TV’s Best Bets: Get Hard, Mr. Robot, Another Period

The next few weeks are often some of the bleakest throughout the year for television viewers. But have no fear. We’ve got some quality movies and television programs on the menu so you don’t starve from lack of entertainment.

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Get HardGet Hard
Millionaire Will Ferrell gets sentenced (unjustly) to prison for fraud. To get ready for life behind bars, he turns to Kevin Hart to prepare him. “Get Hard” is not for the faint of heart. It is immensely crude, but also laugh-out-loud funny. Available June 30.

Unfinished Business
Vince Vaughn is a small business owner who travels to Europe to close the deal of a lifetime – only to have everything go awry. It’s second rate Vaughn – crude, sophomoric and a bit lazy – but there are laughs to be had if you’re in the mood for this sort of thing. Available now.

While We're YoungWhile We’re Young
Original comedy/drama about a middle-aged couple (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) who take a new look at their lives after meeting hip young couple. Available June 23.

The 11th Hour
A passable thriller starring Kim Basinger as an unhinged woman. Basinger is surprisingly good – going all in as a woman who will do whatever it takes to have a child. The film exudes an unsettling creepiness that builds nicely throughout. Available now.

TV Highlights

Another PeriodAnother Period
Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome star in this reality show spoof (sort of “Downton Abbey” meets “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”) about an obscenely rich family in Rhode Island at the turn of the century. Tuesday, June 23, Comedy Central.

Seinfeld
No soup for you! Put on your binge watching cloths and get settled in for the long haul. All nine season of the classic series comes to Hulu. Available Tuesday, June 23, Hulu.

Suits
“Suits” is one of the most criminally underrated shows on TV. If you need a quality show to add to your list of must-sees, make it this wonderful crime thriller, which launches its fifth season as strong as ever. Wednesday, June 24, USA.

Mr. RobotMr. Robot
One of the more intriguing shows of the summer. A vigilante hacker (as well as paranoid social misfit) is recruited by a secret society lead by the mysterious Mr. Robot. But figuring out who really is good and bad is not as easy as it seems. Rami Malek is fantastic in the lead role. Wednesday, June 24, USA.

Under the Dome
Season three kicks off with the trapped citizens of Chester Mills trying to survive – and figure out just what is going on with the dome that surrounds their small town. Based on the Stephan King novel of the same name. Thursday, June 25, CBS.

Graceland
USA scored another hit with this drama about the lives of undercover agents. Catch the premiere of season three. Thursday, June 25, USA.

What Happened, Miss Simone?What Happened, Miss Simone?
Fascinating documentary about the life of legendary singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Available starting Friday, June 26, Netflix.

Nurse Jackie
“Nurse Jackie” has been seven seasons about one thing – Emmy winner Edie Falco. The original Showtime series wraps and don’t expect things to end with a pretty bow. Sunday, June 28, Showtime.

Extant
The Halle Berry sci-fi drama had an uneven, but promising, first season, but season two is set for a major cast shakeup as well as story revamp. Wednesday, July 1, CBS.

News

American GodsStarz will bring Neil Gaiman’s cult favorite novel “American Gods” to the small screen in a new series. The show will premiere sometime in 2016.

Netflix continues to produce more original content. The streaming giant announced Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson (who starred together in “That 70s Show”) will team up for “The Ranch,” a series about a semi-professional football player (Kutcher) who returns to Colorado to help his brother (Masterson) run the family business.

SyFy is bringing the best selling “Alien Hunter” series to the screen. 13 episodes of “Hunters” will debut in 2016. Britne Oldford has been cast as the female lead.

The BBC has tapped British radio and TV presenter Chris Evans to take over as host of “Top Gear.” Evans replaces the popular, but controversial, Jeremy Clarkson.

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