This is the last installment of weekly primetime highlights for 2013. Starting-- or should we say resuming-- next week, we will return to daily selections to highlight the fall launch. It will be a slow roll-out for most networks, sporadically premiering both their new and returning fall dramas and comedies, so we may not stick to five recommendations each day/post.
For now, though, just sit back and relax and enjoy the slow descent into the programming madness.
For September 8 - 13 2013, LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
- Sunday, September 8:
Breaking Bad (AMC, 9 p.m.) - "To'hajillee" - Things heat up for Walt (Bryan Cranston) in unexpected ways.
Dexter (SHO, 9 p.m.) - "Goodbye Miami" - Dexter (Michael C. Hall) enlists Dr. Vodel's (Charlotte Rampling) help to lure the Brain Surgeon to a location in order to get him on the table. Later, an important person in Dexter's life is murdered before his eyes.
The Newsroom (HBO, 10 p.m.) - "Election Night, Part 1" - In the wake of Leona's (Jane Fonda) refusal to accept Mac (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie's (Sam Waterston) resignations, election night coverage still has to proceed, and it leaves Will in charge of morale. Meanwhile, Sloan (Olivia Munn) is upset that her book has been auctioned off with a fake signature, and Neal (Dev Patel) is tasked with fixing an inaccurate web page, as Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) considers retracting a prediction.
Ray Donovan (SHO, 10 p.m.) - "Fite Nite" - Ray (Liev Schreiber) and the family go to Fite Nite at the Donovan Fite Club. Meanwhile, Ray’s plan with Sully (James Woods) is put into action. Mickey (Jon Voight) has a rendezvous with an unlikely lady (Rosanna Arquette). Bunchy (Dash Mihok) encounters someone from his past, sending him into a tailspin.
- Monday, September 9:
Under The Dome (CBS, 10 p.m.) - "Exigent Circumstances" - While the manhunt for Barbie (Mike Vogel) continues, Big Jim (Dean Norris) gets the residents of Chester’s Mill riled up and the town demands justice for all of Barbie’s supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Joe (Colin Ford) and Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) must find a new hiding place for the mini dome.
- Tuesday, September 10:
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - "Finale" - On the season finale, two winners (one male and one female) will be chosen live from Los Angeles.
Sons of Anarchy (FX, 10 p.m.) - "Straw" - On the sixth season premiere, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) pursues legitimate business opportunities for SAMCRO.
Web Therapy (SHO, 11 p.m.) - "Husband Hunting" - Fiona’s mother Putsy (Lily Tomlin), made wealthier from her “Net Therapy” sale, calls Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) to check in on Kip. Meanwhile, compulsive gambler Nick (Matt Leblanc) discovers his therapist is also his online gambling nemesis, and Fiona’s plans for Sylvie (Sara Gilbert) completely backfire. Austen (Alan Cumming) announces his baby is on the way, and the mystery woman (Chelsea Handler) from the voicemail calls again, revealing intimate knowledge of all things Fiona.
- Wednesday, September 11:
Masterchef (FOX, 9 p.m.) - "Winner Chosen" - There are only two homechefs left in the competition: Natasha and Luca, and tonight one will win the $250,000 grand prize, the cookbook deal, and the title.
Camp (NBC, 10 p.m.) - "Last Days of Summer" - It's the final days at camp and Little Otter prepares for battle in the annual Inter-Camp Olympics against Ridgefield. Kip (Thom Green) and Marina (Lily Sullivan) make the most of their waning time together, but the future of their relationship comes in jeopardy after Marina receives startling news about her mother. Cole (Nikolai Nikolaeff) and Roger (Rodger Corser) make plans for Ridgefield Alaska, but their partnership is tested when Roger makes another play for Mack (Rachel Griffiths). Buzz (Charles Grounds) faces off against his Ridgefield nemesis, Ryan (Liam Hall). Sarah (Dena Kaplan) is determined to crush Ridgefield in the swimming event, and when Robbie (Tim Pocock) offers to join her team, their romance shows signs of revival.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 10 p.m.) - "Gun Fever Too: Still Hot" - After Frank (Danny DeVito) appears on local television advocating gun ownership, the rest of the gang takes a look at the ownership process and alternatives to find a common ground on this still heated issue.
- Thursday, September 12:
Graceland (USA, 10 p.m.) - On the season finale, the infamous Caza enforcer Jangles takes a member of Graceland hostage and the house must come together in order to save one of their own from a sadistic killer.
- Friday, September 13:
America's Next Top Model (The CW, 9 p.m.) - "The Guy Who Cries" - This week's model challenge has the remaining contestants walking the streets of Los Angeles in their underwear, which pushes one male contestant to his breaking point.
Haven (Syfy, 10 p.m.) - "Fallout" - Duke (Eric Balfour) is ejected from the barn and rescued by a young woman; Audrey (Emily Rose) is missing; and the Troubles are worse than ever.
Which will you watch??
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