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5 Shows After Dark: Who Wants to See THAT Medal Podium?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 29, 2012 | Comments ()


"2012 Olympic Summer Games" on NBC at 7:00pm ET. As much as I really do love the Olympics, I find myself bewildered by the coverage that NBC is providing. Every time. Also, I've seen about a billion interviews with Michael Phelps so far and I'm just starting to feel sorry for the guy that he keeps having to talk to people like Ryan Seacrest. I'm wondering if it's half the reason the guy is planning on retiring.

"Hillbilly Handfishin'" on Animal Planet at 8:00pm ET. It's always interesting to see what kind of counter-programming networks think they should put on when the Olympics are happening. So, those of you who hate the Olympics or the NBC Olympic coverage can always watch people squatting in muddy rivers trying to grab catfish around the gills with their bare hands. Exciting!

"True Blood" on HBO at 9:00pm ET.

"Breaking Bad" on AMC at 10:00pm ET.

"The Newsroom" on HBO at 10:00pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess hates summer television just as much as it hates her.

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