What to Watch Today

The Walking Dead, Doctor Who and Madam Secretary Return, DWTS: Juniors and More

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who

    Season 11 premiere (90 minutes): Jodie Whittaker makes her formal debut, as the Thirteenth Doctor falls from the night sky and forever changes the lives of Ryan Sinclair (The Force Awakens‘ Tosin Cole), Yasmin Khan (Hollyoaks‘ Mandip Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Law & Order: UK‘s Bradley Walsh). (An encore airs at 8 pm; learn Doctor Who basics, watch SDCC interview.)

  • The CW
    iHeartRadio Music Festival

    Night 1 of 2: Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson and Shawn Mendes perform; Ryan Seacrest hosts. (Night 2 airs Monday at 8 pm.)

  • ABC
    Dancing With the Stars: Juniors

    Spinoff premiere (120 minutes): Kiddie celebs — including, um, Honey Boo Boo — are partnered with junior pros; DWTS alumni Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz host.

  • CBS
    God Friended Me

    The God account connects Miles to a single mother, while Cara tries to befriend her estranged mom. (What did you think of Episode 1?)

  • Showtime
    The Circus

    The newsmagazine presents a deep dive into the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh; interviews include Jeff Flake, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke.

  • Showtime
    The Family Business: Trump and Taxes

    30 minutes: This short docu delves into the failing New York Times‘ recent exposé on President Trump’s shady financial history. 

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead

    Season 9 premiere (90 minutes): As Andrew Lincoln’s final episodes get underway, Rick and the group travel to Washington, D.C. in search of the artifacts they’ll need to rebuild civilization. (Talking Dead follows at 10:30; watch new opening credits.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    Chesapeake Shores

    Season 3 finale: Abby must decide if she wants to stay with Mick; Bree’s relationship with Simon is put to the test. (Not yet renewed.) 

  • Epix
    Get Shorty

    Season 2 finale: Miles struggles to salvage his relationship with Emma; Louis and Gladys prepare for parenthood. (Not yet renewed.)

  • Fox
    Family Guy

    Season 17 premiere (Part 2 of 2): Brian realizes that his marriage to Jess is not what he envisioned. (Get scoop.)

  • CBS
    Madam Secretary

    Season 5 premiere: Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, General Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton advise Elizabeth on a fragile situation. (Read preview.)

  • ABC
    Shark Tank

    Season 10 premiere aka Episode 200 (special time): Pitches include a device to protect packages from burglars and an alternative to drinking straws.

  • Disney Channel
    Star Wars Resistance

    Series premiere (60 minutes): In this animated prequel to The Force Awakens, a young pilot is recruited by Poe Dameron (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and the Resistance to spy on the First Order. (Watch trailer.)

  • HBO

    Season 4 finale: Spencer take his fight up a level; Ricky jeopardizes his big comeback. (Get renewal status.)