What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | November 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

Monday November 21:

The Layover‘ (9pm on Travel Channel) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Anthony Bourdain, contemporary cultural anthropologist, best-selling author and host of the Emmy-winning series, ‘No Reservations,’ turns the travel genre on its head in Travel Channel’s newest original series, ‘The Layover.’ Bourdain is back like never before with a high octane series that gives him just 24-48 hours to explore an unexpected destination.

You Deserve It‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

From the producers of ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘Secret Millionaire’ comes a new, heartfelt game show perfect for the holiday season, “You Deserve It,” hosted by Chris Harrison (‘The Bachelor’) and co-hosted by Brooke Burns. In this six-episode unscripted series, contestants aren’t out to win money for themselves, but are playing for someone else – someone they feel deserves it.

Tuesday November 22:

Dancing with the Stars‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Season Finale** Record Now

Find out who of the remaining three celebrities takes home the title and the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.

Millionaire Matchmaker‘ (9pm on Bravo) **Season Finale** Record Now

Patti Stanger herself is the client in the season five finale. Patti’s own team try to forge a love connection for the matchmaking maven, as she wades into mixers and dates to find romance.

Wednesday November 23:

The Biggest Loser‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Where Are They Now Special** Record Now

In this inspiring Thanksgiving special unlike any before on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ viewers can catch up with some of their favorite contestants ever, but they’ll also be treated to never-before-seen footage and – for the first time ever – hilarious bloopers featuring the trainers, host Alison Sweeney and the contestants. And trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince will all be on hand to share their thoughts about the current season of the show.

Thursday November 24:

‘A Very Gaga Thanksgiving’ (9:30pm ET on ABC) **Special**

On Thanksgiving night, ABC will air a 90-minute special, ‘A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.’ The broadcast, which was conceived and directed by Lady Gaga, offers an intimate look inside the private life of the award-winning artist as she performs eight songs in front of a small audience filled with her close friends and family. Performances include a duet of “The Lady is a Tramp” with Tony Bennett as well as her newest single, “Marry the Night,” “You and I,” “The Edge of Glory” and the holiday classic “White Christmas,” among other hits.

Friday November 25:

Say Yes To The Dress‘ (9:30pm on TLC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Taped inside premier bridal salon Kleinfeld Bridal, each half-hour episode follows the emotional journey of plus-size brides as they shop to fulfill their dream dress fantasy.

‘Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse’ (10pm on TBS) **Series Premiere**

Tyler Perry’s latest series looks at the ups and downs of married life and features characters made popular in Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? movies. Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight) and Tasha Smith (Couples Retreat) are set to reprise the roles of television anchor Marcus and salon owner Angela.

Sunday November 27:

Leverage‘ (9pm on TNT) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

The scheme team investigates the vanishing of homeless veterans in the Boston area by infiltrating the shadowy world of secret societies.

The Walking Dead‘ (9pm on AMC) **Fall Finale** Record Now

Kourtney & Kim Take New York‘ (10pm on E!) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the new season of the hit series, Kim’s newly married to Kris Humphries, Kourtney’s relationship with the infamous Scott Disick continues to face new challenges, and New York beckons once again as the Kardashians return for another bite of the Big Apple.

After Lately‘ (11pm on E!) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Featuring celebrity guest appearances, behind-the-scenes drama and Chelsea’s notorious hyjinks, ‘After Lately’ settles in for another run of hilarious episodes that give viewers an inside look at the unpredictable people and ridiculous situations they get themselves into behind the making of late night television’s most unconventional talk show, ‘Chelsea Lately.’