What to Watch Today

The Purge Begins, SoA Spinoff, Making It Finale and More

  • NBC
    America's Got Talent

    The semifinals get underway, as the remaining acts perform for a chance to win $1 million. (Which acts made it through?)

  • ABC
    Bachelor in Paradise

    One of the women is deemed a witch (yes, really!); two fan-favorite couples from previous seasons pay Paradise a visit.

  • BET
    The Bobby Brown Story

    Miniseries premiere (150 minutes): This two-night event picks up after the events of The New Edition Story, as Brown (once again played by Woody McClain) embarks on a solo career; Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) plays Whitney Houston.

  • OWN
    The Haves and the Have Nots

    David remains hospitalized; Veronica is in for a shock of her own. 

  • FX
    Mayans MC

    Series premiere (97 minutes): The Sons of Anarchy spinoff follows EZ Reyes (Revolution‘s JD Pardo), an ex-con who’s inducted into the Mayan M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border; Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sarah Bolger (Once Upon a Time), Richard Cabral (American Crime) and Michael Irby (The Unit) co-star. (Watch trailer and SDCC interview.)

  • USA Network
    The Purge

    Series premiere: This offshoot of the film franchise follows several characters living in a small city as they figure out how far they’re willing to go to survive the night where all crime — including murder — is made legal; Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High) and Fiona Dourif (The Blacklist) star. (Watch trailer and SDCC interview.)

  • NBC
    Making It

    Season 1 finale: After the final three makers are tasked with transforming a couple’s wedding by creating personalized cake toppers and ceremony backdrops, one is crowned the Master Maker. (Get renewal status.)

  • WGN America
    Carter

    A theater director uses an actress’ fragile state of mind to his advantage. 

  • ABC
    Castaways

    Matt embarks on a dangerous swim to another part of the island, where he encounters Sawyer and Richard; Tim stumbles upon another camp. 

  • TBS
    Wrecked

    Martha offers the survivors one last meal of their choosing on the eve of The Purge The Hunt.