What to Watch Tonight

Unforgettable Finale, Unaired American Dads and More

  • PBS
    The Roosevelts

    Series premiere: In this seven-part documentary (airing every night through Sept. 20), filmmaker Ken Burns examines the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. In the first installment, Teddy becomes the youngest president in American history.

  • ABC
    Miss America Competition

    The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison and Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer co-host the live pageant from Atlantic City, N.J., preceded by a behind-the-scenes special at 8 pm. (My money’s on Miss Washington, based on… absolutely nothing.)

  • Fox
    American Dad

    Before the series jumps to TBS for Season 11, enjoy two previously unaired episodes on Fox. First up, a sexy next-door neighbor (voiced by 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski) promises to take Steve and his friends’ virginity in return for housework (as a sexy next-door neighbor will do). Then, Roger moves in with Greg and Terry.

  • Showtime
    Ray Donovan

    Cochran gets a game-changing call from the president, and Kate confronts Ray about his past.

  • HBO
    Boardwalk Empire

    Nucky pays a visit to Johnny Torrio, who agrees to broker a meeting with the new “Boss of Bosses,” Salvatore Maranzano (Italy’s Giampiero Judica).

  • CBS

    First up, Carrie and Al investigate a movie star’s disturbing murder. Then in the season finale at 10:30, Carrie’s memory fails her after an assassin poisons her. Also, prepare to meet [SPOILER]. (Not yet renewed.)

  • BBC America
    Harry at 30

    Sick of Royal Baby news? Then turn your attention to that other royal babe, with this hour-long documentary that chronicles Harry’s iconic life moments.

  • FX
    The Strain

    As Ephraim investigates Kelly’s disappearance, he struggles with what he finds; Dutch pursues a plan to retaliate against Palmer.

  • WGN America

    Frank gains unsettling perspective when British scientists who have worked on a similar implosion model visit The Hill.

  • Lifetime
    The Lottery

    Alison follows up on the evidence James uncovered, but her investigation hits a dead end. Meanwhile, Vanessa discovers Darius’ plan to take control of the lottery.