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Say goodbye to Colony and hello to Stephen King mashup Castle Rock

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, July 25. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Colony (USA, 10 p.m.): This is the season finale of Colony, but as of yesterday, it’s now also the series finale. The critically resurgent but chronically under-seen show is wrapping up its third season with a cancelation notice from USA. The current arc has felt like two years’ worth of story in one, as the fight against alien overlords has turned its attention to the messy realities of the various human factions trying to carry on some semblance of life within the Seattle colony—and the secrets contained therein. Tune in to find out just how much of a cliffhanger we’re going to be stuck with as the grace note of this flawed but fascinating series.


Castle Rock (Hulu): Welcome to the world of Stephen King! No, really—this TV universe is made up of places and characters found in the writings of the prolific horror author, making the whole thing a giant game of “spot the reference.” Shawshank prison plays a large role in this latest round of mystery-box storytelling (not coincidentally exec-produced by J.J. Abrams), and features characters with last names like “Torrance,” so take that for what it’s worth. Hulu is releasing the first three episodes today, and our own Emily L. Stephens will be weighing in on how needful this particular thing is.

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Wild card

Burden Of Truth (The CW, 8 p.m.): Perhaps The CW has Kristin Kreuk’s soul trapped in a jar? Whatever the cause, the Smallville and Beauty And The Beast star is back at her network home once again with this new legal drama. Per the official description, Kreuk plays a “big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls.” This summer, justice... comes home. (Free tagline, The CW.)


Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.

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