1) “CBS Evening News,” 6:30 p.m. today, CBS. Norah O’Donnell (shown here) takes over as anchor and managing editor, stepping into a tradition of news giants – Murrow, Cronkite, Rather, Couric, more. And she does it during a busy week. Tonight, she interviews Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy about the future in space. On Tuesday, she moves the broadcast to the Kennedy Space Center, for coverage of Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing – then anchors a “Man on the Moon” special, at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
2) Moon coverage, Saturday. Speaking of Cronkite, his moon coverage will be rerun Saturday by BBC America, from 9-11 p.m. and 2-4 a.m. ET, Or you can catch it precisely 50 years later on www.cbsnews.com/live; that’s 9:32 a.m. ET Tuesday (lift-off), 4:17 p.m. Saturday (landing) and 10:56 p.m. Saturday (first steps). Others lunar reruns Saturday are on CNN (9 p.m. and midnight PT) … Discovery (8-10 p.m., rerunning at midnight) … History (10:05 p.m.) … and Smithsonian, from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m.
3) “Masterpiece: Grantchester,” 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS. In 1950s England, Geordie (Robson Green) is a cop who wishes the world would quit changing. He hates the new music and distrusts a giant machine that seems to compute things. He hates that his friend, the crimesolving vicar, is gone; reluctantly, he accepts the fact tha the acting vicar is secretly gay (still a crime in England at the time). In a so-so episode, they work a case together and a church official decides who will take over that vicar position.
4) “Sharkfest,” National Geographic. Each summer, cable lets the sharks loose. Discovery created the idea with “Shark Week” (returning July 28), but now National Geographic gets an early start. Each weekday, reruns start at 3 p.m. ET; new shows have “When Sharks Attack” at 8 p.m. ET and specials at 10, with it all rerunning from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday has sharks all day. And on Sunday, coverage moves to Nat Geo Wild; at 8 and 11 p.m. ET Sunday, it views a mega-shark, 20 feet long and 2.5 tons.
5) “Molly of Denali” debut, 8:30-9:30 a.m. today, PBS. Molly is an upbeat kid with a passion for nature, music and more. This cartoon is cheery, but also glimpses her family’s native roots and the biases of he past. The opener also is today on PBS Kids at noon, 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Starting Tuesday, “Molly” is 8:30 a.m. weekdays on PBS a(with some stations adding an afternoon time snd 7:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. on PBS Kids. … except for this Friday, when PBS Kids substitutes a lunar “Ready Jet Go” from 7-8 p.m.
6) “Pandora” debut, 8 p.m Tuesday, CW. Instantly orphaned in 2199 by an air strike on her village, Jax enrolls in the Space Training Academy. She soon has an odd bunch of friends, including a peppy clone and a dour Zatarian who is this show’s Spock/Data/Sheldon. There are lame moments here – from stiff dialog to a cave shoot-out that looks like a 1950s Saturday serial. But the story does take hold and Priscilla Quintana brings Shannen Doherty-type intensity to Jax, giving us OK summer entertainment.
7) “Suits” season-opener, 9 p.m. Wednesday, USA. For eight seasons, this law firm has twisted the truth and stomped on ethics. Now it finally faces the consequences. As last season ended, Harvey and Donna were about to be nailed for a violation; instead, Robert Zane – feeling guilty about a bigger sin earlier – took the fall. And now? Harvey and Donna are in bed, the firm is in trouble and Zane’s name is still on the wall. In a tough-toned hour, the aftershocks continue, including one in the final minute.
8) “Pearson” debut, 10 p.m. Wednesday, USA. After the “Suits” nastiness, we need something kindler and gentler. No such luck: In a “Suits” episode last year, Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) moved to Chicago and sued the city, which was closing a neighborhood school. The corrupt mayor offered her a job … if she dropped the suit. She did, arguing that she can do more on the inside. She turns out to be right about that … in a TV-type world where problems are solved faster than a “Grantchester” mystery.
9) “Elementary,” 10 p.m., Thursday, CBS. Jonny Lee Miller has become the perpetual Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. has been Holmes twice … Basil Rathbone did it 14 times … Benedict Cumberbatch, 15 … Jeremy Britt, about 43. But this is the 150th episode with Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as Watson, solving crimes in modern New York. A sculptor has been killed, sparking fears that a serial killer is back. Also, Watson suspects that Holmes has information about a tech billionaire.
10) “Burden of Truth” (8 p.m., CW) and “Big Little Lies” (9 p.m., HBO) season-finales, Sunday. In the first “Truth” season, Joanna returned to her smalltown roots and helped Billy sue a polluter. Now they’re in Winnipeg, as the murder trial begins for Luna, a member of an Aborigine activist group. Then on HBO’s star-stuffed show, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) fears that the lie is tearing the friends apart. Celeste (Nicole Kidman) grills her late husband’s mother (Meryl Streep) about his childhood tragedy.