What’s On Tonight: Mosquito: A deadly serious Discovery documentary, not a schlocky Syfy original
Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Thursday, July 6. All times are Eastern.
Mosquito (Discovery, 9 p.m.): The channel that brings you Shark Week presents a closer look at an animal that actually manages to kill tons of people every year: the mosquito. Sure, sharks have big mouths full of razor-sharp teeth—rows of the things!—but shark bites remain incredibly rare, and tend not to transmit diseases across multiple continents. So, you know, maybe not as fearsome as a shark, or as worthy of serving as the mascot for a professional hockey team in Northern California, but definitely deserving of a sober documentary airing on an otherwise sleepy night in early July.
The Mist (Spike, 10 p.m.)
Zoo (CBS, 10 p.m.): Of course, if you want to get irrationally afraid of larger, CGI fauna, there …