5 Shows After Dark: Note to Television: A Series Can Premiere Outside the US
“Burn Notice” on USA at 9:00pm ET.
“Project Runway” on Lifetime at 9:00pm ET. 10th season premiere.
“Misfits” on Logo at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is listed as a series premiere despite the fact that this show has been out for a while, just not in the US. This is the much acclaimed British series that follows five teenage delinquents after an accident gives them super powers. It’s had a pretty healthy cult following online, and I suspect the hold up to getting it aired in the US is that one of the kids sends people into fits of sexual ecstasy with a touch. We don’t do that here. If it was just, you know, making their heart explode violently out their chest in a spray of blood, that’d be just fine. Anyway, “Misfits” on Logo so those of you with some extended cable or satellite packages in the US can see this.
“Sullivan and Son” on TBS at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. New series created by and starring comedian Steve Bryne who plays a corporate lawyer who buys his parents bar in Pittsburgh when he finds out that they’re planning to sell it and retire. Hijinks will, with the terrible inevitability of multi-camera sitcoms, ensue.
“Louie” on FX at 10:30pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess hates summer television just as much as it hates her.