5 Shows After Dark: Slightly More Promising Than Other New Crime Dramas
“Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda” on Discovery at 8:00pm ET. Nik Wallenda will be attempting a tight wire walk across the Grand Canyon. For… reasons? Anyway, this should be incredibly boring unless it isn’t, in which case it will be incredibly tragic because he doesn’t have a safety tether. Discovery is, of course, using the possibility of sudden and horrifying death as a selling point.
“Crossing Lines” on NBC at 9:00pm ET. Two hour series premiere. This is a new crime drama that attempts to be better than other crime dramas by featuring actual actors (William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland) and focusing on the International Criminal Court. Note for fans of “Game of Thrones”: this show also features Tom Wlaschiha as a Berlin police officer. Since the commercials for this taught me how to properly pronounce William Fichtner’s last name, I’m really hoping they start hyping Wlaschiha’s part so I can say his name in public without fear of embarrassment.
“Copper” on BBCA at 10:00pm ET. Second season premiere.
“Mad Men” on AMC at 10:00pm ET. Sixth season finale. Previews indicate that people will look at one another in meaningful ways and make declarative statements. Should be great!
“Veep” on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Second season finale.
Genevieve Burgess finds it somewhat embarrassing that she can pronounce Jaqen H’ghar flawlessly, but puzzels over Wlashchiha.