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On TV this week, June 24-28

Under the Dome’s Chester’s Mills is a nice place to visit, but we wouldn’t want to be stranded indefinitely there.


Under the Dome’s Chester’s Mills is a nice place to visit, but we wouldn’t want to be stranded indefinitely there.

On TV this week


The Real Housewives of Orange County, 8 p.m., Bravo In case you doubted the fact this show has been on for eight seasons, here's a clip show to celebrate episode No. 100. Of course, if you remember any of these clips, you probably should be a little ashamed.

Major Crimes, 9 p.m., TNT A TV writer rides along with Sanchez and Tao, and magically comes up with a story line about a writer riding along with two cops. It's amazing how they create!

SERIES PREMIERE Under the Dome, 10 p.m., CBS An adaptation of Stephen King's book about what happens in a small town when it is suddenly trapped beneath an impenetrable barrier and the world can do nothing but watch it destroy itself. Wow, that's a pretty subtle message about reality TV right there. With any luck, the Real Housewives of Orange County were visiting that day.

Mistresses, 10 p.m., ABC Wow, we're only like three episodes in and already Alyssa Milano is pregnant and doesn't know who the father is. What an excellent lead-in to Milano's plans to start a maternity line in real life.


Extreme Weight Loss, 8 p.m., ABC A 23-year-old loses an arm in a car crash and gains a lot of weight. We would joke about him already experiencing some extreme weight loss, but that would be a reach.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers, 8:30 p.m., NBC More oldsters continue to commit pranks, like pretending there's still a "prime time" and that everyone watches network television. Say, what's on Amazon Prime tonight? ANYTHING WE WANT.

SEASON PREMIERE Rizzoli & Isles, 9 p.m., TNT A young journalism student is killed. Surprisingly, it's not by the job market.

SEASON PREMIERE Perception, 10 p.m., TNT Geez, Daniel, we know it's really hard to walk away from Kelly Rowan, but if you ever want to date Kelly Rowan, you'll have to ditch her. That's the way your schizophrenia works, you know.


Royal Pains, 9 p.m., USA Divya and Jeremiah treat a minor-league ballplayer during a visit to Savannah. Grayson Stadium is still there today, you know.

SERIES FINALE How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), 9:30 p.m., ABC Perhaps the series should have been called How to Live With Your Parents (Until Nielsen Says Move On). At least Natalie is looking like she'll be smarter than Polly.

Top Shot All-Stars, 10 p.m., History Teams must fire the Remington 1875, wishing the entire time for a Colt Single Action Army, before taking on a timed shoot with a Ruger 10/22. Two have a problem with it, proving they never learned the shooting lessons any 8-year-old country boy gets.

Necessary Roughness, 10 p.m., USA Just so long as the story line isn't about a tight end shooting a jogging buddy in the face, we won't have heartburn over this week's episode. Oh, it's just about T.K. possibly losing his agent. That's fine.


The Hero, 8 p.m., TNT While you're sitting there stuffing your face with nachos, these folks are jumping off buildings, climbing 40 stories up an elevator shaft and swimming long distance in the ocean. Say, you got jalapenos over there?

Motive, 9 p.m., ABC A big-money lawyer is found dead in his home. No one cares but other lawyers.

The Out List, 9:30 p.m., HBO A host of fairly famous LGBT personalities share what it's like being out of the closet. Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Neil Patrick Harris and Cynthia Nixon are among the cast.

Graceland, 10 p.m., USA A Nigerian drug lord wants Mike to help his gang shoot better. All he has to do is provide his checking account information.


Cult, 8 p.m., CW This series was canceled way back in the spring, but the CW has an entire summer to fill, so here are the episodes that never aired. That way you can just get into it before realizing it will never be on TV again.

Annie: It's the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, 9 p.m., (check local listings), PBS Ever wonder how a production of this orphan's story gets made? Watch and see, but realize Jay-Z is likely not involved.

Treehouse Masters, 10 p.m., Animal Planet A writer wants an office built in a tree, but is unhappy with the tree Pete says they should use. We think you should at least trust him on that issue.

Lidia Celebrates America, 10 p.m. (check local listings), PBS Lidia Bastianich's trek across the U.S. is one of the few first-run episodes of anything on tonight. But let's face it, if you're watching broadcast television on a Friday night, you were already planning on this.

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this week, June 24-28 06/23/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 23, 2013 4:44pm]
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