What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

'Grimm' (NBC)

Monday August 13:

Hotel Hell‘ (8pm ET on Fox) **Series Premiere** Record Now

ward-winning chef and hospitality expert Gordon Ramsay will travel across the country to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. The first hotel is Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor, VT. Ramsay checks in to the inn, a place that looks like a million dollars, but smells of raw sewage. He meets the inn’s wealthy and arrogant owner, Robert Dean II, and witnesses Dean’s inexcusable treatment of his staff.

Stars Earn Stripes‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

The ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ cast gather at a remote training facility where they are introduced to their partner, a current or former member of a military branch or one of our first-responder forces. The teams are challenged to execute a complicated “mission” inspired by actual military exercises. The two teams with the slowest times will compete against one another in a shoot-out and the winning team will move onto the next round of the competition. Hosted by General Wesley Clark (ret) former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and presidential candidate and Samantha Harris (‘Dancing with the Stars’), the show stars Laila Ali, Dean Cain, Terry Crews, Nick Lachey, Todd Palin, Dolvett Quince, Picabo Street and Eve Torres.

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

In the series finale, Brenda leads an investigation that she thinks will finally bring nemesis Philip Stroh to justice, but her obsession with him soon puts her life and career in jeopardy.

Intervention‘ (9pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series ‘Intervention’ profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink and estranged them from family and friends.

Teen Wolf‘ (10pm on MTV) **Season Finale** Record Now

Scott races to uncover Gerard’s master plan following a shocking death on the lacrosse field in the Season 2 finale. Elsewhere, Derek plots to take Gerard down using his own methods.

Gallery Girls‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Bravo paints a new picture with the launch of its latest docu-series ‘Gallery Girls.’ The show follows the lives of seven dynamic and ambitious young women in New York City who tackle the cutthroat environment of the art world while vying for their dream jobs. From gallery openings and art shows to the hottest events in the city, the women share a passion for art but are divided between their Manhattan and Brooklyn lifestyles with vastly different views and tastes towards fashion, art and men.

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

After their face-off with Kimura (guest star Brian Tee), Nick finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). A trail of brutal murders unveils a foreign conspiracy to hunt down Nick, leading to several revelations about his past.

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

This all-new drama series is ready to take television’s favorite squad of detectives into bold new territory. Two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell will continue her role from The Closer as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor. Major Crimes will focus on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law-enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.

Tuesday August 14:

Rizzoli & Isles‘ (9pm on TNT) **Summer Finale** Record Now

Maura & Jane investigate when a dead woman is found inside a broken statue. Elsewhere, a new homicide detective arrives and Dennis Rockmond returns to woo Maura.

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

Chris Colfer is the guest mentor and the winner is announced among the final three: Aylin, Blake and Ali.

Wednesday August 15:

Oh Sit!‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Hosted by Jamie Kennedy (‘The Ghost Whisperer’) and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank, ‘Oh Sit!’ will see 12 thrill-seeking daredevils racing head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band.

Thursday August 16:

The Next‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In this twist on reality singing competitions, Queen of Latin Pop Gloria Estefan, pop icon Joe Jonas, multi-platinum hip-hop artist Nelly, and country superstar John Rich will travel to six different cities – Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles – and immerse themselves in the lives of local up-and-coming musicians on the brink of stardom, to prepare them for the performances of their lives and the chance to win a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

Friday August 17:

Boss‘ (9pm on Starz) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Kelsey Grammer returns for season two as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, the role in which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor. This season, Kane ferociously beats back the physical symptoms of his illness with high doses of medication. But this comes at a cost — experiencing heightened psychological manifestations of the disease.

Strike Back‘ (10pm on Cinemax) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Returning for its second season, this Emmy-nominated hit action series follows a stealth counterterrorism unit as it spans the globe to stop potential threats, often behind enemy lines. Season one stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton return; Rhashan Stone and Michelle Lukes also return. Guest stars include Rhona Mitra and Charles Dance.

Sunday August 19:

Falling Skies‘ (9pm on TNT) **Season Finale** Record Now

The 2nd Mass encounters new people as Tom happens upon his former mentor, yet trust issues abound. Elsewhere, Maggie suspects that Pope will soon exit from the group in the Season 2 finale.

Nail Files‘ (9pm on TV Guide Channel) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘Nail Files’ follows blonde bombshell Katie as she juggles Hollywood’s celebrity-filled nail salon and her relationship with fiancé Walter Afanasieff, a Grammy award-winning music legend who’s 20 years her senior. In season two, Katie aspires to take The Painted Nail to the next level with its recent expansion that includes a hair and make-up boutique.

Copper‘ (10pm on BBC America) **Series Premiere** Record Now

From the brilliant minds of Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Emmy-winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award-nominee Will Rokos, this gripping drama, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder follows Detective Kevin Corcoran – a rugged Irish immigrant cop – as he seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighbourhood of Five Points.

Married to Jonas‘ (10pm on E!) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Spend Sunday nights with the newest couple to join the E! family — Kevin and Danielle Jonas. When Kevin, a member of the Grammy-nominated band the Jonas Brothers, met the then Danielle Deleasa in 2007 while on a family vacation in the Bahamas, the two instantly fell in love. After a whirlwind courtship Dani, the down-to-earth girl next door from a small town in New Jersey, accepted Kevin’s proposal and tied the knot in 2009.

Political Animals‘ (10pm on USA) **Season Finale** Record Now

Elaine feels torn between tending to T.J. and a rescue mission for a Chinese submarine, and Bud takes action after learning the truth behind T.J.’s attempted suicide in the season finale.

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