1) CBS in space. A half-century ago, Walter Cronkite (shown here) and CBS grabbed a large chunk of viewers who obsessed on the moon mission. Now the network tries to recapture some of that. At 9:32 a.m. — exactly 50 years after the fact – its streaming site (www.cbsnews.com/live) reruns the original coverage of the lift-off. At 6:30 p.m., Norah O’Donnell anchors “CBS Evening News” from the Kennedy Space Center. And at 10, she anchors “Man on the Moon,” incorporating Cronkite’s coverage.
2) “Pandora” debut, 8 p.m Tuesday, CW. At the brink of the 23rd century, Jax’s world crumbles. An air strike destroys her village; newly orphaned, she enrolls in the Space Training Academy, where her uncle works. Suddenly, her friends include a peppy clone, a dour Zatarian (this show’s version of Spock or Data or Sheldon) and some handsome lads. There are lame moments here – a cave shoot-out looks like a 1950s Saturday serial – but Priscilla Quintana brings Shannen Doherty-type intensity to Jax.
3) “Blood & Treasure,” 9 p.m., CBS. In CBS’ youth-seeking summer, even its ratings champ is on the shelf. Revised plans call for “NCIS” to miss its third Tuesday in the past four weeks. Instead, a new “Blood” has Danny and Lexi pushing Hardwick to use his undeworld contacts to find Farouk.
4) “Modern Family,” 9 and 10 p.m., ABC. Both reruns bring jolts for Cam. In the first, he finds surprising reading material in Lily’s room; in the second, his sister gets out of prison early. Also in the second, Haley and Dylan move into their apartment.
5) “The Whale That Ate Jaws,” 10 p.m., National Geographic. It’s hard to think of a shark as an underdog, but this documentary tells of one attacked by a killer whale near San Francisco. That’s part of “Sharkfest”: Reruns start at 3 p.m., with new hours of “When Sharks Attack” at 8 p.m. (Brazil) and 9 (Florida). Those primetime shows then repeat from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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