PTC Picks of the Week



Friday, October 17, 2014

Last Man Standing, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Boyd fears leaving the house after a scary highway incident involving a close call with a sinkhole, and Mike and Ryan disagree about how to deal with Boyd's feelings of panic.

Supernanny, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP After a divorce, Blythe Newsome finds herself and her six children living in a tiny house. She finds herself struggling with being the breadwinner for a family of seven and managing six out-of-control kids.

Finding Forrester, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries After recognizing a high school basketball star's exceptional writing talent, award-winning novelist William Forrester decides to mentor the youngster, who harbors a passion not usually associated with jocks: He's obsessed with words.

The Waltons, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP John and Olivia Walton raise their large family in the 1930s and 40s on their mountain farm in Virginia. Their children chase their dreams of writing, music, medicine, and helping others.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior In this animated series, Jake and a group of children Pirates live in Peter Pan’s home of Neverland and learn and explore together.

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Guy eats his way through restaurants in the country that cook and serve specialty foods.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wreck-It Ralph, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A video-game villain attempts to change his image by participating in a first-person-shooter game, but in the process, he wreaks havoc in his virtual universe by freeing an evildoer who can only be defeated with the help of an unlikely ally.

Bubble Guppies, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nick Junior The Bubble Guppies live in a colorful animated world where they learn about numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and basic principles of science.

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This movie tells the story of a young boy, Tristan, who lives in the projects. His mother enrolls him in the Boy Scouts to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a crime, he finds himself trying to figure out what he should do. Should he follow the code of the scouts and report the crime and tell the truth or the code of the streets that demand his silence?

Austin City Limits, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Nine Inch Nails perform selections from the 2013 album "Hesitation Marks."

Dear America, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo In this series about teenage girls experiencing important events in U.S. history, a character’s diary gives insight into the eras depicted.

Monster’s Inc., 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel Monsters work in a factory for scaring children, but two of them are distracted when a little girl enters their world and they are forced to protect her from less-friendly monsters. Voices are provided Billy Crystal and John Goodman.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) A five-star seafood dinner must be prepared using five ingredients or less; and the chefs play a new game inspired by an online fan and involving lasagna. Also: The winner is determined after an ultimate burger challenge.

Girl Meets World, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The kids face a trilogy of terror: Riley sleeps over at Maya's with her Grammy Hart and pet ferret; Auggie confronts a monster under his bed; and Farkle tackles his most terrifying fear---playing softball.

A Mile in His Shoes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP This movie tells the story of Mickey Tussler, a farm kid with high-functioning Autism and a killer fast ball. He is recruited to play for a minor league baseball team, and his efforts to learn to adapt to his new surroundings teach him and his team to stretch their narrow minds.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A home on the island of St. Thomas for less than $350,000 is sought by a couple who met, fell in love and started their family there.

My Boyfriends’ Dogs, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A runaway bride goes to a diner and tells the owners about her long history of romantic woes, explaining she's only found unconditional love from the dogs she's adopted as each relationship ended.

If I Had Wings, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP 17-year-old Alex Taylor dreams of running for his high school's cross-country track team - even though he has been blind since the age of two. Determined to run, Alex practices with his father, Probation Officer Geoff Taylor. Geoff, with age working against him, finds that he can no longer keep up with his son. He must find a running partner at the school fast enough to help Alex make the cross-country team. This help comes from the unlikeliest of sources - Brad Coleman, a schoolmate of Alex's, spends most of his time running from the law. But when Brad is caught in a robbery attempt and faces incarceration for repeat offenses, Geoff makes a deal to keep him out of jail and back in school. He pairs the two boys, and despite a rocky start because of their many differences, an unlikely friendship forms.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Remember Sunday, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A down-on-her-luck waitress meets jewelry store clerk, Gus, but complications ensue because of his memory problems. A brain aneurysm three years earlier gives Gus a blank slate the second his alarm wakes him each day.

Touched by an Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Three angels are on earth helping people through tough times, family problems, and life changes with compassion and a message from God.

Twitches, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Twin sisters are reunited on their 21st birthday and use their magical powers to fight dark forces.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV Mary Richards works at a Minneapolis TV station for her boss, Lou Grant, and a colorful group of co-workers while living in an apartment house with her friends Phyllis and Rhoda.

Doc McStuffins, 10 :00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV An aspiring artist wants to call Paris home, but finding an apartment that matches her wish list is no easy task.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loving Leah, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries When Leah’s husband Benjamin dies suddenly, Benjamin’s brother Jake is stunned to learn he is expected to marry the childless Leah to carry on his brother’s name. Jake suggests to Leah that they get married and maintain a secretly platonic relationship. The harder they try to disguise their "pretend" marriage, the more their appreciation for each other's worlds grows, and out of understanding, a real love develops.

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and old friend after his wife dies.

Gilligan’s Island, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island after a three hour boat tour goes awry. Gilligan and his Skipper try to accommodate the needs of their boat passengers: a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and a woman from a farm.

Twitches 2, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The reunited twin witches seek evidence that their father is still alive and needs their help.

19 Kids and Counting, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Jill's bridal shower allows her to spend time with the new mothers she's met through her work as a midwife.

Chopped, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network 4 chefs are given mystery baskets and short cooking times to create gourmet food for a panel of judges. Each round a chef is cut until the last chef standing wins $10,000.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Always and Forever, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Grace and Michael were once inseparable high school sweethearts, But when Grace went away to college, they lost each other. At their 20th high school reunion, they reconnect and find that it is never too late for love.

Heartland, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A family run ranch specializes in rehabilitating horses that were mistreated or injured and find themselves helping young people with similar problems heal as well.

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie buys a discounted dining-room set online to celebrate her and Mike's wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch search for a third roommate; Sue is displeased with the gift Darrin gives her; and Brick launches a podcast.

Bulloch Family Ranch, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This reality/drama is about Julie and Rusty Bulloch, ranchers who live in Central Florida. They have two biological children and over 20 foster teenagers who live with them and get a second chance at life.

Young Marvels, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Ovation This series, winner of the PTC Seal of Approval, follows eight exceptionally gifted children on their remarkable journeys to become successful artists in dance, music, vocal performance and more.

The Bob Newhart Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV In this classic sitcom, comedian Bob Newhart plays Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. At work, Bob shares his office with a dentist and their receptionist and at home, he is married to Emily, a school teacher, and they are frequently visited by Howard, their neighbor who is a flight navigator.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Kiss at Pine Lake, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A man buys the summer camp he attended as a kid, but it is in dire financial straits and disrepair. His old crush from his camp days arrives to help him restore it as well, rekindling their old feelings.

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC In the fourth-season opener, products include a ticketless coat-check system; a belt buckle that holds beverages; and a solution for bedbug infestations. Also: an update on an eyeglass holder from Season 3.

This Old House, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The progress on the now-approved dormer is spotlighted. Elsewhere, Insulation and wallboard are put into place; and a reclaimed brick veneer is installed on the kitchen bump out.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Beat Bobby Flay, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Geoffrey Zakarian and Jeff Mauro play the tricks, while a culinary instructor and restaurateur serve the treats in a Halloween battle.

Jessie, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Jessie takes a job to earn money to buy a special gift for her dad's birthday, but her boss turns out to be Emma.