FX and NBC Have New Shows
Two new series join the already busy summer television lineup tonight, July 10, at 10pm ET. The extensively promoted crime drama The Bridge debuts on basic-cable network FX, while the less heavily advertised dramedy Camp launches on NBC.
Set in Texas near the border between the United States and Mexico, The Bridge stars Diane Kruger (The Host, Inglourious Basterds) and Demián Bichir (Savages, Weeds) as cops in each respective country. The pair collaborate to bring a clever cross-border serial killer to justice after the murder of a firmly anti-immigration American judge in the 90-minute series premiere. The drama’s first season contains an additional 12 new episodes scheduled to air Wednesday nights at 10pm.
Interestingly, NBC cross-border crime drama Crossing Lines currently airs Sundays at 10pm. Who’da thunk TV would ever have not just one, but two cross-border crime dramas airing at the same time? If killers with lots of mileage is your thing, now’s the time to eat this stuff up while it lasts.
NBC newcomer Camp is decidedly less gritty and grim than both cop shows. Starring Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under), the series focuses on Mackenzie “Mack” Granger (Griffiths), a recently divorced mother who owns a small family-oriented camp. While dealing with her own family issues such as her split from her ex-husband, she must also cope with keeping her camp in business and deciding if selling is a good alternative.
Although Camp was originally set to include 13 Season One episodes, NBC reduced the number to 10 earlier this year. As a result, look for nine more fresh installments to air Wednesdays at 10pm following the pilot premiere.
Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir/The Bridge photo courtesy of Frank Ockenfels/FX