What to Watch Today

The Strain Returns, VMAs, Night Of Finale and More

  • ABC
    WE Day

    Charlize Theron, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen, Big Sean, Joe Jonas, Jennifer Hudson and Paula Abdul come together to celebrate how today’s youth is working to benefit local and global communities.

  • MTV
    2016 MTV Video Music Awards

    Performers include Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Ty Dolla $ign and G-Eazy; Rihanna is honored with the Video Vanguard Award. (Watch Spears’ Carpool Karaoke.)

  • HBO
    The Night Of

    Season finale (105 minutes!!!): Stone is thrust into the spotlight by a controversy surrounding the defense. (Who was Performer of the Week?) (Ballers and Vice Principals follow at 10:45 and 11:15, respectively.)

  • Reelz Channel
    Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors

    This documentary chronicles the life and career of the comedian, from his Chicago upbringing to his breakout role on Happy Days.

  • PBS
    I MIss Downton Abbey!

    This retrospective includes never-before-seen footage and cast interviews from all six seasons of the beloved British soap. (Should it win a best drama Emmy?)

  • ABC
    $100,000 Pyramid

    Mom‘s Kevin Pollak vies against Getting On‘s Niecy Nash, plus Blue Bloods‘ Bridget Moynahan vs. Young & Hungry‘s Rex Lee. (Get renewal status.)

  • AMC
    Fear the Walking Dead

    Madison, Strand and others are forced to move forward after the fall of the compound; Nick is picked for a high- risk assignment. (Read preview; watch sneak peek.)

  • TNT
    The Last Ship

    Chandler faces off against his enemy; Kara joins forces with someone who is capable of helping with her mission. (Fall behind? Read Ep. 10 recap.)

  • Starz

    Angela deals with questions at work and unresolved feelings about her breakup; Ghost works to keep the club deal alive. (Fall behind? Read Ep. 6 recap.)

  • FX
    The Strain

    Season 3 premiere: Eph struggles with both Zack’s abduction and his failing bioweapon; Fet assists a Navy SEAL team; Setrakian and Quinian attempt to get to the bottom of the Lumen‘s secrets. (Read preview.)

  • Showtime

    Season 1 finale: The crew faces an uncertain future as everyone gathers for a rock legend’s memorial. (Not yet renewed.)

  • CBS

    Laurel works with an old flame (Rescue Me‘s Michael Zegen) after Luke asks that she help him put together an anti-war documentary.