In the US: Mondays, 10/9c, CBS
In the UK: Airs on Amazon
Sometimes, I wish it were summer all year round. Not because of the weather or vacations, but because it's when the US networks decide to relax their formulae and let loose a little.
Take CBS. Most of the time it's the home of nasty, unfunny comedies (eg Mike and Molly, Mom) and a neverending stream of formulaic procedurals (eg Code Black, Elementary, Blue Bloods). Then come's the summer, it lets down its hair and (ironically) acts like it's on spring break, giving us the likes of Under The Dome, Extant and Zoo. True, none of these have actually been much good, but at least they're different, at least they're trying to shake things up - I'd much rather have them than yet another Criminal Minds or NCIS spin-off.
So what does CBS have for us this summer? Savour this moment. Brace yourself. You're going to enjoy this.
This summer, CBS is giving us BrainDead, a sci-fi political satire in which the intractable problems of the US Congress are revealed to be the result of alien ants taking over the politicians by eating their brains and forcing them to listen to The Cars' 'You Might Think'.
Don't you just love summer?
Here's a trailer. Minor spoilers, etc, after the jump.