What to Watch Today

Obama Documentary, Lois & Clark on HBO Max and More

Barack Obama

On TV this Tuesday: HBO chronicles the life of President Barack Obama, Simone Biles competes in her last Olympic event, and Lois & Clark flies onto streaming. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO Max
    Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

    All four seasons of the ’90s superhero drama starring Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain are now available to stream. (What else is streaming in August?)

  • Discovery Channel
    Deadliest Catch

    Josh and Casey apply frontier medicine to a bleeding deck boss; injuries on the Time Bandit take out two crewmen and threaten family bonds.

  • OWN
    The Haves and the Have Nots: Final Cast Reunion

    Part 2 of 2: Tika Sumpter, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Renée Lawless, Angela Robinson, Tyler Lepley, Gavin Houston and Aaron O’Connell say their final goodbyes. (Watch a sneak peek.)

  • NBC

    Simone Biles and Suni Lee compete in the Women’s Gymnastics Balance Beam Final (which airs live at 4:53 am ET on Peacock, then again in primetime). Additional events include the Men’s Gymnastics Horizontal Bar Final, and Track & Field finals. (View full schedule.)

  • OWN
    David Makes Man

    David is shocked when he discovers who is standing in the way of his development project; JG grapples with difficult truths. (Read Episode 6 post mortem.)

  • CBS
    Love Island

    While (most of) the guys serve dinner and dessert to the three new female arrivals, everyone continues to not mention Leslie’s vanishing.

  • HBO
    Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

    Airing over three consecutive nights, the docuseries chronicles the personal and political journey of President Obama; talking heads include David Axelrod, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jon Favreau, Jesse Jackson, Valerie Jarrett, Al Sharpton and Cornel West. (Watch trailer.)

  • BET
    The Oval

    As Hunter tries to set an insidious meeting, Victoria confronts Priscilla for giving Jason a “midnight snack.”

  • Freeform
    Motherland: Fort Salem

    Abigail and Adil’s mission for vengeance escalates as Raelle fights for her life.

  • TBS
    Miracle Workers

    Ezekiel is lured into a night of debauchery and temptation; Benny discovers his favorite saloon has been transformed into a tourist trap.