News and “60 Minutes,” 6 and 7 p.m., CBS.
On the eve of the
Republican convention, CBS goes all-out. Scott Pelley expands his
newscast to an hour, from the convention floor in Cleveland; “60
Minutes” is expected to include related reports.
There's much more
elsewhere. Showtime, for instance, continues “The Circus: Inside
the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” at 8 and 8:30; and Turner
Classic Movies has two gems” “The Best Man” (1964, 8 p.m. ET),
beautifully written by Gore Vidal, is set at a convention; “Medium
Cool” (1969, 10 p.m. ET), superbly filmed by Haskell Wexler,
includes footage of the '68 Democratic convention.
New shows, 9-11 p.m., HBO, Showtime and Starz.
If you have any of
the premium channels, this is a good night for you. If you have all
of them, your recording device might explode.
Season openers? It's
“Power” (a hard-edged drug drama) at 9 p.m. on Starz (rerunning
at 10 and 11) and “Ballers” (a Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
comedy) at 10 on HBO. Debut? Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”)
is back, now battling Walton Goggins in “Vice Principals,” at
10:30 on HBO. Ongoing are HBO's “The Night of” (9 p.m.) and
Showtime's “Ray Donovan” and “Roadies” (9 and 10).
ALTERNATIVE: “Kids Choice Sports 2016,” 8 p.m., Nickelodeon;
repeats at 9:30.
What's left for Kobe
Bryant' to win, after five NBA championships (four times being named
the finals MVP) and two Olympic gold medals? Now he gets the third
annual Legend Award (after David Beckham and Derek Jeter), in a show
that has clips, fun and host Russell Wilson.
Stephen Curry leads
with three nominations including best male athlete, facing his
nemesis LeBron James, plus Cam Newton, Bryce Harper, Kyle Busch and
Cristiano Ronaldo. The female nominees are
Alex Morgan, Jamie Anderson, Katie Ledecky, Lydia Ko and Elena Delle
7 and 8 p.m., Fox. Both reruns eye generation gaps. First, Homer is
separated from Marge and dating someone in her 20s; then Apu's son
turns the store into a hip health-food spot.
Feud,” 8 p.m., ABC. The first half-hour has host Steve Harvey
dealing with professional boxers. The second has the families of
Joely Fisher and skateboard star Tony Hawk.
season-opener, 8 p.m., Smithsonian. If you think you've had tough
moving days, try moving an entire oil rig. This hour views the ship
that does it. It's followed at 9 p.m. by “Hell Below,” a six-week
documentary tracing submarine warfare in World War II.
"Legends & Lies," 8 p.m., Fox News. After spending several episodes with American heroes, this show heads in the other direction: Tonight, it profiles Benedict Arnold.
Inspector Lewis,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). On Aug. 8,
the final “Lewis” season will begin. First, however, we go back
to the start of the previous season: As Lewis tries to retire,
Hathaway faces his first case as inspector, a tricky one involving
neurosurgery and animal rights.
“The Last Ship,”
9 p.m., TNT. Having saved the world once, Chandler (Eric Dane) hopes
to do it again, as his plan reaches its crucial point.
“Match Game,” 10
p.m., ABC. Host Alec Baldwin works with his old “30 Rock”
colleague, Jack McBrayer, and others. The emphasis may be on humor,
with Leslie Jones and Ike Barinholtz.
p.m., Showtime. Kelly Ann (Inogen Poots) loves music and is perplexed
by anything else; Reg (Rafe Spall) knows nothing about music and
little about life. These are wonderful characters – opposites, yet
sharing a social naivity. When a rock-tour superstition throws them
together, the result is a subtle delight. There's more fun in a
separate story, involving a search for the wayward bass-player.