TV Critic’s Corner

This week: Paris Hilton, a psychic, and sweet treats

Paris Hilton will introduce the tales on Viceland’s “Hollywood Love Story.”
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Paris Hilton will introduce the tales on Viceland’s “Hollywood Love Story.”

Here’s what’s coming at you this week:


I do so wish Charlie Brooker, the creator of “Black Mirror,” would adapt this look into fictional online personas for his show. It’s perfect dystopia territory. The series returns for a seventh season, now that allegations of sexual misconduct toward host Nev Schulman have been found “not credible” by MTV. MTV, Wednesday, July 11

“Hollywood Love Story”

You know you were missing Paris Hilton like crazy. But no worries, Viceland is there for you. In this new series, Hilton introduces tales of wannabe singers, model-actresses, rappers, photographers, designers, and DJs trying to make it in modern day Los Angeles. File under: Cautionary tales. Viceland, Wednesday, July 11

“Seatbelt Psychic”


So you get in a ride share and your driver starts telling you all about your dead father. A horror show? Nope, the driver is medium Thomas John, and he’s there to relay messages from dead family members and friends. He (says he) sees dead people. Lifetime, Wednesday, July 11


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The new series will follow real-life David vs. Goliath stories of those trying to expose corporate wrongdoing. It’s hosted by former judge and former cop Alex Ferrer. CBS, Friday, July 13

“Sugar Rush”

Let’s see if it’s as good as its title. The new series is a reality baking competition that has the players hurrying to create sweet treats against the clock. Netflix, Friday, July 13

“The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants”

Based on the books by Dav Pilkey, the animated series follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, pals who bond through their love of pranking and comic books. The voice cast includes Nat Faxon, Laraine Newman, and Sean Astin. Netflix, Friday, July 13

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

Who’s setting out for a life-changing adventure this time? Our own Uzo Aduba, who is in promotion mode for the July 27 return of “Orange Is the New Black.” NBC, Sunday, July 15