Discovery Channel digs into the gold rush; 'Sherlock' returns
Headline: Discovery Channel digs into the gold rush; 'Sherlock' returns
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Media: Klondike and Sherlock.jpgsCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- If you're like me, you'll be spending a chunk of your weekend doing laundry now that you have water back. If that's the case, there are some decent things to watch as you while away the time between loads.
For instance, Lifetime has a TV movie based on the best-selling V.C. Andrews novel, "Flowers in the Attic," Saturday night, and PBS and Fox, respectively, have the season premieres of "Sherlock" and "The Following" Sunday night. (Despite how ridiculous the latter got by the end of last season, I'm going to give it another shot.) Plus, if you're an awards show lover, catch the "Screen Actors Guild Awards" on both TBS and TNT Saturday, or for some family time, settle down for Disney's TV movie "Cloud 9" on Friday.
Highlights during the week include an ESPN documentary on the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding scandal tonight, the two-hour season finale of "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox Monday and the Discovery Chanel miniseries, "Klondike" -- about the 1897 gold rush -- Monday through Wednesday. (If you want to watch both "Sleepy Hollow" and "Klondike" and don't have the ability to record one or both, the first part of "Klondike" repeats at 7 p.m. Tuesday, leading into part two.)
Scripted series premieres: "I Didn't Do It," 9:40 p.m. Friday, Disney (the comic misadventures of five best friends, including ultra-competitive fraternal twins); "Klondike," 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Discovery (three-part miniseries about fortune seekers in the Yukon; starring Richard Madden, Sam Shepard, Tim Roth, Abbie Cornish and Tim Blake Nelson); "Broad City," 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Comedy Central (odd-couple comedy about two twentysomething best friends in New York City).
Competition series premieres: "Under the Gunn," 9 p.m. Thursday, Lifetime (up-and-coming designers are challenged by "Project Runway" veterans who are challenged by Tim Gunn); "Win, Lose or Draw," 10:10 p.m. Friday, Disney (regular kids are teamed with Disney stars for the party game); "Horse Players," 10 p.m. Tuesday, Esquire (pro horse-race handicappers compete for $1 million); "Opposite Worlds," 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Syfy (two teams compete in a house divided into the worlds of the past and future, separated by a glass wall; one competitor is J.R. Cook, originally from Pineville).
Reality series premieres: "Tabloid," 10 p.m. Thursday, ID (Jerry Springer hosts a look at surreal, scandalous true-crime stories); "Party Down South," 10 p.m. Thursday, CMT (eight strangers spend a summer on a S.C. beach); "Jerks with Cameras," 10:30 p.m. Thursday, MTV (prank show); "APB with Troy Dunn," 9 p.m. Friday, TNT (a man helps people locate long-lost loved ones); "The Diamond Collar," 10 p.m. Friday, OWN (an ex-Mobster-turned-dog salon owner); "Thrift Hunters," 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Spike (two men shop secondhand stores for profitable items); "Mom's Got Game," 10 p.m. Saturday, OWN (former WNBA player Pamela McGee and her NBA player son, JaVale); "My Big Redneck Family," 10 p.m. Saturday, CMT (the "Redneck Vacation" family at home); "Castle Secrets & Legends," 10 p.m. Sunday, Travel (stories behind castles, manor houses and mansions); "#RickKids of Beverly Hills," 10 p.m. Sunday, E! (kids born into rich families); "Are You the One?" 11 p.m. Tuesday, MTV (20 singles have been matched into 10 ideal pairs and must try to figure out who their soulmate is); "Wahlburgers," 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, A&E (Mark, Donnie and their brother, Paul's, restaurant); "Human Safari," 11 p.m. Wednesday, Travel (exploring wild U.S. destinations).
Scripted season premieres: "Sherlock," 9:58 p.m. Sunday, PBS; "The Following," 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox (time-approximate, follows NFC Championship); "Workaholics," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Comedy Central.
Reality season premieres: "American Idol," 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox (part two); "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," 9 p.m., and "Welcome to Myrtle Manor," 10 p.m. Thursday, TLC; "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory," 11 p.m. Thursday, MTV (final season); "Cold Justice," 8 p.m. Friday, TNT; "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, E!; "Hollywood Game Night," 8 p.m. Monday, NBC; "Ghost Hunters," 9 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy.
Returning: "Undercover Boss," 8 p.m. Friday, CBS; "Auction Hunters," 9 p.m. Saturday, Spike.
Season finales: "Ground Floor," 10 p.m. Thursday, TBS; "Betrayal," 10 p.m. Sunday, ABC; "Sleepy Hollow," 8 p.m. Monday, Fox; "Sturgis Raw," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Travel.
Specials: "19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards," 8 p.m. Thursday, CW; "30 for 30: The Price of Gold," 9 p.m. Thursday, ESPN (examining the famous Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding scandal); "Screen Actors Guild Awards," 8 p.m. Saturday, TBS and TNT; "The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories," 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC (successful couples from the franchise); "PowerPuff Girls: Dance Pantsed," 7:30 p.m. Monday, Cartoon Network (featuring an original song and voice work by Ringo Starr); "American Masters: Salinger," 9 p.m. Tuesday, PBS.
TV movies: "Cloud 9," 8 p.m. Friday, Disney (a former champion trains a prima donna snowboarder; starring "Liv and Maddie's" Dove Cameron); "Flowers in the Attic," 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime (based on V.C. Andrews' novel about children hidden in their attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother; starring Ellen Burstyn, Heather Graham and Kiernan Shipka); "June in January," 7 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark (a bride must deal when her fiancée and his mother derail her meticulous wedding plans; starring Marilu Henner and Brooke D'Orsay).
Guest stars: Jeanette McCurdy's former "iCarly" co-star, Nathan Kress, and Ariana Grande's former "Victorious" co-stars, Elizabeth Gilles and Matt Bennett, on "Sam & Cat," 8 p.m. Saturday, Nickelodeon; Drake is host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," 11:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC; Rosie O'Donnell begins a four-episode arc on "The Fosters," 9 p.m. Monday, ABC Family; country stars Zac Brown and Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) have cameos on "Nashville," 10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC.
Of note: If you missed the premiere of NBC's "Chicago P.D.," you can get caught up on the first two episodes Saturday starting at 8 p.m.
W.Va. alert: South Charleston native T.D. Jakes on "Oprah's Next Chapter Social," 9 p.m. Sunday, OWN; Elkview's Leah Calvert and the rest of the "Teen Mom 2" gang return for a new season, 10 p.m. Tuesday, MTV.
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