Storm Chasers, Monty Python series start, while Flipping Out, Housewives depart

Here’s what happened last week, and what to watch for next week:

The Past

The Forward

  • Friday, Oct. 16
    Just when it didn’t seem possible for Discovery to air yet another show about people who have crazy fishing jobs, here comes Lobstermen [Discovery Channel, 10 p.m.],
  • Saturday, Oct. 17
    The Househusbands of Hollywood reunite [Fox Reality, 9 p.m.] before the cancelled reality-focused network airs its final Really Awards [10 p.m.], which will be hosted by Vivica A. Fox with Lance Bass on the red carpet, and will hopefully actual involve reality this year, instead of last year’s pointless scripted drivel.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18
    Crazy people chase tornadoes in the third season debut of Storm Chasers [Discovery 10 p.m.], which I plan to start watching now that I’ve seen this insane trailer. Holy crap.
  • Monday, Oct. 19
    Monty Python: Almost the Truth is a six-part series that debuts tonight and looks in-depth at the comedy group, using interviews with its members and the celebrities they influenced [IFC, 9 p.m.]. A “two night special event” starts when Extreme Paranormal‘s “team descends to the eeries depths of a remote haunted lake to summon the spirit of a mass murderer” [A&E, 10 p.m., continues Oct. 26]. If you want to get even more scared, ponder why Josh got a haircut on Million Dollar Listing [Bravo, 10 p.m.] and Chad did not.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20
    PBS’ Independent Lens airs a documentary about a famous mining town and its impact in Butte, America [PBS, check local listings]. Also, there are two season finales tonight: Shark Tank [ABC, 8 p.m.], and Flipping Out [Bravo, 10 p.m.]
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21
    So You Think You Can Dance [Fox, 8 p.m.] gets its top 20, finally. Now it’s time for the really amazing dancing to begin.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta [Bravo, 10 p.m.] ends its second season, but I stopped watching a few weeks ago. I just can’t get into it or the O.C. season, whereas the New Jersey and New York seasons were like televised versions of crushed up Ritalin.

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