5 Shows After Dark: If Only All Cross-Border Politics Could Be So Attractive
“Family Tools” on ABC at 8:30pm ET. Series finale. This was the one where JK Simmons’s hapless son attempts to take over his handyman business. I swear it was real. “Was” being the important word in that sentence.
“Royal Pains” on USA at 9:00pm ET.
“Franklin and Bash” on USA at 9:00pm ET. I swear, every time I see a promo for this show I expect one of the leads to turn straight into the camera after a quip and say “High five!”
“The Bridge” on FX at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Hey! It’s a new show about serial killers! This one is operating along the US/Mexico border, so Diane Kruger has to cooperate with Demián Bichir to catch him. It looks all weighty and serious, like they’re trying to be “The Killing” but on the other border (and also, you know, interesting).
“Camp” on NBC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. New series involving counselors at a summer camp and all the wacky shenanigans they get up to. I’m assuming they’re going for a Wet Hot American Summer vibe, which they will very likely fail at achieving. And unlike gymnastics judges, I don’t give points for degree of difficulty.
Genevieve Burgess’s wouldn’t high-five Franklin OR Bash without a supply of hand sanitizer readily available.