What’s on TV This Week: ‘Being Reuben,’ ‘Star Trek: Below Decks’ and more



Turner Classic Movies’ “Summer Under the Stars” continues with a daylong salute to Rock Hudson that includes the actor opposite Doris Day in the 1959 rom-com “Pillow Talk.” 5 p.m. TCM

A long time ago, in a kitchen far, far away… “Fridge Wars.” Professional chefs prepare gourmet meals using only foodstuffs found in regular folks’ refrigerators in this new culinary competition. 8 p.m. The CW

It’s “Shark vs. Surfer” — advantage, shark — as National Geographic Channel’s annual “Sharkfest” continues. 8 p.m. NGC


An unhappy camper must depend on the kindness of a sketchy stranger in the new thriller “A Murder to Remember.” With Maddie Nichols, TC Matherne and Carolyn McCormick. 8 and 11:06 p.m. Lifetime

“Taskmaster,” taskmaster, make me a task. Contestants are guided through a series of silly challenges in this British game show hosted by Greg Davies. 9 p.m. The CW

Rule “Britannia”? The Romans give it a shot but the Celts ain’t havin’ it in this imported historical drama series. With David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead”), Annabel Scholey and Mackenzie Crook. 9 p.m. Epix

The special “Hiroshima: 75 Years Later” uses archival footage plus the first-person accounts of scientists, survivors, military leaders and others to mark the solemn anniversary of the first-ever use of an atomic weapon during wartime. 9 p.m. History Channel

The true crime docuseries I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and “Outcry” end their respective runs. 10 p.m. HBO; 10 p.m. Showtime

The winning comic is crowned in the season finale of the standup competition “Tournament of Laughs.” “SNL’s” Jason Sudeikis hosts. 10 p.m. TBS

Sharon! One of reality TV’s most fractious families probes accounts of the paranormal in the new series “The Osbournes Want to Believe.” 10 p.m. Travel Channel

The personal stories of some of your fellow citizens are woven together in the crowdsourced special “Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story.” 10:30 p.m. KOCE


Gotta run! “Narcos’” Boyd Holbrook is “The Fugitive” and “24’s” Kiefer Sutherland is the cop on his trail in this short-form update of the 1960s-era TV series that starred David Janssen. Anytime, Quibi


The new docuseries “Immigration Nation” talks with immigrants, ICE agents and others as it takes a deep dive into one of our nation’s most politically divisive issues. Anytime, Netflix

Accurate and inclusive portrayals of members of the LGTBQ+ community in film, TV, etc., are celebrated at the “31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards.” Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere host and Chloe x Halle performs. 8 p.m. Logo

“POV” presents “Chez Jolie Coiffure,” a new documentary about a Cameroonian woman whose Brussels hair salon serves as a gathering place for African immigrants in Belgium. 10 p.m. KOCE


Have ukulele, will travel: Grace Vanderwaal is among the winners returning to help “America’s Got Talent” celebrate its 15th anniversary in a special episode. 8 p.m. NBC

If you’re a “Blue Collar” comic hosting a new “Antiques Roadshow”-style series, you just might be Jeff Foxworthy in the debut of “What’s It Worth?” 9 and 9:30 p.m. A&E

Three Republican congressmen navigate the fundraising, horse-trading, glad-handing and sausage-making that goes on in our nation’s capital in the new documentary “The Swamp.” 9 p.m. HBO

The docu-special “Statecraft: The Bush 41” recalls the Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and other international crises faced by President George H.W. Bush and his administration. 10 p.m. KOCE

Bargain hunters purchase large lots of liquidated merchandise sight unseen in hopes of making that big score in the new unscripted series “Extreme Unboxing.” 10 and 10:30 A&E


The worst of the worst: The new true crime series “World’s Most Wanted” tracks law-enforcement efforts to bring to justice five international fugitives. Anytime, Netflix


