Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Monday, July 7. All times are Eastern.
24: Live Another Day (Fox, 9 p.m.): Wow, this summer’s TV would have been really boring without 24 entertaining us. We’re not even watching it. Or rather, not all of us are. But it’s incredibly entertaining hearing about it all the time on Twitter, in a TV landscape that is otherwise devoid of gasp-worthy plot twists and capslocked “OMG NO”s peppering our timelines. Zack Handlen is on duty to watch tonight’s episode for you and produce real words, so that you can “OMG NO” to your heart’s content on your own. We have a feeling about this one. It is the episode right before the finale, and the official blurb casually includes the line “the world is changed forever.” And we can’t find a single promotional photo for the episode on Fox’s website, which sometimes means that someone forgot to upload them, and sometimes means that the proceedings are so intense that they can’t show them to us ahead of time. So here’s a picture of Chloe, because we like her.
The Bachelorette (ABC, 8 p.m.): After meeting their families, Andi whittles down the remaining four bachelors to three. Which means that some guy’s family is going to be found wanting. Which is hilarious.
Dangerous Elements Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus (HBO, 9 p.m.): This is a very descriptive title. What else would we even say? This is an HBO special on the Belarus Free Theatre, which puts on productions even amidst political strife and protest. They sound cool! Did you know Belarus borders Latvia? We did not. We also did not know that there is a tiny piece of Russia under Lithuania. We are not particularly worldly about the Baltic states vis-a-vis the former Soviet Union.
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
It’s kind of the ultimate inventory: 10 Seinfeld episodes about something—from Jennifer Armstrong, author of an upcoming history of the show. Even the show that so famously was about nothing had issue episodes. And here’s a treat: a Random Roles with Alan Tudyk, star of Firefly and Serenity, as well as that memorably weird guy in 20-odd other films and TV shows. (He’s the guy Michael Douglas gives his weed to in Wonder Boys!!)
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
Rewrapped (Food Network, 8 p.m.): It’s the season finale of Rewrapped, and we are very, very sad to see it go. But not too sad to learn the secret ingredient for tonight, which are Wise Cheez Waffies. No, not waffles; waffies, with an “i,” because this country is going to the dogs. Here is a cheez waffie, as photographed by some dedicated off-roaders:
We are a little disturbed by this. But surely one of you have tried these monstrosities? What horrors lie beneath that waffled exterior, readers? And what will we google now that this show has ended its first season?
Beauty And The Beast (The CW, 9 p.m.): Second-season finale. Cat fears Vincent must die in order for Gabe to be stopped. Which sounds like it could be a series-ender but this show got renewed, dear readers, so this story is going to keep going.
Monster Fish (NatGeo Wild, 9 p.m.): This is a show that is premiering its fifth season tonight. HOW MANY MONSTER FISH ARE THERE?
Ice Road Truckers (History, 10 p.m.): This is a show that is premiering its eighth season premiere tonight. “Former rivals join forces.” So that could mean anything.
CeeLo Green’s The Good Life (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): “T-Mo and Khujo set out to pitch a children’s cartoon.”
The Tour De France: Stage 3 (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.): Stage three of the biking competition is a 155-km leg in England. Which means that this whole France thing? We were lied to about that. On the plus side, it’s just one more day without soccer before more soccer.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Leftovers: Episode two of this show, and yeah, it’s growing on us. Something about shirtless Justin Theroux and brooding Liv Tyler. It’s working for Sonia Saraiya, anyway.