What’s new on the tube tonight:
Mr. Robot (USA) Series Debut: Vigilante hacker by night/corporate IT drone by day Elliot (Rami Malek) is recruited by the mysterious “Mr. Robot” (Christian Slater), the leader of an “underground hacker group,” to e-destroy the company Elliot works for. For USA, this is some deep and dark shit—how did it end up here instead of FX? And, if you misread the title and were momentarily excited about a series based on the 1983 Styx hit “Mr. Roboto,” apologies.
Rogue (DirecTV/Audience) Season Premiere: Deep-cover cop Grace Travis (Thandie Newton) really only went “rogue” in Season 1 of this not-as-gritty-as-it-thinks-it-is drama; now, she’s still working the same case from Season 2 (we’re now in Season 3, if you’re at all curious). Maybe a better title would be True-ish Detective?