What's on your HDTV: 'Review', 'American Summer', 'Reading Rainbow'

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Richard Lawler
July 28, 2015 9:19 PM
What's on your HDTV: 'Review', 'American Summer', 'Reading Rainbow'

We're checking in a bit late with this week's selections of what to watch -- luckily the highlights are yet to come. For anyone who writes or reads reviews, Comedy Central's Review with Forest Macneil is ready to scratch your scoring itch in a funny, out of control way each week. Last season Forest reviewed addiction, theft, racism, orgies and many other topics -- we can't wait to see what season two brings. Netflix is ready this week with Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a prequel to the movie. ESPN also has its final 30 for 30 of this round of documentaries, as Angry Sky focuses on Felix Baumgartner predecessor Nick Piantanida's three attempts at setting a highest jump record. Finally, this weekend a collection of Reading Rainbow episodes is coming to Netflix.Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).

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  • Home (3D)
  • Miracle Mile
  • Zone Troopers
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2015: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA Champions 2015: Golden State Warriors
  • Miracle Mile
  • Cherry 2000
  • N++ (PS4)
  • Life is Strange (Episode 4), (PS4, PS3)
  • The Swindle (PS4, PS3)
  • Lost Dimension (PS3)
  • Kings Quest: A Knight to Remember (PC,PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
  • Never Alone: Foxtales (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Magic Duels: Origins (Xbox One)
  • Dream (PC)
  • Reading Rainbow (Netflix, August 1)


  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Tough Enough, USA 8PM
  • Knock Knock Live, Fox, 9PM
  • Face Off (season premiere), Syfy, 9PM
  • Zoo, CBS, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 9PM
  • Stitchers, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Hollywood Game Night, NBC, 10PM
  • Scream, MTV, 10PM
  • Clipped, TBS, 10PM
  • Proof, TNT, 10PM
  • Tyrant, FX, 10PM
  • Another Period, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Comedy Central, 12:30AM


  • America's Got Talent: 10 Year Anniversary Special, NBC, 8PM
  • White People, MTV, 8PM
  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8PM
  • Life on the Reef, PBS, 8PM
  • Unsung Hollywood: George Wallace, TV One, 8PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 8PM
  • Baby Daddy, ABC Family, 8:30PM
  • Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, VH1, 9PM
  • Extant, CBS, 9PM
  • Suits, USA, 9PM
  • Jim Rome, Showtime, 9PM
  • Rogue, DirecTV 101, 9PM
  • Last Comic Standing, NBC, 10PM
  • The Jim Gaffigan Show, TV Land, 10PM
  • I Am Jazz, TLC, 10PM
  • Key & Peele, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Catfish, MTV, 10PM
  • Mr. Robot, USA, 10PM
  • The Game (series finale), BET, 9PM
  • Twinning, VH1, 10PM
  • Impastor, TV Land, 10:30PM
  • Why? With Hannibal Burress, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • America's Best Dance Crew, MTV, 11PM
  • The Exes, TV Land, 11PM


  • 30 for 30: Angry Sky (season finale), ESPN, 8PM
  • Food Fighters, NBC, 8PM
  • Boom!, Fox, 8PM
  • Beauty and the Beast, CW, 8PM
  • The Astronaut Wives Club, ABC, 8PM
  • WWE Smackdown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Dates, CW, 9PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 9PM
  • Aquarius, NBC, 9PM
  • Dates, CW, 9 & 9:30PM
  • Mistresses, ABC, 9PM
  • Review with Forest Macneil (season premiere), Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, FX, 10PM
  • Dominion, Syfy, 10PM
  • Lip Sync Battle, Spike TV, 10PM
  • Rectify, Sundance, 10PM
  • Under the Dome, CBS, 10PM
  • Graceland, USA, 10PM
  • Rookie Blue, ABC, 10PM
  • Hannibal, NBC, 10PM
  • Maron, IFC, 10PM
  • Married, FX, 10:30PM
  • Geeks Who Drink, Syfy, 11PM
  • One Bad Choice MTV, 11PM
  • Reactor, Syfy, 11:30PM


  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Netflix, 3AM
  • Cold Justice (spring finale), TNT, 8PM
  • Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (series premiere), TNT, 9PM
  • Masters of Illusion, CW, 8PM
  • Defiance, Syfy, 8PM
  • Killjoys, Syfy, 9PM
  • Strike Back (season premiere), Cinemax, 10PM
  • American Greed, CNBC, 10PM
  • Dark Matter, Syfy, 10PM


  • UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia, PPV, 10PM
  • The Perfect Girlfriend, Lifetime, 8PM
  • Cedar Cove, Hallmark, 8PM
  • Boston EMS ABC, 9PM
  • Hell on Wheels, AMC, 9PM
  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 9PM
  • Power, Starz, 9PM
  • Atlantis, BBC America, 9PM
  • Jay Pharaoh: Can I Be Me?, Showtime, 10PM
  • Hannibal, NBC, 10PM
  • Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, BBC America, 10PM


  • Big Brother, CBS, 8PM
  • I Am Cait, E!, 8PM
  • Welcome to Sweden, NBC, 8 & 8:30PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 8PM
  • Last Tango in Halifax, PBS, 8PM
  • Ray Donovan, Showtime 9PM
  • True Detective, HBO, 9PM
  • Humans, AMC, 9PM
  • The Last Ship, TNT, 9PM
  • Patient Killer, Lifetime, 9PM
  • Masters of Sex, Showtime, 10PM
  • The Strain, FX, 10PM
  • Ballers, HBO, 10PM
  • Falling Skies, TNT, 10PM
  • Halt and Catch Fire (season finale), AMC, 10PM
  • Naked & Afraid, Discovery, 10PM
  • Brink, HBO, 10:30PM
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO, 11PM
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