PopWatch Planner: The Heat, Under the Dome
Can you feel The Heat? Sidenote: How excited do we all think the producer’s of The Heat are that The Miami Heat are NBA champions?! Millions of people searching for basketball scores must have stumbled upon a little movie starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Genius marketing! Before you head off to the beach to beat the heat (OK, I’ll stop now), check out the reality TV, new mini-series, and more pop culture fun this week:
Under the Dome, series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS
A mini-series to fill your summer TV watching void, Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King, the “latest allegorical epic for these tumultuous, terrifying times,” according to Doc Jensen. It’ll probably make you cry, even if it’s just remembering that dog poster.
Catfish: The TV Show, season premiere, 10 p.m., MTV
The show that will forever make you paranoid about online dating is back! At the end of every episode they show a set up tutorial for installing Skype.
Big Brother, season premiere, 8 p.m., CBS
Given recent events, how do we all feel about still watching this show? Great? OK, well it comes back tonight.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee debuts new episode online
French actor Gad Elmaleh is the guest, and it’s a great remember that if you haven’t seen Priceless yet, it’s well worth a rental.
The Heat opens nationwide
It’s finally here, the one summer movie that without a doubt passes the Bechdel test! Bullock and McCarthy star in this buddy-cop comedy that is sure to bring the laughs.
No with Gael García Bernal is available on DVD this week
The incredible story of the removal of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is now out on DVD. So if you didn’t have a chance to catch it in theaters, here’s your shot.
Dexter, season premiere, 9 p.m., Showtime
It’s the final reckoning for Dexter. Showrunner Scott Buck told EW of the final season, “It feels like the exact ending we should be doing.” He added, “Ideally it will make our audience sit back and see Dexter a little more clearly than before. It should absolutely make sense to everybody watching.”