Rogers Media Specialty Highlights Monday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 8
– The League travels to Los Angeles for Andre and Trixie’s wedding in the Season 5 premiere on FX Canada –
– Six feisty bidders and one veteran auctioneer bring the Storage Wars franchise north of the border in the series premiere of Storage Wars Canada on OLN –
– MMA fighter Tito Ortiz encounters an opponent he can’t beat when he is confronted by a mysterious spirit on a new episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories on Bio –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed programming highlights for Aug. 26 to Sept. 8. All programming is subject to change.
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Off Season: The Lex Morrison Story: Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
The Boston Shamrocks bribe The Colonel to trade Lex (Rick Fox) even though his coach had previously made a deal to keep him on The Knights.
The Bridge: Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Sonya (Diane Kruger) develops an alternate theory about the killer’s identity. Later, the detectives find a body buried on a suspect’s property.
Wilfred: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Wilfred’s (Jason Gann) path to valour puts Ryan (Elijah Wood) in danger.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
**Season 8 Finale**
“Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense”
Frank (Danny DeVito) and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) present their case to the gang as they wait for a verdict at the Paddy’s Pub court session that could change their lives forever – or just for the time being.
The Bridge: Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Catch up on this summer’s hottest new thriller starring Diane Kruger and Academy Award® nominee Demian Bichir with back-to-back episodes. From writers/producers Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0), The Bridge centres on two detectives – one from the United States and one from Mexico – who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
American Horror Story: Sunday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET (check local listings)
**Season 1 Marathon**
Reconnect with the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish, with back-to-back episodes of the entire first season of American Horror Story.
American Horror Story: Asylum: Monday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to midnight ET (check local listing)
**Season 2 Marathon**
Journey back to Briarcliff Manor – a church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by the troubled Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) – and re-live the madness of the entire second season with all-day, back-to-back episodes of American Horror Story: Asylum.
The Bridge: Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings)
In a remote desert cabin, Marco’s (Demian Bichir) wife and daughters are held hostage by a murder suspect. Soon after, Gus (Carlos Pratts) is kidnapped.
Wilfred: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) stops Ryan (Elijah Wood) from seeing Wilfred (Jason Gann) when he needs him most.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings)
**Season 9 Premiere**
“The Gang Broke Dee”
After hanging out with the gang for nine years, Dee (Kaitlin Olson) starts to embrace the desperate and self-loathing qualities they have beaten into her and voice them in her stand-up comedy career.
The League: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“The Bachelor Draft”
The League travels to Los Angeles for Andre (Paul Scheer) and Trixie's (Jayma Mays) wedding. Meanwhile, Shiva (Janina Gavankar) surprises everyone at the draft, and Ruxin (Nick Kroll) refuses to live up to his Sacko punishments.
Storage Wars: Monday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Portrait of the Gambler”
Jarrod and Brandi hope to turn their luck around after losing both their money and an employee on their last visit to Montebello, CA. Plus, Darrell Sheets unlocks his biggest find in Storage Wars history.
Buck Commander: Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Bump, Set, Prank!”
After hunting on Adam LaRoche’s E3 Ranch, his wife Jen challenges the Buckmen to a volleyball match against her all-girls team.
Dynamo: Magician Impossible: Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Dynamo shocks the crowd with a quick clothing change before making his predictions for the Euro 2012 champions.
Storage Wars Canada: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Northern Lights, Northern Fights”
Six buyers and a veteran auctioneer travel to Aurora, ON, to begin their hunt for abandoned treasure in the series debut of Storage Wars Canada. Roy, “The Instigator,” spots a hidden gem while Rick and Cindy, “The Veterans,” uncover an item worth investigating. Later, Paul and Bogart, “The High Roller and The Kid,” battle against the buyers for a valuable locker while Ursula, “The Knockout,” quickly learns that there are no friends at the auction.
The Liquidator: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“I’d Bet the Pot”
Jeff gets a smoking deal on a massive inventory of hydroponic equipment, but the ensuing sale brings in a whole new breed of customers.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura: Friday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Jesse investigates the conspiracy behind the symptoms felt by victims in numerous cases after they’ve spoken out against the government.
Baggage Battles: Saturday, Aug. 31 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Catch back-to-back episodes of Baggage Battles, as Sally, Laurence, Mark, and Billy bid on unclaimed baggage and re-sell it for profit.
Baggage Battles: Sunday, Sept. 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET (check local listings)
The baggage battles continue with even more back-to-back episodes in the weekend-long marathon.
Storage Wars: Texas: Monday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“A Jenny for Your Thoughts”
When looking to sell one of her storage finds, Jenny uncovers clues about a 100-year-old secret society. Victor and the other men mock her bidding and research methods, but Jenny demonstrates that force is often no match against a good-looking girl and a smile.
Storage Wars: Texas: Monday, Sept. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Rhymes with Witch”
The buyers return to the wealthy suburb of Lake Highlands, Texas, where Victor finds a surprise that lands him a spot on the Dallas Mavericks basketball court.
Buck Commander: Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“The Double Dime”
The Buckmen crew heads to South Texas to hunt on Chipper Jones’s ranch, the Double Dime.
Dynamo: Magician Impossible: Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
Dynamo dazzles crowds with his mesmerizing illusions in New York City.
Storage Wars Canada: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Orangeville Squeeze Play”
As the buyers peel into Orangeville, ON, Ursula, nicknamed “the newbie,” is determined to prove that she’s a player in the bidding scene. Meanwhile, Roy bids up the competition, and Paul and Bogart uncover an unusual item from a winning locker.
The Liquidator: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings)
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Ghost Hunters: Friday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Haunted by Heroes”
Jason and his team of paranormal investigators head to the USS Yorktown to investigate reported activity from surrounding citizens.
The Biography Channel
I Survived: Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 11 p.m. ET (check local listings)
An eight-year-old girl is abducted on her way home from school, while a woman scrambles up a 100-foot steep hill after being abducted and attacked with a knife. Later, a married couple is shot while hiking in the mountains.
Celebrity Ghost Stories: Friday, Aug. 30 at 11 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Aaron Carter, Chris McDonald, Kaya Jones, David Proval”
Singer Aaron Carter's dying grandmother makes him promise her that he will perform a ritual to prove that spirits exist. Chris McDonald (Boardwalk Empire) and his brother discover a secret door used by those who found a safe haven in his home. Later, singer Kaya Jones's dream apartment turns into a nightmare, and David Proval (The Shawshank Redemption) becomes terrified for his life before someone from the other side comes to his rescue.
I Survived: Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11 p.m. ET (check local listings)
A woman is taken hostage by her ex-husband after suspecting that he has already killed her daughter. A man trapped in the wreckage of a small plane faces an agonizing death by fire, and later, a peaceful Sunday morning is shattered when two masked men invade a man’s home and threaten to blind him.
Celebrity Ghost Stories: Friday, Sept. 6 at 11 p.m. ET (check local listings)
“Tito Ortiz, Cary Elwes, Sally Kellerman, Drake Bell”
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Tito Ortiz encounters a spirit that terrifies him and his girlfriend, and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) has a brush with a bone-chilling skeletal ghost in a Spanish castle. Later, Sally Kellerman (MASH) encounters a ghost she will never forget, and Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) becomes obsessed with a haunted house near a movie set.
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