'The Last Ship'
June 22nd, 9 p.m., TNT
One man – and his naval destroyer – must find a way to save humanity from extinction, and like most plans to rescue the human race, this one involves Michael Bay. The Transformers cinéaste moves to basic cable for The Last Ship, apparently because Hollywood was holding him back from full creative expression. But don't worry – Bay brings his beloved CGI blowing-shit-up action scenes with him. Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) commands this vessel, with a crew that includes a pouty-lipped biologist and a dog named Admiral Halsey. (Considering that Halsey spent his most famous battle sailing in the wrong direction, you have to figure these seamen are just seriously stoned Wings fans.) They've been at sea for months when they find out an epidemic has wiped out 80 percent of the Earth's population. Their mission now: Find a cure. "What's left of the federal government is holed up 200 feet below the White House," the president warns in a video chat. "We have no allies, we have no enemies – just a world of sick, desperate people." (Sounds like the audience when I saw Pearl Harbor.)