“American Ninja Warrior” on NBC at 8:00pm ET.
“Aftermath” on Investigation Discovery at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new series that re-interviews people who had family members or loved ones involved in high-profile crimes, not about the crimes themselves but about how their life changed direction in the aftermath of the crime. What it meant to have people missing, either because they were killed or in jail, how the attention affected the family, what long-lasting repercussions have been experienced by the survivors, etc. Seems interesting and also totally heart-breaking.
“Under the Dome” on CBS at 10:00pm ET.
“The Writer’s Room” on Sundance at 10:00pm ET. This week they’re tackling “New Girl” and the panelists are writers, executive producers and show-runners Brett Baer and Dave Finkel; creator, show-runner, and executive producer Liz Meriwether; and cast member Jake Johnson.
“Bubba-Q” on Food Network at 10:30pm ET. Series premiere. The titular Bubba is a good ol’ Texas boy who lives and breathes Texas style barbecue. But guess where he’s selling his custom designed grills? SPOILER ALERT! Not Texas. Nope, this Lone-Star-Stater is bringing a bit of Texas to Philadelphia, resulting in plenty of “hilarious” fish out of water encounters with big-city Northerners. Because whoever came up with the press for this show hasn’t ever hear the term “Pennsyltucky” and correctly understood its connotations. Also, fun little piece of Genevieve trivia here, every time I see that particular portmanteau misspelled as the name of the character from “Orange is the New Black” I twitch. The first couple weeks that show was available I looked like I had some sort of tic.
Genevieve Burgess understands that English is a bit of a mongrel language that’s constantly evolving, especially the bits that weren’t really words to begin with. That’s not helping with the twitch.