What To Watchnado 24: The 24th one: July 27-August 2

Season/series premieres: 

Well, I sure hope you love to travel. This week we have the debut of Escaping Alaska on TLC, which is all about five Inuits who secretly leave Alaska for San Diego. On Monday, Bear Grylls takes Zac Efron to the Appalachian Mountains on the debut of Running Wild With Bear Grylls, and unfortunately for us, I don’t think he left him there. On Tuesday, Lifetime has Raising Asia, which is a documentary series about the hardships of raising children in some of Asia’s poorest regions. Just kidding, it’s a yet another trashy reality show about some spoiled pageant kid, and surprise, surprise the kid’s name is Asia. I said Raising Asia was on Lifetime—don’t tell me you actually expected something enlightening. If you love that reality schlock, then you’re in luck because City and ABC have a new reality competition bomb show The Quest on Thursday.

Show Episode Title Day and Time Networks
Escaping Alaska Frozen Lies & Forging a New Family Sunday 10 p.m. TLC
Running Wild With Bear Grylls Zac Efron Monday 8 p.m. NBC
Raising Asia The Lion Tamer and the Tiger Mom Tuesday 10 p.m. Lifetime
The Quest The Quest Begins Thursday 8  p.m. City/ABC
Hell On Wheels Saturday 9 p.m. AMC

Season/series finales: 

If you thought the premieres this week were bad, wait until you check out what’s ending. City and ABC are saying adios to yet another season of The Bachelorette. MTV and Much are doing the same to the equally tired Degrassi. While Celebrity Wife Swap and Beyond Scared Straight are both miffed at how they lasted this long. Yeah, well, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Show Episode Title Day and Time Networks
The Bachelorette Monday 8 p.m. City/ABC
Degrassi Thunderstruck Tuesday 9 p.m. MTV/Much
Celebrity Wife Swap Plaxico Burress/DJ Paul Tuesday 10 p.m. ABC
Beyond Scared Straight Fulton County, Ga.: Blood Orange Thursday 10 p.m. A&E
Our America With Lisa Ling The Missing Thursday 10 p.m. OWN


The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Wednesday 9 p.m.

If you thought we couldn’t do worse than the shows above, oh boy, do I have a treat for you. On Wednesday, CHCH has The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, a Canadian movie on exactly what it sounds like: Someone who thought Dolly Parton was their mom for a whole year. How could that ever go wrong?

Sharknado 2: The Second One
Wednesday 9 p.m.

With all the crap on TV this week it seems just right that we’re getting the follow up to the inexplicably popular Sharknado. While Space has the new film with Canadian exclusive footage Wednesday at 9 p.m., you can catch the original Sharknado at 7 p.m.

(Featured image via Bell Media)