Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Monday, June 23. All times are Eastern.
Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill (CBS, 10 p.m.): We’re like, so not covering this, but CBS is airing an hourlong special about the show Under The Dome, in the hopes that you will watch it and then want to watch season two. Highlights from season one will be intercut with a few previews of season two and interviews with the cast and crew. So it’s a clip show, but with more transparent domes! We didn’t watch this show, and we sure as hell aren’t making Scott Von Doviak cover this monstrosity—but hey, if a top pick gives us an excuse to use a photo from Under The Dome, we will take it.
Switched At Birth (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) and The Fosters (ABC Family, 9 p.m.): We’re trying something new with these two shows—covering them both in the same review, because we know how many of you who like one also like the other. Join Carrie Raisler for a foray into the wide and wonderful world of Monday nights on ABC Family.
The Case Against 8 (HBO, 9 p.m.): And HBO has a special on the legal battle in California against the infamous Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in the state until it was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. This may have aired before, but it still sounds legit, so have at.
Teen Wolf (MTV, 10 p.m.): The fourth season of this sexy teen werewolf drama premieres tonight! We’re not going to be covering it regularly this season, because interest has petered out. But we will continue to Google image search “Stiles teen wolf,” don’t worry.
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
We have an inventory for you of 19 TV bizarros—those doppelgängers that show up for one episode to wreak havoc on our beloved sitcom characters. And the Tournament Of Episodes continues apace, with Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandius” taking on Girls’ “Beach House.” So that won’t be weird!
And Todd VanDerWerff interviewed Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba, better known as “Crazy Eyes.”
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Justice League Unlimited (1 p.m.): What do we want? Justice! When do you we want it? Monday at 1 p.m.!! Oliver Sava implores you to re-examine your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
Rewrapped (Food Network, 8 p.m.): “The contestants take on the Bloomin’ Onion appetizer from Outback Steakhouse. Included: One of them makes a Philly cheesesteak using the signature dish.”
The Bachelorette (ABC, 8 p.m.): “Eight bachelors remain. They head to Italy, where Andi surprises one contender with his second one-on-one date and takes another man to Verona. Elsewhere, six bachelors visit Monselice, where they must take a lie-detector test.”
Street Outlaws (Discovery, 9 p.m.): They’re outlaws… ON THE STREETS. This show appears to be about people who drive cars really fast… ON THE STREETS. Let’s settle this on the blacktop… ON THE STREETS… OF LOVE.
CeeLo Green’s The Good Life (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): This is a show about CeeLo Green’s life. There is not a lot else to say except that in this first episode he starts a “lusty” chauffeur service—and then throws the first pitch at a baseball game. Truly, CeeLo lives the best life.
AND NOW, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE WORLD CUP
The World Cup, Group B: Netherlands vs. Chile (ESPN, noon): This promises to be exciting. Both teams have are leading their group with six points apiece, so this will be a gamechanger, in either direction.
The World Cup, Group B: Australia vs. Spain (ESPN2, noon): Meanwhile their hapless foes Australia and Spain will duke it out for the dubious title of “at least we won one game.” 2010 champ Spain has been a mess this time around—enough that it’s actually painful to watch.
The World Cup, Group A: Croatia vs. Mexico (ESPN, 4 p.m.): Nothing quite so clear-cut in Group A. Mexico and Brazil, the heavyweights, tied against each other in their first game; now Croatia tries to topple Mexico after handily defeating Cameroon last week. Croatia has distinguished itself as a plucky underdog, and its loss against Brazil was a messy one marred by weird referee calls. But, you know, Mexico is really damn good.
The World Cup, Group A: Brazil vs. Cameroon (ESPN2, 4 p.m.): This, meanwhile, will probably just be depressing. Brazil is looking to win the whole thing, and Cameroon is just trying to stay alive. We usually root for the African teams, but it might be too hard to watch this one.
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