June 17, 2012 in Features

TV Notes: TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ could get bloodier in Season 2

Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times
 

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“FALLING SKIES” – We had hoped that the aliens depicted in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thriller would be as meek and cute as E.T. Alas, not quite. And so the battle to thwart them figures to get even bloodier as Season 2 opens. The saga picks up three months after Tom (Noah Wyle) made the bold move to enter an enemy spaceship in an effort to gain some understanding of the strange creatures that turned Earth into a wasteland. 9 p.m. today, TNT.

Other Bets

TODAY: It was a case that caused a great deal of fan outrage and took far too long to solve. But “The Killing” finally has Sarah (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) apprehending Rosie Larsen’s murderer in the show’s Season 2 finale. Really. 9 p.m., AMC.

MONDAY: “One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss & Betrayal” is a documentary that follows eight case studies examining the complex relationships between humans and canines. Included: A look at a support group for owners of deceased pets. 9 p.m., HBO.

MONDAY: TV’s rip-off artists are at it again in “The Glass House,” a new reality show that has contestants living together in a home equipped with cameras … um, just like they do on “Big Brother.” It’s set to debut tonight – unless it’s hit with a court injunction. 10:02 p.m., ABC.

TUESDAY: Just can’t get enough of Bristol Palin? You’re in luck. The new reality series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,” devotes 10 episodes to her adventures as a single mom in Alaska after a controversial appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.” 10 p.m., Lifetime.

WEDNESDAY: Cue the poopy-diaper jokes. “Baby Daddy” is a new sitcom about a young man (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) who is forced into fatherhood after his ex-girlfriend deposits their baby daughter on his doorstep. And you thought there were no great ideas left in Hollywood. 8:30 p.m., ABC Family.

WEDNESDAY: “Inside Men” is a tense four-part caper drama about three normal, everyday blokes who plan a huge cash heist at the security depot where they work. Can they get away with it? 10 p.m., BBC America.

WEDNESDAY: Apparently having run low on his money from beer ads, Cedric the Entertainer returns to prime time in “The Soul Man.” It’s a sitcom that has him playing a former R&B singer who becomes a preacher. 10 p.m., TV Land.

THURSDAY: If you hear lots of little girls screaming tonight, don’t panic, just be aware that “Justin Bieber: All Around the World” is on the air. It’s a special tied to the teen heartthrob’s new album, “Believe.” 8 p.m., NBC.

FRIDAY: Don Friesen, a two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, gets his own stand-up special with “Don Friesen: Ask Your Mom.” Highly frenetic and relatively “clean,” he’s also hilarious. 10 p.m., Showtime.

SATURDAY: Break out the bug spray – and lots of it. In “Arachnoquake,” an earthquake unleashes giant albino spiders on New Orleans. 9 p.m., Syfy.


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