What’s Worth Watching: Lip Sync Battle, Aquarius, Bones and more for Thursday, June 16
Lip Sync Battle (10/9c, Spike): Many of us have been in musical-comedy withdrawal since Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ended its freshman season in April. Which is why it’s such great news that Rachel Bloom is strutting her stuff to Teenage Dream in her round of a high-energy showdown against mega-intense actor Michael Shannon (a recent Tony nominee for Long Day’s Journey Into Night). I’m sure he’ll give it his all, but as usual, I’ll be rooting for Rachel.
Aquarius (9/8c, NBC): Opening its second season with back-to-back episodes airing commercial free, this evocative crime drama takes us back to the turbulent late 1960s, in a Los Angeles that doesn’t realize what a monster it’s harboring in frustrated rocker-turned-cult leader Charlie Manson (Gethin Anthony). While Manson and his “family” move in with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (Andy Favreau), Detective Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) is distracted by a new mystery involving photos of missing girls.
Inside Thursday TV: Renowned Philadelphia Flyers fan David Boreanaz gets to display his hockey know-how and skills in an episode of Fox’s Bones (8/7c) that follows the discovery of the headless corpse of a pro hockey player. Hockey great Jeremy Roenick (a former Flyer) plays himself, as the victim’s coach. … Bravo’s Andy Cohen guest-hosts Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer (10/9c), showing highlights from all four seasons. So this would be the “Watch What Happened?” episode? … BBC America’s Orphan Black (10/9c) ends its fourth season with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) luring a high-level Neolutionist into a trap.