Pajiba After Dark: SHARK WEEK SHARK WEEK SHARK WEEK!!!
I started writing this column on Saturday and I forgot to change the day on the site I use for TV listings so I was all “Man, there is NOTHING” on TV tonight. That sucks” and then I remembered to change the day which is good because I felt like something big was happening today. And I was totally right. Ladies, gentlemen, and commenters, I would like to welcome you all to the most glorious week of the summer. The week which makes all other weeks look silly and inconsequential. The week which makes all the days and weeks of crappy TV seem less significant. I am speaking, of course, of SHARK WEEK!! Seven wonderful days of shows alternating between showing us the raw power of an animal that nature had designed for the sole purpose of killing other animals over the last several hundred thousand years, and shows telling us how that animal is in need of our protection and consideration. Seals will die, cages will be rattled, if you take a drink every time there’s a “Jaws” reference you’ll be dead by Wednesday. I’m so happy. Here’s your Sunday night TV:
7:00pm: “Dateline NBC” on NBC
“Sand Masters” on Travel
8:00pm: “Big Brother” on CBS
“Jerseylicious” on Style
“Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes” on OWN
“Sunday Best” on BET
9:00pm: “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” on ABC
“Bait Car” on TruTV
“Big Rich Texas” on Style. Most of the people I know who ascribe to the whole “Texans are just DIFFERENT” mentality are people from Texas who I never would have guessed were from Texas. I’m not sure what that means, but I’ve always found it an interesting conundrum.
“Bridezillas” on WE
“Carson Nation” on OWN
“Celebrity Rehab with Dr.Drew” on VH1
“Great White Invasion” on Discovery. SHARK WEEK!
“Drop Dead Diva” on Lifetime
“The Glee Project” on Oxygen
“Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC
“Ice Road Truckers” on History
“Leverage” on TNT
“Masterpiece!: Zen” on PBS
“The Next Food Network STar” on Food Network
“Same Name” on CBS. This week’s name is Kathy Griffin. Riveting television, I’m sure.
“True Blood” on HBO
10:00pm: “Life Against the Wall” on Lifetime. Series premiere.
“Behind the Music: Enrique Iglesias” on VH1
“Breaking Bad” on AMC
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO
“Jaws Comes Home” on Discovery
“Falling Skies” on TNT
“The Glades” on A&E
“In Plain Sight” on USA
“Iron Chef America” on Food Network
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E
“Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!” on Logo
“The Marriage Ref” on NBC
“My Strange Addiction” on TLC
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo
“The Real L Word” on Showtime. Second season finale. I’m beginning to suspect that any show with the word “real” in the title is exactly the opposite of that. Wait, scratch ‘beginning to suspect’ and insert replace it with ‘absolutely positive.’
“Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals” on OWN
“Top Gear” on History
“Vegas Strip” on TruTV
10:30pm: “Entourage” on HBO
“Ice Loves Coco” on E
“Loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance” on PBS
11:00pm “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo
Intern Rusty has a Masters degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry which makes her sound more successful than she really is. You can read more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.