On TV this Sunday: FX sucks you back into The Strain, Britney Spears performs at the MTV Video Music Awards and The Night Of and Roadies come to an end. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Today
The Strain Returns, VMAs, Night Of Finale and More
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
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?)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
Season 1 finale: The crew faces an uncertain future as everyone gathers for a rock legend’s memorial. (Not yet renewed.)
Laurel works with an old flame (Rescue Me‘s Michael Zegen) after Luke asks that she help him put together an anti-war documentary.