This Week in TV: August 31 - September 6

Monday's Picks

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Awkward

Rachel’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Monday at 9:00 PM on MTV

These adorable and not-in-the-least-bit-awkward teens kick off their 5th and final season.

In the Season 5 premiere, senior pranks cause chaos; and Jenna's vow to not think about Matty is tested when she overhears a disturbing secret.

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Big Blue Love

Leah’s Rating:

Genre: Documentary

Airs: Monday at 8:00 PM on PBS

Animals! The ocean! Learning! All good things.

A team of experts report live from a stunning wildlife saga in Monterey Bay, California.

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Faking It

Audrey’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Monday at 10:30 AM on MTV

This show is pushing all kinds of boundaries and I am along for the ride!!

Shane leads a revolt after a new principal cracks down on Hester; and Amy suspects that Karma is hiding something.

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The Whispers

Alex Elias’s Rating:

Genre: SciFi

Airs: Monday at 10:00 PM on ABC

Things have gotten bleak &mdashl how will they prevent the end of mankind? Pretty epic as far as finales go.

The members of the team hope to stop Drill's end game from reaching its potentially deadly conclusion.

Tuesday's Picks

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Drunk History

Alex’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Tuesday at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central

I would've learned a lot more if my childhood history teachers had been drunk! Maybe.

In the Season 3 premiere, rival paleontologists Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh clash over fossil discoveries; and physicists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson find evidence of the big bang.

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Scream

Davis’s Rating:

Genre: Horror

Airs: Tuesday at 10:00 PM on MTV

Don't. Disappoint. Me.

Emma races to save another loved one; the killer's identity is revealed

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Playing House

Alison’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Tuesday at 10:00 PM on USA

How did I not catch on to this sooner!? Maggie and Emma almost make me want to raise a kid with my best friend, too...almost.

Maggie and Emma's girls weekend is interrupted by an unexpected visitor; the women battle their old nemeses.

Wednesday's Picks

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Key & Peele

Zaz’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Wednesday at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central

Gotta get my K&P while I can... heh, 420.

Neil deGrasse Tyson relaxes at home; Keegan endures a job interview; a tailor has a gassy client; the valets discuss ``Game of Thrones''; a new strategy for telemarketing.

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Lachey's Bar

Mony’s Rating:

Genre: Reality

Airs: Wednesday at 10:00 PM on A&E

Is Drew the second most famous after Nick? What's Justin up to nowadays? Manager at a Best Buy?

Problems arise when Nick and Drew each book parties on the same night in the bar's private event space.

Thursday's Picks

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Beyond Scared Straight

Mony’s Rating:

Genre: Reality

Airs: Thursday at 10:00 PM on A&E

This is why you stay in school kids.

Reviewing memorable moments from the past nine seasons of the life-changing series that reached more than 550 troubled teens.

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Project Runway

Alex’s Rating:

Genre: Reality

Airs: Thursday at 9:00 PM on Lifetime

It's a Team Challenge! They're always good for some extra designer drama.

Tensions arise when the designers are split into two teams to battle for their fabrics in a paintball competition; the teams receive a surprise.

Friday's Picks

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Real Time with Bill Maher

Ben’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Friday at 10:00 PM on HBO

Bill's witty criticisms, make me not feel so bad about being home on a Friday night.

Saturday's Picks

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Survivor's Remorse

Rachel’s Rating:

Genre: Comedy

Airs: Sunday at 9:30 PM on Starz

It's doing the Entourage-but-with-sports thing, like Ballers, but smarter.

Cassie returns to the dating world and her determination to get what she wants sets her on a collision course with Cam; Reggie meets the peculiar and brilliant man who made Flaherty all his money.

Sunday's Picks

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Arthur & George

Leah’s Rating:

Genre: Drama

Airs: Sunday at 8:00 PM on PBS

Just because it’s on PBS doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.

It is 1906 and Conan Doyle is mourning the loss of his wife Louisa.

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The Last Ship

Zaz’s Rating:

Genre: Drama

Airs: Sunday at 9:00 PM on TNT

The last ship sails away until season 3! Enjoy Captain McSteamy while you can...

The Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at ports across the country where they will receive the cure; small immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure.