What to Watch: Daytime Emmys, Tyrant, Big Brother and more


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What’s worth checking out the week of June 22nd? We’ve got you covered with your daytime, primetime, late night and streaming TV needs!

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The 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards (Sunday, June 22 at 8 p.m.)

This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards will stream live online from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by Kathy Griffin, check out the red carpet at 6 p.m. ET and the ceremony at 8 p.m. over at DaytimeEmmys.net.

Days of our Lives faces off against The Bold and the Beautiful, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless for top drama. Check out the rest of the soap nominees here.

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24: Live Another Day (Monday, June 23 at 9 p.m. on Global and Fox)

Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) have a plan in place to eliminate the terrorist threat before any more attacks rock London. Jack and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) pursue crucicial leads in an attempt to gain the upper hand on the incredibly intense circumstances while key players reveal their true colours.

R.I.P. President Heller.

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Tyrant (Tuesday, June 24 at 10 p.m. on FX Canada)

From Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning producers Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) and Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost), Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is a California pediatrician with a checkered past – he is the son of a Middle Eastern dictator who fled his home as a teenager to have a better life. Twenty years later, Barry reluctantly agrees to return to the Middle East with his American family for his nephew’s wedding. Just when he is ready to return to America, unforeseen circumstances thrust him into the complex and turbulent world of a nation straining to break free.

The series also stars Canadian actress Jennifer Finnegan (Student Bodies, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Justin Kirk (Weeds).

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Big Brother 16 (Wednesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on Global and CBS)

This season’s first big twist will involve two houseguests winning Head of Household each week, meaning there will be four players up for eviction. The two HOH’s won’t be safe from the block unless one has one “Battle of the Block.” Viewers will also influence the game with a new twist called “Team America.” Well, this is for the first few weeks anyway, I’m pretty sure the game will eventually go back to normal. It always does — just like when the coaches became players a couple of seasons back.

Big Brother will continues to air Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. Now in HD!

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Girl Meets World (Friday, June 27 at 9:30 p.m. on Family Channel)

Girl Meets World, the Boy Meets World spin-off will air on Family Channel in Canada. The series focuses on Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the 7th grade daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). The premiere airs as a special this Friday before making its regular debut on July 11th.

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Also worth checking out this week:

–Sam (Ben Bass) must question his elusive dad regarding a case on Rookie Blue (Monday at 10 p.m. on Global).

— Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) comes face to [new]face with her former high school nemesis Eve Donovan (One Life to Live’s Kassie De Paiva) on Days of our Lives (weekdays on Global and NBC).

— This week on Suits: Logan Sanders (Brendan Hines) looks to Harvey (Gabriel Macht) to confirm that his friendship with Mike (Patrick J. Adams) won’t prevent them from winning the takeover battle (Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Brava [Canada] and USA Network [in the U.S.]).

— Janet (J. Smith-Cameron) and Amantha (Abigail Spencer) await Daniel (Aden Young) to pull out of his induced come while Teddy’s (Clayne Crawford) business plans are thwarted by his father on Rectify (Friday on Netflix Canada; Thursday on Sundance TV U.S.).

Melissa McCarthy is on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday; Bill Maher drops by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday; Paul Rudd visits The Colbert Report on Thursday; Eric Bana and Andy Serkis visit Conan on Wednesday, while Joel McHale appers on Thursday.


About Author

Jeevan Brar is a digital content producer and freelance entertainment writer based in Toronto. Jeevan has managed The TV Watercooler since 2008, the Canadian blog has focused on daytime soaps, primetime hits and reality TV guilty pleasures. The blog has also connected Canadian soap fans with exclusive interviews with the cast of enduring daytime dramas The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. 'Like' The TV Watercooler on Facebook. You can also follow Jeevan on Twitter and Google+.

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