TV tonight: ‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Eyewitness War’

‘Eyewitness War’ gives us a soldier’s view of combat
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WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 —Last week on “Under the Dome” an outbreak of meningitis dominated the attention of the occupants of Chester’s Mill. Finally the story is addressing what should instill the most fear in the people trapped under the dome; a rapidly diminishing supply of everything, including antibiotics.

For people trapped and unable to replenish the basic goods that sustain life, these people are incredibly calm. We need to see the side of people that realizes they will all soon be fighting over what’s left as each day passes and the dome is still holding them captive.

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And where is the rest of the world? If this happened to a small town, people would come from across the globe to get a glimpse of the mysterious dome. Where is the military with their vast array of weapons, and why aren’t they at least trying to destroy the dome?

These are all questions that linger in the mind of the viewer, and these are the questions that continue to pull in people each Monday night. So let’s hope the star of the show; the dome, gets more air time as the series progresses.

For reality show fans, it doesn’t get any more real than “Eyewitness War” at 10 and 10:30 p.m. tonight on NatGeo. This show follows the men and women of the armed forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage.

Since most of us know someone who has, or is still serving in war zones, watching “Eyewitness War” gives the viewer a good idea of what their family member, co-worker or neighbor went through in defense of freedom. It doesn’t get any more humbling and awe-inspiring than the men and women on “Eyewitness War.” To put it simply, they are amazing, and definitely worth watching.

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Tonight’s viewing:

All times are EDT:

8 p.m.

ABC: The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All: (New) Memorable bachelors from this season confront Desiree and each other; Zak wants closure; Ben and James try to explain their actions; three former Bachelorettes give Desiree advice; bloopers; a preview of the season finale.

CBS: How I Met Your Mother: (Repeat) Barney believes it would be in Ted’s best interest to continue dating his much younger, much more uninhibited girlfriend, despite having very little in common with her. Meanwhile, Robin adjusts to the powerful dynamic of wearing an engagement ring.

FOX: Raising Hope: (Repeat) Jimmy signs up for a series of medical experiments to pay for an engagement ring for Sabrina, even though she says it’s not necessary. Meanwhile, Virginia’s secret habit of pawning her engagement ring from Burt may be exposed when Jimmy wants to buy it for Sabrina.

NBC: American Ninja Warrior: (New) A qualifying round in Denver featuring obstacles such as the Rolling Log, the Rotating Bridge, the Jump Hang Kai and the Grip Hang. Contestants include professional snowboarder Graham Watanabe.

CW: Hart of Dixie: (Repeat) George’s folks visit and meet Tansy, sparking his mom to mastermind a plan involving Zoe and her son. Meanwhile, Lemon uncovers Brick’s hidden romance; and AnnaBeth is charmed by a British traveler, but Lavon has doubts about this outsider.

8:30 p.m.

CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (Repeat) A handsome owner of a candy store is sweet on Caroline, but she’s too embarrassed to see him after a humiliating experience in his store.

FOX: Raising Hope: (Repeat) While camped out on the front lawn due to a termite infestation, the Chances learn that Hope unveiled a violent streak at day care, and now they’re afraid that she’s inherited her mother’s serial-killer gene.

9 p.m.

CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (Repeat) Max and Caroline get two Amish boys who are exploring the modern world to build a barn for Chestnut. Meanwhile, Andy learns about Caroline’s wealthy past.

FOX: New Girl: (Repeat) Jess admits how she feels about Nick, but soon after coming clean, she learns that he may have been hiding something. Elsewhere, Schmidt becomes preoccupied with buying a fish; and Nick tries to impress his boss by planning a promotion at the bar.

NBC: Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls: (New) The remaining eight teams face a set of water challenges that pushes them to the brink.

CW: Breaking Pointe: (New) The Ballet West dancers return from winter break and begin tryouts for “Cinderella.” Famed former ballet dancer Wendy Ellis Somes arrives to assist Artistic Director Adam in the audition process.

9:30 p.m. 

CBS: Mike & Molly: (Repeat) After their verbal brawl at the mall, Mike goes off in a huff, so Molly goes off on a shopping spree.

FOX: The Mindy Project: (Repeat) Mindy sets up Jaime’s female best friend, Lucy, with Danny for a double date on Valentine’s Day; Jeremy gives Morgan tips for picking up women on his way to a romantic rendezvous.

10 p.m.

ABC: Mistresses: (New) Savi fights for her marriage, regardless of the baby’s paternity; April tries to adjust to the knowledge that her husband is alive; Sam hires Karen’s business partner as his therapist; Joss tries to redefine her relationship with Alex.

CBS: Under the Dome: (New) The residents of Chester’s Mill receive unexpected visits from loved ones on the other side. Meanwhile, the town braces for a threat from outside the dome.

NBC: Siberia: (New) Alliances begin to form - and the contestants cope with a shocking betrayal.

PBS: POV: (New) The award-winning “High Tech, Low Life” details the experiences of two Chinese bloggers who buck government censorship and risk arrest as political dissidents in order to report on news and injustices that are otherwise suppressed.

Basic cable: 

New episodes of:

Switched at Birth at 8 p.m. on ABCFAM

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta at 8 p.m. on VH1

WWE Monday Night Raw at 8 p.m. on USA

Top Gear at 8:30 p.m. on BBC

Fast ‘N Loud at 8 and 9 p.m. on DSC

The Fosters at 9 p.m. on ABCFAM

The Real Housewives of Orange County at 9 p.m. on BRAVO

Major Crimes at 9 p.m. on TNT

Bizarre Foods America at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel

Dance Moms at 9 p.m. on LIFE

American Pickers at 9 p.m. on History Channel

Cake Boss at 9 p.m. on TLC

Street Outlaws at 10 p.m. on DSC

Teen Wolf at 10 p.m. on MTV

King & Maxwell at 10 p.m. on TNT

Push Girls at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on SUND

Eyewitness War at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on NGC

Gods, Guns & Automobiles at 10 and 10:30 p.m.

For movie lovers:

8 p.m.

The Mummy on AMC

Firestarter on ENC

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone on FLIX

Extract on FXM

Spider-Man 3 on FX

Mystic River on IFC

Wonder Boys on SUND

Nurse Betty on TMC

9 p.m.

The Cheshire Murders on HBO

The Watch on HBO

Prometheus on MOMAX

The Gay Divorcee on TCM

Later tonight:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at 9:50 p.m. on STARZ

Stigmata at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX

The Dead Zone at 10 p.m. on ENC

The English Patient at 10 p.m. on FLIX

Our Idiot Brother at 10 p.m. on TMC

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