Mon, August 3
Aspiring restaurateur Nate, played by Josh Zuckerman, finds himself in an awkward situation involving his maritally separated mom's (Krista Allen) social life as this sitcom debuts with "Welcome to Bonetown." When his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) becomes her new boyfriend, Nate's dad (Jonathan Silverman) suddenly wants to reunite with her. Trying to keep a balance between them all has an impact, and not necessarily a good one, on Nate's own dating efforts.
As the series continues its trips back to cities to compare item prices previously appraised to their value now, "Vintage Toronto" shows that the phenomenon also applies north of the border. A Victorian carved oak bed is among the items revisited, and its appraisal confirms that it's among the objects that are worth more these days. So is a unique violin. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
Another two finalists will be out of the competition by the end of the new episode "Top 16 Perform Live and Elimination." With the weekly performances getting ever more critical, you can bet on seeing those who remain dance their hearts out, aiming for a spot in the last 14. Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe pass judgment -- as do the at-home viewers who vote. Cat Deeley is the host.
If an NBC series is going to Orlando, Fla., it makes perfect sense that it would be based at another holding of the parent company, the Universal Orlando Resort ... and that's just where the logically titled new "Orlando Finals" episode is staged. The Salmon Ladder, Cannonball Alley, Helix Hang and Invisible Ladder are added to the obstacles that the finalists in that city faced earlier this season. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila are the hosts.