July 13th, 10 p.m., FX
Meet the new vampires – no, not the sexy kind. Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's horror show aims to make these blood-guzzlers as repulsive as the zombies on The Walking Dead. When a mysterious viral plague hits New York, the only man on top of the situation is Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll – he was Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris), your basic cocky antihero asshole head investigator from the Centers for Disease Control. He might look like the bastard spawn of Christian Slater and Dennis Quaid and have the worst hairpiece on television, but the doctor has a nose for germs, and he starts to suspect this epidemic is something new: a vampire virus. The best trick on The Strain is making these vampires so stomach-churning: There's a feeding-frenzy scene set to Neil Diamond – which might forever change the nausea level you associate with "Sweet Caroline."