PTC Picks of the Week

 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wild Hearts, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies A widowed detective leaves the city and moves to the family mustang ranch to help comfort his grieving daughter.

19 Kids and Counting, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC The family of 20+ members shares their chores and does some “dirty jobs.”

Tarzan, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel This 1999, rated G, animated Disney film tells the story of a man raised by apes who is found by other humans who then introduce him to a world he never knew.

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC In the fifth-season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World, but a series of mishaps occur and threaten to ruin to their family vacation.

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.

Edge of the Garden, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies A workaholic buys a rundown cottage in Maine to try and relax his lifestyle and he encounters the ghost of the young woman who lived there in the 1960’s.

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, September 18, 2014

A Kiss at Pine Lake, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies 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.

Radio Rebel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A shy teenager finds a voice as a radio DJ, but nobody suspects the introverted student is the gregarious host.

The Learning Tree, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Gordon Parks’ story of boyhood and the black experience in Kansas in the 1920’s is dramatized in this 1969 movie starring Kyle Johnson and Estelle Evans.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS As America's 32nd president, FDR introduces the Great Depression initiatives collectively known as the New Deal, which help to alleviate suffering and restore people's self-confidence. Eleanor, meanwhile, serves as her husband's liberal conscience and becomes a political force in her own right. As the decade's end looms, FDR faces two important issues: whether to run for an unprecedented third term; and how to deal with the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany.

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 A battle pitting East Coast vs. West Coast is decided by Judah Friedlander and Michael Symon.

Friday, September 19, 2014

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.

Supernanny, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP The Westons are a loving, hardworking family with a big problem - a ferocious four-year-old, Andrew. Parents Fred and Andrea need help to break the cycle and regain control of their household from the tiny terror.

The Beverly Hillbillies, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land A doctor blows the whistle on Granny's mountain-medicine practice.

Reading, Writing, and Romance, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies A struggling actor falls in love with a high-school teacher but faces the wrath of a jealous vice principal.

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, September 20, 2014

Rio, 7:50 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A domesticated macaw and his human friend travel to Rio de Janeiro to meet the last surviving female of his kind.

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.

The Love Letter, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Parker, a successful advice columnist, and her best friend Aaron have been inseparable since childhood. She knows everything about him, including the fact that he doesn't love his fiancé. Desperate for help, Parker pens an anonymous letter to her own column asking for advice.

Twelve Mile Road, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies 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.

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.

Austin City Limits, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The Steve Miller Band perform Miller's hits, plus classic blues tunes; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform with the Del McCoury Band and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Season 2 comes to a close with the kid chefs hosting their own food festival, during which they serve their signature dishes and perform a live demo for the crowd and judges, who include Curtis Stone, Brian Malarkey and Haylie Duff.

The Cosby Show, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Theo wants to know if there's romance after marriage, so Cliff, Elvin and Martin compete for the title of most romantic husband.

My Other Mother, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Candy Meyers is a successful anchor on a top-rated national magazine show. Fierce, independent and committed to her job Candy can see only one thing missing from her life; her birth mother. Now, Candy will take a journey into her past that will change her life forever.

Girl Meets World, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Cory gives the class a living history assignment that takes the four friends back to New York City in 1961.

Forever Young, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Mel Gibson stars in this 1993, rated PG, film as a 1930’s test pilot who was cryogenically frozen in an experiment and is found and thawed by two boys in the early 1990s. This film contains some adult themes and brief nudity.

Ziegfeld Follies, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM An all-star revue, as Ziegfeld (William Powell) would have presented it. Highlights include “Limehouse Blues,” with Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer; “The Interview,” with Judy Garland; Lena Horne singing “Love.” Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Fanny Brice, Kathryn Grayson, Victor Moore, Keenan Wynn, Virginia O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Hume Cronyn, Edward Arnold, William Frawley, James Melton and Marian Bell appear in songs and skits. Vincente Minnelli directed.

Monday, September 22, 2014

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.

Ramona and Beezus, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel In this adaptation of the popular children’s novels by Beverly Cleary, a plucky little girl and her sister navigate growing up, their mother having a new baby, their aunt marrying, and their father going back to school.

Remember Sunday, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies 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.

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 California winery is sold so that its owner can buy a summer home in southeastern France.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

19 Kids and Counting, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Josh gets a surprise visit from Steve Conley, his former trainer, who assesses Josh's current eating and exercising habits. Meanwhile, Jinger takes engagement photos of Jill and Derick.

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.

The Memory Book, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Mysteries and Movies 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.

Dog with a Blog, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Avery is selected to create a float for the town parade. Meanwhile, Chloe watches a sci-fi movie and becomes convinced her family are being taken over by aliens and that the parade float they are building is actually a spaceship.

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, September 24, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC In the sixth-season opener, Frankie is mistaken about when school begins, so Sue and Brick start classes one week late. Meanwhile, Sue gets her braces off; Mike loses a basketball game to Axl; and Brick searches for his ideal book bag.

Zapped, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A high school student struggles to adjust to the demands of her new school and step family until she downloads an app that comes with the ability to give commands to human males.

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.

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, September 25, 2014

Hop, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A slacker named Fred (James Marsden) adopts a rabbit (voiced by Russell Brand) that jumps in front of his car, and it turns out this particular creature is next in line to become the Easter Bunny and doesn't want the job. In time, the animal inspires Fred to take charge of his life and save Easter for everyone.

Candid Camera, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Peter Funt and Mayim Bialek host this newest incarnation of the hidden camera comedy series.

Class, 9:00 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.

Fixer Upper, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV Married physicians with a growing family seek a farmhouse with at least four bedrooms and 5 acres of land in Robinson, Texas.

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 A contender for Bobby Flay is chosen by frequent "Iron Chef America" judges Simon Majumdar and Donatella Arpaia.