TV This Week: Weeds, Cancer, and Victorian-Era Erotica

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Another week, another Weeds. This week will bring you the return of the popular series, as well as several other enticing premieres. Tune in and get your fill!

American Pickers - History Channel – Monday, August 16, 9 p.m. (ET)

The boys find some cool stuff in Illinois, including Victorian-era erotica. Something tells me they’d be more excited by a nice oil can. That’s how they roll.

Weeds - Showtime – Monday, August 16, 10:05 p.m. (ET)

Sixth season premiere. Nancy and her family are in hiding, trying to avoid Esteban. I guess you could call that their pot luck.

The Big C - Showtime – Monday, August 16, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. Laura Linney stars as a schoolteacher/mother battling cancer…and having fun doing it. It’s like “Cancer Patients Gone Wild.”

Hardcore Pawn - truTV – Monday, August 16, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. Scheduling a rip-off of Pawn Stars opposite Pawn Stars is a ballsy move. Luckily, truTV has more balls than ESPN.

Big Lake - Comedy Central – Tuesday, August 17, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. A former Wall Street broker moves back in with his parents in this sitcom. Starring Saturday Night Live alumni Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz.

Ghost Hunters International - Syfy – Wednesday, August 18, 9 p.m. (ET)

Second season finale. The search is on for pirate ghosts. So…what did the pirate ghost ask for for dinner? Chef Boo-Aargh-Dee.

Surviving the Cut - Discovery Channel – Wednesday, August 18, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. This documentary series follows candidates for “elite military schools.” In this episode, Army Ranger candidates face a long, grueling challenge. No, it’s not watching a Jon & Kate Plus 8 marathon. That would just be cruel.

Lake Placid 3 - Syfy – Saturday, August 21, 9 p.m. (ET)

Syfy original movie! Baby crocodiles become dangerous. Who could have seen that coming?

Swamp People - History Channel – Sunday, August 22, 10 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. This reality show follows the gator hunt in Louisiana. Maybe this will help ease your fear after the terror of Lake Placid 3.

What Your Girlfriend’s Watching

Melissa & Joey - ABC Family – Tuesday, August 17, 8 p.m. (ET)

Series premiere. More than a decade after their respective successes, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence unite in this sitcom. Hart plays a politician, and Lawrence a nanny. How emasculating to be cast as a nanny with girly, girly eyebrows.

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