During the summer of 2013, LA TV Insider Examiner will be looking at the week ahead for our primetime programming recommendations, rather than day-by-day. The summer season is notoriously lighter with originals, especially scripted originals. But we will work tirelessly to find worthy options!
For September 1 – 5 2013, LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
- Sunday, September 1:
Breaking Bad (AMC, 9 p.m.) – “Rabid Dog” – An unusual strategy starts to pay off, while plans get set in motion that promise potential change.
Unforgettable (CBS, 10 p.m.) – “Line Up or Shut Up” – When a young man is found dead in an expensive sports car he was delivering to a diplomat, each clue leads Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al (Dylan Walsh) to yet another possible motive for the murder.
- Monday, September 2:
Under The Dome (CBS, 10 p.m.) – “Speak of the Devil” – Big Jim (Dean Norris) turns the town against Barbie (Mike Vogel) when the truth about his past is revealed. Meanwhile, Maxine (Natalie Zea) makes it personal when she confronts Barbie’s closest ally.
Summer Camp (USA, 11 p.m.) – “Winner Takes All” – It’s the last week of Summer Camp as the rift between the guys’ and girls’ camp continues to widen. A two day multi-event Color War proves to push the remaining campers to the brink of their mental and physical limits. Only one question remains, who will be eliminated, and who will take home the $250,000? (Okay, that’s two questions, but it’s really hot out, so we’ll let that one slide, USA PR.)
- Tuesday, September 3:
Whose Line is it Anyway? (The CW, 8 p.m.) – Nikita star Maggie Q stops by to play improv games with Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady.
Capture (The CW, 9 p.m.) – “Reversal of Fortune” – The game is turned on its head when one team wins the advantage of getting to overthrow the current hunt team.
Web Therapy (SHO, 11 p.m.) – “Games People Play” – Against Fiona’s (Lisa Kudrow) wishes, the long-distance lovers (Darren Criss & Mae Whitman) take a significant, cross-country step to resolve their issues. Fiona continues to expand her practice to some new clients, including compulsive gambler Nick Jericho (Matt Leblanc) and brand manager Sylvie Frank (Sara Gilbert). She also receives a puzzling video voicemail from a woman (Chelsea Handler) who seems to know her.
- Wednesday, September 4:
Masterchef (FOX, 8 p.m.) – “Top 4 Compete” / “Top 3 Compete” – In a two-hour episode, the competition is whittled down to the final home cooks left standing for the prize of a quarter of a million dollars, a cookbook deal, and of course, the title.
Camp (NBC, 10 p.m.) – “C.I.T. Overnight” – The CITs prepare for their overnight on Bear Mountain, the final rite of passage before becoming certified Little Otter Counselors. Buzz (Charles Grounds) plans for a big night of survival, bonding and losing his virginity. Chloe (Natasha Bassett) keeps interrupting Kip (Thom Green) and Marina’s (Lily Sullivan) alone time and the two decide to come clean to her about their relationship. Robbie (Tim Pocock) encounters two French backpackers who take him on an interesting journey. Back at Little Otter, Mack (Rachel Griffiths) discovers that Cole (Nikolai Nikolaeff) is considering a job with Roger (Rodger Corser) at Ridgefield, Alaska.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 10 p.m.) – “The Gang Broke Dee” – On the ninth season premiere, the gang decides to get Dee’s (Kaitlin Olson) life out of the dumps by kicking her comedy career into gear and finding her a man.
The League (FXX, 10:30 p.m.) – “The Bachelor Draft” – On the fifth season premiere, the fantasy draft happens to fall during the weekend of Andre’s (Paul Scheer) wedding, meaning that the best man toast time is used for some strategic (and cleverly worded) pitches.
- Thursday, September 5:
Big Brother (CBS, 9 p.m.) – It’s another double eviction week, but this time there’s a special competition thrown in the mix for one extra twist. Who will be the next TWO people to defect to the jury house?
Wilfred (FX, 10 p.m.) – “Regrets” – On the season finale, Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) bars Ryan (Elijah Wood) from seeing Wilfred (Jason Gann) when he needs him most.
Graceland (USA, 10 p.m.) – “Happy Endings” – Looking for the truth about Juan’s disappearance, Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) and Mike (Aaron Tveit) play a dangerous game of cat and mouse– forcing Briggs to make a major decision about his future.
Which will you watch??
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