What to Watch Tonight: Melissa & Joey S.1 Finale, The Hour, Necessary Roughness S.1 Finale & More

News & Notes

Watch Necessary Roughness Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the second season finale of Primetime Nightline, CBS has the 23rd season premiere of Survivor and the 13th season finale of Big Brother, The CW has the series premiere of H8R and the 17th season premiere of America’s Next Top Model, FOX has the first season finale of Buried Treasure, and NBC has the sixth season finale of America’s Got Talent and the series premieres of Up All Night and Free Agents.

On cable tonight, A&E has a Storage Wars special, ABC Family has the first season finale of Melissa & Joey, Discovery Channel has the second season finale of Sons of Guns, E! has a Fatal Honeymoons special and an E! Investigates: A Designer’s Downfall special, History has a Scammed special, ID has the first season finale of I Married a Mobster, Spike TV has the third season premiere of Deadliest Warrior, truTV has the ninth season premiere of Operation Repo and the series premiere of Hulk Hogan’s MCW, and USA Network has the first season finale of Necessary Roughness.

Direct TV has the fourth season finale of Damages.

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Next Wednesday, ABC has the season premieres of The Middle and Modern Family and the series premiere of Revenge, CBS has the season premieres of Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, FOX has the series premiere of The X Factor, and NBC has the season premieres of Harry’s Law and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Prime Picks

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family): Season Finale. Two episodes play tonight. In the first, Mel gets Joe to follow Lennox to her school dance. In the second, Joe comes into some money and it causes him and Mel to have to face some difficult decisions. The previous 18 episodes replay right before.

Law & Order: UK (BBC America): New. A well-liked couple gets stabbed and the inspectors investigate. Plays again later.

Necessary Roughness (USA Network): Season Finale. Dani gets an unexpected client. Nico has a big decision to make. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Free Agents (NBC): Series Premiere. Two co-workers that each are still dealing with their past relationships and try to figure things out after they end up in bed together following a weak moment. Didn’t laugh once. Can’t even recall smiling or being happy while watching. I like the cast very much, but am not sure what this show is supposed to be long term and where the comedy is supposed to come from. It is an office comedy or a relationship comedy or what?
  • The Hour (BBC America): New. Violence erupts and London riots. Censorship of the show is imposed. Bel risks being canceled. Plays again later.
  • Up All Night (NBC): Series Premiere. A woman returns to work after having a baby and tries to adjust to her new life along with her husband who is staying home to take care of the baby. While it seems that their would be plenty of comedy to mine from a couple that hadn’t planned on getting pregnant having to deal with adding a baby into their lives, they didn’t find any of it in this first episode. The cast is great and the premise seems good, so I think there is some potential here.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has doubleheader Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the Cleveland Indians at the Texas Rangers followed by the New York Yankees at the Seattle Mariners.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA Network): Repeat. Last Thursday’s summer finale episode, “Dead to Rights,” replays.

TV Marathons

A&E has 30 episodes of Storage Wars.
ABC Family has 20 episodes of Melissa & Joey.
Bravo has 13 episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Spike TV has nine episodes of Deadliest Warrior.
Syfy has nine episodes of Ghost Hunters International.
USA Network has 14 episodes of NCIS.

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