Summer Replacement Series: Now Starring Oscar Winners
So You Think You Can Dance on Fox at 8:00pm ET.
Extant on CBS at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This new series centers around a female astronaut who returns from a year in space on a solo mission pregnant. The astronaut will be played by Halle Berry, and the series also stars Goran Visnjic, Camryn Manheim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. The early reviews are favorable, there’s mysteries, and robots, and it sounds like it could be a nice little summer series. Maybe. Or maybe I spend my summer with Netflix and all the HBO series now on Amazon Prime.
The Bridge on FX at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere.
Tiny House Nation on FYI at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new series dedicated to a team that goes around the country and helps people downsize into houses less than 300 square feet. Every so often I’ll see a picture of one of those houses and think it looks really nifty, but more from like a “conceptual” standpoint than a “I’d really like to live there” standpoint. I’m all for making the best use of your space, but if I’m living somewhere that’s not even wide enough for me to do some light yoga without putting my foot through the TV or bookshelf, I’m going to have a claustrophobic freakout.
Wilfred on FXX at 10:00pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess lives in a studio apartment that is probably still over 300 sq ft.