Wed, July 30
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the ... OK, well, anywhere, pretty much, comes this intentionally cheesy 2014 sequel to the campy, low-budget 2013 fromage-fest about giant sharks plucked from the ocean by a waterspout and dropped on hapless residents of Los Angeles. This time around, a freak weather system unleashes a finny fright show on the Big Apple, but our heroes from the first epic (Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) are back to save the day. The hipster supporting cast includes Judd Hirsch (as a taxi driver -- ha!), Andy Dick ("NewsRadio"), Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath.
The town of Orson celebrates its 100th birthday -- aka Orsontennial -- in the series' 100th episode. As Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) try to maneuver a giant cow float in the parade, Axl, Sean and Darrin (Charlie McDermott, Beau Wirick, John Gammon) revive Boss Co. and try to sell spots in a VIP area. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) enters a contest to choose a new motto for the town. Eden Sher also stars in "The 100th."
With the series "Masters of Illusion" about to debut, The CW offers a warm-up with this series premiere, in which the comedic-magician duo judges which of several contenders should perform with them in Las Vegas. The candidates include another illusionist with the catchy name High Jinx, Jon Allen -- who's billed as a "danger man" -- and mentalist Graham Jolley, who also blends humor into his craft.