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What to Watch Tonight: The Season Premiere of Review, New Episodes of Rectify and Under the Dome, and the Debut of Netflix's Staten Island Summer


What to watch on Thursday, July 30...

MOVIE PREMIERE, 12:01am Pacific, Netflix
Staten Island Summer
Two friends spend the season after high school graduation working as lifeguards in this coming-of-age story written by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and co-starring an assortment of the usual Lorne Michaels Players.

8pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
As she gets ready to walk down the aisle in “Shotgun Wedding,” Cat can’t help but worry that the big day could be tarnished by all the superhuman experiments cropping up lately. Perfectly ordinary pre-nuptial jitters, don’tcha know.

8pm, ABC
The Astronaut Wives Club
The success of the Gemini missions and the ramp up of the Apollo program adds to the growing pressure on the ladies in “Rendezvous.” In other stress factors, Marilyn Lovell finds herself unexpectedly expecting, and tragedy strikes some of the group.

9pm & 9:30pm, The CW
“Stephen and Mia” is perhaps a misleading title given that Mia stands Stephen up, prompting him to crash a convention gathering and meet an intriguing woman. Then in “Jenny and Christian,” the titular couple’s second date takes a troubling turn.

9pm, ABC
Lucy catches a glimpse of Blair’s stricter side, while Vivian sees the full truth of what happened between Karen and Alec. Elsewhere in “Murder She Wrote,” Joss lands on the cops’ radar thanks to Calista, and a beaten-down Marc must confront his demons.

9pm, USA
John’s efforts to keep his compulsions in check are challenged when he learns of an impending catastrophe. Meanwhile in “Relapse,” Samantha seeks answers from Det. Holden.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Comedy Central
“Brawl, Blackmail, Gloryhole” finds Forrest fighting a stranger, blackmailing his new girlfriend, and… well, the title should probably tip you off as to the third thing.

10pm, CBS
Under the Dome
A meteor shower barrages the non-beDomed world in “Ejecta.” Within Domeville, strange alliances take shape as Big Jim and Julia get stranded on Bird Island and Joe is forced to accept help from his sister’s murderer.

10pm, Sundance
The terms of his probation cause Daniel difficulties in “Girl Jesus.” Meanwhile, Teddy impels Tawney to make a painful confession in couples’ therapy, and Janet loses her cool with Ted Sr.

10pm, ABC
Rookie Blue
The division hosts a community outreach baseball game in “Home Run,” but a drive-by shooting that wounds two players sort of puts a damper on the fun. Gail’s search for the culprits strains her relationship with her elder brother Steve, while Sam encounters difficulties of his own in planning a weekend getaway with Andy.

10pm, IFC
Marc vows to get into fighting shape for his talk show, giving up caffeine and nicotine in “Cold Turkey.” He even turns to pro wrestler CM Punk for help with a training regimen. But could his new lifestyle and its accompanying stress do more harm than good?

10pm, Spike
Lip Sync Battle
Nick-com veteran Victoria Justice and Disney-com veteran Gregg Sulkin renew those networks’ age-old rivalry on a new battleground.

10pm, Syfy
In “A Bitter Truth,” Alex makes a risky play as he searches for Gabriel, and also joins Noma and Riesen in discovering the truth of Julian’s origin. Elsewhere, Claire and Gates square off against an assassin, David tries to strike up an alliance with the rebelling V1s, and Michael and Gabriel talk turkey.

10pm, USA
In an episode either called “Sidewinder” or “Buto Ijo,” Mike plots a way to learn what’s in Gusti’s trunk while Paige prepares to go undercover with the Armenian mafia’s shipping company.

10pm, FX
Reports of Johnny’s death may be exaggerated in “Lust for Life,” but they’re also lucrative. Gigi, too, profits mightily from her father’s fictional demise.

10:30pm, FX
“The Sandwich” sends Russ and Lina on separate dates,” though whether that means one of them is hitting the town with a nattily dressed B.L.T. remains unclear at press time.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30pm, Myx TV
Another hopeful suitor tries to make a connection with one of three mask-clad would-be paramours. But when the veil is lifted, will the chosen party actually turn out to be Old Man Gillespie, the disgruntled groundskeeper?

10:30pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Canadian chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen debuts a new song, Scott seeks a replacement after canning security guard Zeke, and amusement park proprietor Tim Duncan profiles his most heart-stopping ride.

11pm, Syfy
Geeks Who Drink
Man of 1,000 voices John DiMaggio and man of at least a couple dozen medieval weaponsDavid Giuntoli lead the teams.
– J.J. Abrams on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– TBD on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Ice-T, Bella Thorne, and Ms. Lauren Hill on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jason Bateman and Nicole Richie on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Christine Baranski, Colin Jost, and Michael Kosta on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Christina Applegate and Elle King on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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