5 Shows After Dark: Swoopes Is the Most Perfect Surname for a Basketball Player, Ever.
“Nine for IX - Swoopes” on ESPN at 8:00pm ET. A look at the new head coach of Loyola University Chicago’s women’s basketball team.
“Buck Off” on G4 at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. So, you know those “Big Buck Hunter” video game consoles that are popular in dive bars that tend to serve PBR tall boys to guys wearing trucker caps with elaborately groomed mustaches? Well, G4 went and made a competitive reality series out of it. A bunch of dudes who are really good at “Big Buck Hunter” are hitting the woods with actual hunters and actual hunting equipment to test their mettle against the real deal. Will they survive? Absolutely. Will they actually shoot anything? Maybe. Am I slightly uncomfortable with using killing animals as a competitive reality series despite the fact that I am in favor of ethical hunting as a way to deal with the massive deer population in the North East? Totally.
“Capture” on The CW at 9:30pm ET. Series premiere. This is a totally toothless version of the Hunger Games. Contestants live for a month in harsh conditions blah blah “Hunters” blah blah no actual literal danger for anyone.
“Catfish” on MTV at 10:00pm ET.
“Suits” on USA at 10:01pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess Is hitting that point in the summer where she’s losing the ability to think up creative things to say about new reality series.