Democratic convention, 10 p.m. ET, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and cable.
Now the race reaches
full-speed, as Hillary Clinton becomes the first major-party female
nominee for president. Cable news channels will pay attention all
day; PBS jumps in at 8 p.m. ET.
Still, the big
networks will wait until 10, when the Democrats are expected to have
Chelsea Clinton and then her mom. Afterward, Comedy Central's “The
Daily Show” has a rare live episode at 11 p.m. and CBS' Stephen
Colbert continues his two-week stretch of live shows at 11:35.
Reality show overload, 8 and 9 p.m.
While waiting for
the sorta-reality of politics, we can catch some semi-sorta-reality.
At 8, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” has a rerun – Zac Efron
in an Appalachian mountain range – before its new season starts
Monday and Tuesday; at 9. CBS' “Big Brother” has an eviction.
Spanning both is a
two-hour edition of Fox's “Home Free,” with three people left.
This is the good-hearted show that lets each contestant win a new
home for a personal hero. The difference is that the homes get better
each week; the winner (next Thursday) gets $100,000 AND the best one
for the hero.
ALTERNATIVE: “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” 10 p.m., FX,
rerunning at 11:03.
At first, this was
mainly the story of Johnny Rock (Denis Leary), a one-hit star,
suddenly backing Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), the talented daughter he'd
never met. But now it's branching out.
There's the new
career of Ava (Elaine Hendrix), his back-up singer and lover; Hendrix
is terrific, but Leary's jealousy funk soon becomes one-note. There's
the Broadway show written by Rehab; in a great scene last week
(rerunning at 10:31), it was co-opted by Campbell Scott. And there's
the mismatched romance of Flash (John Corbett, 55) and Gigi (Gillies,
23); tonight, they have a pivotal scene.
(1993) and “Men in Black” (1997), 5:30 and 8:45 p.m., FX. Here's
an entertaining double-feature for convention-skippers. Other movies
range from “The Big Year” (2011, 8 p.m., CMT) – a quietly
charming comedy-drama, with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black
as bird-watchers – to “Our Brand is Crisis” (2015, 9 p.m, HBO),
a well-made but relentlessly cynical political tale.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. This terrific show thrives when splitting off
an odd duo. In this rerun, Bernadette and Sheldon skip a
wine-tasting, because she's pregnant and ... well, he's Sheldon.
“Life in Pieces,”
8:31 p.m., CBS. John (James Brolin, 76) had seemed content with his
white hair and grandpa goofiness; tonight, he tries to look young and
hip. Also in this rerun, Heather frets about her daughter's piano
reccital and Matt meets Coleen's mother (Mercedes Ruehl).
9 p.m., ABC. Kelsea Ballerini, the show's co-host, does a medley of
songs first done by Shania Twain, Bridney Spears and Maroon 5. Also,
Fifth Harmony does a Destiny's Child medley; duets link the hits of
Lee Ann Womack and Rachel Platten, Pat Monahan and Kenny Loggins.
Night,” 9 p.m., NBC. Here's a “ladies night” with Meredith
Vieira, Julia Stiles, Bellamy Young, Natalie Morales, Hannah Davis
“Beauty and the
Beast,” 9 p.m., CW. Despite a “beast bounty” and a hunt,
Vincent and Cat try to return some nomralcy to their lives. Also,
Tess takes a big risk to protect Vincent.
“Queen of the
South,” 10 p.m., USA. Teresa's drug-dealing had prospered under
Camila. Now, however, Camila is short on supply, long on debt and
tempted to give her up.