What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | May 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

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Monday June 4:

Hell’s Kitchen‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In Part 1of the two-night Season 10 premiere, 18 aspiring restaurateurs once again will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery personality. The contestants compete in an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas.

MasterChef‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In Part 1 of the two-night season premiere, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return to the judging panel. After a nationwide search, only the best amateur cooks – including a stock broker, a professional opera singer, a plastic surgeon, as well as the first blind cook to enter the competition – were flown to Los Angeles for a chance to prepare their signature dishes and present them to the judges.

Real Housewives of New York City‘ (9pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The city that never sleeps is about to get a real wake up call, as Bravo unveils the new cast for season five, which premieres with a 90-minute super-sized episode. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer welcome Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson as they navigate their hectic lifestyles of jam-packed social calendars, careers, children and city living.

Push Girls‘ (10pm on Sundance) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Sundance Channel offers viewers an unfettered, uncensored glimpse at what it means to be sexy, ambitious and living with paralysis in Hollywood, with this highly anticipated docu-series. The series traces the lives of four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women who, by accident or illness, have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down.

Tuesday June 5:

Pretty Little Liars‘ (8pm on ABC Family) **Season Premiere** Record Now

A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being “A” and Maya’s death. With the terror seemingly over and an alleged murderer now behind bars, the town of Rosewood is slowly healing from old and new wounds and trying to get back to normalcy. Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways – Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses at Hollis, Hanna taking cooking classes with Caleb and Emily building houses in Haiti.

Dance Moms‘ (9pm on Lifetime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Once again set in Pittsburgh’s renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by the notoriously demanding and passionate Miller, Dance Moms follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow… all under Miller’s discerning eyes.

Love in the Wild‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The ever-engaging funny woman Jenny McCarthy returns to her hosting roots as she joins the adventure-dating series as the host for the show’s second season that will feature even wilder adventures. McCarthy will head to the tropical paradise of the Dominican Republic to guide contestants through rigorous adventures as well as the choppy waters of relationships in their quest to find love.

Rizzoli & Isles‘ (10pm on TNT) **Season Premiere** Record Now

For the past two summers, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander have proven that two heads are better than one in this drama series based on the crime novels by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen. As Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, the pair share a quirky chemistry and put away some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

Jane by Design‘ (9pm on ABC Family) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Jane is scrambling to get a handle on both her personal and professional life. With Billy returning from juvie, Jane is nervous about how things were left and what that means now for the two best friends. But, she doesn’t have too much time to think about it because with India now gone from Donovan Decker, Gray is leaning on Jane more than ever.

The Glee Project‘ (10pm on Oxygen) **Season Premiere** Record Now

During the 11 week run of season two, 14 talented contenders will be narrowed down as the creative forces of ‘Glee’ carefully assess who has what it takes to win the prize of a lifetime – a seven episode guest starring role on the hit FOX series. Ryan Murphy joins casting director Robert Ulrich, choreographer, ‘Glee’ co-producer Zach Woodlee and vocal producer Nikki Anders in the final deliberations of each installment of the series.

Franklin & Bash‘ (10pm on TNT) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer star in this light-hearted legal drama as two fly-by-the seat-of-their-pants lawyers working for a button-down law firm. Malcolm McDowell plays the firm’s wonderfully eccentric patriarch. Also starring are Garcelle Beauvais, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani and Reed Diamond.

Wednesday June 6:

Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles‘ (9pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

This season puts the spotlight on Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand, three aggressive real estate magnates selling the high life at high prices in the most exclusive neighborhoods Los Angeles. Tensions rise, open houses flow and clients test their patience as the guys weather a tough market and trying times in their personal and professional lives.

Royal Pains‘ (9pm on USA) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the exciting fourth season premiere of USA’s highest rated series, Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) embarks on a fresh start with his medical practice and separates from his brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo), who also starts his own venture. As Divya (Reshma Shetty) attempts to reconcile the brothers, HankMed teams up once more in the face of a Hampton’s emergency.

Necessary Roughness‘ (10pm on USA) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Starring Golden Globe-nominee Callie Thorne as a Long Island therapist Dr. Dani Santino, the sophomore season picks up with the aftermath of football superstar TK’s (Mehcad Brooks) shooting by a crazed fan. Also tackling football during the off-season, viewers will get a peek at the “backstage” drama that comes with training camp, scouting and drafting.

Thursday June 7:

Take Me Out‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Multi-talented entertainer George Lopez hosts ‘Take Me Out,’ the provocative and unpredictable new dating series. This new show, based on the hugely successful international format, is a fast-paced, dynamic new series featuring 30 single women searching for a match and several brave bachelors who must make the ultimate first impression.

The Choice‘ (9pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Reality stars DJ Pauly D and Rob Kardashian, model Tyson Beckford, pro football superstars Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh, singer Joe Jonas and actors Carmen Electra and Dean Cain are among the celebrities who will vie for love on the hottest summer dating show. Hosted by Cat Deeley, ‘The Choice’ is the ultimate blind date for celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes competing for the hearts of attractive singles – they can’t see.

Saving Hope‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In this new series, when charismatic Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris at Hope-Zion Hospital ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos — and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Erika Durance), in a state of shock. Along with newly arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran, Reid races to save Harris’ life

Sunday June 10:

True Blood‘ (9pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the Season 5 premiere of this bloody, sexy HBO smash hit, Sookie and Lafayette struggle with the aftermath of Tara’s shooting, while also cleaning up after Debbie Pelt. Meanwhile, Bill and Eric, cleaning up a mess of their own, are visited by the Vampire Authority, one of whom is Nora (Lucy Griffiths), a woman from Eric’s past. In search of the missing Marcus, Alcide’s  werewolf pack comes after Sam.

Mad Men‘ (10pm on AMC) **Season Finale** Record Now

Season 5 ends with opportunities abounding for everyone at the agency, while Pete encounters an interesting stranger on a train.

Veep‘ (10pm on HBO) **Season Finale** Record Now

In the first-season finale, an Ohio gubernatorial candidate balks at Selina’s endorsement due to her current unpopularity, but Mike and Amy try to make the best of the vice president’s emotions during their meeting.