5 Shows After Dark: High Risk of Pants Fires Ahead.
“Celebrity Wife Swap” on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Eighth season premiere. This is still a thing that exists, apparently. My bigger question here is that the switch this week is listed as “Kate Gosselin/Kendra Wilkinson” and I was under the impression that Kate Gosselin was not currently anyone’s wife. So is Kendra just waltzing into a house of eight kids with the door slamming shut behind her and a cackle of glee to be heard over the squeal of car tires speeding out of the drive way? I guess I could watch the show and find out, but I like my version better.
“Parade’s End” on HBO at 9:00pm ET. Mini-series premiere. SOUND THE CUMBERBATCH ALARM!
“Cougar Town” on TBS at 10:00pm ET.
“Golden Boy” on CBS at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. I kept seeing commercials for this and was like “Hey look, it’s Chi McBride and some younger guy who looks maddeningly familiar.” I finally looked it up and it’s Theo James, otherwise known to us who like our dramas British as Kamal Pamuk, the man who ruined Mary Crawley’s life. Not that he came out of the situation particularly well either. Anyway, he’s the star of this new show about a frighteningly ambitious young cop and his older, wiser partner. I’m sure they have lots to teach each other.
“Robot Combat League” on SyFy at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. In case there’s still a hole in your life from when “Battlebots” went off the air.
Genevieve Burgess would very much like it if you bought her book. Please?