Grey’s Anatomy on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Earlier in the week, Dustin mentioned a rumor that a major network series would be killing off a character at the end of this TV season and this was one of my first guesses. Because it seems to have been made clear that Meredith Grey will NOT be getting a happy ending, so why not just get rid of her altogether? It could work! Or it wouldn’t be that much worse than any of the other gimmicks the show has tried to keep us interested in a show that absolutely should have been cancelled when Sandra Oh left.
60 Days In on A&E at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new docu-series where innocent people go “undercover” in jails for… entertainment? I mean, I guess it’s ostensibly to show us how awful jail is, but we kind of have a lot of proof of that already and people who are going to care already do and people who don’t clearly believe more in the “punitive” model of imprisonment than the “rehabilitation” model and I doubt this will change that.
El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle on Reelz at 9:00pm ET. I have no idea what the Reelz channel is, but I appreciate their work in amusing and attention-grabbing titles.
Baskets on FX at 10:00pm ET.
Vikings on History at 10:00pm ET. The title of this episode is “Yol” and when I saw that I thought “Someone left off the last ‘O’” and I realized I spent too much time on the internet. Then again, an episode called “You Only Live” would probably work ok for Vikings, thematically.