PTC Picks of the Week


Friday, July 31 2015

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.

Descendants, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Ben, the teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle, invites the exiled children of defeated villains to attend a prep school with the heroes' children.

The Andy Griffith Show, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV Barney disguises himself as a dummy in an attempt to solve a series of thefts in a Mayberry department store.

Like Dandelion Dust, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of the struggling blue-collar Porters, and the privileged Campbell family.

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, August 1, 2015

Wonder Woman, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV IRAC is the target of siphoning information.

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The iconic Texas stage features Contemporary songwriter Kacey Musgraves; and country singer-songwriter Dale Watson performs songs from throughout his career.

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.

Radio, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This movie tells the uplifting story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

Surprised by Love, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel A woman wants her parents to accept her boyfriend, so he tries to make himself look appealing by devising a deceptive plan, which involves having her attend their anniversary party with her underachieving old beau from high school.

Rescue Heroes, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo A cyclone endangers a class of high school students; a boy goes rock climbing during a storm.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Elevator Girl, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel An uptight lawyer and a free spirited woman meet in a broken elevator and try to find compatibility together.

Reba, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land When Reba takes a full-time job, Jake starts calling Barbra Jean ``mommy.''

The Croods, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) FXX A caveman catches the eye of a less-evolved female, as she and her family seek a new home.

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network The first challenge is to create a fusion dish combining two cuisines not usually seen together; the chefs must make a daring dish following the dictates of rolled dice; preparing potatoes two ways, using ingredients from only three aisles.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A woman wants to find a beachfront home on Amelia Island, Fla., and her son and daughter-in-law help her with the task.

Jessie, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A teen from Texas moves to New York City and becomes a nanny to a high profile couple's children.

Monday, August 3, 2014

Touched by an Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Monica comes to the aid of a troubled bride-to-be whose inability to trust those closest to her almost puts an end to her wedding.

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Items brought to appraisers include: a Victorian carved oak bed; Duiffopruggar-style violin; Demetre Chiparus ``Starfish'' bronze.

Saved by the Bell, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) places a bet on a big wrestling match just before Slater (Mario Lopez) quits the team.

Follow the Stars Home, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries A woman learns lessons about love and commitment when she gets unexpected news about the health of her unborn child.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Ramone live on Long Island where Ray is a sports writer and Debra is a homemaker and cares for their three children. Their lives are complicated by Ray’s meddlesome parents living just across the street.

Doc McStuffins, 10 :00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Supernanny, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Jo travels all the way to the U.K. on a rescue mission to help a single mom who has lost control of her children, and her own temper. Tara Howat is at her wits' end, overwhelmed by raising three unruly children by herself.

Little People, Big World, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Matt and Amy's marriage; Amy's DIY project with Lisa to help with a sudden empty nest; a special role for Jeremy in Zack's wedding.

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the help of his best friend and brother in law.

Frenemies, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel The friendship ups and downs are followed in this anthology style movie about growing up and how it changes three relationships.

Happy Days, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Potsie substitutes for Richie on a blind date that is vital to Mr. Cunningham's business.

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, August 5, 2015

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie tries to help Brick make some friends during a field trip; Devin criticizes Axl's treatment of Sue; Mike worries that he bullied his brother (Norm Macdonald) too much. Devin criticizes Axl's treatment of Sue; Mike worries that he bullied his brother (Norm Macdonald) too much.

My Family Recipe Rocks!, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Live Well Host Joey Fatone travels around the country to visit cooks and learn to make their homemade specialties.

Shall We Dance, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers star in this musical comedy featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

Life on the Reef, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Human and animal residents of the reef prepare as a Category 5 cyclone brings destruction to the North Queensland coast.

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A feisty third-grader must think of new ways to have fun after her original plans for an awesome summer go awry.

Heartland, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Amy and Ty's wedding day has arrived! While Lou struggles to pull together the wedding of their dreams, Jack says goodbye to an old friend and Georgie has a magical moment of her own.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

101 Dalmatians, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Discovery Family Channel Glenn Close stars as Cruella DeVil in this 1996 live-action adaptation of the animated film.

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC A young Chicago entrepreneur plays hardball with the sharks while seeking funding for an innovative Internet business.

Bringing Up Bates, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Erin and Chad have their final appointment with Dr. Vick and anxiously await the arrival of their baby. Since the delivery is a high-risk procedure, the family is on pins and needles, hoping and praying that all goes 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.

Beat Bobby Flay, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Two of Bobby Flay’s friends invite two chefs to compete against one another and the winner of that round tries to beat Bobby Flay in a cook-off competition.

Funniest Pets and People, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo A dog that shreds something other than the newspaper; and a sneak-attack cat.