PTC Picks of the Week

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie feels overwhelmed by the kids' demands, so she restricts the time they can make requests of her. Meanwhile, Mike becomes overprotective of Sue and keeps a watchful eye on Darrin; and Brick hosts a book club for his surprising new pals.

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.

Nature, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The Season 32 premiere spotlights the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program, which strives to save injured and-or orphaned sea otters, through its work with a female pup.

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, July 17, 2014

The Last Cowboy, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel When her grandfather dies, Jake Cooper and her estranged father are willed the family ranch. In order to save the family property and business, Jake and her dad must reconcile and work together.

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.

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, July 18, 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.

Rio, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) FXX A domesticated macaw and his human friend travel to Rio de Janeiro to meet the last surviving female of his kind.

Sleepless in Seattle, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel In Sleepless in Seattle, a lonely widower’s son phones a talk radio program, and tells the world that his dad needs a wife. On the other side of the country, Annie is listening to the broadcast and becomes enchanted with the boy and his dad. This 1993 PG film contains some sexual innuendo and mild language.

You’ve Got Mail, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in this rated PG film from 1998. Ryan plays the owner of a quaint children’s bookstore, while Hanks is the heir to a mega bookstore chain. The two begin an online friendship, without knowing the true identity of the other. Their professional rivalry threatens their budding romance once they discover the truth. This film does contain some mild sexual innuendo and foul language.

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, July 19, 2014

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Sarah Jarosz performs selections from her 2013 “Build Me Up From Bones” album; the Milk Carton Kids perform songs from their 2013 “The Ash and Clay” CD.

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.

Loving Leah, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel 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.

Girl Meets World, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Riley becomes jealous when Lucas flirts with another girl, so she gets Maya and Farkle to teach her to flirt, too.

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.

The Grace Card, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) UP When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God, and just about everyone else. Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with part-time pastor, Sam Wright.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Guy Fieri hosts a cooking contest that takes place in a grocery store. 4 chefs play 3 rounds of games that require them to do things like shop with coupons; use only canned foods, a minimal number of ingredients, or only certain sections of the store.

The Blind Side, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel An upper middle class family adopts a homeless young man who has a unique talent for football. This film, based on a true story, follows the early football days of Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher as he goes from illiterate teen to successful college student under the loving care of the Tuohy family.

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.

Rocky Road, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Harrison Castle has the world at his feet until he is fired from his high-paying job. Shell-shocked and broke, Harrison is forced to return to the small-town life he fled so many years earlier. Back in his old bedroom, working out of his dad's ice cream truck, Harrison will discover that the way to happiness can be a rocky road.

Flicka, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin wants to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch but her father insists she finish boarding school. Wanting to prove herself to her father, Katy finds a wild mustang and sets her mind to tame the animal. But when tragedy happens, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope.

Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Cooking Channel Rev Run, his wife Justine, and their six children join together for Sunday suppers at their family home in New Jersey. Since four of the children are grown, Rev and Justine make it a priority to get as much of the family around the table and working together in the kitchen as they can each week.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Lost Child, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel When Rebecca’s adoptive parents die; she searches for her birth parents and finds a biological sister living on a Navajo reservation. Rebecca explores her Native American heritage and bridges the culture gap between her heritage and that of her husband and children.

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.

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.

Undercover Boss, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC The CEO of Frontier Airlines goes undercover in his company to find ways to improve conditions for both customers and employees.

House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A travel-loving Houston couple move their family to Chengdu, China.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bolt, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel In this animated comedy, John Travolta and Miley Cyrus provide voice talent in a story about a dog who is the star of an action television show and when he’s stranded away from Hollywood, believes his fictional super powers are real.

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 Nanny Express, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A spunky nanny (Vanessa Marcil) tries to win over her rebellious charges, who are coping with the death of their mother. Romance soon blooms between the nanny and the kids' father (Brennan Elliott), but the relationship could stall if the kids object.

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC A horror-film challenge requires the contestants to create the goriest cakes imaginable; and one of the judges is a famous movie villain.

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, July 23, 2014

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Sue finds she likes high school better without Axl there making fun of her. Frankie wonders why Axl communicates with Mike from college more than her.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel In a brand new full length animated feature, the popular characters from the Disney series, Phineas and Ferb enter an alternate universe where they must battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who wants to ban all things fun related to summer.

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, July 24, 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.

Spy Kids 3D, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel In the 2nd sequel to the Spy Kids adventure movies, a girl must rescue her brother from inside a video game.

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.