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What’s On Tonight: ‘Animal Kingdom,’ ‘Uncle Buck,’ And ‘Wrecked’ Premiere

Animal Kingdom (TNT, 9:00/10:00 p.m.) – If you’re an Australian film fan, you’ll probably recognize TNT’s latest drama Animal Kingdom. It’s based on a movie of the same name starring Joel Edgerton and Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn. The series (like the film) centers on a family of criminals and follows a teen named J who plunges into danger when he moves in with his wild relatives in a surf community. With Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman fronting it, this series may just be TNT’s first genuinely great prestige drama.

Uncle Buck (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) — This series is based on the 1989 John Candy film of the same name. In it, Uncle Buck was a lazy free-loader with a gambling problem. ABC’s looking to modernize the story by having Mike Epps play Buck as a street smart hustler. The two-part season premiere sees Buck moving into his brother’s house and struggling to adjust to suburban life. When he’s left to look after his brother’s kids, his unconventional parenting techniques cause problems (and a lot of laughs).

Wrecked (TBS, 10:00 p.m.) – After a commercial flight crash-lands on an island, the survivors of the crash must work together to survive. If you’re getting some Lost flashbacks, we don’t blame you. This TBS comedy, which premieres tonight, is a parody of the Damon Lindelof drama, one filled with a bunch of hopeless morons. It’s also actually pretty funny.

America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) – Doubtful we’ll discover the next Taylor Swift tonight, but a new crop of contestants are willing to give it a try.

Hotel Hell (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) – That inn owner with a hoarding problem from last week continues to receive help from Gordon Ramsay. We’re no expert, but it seems like a psychologist/therapist should be the person trying to cure her, not a celebrity chef.

To Tell the Truth (ABC, 8:00/10:00 p.m.) – To Tell the Truth was one of TV’s most successful game shows back in the day – we’re talking 60 years back in the day – but ABC thinks it could be ratings gold this summer, so they’re reviving it. The show features celebrities trying to guess who among a trio of contestants is telling the truth. Tonight, Tracee Ellis Ross joins the panel with guests that include America’s fastest texter, Taylor Swift’s high school sweetheart and a contortionist. Later, a drag queen who is also a high-grossing Tupperware sales person, shark attack survivors and someone who makes a living jumping off buildings while on fire test their bullsh*t detectors.

Containment (CW, 9:00 p.m.) – Dr. Cannerts has a breakthrough as he works to find a cure for the virus; Katie and Jake discovering some unsettling truths about patient zero; Jana and Suzy plan their escape; and a risky plan to secure an antidote veers off course.

Coupled (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) – One of the ladies is rejected as another shares secrets from her past.

O.J.: Made in America (ESPN, 9:00 p.m.) – Part two of ESPN’s epic O.J. documentary focuses on race and the 1992 Rodney King riots, which set the stage for his trial.

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