The week in TV: 6/12/16 – Bye Bye CloneClub & Hello Orange

By: Alyssa & DRWHO42

There are a few new entries this week including The Last Ship, Braindead, and more importantly the return of Orange is the New Black. The week also brings the fantastic season of Orphan Black to a close. We have only a few episodes left in the current season of Game of Thrones and HBO was kind enough to make finale will be a full 60 minutes.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: Orange is the New Black
Ongoing: Orphan Black, GoT, Outcast, Preacher, Voltron, Penny Dreadful

Alyssa’s picks:
New: Last Ship, BrainDead & Wrecked
Ongoing: Preacher, GoT, 12 Monkeys, Turn

Sunday – June 12, 2016

8:00 PM

    • CBS    70th Annual Tony Awards [3-hour special presentation]
    • NBC    NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game #6 (if necessary)

9:00 PM

    • SHOWTIME    House of Lies: No es facil (#510) [Series finale]
    • TNT    Last Ship: The Scott Effect (#301) [3rd Season premiere]

10:00 PM

    • AMC    Ride with Norman Reedus: (#101) [Series premiere]

Following a new episode of the highly anticipated drama “Preacher,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” follows “The Walking Dead” fan-favorite star and motorcycle enthusiast as he hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country. This one-hour installment of “Ride with Norman Reedus” will feature Reedus with a riding companion – notable guests include Peter Fonda, Robert Rodriguez and Balthazar Getty – as they journey to new destinations throughout the United States, including North Carolina, Florida, California, Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. Reedus and friends stop by various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse. Read more @ FutonCritic

 

Monday – June 13, 2016

8:00 PM

    • NBC    American Ninja Warrior: Indianapolis qualifier (#803) [New time slot]

9:00 PM

    • ABC    NBA Finals – “Game 5” (if necessary)

10:00 PM

    • TNT    Major Crimes: Present Tense (#501) [5th Season Premiere]
    • CBS    Braindead: the Insanity Principle: How extremism in politics is threatening democracy in the 21st century (#BD101) [Series Premiere]

The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

8:00 PM

    • ABC    To Tell The Truth: episode 101 (#101) [1-hour special presentation]

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, “To Tell the Truth” is an anarchic and funny re-imagination of the beloved, game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series. Anderson presides over four famous faces, including legend Betty White (who has appeared on previous versions of the show), actress NeNe Leakes, NBA star Jalen Rose and a special guest for each episode. In each round they are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. The panel of celebrities has a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth. Read more @ FutonCritic

9:00 PM

    • TNT    Animal Kingdom: pilot (#101) [Series Premiere]

After his mother dies of a heroin overdose, Joshua ‘J’ Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody in Southern California. He soon finds himself drawn into a dark world funded by criminal activities that he’s been shielded from for years, as she and his uncles plan their upcoming heist. J must prove his loyalty to stay alive, all the while learning that Smurf is the intense, beguiling and complicated matriarch who rules over “her boys” with a borderline incestuous love.
Read more @ FutonCritic

 

    • ABC    Uncle Buck: Pilot / Li’l Scarface (#101/103) [1-hour series premiere]

Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a charismatic hustler who has gotten by on his charm for years. But when his brother, Will (James Lesure), and sister-in-law, Alexis (Nia Long), move to town and need help with their kids, he steps up to become their “manny,” and their lives will never be the same. Will and Alexis are wary of Buck’s questionable parenting skills, but his unique perspective and street smarts provide some unconventional solutions to raising their three rambunctious kids, who typically make a hobby out of terrorizing their nannies. Read more @ FutonCritic

    • BBCA    Weird Wonders: episode 8 (#108) [1st Season Finale]

10:00 PM

    • TBS    Wrecked: (#101/102) [1-hour series premiere]

An ensemble comedy about a group of strangers stranded on a deserted island following a plane crash. The latest in TBS’s growing slate of daring new comedies, Wrecked is set to take off Tuesday, June 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes. Wrecked is a single-camera comedy that centers on a diverse group of survivors adjusting to being stranded on an uninhabited island, a dangerous new world where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi, social media and Chipotle. Read more @ FutonCritic

Thursday – June 16, 2016

9:00 Pm

  • NBC Aquarius: I’m So Tired/happiness Is A Warm Gun/why Don’t We Do It In The Road (#201-203) [2-hour commercial-free 2nd Season Premiere – Special Time]
  • ABC 2016 NBA Finals – “Game 6” (if necessary)

 

10:00 Pm

  • BBCA Orphan Black: From Dancing Mice To Psychopaths (#410) [4th Season Finale]

 

11:00 Pm

  • BBCA After The Black: Episode 10 (#110) [1st Season Finale]

 

Friday – June 17, 2016
3:01 Am

  • Netflix All Hail King Julien: Complete Third Season [3rd Season Premiere]
  • Netflix Orange Is The New Black: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]

 

Saturday – June 18, 2016
8:30 Pm

  • NBC Premier Boxing Champions Special: Premier Boxing Champions [Special Presentation]

 

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con's as she can & enjoys the 'long form' story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.