TV: What We're Watching

1. America's Got Talent  / NBC / Rating: 2.5 / 3,202,000 viewers
2. MLB All-Star Game / FOX / Rating: 2.3 / 2,997,000 viewers
3. Big Brother (Wed.) / CBS / Rating: 1.9 / 2,443,000 viewers
4. Big Brother (Thu.) / CBS / Rating: 1.8 / 2,337,000 viewers
5. Big Brother (Sun.) / CBS / Rating: 1.8 / 2,327,000 viewers
6. World of Dance / NBC / Rating: 1.7 / 2,182,000 viewers
7. The Bachelorette / ABC / Rating / 1.4 / 1,832,000 viewers
8. ESPY Awards / ABC / Rating: 1.4 / 1,787,000 viewers
9. American Ninja Warrior / NBC / Rating: 1.4 / 1,763,000 viewers
10. America's Got Talent (Thu.) / NBC / Rating: 1.3 / 1,639,000 viewers
(From Zap 2 It)

Descendants 2 – July 21 – 8:00 p.m. – ABC
Disney is making a really big deal out of the made-for-TV movie sequel, Descendants 2. The movie will premiere on six networks (ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies) all at the same time. The film follows the adventures of the descendants of famous Disney cartoon villains who have pushed behind their evil ways from living on the Isle of the Lost and now live in harmony with the descendants of Disney heroes in the land of Auradon. Or have they? Living the "good" life appears to be harder than they thought.

The Gong Show
Like many of you, I had fond memories of the old Gong Show TV series until I watched some clips from it on YouTube and realized just how bad of a show it really was. And like many of you, I too was shocked to hear that Will Arnett was actually the man behind bringing the show back on the air. I had assumed he had fallen on hard times. However, after watching the screener for Thursday’s premiere episode of the show I have to say … it’s not horrible. Read More>>>

Many years ago, summer TV programming consisted of reruns, pilots of TV series that didn’t make it and seasonal specials like Battle of the Network Stars. More recently, summer viewing is full of TV game shows, reality competitions and far-out concept series. Many of the latter have come for CBS who have put together some enjoyable albeit over-the-top limited series like last summer’s American Gothic, Braindead and others having a slightly longer shelf life like Extant, Under the Dome and Zoo. Read More >>>