Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Big week for new shows

A week before our Big Week in Monterey County, summer TV is having a big week of its own. New series/movies/seasons to watch out for (check your listings for times):

Series premiere of "Camp" on NBC, a comedy-drama about life at a family summer camp starring Rachel Griffiths of "Six Feet Under." In general, reviews have been pretty lukewarm, so your better bet would be for ...

The series premiere of FX's "The Bridge," a serial killer thriller that spans the U.S.-Mexico border and digs into bigger issues like immigration, human trafficking and the drug war. Starring Demian Bichir ("A Better Life") and Diane Kruger ("Inglorious Basterds").

Series premiere of NBC's "Hollywood Game Night," the celeb-filled fun-fest that I initially scoffed at but am now excited for. Hosted by Jane Lynch.

"Orange is the New Black," the women's prison dramedy from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, drops on Netflix.

And Syfy presents its original movie "Sharknado." No explanation needed.

"The Newsroom" starts its second season on HBO. Though its fluffery and needless love pentagons drove me to eye-rolling at times, Aaron Sorkin made some changes -- including hiring consultants and writing a season-long storyline that doesn't have to do with two-year-old news -- that make me optimistic for a better year.

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