What to Watch Tonight

True Detective, Ballers, Last Ship and 6 Other Premieres, A.D. Finale, Peabody Awards and More

  • ABC
    Celebrity Family Feud

    Season 2 premiere: black-ish’s Anthony Anderson pits his family against singer Toni Braxton’s; Parenthood’s Monica Potter takes on chef Curtis Stone.

  • HBO
    True Detective

    Season 2 premiere: The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers (In Bruges’ Colin Farrell, Aloha’s Rachel McAdams and Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch) and a career criminal (Wedding Crashers’ Vince Vaughn).

  • TNT
    The Last Ship

    Season 2 premiere (two hours): After the horrifying discoveries in Baltimore, Chandler and his team join forces with an underground resistance.

  • ABC
    BattleBots

    Series premiere: This competition series pits homemade robots against each other in a tournament-style format. Fox Sports’ Molly McGrath hosts.

  • PBS
    Poldark

    Miniseries premiere: This remake stars Aidan Turner (Being Human) as an English army officer who returns home after fighting in the American Revolution.

  • NBC
    A.D.: The Bible Continues

    Season finale: Caligula’s statue draws everyone to the battleground of the Temple, while the disciples stand firm on Jesus’ message. (Not yet renewed.)

  • Pivot
    Peabody Awards

    Among this year’s winners for excellence in electronic media: comedienne Amy Schumer, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver and The CW’s Jane the Virgin.

  • Showtime
    Happyish

    Tragic news greets Thom as the agency tries to sell the Army on fear as a marketing strategy.

  • HBO
    Ballers

    Series premiere: After the unexpected demise of a friend and teammate, a retired football star (San Andreas’ Dwayne Johnson) ramps up his efforts to build a new career. Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital), Omar Miller (CSI: Miami), John David Washington (Malcolm X) and Donovan Carter also star.

  • PBS
    The Crimson Field

    Miniseries premiere: In a field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors and nurses work to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. Stars Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Marianne Oldham (Foyle’s War) and newcomer Alice St. Clair.

  • ABC
    Castle

    Repeat to Revisit: Castle fans, have the time of your lives with this rerun of the Caskett wedding episode. (BTW, who could this new series regular be?)

  • Showtime
    Penny Dreadful

    The Creature unleashes his rage on Frankenstein over Lily. (Uh-oh.) Plus, Malcolm goes to confront Evelyn. (Revisit Eva Green’s standout Season 1 scene.)

  • AMC
    Halt and Catch Fire

    Joe and Gordon reunite to bring about Joe’s vision, and tensions run high between Cameron and Donna.

  • HBO
    The Brink

    Series premiere: This dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on the Secretary of State (Tim Robbins, The Spoils of Babylon), a State Department bureaucrat (Jack Black, Drunk History) and a pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black).

  • Adult Swim
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Final season premiere: Master Shake learns that Abraham Lincoln’s Lunch Links are now available. (Weirdest. Synopsis. Ever.)