New tonight: 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer Report, Just For Laughs, Saw Dogs

Mark Critch as Ron Maclean

22 Minutes, CBC
A beloved Canadian TV star (of the 4-legged variety) comes out of retirement for a new hospital drama, plus a preview of the latest CBC movie spinoff to come out of a short commentary segment during Hockey Night in Canada. We take a look at the terrifying consequences of the robocalls scandal, and question whether Air Canada workers have the right to strike.

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
In tonight’s all-new show Rick is in Victoria training with Canada’s Olympic swimming team as they prepare for the London Summer Olympics and medalist Ryan Cochrane gives him some special tips. He also turns up at the Purina National Dog Show in Mississauga, ON and vies for ‘Best in Show’ with a giant English mastiff.

Just For Laughs, CBC – “The Decline of the American Empire”
What is the American Empire and is it falling? Why watch boring men in suits debate this on CNN? It’s time to dive head first into The Decline of the American Empire, hosted by the one and only John Oliver. The British comic you love from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart hosts a smart, opinionated and equally funny political special featuring wildly popular comedians Colin Quinn, WTF podcast host Marc Maron, and Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

Saw Dogs, OLN – “Action Hero”
A top movie stuntwoman asks the carvers to create a sculpture commemorating her mentor, a celebrated stuntman who was famous for his work in westerns. Guest carver Jeff Samudosky takes the reins on the project, which features a western scene in three-dimensional relief on a massive redwood slab.