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On TV this week, Aug. 27-31

The Duggars are back on Tuesday. All of them.

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The Duggars are back on Tuesday. All of them.

On TV this week

MONDAY

Bizarre Foods America, 9 p.m., Travel Andrew Zimmern heads to the Sunshine State to eat armadillo, alligator and frog. We thought he only ate exotic foods; we can go down the street to find that stuff.

Perception, 10 p.m., TNT Pierce has to help someone with schizophrenia, which makes him examine his own problems. At least there will be several angles from which to examine the issues.

Gallery Girls, 10 p.m., Bravo Chantal and Claudia put on a show to sell some art to pay the bills. Yes, that's generally how a gallery works.

Web Therapy, 11 p.m., Showtime David Schwimmer does the stunt-casting thing by showing up as one of Fiona's old friends, looking to start a romance with her. Wait, we thought this was a completely different show than Friends.

TUESDAY

SEASON PREMIERE 19 Kids and Counting, 9 p.m., TLC The Duggars are back. All of them. Back again. Yep. Say, what else is on?

The Big Jig, 10 p.m., TLC This two-hour special is actual a documentary on competitive Irish step-dancing, not further RNC coverage.

Covert Affairs, 10 p.m., USA Simon takes Annie to Cuba, where nothing ever went awry for the CIA, ever.

WEDNESDAY

SEASON FINALE Melissa & Joey, 8 p.m., ABC Family Joe proposes to Elena, but Mel gets caught up in the mix. The episode is titled "Mel Marries Joe," so things might not work out the way Elena hoped.

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo Is there a reality competition Dita Von Teese hasn't been on? Just give her a show of her own already; Well, wait, all the other shows would be scrambling for guest judges, then.

America's Lost Treasures, 10 p.m., NatGeo The Savannah History Museum has tons of Civil War and maritime relics from Georgia's past. That's the legacy of surrendering to Union troops so your city isn't looted and burned.

SEASON FINALE Necessary Roughness, 10 p.m., USA The team's opener is almost here, so what better time to end the show for the TV season? Next: A show about swimmers that ends when the stars dive into the water.

THURSDAY

NCAA Football, 7 p.m., ESPN It's back to school time, all right, and we're not talkin' in the classroom. The South Carolina Gamecocks head to Nashville to beat the tar out of the Vanderbilt Commodores. There's a pretty good chance Steve Spurrier might run up the score.

Saving Hope, 9 p.m., NBC A passenger on an airplane gets sick, forcing the plane to land. So of course he ends up at Hope Zion. Hope he doesn't get the deadly virus another patient potentially has.

Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime The contestants vie to have their designs featured at Lord & Taylor. Because being featured at Dillard's or Macy's would have been gauche.

Sullivan & Son, 10 p.m., TBS Carol hits menopause and starts to think men won't find her attractive. The loose, boozy, deadbeat mom angle is fine with them, though.

Republican National Convention, 10 p.m., ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN Tonight is Mitt Romney's official acceptance speech, but if Isaac (and Ron Paul protesters) cause problems, the schedule may be up in the air. Because every network loves a disaster. (PBS coverage is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC When Tae Bo master Billy Blanks wants to move from DVD to training instructors for live classes, you'd better listen. We wouldn't want to tell him no.

Dark Secrets of the Lusitania, 9 p.m., NatGeo Survivors of the passenger liner sunk by Germans in 1915 said a secondary explosion rocked the ship as it went down. Using that argument, it sounds like there was something aboard worth sinking. Let's speculate for two hours.

Law on the Border, 10 p.m., Animal Planet A K-9 unit realizes a suspect they're chasing may have dropped his drugs. That's not a very good drug runner.

Lost Girl, 10 p.m., SyFy Trick is saved from a gang of Berserkers. And he wasn't even at a British soccer match.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Aug. 27-31 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 7:14pm]

    

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