PTC Picks of the Week

 

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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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

National Treasure, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Encore An adventurer uses his extensive knowledge of American history to figure out the path to a treasure. He must steal a copy of the Declaration of Independence to beat thieves to the treasure. The film is rated PG and has a little bit of mild violence.

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.

Rocky Road, 10:00 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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Color of Rain, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel When Gina loses her husband on Christmas Day, she soon finds a kindred spirit in another parent at her kids’ school, Michael, who loses his wife at the same time. As they help each other and their children though grief, they grow closer and fall in love. However, family and friends cause them to question whether being together is a good idea.

Monster’s Inc., 7:20 p.m. (Eastern) Disney 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.

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Phoenix, a French rock band, perform selections from its 2013 "Bankrupt!" album, including "Entertainment," as well as the songs ""Lisztomania" and "1901."

The Love Letter, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP When a twentieth-century man finds an old letter in an antique desk, he begins corresponding with its nineteenth-century author. This Hallmark Hall of Fame film originally aired in 1998.

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Three Weeks Three Kids, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A free spirited single woman is asked by her sister to babysit her three kids. As she helps them deal with issues like bullying and popularity, she also sparks a romance with a handsome neighbor.

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.

October Sky, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP Homer Hickam aspires to a career in rocket science in this true story of the young West Virginian’s childhood and burgeoning interest in physics. This uplifting film is rated PG.

Girl Meets World, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Cory struggles with Riley growing up when he learns that she would rather attend the school dance then participate in their annual tradition of riding the Coney Island roller coaster.

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.

You’ve Got Mail, 10:30 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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beyond the Blackboard, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A young woman gets her first teaching job at a makeshift school for homeless children at a shelter. She fights to educate them and have proper funding for their education.

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 fourth season begins with Modell's Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell B. Modell working undercover at his company.

House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A move to Stuttgart, Germany, by a married couple who are hoping to find a home in the countryside.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Audrey’s Rain, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Audrey is a woman who has given up on her dreams until an ex-boyfriend comes to town and re-awakens her hope.

Holes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Based on the popular novel by Louis Sacher, Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, a young boy sent to a desert juvenile detention center after being falsely convicted of theft. Forced to dig hundreds of holes in the desert to “build character,” Stanley soon learns of a legend involving buried treasure. The movie was released theatrically in 2003 and is rated PG for adult themes.

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.

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Replicas of Theresa Caputo, aka the "Long Island Medium," are baked for a charity event and are judged by the reality TV star herself.

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 30, 2014

Moondance Alexander, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential.

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie and Mike drive a cow float in a parade celebrating Orson's 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Brick works on writing a new town motto; Axl and his pals try to earn some cash by reviving Boss Co.; and Sue uses Brad to make Darrin jealous.

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 31, 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.

Up, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel In this 2009 Oscar winning Pixar animated film, a young boy and a 78 year old travel to the wilds of South America and have an fantastic adventure.

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.