TV Picks: What We’re Watching This Week

From left, Bebe Wood, Georgia King, NeNe Leakes attend the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview Party for NBC at The Paley Center for Media on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

By// Mariah Craddick

Once again, JET navigates you through the channels to the shows we think are worth checking out this week…at your own discretion, of course:

Basketball Wives LA (VH1) Monday, 8/7c

Now that Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta has gone off the air, season two of Basketball Wives LA is where we’ll have to snag our weekly dose of foolery. The cast is back with two new ladies (neither of which are “wives”… surprise, surprise): Brooke Bailey, model and ex-girlfriend of the Miami Heat’s Rashard Lewis, and rapper/model Adiz “Bambi” Benson.

The New Normal (NBC) Monday, 10/9c

This new comedy series has already stirred up quite the controversy. The show centers around a gay couple that tries to have a baby with a surrogate mother. Throw a brutally honest grandma (Ellen Barkin) and a loudmouth assistant (NeNe Leakes) into the mix and you’ve got what sounds like interesting television.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC) Wednesday, 10/9c

Where do we even begin with this one? Well, for one, the show scored higher TV ratings than Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention on Fox News. And then it tied with Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.  Everyone seems to have an opinion about Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” Thompson and her self-proclaimed “redneck” family. But we’ll let you make your own judgments.

Braxton Family Values (WE tv) Thursday, 9/8c

This season flew by and it’s already the episode before the finale. On this week’s episode, our favorite singing sisters take a “booty clapping” class, Tamar and Toni critique Trina’s new music video and Gabe gets a new haircut (that Trina looks none too pleased about).

Boss (STARZ) Friday, 9/8c

Looking for a serious drama to get into? Check out this gripping TV series, starring Kelsey Grammar as the mayor of Chicago. JET’s current cover boy Clifford “T.I.” Harris plays a recurring character on the show as well.

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