PTC Picks of the Week

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Rita's noisy wind chimes annoy the Hecks, so Frankie begs her to remove them. Meanwhile, Axl covets an abandoned sofa; Brick tries to create a new pretzel snack; and Sue tells her family that she and Darrin have rekindled their romance.

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.

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.

Twelve Mile Road, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.

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, August 14, 2014

Diff’rent Strokes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Antenna A wealthy Park Avenue businessman and widower adopts the two African American sons of his late maid.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Barone are a married couple raising three kids across the street from Ray’s meddlesome parents.

Mysteries at the Museum, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Documentarians review and explain rare and interesting artifacts from various U.S. museums.

Meet My Mom, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Johnny Messner and Lori Laughlin star in this movie about a single mom whose young son is mentored by a soldier—who she finds herself falling for as well.

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.

Step by Step, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) The Hub A widow and widower marry and join their families of teenaged children that don’t always get along and try to keep the peace and form a new bond.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel An Amish young woman finds out that her parents hid the fact of her adoption from her and she rebels, refusing her father’s plan to marry her to the bishop. She is rejected by her community and must figure out how to live in the outside world.

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.

Comeback Dad, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP When her estranged father is suddenly taken ill a young music executive must decide to either ignore or embrace the man she feels abandoned her so many years before.

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.

Girl Meets World, 9:45 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Riley tries to help Maya mend her relationship with her mother. Meanwhile, Cory and Topanga get a surprise visit from a childhood friend.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Memory Book, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel One day while shopping at a flea market, a budding photographer in San Francisco discovers a personal book of pictures showcasing the romance of a young couple from the early seventies. Believing that true love is a falsehood, she sets out on a journey to find the couple she knows only through photos, hoping to discover love.

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Indie rockers Portugal, The Man, and Local Natives perform.

Tangled, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel In this 2010 animated musical, the fairy tale of Rapunzel is re-told starring the voice talents of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

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.

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.

Saving Westbrook High, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A diverse, somewhat divided community comes together to save a once popular suburban school in danger of closing while an ambitious, newly-appointed principal and a handful of committed teachers -- none of whom see eye to eye -- try to maintain a sense of normalcy in the midst of the upheaval.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Season 2 begins with the arrival of eight young chefs to Kids Kitchen, where they take part in a mini challenge—making a "family favorite" meal—to determine teams. Later, they are given the task of creating their own unique street food to be judged by Wolfgang Puck and his family.

The Cosby Show, 8:21 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Vanessa has eyes only for her boyfriend (Dondre Whitfield), causing her to ignore her studies and family rules.

Liv and Maddie, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Liv and Maddie switch places when Liv is up for a sci-fi movie role and Maddie has to take a driver's test.

Summer Snow, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Hallie Benson is a small girl with a big heart. Unfortunately, her creative ways of helping often create a mess. Dan Benson doesn't cook, do hair or know how to help his three children without his beautiful wife and her unshakable faith.

The Bouquet, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Two estranged sisters torn apart by their differences suddenly find themselves working together towards a common goal in this heartwarming drama. Terri and Mandy have steered clear of each other and their parents’ floral business, but a family emergency brings them home and back together as they work together to continue their family legacy.

Pocahontas, 10:15 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel A Native American girl befriends English settler John Smith and serves to mediate between the new settlers and the native residents of southern Virginia.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teen Beach Movie, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Two young surfers find romance when they magically become part of a movie musical.

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.

Little John, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A judge who gave up a baby for adoption finds out that her estranged father has been raising the boy. This Hallmark Hall of Fame movie depicts forgiveness and family healing in a positive way.

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 A couple who have been married for 19 years debate whether to move their family to the city or the suburbs when a career opportunity sends them to Kigali, Rwanda.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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.

Dad’s Home 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel 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.

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Cakes with a Las Vegas theme are the tasks undertaken by the baking finalists this week.

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.

Food Paradise, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Deep-fried treats. Included: baby back ribs in San Diego; duck-fat-fried French fries in Boise, Idaho; and Southern fried chicken in Charleston, S.C.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie gets arrested because of an unreturned library book, and she realizes Brick is to blame. Elsewhere, Sue disapproves of Rev. TimTom's new girlfriend, Rev. Tammy; and Axl and Cassidy spend more time kissing than chatting over spring break.

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.

Meet My Mom, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Johnny Messner and Lori Loughllin star in this movie about a single mom whose young son is mentored by a soldier—who she finds herself falling for as well.

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, August 21, 2014

Diff’rent Strokes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Antenna A wealthy Park Avenue businessman and widower adopts the two African American sons of his late maid.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Barone are a married couple raising three kids across the street from Ray’s meddlesome parents.

Mysteries at the Museum, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Documentarians review and explain rare and interesting artifacts from various U.S. museums.

Flower Girl, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A doctor and a mysterious man catch the attention of a florist who wants to find Mr. Right.

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.

Step by Step, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) The Hub A widow and widower marry and join their families of teenaged children that don’t always get along and try to keep the peace and form a new bond.