“Ice Road Truckers” on History at 9:00pm ET.
“True Blood” on HBO at 9:00pm ET.
“The Great Escape” on TNT at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is one of those shows where they’re trying to sell it as a really hard physical challenge, but the preview shows that no matter how fast the contestants are running or what they’re climbing through, a camera man is miraculously right behind them. So either what they’re up to actually isn’t that physically intense or it is and yet they found people who could do it all with pounds of camera equipment strapped to their body. If it’s the second, they must’ve hired the camera crew from “COPS”. Those guys were NUTS.
“Longmire” on A&E at 10:00pm ET.
“The Newsroom” on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Hark! Good people, gather round so that once again we may hear the tale of how the world would be a much better place were we all scripted by Aaron Sorkin to be reasonable individuals who could talk through our differences at a fast clip while walking down hallways! Where all problems can be resolved with a well timed, sincere speech with just the perfect piece of heart tugging music in the background! Where nothing is ever truly messy or inconvenient, and when they are it’s just so people can learn more about themselves or their friends! Truly, we are not worthy of a world so beautiful, but at least we can gaze longingly upon it and recognize our own inadequacies just that much more clearly.
Genevieve Burgess does not appreciate your sass. (That’s a lie.)