What to Watch Tonight: Go On, Face Off, and VH1's Do Something Awards

What to watch on Tuesday, August 21...

I'm glad to see you all survived Monday. I barely made it out alive, but that's what happens when you wrangle lions for a living. Take your mind off the rocky start to the week by assessing which television entertainment performance you'd like to utilize as a means of relaxation on this particular summer's eve. Here's your TV line-up for tonight:

8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
It's been a while since we featured these ladies, right? In "Single Fright Female," Spencer learns about Paige's violent history with Alison and tries to warn Emily, but Emily has a hard time accepting the truth. Go figure, it's clearly so much easier to lie. Meanwhile, Aria works with Ezra to help him bury his past, but he struggles with it far more than expected. You know, for an educated older man, Ezra's needle on the "maturity" meter is really starting to sink into the negative. Be a man, Ezra! Deal with your demons!


9pm, VH1
VH1 Do Something Awards
Guess what: This awards show exists! Instead of the usual parade of celebrities-celebrating-other-celebrities that's the social norm for television awards shows, this one lends its praise to members of the community who actually deserve it. Honoring social activism and community service, the gala will be hosted by Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris. Performers include Flo Rida, Fun, and Kids These Days and presenters include Ben Affleck, Kristen Bell, Will Ferrell, and Ne-Yo. Let's throw out some credit where credit is due, shall we?

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, Syfy
Face Off
Everybody's favorite "who can come up with the creepiest makeup design" competition is back! In tonight's, "A Force to be Reckoned With," Sean Astin welcomes the brand new crew of contestants, who kick off their first round of competition with a challenge to create new and original alien concepts for the Star Wars cantina scene. Freakin' love creativity.

10pm, USA
Covert Affairs
Anne is about to take a pretty big risk in tonight's "Hello Stranger." Despite multiple and serious warnings from the state department, she will try to turn the chief of staff to the prime minister of Yemen into a CIA asset. "Yemen she's not supposed to do that?!" ...I'm sorry.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, NBC
Go On
Though it's technically already aired on NBC while the Olympics were winding down, the series premiere of the network's new comedy starring Matthew Perry as an uber-aggressive sportscaster will air again tonight for all the world to see! Word on the street is that the pilot was pretty good, and darker than expected for a comedy—which I appreciate because of my black heart. Will grief counseling curb Ryan's (Perry's) broken-hearted angry streak?


PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Got Talent, 8 p.m., NBC
Craft Wars, 8 p.m., TLC
Pretty Little Liars, 8 p.m., ABC Family
American Gypsies, 9 p.m., NatGeo
Beverly Hills Nannies, 9 p.m., ABC Family
Dance Moms, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Design Star All Stars, 9 p.m., HGTV
Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery
Hard Time, 9 p.m., NatGeo
MasterChef, 9 p.m., Fox
Minute to Win It, 9 p.m., Game Show Network
Mobsters, 9 p.m., Bio
Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., Travel
REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel, 9 p.m., HBO
Shipping Wars, 9 p.m., A&E;
The L.A. Complex, 9 p.m., The CW
Top Gear, 9 p.m., BBC America
White Collar, 9 p.m., USA
Wizards of Waverly Place, 9 p.m., Disney
All the Right Moves, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Chopped, 10 p.m., Food Network
Counting Cars, 10 p.m., BBC America
Covert Affairs, 10 p.m., USA
Gangsters: America's Most Evil, 9 p.m., Bio
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Miami Dolphins, 10 p.m., HBO
House Hunters, 10 p.m., HGTV
NY Med, 10 p.m., ABC
Our America With Lisa Ling, 10 p.m., OWN
Storage Wars, 10 p.m., A&E;
Teen Mom, 10 p.m., MTV
The Week the Women Went, 10 p.m., Lifetime
What Not to Wear, 10 p.m., TLC
Animal Practice, SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30 p.m., NBC
Collection Intervention, 10:30 p.m., Syfy
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
Repo Games, SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30p.m, Spike
The Burn With Jeff Ross, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central


LATE-NITE PICKS:
Lisa Kudrow on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Bill Hader, Mary-Louise Parker, and The Walkmen on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Shia LaBeouf and Jean-Claude Van Damme on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Tyra Banks, Jim Norton, producer Rob Burnett, and A$AP Rocky performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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Just a suggestion to TV.com: How about switching the writer for this blog every week, just for a change. Also, please check to see if all the info is correct (makes the site look very bad, if it's constantly wrong)
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Face off is back!!!! YESS!!!! So happy.

So tonight I shall watch:

Face Off, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Mom.

Lisa Kudrow on Chelsea Lately is a must see! (:
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Oh and the burn with Jeff Ross. Oops!
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Pretty Little Liars , and maybe Go on
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Wizards of Waverly Place? That ended.... A while ago....
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white collar..... Looks like no franklin and bash this week
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how is america's got talent not over yet?
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fairly certain an *all new* episode of go on is supposed to air after the proper premiere? I would check but coincidentally I don't have cable television...
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Dear C. Killian, Please fact check your listings before publishing. I know it is not an exciting piece to write, but a lot of us use the listing section everyday.
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Isn't Beverly Hills Nannys on Wednesdays?
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Pretty Little Liars & Face Off
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MasterChef

White Collar

Top Gear US

Covert Affairs

Go On

The Burn with Jess Ross (maybe)

Animal Practice (if someone is forcing me)
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EDITOR: You have Top Gear US and Counting Cars on the wrong channel again just like last week, it's not BBC America, it's History Channel.
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Pretty Little Liars, Go On, Covert Affairs, White Collar, Animal Practice.
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Go On,Animal Practice,The Burn
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PLL and Matt Bomer... Er... White Collar.
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PLL

Face OFF
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Don't usually watch Letterman but... Bill Hader!
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better than leno, who i'd avoid no matter what IMO
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Covert Affairs
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Covert Affairs, White Collar
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Just 3 more weeks to go.....then all the fall premieres start.....
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Can't come soon enough.
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Just White Collar.



I already saw Go On... quite good.
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Is it September yet?
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White Collar!
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White Collar, Covert Affairs, MasterChef, maybe Face Off.
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I would love it if you (in case tv.com reads this back) keep a link of the previous day's listings on the homepage, as I don't live in the US and need to reference back what I new shows I can stream. Thanks, if possible!



Today: Face Off, Covert Affairs, MasterChef, White Collar
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All you need to do is click on C. Killian's name and the link will take you to all of her past articles
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Thanks!
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White Collar and Covert Affairs.
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White Collar, Go On, maybe Collection Intervention, reruns...
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Already seen Go On.

Can't wait for Ferguson to come back on the air. And in new fancy studio! Hopefully the show will be the same old crap :)
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nothing.....
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Pretty Little Liars, White Collar
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Face Off, America's Got Talent and Our America w/ Lisa Ling. I've seen Go On and Animal Practice and haven't decided if I'm going to return.
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Pretty Little Liars, Covert Affairs.
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