What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | July 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

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Monday July 9:

The Closer‘ (9pm on TNT) **Season Premiere** Record Now

TNT’s record-breaking series returns one last time to bring its extraordinary seven-year run to an end. Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, whose impeccable investigative and interrogation skills have resulted in countless confessions and convictions.

The Bad Girls Club‘ (10pm on Oxygen) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Mexico will never be the same as these girls know just how to stir up the fun…and the trouble! Oxygen’s ‘Bad Girls Club’ brings high-intensity to a new level with a cast of young, bold, outrageous and endlessly entertaining women as they jockey for a position as the head girl in charge.

Perception‘ (10pm on TNT) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Drama fans are about to meet one of the most unique crime solvers on television with the premiere of this fascinating new TNT series about an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, it’s also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Opening Act‘ (10pm on E!) **Series Premiere** Record Now

The intoxicating but elusive dream of music stardom moves a significant step forward for a diverse group of young singers in ‘Opening Act,’ the wholly original new series from E! International Emmy-winning producer Nigel Lythgoe and his Artist Development Team scoured the Internet, searching for the very best performers, singers and songwriters for the sole purpose of opening this summer for the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz, and Gym Class Heroes, among others.

Tuesday July 10:

Destination Truth‘ (8pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 5 opens with two special back-to-back episodes, as Josh Gates and his team lead viewers on a chase into one of the world’s biggest caves in the jungles of Vietnam to search for Bigfoot. Then, at the overwhelming request of fans, they’ll travel to Romania for a return visit to the haunted Hoia Bachu Forest, the site of their most terrifying investigation to date, and then explore the reportedly haunted Mayan ruins of Tikal in pursuit of a monster known as the Belize Goblin.

Hardcore Pawn‘ (9pm on truTV) **Season Premiere** Record Now

After a chaotic season of sibling rivalry and epic backroom feuding, truTV’s breakout hit Hardcore Pawn returns for a sixth season. The series, which ranks as truTV’s most popular, is an eye-opening look at one of the country’s largest pawnshops and the family that runs it.

Trust Us With Your Life‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

From the creators of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and ‘Mock the Week,’ ”Trust Us With Your Life’ is a brand new studio-based improvisation series that redefines both the chat show and television improv formats. Hosted by Fred Willard (‘Best in Show,’ ‘Modern Family’), featured celebrities include David Hasselhoff, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Springer, Florence Henderson, Jack & Kelly Osbourne, Jane Seymour, Serena Williams and Mark Cuban. The exciting new format finds each celebrity reminiscing about key episodes that have happened in their lives, then brilliant improvisers acting out those moments which the celebrity has just described.

White Collar‘ (9pm on USA) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The unique partnership between slick con man Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) was upended in the highly buzzed about season three finale when Neal fled the country with Mozzie (Willie Garson). The critically acclaimed series returns for a dramatic fourth season exploring Burke’s fate with the FBI, the whereabouts of Caffrey and whether or not their relationship will ever be the same again.

Covert Affairs‘ (10pm on USA) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The hit international spy drama returns for its third season after Annie’s (Golden Globe(R) nominated Piper Perabo) mission in Stockholm turned deadly and she returns to the one person who has always been there for her – Auggie (Christopher Gorham). However, his mind is elsewhere as he sets out to follow his new girlfriend to Eritrea and leaves Annie wondering if her feelings run deeper than she thought.

NY Med‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

What do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Hospitals, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities.

Wednesday July 11:

Dogs in the City‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Season Finale** Record Now

Dog guru Justin Silver partners with Edie Falco (‘Nurse Jackie’) to help renovate a shelter that is close to her heart and, while there, works with a dog who has been scaring off potential adopters, on the season finale.

Beverly Hills Nannies‘ (9pm on ABC Family) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Play dates on Rodeo Drive, ironing the baby’s Burberry, personal chefs and over-the-top parental demands are only just the tip of the iceberg for a group of nannies that work for high powered families living in the most exclusive zip code in the country in the series premiere of ABC Family’s new original docuseries.

Thursday July 12:

Big Brother‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘Big Brother’ welcomes 12 new Houseguests for the 14th installment of the CBS reality series in which Julie Chen is the host. In a series first, four of the most successful players to ever enter the ‘Big Brother’ house, will return to play their own game and for their own separate prize. The identities of the four returning players and details surrounding their mission inside the house will be revealed during the season premiere.

The Real L Word‘ (10pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Showtime blazes a bi-coastal trail, adding new cast members from the vibrant New York lesbian scene to this provocative, unscripted series. The third season will also feature returning LA-based fan favorite cast members. Although the series straddles both coasts, it will continue to depict these ladies in their passionate (mis-)adventures, both at work and play.

Sunday July 15:

Leverage‘ (8pm on TNT) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Television’s coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists are back in the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment. Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton stars, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge.

Breaking Bad‘ (10pm on AMC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the Season 5 premiere of this critically acclaimed AMC hit, Walt deals with the aftermath of the explosion, while Hank wraps up his investigation of Gus Fring and his criminal empire.

Political Animals‘ (10pm on USA) **Limited Series Premiere** Record Now

The highly anticipated six-hour event series about a former first family fighting political adversaries while struggling with their own powerful demons anchors USA’s blockbuster summer lineup of originals across five nights a week. From Warner Horizon Television and acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Laurence Mark (“Julie and Julia”), the event drama has added Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “The Lying Game,” “Desperate Housewives”) in a recurring role opposite Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”) in her first television series regular role.