What To Watch: Monday

by | August 16, 2010 at 7:05 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

TOP PICK:The Big C‘ (10:30pm on Showtime) **Series Premiere**

Get ready for the debut of the highly-anticipated new dark comedy series ‘The Big C,’ starring three-time Emmy winner Laura Linney as a wife, mother and teacher who upends her life after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. Emmy nominee Oliver Platt (‘Huff,’ ‘Frost/Nixon’) stars as her immature, yet well-meaning husband, and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe ‘(Precious’) plays her precocious student.

KEY EPISODE:Hardcore Pawn‘ (10pm on truTV) **Series Premiere**

truTV is heading to Detroit for an inside look at one of the country’s largest pawn shops in this new series. For people in Detroit, the go-to pawn shop is the expansive American Jewelry and Loan, owned by Les Gold. Dubbed “the working man’s bank.” This series takes viewers into the sometimes-zany world of Les’ establishment, where a wide assortment of people bring in everything from alligators to prosthetic limbs. Each pawn ticket has a story, and there are more than 40,000 stories in the warehouse to tell.

WATCH:Weeds‘ (10pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere**

Watch Episodes On Demand

‘Weeds’ viewers, still stunned by the last year’s season finale, will finally learn what will become of the Botwins after Shane (Alexander Gould) clubbed Pilar (Kate del Castillo) to death.

DVR:Lie To Me‘ (9pm ET on Fox)

Lightman and his ex-wife, Zoe (guest star Jennifer Beals), witness the execution of a murderer they prosecuted 17 years ago and face the possibility that they sent the wrong man to his death in the all-new “Pied Piper” episode.

DVR:Bachelor Pad‘ (8pm ET on ABC)

On the second episode, 17 contestants continue vying for a shot at $250,000 and a second chance at love. In store for the housemates is a stomach-churning challenge, an opportunity to bring out their inner “artist,” and another dreaded elimination.

Talk Show Listings:

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Hayden Christensen
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Emma Thompson
  • Chelsea Lately: Kim Raver
  • Lopez Tonight: Jason Statham