This Week in TV: Primetime Price is Right and The Raptors (Will Probably) Dominate

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This Week in TV: Primetime Price is Right and The Raptors (Will Probably) Dominate

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.

If you're of a certain age you were probably expecting to see Bob Barker, weren't you? Ha, you're old!

If you’re of a certain age you were probably expecting to see Bob Barker, weren’t you? Ha, you’re old!


Tuesday

In tonight’s season premiere of Gordon Ramsay Screams At Hoteliers Hotel Hell, something probably goes wrong, we guess, with the hotel and Ramsay yells at some people but then also adds some encouraging words until everything is better in under forty minutes? Okay! (Fox, 8 p.m.)

There is a “primetime special” edition of The Price Is Right featuring former contestants from Big Brother because CBS, whatever else one might say about them, understands the value of promoting their brands on as many platforms as possible. (City, 8 p.m.)


Wednesday

More The Price Is Right in primetime, this time featuring Amazing Race stars from this past season of YouTube vloggers. And Drew Carey, of course. (City, 8 p.m.)

GAME FIVE OF THE NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME FIVE GAME FIVE HEY CLEVELAND SCREW YOUR SWEEP WE ARE THE CAPTAIN NOW. (Sportsnet, 8:30 p.m.)

Wayward Pines, which was supposed to originally be a single-season miniseries, returns for a second season because TV lies to us all. (City, 9 p.m.)


Thursday

Famous Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings returns to quizzing television with tonight’s debut of the second season of 500 Questions. Will the first question be about him losing to a computer? Because it should be. (ABC, 8 p.m.)

Private Eyes: a Canadian TV series which features Jason Priestley as a former hockey player-turned-private investigator, which needs a better title than an oh-so-generic phrase like “Private Eyes.” This is why our nation is so derided, people! Somebody thought Private Eyes was good enough for a title for a Canadian show! We need to have higher standards! (Global, 9 p.m.)


Friday

GAME SIX OF THE NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS AND IT’S IN THE 6IX IT IS ALMOST LIKE THIS WAS FATED TO BE SOMEHOW NO WAIT NO DON’T JINX IT LET’S ALL BE CALM AND WHY ARE WE STILL WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPS WE SHOULD PROBABLY STOP. (TSN, 8:30 p.m.)


The Weekend

American Ninja Warrior returns with an “all-stars” episode focusing on popular competitors from last season, before they dominate the summer with ninja warrioring. Olympics? Pah, the Olympics suck, nobody even does a jumping spider! (NBC, 9 p.m. Sunday)

AMC isn’t airing a new episode of Preacher this week, but they are airing Talking Preacher, which doesn’t even try to be a fun pun of some kind so it’s already worse than all of their other “you just watched our popular show so now let’s have a talk show about it” shows—and they were all bad to begin with. (AMC, 10:30 p.m. Sunday)


Online

Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford’s new streaming series, is uneven and still doesn’t have a good idea of what it really is, but in the encouraging way that early episodes of, say, Louie didn’t know what they quite were yet either. It’s a show that makes you want to stick around and see if they figure it out, and that’s what can be said for it. (Netflix)


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