Man Vs. Wild (Discovery) — Season premiere. Jake Gyllenhaal helps Bear Grylls tackle Iceland. GRRR SURVIVAL SKILLS AND MALE BONDING! SNOWBACK MOUNTAIN! Watch a preview here.
Alphas (Syfy) — Series premiere. The very respectable David Strathairn stars in this new show about five people with superpowers recruited to work for the government as crime fighters.
Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) — Season premiere. Coming this season on “Ladycops”: bystanders see the co-stars and yell, “Do it! C’mon, DO IT!” Also premiering on TNT: The Closer.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel) — Summer premiere. Do we really need Bourdain’s name in the title? Can’t we just call it “No Reservations”?
James May Drinks to Britain (BBC America) — “Top Gear’s” May joins with wine expert Oz Clarke in a boozy travelogue. If you told me that I could host a show about drinking if I killed a man, I’d be stabbing you before you finished your sentence.
MLB Home Run Derby (ESPN) — Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you wanna see me sock some dingers?