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What to Watch Tuesday: Dead of Summer offers scary stories

Plus: It’s a ‘Zoo’ out there

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.


Dead of Summer

Freeform, 9 p.m.

From the good people behind ABC’s Once Upon a Time, this pun-tasticaly titled, ’80s-set new series has a horror bent to it: An idyllic summer camp is beset by evil supernatural forces, including a past that includes a tragic string of murders. “We love John Hughes and we love John Carpenter,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says of Dead of Summer’s influences. For more on the series, check out our full preview here.



CBS, 9 p.m.

They’re baaaack. The James Wolk-starring animals-gone-mad drama returns with the team searching for a cure, and they think it might be found within leopard DNA. I don’t know, though — I think the chances are spotty.


Music Moguls

BET, 9 p.m.

Over eight 60-minute episodes, the hard-hitting docuseries takes viewers into the lives of various music entrepreneurs, including Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Birdman, and more. Here’s to hoping that the Snoop chapter includes an extended segment on his Snoop Lion phase.


Gold Medal Families

Lifetime, 9 p.m.

If you haven’t noticed yet, we’re quickly approaching peak Olympics season. Get hyped for the big event with this reality show, which follows six Olympic hopefuls as they and their families strive to reach the podium in Rio this summer.


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

CBS, 11:35 p.m.

By any standard, it’s been an absolutely huge week in the news world. As such, it’d probably be a good idea to check in on fake newsman Colbert tonight, since he’ll have real newsman Tom Brokaw on as his first guest.