What to Watch Tonight

12 Monkeys Finale, Colbert Goes Live, the Republican National Convention and More

On TV this Monday: 12 Monkeys comes to a close, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah take on the Republican National Convention and UnREAL‘s Season 1 bachelor returns. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC and others
    Republican National Convention

    Night 1 of 4: Speakers include Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, former NYC mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Melania Trump. (CBS, NBC and ABC begin coverage at 10.)

  • NBC
    American Ninja Warrior

    The Top 30 return to Atlanta for the City Finals; obstacles include the Salmon Ladder, The Clacker, Floating Monkey Bars and the Invisible Ladder.

  • Fox
    So You Think You Can Dance

    Cat Deeley reveals which of the junior dancers have made it into the Top 9 following America’s vote.

  • Freeform
    The Fosters

    Callie learns a former foster brother has been convicted of murder; Brandon throws a party; Lena and Stef offer to help get Gabe’s name off of the sex offender registry.

  • Syfy
    12 Monkeys

    Season 2 finale: Cole and Railly attempt to find peace by living in the past; Cole is forced to do the unthinkable to save the world; Madeleine Stowe (Revenge) guest-stars. (Get renewal status.)

  • Lifetime
    Devious Maids

    Rosie learns one of Peri’s secrets; Evelyn fools Carmen; Marisol has a difficult time with Peter’s absence; Genevieve figures out a way to get Zoila’s attention.

  • TNT
    Rizzoli & Isles

    Maura investigates when a cyclist spontaneously combusts; Jane is asked to speak to a class of FBI recruits at Quantico.

  • Lifetime

    Quinn interferes with Rachel and Coleman’s relationship; Darius and Romeo leave the set to blow off steam; Season 1 suitor Adam (Freddie Stroma) returns.

  • Comedy Central
    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

    Coverage of the RNC begins with a recap of the GOP’s 2016 primary season. (Noah will go live on Thursday evening, while an additional episode will air on Friday.)

  • CBS
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Colbert kicks off two weeks of live, convention-themed shows with guests Jon StewartStar Trek Beyond‘s Zoe Saldana and… “Stephen Colbert”?

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  1. peterwdawson says:

    I kinda want to watch the first night of both conventions just to see if something goes off the rails or whatever. Both conventions feel like we might get some, for lack of a better word, shenanigans, going on.

  2. Columbus says:

    The Fosters, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles

  3. shortie says:

    12 Monkeys!!!

  4. Barbara John says:

    The Fosters, Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles and 12 Monkeys.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    APMAs it means Alternative Press Music Awards for anyone wondering and The Tonight Show. DVR 12 Monkeys and UnReal.

  6. EE says:

    Can’t wait for 12 Monkeys!

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    12 Monkey’s, Unreal, The Fosters, Guilt and No Man Left Behind.

  8. Kevin K says:

    WWE Raw – Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship. Also Stephen Colbert & James Corden.

  9. cuius says:

    Given that both Colbert and Noah struggle using a teleprompter, even following rehearsal, perhaps working live will improve things and they’ll appear more natural

  10. Katherine215 says:

    12 Monkeys! 12 Monkeys! 12 Monkeys!

  11. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Rizzoli &Isles
    Major Crimes

  12. A says:

    American Ninja Warrior!

  13. JScout says:

    Colbert live. Should be fun.

  14. MMD says:

    The Late Show

    Lots of Netflix, dvds, on demand – anything to escape anything political and any mass murders anywhere!!

  15. Boiler says:

    I would love to see someone from this site interview TNT so we can see either why they are nuts or know how to run a network. They certainly do not seem to know how from decisions like R&I and renewing Animal Kingdom.