What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | May 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

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Monday May 28:

Gene Simmons Family Jewels‘ (9pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 7, which continues the longest running celebrity family-based series on television, begins with a shocking moment for America’s most traditional, non-traditional family. After going through their most tumultuous year of their 28-year history, Gene and Shannon finally tied the knot. However, that doesn’t mean all their troubles have magically gone away.

Hatfields & McCoys‘ (9pm on History) **Miniseries Premiere** Record Now

The Golden Globe nominated actor, Bill Paxton plays the role of Randall McCoy. He joins Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, who plays the role of “Devil” Anse Hatfield. The miniseries chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states.

Hemingway & Gellhorn‘ (9pm on HBO) Record Now

This HBO movie recounts one of the greatest romances of the last century – the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman)- as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. The combined magnetism of Hemingway and Gellhorn ushered them into social circles that included the elite of Hollywood, the aristocracy of the literary world and the First Family of the United States.

Monster-In-Laws‘ (10pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

A&E’s original real-life series, which follows couples at the boiling point with their nightmare in-laws, returns for an all new season of candid, over the top antics. Each episode features a different family in dire straits; one spouse is at their wit’s end, caught in the middle between their loudmouth relatives and the person they married.

Tuesday May 29:

The Catalina‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere** Record Now

With a nightlife as hot as the sun-soaked beaches during the day, ‘The Catalina’ centers on the young, wild staff of The Catalina hotel in Miami’s South Beach. The fun-loving group forms their own dysfunctional family unit, and they work hard during the day, while at night they party even harder than their guests.

Cougar Town‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Finale** Record Now

When Grayson complains that he’s living the movie “Groundhog Day” because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules’ house, Jules asks for a “Groundhog Day”-themed bachelorette party so that Ellie and Laurie can explain the movie to her. Then, fed up with the lack of privacy, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa … but the cul de sac crew happily tags along.

The LA Complex‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Season Finale** Record Now

Nick and Abby are trying to move past the casual phase of their relationship while still desperately trying to make their career dreams come true. Connor continues searching for answers but remains sad and lonely.

Wednesday May 30:

Dogs in the City‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters. In each episode, he meets with clients who present a range of relationship problems, lifestyle changes or domestic issues – from a couple looking to move in together, but she’s terrified of his golden retriever, to a recently divorced couple whose dog is having a rough time adjusting to joint custody.

Melissa & Joey‘ (8pm on ABC Family) **Season Premiere** Record Now

With the house in disarray after a bathtub fell through the ceiling, the family is feeling the strain of close quarters in the Season 2 premiere.

America’s Next Top Model‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Season Finale** Record Now

The final models participate in their Covergirl commercial and photo shoot, where one of the women has a panic attack and is taken to the hospital. For the first time in “Top Model” history, the women will take part in a holographic runway show interacting with lifelike images and also walk in sync with the outline of their own bodies.

Thursday May 31:

Touch‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Season Finale** Record Now

As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail (guest star Catherine Dent) as the stakes of Jake’s custody escalate. When Avram (guest star Bohdi Elfman) reiterates to Martin that Jake and Amelia, a presumed dead girl with similar characteristics as Jake, are connected, Martin sets out on a passionate mission to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, circumstances intensify when Lucy (guest star Maria Bello) enters the picture and seemingly unrelated events are tied together.

Breaking Pointe‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere** Record Now

For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company.

Friday June 1:

Magic City‘ (10pm on Starz) **Season Finale** Record Now

Klein gets his hands on Judi Silver, while bad news haunts Mercedes & Victor, and Lily and Stevie’s affair takes a dangerous turn. Then, Ben Diamond juggles family and a new partner, while Ike faces an uncertain future.

Sunday June 3:

Secret Millionaire‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘Secret Millionaire’ is a one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s most successful business people as they spend a week in the country’s poorest areas and ultimately gift deserving members of those communities with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. In the Season Premiere episode, millionaire and world-renowned artist Scott Jacobs and his sheltered 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, leave behind their family and lavish lifestyle in San Diego to spend six days in Newark, New Jersey – an American city in need – to search for those most in need of financial help.

Drop Dead Diva‘ (9pm on Lifetime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Joining the series’ roster of top name guest stars is Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) who makes her multiple episode debut in the season opener. The one-hour, comedic drama tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane.

Game of Thrones‘ (9pm on HBO) **Season Finale** Record Now

As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Dany goes to a strange place; and Jon proves himself to Qhorin.

The Glades‘ (9pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In Season 3 of ‘The Glades,’ Callie (Kiele Sanchez) decides to stay in Palm Glade to make it work with Jim (Matt Passmore). However, when she finds jobs in the area to be scarce, their relationship is put to the test as she considers relocating for work.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The hit series returns for Season 2 as transformational specialist and bestselling author Chris Powell documents the amazing makeover of eight courageous, “super obese” people who, in an unprecedented 365 days, set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis.

Teen Wolf‘ (11pm on MTV) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 2 begins when a new member of the Argent family arrives in Beacon Hills, and Scott and Allison are forced to continue their blossoming romance in secret.  Derek Hale, obsessed with gaining strength as a new Alpha, begins recruiting for his pack, including newly-bitten Jackson. While Derek’s final goal includes bringing Scott into his fold, the Argents have begun molding Allison into a skilled werewolf hunter.