What to Watch Today

Lovecraft Country Premiere, The Circus Previews DNC, Kamala Harris Profile and More

Lovecraft Country Series Premiere

On TV this Sunday: HBO visits Lovecraft Country, Showtime’s The Circus is back in town with a preview of the Democratic National Convention, and Biden VP pick Kamala Harris is at the center of an election special. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • USA Network, CNBC, NBCSN, NBC
    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Five games: The Washington Capitals take on the NY Islanders (12 pm, USA Network); the Dallas Stars face off against the Calgary Flames (2 pm, CNBC); the Vegas Golden Knights play the Chicago Blackhawks (6:30 pm, NBCSN); the Philadelphia Flyers challenge the Montreal Canadiens (8 pm, NBC); and the St. Louis Blues battle the Vancouver Canucks (10:30 pm, NBCSN).

  • BET, BET Her
    Black America Votes: The VP Choice

    This profile of Sen. Kamala Harris includes a discussion about the historical significance of her VP nomination; congresswomen Maxine Waters and Karen Bass, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza appear.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Time slot premiere: New HOH Memphis names his nominations for eviction. (Which houseguest was the first evictee?)

  • Showtime
    The Circus

    Summer premiere: The nation reacts to Joe Biden’s historic VP selection; the hosts get a preview of the first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention.

  • Starz

    As everyone in the Pynk fights to secure their bags and futures, surprising new bonds are formed; Andre gets pushback on his deal with the Kyle brothers.

  • Showtime
    The Chi

    In the penultimate Season 3 episode, Emmett and Dom prep for their grand opening; Ronnie struggles to move past previous mistakes.

  • HBO
    Lovecraft Country

    Series premiere: A young Black man (When We Rise‘s Jonathan Majors) traveling across a segregated 1950s U.S. in search of his father quickly discovers the weird dangers that plague the town of Ardham, Mass.; Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire), Jurnee Smollett (Underground) and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) co-star. (Read preview; watch trailer.)

  • Paramount Network

    In Season 3’s penultimate episode, the bunkhouse crew defends two of its own; Rip checks in with Kayce about an old problem; Jamie confronts his past.

  • Showtime
    We Hunt Together

    Freddy and Baba solve two problems with one killing; Lola and Jackson find something they can agree on after interviewing Freddy.

  • AMC, BBC America

    In the last episode before the Season 2 finale, Millie must choose between freedom and her father, as Vic and Maggie embark on a dangerous journey.

  • Syfy
    Wynonna Earp

    Waverly and Nicole search for help, while Wynonna battles an ancient enemy.

  • HBO
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

    Episode No. 200: The Emmy-nominated show celebrates marks a major milestone as Oliver unpacks the latest news of… last week.