbie confronts Sookie and Tara, and the denizens of Bon Temps brace for a new crisis with a familiar face.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (10PM ET, HBO) season finale
Larry clashes with neighbor Michael J. Fox before being chided for giving an unacceptable birthday gift.

'Entourage' (10.30PM ET, HBO) series finale
The boys go out with a typical bang as the series comes to a close; Vince, Drama and Turtle urge Sloan to work things out with Eric, a marriage therapy session doesn't quite go as Ari intends, and Vince makes a surprising decision after a first date with Sophia.



What will you be watching this week? Any suggestions we missed?

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minabarney

I wish House would shave and give us a clean face to look at.

October 22 2011 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
HAHAHAHA

AOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! This section sucks!!!!!!!!

September 07 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jorge Asch

Forgot about the Burn Notice mid-season finale on Thursday.

September 04 2011 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lauraprudom

Didn't forget, just didn't include it! The night's picks already seemed a little too crowded!

September 05 2011 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
HAHAHAHA

I really think the shows have to buy their spot on this list. Why else would they post such crap?

What's on tonight? More like, What's kinda on tonight.

September 07 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
big1nfla

is Lois Smith really in the True Blood season finale?

September 04 2011 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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