“Monday Night Football: Preseason: Bengals at Falcons” on ESPN at 8:00pm ET. And preseason football continues to behave as the methadone of football. It’s not really what you want, but it’ll do for now.
“Burn Notice” on USA at 9:00pm ET.
“Sharkpocalypse” on Discovery at 9:00pm ET. I feel like this name is a bad idea, as Discovery has already proven this Shark Week that they’re not above dissembling and abusing the trust of their viewers, so people are likely to suspect this is another fake “documentary.” It is actually a real feature about the dangers humans pose to sharks, and whether changing ocean climates as well as other human actions are leading to a “Sharkpocalypse.” So it will probably be terribly depressing, but at least marginally educational.
“Sanya’s Glam and Gold” on WE at 10:00pm ET. I missed this when it premiered, but this new reality series starring Sanya Richards-Ross of Olympic gold-medal winning fame and her husband, New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross. The show will deal with Sanya and Aaron’s life around their training schedules, the business she runs with her sister, and their relationships with family in general. This is one of the few times where I sort of approve of a reality series based on premise alone. I guess I’ll have to watch to see if it lives up to what I hope it can be.
“Graceland” on USA at 10:01pm ET.
Genevieve Burgess is glad that someone finally figured out that Ryan Lochte is just about the worst Olympian you could base a reality series around.