Richard Gere takes his first-ever starring role in a television series this week, which is thick with reality show premieres. The only other premiering returning dramas is FX’s Snowfall and The CW’s The Outpost. CNN moves on from examining decades to zeroing in on movies…by decade. All that, and Tracy Morgan hosts the ESPYs. Happy viewing!
All times eastern; PBS times may vary
The Movies – 9 to 11pm on CNN – Miniseries Premiere
Tom Hanks is among the executive producers of this six-part series that examines the American movie industry through the cultural, societal, and political shifts through time. In the opener, the 1980s brings us stars including Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, and Eddie Murphy.
Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian – 9 to 10pm on E! – 3rd Season Premiere
Pool Kings – 9 to 10pm on HGTV – 7th Season Premiere
Murder in the Thirst – 9 to 10pm on BET – Series Premiere
Shocking and scandalous true-crime stories are profiled in this series, starting off with the case of defense attorney Chiquita Tate, who is stabbed to death in her office with some strands of hair clutched in her hand.
MotherFatherSon – 10 to 11:15pm on Showcase/BBC Canada – Series Premiere
Richard Gere stars in his first television series as a media mogul who reunites with his ex-wife after his son spirals out of control.
Pool in My House – 10 to 11pm on HGTV – Series Premiere
Exotic pool ideas are brought to reality inside spectacular homes.
Love Island – 8 to 9:30pm on CBS/CTV – Series Premiere
Singles gather at a tropical getaway in hopes of finding romance and winning a big cash prize.
Bring the Funny – 10 to 11pm on NBC/City – Series Premiere
Undiscovered comedians compete in this reality competition series, hosted by Amanda Seales, with celebrity judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, and Jeff Foxworthy.
The Next Big Thing – 10 to 11pm on BET – Series Premiere
Damon Dash, Tina Davis and Zaytoven are the judges in this reality competition series for R&B and hip-hop artists.
Say Yes to the Nest – 10 to 11pm (two episodes) on HGTV – Series Premiere
They don’t run out of titles for these home improvement shows, do they?
The Great British Baking Show – 8 to 9pm on CBC – 9th Season Premiere
The 2019 ESPYS – 8 to 11pm on ABC
Tracy Morgan hosts this year’s awards that celebrate the best moments in sports.
Snowfall – 10 to 11:05pm on FX – 3rd Season Premiere
The Outpost – 9 to 10pm on The CW – 2nd Season Premiere
Dr. Pimple Popper – 9 to 11:02pm on TLC – 3rd Season Premiere
Untold Stories of the E.R. – 10:02 to 11:02pm on TLC – 13th Season Premiere