What to Watch Tonight: Season Finales of The Exes, The Soul Man, and America's Lost Treasures

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What to watch on Wednesday, September 5...

Here's some sad news: Last week Here Comes Honey Boo Boo managed to rake in higher ratings than the Republican National Convention. Glad to see America knows where its priorities lie. Let's hope the Democrats aren't as easily embarrassed this week, eh? Here's your television line-up for the night:

9pm, USA
Royal Pains
Sandwiched between two NCIS reruns, this week's "Hurts Like a Mother" features a mother-daughter duo who call on Hank to help them with what they think are unrelated illnesses. Could a high-strung student and a romance novelist actually be suffering from the same affliction? Also, Divya's boyfriend comes knocking for Jeremiah's help, which seems strange considering they haven't been dating for very long. And Paige works through familial issues, but Evan is there to back her every step of the way.

9pm, MTV
True Life
In "I'm Giving My Boyfriend an Ultimatum" MTV's cameras will follow two women who are, um, giving their boyfriends an ultimatum. Cool! The first, Massiel, is hoping her boyfriend will stop criticizing her. Hey, that sounds reasonable enough. But Angela wants her boyfriend to ditch his job for something "better." That might be a little tougher to finagle, girl.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, NatGeo
America's Lost Treasures
Generally speaking, these treasure-hunting reality shows like to save the best discoveries for the finale—so considering tonight marks the Season 1 finale, I'm guessing it's going to be the best episode yet. Break out your Encyclopedias, gang, we're about to uncover some seriously historical shiz straight out of Santa Ana, California. Prehistoric pottery, weaponry that once belonged to a 19th-century sea captain, and a rare set of Native American baskets that date back to a very specific tribe? Sounds like museum fodder worth geeking-out over.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, TV Land
The Soul Man
In the first season finale, "Momma's Home," a storm-induced blackout coincidentally occurs as Barton's estranged wife shows up for a visit. And Boyce does his best to encourage Barton to make peace with her. Sometimes you gotta let sleeping dogs lie, Boyce.


SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30pm, TV Land
The Exes
Another season finale! Whatever shall we watch next week? In "Pirates of the Care of Eden" (wow, that's a stretch for a title pun if I've ever seen one) Eden goes into labor. Unfortunately, her timing is off, because it happens to go down while everybody's out crashing a party on Phil's boss's yacht. Get that baby to shore, mate!

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS
Democratic National Convention, 8 p.m., PBS, CNN, MSNBC
Oh Sit!, 8 p.m., The CW
So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., FOX
Abandoned, 9 p.m., NatGeo
American Greed: The Fugitives, 9 p.m., CNBC
American Guns, 9 p.m., Discovery
Ghost Hunters, SEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Syfy
Not My Mama's Meals, 9 p.m., Cooking
Buying and Selling, 9 p.m., HGTV
Restaurant: Impossible, 9 p.m., Food
Storage Wars Texas, 9 p.m., A&E;
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Dirty Little Lies, 9:30 p.m., Investigation Discovery
American Hoggers, 10 p.m., A&E;
Dirty Jobs: Down Under, 10 p.m., Discovery
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 10 p.m., TLC
I Married a Mobster, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Paranormal Witness, 10 p.m., Syfy
Restaurant Stakeout, 10 p.m., Food
The Real World: St. Thomas, 10 p.m., MTV
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Emma Watson and Julie Chen—and first lady Michelle Obama presents the Top Ten List on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Adam Levine and Magic Johnson on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 12:05 a.m., NBC
Jeremy Irons and Monica Potter on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS

 

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