What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | July 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'The Bridge' (FX)Monday July 8:

Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls leads a non-stop extreme survival journey that tests 10 teams of two beyond their wildest imaginations as they venture into the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island. Their mission is threefold: survive the wild, journey as a group and avoid elimination. Each week, Bear will send home one team. In the end, only one duo will remain – the team that he believes has shown the most heart, courage, initiative and resolve in their quest to “get out alive” and claim a life-changing grand prize of $500,000.

Defiance‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Season Finale** Record Now

Amanda is locked in a bitter power struggle with Datak as the citizens of Defiance cast their votes for mayor. Meanwhile, Nolan is violently confronted by his past in the Season 1 finale.

Wednesday July 10:

The Bridge‘ (10pm on FX) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘The Bridge’ is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions on the US-Mexico border. When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

Camp‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

As Little Otter Family Camp resumes for the summer, owner and director Mackenzie “Mack” Granger (Rachel Griffiths, ‘Six Feet Under’) is running the camp for the first time on her own. With her ex-husband pressuring her to buy his shares of the camp, Mack scrambles to keep the cash-strapped camp afloat. She even contemplates a buyout offer from Roger Shepard (Rodger Corser, ‘Underbelly’), the sexy but arrogant owner of Ridgefield, the upscale resort across the lake.

Thursday July 11:

Summer Camp‘ (8pm on USA) **Series Premiere** Record Now

In ‘Summer Camp,’ viewers will meet an eclectic group of 16 adults from all walks of life – from the fanatic hunter to the former nerd-turned-supermodel to the vegan yoga instructor. Campers will pack their bags and head to an idyllic lakeside retreat in Big Bear, California, where they will indulge in over-the-top competitions inspired by classic camp games. At the end of the summer, the remaining competitors face off in the “Campathalon,” an ultimate Olympic style event.

Hollywood Game Night‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Two contestants will lead a team of three celebrities, which include Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Martin Short, Kristen Bell, Daniel Dae Kim and Alyson Hannigan, in hopes of winning the $25,000 grand prize. A series of unique party games will bring out the best, funniest and most competitive sides of some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars in this hilarious no-holds-bar competition hosted by Jane Lynch.

Sunday July 14:

The Newsroom‘ (10pm on HBO) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 2 opens with Will (Jeff Daniels) and the “News Night” staff being questioned by their lawyer about a story they’ve aired that’s become a network crisis. An on-air remark by Will has him pulled from 9/11 anniversary coverage. Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) volunteers to cover for an embed reporter on the Romney campaign and Neal (Dev Patel) investigates the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street.