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Tuesday: In the TV premiere of DRUNK HISTORY, blotto narrators enlighten us about the Lincoln assassination, Watergate and the time Elvis (Jack Black) met Nixon (Bob Odenkirk)—so shut up, drink up and learn something. Also, THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE is back (Comedy Central).
Wednesday: That comedy you weren’t watching, FAMILY TOOLS, is over for good tonight (ABC). In the new dramedy CAMP, Six Feet Under’s Rachel Griffiths plays a summer camp counselor—which is pretty funny in itself; the show, also not bad (NBC). New crime drama THE BRIDGE is kind of like The Killing with a side of guacamole, but stick with it ‘cause FX don’t make no junk (FX).
Thursday: If you’re on the Netflix, check out the excellent new 13-episode original ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan—it’s about women in prison, not fashion (Netflix). Syfy flick SHARKNADO could have been called Sharkicane or Sharknami, but it still stars Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and a whole lotta flying CGI sharks (Syfy). SUMMER CAMP is different from the previously mentioned Camp in that it’s a Big Brother-type reality show and it completely sucks (USA).
Friday: If you watched CULT, good news: After tonight, you’ll never have to again (The CW). In the Season 2 premiere of COMEDY BANG! BANG!, newly unemployed actors Andy Samberg and Selma Blair drop in on Scott and Reggie (IFC).
Saturday: The original, British BEING HUMAN kicks off its final season with none of the characters you loved in the first few cycles, so … (BBC America).
Sunday: Aaron Sorkin’s liberal-porn drama THE NEWSROOM covers August 2011 to November 2012 in Season 2, so you know what that means: Mitt Romney! Occupy Wall Street! Olivia Munn yelling “Drones!” adorably! (HBO) Catch up on Season 5 of BREAKING BAD before it resumes on Aug. 11; Episodes 3-4 tonight, free at 8 pm (Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 West, 21+).
If Gina Barberi ever actually yelled, it would be way more adorable than Olivia Munn and featured on the popular new podcast Ladies Be Screamin.’
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