What’s Worth Watching: Animal Apocalypse

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"First Blood" -- Jackson Oz, an American ex-pat safari guide living in Africa, discovers a link between strange animal attacks on people occurring around the world and his late father's controversial theories about an impending threat to the human race. Meanwhile, journalist Jamie Campbell and veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan team up to investigate similar abnormal animal behavior in Los Angeles, on the summer series premiere of ZOO, Tuesday, June 30 (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured James Wolk as Jackson Oz and Nora Arnezeder as Chloe Tousignant Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/CBS © 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Zoo, “First Blood” (Tuesday, June 30,9/8c,CBS)

CBS’s adaptation of the best-selling dystopian thriller by James Patterson and Michael Ledwige sends a team of animal experts on a mission to find out why lions, tigers and bears and lots of other species have turned homicidal– and how they can be stopped before they chomp their way through humanity. The team of heroes, including safari guide Jackson Oz (Madman’s James Wolk), vet pathologist Mitch Morgan (Revolution’s Billy Burke) and investigative blogger Jamie Campbell (House of Card’s Kristen Connolly), try to fend off claws and fangs as they track creature attacks around the world. You might think twice the next time you call out, “Here, kitty, kitty.”