What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | September 6, 2012 at 10:02 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'The Voice' (NBC)

Monday September 10:

The Voice‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the season premiere, the “blind auditions” are held in front of the celebrity panel of coaches including, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton, who each hand pick vocalists for their individual teams. The strongest vocalists from across the country compete to be selected by one of the coaches and fight for a chance to win the title of being named ‘The Voice.’

Bachelor Pad‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Finale** Record Now

Buckle your seat belt for the most shocking finale in ‘Bachelor Pad’ history, as the final two couples return to face their former housemates, who will vote to decide which couple will advance to the final round for a chance to win $250,000. Tensions will run high, tears will flow and two housemates will come to blows as some of the most memorable and notorious contestants sit down in the hot seat to hash out their drama from the season. Find out which couples are still together when the house relationships are put in the spotlight.

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

After a long and trying competition, it’s time for the final dinner service and for Chef Ramsay to choose the winner of ‘Hell’s Kitchen.’ The two finalists must carefully build their teams and create a stunning final menu as they enter into the most important dinner service of their lives. Tune in to see who will be crowned the Season 10 winner.

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

The Top Two finalists have one last chance to prove to the judges that they have the passion, skill and drive worthy of the ‘MasterChef’ title. In their final challenge in the ‘MasterChef’ kitchen, the two home cooks will conceptualize and prepare the most important three-course meal of their lives.

The New Normal‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

These days, families come in all forms – single dads, double moms, sperm donors, egg donors, one-night-stand donors… It’s 2012 and anything goes. Bryan (Andrew Rannells, “Girls,” “The Book of Mormon”) and David (Justin Bartha, “The Hangover”) are a Los Angeles couple and they have it all. Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed, loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby.

Tuesday September 11:

Parenthood‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The Braverman family gathers for a family portrait before Haddie departs for college, while Kristina, Adam and Max have a hard time digesting the new change. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel struggle to adjust to their newly adopted son’s behavior and worry about their family’s future. Newlyweds Jasmine and Crosby disagree on the spiritual beliefs they should teach Jabbar.

Sons of Anarchy‘ (10pm on FX) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season five begins with Jax and Tara as the club’s new king and queen after learning the truth behind his father’s death and facing the consequences of the club’s illicit deeds. Stripped of his patch after Jax discovers he was complicit in John Teller’s death, Clay recovers from gunshot wounds that nearly killed him while Gemma is faced with a new life without the comfort of her family.

Wednesday September 12:

The X-Factor‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are joined by new judges global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato as they travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over – both solo artists and vocal groups – who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.

Guys with Kids‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

From Emmy winner and executive producer Jimmy Fallon comes a new comedy about three thirty-something dads trying to hold on to their youth, while holding onto their new babies’ hands. Easy, right? Thankfully, Chris (Jesse Bradford, ‘The West Wing’), Nick (Zach Cregger, ‘Friends with Benefits’) and Gary (Anthony Anderson, ‘Law & Order’) have each other to help navigate their survival as new dads, while still trying desperately to remain dudes.

Thursday September 13:

America’s Got Talent‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Season Finale** Record Now

Host Nick Cannon reveals who has been chosen as the most talented act in America and award the $1 million prize in this special 2-hour finale show. The evening will include special performances by guests including chart-topping superstar Justin Bieber. Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern star.

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

In the season premiere episode, the members of New Directions compete amongst themselves to become the next star of the glee club. During open auditions, a fresh crop of students is introduced, including Marley (Melissa Benoist) and Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist), Puck’s half-brother. Meanwhile, Rachel has a rocky start at NYADA and struggles to please her demanding dance teacher, Cassandra July (guest star Kate Hudson).

The Real Housewives of Miami**Season Premiere** Record Now

Temperatures rise and so does the drama as Bravo Media hits the beach with the Season 2 premiere of ‘The Real Housewives of Miami.’ Returning Housewives Lea Black, Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton are joined this season by socialite Lisa Hochstein, supermodel Joanna Krupa, successful lawyer and chef Ana Quincoces and celebrity dentist Karent Sierra. Also returning in a recurring role is Alexia Echevarria, who made her son Frankie’s rehabilitation from a bad automobile accident earlier this year her main priority.

Friday September 14:

Shark Tank‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

In the season premiere, ‘Shark Tank’ history is made when all five Sharks join forces to make a deal. Also, a recent college graduate from Indianapolis, IN wants to turn inconvenience into opportunity with his ticketless coat check system; a man from Central City, CO wants the Sharks to invest in his belt buckle idea that doubles as a beverage holder; a licensed massage therapist from Phoenix, AZ takes a stand to reinvigorate the ancient art of body massage; and two women from Freehold, NJ believe they have a solution to the nationwide epidemic of bedbugs.

Saturday September 15:

Saturday Night Live‘ (11:30pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

SNL enters its 38th season on September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane. The Emmy Award-winning comedian and ‘Family Guy’ creator recently directed and lent his voice to the blockbuster feature film, “Ted,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Frank Ocean will also make his SNL debut alongside MacFarlane. Ocean released his studio debut album “Channel Orange,” in July 2012 to widespread critical acclaim.

Sunday September 16:

Boardwalk Empire‘ (9pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The third season of this HBO smash begins on New Year’s Eve in 1922, but gangster Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) isn’t in a celebratory mood after hearing Nucky’s plans to alter his business model.

Leverage‘ (10pm on TNT) **Summer Finale** Record Now

Hardisonm, Eliot and Parker team up with a colonel to thwart a terrorist’s plot to launch a biological attack on Washington, D.C in the summer finale.