What could possibly go wrong? The too-close-for-comfort reality competition “Big Brother” is back for an all-star, pandemic-era season. Julie Chen hosts. 9 p.m. CBS

A Toronto medical examiner (Serinda Swan) tries to keep calm and carry on after the death of her husband in the new procedural drama “Coroner.” “24’s” Roger Cross also stars. 9 p.m. The CW

The docuseries “True Life” begets a pandemic-era spinoff, “True Life: Quarantine Stories.” 9 p.m. MTV

They’re in the money, they’re in the money, they’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along in a second season of the reality series “Marrying Millions.” 10 p.m. Lifetime


A 1920s Jewish immigrant (Seth Rogen) pulls a Rip van Winkle and wakes up in the present day in the new comedy “An American Pickle.” Sarah Snook (“Succession”) also stars. Anytime, HBO Max

The documentary “On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries” follows CNN’s Dana Bash and other female journalists as they followed presidential hopefuls around the country during the recent primary season. Anytime, HBO Max

Boldly go where no franchise entry has gone before in the new animated sci-fi comedy “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” With the voices of Jerry O’Connell and “SNL’s” Noël Wells. Anytime, CBS All Access

Aussie comic Tim Minchin plays a prodigal son on a road trip to see his nearly departed mother one last time in the new comedy-drama “Upright.” Anytime, Sundance Now

Don’t go down in that basement! Classic horror movie tropes are discussed on the season finale of the chat show “Syfy Wire’s the Great Debate.” 11 p.m. Syfy


The late Howard Ashman, the lyricist who put words to those toe-tapping tunes from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” etc., is remembered in the new documentary “Howard.” Anytime, Disney+

Miss Frizzle (Kate McKinnon) and her young charges are having a blast in the new animated tale “The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space.” Anytime, Netflix

“Narcos’” Diego Luna breaks bread with prominent Mexican celebrities, politicians and others as they discuss the issues of the day in the new unscripted series “Pan y Circo.” Anytime, Amazon Prime

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Merlin the magician gets in on the act in “Wizards,” the third and final installment of Guillermo Del Toro’s computer-animated sci-fi/fantasy trilogy “Tales of Arcadia.” Anytime, Netflix

A high schooler (Sabrina Carpenter) has all the wrong moves but starts her own dance squad anyway in the new teen-themed rom-com “Work It.” Anytime, Netflix

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are “Bad Boys for Life” in this belated 2020 entry in the action-comedy franchise. Vanessa Hudgens, Kate del Castillo and Joe Pantoliano also star. 7:59 and 10:06 p.m. Starz

Teenage social-media star and makeup artist Reuben de Maid — he hails from Wales, don’t you know — is ready for his closeup in the new reality series “Being Reuben.” 9 and 9:30 p.m. The CW


Director Clint Eastwood’s fact-based 2019 drama “Richard Jewell” retells the tale of the innocent security guard (Paul Walter Hauser) suspected in the terrorist bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates and Olivia Wilde also star. 8 p.m. HBO


Following a rebroadcast of the 2013 TV movie “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” the new special “Jodi Arias: Cellmate Secrets” revisits the case of the Arizona woman convicted in 2013 of the 2008 murder of her boyfriend. 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime

An interior designer hooks up with a hunky pilot who also finds homes for rescue dogs — geez, marry the guy already — in the new TV movie “Love on Harbor Island.” With Morgan Kohan (“When Hope Calls”) and Marcus Rosner. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

When the cellphone app says your time is up, your time is up in the 2019 thriller “Countdown.” With Elizabeth Lail and Jordan Calloway. 9 p.m. Showtime

Movies on TV this week: Aug. 2: “Gandhi’ on Showtime; “Giant” on TCM; “West Side Story” on Epix

July 31, 2020

TV Grids for the week of Aug. 2 - 8 in printable PDF format

July 31, 2020


What’s on TV: Television listings

Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in printable PDF files.

June 18, 2021