What to Watch This Week: August 13-19

August 13, 2012

Not sure what’s been happening in TV land since you’ve been glued to the Olympics for the last two weeks? We’re here to help. Check out our picks for this week’s best bets.

Monday, August 13 – Grimm
In the Season Two premiere, Nick’s mother returns unexpectedly and Rosalee and Monroe are busy dealing with Juliette being in a coma. 10 p.m. on NBC.

Tuesday, August 14 – Rizzoli & Isles
There’s a dead woman’s body in a broken statue and Jane and Maura are called in to investigate. Dennis comes back to Boston and wants to win Maura back and Lydia goes into labor. Watch this season’s summer finale and find out what the ladies of Boston finally uncover. 10 p.m. on TNT.

Wednesday, August 15 – Oh Sit!
The CW is calling this new game show a “high-octane musical chairs completion”. Contestants run through an obstacle course hoping to make it to one of the chairs at the end before the show’s live band finishes playing. Expect it to get physical. Jamie Kennedy and Jessi Cruickshank host. 8 p.m. on The CW.

Thursday, August 16 – Pre-season football: Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons
It’s been six long months, but it’s finally time for football. Take in some pre-season action tonight as the Falcons take on the Bengals at home. 8 p.m. on FOX.

Friday, August 17 — Real Time with Bill Maher
Calling it like he sees it, Bill Maher returns to deliver the truth or his version of it. Tune in to hear what Maher and his panel have to say about this week in politics. 10 p.m. on HBO.

Saturday, August 18 — My Cat From Hell
A cat eats everything he sees, making his owners childproof their home. Another cat keeps chasing off her owner’s suitors. 8 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Sunday, August 12
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Jarvez’s obesity ruined his dream of becoming an NFL player. At 548 pounds, the 28-year-old knows he needs to make a serious change in his life. Find out what motivation surprises Chris Powell has in store for him. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Political Animals
This limited-series comes to an end tonight as Elaine’s resignation doesn’t go as planned. Douglas makes a confession and a surprising decision. And something unexpected brings the Hammonds, and the country, to a tipping point.