All times Eastern.
MONDAY, July 17
Presenting Princess Shaw
The internet makes an aspiring singer a star in this inspiring documentary about an unlikely collaborative relationship between a New Orleans performer and an Israeli YouTube “mashup artist” half a world away (10 p.m., PBS).
This new dramatic series follows four young tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends (Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet and Nick Helm) who sell their gaming company, become multimillionaires and now have to deal with the complications of overnight success and the drastic changes in their lives (10 p.m., AMC).
TUESDAY, July 18
A Night With My Ex
Former flames reunite to hash out unresolved issues in this new docuseries that brings ex-couples back together to spend a night together in bedrooms rigged with multiple cameras to capture all the juicy details (10 p.m., Bravo).
The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30
Thirty players from past seasons of MTV’s gung-ho reality game show travel to South America to compete in extreme physical and mental challenges as they vie for a $1 million prize (check listings, MTV).
WEDNESDAY, July 19
When Duty Calls
Two young newlyweds (Daniella Monet and Kelly Blatz) volunteer at their local police department, then find themselves entangled in a criminal case. Judd Nelson and Daphne Zuniga also star in this 2015 made-for-TV family drama (9 p.m., Hallmark Channel).
Darius (Santiago Cabrera) and Liam (Charlie Rowe) work to invent a theoretically impossible piece of technology to divert the asteroid headed toward Earth, and Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) risks everything to help (9 p.m., CBS).
THURSDAY, July 20
How It’s Made
Yum! Tag along for a trip inside factories for this dessert-centic episode featuring chocolate-chip cookies, whoopie pies, apple pie, toaster pastries and cheesecake (9 p.m., Science Channel).
Real estate flipping experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett return for season two and more So-Cal renovations in triple-digit heat to overhaul dilapidated homes and sell them for top dollar—all while raising their three small children (11 p.m., HGTV).
FRIDAY, July 21
Jason Bateman stars in (and also produces, writes and directs) this new dramatic series, about a husband and his wife (Laura Linney) on the run from a ruthless and powerful drug lord and hiding out in a small Missouri town (streaming today on Netflix).
The sequel to the Disney Channel’s hit 2015 musical fantasy original movie about the teenage children of classic Disney villains (including Captain Hook, Maleficent, Ursula and Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella) features Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair. It will be simulcast on five Disney/ABC TV networks (8 p.m., Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime).
SATURDAY, July 22
Filmed over six years through the 2016 presidential election, this gripping documentary takes viewers inside the controversial world of WikiLeaks and its editor in chief, Julian Assange (9 p.m., Showtime).
Still Star Crossed
An argument between Lord Montague (Grant Bowler) and Lord Capulet (Wade Briggs) leads to an act of violence that makes tensions between both houses run dangerously high in this drama set in a British world just after the deaths of ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet (10 p.m., ABC).
SUNDAY, July 23
TV’s longest running summer event launches five consecutive nights of jaw-some programming with a documentary on great whites off the coast of California; a “race” between Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the planet’s most efficient predators; and an expedition to find out why sharks are attracted to volcanoes! (7 p.m., Discovery).
Shark vs. Predator
What animals dare to take on the killers of the sea? Well, seals, crocodiles, octopi, bobcats and even birds have gone head to head with sharks, and this show has the rare footage to prove it in the kickoff to a weeklong series of fin-tastic Shark Fest programming (8 p.m., Nat Geo Wild).
NEW ON DVD
He’s big, he’s angry, and he’s got one heck of a roar. In Kong: Skull Island (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment), a group of soldiers, scientists and explorers head to a mythical, uncharted Pacific Eden-like paradise—and the domain of the mighty, awesome creature known as Kong. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and Thomas Mann.
READ ALL ABOUT IT
If you head out to the movies this weekend to see Dunkirk (below), you can go behind the scenes of the gritty WWII drama in The Making of Dunkirk (Insight Editions), filled with behind-the-scenes photos, imagery from the shoot and details about how director Christopher Nolan brought the story—about a daring rescue of Allied troops trapped and outnumbered by the Germans—to the screen.
AT THE MOVIES
Elizabeth Debecicki, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Rihanna and Rutger Hauer star in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a sci-fi space romp based on a French comic-book series.
Four lifelong friends take a wild trip to New Orleans in Girls Trip, a raucous comedy starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith.
British troops and civilians come to the rescue of Allied forces surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of France in Dunkirk, based real World War II events. It stars Kenneth Branaugh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Stiles and James D’Arcy, and is directed by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar).
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