PTC Picks of the Week



Friday, October 24, 2014

Last Man Standing, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC A vote concerning a proposed school merger leads to a debate between Mike and Chuck. Meanwhile, Boyd dresses as a lump of coal for Halloween, which makes Vanessa feel guilty about her job as a geologist.

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.

A Way Back Home, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies Trey Cole, now a famous singer, returns to his hometown to find Charlie Shuffelton, a small town barber who acted as a father to Trey when he was a young boy. Though Trey finds that Charlie has died, he is haunted by memories of Charlie which seem to be encouraging him to face his past and make peace with his estranged family.

Heavenly Match, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Reverend Casey Hart is falling for her friend and fellow seminarian David Swenson. When she becomes senior minister for her church, will her fear of failing become stronger than her faith in herself—that is the question she must face.

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 25, 2014

The Pirate Fairy, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The adventures of a dust-keeping fairy named Zarina, whose antics lead her out of Pixie Hollow and into the hands of the Pirates of Skull Rock. The duplicitous pirates make Zarina their captain, leaving Tinker Bell and her pals to find the wayward fairy and remove her from harm's way.

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.

Austin City Limits, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Tweedy perform selections from the 2014 "Sukierae" album.

Candy Craze, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Jeff Mauro embarks on a candy-centric road trip across America. Stops include Ferrara Candy Company in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; Boston's oldest chocolatier; and the Big Top Candy Shop in Austin.

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.

Modern Marvels, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Biography Channel The history of cold cuts is explored, including: the Carnegie Deli in New York City, a sausage maker preparing salami, and exotic cold cuts being made.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) The chefs need to use coupons when preparing their best grilled dish on a budget; and they must incorporate peanut butter and jelly in their decadent breakfast recipes. Also: Sunday supper is the theme of a "One Ingredient Per Aisle" challenge.

Lyfe’s Journey, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A family man makes a mistake that changes his life forever. Now he must start a journey to forgiveness that will bring him back to love, family and faith.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A single mother and her two daughters search for a vacation condo priced less than $215,000 in Biloxi, Miss.

Halloween Crazy, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Halloween festivities across the country are spotlighted, from $1000 pumpkin-carving contests to a fright attraction in a former prison.

Because of Winn-Dixie, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Kate DiCamillo’s children’s novel is adapted in this 2005 movie about a shy girl who adopts a stray dog. Jeff Daniels and Cicely Tyson star.

Jessie, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Creepy Connie returns with a sidekick and the two play a cat-and-mouse game as they vie for Luke's affection.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Smile as Big as the Moon, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies This movie depicts the true story of a Michigan special education teacher who fought an uphill battle to take his students to NASA’s Space Camp.

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.

Casper, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel A lonely young girl is befriended by Casper, the friendly ghost while she and her father stay in a haunted mansion. This 1995 film is rated PG and contains some adult situations and mild language.

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 Snowbirds look for a winter home in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ordinary Miracles, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies A judge provides a home for a troubled teen in this touching movie about personal growth.

19 Kids and Counting, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Jill and Derick's wedding day arrives thanks to all the help from hundreds of volunteers, who will come in handy when the bride's request for root beer floats is in jeopardy due to a freezer malfunction.

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.

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.

Austin and Ally, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez team together to try and win a Glee Club competition.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Class, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies A rich, spoiled law student is given a public advocacy class assignment to help a disadvantaged single mother find a good job. An unlikely bond forms between the two as they help each other figure out and achieve their dreams.

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 Brick invites a girl home just to hang out with him on Halloween, much to his parents' surprise. Meanwhile, Sue tries to host a pumpkin-patch screening of an animated holiday classic to earn money for college; and Axl gets locked inside of a library.

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 30, 2014

Dad’s Home 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies An ad exec is laid off and has to become “Mr. Mom” at his house with his two children. He finds unexpected support and romance with one of his kids’ teachers and learns what really matters in life.

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC Products include jewelry designed by a 10-year-old and a wedge pillow to allow women with large breasts to sleep comfortably on their stomachs. Also: a way to deal with missing garbage-can lids; a reinvention of "the tea experience"; an update on a peel-and-stick light-up decal for car windows.

Evermoor, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel An American teen moves with her family to a mysterious mansion in England, where she discovers an ancient tapestry that holds the power to predict the future.

This Old House, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The ductwork for the new direct vent gas fireplace units is worked on; subtle Greek Revival details are added to the interior window trim; and the exterior window trim is painted. Also: repairing structural problems in a home; and running wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch.

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 Italian-born Patrick D'Andrea competes against his Canadian compatriot Rob Feenie for the chance to beat Bobby Flay.