What to Watch This Weekend: The Newsroom Is Back, Dexter's Practice Makes Perfect and More
On TV this weekend: 666 Park Avenue ends, Batman begins, a new villain welcomes back Being Human and The Newsroom‘s second season goes live. As a supplement to TVLine’s features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
10 am Beware the Batman (Cartoon Network) | Series premiere: Batman (voiced by Anthony Ruivivar, Southland) stops vigilantes from taking their revenge.
8 pm Zero Hour (ABC) | Hoping Theo is alive, Beck searches for him; Mr. Galliston becomes involved in a confrontation.
8:30 pm The Haunted Hathaways (Nickelodeon) | Series premiere: Michelle Hathaway (Ginifer King, Struck By Lightning) and her two daughters move to New Orleans and discover their new house is haunted by the ghosts of a father and his two sons.
9 pm 666 Park Avenue (ABC) | Series finale: Jane is shocked when she learns what happened to her mother when they lived at the Drake years ago. (Get a bit of scoop from Rachael Taylor.)
10 pm Being Human (BBC America) | Season 5 premiere: Alex, Tom and Hal meet poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch (recurring guest star Phil Davis, Silk).
9 am – 3 pm Rectify (AMC) | Catch up on all six episodes of the acclaimed Sundance Channel drama, which follows a man (Aden Young, The Starter Wife) who, with the help of his sister (Critics Choice Award nominee Abigail Spencer, Mad Men), must reconnect with society after spending 19 years on Death Row.
8 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Three houseguests are nominated for possible eviction (while this year’s showmances continue to gross me out).
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Sookie enlists Lafayette to summon her dead parents, while Pam finds herself in dangerous territory.
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Kim and Grayson defend a dog owner (guest star Michael E. Knight, All My Children) whose pet is accused of impregnating another dog.
9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dr. Vogel tries to prove to Dexter that he’s perfect as a psychopath.
9 pm Shake It Up! (Disney Channel) | We’ve seen the future (or, TVLine’s Matt Mitovich and his kids have) and it involves Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown killing it as a psychic who complicates things for Rocky.
10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: Will and the staff are grilled by a lawyer, and an on-air remark gets Will pulled from Sept. 11 anniversary coverage. (Just one remark?) Watch video, get scoop.
10 pm Crossing Lines (NBC) | A hostage situation causes the team to move fast.
10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Annie creates a rift in Corcoran’s home; Eva finds an unlikely confidant in Donovan.
10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | The arrival of Genevieve’s brother (Richard Burgi, Desperate Housewives) complicates matters for Zoila, whose heart he broke years before. How do you say “awkward” in Spanish?
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