On TV this Sunday: American Rust and Scenes From a Marriage both make their debut, MTV parties hard at the VMAs and three Melrose Place actresses vacay on Fantasy Island. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Scenes From a Marriage and American Rust Premiere, MTV VMAs, Melrose Place Reunion and More
Season 54 premiere: NYC firefighters remember their brave comrades who lost their lives on 9/11.
Docuseries finale: With the rise of social media and the death of the newspaper, digital gossip “becomes faster, meaner and dirtier.”
The Masked Singer & Alter Ego Sneak Peek
Catch a 30-minute first look at the new Masked Singer season, then take a backstage tour of Alter Ego with judge Nick Lachey. (Watch promo.)
MTV Video Music Awards
Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly, Kacey Musgraves and more perform, Doja Cat hosts. (A pre-show airs at 6:15 pm; view nominees.)
The new Head of Household nominates two houseguests for eviction. (Who was booted in last week’s double eviction?)
Special night and time: When three women (played by Melrose Place‘s Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga) arrive to celebrate their 50th birthdays, their fantasies expose troubling cracks in their friendship. (Watch a sneak peek.)
The desperate Cody family discovers that their presumed solution to all of their problems might just be the biggest threat of all. (Read Episode 9 recap.)
New time slot premiere: Charles’ search for answers leads to an insane asylum, where his worst fears come true.
Jack tries to sell the DWL to the South Georgia State Fair, while Bill, Ace and Crystal share their own ideas.
Scenes From a Marriage
Limited series premiere: Love, hate, monogamy and
red carpet arm-nuzzlingmarriage are explored as Mira (The Help‘s Jessica Chastain) and Jonathan (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s Oscar Isaac) navigate unexpected news. (Watch trailer.)
Series premiere: A police chief (The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels) investigates a dead body that turns up at an abandoned steel mill in a small Pennsylvania town; Maura Tierney (The Affair) and Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit) co-star. (Watch trailer.)
Season 1 finale (two hours): Sheila claims ignorance when Walter’s real niece contacts a solicitor; Angie and Jake’s relationship gets bumpy.
🕵️♀️ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 🕵️♀️
On Sept. 12, 1983, the animated sci-fi comedy Inspector Gadget made its series debut.