Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Watch this: TV week of June 10

TODAY

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., COMEDY

We've always liked John Oliver, what with his British accent and witticisms. But can The Daily Show really be The Daily Show without Jon Stewart? We'll find out starting tonight, when Oliver takes over as guest host for the summer while Stewart takes an eight-week break to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. Seems kinda random, Jon, but we still love you.

The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC

It's the semifinals tonight, though for some reason there are five contestants vying for the top prize instead of the usual four. The longer the Swon Brothers remain, the more credibility The Voice loses. They should just call it The Country Voice next season and make Blake Shelton the host. Those seem to be the only singers America cares about anyway. Not that we're still bitter about Judith Hill's elimination or anything.

TUESDAY

So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., FOX

We don't mind summer programming when it's something as entertaining as SYTYCD. Three things make this show the best of the best reality competitions: 1) Host Cat Deeley is a bubbly British delight who should host all things. 2) The talent is amazing. Now that we're through auditions and heading to Las Vegas for callbacks, even the less-than-great dancers are still outstanding. 3) It has the best judges. Along with SYTYCD stalwarts like Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, guest judges have included Wayne Brady, Minnie Driver and Jesse Tyler Ferguson — three people whose lives would probably never have intersected otherwise. The magic of SYTYCD!

WEDNESDAY

Spike Guys Choice 2013, 9 p.m., SPIKETV

We offer this up as proof that Ben Affleck can now triumph over any awards show: This guy-centric ceremony is declaring Ben its Guy of the Year. Seriously, a group of guys honoring Ben? We didn't think that was possible after Daredevil. Must be that manly Argo beard. Also honored are Vince Vaughn with the Guycon award and Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones with the Holy Grail of Hot award.

FRIDAY

Mystery Diners, 10 p.m., FOOD

All you need to know about this episode is that apparently there is a conflict between "the cooks and a bartender who brings wild animals to work." Come on, it really shouldn't take Mystery Diners-style trickery to be able to fire that person.

SATURDAY

Zero Hour, 8 p.m., ABC

Is it too much to ask for TV to find a decent show for Anthony "Dr. Mark Greene" Edwards? The dude was part of some of the best TV drama of the '90s. By all accounts, Zero Hour was not that show, which is why the remaining episodes of this now-canceled drama are getting burned off during the next few Saturdays. A doubleheader tonight finds Edwards' character Hank realizing that people aren't always what they seem. Original concept, Zero Hour. Really a mystery as to why your ratings were so low.

—Michelle Stark, Times Staff Writer

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