What to Watch Tonight

Defiance Finale, Narcos Begins, Dark Wil Wheaton and More

  • Netflix
    Narcos

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): The 1980s-set drama chronicles the bloody conflicts between well- known drug lords — including Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) — and police, military and civilian forces.

  • NBC
    Days of Our Lives

    Stephen Nichols — last seen on the show in 2009 — returns as Patch resurfaces in Salem. Plus, Aiden asks Hope to marry him. (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS
    NFL Preseason Football

    The Detroit Lions play opposite the Jacksonville Jaguars live from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Syfy
    Defiance

    Season 3 finale: Nolan, Amanda, Irisa, Datak, Stahma, Berlin and Doc Yewll stop at nothing to put an end to the Omec threat. (Not yet renewed.)

  • TNT
    Cold Justice

    Investigators team with state police and firearms experts to get to the bottom of a young man’s mysterious death.

  • Syfy
    Dark Matter

    Season 1 finale (two episodes): First up, Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: TNG) guest-stars when a retrieval op grows dangerous for a member of the crew. Then at 10 pm, the crew is forever altered by betrayal. (Not yet renewed.)

  • Cinemax
    Strike Back

    Scott and Stonebridge risk the threat of war when they smuggle themselves into North Korea to try and destroy the stolen Vanadium.

  • ABC
    20/20: Tragedy on TV

    The newsmagazine explores Vester Lee Flanagan’s suicide note and the events leading up to murder of WDBJ-Virginia reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum, journalists Michael Weiss and Robert Costa, activist Wendy Davis and Cal. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

  • E!
    The Soup

    Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) assists Joel McHale in breaking down the week’s best of TV’s worst.