With Comic-Con just two weeks away, I’ve been in a mad dash to submit my press room requests and put my schedule together. To add to the chaos, earlier this week, my water boiler sprung a leak and I had a bit of food poisoning—I thought summer was supposed to be a time of rest! You certainly wouldn’t know it was even summer, based on tonight’s TV lineup—there are at least 10 premieres and 1 finale on TV tonight! So we’re here with some suggestions to help you choose what to watch.
One of the new shows starting up tonight is the NBC comedy, Welcome to Sweden. Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler), a successful accountant to the stars in New York City, is madly in love with his girlfriend Emma (Josephine Bornebusch). So when Emma accepts a job in her native Stockholm, Bruce makes the life-changing decision to join her. But he’s is not prepared for the huge culture shock ahead, which starts with moving in with Emma’s therapist mother, Viveka (Lena Olin), and retired sea captain father, Birger (Claes Månsson).
The series is based on events in the life of Greg Poehler, who serves as executive producer, along with sister Amy Poehler, and guest stars over the season include Patrick Duffy, Illeana Douglas, Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell, and Gene Simmons. It sounds like a really fun premise—I’m a real fan of these fish-out-of-water style comedies. And if Greg Poehler is even half as funny as his sister, then this show should be great!
On tonight’s episode, “Pilot – Day One/Välkommen,” Bruce faces unique challenges and culture clashes while struggling to impress Emma’s Swedish family.
See how Bruce is getting along in Sweden tonight on NBC at 9:01/8:01c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, Rookie Blue, Hollywood Game Night, Working the Engels, MythBusters, Defiance, Dominion, and Rectify.
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