The second week of Olympics is upon us. And while some people cheer for sport, others cheer for the return of regular television. So if you are one of those people, rejoice: we've scoured TV schedules far and wide to bring you alternatives to full-time Olympic coverage -- again.
Monday August 6, 8 p.m. E.T. - "Bachelor Pad" (Citytv)
Considering we're in the throes of Olympic fever, you may gravitate towards the opposite of what the games stand for: Instead of honour, you get shenanigans, and instead of order, you get chaos. They may not be Olympians, but each inhabitant of the "Bachelor Pad" is still competing for something (mostly our approval and, more accurately, money).
Tuesday August 7, 10 p.m. E.T. - "Final Witness" (Citytv)
If your summer's been deprived of gritty crime shows, use Tuesday night to acquaint yourself with "Final Witness," a series that uses murder victims to narrate their own stories. A far cry from the trampoline medal ceremony, you may actually find yourself turning the Olympics on after the fact, if only to create a source of light when you're trying to fall asleep.
Wednesday August 8, 8 p.m. ET - "So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX)
It wouldn't be summer programming without charming host Cat Deeley, so now that gymnastics are over, you can treat yourself to a whole other type of tear-jerking artistry. Sixteen contestants are left, so if you want to become emotionally invested, it's time to start watching.
Thursday August 9, 10 p.m. ET - "Dodgeball" (Showcase)
If you've forgotten about the 2004 comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, it's time to re-acquaint yourself with this cult classic. Likely the closest representation to most of our own athletic journeys, we can share in the underdog tale of a man, his gym, and Ben Stiller's white shoes.
Friday August 10, 8 p.m. ET - "A League Of Their Own" (MuchMore)
Take a break from both Olympic and MLB drama to bask in the glow of the Rockford Peaches. With a message of empowerment drenched in nostalgia, you can pay tribute to Madonna's acting career while finding new reason to yell "there's no crying in baseball!" during moments of despair. (Just don't get ejected from any public arenas.)
Saturday August 11, 8 p.m. ET - "Blades Of Glory" (MuchMusic)
To combat the absence of "Parks and Recreation" and "Up All Night," treat yourself to Amy Poehler and Will Arnett in their roles as a competitive ice skating team up against Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. With more sequins and jokes than you can shake a stick at, each show's fall premiere won't seem so far away.
Sunday August 12, 10 p.m. ET - "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
We're not sure how many more times we need to say it, but "Breaking Bad" is what Sundays for.