What To Watch Bites: August 10-16

Season/series premieres: 

The wide world of television continues to disappoint with the week’s new crop of series. There’s the third season premiere of The Conspiracy Show on Vision on Monday. The conspiracy likely has something to do with the show making it to three seasons without anyone noticing it exists. AMC has 4th and Loud on Tuesday, which sounds like a cheap knock off of 106 & Park, but it’s actually a series about a KISS-branded AFL football team. Yeah, I don’t get it either. Tuesday also gives us Idiotest on GSN. A game show hosted by a Steve Carell lookalike, that’s based on those stupid apps that make you feel like an idiot. If Idiotest isn’t enough to make you feel like an idiot, check out The Singles Project on Slice, some vapid dating reality show or something. Wrapping up the week, Orphan Black has its second season premiere on CTV if you missed it on Space earlier this year. You can check out my review of the second season premiere here.

Show Episode Title Day and Time Networks
The Conspiracy Show The Mystery of Oak Island Monday 10 p.m. Vision
4th and Loud A New Arena Tuesday 9 p.m. AMC
Idiotest Tuesday 9 p.m. GSN
The Singles Project Thursday 10 p.m. Slice
Orphan Black Nature Under Constraint and Vexed Friday 9 p.m. CTV

Season/series finales: 

While we’re not gaining much, just be thankful Duck Dynasty and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are ending on A&E and TLC respectively. This week we’re also saying adios to Secrets & Lies, Wilfred, Gang Related and a bunch more.

Show Episode Title Day and Time Networks
Secrets & Lies Monday 9 p.m. CBC
Murder in the First Blunt the Edge Monday 10 p.m. Bravo
Duck Dynasty Lake Boss Wednesday 9 p.m. A&E
Franklin & Bash Gone in a Flash Wednesday 10 p.m. M3
Wilfred Happiness Wednesday 10:30 p.m. FXX
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Annabama Thursday 9 p.m. TLC
Last Comic Standing 2 Hour Finale — Top 3 to 1 Thursday 9 p.m. NBC
Gang Related Malandros Thursday 9 p.m. CTV/Fox
Leah Remini: It’s All Relative Let’s Get Campy (Parts 1 and 2) Thursday 10 p.m. TLC
NY Med Thursday 10 p.m. ABC


Teen Choice Awards
Sunday 8 p.m.

Between taking selfies for Instagram and playing Minecraft or whatever it is they do these days, teens choose some of their favourites in this award show. Someone named Tyler Posey hosts.

Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine
Sunday 9 p.m.

In this Shark Week special, learn about a huge white shark that has given South Africa a hard time for decades, but as people have struggle to prove it exists, could the legendary shark just be a myth?

Shark After Dark
Sunday-Thursday 11 p.m.

Josh Wolf hosts celebrities, shark experts and shark-attack survivors in a live talk show. You can even take part by submitting tweets, questions for the experts and more.

Shark Week on Daily Planet
Monday-Friday 7 p.m.

Coming back from hiatus slightly earlier than schedule Daily Planet has five special episodes all devoted to sharks of course.

Monster Hammerhead
Monday 10 p.m.

Legend has it that a 7.5-metre-long hammerhead has been hanging around Florida’s shores for over half a century. Naturally, because this is Discovery and it is Shark Week, scientists and anglers investigate.

Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss
Tuesday 9 p.m.

In this documentary, you’ll learn about a species of sharks that haven’t appeared on camera before, so this is obviously going to be filled with some stunning footage.

Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth
Wednesday 10 p.m.

Dr. Michael Domeier returns to the Pacific Ocean to try to figure out where great white sharks are born.

Thursday 10 p.m.

This one-hour special follows well-known surfer Kala Alexander in trying to figure out why there has been a spike in sharks in Hawaii.

L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin
Thursday 9 p.m.
The Movie Network

Trying to navigate life as a lesbian can be rather difficult, especially so in the south. This documentary looks at the real lives of lesbians in Mississippi.

Megalodon: The New Evidence
Friday 10 p.m.

Expanding on last summer’s Megalodon special, this new special give you more on that fishing vessel attack off the South African coast.

How to Build a Better Boy
Friday 8 p.m.

Let’s hope Disney writers have learned how to build a better script, because some of the stuff they put on airyeesh.

Saturday 10 p.m.

Don’t tell me you still haven’t seen Sharknado yet. Well, if you haven’t, Discovery has your back. Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One wrap up Shark Week.

Veronica Mars
Saturday 9 p.m.
The Movie Network

Veronica Mars returns to the small screenkinda. Check her out in Kickstarter-funded film Veronica Mars.

Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife
Saturday 10 p.m.
HBO Canada

Don’t trip, it’s all about pimpin’, pimpin’, pimpin’, playa.

The times above are for the Eastern Time Zone.

(Featured Image via Bell Media)