5 Shows After Dark: Is Making a Drinking Game for This Too Meta?
“Bad Girls All Star Battle” on Oxygen at 8:00pm ET. First season finale.
“Born Schizophrenic: Jani at 10” on TLC at 9:00pm ET. One of the few holdovers of the days when TLC actually aired specials that might actually involve viewers learning something.
“Rizzoli and Isles” on TNT at 9:00pm ET.
“The Summons” on CBS at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new crime procedural focusing on the wise-cracking courtroom bailiffs and their interactions with various juries and cases, as well as their personal lives. I’m glad we’re getting some kind of crime drama where we’re unlikely to spend an entire episode watching impossible things happen in a crime lab. I’m sure there will be something else horrible about it. It is on CBS, after all.
“Drunk History” on Comedy Central at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Based on the popular internet series from “Funny or Die” where history majors consumed large amounts of alcohol and then attempted to explain specific historical events. I do something similar when I get drunk, only instead of “historical events” it’s “copyright law.” This is why I get invited to so many parties.
Genevieve Burgess’s other drunk tricks involve frighteningly in-depth ‘Game of Thrones’ analysis and building towers out of empty glasses and beer bottles. Her appearance fees are surprisingly low.