This Week In TV For August 5-11 2013

.twitv-show-image { float: left; } .twitv-show-image img { margin:0 !important; } .twitv-writeup { float: left; margin-left: 15px; width: 408px; font:14px/18px Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; } .twitv { padding: 10px; height: 160px; } .chooseLeft { float: left; width: 120px; display: inline; color: #505050; } .weekList { float: right; display: inline; } .showlist { width:708px !important; } .showlist .showHeader { width: 669px !important; } Choose a day: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday's Picks The Bachelorette Whoa. WHOA! After last week’s exit by Brooks, and Desiree’s subsequent meltdown, we have no idea how tonight’s finale will play out. Will Desiree actually choose someone? Or just wander off into the distance, sobbing? We do know this: whatever does happen, it will take two-hours (and an after special !) to play out. Go to episode » 8:00PM on ABC Chelsea Lately Apparently Lindsay Lohan went straight from rehab to a guest hosting spot on a show in which the host and panelists are rarely sober. That’s just solid post-rehab planning on Ms. Lohan’s part. L’chaim! Go to episode » 11:00PM on E! Tuesday's Picks Sex, Lies, and Zumba Did you hear the story about the Zumba instructor in Maine who turned out to be a prostitute who “worked” out of her studio, and recorded some of her “sessions”? No? Well then this TLC documentary special is for you! Go to episode » 10:00PM on TLC Drunk History Are you watching this yet? Because it’s probably the funniest show of the summer. In tonight’s lesson, San Francisco is the setting, and Kristen Wiig reenacts the Patty Hearst kidnapping, which, for you younger kids, was kind of a big deal in the dark ages of the 1970s. Go to episode » 10:00PM on Comedy Central Wednesday's Picks Law & Order: UK Let’s all get British tonight! The seventh season of the U.K. version of the American TV staple gets its stateside premiere on BBC America. Go to episode » 9:00PM on BBCA Broadchurch This new series featuring former Doctor Who star David Tennant is centered on a crime in the seaside town of Broadchurch. The show has already been targeted by the Fox network for a U.S. remake in 2014. See? Re-doing TV shows works both ways! Go to episode » 10:00PM on BBCA Thursday's Picks Sharkpocalypse While we’re pretty sure Sharkpocalypse has nothing to do with Sharknado , it still has us wondering what would happen If you combined sharks with other natural disasters. Sharkquake, anyone? Go to episode » 9:00PM on Discovery Friday's Picks What Not to Wear It’s the beginning of the end for this long-running fashion dos and don’ts series, which we guess means everyone now knows what not to wear, and their services are no longer needed. Go to episode » 9:00PM on TLC Magic City We were watching this purely because we were missing Mad Men and that show’s mid-century fashions and cars, and now this series has been canceled and is coming to an end. What now? WHAT NOW? Go to episode » 9:00PM on STARZ Saturday's Picks The White Queen This historical drama is set during the War of the Roses in 15th-century England, as the Houses of York and Lancaster battle for the royal throne, with a focus on the women who, inevitably, control the men. Go to episode » 10:00PM on STARZ Clear History Oh, OK. THIS can help our Mad Men withdrawal! Jon Hamm costars in this made-for-HBO movie, written by and starring Larry David as a business man who loses out on miliions, and sets out for revenge. Go to episode » 9:00PM on HBO Sunday's Picks Breaking Bad Oh man. We’ve been waiting for this for so long, and now we’re almost sad that it’s finally here since it means in eight weeks it will be gone forever! But we won’t dwell on that. Instead, we’ll relish every minute as we pray for both Walt’s comeuppance AND redemption. Go to episode » 9:00PM on AMC Low Winter Sun Perhaps this new series will help fill the void when BB leaves us. Based on a British series of the same name , and starring the same lead actor (Mark Strong), playing an American version of the same role, it’s centered on corrupt cops and the criminal underworld of Detroit. Go to episode » 10:00pm on AMC Talking Bad Yes, it’s a little silly to air a talk show about a series an hour after said show finished airing, but for whatever reason, AMC has decided to air Breaking Bad at 9pm instead of 10pm. Hopefully you’ll actually remember what happened on tonight’s episode by the time this comes around. Short attention spans! We haz them. Go to episode » 11:00PM on AMC

'Low Winter Sun' premiere: What did you think of AMC's new drama?

