Posted: 3:57 pm Sunday, July 13th, 2014

TV best bets with season finale of ’24,’ new series ‘Dating Naked,’ ‘The Lottery’ 

By Rodney Ho

Seriously. This is an actual show debuting Thursday.

Seriously. This is an actual show debuting Thursday.

Jack Bauer’s half-day is coming to an end Monday night for the season finale of Fox’s “24,” which actually only ran 12 hours. The final episode apparently jumps forward in time after the first 11 ran in real time.

Otherwise, there are plenty of new shows coming aboard.

On Wednesday, WE tries out its first scripted show “The Divide” about a case worker trying to save supposed innocent people on death row.

Thursday features VH1′s ‘Dating Naked,” which is self explanatory. Both USA and FX each cart out two new series back to back on Thursday. USA’s include “Satisfaction,” which was shot in Atlanta but is set in some generic city and features a married man who finds out his wife is using a male escort but rather than confront her, he makes some strange decisions based off that.

On Sunday, Lifetime’s latest new series “The Lottery” features a future where women can’t bear children and when a lab creates some embryos, the president decides to make a nationwide lottery for 100 lucky women to have them. This, I presume, will not go smoothly.

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC It’s fantasy suite time for the final three dudes!

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” 8 p.m. VH1 More sex tape shenanigans ensue.

“24” 9 p.m. Fox (ninth season finale) — Can Jack prevent a war between China and the United States?

“Hit the Floor” 9 p.m. VH1 — An investigation of Oscar hits an obstacle.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — A young runaway is murdered.

“Longmire” 10 p.m. A&E — Walt forms an unlikely alliance after Vic and Sean are kidnapped.

Murder in the First” 10 p.m. TNT — Six months have passed and Erich Blunt is put on trial for the murder of his flight attendant.

“Under the Dome” 10 p.m. CBS — Chester’s Mill faces a rapidly declining food supply.

“Mistresses” 10:01 p.m. ABC — April tells Daniel the truth and prepares for his reaction.

TUESDAY

“MLB All Star Game” 7:30 p.m. Fox Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran and Craig Kimbrel represent the Braves.

“America’s Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — Best of auditions = time filler.

Extreme Weight Loss” 8 p.m. ABC — Nina Davuluri, 2014 Miss America, helps a 329-lb. 29-year-old makeup artist lose weight.

“Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. ABC Family — Ali is frazzled and considers leaving Rosewood for her safety,

“Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery — A blown prop causes trouble on the Time Bandit.

“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — The murder of a wealthy woman with terminal cancer is investigated.

“Royal Pains” 9 p.m. USA — Hank feels there may be more to Ray’s new chef’s seemingly drunken behavior on the job.

“Celebrity Wife Swap” 10 p.m. ABC — Jenna von Oy (“Blossom”) swaps places with Jill Zarin (“The Real Housewives of New York”).

“Covert Affairs” 10 p.m. USA — Annie’s stake out ends abruptly when the CIA discovers confidential intelligence may have been leaked.

“Finding Carter 10 p.m. MTV — Carter tries to get back at Elizabeth.

“Perception 10 p.m. TNT — A notable neuroscientist is found dead.

“Tyrant 10 p.m. FX — A dark anniversary draws near.

“Inside the Walking Dead” 10 p.m. AMC — Documentary about how to become a walker.

“The Night Shift” 10:01 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — A shoot-out in the ER leaves Topher seriously wounded.
WEDNESDAY

“So You Think You Can Dance” 8 p.m. Fox — Two more are eliminated.

“Extant” 9 p.m. CBS Molly uncovers details of her mysterious pregnancy.

“2014 Espy Awards” 9 p.m. ESPN — Drake hosts.

“Suits” 9 p.m. USA — Rachel becomes increasingly anxious about work, school, and the growing attraction between herself and Pearson Specter client Logan Sanders.

“The Bridge” 10 p.m. FX — A bizarre killing attracts attention.

“The Divide” 10 p.m. WE (new series) — Christine Rosa, a caseworker with the Innocence Initiative, tries to stop the execution of a man she believes was wrongly convicted of brutally murdering an African American family in Philadelphia.

“Duck Dynasty” 10 p.m. A&E— The guys find a gator living in one of their duck blinds.

“Graceland” 10 p.m. USA — Mike rushes everyone’s undercovers when Jessica visits while Jake’s personal life continues to create problems.

“Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land — A handsome dating coach gets in the way of Joy’s confession to Mitch.

“Taxi Brooklyn” 10:01 p.m. NBC — A foster mother is murdered, prompting an investigation by Cat and Leo.

THURSDAY

“Black Box 8 p.m. ABC A doorman collapses, so Dr. Bickman rushes him to the Cube.

“Hell’s Kitchen 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 4 chefs are challenged to re-create a dish using only a taste test.

“Hollywood Game Night 8 p.m. NBC — Guests include Krysten Ritter, Wynonna Judd, Johnny Weir and Leah Remini.

“Dating Naked9 p.m. VH1 (new series) —There’s “Naked & Afraid” and “Buying Naked.” So why not have men and women wear their birthday suits to dates?

“Don’t Be Tardy” 9 p.m. Bravo (third season debut) — Atlanta’s former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Kim Zolciak returns for a third season of her spin-off show.

“Gang Related” 9 p.m. Fox — Tio Gordo kills a Meta rival in retaliation after an explosion rocks a Los Angelicos festival.

“Rectify” 9 p.m. Sundance — Daniel encounters an interesting entrepreneur.

“Rookie Blue” 9 p.m. ABC — A missing high-school teacher’s body is found in the trunk of his car.

“Rush” 9 p.m. USA (new series) — Renegade physician William P. Rush, a discreet, highly expensive “medical fixer” for L.A.’s elite, runs into an old flame.

“Married” 10 p.m. FX (new series) — A married couple relies on the strength of their friendship to get them through parenthood.

“Satisfaction” 10 p.m. USA (new series) — Shot in Atlanta, this series features a couple going through a mid-life crisis that results in some odd career choices.

“You’re the Worst” 10:30 p.m. FX (new series) —Two anti-relationship people fall for each other.

Warning: this trailer is a bit risque but remember. This is FX and it’s a comedy:

FRIDAY

“Cold Justice 9 p.m. TNT John Walsh, who just started a new CNN show “The Hunt,” interviews the team.

“Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day10 p.m. TLC — A former pro cheerleader puts a ton of pressure on herself to make her wedding perfect, but must find a way to relax if she ever wants to walk down the aisle.

“Almighty Johnsons10 p.m. Syfy — Axl has a mission to fulfill and it involves tracking down a goddess named Frigg.

“Funniest Wins10 p.m. TBS — A comedy rap battle on the streets of Los Angeles tests the comedians, who also participate in a roast of Ray J.

“Crossbones10:01 p.m. NBC — Lowe plans to kidnap Blackbeard and take him to English authorities.

WEEKEND

“Expecting Amish” 8 p.m. tonight Lifetime An Amish girl goes on Rumspringa in Hollywood and meets a cute guy, then gets pregnant.

“Cedar Cove” 8 p.m. tonight Hallmark (second season debut) Olivia deals with difficult memories as she tries to comfort Jack and Eric at the hospital.

“Food Network Star” 9 p.m. Sunday Food — The contestants serve high-profile guests a unique multi-course meal.

“Flipping the Block” 9 p.m. Sunday HGTV (new series) — Four teams compete as they renovate a dilapidated condominium complex.

“Ray Donovan” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Ray forces Mickey to return to Los Angeles.

“The Last Ship” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — A mission to help Rachel with her vaccine trials leads Chandler and a small team into the jungles of Nicaragua.

“True Blood” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Eric and Pam go to Dallas for a fund-raiser.

“The Lottery” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime (new series)— A dystopian future is driven by a global fertility crisis.

“Falling Skies” 10 p.m. Sunday TNT — Tom encounters two enigmatic strangers.

“The Leftovers” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Kevin has unexpected visitors at home.

“Masters of Sex” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Masters begins a new job at Memorial Hospital under Betty’s extortion terms.

“Reckless” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Jamie and Roy put aside their differences to prove the innocence of two football players.

“The Strain” 10 p.m. Sunday FX — Strange symptoms begin to show in the four survivors.

5 comments
Lindahere
Lindahere

Naked dating is comfortable and natural

BTC
BTC

A vast wasteland

cammi317
cammi317

I was soooooo hoping that 24 would live on for a "few more days"....LOL! USA  needs to dump Satisfaction and pick up The Glades!  That Dating Naked show is just another glimpse into the moral decay of our society....

jrob1234
jrob1234

TV people have clearly run out of ideas for new shows.