Tuned In: What To Watch

by | July 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM | General

'The Strain' (FX)

Tuesday July 8:

Pretty Little Liars‘ (8pm on ABC Family) **100th Episode** Record Now

The day has finally arrived – Alison’s first day back at Rosewood High, and neither the PLLs nor Alison are really ready for it. Determined to put on a brave face, Alison returns to also help heal the damage she did years ago. But are apologies enough for those who Alison has hurt in the past? Not if Mona and her army have anything to say about it.

Finding Carter‘ (10pm on MTV) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Finding Carter’ is a new unconventional family drama that centers on Carter, a teenage girl who thinks she has the perfect life until one night after a police bust at a high school party she is told that the woman who she believes to be her biological mother actually abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand-new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys, Carter vows to find Lori before the police capture the only mom she’s ever known and put her behind bars.

Wednesday July 9:

Extant‘ (9pm ET on CBS) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) tries to reconnect with her husband, John, and son, Ethan, after returning from a 13-month solo mission in outer space. Molly’s mystifying experiences in space lead to events that will ultimately change the course of human history, on the series premiere.

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

Sonya meets a man connected to her past as Marco discovers he is no longer safe in his own department in the Season 2 premiere. Frye & Adriana investigate the origins of the “money house.”

Thursday July 10:

Welcome to Sweden‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Bruce (Greg Poehler) and Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) are the perfect couple and when Emma decides to move back to her native Sweden to accept a prestigious job, Bruce gives up his job as a celebrity accountant to join her and begin a new life together. But with no job, friends or real clue as to what he is getting himself into, Bruce must deal with the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents.

Working the Engels‘ (9:30pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

After the accidental suicide attempt of their mother, Ceil (Andrea Martin), the youngest member of the Engel family, Jenna (Kacey Rohl) leaves her job at a big corporate law firm to take over her late father’s law practice with help from her sweet ex-con brother (Benjamin Arthur), narcissistic mother, and self-help obsessed sister (Azura Skye).

Sunday July 13:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘ (8pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Three new ladies join the cast, as well as returning cast member Dina Manzo, in the super-sized season premiere.

Ray Donovan‘ (9pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

An FBI agent learns Ray and Mickey took part in killing Sully Sullivan and demands that Ray bring in his father in the Season 2 premiere. However, Mickey is in Mexico setting up a fight and isn’t eager to leave.

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

The Strain is a high concept thriller from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, which is based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan. It tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Masters of Sex‘ (10pm on Showtime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 2 opens with Masters dealing with the ramifications of his disastrous presentation and being fired from the hospital.  Elsewhere, Libby urges Masters to find another job.