Reasons to Watch: Orange zombie ants look like Jerry Seinfeld. Or something.

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The creators of the Good Wife mix politics with exploding brains in a new comic-thriller series set in Washington D.C. The Real Housewives franchise hits Dallas. TBS premieres the funniest Lost spoof imaginable. Jerry Seinfeld releases a new season of his hit comedy web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Finally, it’s that time of year again to lock yourself up and binge watch an all-new season of Orange is the New Black, premiering this week.

Whoever said watching TV wasn’t as intellectually stimulating as reading novels probably never heard of the Sopranos. Get your dirty minds back into the gutter and feast your eyes upon this week’s picks.

There's plenty of Guilt for everyone in the sexy and scandalous drama set in London.

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Monday

Guilt An American student in London becomes the prime suspect of her roommate’s murder in this sexy and scandalous whodunit drama that twists through layers of London society, from depraved sex clubs all the way up to the Royal Family. Billy Zane stars. Premieres at 9 p.m. on Freeform. Catch the trailer here.

The Good Wife creators' BrainDead features non-partisan zombie ants eating the brains of both Democrats and Republicans alike.

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BrainDead The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King present this Washington D.C.-based comic thriller where mysterious space ants eat the brains out of Congress members and Hill staffers, eventually causing a government shutdown. Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, Deathproof), Aaron Tveit (Grease! Live) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk). Premieres at 10 p.m. on CBS. Watch the trailer here.

Major Crimes LAPD’s high profile crime unit investigates the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl who volunteers at a homeless shelter in the season five premiere. Airs 10 p.m. on TNT.

Real Housewives of Dallas Sassy southern socialites show you don’t mess with Texas – at least not Texan housewives, anyway – in an all new Housewives series based in Dallas. Premieres 10 p.m. on Bravo. 

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge From the producers of American Ninja Warrior comes a new series inspired by one of the hardest obstacle courses in the world. Teams consisting of siblings, BFFs, parents, and more must work together to overcome challenges for a chance at winning $250,000. Premieres 10 p.m. on NBC. 

Tuesday

To Tell the Truth ABC gives a modern twist in this classic game show revival hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson. Presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same talent, job, or achievement — from Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend to America’s fastest texter — a celebrity panel with guests like Betty White, NeNe Leaks, Tracee Ellis Rose and more must guess which person is really telling the truth. Premieres at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

30 for 30: O.J. Made in America Part two of the riveting documentary about the Juice himself. Premieres at 9 p.m. on ESPN. 

Animal Kingdom TNT’s adaptation of the 2010 Australian film with the same name follows the Codys, a gritty crime family from SoCal led by matriarch Ellen Barkin (nicknamed Smurf). Series premieres 9 p.m. on TNT. 

Mike Epps fills John Candy's shoes in the series adaptation of Uncle Buck.

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Uncle Buck Mike Epps (Next Friday) fills John Candy’s shoes in the series adaptation of the 1989 comedy about an irresponsible uncle who babysits his brother’s kids for free room and board. Premieres at 9 p.m. on ABC. 

ID Special Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty? Season one Serial podcast fans rejoice: Investigation Discovery capitalizes on the potential innocence of Adnan Syed, a high school teenager who, despite highly controversial evidence and sloppy court procedures, was convicted for murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Premieres at 9 p.m. on ID. 

The new series Wrecked is a spot-on Lost spoof with a hilarious ensemble cast.

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Wrecked A wonderful Lost spoof, this new comedy follows a group of strangers stranded on a desert island after a pure mayhem plane crash. Hour-long two-episode premiere begins at 10 p.m. on TBS. 

30 for 30: O.J. Made in America Part three of this socially-critical document surrounding the O.J. trials. Premieres at 9 p.m. on ESPN. 

Another Period Co-creators and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome return for a second season as sisters from the excessively indulgent and servant spoiled Bellacourt family show what it’s like to be ballin’ in this 1902 period comedy and satire. Airs 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. 

POTUS and Seinfeld driving a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe and talking life in the White House over coffee in an earlier episode of Comedians in Cars Gettng Coffee.

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Thursday

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jerry Seinfeld gets in vintage sports cars with famous friends and comedians (past guests have included Barack Obama, Amy Schumer, Louis C.K.) to get coffee and share some hilarious conversation. Season eight premieres with a slew of new guests including John Oliver, Margaret Cho, Judd Apatow and SNL producer Lorne Michaels. Premieres weekly on Crackle. View the trailer here. 

Aquarius David Duchovny is as an LAPD cop on the hunt for Charles Manson after several young women are reported missing. Season two premieres with a two-hour special at 9 p.m. on NBC. 

Orphan Black Season four finale. Airs at 10 p.m. on BBC America. 

Uzo Aduba and Yael Stone return for an all-new season of Orange is the New Black.

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Friday

Orange is the New Black This season, Piper’s pissed off the wrong people… again; Sophia’s in solitary; Litchfield gets overcrowded with 100 new inmates and hires new staff members; the prison gets swarmed by the SWAT team; Taystee is Caputo’s new office assistant; and phenomenal performances ensue. Complete fourth season drops at 3:01 a.m. on Netflix. Catch the trailer here. 

30 for 30: O.J. Made in America Part four. Premieres at 9 p.m. on ESPN. 


Sunday


Penny Dreadful Two-hour season finale. Airs at 9 p.m. on Showtime. 

Ying Lo has no shame. She eats, sleeps, and shits television all day long. Check out her blog or find her flunking social media @yinglo. Let her tell you how best to binge watch every Monday.


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