Monday, May 21, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of July 1

MONDAY

Siberia, 10 p.m., NBC

Don't worry, this isn't an actual reality show. It's just pretending to be one. The drama goes for a creepy Blair Witch Project vibe with its premise: Sixteen contestants in the reality-show-within-the-show are dropped in the middle of Siberia with a camera crew and try to survive long enough to claim a $500,000 prize. The scariest part? These days, that doesn't sound too far-fetched for an actual reality show.

TUESDAY

Chopped, 10 p.m., FOOD

Chopped goes all Jeopardy on us and hosts a teen edition of the anxiety-ridden cooking show. The kids will have to wow the chefs with cereal and tuna in the appetizer round. Hmm, we bet they're experts on at least one of those.Might we suggest a tuna tartare layered with crushed cereal and garnished with a candied piece of cereal? Sounds just gross enough to work!

THURSDAY

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m., NBC

Ah, sitting at home watching some fireworks on TV. Sounds like a far better option than crowding in a park on a 95-degree Florida evening while bugs swarm, kids run and lightning dances overhead. Performances by Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw make this even more appealing. If you're not feeling festive enough, there are always sparklers on the porch, am I right?

SATURDAY

SEASON finale Brooklyn DA, 9 p.m., CBS

This six-week peek into the Kings County District Attorney's Office is ending tonight. Now how long until The Good Wife is back?

SUNDAY

Whodunnit?, 9 p.m., ABC

Anyone remember that Saved by the Bell episode where the gang goes to a big, creepy mansion and unknowingly participates in a murder-mystery party? This is like an insane version of that, minus the bad '90s fashion. The reality show, which is basically just a real-life Clue, is cheesy, over the top, absurd — and really entertaining. Each episode, contestants living in Rue Manor (we told you, cheesy) have to solve a "murder." After searching the mansion for clues, the contestants must figure out who did it and how, delivering their best interpretations of the murder in one of those special, over-produced ceremonies that reality shows love. The contestant that has the least convincing interpretation becomes the killer's next victim, and that sets up the next episode. We're still unclear as to how anybody wins. But there's a British butler named Giles, so, sold.

— Michelle Stark, Times staff writer

     
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