What to Watch Today

Young Shakespeare on TNT, Home Run Derby and More

  • ESPN
    Home Run Derby

    Defending champ Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Aaron “All Rise” Judge of the New York Yankees are among this year’s longballers. (Get lineup.)

  • NBC
    American Ninja Warrior

    At the Cleveland qualifier, new obstacles include Razor’s Edge and the I-Beam Gap; Alyssa Beird, Rachel Goldstein, Jesse “Flex” Labreck, Michelle Warnky, Jon Alexis Jr., Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky and Jamie Rahn return.

  • ABC
    The Bachelorette

    Rachel chooses four of the six remaining bachelors to accompany her on hometown dates. (View ABC’s fall schedule.)

  • Freeform

    Simon finds himself in a dark place; Alec and the team plan to transport Valentine.

  • Fox
    So You Think You Can Dance

    Auditions resume in New York, as hopefuls try out for judges Nigel, Mary and Vanessa. (Watch opening number from The Academy.)

  • TNT

    Series premiere (two episodes): Set in the year 1589, this period piece chronicles the lust, temptations and reckless behavior of a young William Shakespeare (played by newcomer Laurie Davidson). (Watch trailer.)

  • AMC

    Jesse’s search for God intensifies, as Tulip’s secret past is revealed. (Which memorable line was deemed Quotes of the Week-worthy?)

  • Freeform

    Cameron stitches into the memories of a murdered prison guard to determine whether her estranged father was the killer.

  • The CW
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Ryan, Colin and Wayne are joined by Star Trek: TNG alum-turned-Sheldon Cooper frenemy Will Wheaton. (Get CW fall premiere dates.)

  • VH1
    Daytime Divas

    Maxine throws everyone for a loop when she brings a guest to Kibby’s sobriety party.