New & Returning TV this Week (July 19-25)

I think summer is shaping up pretty decent TV wise. With Covert Affairs premiere last week we will have to wait until August 1 for the next series premiere.

I liked both new series last week Covert Affairs and Rizzoli & Isles. But it is a bit early yet. I haven’t made up my mind about Haven yet it needs a few more episodes.

TV related posts this week:

  1. Eureka 4.02 – A New World
  2. Covert Affairs – New Series Premiere Review
  3. Warehouse 13 2.02 – Mild-Mannered
  4. True Blood 3.04 – 9 Crimes – The List
  5. The Gates 1.03 – Breach Short Review
  6. Sarah on Chuck [Female Protagonists on SF TV]

Monday, July 19

Lie to Me 2.16 – Delinquent (Fox). Torres’ half-sister, Ava (guest star Diaz), who is incarcerated in a juvenile corrections facility, mysteriously re-enters Torres’ life when a fellow inmate vanishes. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group becomes embroiled in a case that forces the sisters to revisit their troubled upbringing.

The Closer 6.02 – Help Wanted (TNT). Capt. Raydor (special guest Mary McDonnell) accompanies Brenda on an investigation involving the disappearance of a nanny working for close friends of the mayor. Meanwhile, Raydor’s real purpose in taking part in the investigation could have big career implications for Brenda

Rizzoli & Isles 1.01 – Boston Strangler Redux (TNT). Boston’s on edge when an alleged copycat of the Boston Strangler surfaces. Elsewhere, Jane clashes with her new boss (Donnie Wahlberg); and Maura’s tendency to analyze everyone affects her romantic life.

The Good Guys – Hunches and Heists (Fox). Rumors of an upcoming bank heist have the entire police department on high alert, scouring the city for the suspected crooks. But only Jack and Dan, relying largely on their instincts, figure out that the bank heist is actually just a decoy for a much larger robbery across town.

Tuesday, July 20

Warehouse 13 2.03 – Beyond Our Control (Syfy). When an artifact meant for the Warehouse turns up in the small town next door, the team finds themselves in the middle of a B-movie meltdown complete with cowboys, gladiators, sci-fi robots and beach storming marines. Their only chance of survival rests with the man who invented television, Philo T. Farnsworth.

Covert Affairs 1.02 – Walter’s Walk (USA). Annie is stuck doing the undesirable jobs in the department due to her new-girl status, but she soon receives a tip about an active IRA cell in America that will go to great lengths to remain hidden.

Memphis Beat 1.04 – One Night of Sin (TNT). Dwight is on the beat when the matriarch of a famed family music group dies, followed by the group manager’s plummet from a balcony. But rancorous rivalries within the group threaten to derail Dwight’s case. Giovanni Ribisi guest stars.

Pretty Little Liars 1.07 (ABC). In the aftermath of the disastrous homecoming dance, the girls try to sort out the devastation that is left behind. Parents, boyfriends (secret ones, possible ones and current ones), siblings and friends are all in flux and if the little liars don’t act fast the situation could go from bad to worse. And to top it off, the girls are sitting on some killer information about Toby that some people would die to get their hands on.
Meanwhile, “A” isn’t the only one sending Aria text messages as tensions rise in the Montgomery household. Best-selling author Sara Shepard (“Pretty Little Liars”) enters into the world she created as she makes a cameo appearance as a substitute teacher at Rosewood High School.

White Collar 2.02 – Need to Know (USA). Neal plans to expose a corrupt politician by going undercover as a political fixer.

Wednesday, July 21

Psych 5.02 – Feet Don’t Kill Me Now (USA). Gus helps Lassiter loosen up by tap dancing while the pair are working together. Shawn and Juliet, meanwhile, team up to investigate a case involving a jealous girlfriend and murder.

Thursday, July 22

Futurama 6.06 – Lethal Inspection (Comedy Central). Bender gets disturbing news about his health.

Burn Notice 4.07 – Past & Future Tense (USA). A former CIA operative named Paul Anderson gets into trouble with some Russian spies and asks for Michael’s help.

Rookie Blue 1.05 – Broad Daylight (ABC). A home invasion in an upscale neighborhood triggers a massive first responsewhich ends up revealing many of the officers’ personal secrets. While Traci leaves the scene to deal with a personal emergency, Andy is left alone to confront the armed intruder.

Royal Pains 2.07 – Comfort’s Overrated (USA). Hank suspects a medical reason for a food-truck operator’s sudden poor behavior. An heiress uses Evan to pose as her boyfriend. An aging surfer experiences blind spells.

Friday, July 23

Eureka 4.03 – All the Rage (Syfy). Wil Wheaton guest stars as Dr. Isaac Parrish, an underappreciated scientist whose hostility appears to have gone viral. Blind rage is infecting everyone at Global Dynamics with potentially catastrophic results—especially for Fargo.

Haven 1.03 – Harmony (Syfy). A plague of insanity strikes at a local hospital, causing the doctors to go insane… and the patients to become normal. Audrey and Norman seek to discover the cause before it spreads further.

Sunday, July 25

True Blood 3.06 – I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (HBO). Spurned by Eric, Sookie fears the worst for Bill, whose fate now lies in Lorena’s hands. Fueled by a night of bloody passion, Tara executes a desperate plan to stave off Franklin’s advances. In Bon Temps, Tommy finds it difficult to leave the family nest; Jessica gets her fix from a Merlotte’s customer; and Jason’s romance with Crystal hits a snag, as does Lafayette’s with Jesus. After revealing his master plan to Eric, Russell pays a visit to Louisiana in order to start executing it. Original title was: What Do You Know About Love.

The Gates 1.05 – Repercussions (ABC). No sooner is Nick assailed with the revelation that vampires exist and are living inside The Gates, than he finds himself forced into an alliance with one. To complicate matters, Marcus begins an investigation into Teresa’s disappearance, bringing him dangerously close to uncovering the secret that Dylan and Nick share. Devon is brewing up some trouble of her own when she decides to let bygones be bygones and attend a party with her ex-husband and his new wife. Meanwhile, Andie is reeling from a recent discovery that threatens to stunt her budding relationship with Charlie. Unfazed and enamored, Charlie continues to pursue her, oblivious to the mortal danger he may face.

Leverage 3.08 – The Gone Fishin Job (TNT). The team goes after a corrupt country & western record executive, and have to turn Eliot into a star.

Videos after the break

Lie To Me

Warehouse 13

White Collar

Covert Affairs


Burn Notice



True Blood

The Gates