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By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 19, 2013 | Comments ()


"NHL Finals: Chicago at Boston" on NBC at 8:00pm ET.

"Franklin and Bash" on TNT at 9:00pm ET. Third season premiere. Sometimes people ask me what I mean when I use the term "dude-bro" as a descriptor. This show is one of the examples I tend to point to, along with serious lacrosse players, any guy still wearing his frat tee-shirt regularly in public more than five years after graduation, and Dave Matthews fans. I could go with the far easier explanation of "Grown men who frequently use the terms 'dude' and 'bro' in casual conversation" but where's the fun in that? Anyway, Heather Locklear joins the cast this season.

"Futurama" on Comedy Central at 10:00pm ET. One hour season 7B premiere. TV networks all have a room full of people who just sit there and come up with dumber ways to say "Hey, this show is back!" don't they?

"The Soup" on E at 10:00pm ET.

"The Soup Investigates" on E at 10:30pm ET. Series premiere. A new "Soup" spin-off, though shockingly enough it still stars Joel McHale. I figured Mankini or one of the other regulars would be heading this up. Anyway, more riffing on pop culture in general instead of an entire show based around other television shows. Still, I think most of you would consider more Joel McHale in your life a good thing. Combined with "The Soup" at 10, you get a full hour of him on your TV on Wednesdays!

Genevieve Burgess is attempting to train her younger sister out of an unfortunate "dude-bro" speech pattern. She's debating whether rolled-up newspaper or a spray bottle is the preferable deterrent.

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