I can’t believe San Diego Comic-Con is only three weeks away–I’m excited and a bit overwhelmed, They haven’t even released the schedule yet, and I’m already stressing out about how I’m going to make it to all the panels I want to see—and when I’m actually going to sleep. But enough about my problems other people probably wish they had. Let’s get to what we think you should check out on TV tonight.
Syfy has moved their Saturday original movies to Thursdays for the summer, and tonight is the premiere of Independence Daysaster. It is July 4th and the President (Tom Everett Scott, Southland, That Thing You Do) is returning to his hometown to see his son (Keenan Tracey, Bates Motel) and brother (Ryan Merriman, Pretty Little Liars, Final Destination 3), when Earth is suddenly attacked by aliens. Now it is up to the President of the United States and his fireman brother to save the planet. While the film’s premise is awfully similar to Independence Day, I still found it different enough. It is a nice mix of action, drama, and humor, and certainly of higher quality than the typical Syfy original movie.
Find out if this unique family can save the world tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Rookie Blue, Hell’s Kitchen, Does Someone Have to Go?, Wilfred, Chopped, The Hero, Burn Notice, Graceland, and The Graham Norton Show.
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
Jenny’s Choice #1
I’m not hating this season of Burn Notice, but I’m not loving it, either. I don’t like the group being separated—especially since this is the last season. Last week was better. One, there was no Carlos. Fiona worked with Maddie to keep her and Charlie safe when an old bookie/loan shark of Nate’s comes to collect. The two women work to steal all of the bad guy’s money and blackmailed him in order to get him to leave her and Charlie alone. Meanwhile, in another plot I love, Sam and Jesse had to work with Michael and Burke—and in the end, Sam had to shoot an innocent guy (well, he wasn’t a complete innocent, but still…) to save Michael’s life. And then when Michael’s cover was about to be blown, Sam convinced the CIA that he knew what he was talking about when he jumped in to “shoot at Michael” to show that Michael wasn’t working with them. They set it up so the other bad guy was made to look like he had brought the group of men converging on the warehouse they were in.
On tonight’s episode, “Brothers in Arms,” Michael must attempt a daring prison break at a Russian black site in Cuba as he is learning more about Burke’s underground network, while Fiona and Maddie help carry it out by framing a corrupt Russian official for treason.
See if Michael, Fiona, and Maddie can work together to get the job done tonight on USA Network at 9/8c.
I was worried about Rookie Blue returning this season because at the end of last season, some of our favorite couples were up in the air. (Ok—not Kyle’s favorite couples.. ie. Andy and Sam.) It wasn’t all good, for sure. Since Andy and Nick returned, they are having to try to get back into things again. Andy is dealing with the fact that Sam has moved on with Marlo Cruz, and so are a lot of viewers. I am actually okay with it so far because I’m interested where they can take Andy without Sam. I was hoping that Nick and Andy would actually hook up as a couple, but Nick is all about Gail again. On a happy note, Noelle and Frank are engaged now after a very romantic proposal that incorporated a lot of the officers. I was teary eyed indeed.
On tonight’s episode, “Different, Not Better,” Andy goes out on patrol with Swarek’s new girlfriend, and they start butting heads on their differing styles to approaching the job, but they’ll need each other when a woman starts to lose control. 15 Division is hunting down an ATM burglar.
To see how our not-so-rookies do, tune in to ABC at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching The Hero, Hell’s Kitchen, and Race to the Scene.
Jenny’s Choice #2
I always love Sullivan & Son on TBS. Last week’s episode was really funny. The gang decided they were being too picky about who they dated, so they decided to broaden their horizons a little. Steve dated a beautiful woman that he really hit it off with—but then he figured out she marketed cigarettes to KIDS specifically and didn’t feel one bit bad about it. I was glad to see that he finally came to his senses. Then Melanie dated a guy who gave every person he met nicknames. Melanie thought it was cute at first, but it quickly grew old—to the gang and to Melanie. When Owen met a slightly older woman he really connected with, it turned out she was his uncle’s wife—not his blood relation, but everyone still freaked out, including his mom.
On tonight’s episode, “Ladies Night,” Steve holds a Ladies’ Night in an effort to boost his reputation on social media. A newly made-over Melanie is hit on by duplicitous ladies’ man Neal (guest star Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory). And Hank unknowingly courts a Filipino ladyboy named Angel (guest star Nick Endres).
See how Kunal Nayyar fits in with the gang tonight—in a role completely opposite Raj!a—on TBS at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped, Independence Daysaster, Motive, Pawn Star$, & Graceland.