Coming to your screen this week: Two big finales — one in which humanity’s fate is at stake, the other concerning Ashley’s love life — a long-lost NBC comedy series, and the truth behind Torchwood‘s “miracle.” As but a supplement to the fresh features and reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 36 programs to keep on your radar.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
8pm The Bachelorette (ABC) | Who will get stuck wi… Er, I mean, Who will Ashley choose? And after the final rose is handed out: After the Final Rose, airing at 10.
9 pm The Closer (TNT) | Raydor has a startling suggestion for Brenda. Phenomenon II?
9 pm Warehouse 13 (Syfy) | Pete’s ex-wife shows up, and she’s itching to remarry. On top of it all, she looks just like Jeri Ryan. Decisions….
9 pm Bad Girls Club (Oxygen) | It’s hell to the N.O. as Season 7 sends seven sassy Sallies to Louisiana.
10 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | Annie Wersching (24) and Max Martini (The Unit) play the parents of an abducted teen.
10 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | While Bay and Emmett’s romance blooms, Daphne has trouble accepting the birthday gift of a car (!) from John and Kathryn. News bonus: SAB just had its first-season order expanded to 32 total episodes!
10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | Nancy has a run-in with an old acquaintance. Does he look like Big Daddy Winchester? No? Bummer.
10:30 pm The Big C (Showtime) | Cathy’s new job as a swim coach is threatened.
11:30 pm | Last chance to get in your birthday wishes to me.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Emily decides to come clean to her father about Danby — until pesky “A” has her say, that is.
9 pm Take the Money and Run (ABC) | Series premiere: Two-person teams are given one hour to hide a briefcase containing $100,000. If trained detectives can’t find it within two days, ka-ching! And somehow Zen Gesner fits into it all.
9 pm The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) | When the cops catch Chloe under suspicious circumstances, her mom snoops on her laptop… and discovers she is “A”! (Imagine?)
9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Matt Bomer. Eliza Dushku. In other words, a li’l something for everyone.
10 pm Billy the Exterminator (A&E) | Season 4 finds Billy Bretherton and his crew casting a wider net, tackling pythons in Florida, gators in Texas and the like.
10 pm HawthoRNe (TNT) | Cristina’s spiraling all problems have led to this: an eye-opening therapy session.
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | When one of Annie’s former professors turns up dead, she learns he was a CIA operative caught up in something big.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Here the Top 6 dance, while Idol alum Pia Toscano sings on Thursday’s results show.
9 pm Franklin & Bash (TNT) | Machete don’t arbitrate! The just-renewed series’ freshman finale features pulp film badass Danny Trejo as a wrestler suing his boss for age discrimination. Tricia Helfer also guest-stars.
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Julie Benz (Dexter) plays a lesbian farmer — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
10 pm Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief (ABC) | Believing that he floated above and looked down at his own body when he cheated death years ago, Bob Woodruff asks experts about similar phenomenon.
10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Dani heads to her high school reunion, despite the fact that ex-hubby Ray (Craig Bierko) is going to be there.
10 pm Rescue Me (FX) | An interview escalates into a brawl. Hey, who else remembers the time Ausiello talked to William Fichtner and…?
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
8 pm Community (NBC) | Worth watching if only for Troy’s reaction upon meeting Levar Burton.
8:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | While Jerry’s painting raises eyebrows, Leslie and Ben struggle to comply with Chris’ office romance ban.
9 pm Shark City (Discovery) | Shark Week “Chief Shark Officer” Andy Samberg (of Saturday Night Live) goes swimming with the toothy ones.
10 pm Suits (USA Network) | Mad Men alum Abigail Spencer guest-stars as a law school rival of Harvey’s.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
5:30 pm Minority Report (HBO) | Prep for the new CBS series Person of Interest by revisiting this similarly flavored thriller.
8 pm Friends With Benefits (NBC) | Finally (!) seeing the light of day, this rom-com’s ensemble includes Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Danneel Ackles (One Tree Hill) and Jessica Lucas (Melrose Place).
10 pm Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz) | Going undercover, the team learns the truth about the titular “miracle” — and just as Death’s holiday winds down.
11 pm Whisker Wars (IFC) | This new series follows professional beard-growers. (And you thought Liza Minnelli would never do a reality series…)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
11 pm Michael Ian Black: Very Famous (Comedy Central) | The Stella/The State alum takes on Halloween, first-time skydiving and other topics in this stand-up special.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
8 pm Teen Choice 2011 (Fox) | Perhaps the only kudoscast to rival the MTV Movie Awards in its over-the-top love for Twilight. On the TV side, Vampire Diaries and Glee enter the night touting the most nominations, while Kaley Cuoco is your hostess with the mostess.
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Bill makes an unpopular move to save the vampires, while Eric turns his negated memory into a positive.
9 pm Falling Skies (TNT) | The two-hour season finale finds the 2nd Mass readying to attack on the alien structure, just as Tom struggles to process the significance of Anne’s discovery.
10 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | All I want to note is that this week’s episode follows an airing of Pulp Fiction, which seems just a bit perfect.
10 pm Behind the Music: Adam Lambert (VH1) | The onetime aspiring Idol opens up about his career and sexuality, while Kris Allen is among the industry experts and peers interviewed.
10:30 pm Entourage (HBO) | Sons of Anarchy‘s Kim Coates reprises his Season 5 role of unscrupulous movie producer Carl Ertz.