Terriers (FX) — Series debut. Despite a good pedigree, FX did this show no favors with a less-than-inspiring name and a series of promos that elicited almost zero interest. I didn’t see a single “Terriers” promo I liked until last night’s “Sons of Anarchy.” But don’t overlook it: Hitfix’s Alan Sepinwall calls the show “terrific” in his review.
Hellcats (CW) — Series premiere. Despite this being the same old cheerleader story we’ve seen a million times, the word is that this is a fresher take than usual. Just keep your eyes on star Aly Michalka’s stomach. I don’t like to use the term “butterface,” but… I don’t know how to finish that sentence.
Psych (USA) — Franke Potente guest stars as a spy. Hey, remember Run Lola Run? Frankly, I think the best possible ending would have been her hanging up the phone, going to bed, and letting her doofus boyfriend Manni get killed.
Hard Knocks (HBO) — Season finale. An awesome way to get revved up for tomorrow night’s NFL opener. As always, be sure to catch the live-blog over at Kissing Suzy Kolber.
Top Chef (Bravo) — This is part 1 of a two-part finale. Who will win? No, seriously, I don’t know. I haven’t been watching.
Black Gold (TruTV) — Season premiere. Like “Ice Road Truckers,” it’s a stupid reality series that follows the lives of blue-collar workers. It’s better than “Real Housewives,” but not by much.