What to Watch Today

The White Lotus Opens for Business, Animal Kingdom Returns, CNN's History of the Sitcom and More

The White Lotus Premiere

On TV this Sunday: The White Lotus opens for business, CNN deep-dives through the History of the Sitcom and Animal Kingdom‘s Cody family is back for revenge. Here are 16 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ESPN
    MLB Draft

    Three-and-a-half hours: Coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2021 draft picks kicks off live from Denver.

  • National Geographic
    Wicked Tuna

    Season 10 finale (90 minutes): Hard Merchandise and Wicked Pissah battle for first place in the season’s final days of fishing.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Time slot premiere: Head of Household Frenchie nominates two houseguests for eviction. (Read premiere recap.)

  • The CW
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow

    When the team track an alien pod to 2024 and end up at Behrad’s favorite sitcom, he wrongly assumes the ordeal is a birthday surprise. (Read preview.)

  • Discovery Channel
    Shark Week

    The annual, week-long programming block kicks off with Robert Irwin’s Crikey! It’s Shark Week, followed by Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week (at 9 pm) and Jackass Shark Week Special (10 pm). (View complete line-up.)

  • Starz
    Run the World

    Season 1 finale: The women get wild at Whitney’s bachelorette party, but the bride is MIA. (Fall behind? Read Episode 7 recap.)

  • TNT
    Animal Kingdom

    Season 5 premiere: The Codys contend with loose ends, while they figure out what life without Smurf will look like. (Read preview, get scoop.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    Good Witch

    Flower Universe tries to undercut Abigail’s business; Cassie and Sam disagree about Sam’s return to work. (Recently cancelled; read cast reactions.)

  • CNN
    History of the Sitcom

    Docuseries premiere (two episodes): Take an inside look at how sitcoms helped generations of Americans over the decades; talking heads include Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Kim Fields, Kelsey Grammer, Ted Danson, Dick Van Dyke and more.

  • PBS
    Unforgotten

    Season 4 premiere: Cassie wants to retire, but must complete 30 years of service to receive her full pension; the team finds parts of a body that have been stored for a very long time.

  • The CW
    Wellington Paranormal

    Stateside premiere (two episodes): This spinoff of the film What We Do In the Shadows follows incurious Officers Minogue and O’Leary (Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary, both reprising their movie roles) as they investigate New Zealand’s paranormal phenomena. (Episodes land on HBO Max the next day.)

  • HBO
    The White Lotus

    Series premiere: A resort manager (Looking‘s Murray Bartlett) tries to please a difficult new guest (High Fidelity‘s Jake Lacy) and his easy-going wife (Why Women Kill‘s Alexandra Daddario), while spa director Belinda (Insecure‘s Natasha Rothwell) calms a grieving Tanya (2 Broke Girls‘ Jennifer Coolidge); Connie Britton (Nashville), Steve Zahn (Treme) and Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Starz
    Little Birds

    Season 1 finale: Lucy helps the CIA entrap her father.

  • Showtime
    Black Monday

    Keith tries to fix things with Mike, while Blair and Tiff schmooze a VIP; with Nomi’s career on the rise, Mo and Dawn work through their differences.

  • AMC
    Kevin Can F**k Himself

    Allison pushes her limits until a new opportunity at Bev’s Diner presents itself; Neil and Pete attempt to replace Patty after kicking her out of the group.

  • PBS
    Professor T

    Series premiere: A police detective and an OCD-stricken professor (Bridgerton‘s Emma Naomi and Ben Miller) investigate a serial rapist.