AMC gave its new series "Low Winter Sun" a very good chance to get off to a strong start Sunday (Aug. 11), putting the series premiere behind the return of "Breaking Bad" -- and making fans of the latter show wait until midway through "Low Winter Sun's" debut to see the teaser for next week.The question, though, is will those fans -- will you -- come back for episode 2?"Low Winter Sun" arrives at a time when a number of TV critics are suffering from antihero fatigue, and many of the middling reviews for the show have noted as much. The show is another in cable's long line of dramas with dark, conflicted main characters, in this case Detroit detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong), who in the first few minutes of the series premiere kills a fellow cop. Frank's partner Joe Geddes (Lennie James) hatched the plot, and he seems to have gone farther down...

'Low Winter Sun' premiere: Lennie James plays opposite 'dangerous' Detroit

In 2006, Britain's Channel 4 aired a dark two-part TV movie called "Low Winter Sun" starring Mark Strong ("Zero Dark Thirty,"?"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") as one of two police officers in Edinburgh, Scotland, who conspire to murder a fellow officer and then discover that nothing is as it seems.Starting Sunday, Aug. 11, AMC airs a 10-episode American adaptation of "Low Winter Sun" set in in the former industrial titan of Detroit.Strong reprises his role as Detective Frank Agnew; Lennie James ("Jericho,"?"The Walking Dead") plays his partner in crime, Detective Joe Geddes. Also starring are James Ransone, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sprague Grayden, Athena Karkanis, Billy Lush and David Costabile; Erika Alexander has a recurring role.Ironically, along with Strong playing an American, the British-born James continues his run of American TV roles. Playing a police detective and former Jesuit seminarian who turns to the dark side intrigued him."I like his history," James tells Zap2it, "of being a man...

Low Winter Sun, AMC's Latest Morality Tale, "Meanders In and Out of Truth and Lies"

  It's fitting that  Low Winter Sun , AMC's gritty adaptation of the 2006 British miniseries about crooked cops, is premiering immediately after  Breaking Bad  this Sunday. Both shows are examinations of deeply flawed men fumbling their way through situations that cause both the characters and viewers to question their own notions of morality.

'Low Winter Sun' Review: Like 'Breaking Bad' Without Bite or Wit

A "Breaking Bad" set in the seedy underbelly of Detroit, "Low Winter Sun" wears its parallels to the AMC show that precedes it on its grimy sleeve. The series debuts post-"Bad" Sunday evening with a dynamic familiar to fans of that show: Two morally ambiguous men kill a man and then argue over how to dispose of the body.  Read More...

Low Winter Sun (AMC) Series Premiere 2013 “Pilot”

Low Winter Sun  Episode 1 “Pilot” airs Sunday, August 11 2013 at 9PM ET/PT on AMC. Episode  Synopsis :  Low  Winter Sun  Episode 1 “Pilot”- When Detectives Frank Agnew and Joe Geddes murder a fellow cop, the Detroit  Police Department  launches an investigation that filters through more than just the homicide department. Rising crime lord Damon Callis learns how far he will go to make a name for himself on the streets of Detroit. Read More...

‘Low Winter Sun’ Premiere Teaser: Catch the First 5 Minutes Now

Well that’s a first– cop shows usually don’t  start  out by establishing their  leads  as murderers. AMC’s has released the first five minutes of  Low  Winter Sun , their new Detroit set cop drama, and it’s a brutal five minutes indeed. First we’re treated to a long discussion about the nature of morality (it’s a strobe-light, if you’re curious), and then leads Mark Strong and Lennie James take one of their fellow cops–who is a murderer according to James’ character–into the back of a restaurant to off him. It’s a risky opening that sets a gritty, albeit strange tone. Watch the scene for yourself below. Does it make you want to come back for more?