The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week

Coming to your TV screen this week: two tantalizing sets of twins, another big Torchwood twist, five season finales, and… the history of meat. As but a supplement to the fresh features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 39 programs to keep on your radar.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15
9/8c Deadly Sibling Rivalry
(Lifetime) | If you’re a Charisma Carpenter fan, this Lifetime movie will prove twice as nice, as the Whedonverse alumna plays twins – one of whom just might be a bit eeevil.
9 pm The Lying Game (ABC Family) | Speaking of twins: This new series stars Alexandra Chando (As the World Turns) as a girl who discovers that she has a doppelganger – and then, through one of those crazy series of events, finds herself taking over her lookalike’s life.
9 pm Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO) | Gloria Steinem reflects on her childhood, career as a journalist, and role as a leader of the women’s liberation movement.
9 pm Warehouse 13 (Syfy) | Neil Grayston (Eureka) and Sasha Roiz (Caprica) return as Fargo and Marcus Diamond, while Steve Yeung (Walking Dead) guests as a videogame designer.
9 pm The Closer (TNT) | Brenda thinks about hiring herself a high-powered lawyer. Seeing as he’s played by Lost‘s Mark Pellegrino, I’d suggest that if he offers you some water, politely decline.
10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | Nancy’s cellmate (played by Olga Sosnovksa) is back, and she’s not happy. (Must still be stinging over the breakup with Bianca Montgomery.)
10 pm Teen Wolf (MTV) | Season finale: Scott struggles to end the war between werewolves and hunters and get the girl.
10 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep) shows up as Maura’s mother, while Richard Thomas (The Waltons) plays one of those Revolutionary War re-en-actors.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
8 pm Pretty Little Liars
(ABC Family) | Spencer and Emily labor to prove to Aria that Jason is no good for her. Wow, let your ‘Team Ezria’ flag fly much?
8 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Season finale: The Top 3 compete, and a winner is revealed!
9 pm The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) | Season finale (yes, already): As Alek is devastated to learn of Chloe’s feelings for Brian, Chloe plots to secretly meet with her dad.
9 pm What Not to Wear (TLC) | I used to be addicted to this show, if only because few people need this sort of intervention more than I. New wrinkles for the new season include saucy Stacy (meow) and Clinton circling back with clients weeks later to see if their advice stuck.
9 pm Memphis Beat (TNT) | Season finale: Dwight tries to end a bloody family feud.
10 pm HawthoRNe (TNT) | Season finale: Christina returns to James River, Tom performs life-and-death surgery on a friend, and Kelly faces a career change (giving up nursing to join the cast of Glee?).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
8 pm Bedbug Apocalypse
(Animal Planet) | I have to think the title of this special says it all.
8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Few things will make Sabrina fans feel older than this: “Melissa plays cougar to a younger beau.”
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | It’s Autumn in the Hamptons – Autumn Reeser that is, guesting as an ailing marathon runner.
9 pm House (Fox) | This repeat reminds us how Martha Masters met her end.
9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | This encore of the Season 1 finale asks the question: Is Alex a “wedding jinx”?
10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | As teased last week, this is where Boomtown‘s Jason Gedrick makes his debut as Dani’s former professor.
10 pm Rescue Me (FX) | Franco questions the way Lou does things, setting up an enjoyable little Freaky Friday arc.
10 pm Damages (DirecTV) | Ellen tries to lure Boorman out into the open; Patty reunites with her son.

USA Network’s Suits Gets Fitted for a Second Season

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
8 pm Community
(NBC) | It’s like the worst game of Charades ever when Jeff is all Pulp Fiction, but Abed is totally My Dinner With Andre.
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Beware the Snake Juice!
9 pm Do Something Awards (VH1) | Your upcoming Emmys host Jane Lynch gets in a practice run here, overseeing this tribute to social activism. [Crickets] OK, what if I also told you that both Kristen Bell and Olivia Munn will show up as presenters?
10 pm Suits (USA Network) | Harvey takes on an undefeated lawyer from Boston.
10 pm Beyond Scared Straight (A&E) | The Season 2 opener takes us to Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, N.C.
10 pm Wilfred (FX) | Turns out that Joan of Arcadia and Ryan share the same mom – Mary Steenburgen – and she and Wilfred become fast friends.

Grey’s Anatomy Scoop: More Angst for Callie/Arizona? Nope! Sexual Hang-Ups? Maybe!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
8 pm Flashpoint
(CBS) | Spike leaves his dying father’s bedside to help Team One diffuse their biggest bomb sitch ever. Series creator Mark Ellis guest-stars as a possible bomber.
8 pm Friends With Benefits (NBC) | What make this episode of this burn-off comedy Awesome? Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin guest-stars as Danneel Ackles’ boyfriend.
10 pm Haven (Syfy) | It’s a Groundhog Day of sorts for Audrey, who suddenly finds herself living the same day over and over.
10 pm Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) | A wild journey leads Gwen to the decades-old origin of the Miracle.
10 pm Haven (Syfy) | It’s a Groundhog Day of sorts for Audrey, who suddenly finds herself living the same day over and over.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
8 pm Meat America
(History) | Is this beefy, two-hour special is narrated by Ron Swanson? One can only hope.
9 pm Doctor Who (BBC America) | This week’s time-killer recounts the best monsters from Season 6.

True Blood‘s Hoyt-Jessica-Jason Triangle Heats Up! Which Team Are You On?

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
9 pm Drop Dead Diva
(Lifetime) | Jane defends a woman who holds a casino responsible for her gambling away her life savings. Well, yeah.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Sookie imagines a scenario where both Bill and Eric can coexist in her life – as has many a female viewer.
9 pm Leverage (TNT) | Nate & Co. target a sickly defense contractor who steals a donor heart from its intended teenage recipient.
10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) | Larry and Rosie O’Donnell pursue the same woman – immediately evoking Lisa Kudrow’s Comeback catchphrase, “I don’t want to see that!”
10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Skyler is shaken by a shocking discovery — that there’s only one more season after this?

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the comments to politely share tune-in recommendations of your own.