What’s On Tonight: Finally, The Season 2 Premiere Of ‘Mr. Robot’

07.13.16 1 year ago
Mr Robot Season 2

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Mr. Robot (USA, 10:00 p.m.) — It’s still a bit of a surprise to us that one of the best shows on television comes courtesy of the USA network. Mr. Robot‘s first season was brilliant and confusing, dark and funny; pretty much everything viewers could’ve hoped for if they had high expectations — which they probably didn’t. For its second season, which premieres tonight, the show’s at a bit of a disadvantage. Season one set the bar so high, churning out breakthrough performances and mind-blowing story lines that for its sophomore run, Mr. Robot is going to have to work harder than ever to earn praise. Judging from the season’s first episode (which you may have already seen if you paid attention to social media over the weekend), fans shouldn’t be concerned. Season two looks every bit as weird and interesting as season one, with Elliot still struggling to piece together what he learned about himself a week after the fsociety hack while the group readies to deliver a malicious payload.

ESPY Awards: From Los Angeles (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) — John Cena is hosting this year’s 24th annual awards show in Los Angeles. Expect to see some famous athletes and some not so famous ones too, including heroic high-school football star Zaevion Dobson and U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks, a paraswimmer.

Suits (USA, 9:00 p.m.) — Season six premieres with Mike struggling to adjust to his new life behind bars while Harvey and the others cope with the fallout of Mike’s plea deal and try to prevent the total collapse of PSL.

America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) — Judges cuts continue as Reba McEntire joins the panel.

Big Brother (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) — It’s time for another Power of Veto competition.

MasterChef (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) — The 15 remaining cooks split into two teams in order to serve up steak and some sides to 101 veterans who will later determine which group faces the pressure test.

Young & Hungry (Freeform, 8:00 p.m.) — Gabi learns her beloved Aunt Chris has transitioned into Uncle Chris as Josh revisits a painful bowling memory.

Baby Daddy (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.) — Ben desperately tries to reconnect with an old girlfriend and Emma participates in a baby beauty pageant.

Wayward Pines (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) — Theo and Hassler work together to hunt the escaped Abbie leader; Xander presses Rebecca for more information; and Jason makes a shocking discovery about Kerry.

American Gothic (CBS, 10:00 p.m.) — Allison recruits an unlikely ally to help her fight off a lawsuit as Detective Brady pursues a new lead on the “Silver Bells Killer,” and Garrett makes contact with the daughter of the SBK’s first victim.

Another Period (Comedy Central, 10:00 p.m.) — The Roosevelts visit Bellacourt Manor where the Commodore schemes to convince Teddy to tap Frederick as his vice president. Meanwhile, Lillian sets her sights on snaring Franklin; Beatrice bonds with Eleanor; and Peepers tries to prevent the staff from going on strike.

The Night Shift (NBC, 10:00 p.m.) — Topher’s mother pays a visit to the ER after exhibiting strange symptoms and a deteriorating condition. Elsewhere, an important piece of hospital equipment fails, threatening the treatment of a patient with a rare condition.

Tyrant (FX, 10:00 p.m.) — The future of Abuddin is threatened as Barry begins to question his hold over the people and Fauzi is thrown into a new political role upon his return.

 

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