Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, June 4. All times are Eastern.
Six Feet Under (3 p.m.): Good news, everyone! John Teti’s Six Feet Under reviews return for their fourth straight summer of Fisher action, as John pushes through the series’ highly controversial fourth season, which will eventually feature the highly controversial episode “That’s My Dog.” Whatever John thinks of all of this, he’s almost certainly going to write about it with great analysis and class, unless the reviews turn into a long succession of swear words and fart noises. You never really do know with TV Club Classic reviews. We give people a lot of latitude over there.
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Band Of Brothers (1 p.m.): Todd VanDerWerff really missed the point of “TV Club Classic summer launch week,” since he’s wrapping up his feature this week, instead of starting it up. But it’s worth it to hang out and revisit “Points,” because it’s nice to know what happens to all of these guys.
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
What’s that? We have an Inventory on various TV shows that made big time jumps (and the one movie that seems most likely to have influenced them). Why’s that? Well, no reason. We just felt like doing an Inventory on time jumps. For fun.
Did you hear? Most of our recurring TV features—including 100 Episodes and One Season Wonders, Weirdoes, And Wannabes—are moving to a three-week rotating wheel on Wednesdays. That starts today with Mike Vago’s TV Club 10 on the wonders of WKRP In Cincinnati.
And we even have a TV Review for you to look at, as LaToya Ferguson explains what she found wanting in TV Land’s big foray into single-camera comedy, the Jaime Pressly star vehicle Jennifer Falls. She gave it a C+, the official grade of a hearty shrug and an “Eh!” We also have Phil Dyess-Nugent excoriating Derek, which debuted its second season on Netflix last week. Don’t you want to read that?
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Namibia’s Wild Wonders (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.): Why not spend the evening hanging out with some large African land mammals? We can think of worse ways to spend your time, and you probably haven’t played with that hippo you got the kids for Christmas in a while, have you?
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.): This enjoyable sci-fi show begins its two-part season finale tonight, because TV still airs into the summer; you just don’t hear about it as much. We’ll hopefully have somebody drop by the show next week to wrap up the season for you. No pressure.
D-Day Sacrifice (National Geographic, 9 p.m.): The 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings is Friday, and here’s one of the first programs taking a look back at the historic day. We recommend you stick with our Band Of Brothers reviews instead.
Untying The Knot (Bravo, 10 p.m.): Don’t forget to take a look back at Sonia Saraiya’s review of this new reality show, which we believe is all about the divorce industrial complex, solely from reading the title of the show.
The River Wild (TMC, 8 p.m.): Remember when Meryl Streep tried to become an action star? Yeah, those were some good times. She should try to go back to them. She’d almost certainly get an Oscar nomination for it now.
She (TCM, 8 p.m.): Watch this adaptation of the H. Rider Haggard story about a 2,000-year-old woman who promises immortality, then rent Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated Her. You’ll have a fine evening watching movies named after both the subjective and objective feminine pronouns!
Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1: Rangers at Kings (NBC, 8 p.m.): The nation’s two largest markets clash in a match-up that must have NBC hopeful it can garner some solid ratings. Sadly, many Los Angelenos will only abruptly realize their city has a hockey team after the Kings win. (Go, Kings.)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Office (Classic) (Tuesday): TV Club Classic summer launch week isn’t just about the new features and returning shows. It’s also about celebrating the features that have been running for a few weeks already. Like Erik Adams’ jaunt through the third season of the American version of The Office!