What to Watch Tonight: The series finale of Rescue Me, Necessary Roughness, and Paranormal Witness

By Price Peterson

Sep 07, 2011

What to watch on Wednesday, September 7...

Rescue Me

As far as the TV schedule is concerned, this week's pretty much just the quiet before the storm. Hear that? Crickets. Bored crickets. Hurry, new fall season, hurry!

Rescue Me
It's been a long, hard haul for the men of the 62 Truck, one full of infidelities, wedding fires, 9/11—stuff like that. But tonight it all comes to an end when Rescue Me finishes its seventh and final season at the Fire Academy, where a new batch of youngsters will hear a familiar speech from a new leader. "Fire is VERY hot, you guys," he'll say.

10pm, USA
Necessary Roughness
Dani tries to keep a stiff upper lip when her one-year divorce anniversary rolls around, plus T.K. tries to solve his love-life problems. Ugh, sports!

10pm, BBC America
The Hour
In tonight's episode of this widely praised BBC news drama, Freddie neglects his birthday to continue pursuing the "brightstone" mystery, meanwhile the team reports on the Suez crisis and Hector demonstrates that he's more than competent behind the anchor desk. (He doesn't say "blimey" or drop the C-bomb even ONCE on the air.)

Pawn 90210
According to this show and also the History Channel's Pawn Stars, pawn shops apparently still exist. The twist with this new E! version is that it's set in Beverly Hills, so the items up for grabs are possibly more valuable or exotic? Who knows. Does it really matter? This is just another show that will air in blocks of reruns whenever you're flipping channels at 3am.

Paranormal Witness
Syfy's newest "reality" ghost series recounts true-life run-ins with ghostly entities. In tonight's premiere we'll meet a 5-year-old girl who befriends an invisible girl named Emily who may want to hurt the girl's family, plus a mother and daughter both encounter a mysterious girl in Florida. GET OUT OF THERE, all three of you!

Animal Cops: Houston, SEASON PREMIERE, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS
Buried Treasure, 8 p.m., Fox
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, 8 & 8:30 p.m., TLC
Melissa & Joey, 8 & 8:30p.m., ABC Family
Minute to Win It
, 8 p.m., NBC
American Greed: 9/11 Fraud, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., CNBC
America's Got Talent, 9 p.m., NBC
Ghost Hunters, 9 p.m., Syfy
Law & Order: UK, 9 p.m., BBC America
Nova: Engineering Ground Zero, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., PBS
Outrageous Kid Parties, 9 & 9:30 p.m., TLC
Roseanne's Nuts, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Saved: 9/11, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Sons of Guns, 9 p.m., Discovery
Confessions: Animal Hoarding, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Dance Moms, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Dark Matters: Twisted But True, 10 p.m., Science
Deadliest Warrior, 10 p.m., Spike
Primetime Nightline: My (Extra) Ordinary Family, 10 p.m., ABC
Storage Wars, 10 & 10:30 p.m., A&E;
The Challenge: Rivals: The S--- They Should Have Shown, SPECIAL, 10 p.m., MTV
Toddlers & Tiaras, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Chef: Just Desserts, 10 p.m., Bravo
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Busy Phillips on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Elijah Wood on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Sarah Jessica Parker on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
James Marsden on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Marion Cotillard and Nick Swardson on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC


What are you watching tonight?

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  • msdione32 Sep 08, 2011

    I have to say good-bye to my favorite firemen, so Rescue Me and Necessary Roughness will do it for me tonight.

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  • shocker713 Sep 08, 2011

    For the last time ever, Callie Thorne goes head to head with herself.

  • dkong99 Sep 08, 2011

    Necessary Roughness

  • LightningAnnie Sep 08, 2011

    melissa & joey, Necessary Roughness and 2 repeat episodes of The Mentalist

  • Crazy-for-TV Sep 08, 2011

    Melissa & Joey - 2 episodes!

    The Middle - repeats

    Modern Family - repeats

  • samd11 Sep 08, 2011

    Absolutely nothing.....will watch something on Netflix.

  • EbonyReese Sep 08, 2011

    word if you havent already i just discovered the beauty of friday night lights

  • bothcats Sep 08, 2011


  • KevinG87 Sep 08, 2011

    Melissa & Joey (x2), Busy Phillips on Conan, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Colfer on Leno, and James Marsden on Craig Ferguson.

  • mac94102 Sep 08, 2011

    Melissa & Joey

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