Tuned In: What To Watch

by | August 4, 2014 at 10:31 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'Top Chef Duels' (Bravo)

Monday August 4:

Bachelor in Paradise‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

This summer, 25 of ‘The Bachelor’s’ biggest stars and most controversial contestants are back looking for a second chance at love on ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ They all left ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘The Bachelorette’ with broken hearts, but now they are back to find their soul mates. ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ begins with 14 former cast members, eight women and six men, who travel to beautiful Tulum, Mexico hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing. However, in true ‘Bachelor’ fashion, there is always a surprise.

Partners‘ (9pm on FX) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In Partners, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court as they each face a personal crisis. Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is a kind-hearted community activist going through a heartbreaking divorce when he meets Allen Braddock (Grammer), an elitist lawyer who has just been fired from his father’s firm.

Jersey Belle‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can’t take Jersey out of the girl. Bravo Media follows outspoken New Jersey native and entertainment publicist Jaime Primak Sullivan as she navigates life in the upscale Southern suburb of Mountain Brook, Alabama in the new docu-series ‘Jersey Belle.’

Wednesday August 6:

Skin Wars‘ (9pm on GSN) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Skin Wars,’ hosted by actress Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) is an eight-episode, hour-long competition show that seeks to find the most talented and versatile body painters in the country. Judges in the series include legendary entertainer RuPaul and body painting icons Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.

Top Chef Duels‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Bravo Media turns up the heat in a new culinary competition series “Top Chef Duels” premiering Wednesday, August 6 at 10 PM ET/PT as the network brings back the best culinary talent ever seen on “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” for a gastronomic battle royale of epic proportions. Hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone, the newest iteration of the Emmy Award-winning franchise pits eighteen of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from past seasons against one another in high-stakes cooking challenges designed to test their passion and imagination in the kitchen

Thursday August 7:

Extreme Guide to Parenting‘ (9:30pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Bravo Media gives a candid and unfiltered look into some of the unique and unconventional styles of raising children in the new docu-series, ‘Extreme Guide to Parenting.’ From “conscious-attachment” and “helicopter” to “hypnosis” and “push-parenting,” these moms and dads believe their parenting techniques are the best and everyone else is doing it wrong. Each hour-long episode showcases different households with alternative styles of raising their children.

Friday August 8:

The Knick‘ (10pm on Cinemax) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In 1900, John W. Thackery (Clive Owen), a brilliant yet tortured doctor working at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ascends to the role of chief surgeon after the unexpected departure of his mentor, J.M. Christiansen (Matt Frewer). Though Thackery wants Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson), his own protégé, to take over the assistant chief position, Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance), daughter of the hospital’s major benefactor, insists he hire Algernon Edwards (André Holland), a talented black doctor who trained in London and Paris.

Jonah From Tonga‘ (10pm on HBO) **Series Premiere** Record Now

After being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah Takalua’s father, Rocky, banished him to the island of Tongapatu to spend time with his extended family and get his life back together. But four months later, fed up with Jonah’s antics, his uncle sends him back to Sydney to enroll in yet another school, the Holy Cross School.