What to Watch: 07/24/2016

As we wait to see what the looming and exciting, if certainly more tame, Dem Convention brings, there’s a ton of options to take your mind off the coming apocalypse, including an underrated comic thriller on a new night.

BrainDead [CBS, 10p]
The show continues to explore the metaphor of brain eating bugs in our political landscape and the ever present cultural relevance of The Cars. Oh and Laurel discovers Luke is cheating.

The Jim Gaffigan Show [TVLand, 10p]
The fallout from Jim’s ill-fated deference to Dave hits a fever pitch and finds the former at a table read for the latter’s fast-tracked half-hour comedy. But will it exceed Jim’s oft-forgotten first real-life foray into television, Welcome to New York (does that exist in this alternate-Gaffigan Universe?).

Mexico Life [HGTV, 9:30p]
A Polish couple leaves chilly Colorado for Sayulita with their large family.



  • HBO splits the night between the grim dramatic realness of critically heralded The Night Of – where Naz sits at Riker’s waiting to hear his fate – and the one-two punch of bro-comedy that is Ballers and Vice Principals.
  • If you want a less party-hearty dramatic take on pro sports, the almost-criminally underrated Survivor’s Remorse returns tonight on Starz for a third season.
  • We cannot say enough about the throwback game show Sunday nights on ABC. Actually, we have not said nearly enough, and watch the skies (or the site) for many more words on last week’s and tonight’s contestants. This week’s players include Randall Park and Ellie Kemper.

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