It’s a light schedule this week, and it’s the last time I’ll be saying that for a while because the network premieres really start to roll our next week. And that means I can’t save the schedule for late Sunday night anymore. The things I do for you people!
Here’s what to watch on TV this week!
8-11 The Emmy Awards – I hate when awards shows are on during the week because I can’t watch them with my friends. I also hate when both Alison Brie and Anthony Carrigan get snubbed despite how they should have won their respective categories. But it’s still the Emmys, so I’m watching.
9-10 Better Call Saul – Oh, also this is smack dab in the middle of the Emmys. Bad scheduling, NBC. Anyway, Jimmy expands his business and runs into a problem that only Kim can solve. Meanwhile, Mike deals with a setback. Now that Mike is working with other people, that’s gonna happen. No setbacks when he was making spike strips in his house by himself!
10-11 Lodge 49 – The lodge deals with the death of one of their own. Well, there are a million other characters on this show, so they probably won’t remember for long.
10-10:30 Wrecked – Pack and Jess find a new threat on the island and Todd navigates a dreamworld, and apparently we’re not mentioning that one of the main characters apparently died last week. Why is this wacky comedy causing me so much stress?
10-11:15 Mayans M.C. – Alliances are tested. Thanks, FX! Also, there is a real dispute as to whether the title of this show is Mayans or Mayans M.C.. The former is better, and it’s what they say out loud when promoting the show, but I wonder if the addition was necessary for trademark purposes.
8-9 Big Brother – Veto Competition! Or maybe an Eviction. We’re getting close to the end of the season, so things are going to start getting wonky.
10-11 I Feel Bad – SERIES PREMIERE! It’s the premiere of a new show I thought looked promising but most critics have kind of dumped on. Well, that’s what happens when I don’t get preview copies despite 11 dang years in this business. I’ve gotten preview copies in the past and they made me happy. Now my heart is empty.
10-10:30 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Dee sets up an all-female reboot of the Wade Boggs challenge. I can’t decide if that’s funny or really self indulgent. Probably both.
9-10 Big Brother – Live eviction! Or more likely, with a slight tape delay as Julie Chen is proving to be quite the maverick while her husband goes down in flames.
The Good Cop – This procedural from the creator of Monk stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban and I have no idea how to feel about that. It’s weird, though. We can agree on that.
Maniac – Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in this miniseries about strangers connected by a pharmaceutical trial. There’s a real veil of secrecy around this project and it’s only succeeded in making me less interested, which is not the way you want these things to work.
8-9 Big Brother – Nominations and probably some other stuff now that we’re in the home stretch. Look, they’re not clearing any of this stuff with me.
9-10 Fear the Walking Dead – Hope falters as the group looks for a way out. Also, because literally ones of people asked, I’m not listing Talking Dead anymore because, even if Hardwick isn’t a dirtbag (I’m allowing the possibility that he isn’t, so please don’t sue me, Hearst family), the way he handled the accusations was gross and bad and I don’t feel like putting his stuff on the schedule anymore. And so the “panel subject to change because I just now made them up” joke is dead. I’m free!
9-10 The Deuce – The listing is very long and I don’t feel like copying it, but the Erotica Awards figure into this episode and I like how classy that sounds. Especially considering what they’re actually making on this show.
12-12:30 am The Venture Bros. – No information available about “The Terminus Mandate”. That actually sounds very close to an actual Ludlum title. And I just now realized that this season’s titles may not be a Ludlum tribute, but it may be a long con reference to Jackson and Doc’s fascination with The Eiger Sanction. This interests nobody but me.
“Let that be a lesson. In the future, be more careful from whom you accept free lemonade.” — Batman
“Let’s do what people do. Let’s get a house we can’t afford and a dog that makes us angry.” — Jeff Winger