Weekly TV Guide: Shark Week, Masters of Sex Premiere, Rectify, and More

     July 6, 2015

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The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Prepare thyselves for another round of summer premieres, and check out the list for the week beginning Monday, July 6th:

Monday 7/6

Island of the Mega Shark: Sharkopedia Edition (Discovery, 8 p.m.) – As many comic fans make their pilgrimage to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015, nature, science, and technology fans can strap into their couch cushions for Discovery’s beloved Shark Week. The festivities kick off this morning, but be sure to check out this hour-long special on groupings of giant white sharks off the coast of Mexico, being tracked by experts using the  latest in technological advances. See, wrote all of that without making a “bite” pun. It is possible.

Tuesday 7/7

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Inside Amy Schumer, “3 Buttholes” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – Amy Schumer continues her astonishing hot streak with the latest episode of the consistently uproarious sketch show, which takes a look at British accents, buttonholes, and hook-ups that have gone awry. Expect absolutely no talk of anatomy and bodily fluids.

Wednesday 7/8

Key & Peele, Season 5 Premiere “Y’all Ready for This?” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – The latest season of this consistently hilarious sketch-stand-up program features the titular comedic pair returning as Luther and President Barack Obama, who meet up with Hillary Clinton. Also on the docket for the timely series is trigger-happy cops and one-upping threats on a flight.

Why? with Hannibal Buress, Series Premiere (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) –  The genius stand-up and a clutch player on the brilliant Broad City, Hannibal Buress steps out on his own with this sketch-stand-up program, which also mixes in on-street interviews and guest interviews, not unlike Inside Amy Schumer.


Thursday 7/9

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Rectify, Season 3 Premiere “Hoorah” (Sundance, 10 p.m.) – The Season 3 premiere of this terminally underrated Sundance drama picks up where Season 2 left off, with Daniel Holden (Aden Young) sinking into the aftermath of a bad deal he’s made with crooked Senator Foulkes, played by the great character actor Michael O’Neill. Meanwhile, Teddy (Clayne Crawford) continues to deal with his animosity towards Daniel and his separation from Tawny (Adelaide Clemens). Look for Allison review here later today.

Hannibal, “Dolce” (NBC, 10 p.m.) – After getting a class-A ass-beating by Jack (Laurence Fishburne), our titular anti-hero (Mads Mikkelsen) considers his options before begin captured either by the FBI or by the nefarious Mason Verger (Joe Anderson). And his uncertainty over his future coincides with his face-to-face reunion with Will (Hugh Dancy), who is continuing to act just a bit too much like his former psychiatrist. Hope you’re hungry.

Saturday 7/11

7 Days in Hell (HBO, 10 p.m.) – This HBO mockumentary takes a look at a famed fictional tennis match between two star players, played by Andy Samberg and Jon Snow himself Kit Harrington. The 45-minute spoof features with real-life tennis legend John McEnroe and the ever-funny Will Forte as a historian recounting the game. Look for Chris’s review later this week.

Sunday 7/12

The Strain, Season 2 Premiere “BK, NY” (FX, 10 p.m.) – Following the devastating finale of Season 1, this zippy, refreshing vampire action-drama series returns with Eph (Corey Stoll) trying to devise a biological weapon to destroy the Strigoi, while the Master concocts a brand new type of creature to help envelop the world with his minions. Those who are quickly sickened by weird-looking, massive tongues should avoid. Allison’s review will be premiering later this week.

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Masters of Sex, Season 3 Premiere “Parliament of Owls” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) – This overrated yet strongly acted comedic drama inducts its third season with plans to take the research done by Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to the public. The third season looks to focus specifically on the public backlash to their writings and the press coverage that ensues. Look for Allison’s review later this week.

Ray Donovan, Season 3 Premiere “The Kalamazoo” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) – The titular tough, played by the reliably brooding Liev Schreiber, now must deal with his brother (Eddie Marsan) being in prison in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, he takes a job to retrieve the kidnapped son of a wealthy family, lead by Malcolm Finney (Ian McShane) and his power-hungry daughter (Katie Holmes). Look for Allison’s review later this week.


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