PTC Picks of the Week

 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC Beer-infused ice cream; pre-packaged meals for pets; safety wear for motorcycle enthusiasts; a clothing business that allows people to digitally add images to any garment; a follow-up with the creators of Ride On Carry On luggage.

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.

Bringing Up Bates, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Brandon comes for an extended stay. The family speculates whether this visit is the one during which he will propose marriage to Michaela.

Dad’s Home 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movies and Mysteries 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.

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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Last Man Standing, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Mike uses his vlog to track down a homeless man who has gone missing. Mandy helps a young mother from the woman's shelter.

Brave, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Princess Merida relies on her bravery and archery skills to battle an ancient curse and restore peace to the Scottish Highlands after she makes a wish that puts her entire kingdom in jeopardy.

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.

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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS Norah Jones presents songs from “Little Broken Hearts''. Kat Edmonson performs songs from “Way Down Low.''

Gravity Falls, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney XD Blendin Blandin returns to face off with Dipper and Mabel.

A River Runs Through It, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TCM Robert Redford directed this film about a Presbyterian family living in Montana in the early 20th century. The differences between the family’s two sons are filtered through their love of fly fishing.

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.

My Dad’s a Soccer Mom, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP When Marion 'Mad Dog' Casey is cut from his pro football team, his wife decides it's time she goes back to work and for him to be the stay-at-home parent. After a few boring weeks of ballet and clogging Marion suddenly discovers that his daughter's real skill is in soccer. Now, this ex-pro football player is signing up for the greatest job he'll ever have; as a soccer mom.

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, March 1, 2015

Guy’s Grocery Games, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Triple D chefs face a strict weight limit on ingredients; figuring out Guy's favorite dish; making a stuffed entree with ingredients from every aisle.

The Princess Bride, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Guide Channel Action and adventure predominate as Westley seeks to win back his childhood sweetheart, Buttercup in this offbeat fairy tale from 1987.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) HGTV A couple hunts for a beachfront home where they can unwind after a busy work week, and they turn their attention toward the Grand Strand in South Carolina.

How to Fall In Love, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Channel An awkward accountant receives dating tips from his high-school crush.

My Mother’s Future Husband, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Headly Anderson is as close to her mother as any 15-year old can get. They hang out together in the diner her mom owns, get manicures, and watch movies and even jog. But when Headly falls for a boy a school she realizes that she doesn't have time for a new romance because she's always with her mom. Now, she's on the hunt to find her mother a husband so she can have a life.

Flicka 2, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP A city girl finds herself unwillingly living in the country. She soon befriends a horse known for being wild and dangerous, which she identifies with all too easily. Patrick Warburton and Clint Black star in this 2010 family film.

Monday, March 2, 2014

Supernanny, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Supernanny Jo Frost revisits some of her most memorable families in celebration of her 100th episode to find out how they're doing today.

Antiques Roadshow, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS A late-Victorian 14-karat gold vest chain and fob; a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs.

The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Princess Mia is back, this time she’s in Genovia trying to choose a proper Royal spouse as decreed by her parliament. Anne Hathaway stars as the princess and Julie Andrews as her royal grandmother.

Unwrapped 2.0, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network The secret behind Graeter's rich and creamy ice cream, the lowdown on Mrs. T's Pierogies, behind the scenes of Geraldine's Aged Cheddar Cheese Straws and how to make from scratch marshmallows.

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, March 3, 2015

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.

19 Kids and Counting, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Jessa and Ben ask Josh to design their wedding invitations. Jill makes a gift for Derick's mother. Jim Bob goes on a police ride along with John David.

Ice Age: Continental Drift, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Fox Movie Channel Scrat's pursuit of an infernal acorn has world-changing consequences for Manny, Diego and Sid.

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.

Liv and Maddie, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Liv decides to volunteer at the senior center.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Frankie flirts with Finn, Axl's attractive friend. Sue must take Brick to a sci-fi convention. Frankie's dad asks Mike for help passing his driver's test.

Nature, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS David Attenborough revisits memorable wildlife footage, including swimming with dolphins, catching a komodo dragon and filming on a pile of guano in a bat cave in Borneo.

Heartland, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Amy works with Ty and Caleb's barrel racing horse and ends up riding him in a high-stakes competition causing the mounting tensions between Ty and Amy to come to a head.

Jessie, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Jessie offers to introduce the kids to NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, who's in town to play one of Luke's favorite local basketball teams at the park.

Restaurant Impossible, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Chef Robert Irvine comes to help transform El Bistro in Titusville, Pa. The owner is behind in taxes, her savings is depleted, and so is her passion for the restaurant business.

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, March 5, 2015

Shark Tank, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) CNBC A man wants an investment from the sharks to create an extension of his already successful business; a urologist has an unusual business proposal.

Arrowsmith, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies Based on a novel by Sinclair Lewis, this 1931 tells the story of an idealistic doctor who set aside personal wealth to find a cure for the bubonic plague.

Rio, 8:00 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.

Bringing Up Bates, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Get ready to give thanks... Bates style! The whole family heads to Gil's parents' farm for a super-sized family dinner. The family joins hands to say what they're thankful for. Someone reveals a surprise.

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.