Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, July 29. All times are Eastern.
The Writers’ Room (Sundance, 10 p.m.): Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite TV shows? Sundance’s new show—produced in collaboration with Entertainment Weekly—aims to answer that question by taking you inside the writers’ room of shows like Breaking Bad, New Girl, and Parks & Recreation to discuss why the writers made the choices they did and what their process is like. Sort of like our Walkthrough series! Except this is hosted by Jim Rash, and for our feature, you just get us. Caroline Framke lets you know whether this one is worth a watch.
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): Marceline goes in search of a Sky Witch, and she needs Princess Bubblegum’s help to find her. When Oliver Sava said he was “going in search of a Sky Witch,” we just assumed he was sharing with us some sort of weird Chicago jargon we didn’t understand.
Regular Show (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): Muscle Man has been fighting in his sleep, and the guys decide to help him curb that habit. Alasdair Wilkins does stuff in his sleep, but it’s really mundane. On the other hand, he likely wouldn’t have completed and filed his taxes this year if he hadn’t in his sleep.
Switched At Birth (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): Bay organizes a day for the deaf at a local amusement park. Wait. Doesn’t this show take place in Kansas? They have amusement parks in Kansas? We had been led to believe that everything there was in black and white. Carrie Raisler avoids that state if at all possible.
Teen Wolf (MTV, 10 p.m.): “Allison becomes suspicious of someone close to her,” says TV Guide’s most helpful plot summary ever. We just hope she becomes suspicious of the person who’s closest to her, Phil Dyess-Nugent, who watches this show by pressing his nose up against the screen and squinting.
Under The Dome (CBS, 10 p.m.): When the town’s water main is destroyed, the locals squabble over what water is left, in an episode that sounds like it might actually deal with the sheer terror that would result from a town being underneath, y’know, a dome. Scott Von Doviak is already hoarding his water.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
The IT Crowd (11 a.m.): One of this week’s episodes is entitled “Tramps Like Us,” but the next episode isn’t called, “Baby, We Were Born To Run,” which is all we can think about now, because that phrase is apparently so suggestive to us. Caroline Framke’s about to break into this article with a saxophone solo.
Justice League (1 p.m.): Wonder Woman is transformed into a pig by Circe, and Batman sings “Am I Blue” in an episode that sounds just bonkers enough to be one of our favorite episodes of television produced. Oliver Sava will grace you all with his crooning of “Some Other Time” down in comments.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
The Bachelorette (ABC, 8 p.m.): With just three bachelors left, Desiree heads to the Caribbean to try and figure out which of them to cut. As always, we’ll remind you that the best way to find your true love is to line up a bunch of eligible folks who are around your age, then eliminate a handful of them every week.
Orange County Social (Bravo, 8 p.m.): Did you miss last week’s episode of The Real Housewives Of Orange County? Well, you can watch it all over again with the much beloved “social media interaction.” Sorry, guys, but this just sounds like the worst possible program that anyone could ever come up with.
First Comes Love (HBO, 9 p.m.): Filmmaker Nina Davenport is in her 40s and wants to have a child. So she made a documentary about the process of doing just that, with the help of her gay friend, who agrees to become her sperm donor. Then, in the midst of that, her mother dies. Circle of life, eh?
Longmire (A&E, 10 p.m.): Walt investigates an explosion on the reservation, and we’re hopeful about the show exploring one of its most potentially interesting elements. While we’re on the topic, though, can we get FX or HBO or somebody to put together a TV version of Scalped? We’d be all over that.
Catwoman (BET, 7:30 p.m.): If you saw The Wolverine this weekend and want to check out more movies about superdudes and superladies, well, this probably isn’t the film you want to look at. But if you just want to see Halle Berry acting like a cat, then you’re in luck! Because this movie is just full of that.
The Big Lebowski (Flix, 8 p.m.): Or you could just watch this movie, which is enjoyable and funny and everything that Catwoman isn’t. That is, unless you’re our own Mike D’Angelo, who doesn’t like it all that much. It’s okay, Mike. We’ll do our best to forgive you. Just so long as you prefer it to Catwoman.
MLB Baseball: Angels at Rangers (ESPN, 7 p.m.): The Rangers are in second, despite a solid record, and they’re six games behind the As. Meanwhile, the Angels continue their string of Southern California disappointing seasons. Ha ha! Just kidding! No one in Southern California cares about the Angels!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Newsroom (Sunday): David Sims fills in for Todd VanDerWerff for the second week in a row, and he’s there for the triumphant return of Will McAvoy, national polemicist. Unfortunately, this also coincides with the evil Hamish Linklater’s plot to tear down ACN. Or, at least, that’s what we assume.