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5 Shows After Dark: This is the Closest I'll Get to Subliminal Messaging

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


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“American Ninja Warrior” on NBC at 8:00pm ET.

“Aftermath” on Investigation Discovery at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new series that re-interviews people who had family members or loved ones involved in high-profile crimes, not about the crimes themselves but about how their life changed direction in the aftermath of the crime. What it meant to have people missing, either because they were killed or in jail, how the attention affected the family, what long-lasting repercussions have been experienced by the survivors, etc. Seems interesting and also totally heart-breaking.

“Under the Dome” on CBS at 10:00pm ET.

“The Writer’s Room” on Sundance at 10:00pm ET. This week they’re tackling “New Girl” and the panelists are writers, executive producers and show-runners Brett Baer and Dave Finkel; creator, show-runner, and executive producer Liz Meriwether; and cast member Jake Johnson.

“Bubba-Q” on Food Network at 10:30pm ET. Series premiere. The titular Bubba is a good ol’ Texas boy who lives and breathes Texas style barbecue. But guess where he’s selling his custom designed grills? SPOILER ALERT! Not Texas. Nope, this Lone-Star-Stater is bringing a bit of Texas to Philadelphia, resulting in plenty of “hilarious” fish out of water encounters with big-city Northerners. Because whoever came up with the press for this show hasn’t ever hear the term “Pennsyltucky” and correctly understood its connotations. Also, fun little piece of Genevieve trivia here, every time I see that particular portmanteau misspelled as the name of the character from “Orange is the New Black” I twitch. The first couple weeks that show was available I looked like I had some sort of tic.

Genevieve Burgess understands that English is a bit of a mongrel language that’s constantly evolving, especially the bits that weren’t really words to begin with. That’s not helping with the twitch.



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  • Wrestling Fan

    I was convinced Bubba Q was the fake.

    then I checked my guide.

    IT'S REAL!! HOLY CRAP!!

  • e jerry powell

    Yup. The White Trash Revival of the 2010s leeches its way to Food Network. That's not even Discovery, Turner, MTV Networks or NBC/Universal. We are all doomed.

    ETA: Oops. I forgot about Paula Deen. Never mind, we're already in hell.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, one of my favorite sandwich joints in town is Texadelphia (cheesesteaks!), so cultural exchange, such as it is, is fair play.

  • DataAngel

    +2 for Pennsyltucky. A word I grew up with and thought no one else knew.

  • BlackRabbit

    Pennsylvania! Philly and Pittsburgh, with Alabama in between!

  • John W

    Bubba Q sounds fake. I haven't been playing along with your game because at this point you could propose a show where people compare their bowel movements and I would believe it. On the Learning Channel.

  • e jerry powell

    Methinks you underestimate reality show producers. Or is it overestimate?

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