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TV best bets with season finales of ‘True Blood,’ ‘Newsroom,’ ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’


VH1’s addictive “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” is already over Monday after 10 episodes. I’m sure VH1 will be feeding us plenty more next year.

Other season finales: ABC Family’s “Bunheads” Monday, which has been given a back-end order, ABC’s “NY Med” Wednesday, FX’s “Anger Management” Thursday (which will likely get that 90 episode pickup) and HBO’s “True Blood” and “The Newsroom” Sunday.

And on Thursday, local Jeff Foxworthy is back on TV with GSN’s “The American Bible Challenge.”


“Alphas” 8 p.m. Syfy (new time slot) — Rachel gets kidnapped.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” 8 p.m. VH1 (season one finale) — Mimi, Joseline and Stevie J meet up again at the therapist’s office.

“Bunheads” 9 p.m. ABC Family (first season finale) —Fanny and Michelle bond as they collaborate on the recital.

“Major Crimes” 9 p.m. TNT — Raydor tries to supervise Rusty and Provenza struggles with the changes in the department.

“Stars Earn Stripes” 9 p.m. NBC — Unfortunately, Atlanta’s Dolvett Quince was the first eliminated last week.

“Beyond Scared Straight” 10 p.m. A&E (third season debut) — Four rebellious teen girls spend a day in a Boston prison.

“R&B Divas” 10 p.m. TV One — Five R&B singers include Faith Evans bond in Atlanta.

“Perception” 10 p.m. TNT — Pierce is enlisted to help the FBI investigate the slaying of a therapist.

“Face Off” 9 p.m. Syfy (third seaon debut) — Roy Wooley of Tucker is among 11 prosthetic makeup artists vying for $100,000.

“Mysteries at the Museum” 9 p.m. Travel — A look at bizarre and otherwordly stories.

“2012 Do Something Awards” 9 p.m. VH1— A gala honoring social activism and community service. Presenters include Ben Affleck, Will Ferrell and Ne-Yo.

“White Collar” 9 p.m. USA — Mozzie, Neal and Peter hunt for treasure.

“NY Med”10 p.m. ABC — A trauma surgeon counsels a family of a man run over by a vehicle.

“What Not to Wear” 10 p.m. TLC (ninth season finale) — A woman’s over-the-top style threatens her career.

“Covert Affairs” 10:01 p.m. USA — Annie tries to turn the chief of staff for the prime minister of Yemen into a CIA asset.


“Royal Pains” 9 p.m. USA — Hank treats a polo-team owner who refuses to stop playing despite his ailment.

“Dirty Jobs” 10 p.m. Discovery (ninth season debut) — Mike Rowe tries unpleasant jobs in Australia.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” 10 p.m. TLC — Anna is rushed to the hospital with contractions and will Glitzy the pig stay?

“NY Med”10 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — A banker undergoes a risky cancer operation known as ex vivo.

“The Soul Man” 10 p.m. TV Land — Barton is tempted by sin in Vegas.

“Necessary Roughness” 10:01 p.m. USA — T.K., already having been shot, is now a victim of a theft while Dani helps troubled tennis players.


“The American Bible Challenge” 8 p.m. GSN (new series) — Alpharetta’s Jeff Foxworthy returns to game-show hosting but in this case, people compete for money going to charity.

“Burn Notice” 9 p.m. USA (sixth season summer finale) —The gang travels to Panama to take down an assassin.

“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The clothiers create looks to accompany new hairstyles for plus-sized women in need of makeovers.

“Saving Hope”9 p.m. NBC — Fear and doubt strike Joel in the OR, so Kinney takes him on a therapeutic trip to her hometown..

“Anger Management” 9:30 p.m. FX (first season finale) — A seemingly innocent gesture leads Charlie and Kate to examine their relationship.

“Suits” 10:01 p.m. USA — Personal issues cause Mike to drop off the grid.


“America’s Next Top Model” 8 p.m. the CW (19th season debut) — The twist: all the would-be models are attending college.

“Bering Sea Gold” 9 p.m. Discovery (second season debut) — Fortune seekers search for gold beneath the frozen surface of the Bering Sea.

“Boss” 9 p.m. Starz — Kane sees a personal tragedy as an opportunity to further his political ambiitons.

“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” 9 p.m. TLC (fourth season debut) — Country singer Angaleena Presley gets help finding a dress from her Pistol Annies mates, including Miranda Lambert.

“I Found the Gown” 9 p.m. TLC (new series)— Vows bridal outlet in Boston is all about discounted gowns.

“Lost Girl” 10 p.m. Syfy — Bo faces a very powerful Fae.

“Yukon Men” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — A profile of townsfolk enduring winter in Tanana, Alaska.

Weekend television

“Fatal Honeymoon” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Alabama newlyweds Gabe and Tina Watson went on their dream Australian honeymoon, no one would have ever expected that Tina would drown in what appeared to be a freak diving accident. But it wasn’t such a freak diving accident after all.

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” 8:30 p.m. Sunday OWN — Oprah interviews Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

“Drop Dead Diva” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Jane achieves Web stardom after giving Nancy Grace a black eye.

“Hell on Wheels”9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Lily and Elam clean up a mess of their own doing.

“Leverage” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Nate tries to solve the air-piracy mysteries of the infamous 1970s hijacker D.B. Cooper.

“True Blood” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (fifth season finale) — Eric makes one last attempt to thwart the Authority.

“Army Wives” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Roxy and Trevor plan for the future.

“Breaking Bad” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC —Mike deals with the repercussions of his actions.

“The Newsroom” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (first season finale) — Mac is shaken by a potentially devastating revelation from a gossip columnist.

“Episodes” 10:30 p.m. Sunday Showtime (second season finale) — Merc threatens to leave Jamie for Carol.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

10 comments Add your comment


August 20th, 2012
9:33 am

FYI: This is the 5th season finale of True Blood not the 4th like its says under weekend television.

Rodney Ho

August 20th, 2012
10:28 am

@TT Thank you. Fixed.

TV Watcher

August 20th, 2012
11:22 am

I like how the plot for Fatal Honeymoon is the same as Burn Notice

Donna P.

August 20th, 2012
1:55 pm

I tried to get into Anger Management but Charlie looks old and his acting is terrible. He is better on Two & and Half Men; the writers are funny and the cast works well together.


August 20th, 2012
2:38 pm

True Blood, Eric not Erica

Joey The Bull

August 20th, 2012
2:59 pm

I like Anger Mgt. After watching Charlie going “nuts” and then seeing him act, it is clear that despite the drugs and behavior-he is a great actor-I have to give the shows writers props for acknowledging his past screw ups and using the show to apologize.


August 20th, 2012
5:08 pm

(Aside from the Olympics) Bunheads, The Newsroom and Political Animals made this summer on TV bearable. Three hours of smart writing.

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August 20th, 2012
9:22 pm

Who the f*ck is Erica??? bwahahahha Can’t wait for the True Blood Finale

Andrew H.

August 21st, 2012
9:59 am

I’m utterly embarassed to call Atlanta my home.. So many errors. “True Blood” needs to be rivised. It’s Eric, not “Erica”. And the show “Episodes” is not on the channel HBO.