New & Returning TV this Week (August 2-8)

There are some great genre shows on at the moment all summer fun. I am back at work now so you will have to wait on the True Blood and The Gates reviews until tonight and maybe tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to True Blood on Sunday night as I write this. There was such a cliffhanger last week when Lorena took a bite out of Sookie.

In the news: Leverage, Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer renewed. That is great news from TNT.

Monday August 2

Lie to Me 2.18 – Headlock (Fox)
Lightman risks being exposed as a gambler in an underground fight club when one of the fighters is found dead. Meanwhile, Foster’s romance with Burns (guest star Max Martini) hits a snag when she uncovers a troubling secret.

The Closer 6.04 – Layover (TNT)
Provenza once again finds himself in a professionally embarrassing situation when he discovers a dead body in the condo of a flight attendant he picked up while extraditing a prisoner.

The Good Guys 1.09 – Don’t Tase Me Bro (Fox)
When Dan accidentally exposes a participant in the Witness Protection Program, it prompts a dangerous crime family to send a hitman after the witness to prevent him from testifying. In order to protect the man, Jack and Dan must join forces with a beautiful yet no-nonsense U.S. Marshal before time runs out.

Rizzoli & Isles 1.04 – She Works Hard for the Money (TNT)
After a student is gunned down, the investigation reveals that the victim had many secrets; Jane’s mother fights with her father.

Tuesday August 3

Warehouse 13 2.05 – 13.1 (Syfy)
Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston) of Eureka’s Global Dynamics is sent to Warehouse 13 to help update its aging computer system. This triggers a seemingly sentient computer virus that sends the Warehouse into lockdown and traps the team inside.

Covert Affairs 1.04 – No Quarter (USA)
Annie needs Auggie’s help to return from Zurich where she is stranded with an untrustworthy Mossad agent. At the agency, Joan and Arthur suspect Auggie to be the CIA’s leak.

Pretty Little Liars 1.09  – The Perfect Storm (ABC)
Rosewood gets a massive storm on the day the students are to take their SAT test, which causes the school to postpone the examinations. Trapped in the school during the storm, the girls’ personal lives become stormy as well. Drama strikes each girl differently and manifests itself into different situations. After the storm passes and the girls get to go home, they all come to the realization that taking the SATs would have been a much easier task to complete.

Memphis Beat 1.06 – Suspicious Minds (TNT)
Dwight investigates when a pair of elderly lottery winners go missing. Elsewhere, a potential romance buds between Lt. Rice and a Coast Guard officer, and Greenback catches his friend in a sticky situation.

White Collar 2.04 – By the Book (USA)
When Mozzie believes someone he cares about has been kidnapped, he turns to Peter and Neal for help.

Wednesday August 4

Psych 5.04 – Chivalry is not dead…but someone is (USA)
Shawn and Gus investigate a rich cougar who has lost her cub to murder, but when it turns out the man was running a scam, attention shifts to his tutor.

Thursday August 5

Futurama 6.08 – That darn katz! (Comedy Central)
Earth gets invaded by a race of felines of superior intelligence.

Burn Notice 4.09 – Center of the storm (USA)
Michael pretends to be a hit man to save the life of a witness.

Rookie Blue 1.07 – Hot & Bothered (ABC) A severe heat wave wreaks havoc on the city, making life on the streets even more perilous for the new members of the squad. The danger multiplies with the discovery that a serial rapist may be on the loose. Amid the chaos, Andy is cut off from her backup during a sudden citywide blackout and is challenged with taking down a vicious predator — alone. Meanwhile, Andy also makes an unexpected romantic decision that’s certain to complicate her life on and off the job.

Royal Pains 2.09 – Frenemies (USA)
Hank examines Dr. Blair’s son, who’s reeling from his parents’ divorce. Elsewhere, as Evan prepares to meet Paige’s parents, he realizes he has true feelings for her.

Friday August 6

Eureka 4.05 – Crossing over (Syfy)
Claudia Donovan visits Eureka to see if Fargo’s promises of wondrous devices are true, but she finds herself in the middle of a mystery suitable for Warehouse 13 when objects begin to appear randomly around the town and GD, and it must be solved before there are deadly consequences.

Haven 1.05 – Ball and Chain (Syfy)
Time speeds ahead as an unknown element begins rapidly aging the men in Haven.

Sunday August 8

True Blood 3.08 – Night on the Sun (HBO)
Shaken and disillusioned, Sookie rethinks her relationship with Bill. Sophie-Anne takes up a new residence as Russell plots his next move. Jessica and Bill reconcile; Jason throws down the gauntlet in hopes of saving Crystal; Lafayette gets a surprise visit from his mom, Ruby Jean; Sam tries to keep Tommy in check; Merlotte’s gets a new waitress; Eric proves the depth of his allegiance to Russell. Sookie finds herself in a vulnerable position when Alcide needs to deal with a family emergency.

The Gates 1.07 – Digging the Dirt (ABC)
Finding themselves blackmailed by Frank Buckley, Nick and Dylan set out to dig up a secret on him that is equally damning; Sarah throws a pool party for the neighborhood women, but social politics threaten to spoil it; at Gates Academy, neither Brett nor Charlie is willing to give up on winning Andie’s affection; and Devon tries internet dating, but her motives are anything but romantic.

Rubicon 1.03 – Keeps the Ends Out (AMC)
Katherine and Wheeler commiserate over the whys of Tom’s suicide; Maggie’s ex-husband seeks her forgiveness and attempts a reconciliation; David’s son visits Will and provides him with yet another clue about David’s mysterious death.

Videos after the break

Lie to Me

Warehouse 13

Pretty Little Liars

Rookie Blue

Royal Pains

Royal Pains on USA Network – “Frenemies” 8/5 Promo
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The Gates

True Blood