5 Shows After Dark: I Know Some of You Wished For This. Wish Granted.
“2012 Olympic Summer Games” on NBC at 8:00pm ET. The all USA beach volleyball final in which Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will face Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. Either way, the US takes both gold and silver in women’s beach volleyball so this really is a “win-win” situation if you care about the medal count. Also track and field finals and women’s platform diving, which I always find to be one of the most terrifying Olympic sports.
“Dallas” on TNT at 9:00pm ET. First season finale.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on TLC at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. I know some of you have been desperately waiting for this to premiere. I’ll be honest; I don’t get it. This kid and her mom seem like they’d be a nightmare to deal with in real life so I don’t understand the urge to watch them on TV. Aside from the fact that it’s rewarding behavior that probably shouldn’t ever be rewarded. But I’m a humorless stick in the mud about some things, and the pageant babies are one of them.
“Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” on Science at 10:00pm ET. Third season finale. “Did We Invent God?” something that typically comes up in dorm room discussions somewhere around bong number two or 3am, whichever comes first.
“Top Chef Masters” on Bravo at 10:00pm ET. Points for the title: “What Would Brian Boitano Eat?”
Genevieve Burgess hates summer television just as much as it hates her.