Tag: American Ninja Warrior

What to Watch: 09/12/2016

While there’s not much to talk about for scripted shows tonight, there’s no shortage of energy — whether its dancing (with amateurs going out and celebrities coming in) or overcoming obstacles with leaps and bounds or fighting a big orange monster so he doesn’t level up in an oval office.

JASON’S PICK:
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee [TBS, 10:30p]
Faux news queen Bee returns from hiatus to interview an immigrant who founded Latinos for Trump — just the sort of oddball character, the political figure who shouldn’t quite exist but does, that should set her up strong for a fiery endgame of smashing electoral hypocrisy — particularly from the Trump-ier side.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee [TBS, 10:30p]
Samantha interviews the Mexican immigrant that is behind the Latinos for Trump movement. I need to see this with mine own eyes to believe it.

 KATHERINE’S PICK:

American Ninja Warrior [NBC, 8p]
Tonight the warriors move through increasingly complex and mind-boggling obstacles, and we continue to root for our heroine Jessie Graff, the unstoppable Wonder Woman.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
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What to Watch: 09/05/2016

It is LITERALLY the biggest night of the whole year for edgy comedy and adventure and torts and marrying strangers and, um, other things probably. So let’s get right down to it as there is LITERALLY no place we would rather be … than talking about September 5th’s television, as Mary + Jane come in and Rizzoli & Isles goes out. We can LITERALLY do this all day.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe [Comedy, TVLand, Spike, 10p]
I LITERALLY cannot wait! (ed.’s note: see!)

JASON’S PICK:
Mary + Jane [MTV, 10p]
We can never have too many green-flavored shows about two women, their strong bond, and their misadventures — and this one sets its feet in L.A.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
American Ninja Warrior [NBC, 8p]
It’s week two in Las Vegas, and all eyes are on Jessie Graff, the spritely, strong, stunt woman breaking barriers and records. Last week Graff was the first woman to get through Stage 1 of the finals, and surely she’ll be the first woman to get through Stage 2, too.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • After seven seasons, the macabre crime duo of Rizzoli & Isles call it a series wrap as the pair solve the crime of a dead man handcuffed to a bed, while the rest of the cast says goodbye in character.
  • On the other side of TV life, Discovery uncorks its six-part scripted series about the rise of the two-wheeled motorized vehicle, Harley and the Davidsons.
  • We wouldn’t normally hawk a uniquely-TLC show like 90 Day Fiance here, but with the likely groom coming in from Tunisia, this one could be more interesting and poignant than most of these.