TV highlights: ‘Rush’ and ‘Satisfaction’ premiere on USA


In the new drama “Satisfaction,” Matt Passmore plays Neil Truman, left, who decides to make a number of changes after finding out his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak) is seeing a male escort. (Richard Ducree/USA Network)
July 16

The remaining four chefs (Rochelle Bergman, Scott Commings, Melanie Finch and Jason Zepaltas) are challenged to recreate a dish using only a taste test on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox at 8 p.m.).

For the youngsters in your household, “Kids’ Choice Sports 2014” (Nickelodeon at 8) lets the kids have a go at voting for their favorite athletes, teams and sports moments of the year. David Beckham is set to receive the show’s Legend Award, and both Pharrell Williams and Florida Georgia Line are scheduled to perform.

SERIES PREMIERE: In the drama series “Rush” (USA at 9), Los Angeles Dr. William Rush (Tom Ellis) is a “medical fixer” for famous people who need to keep a lid on their most private health problems and other unsavory crises.

“The Sixties” (CNN at 9) looks back at the space race through interviews with astronauts Charles Bolden, Mike Massimino and Dave Scott, along with insights into how the “great leap” pushed boundaries of exploration from historian Douglas Brinkley and author Tom Wolfe.

Back from hiatus, “Rookie Blue” (ABC at 9) continues Season 5 with an investigation into the discovery of a missing man’s body in the trunk of a car.

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Matthew Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, to discuss the details of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child on “Oprah Prime” (OWN at 9).

SERIES PREMIERE: USA’s second new show of the night, “Satisfaction” (10), has an investment banker set on making some major life changes after finding out his wife has been seeing a male escort.

SERIES PREMIERE: Reviewed by TV critic Hank Stuever, the relationship comedy “Married” (FX at 10) centers on Russ (Nat Faxon) and Lina Bowman (Judy Greer), a couple who can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt and suburbia rained on their romance.

SERIES PREMIERE: Also reviewed by Stuever: the comedy/love story “You’re the Worst” (FX at 10:30), which is about what happens when two toxic, self-destructive people (Aya Cash and Chris Geere) fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible — a relationship.

SERIES PREMIERE: In her first starring role in a “reality” series since “The Simple Life,” Nicole Richie leads viewers into her outlandish celebrity world on “Candidly Nicole” (VH1 at 10).

Actor John Lithgow and model Miranda Kerr come to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), along with music from Jason Mraz.

Actor Colin Firth and comedian Tommy Johnagin are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a musical performance form St. Vincent.

A repeat “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) features comedian Dane Cook, actor Mark Duplass and musical guest Trey Songz.

Rachel Lubitz

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