Phelps vs. Shark on Discovery Channel at 8:00pm ET. OK, so I understand this is the ACTUAL kick off of Shark Week and I still don’t care. This is a 70 minute special presentation so expect about two minutes of actual shark racing and 68 minutes of commercials, old shark footage, breathless reports that we are “just minutes away from” the actual race, and other filler. Sounds super fun!
Teen Wolf: The Final Season on MTV at 8:00pm ET.
Game of Thrones on HBO at 9:00pm ET.
Ballers on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Third season premiere. I stopped watching this show a while ago because not even nostalgia for Miami could make me put up with the non-plot plots they kept dreaming up to convince us that The Rock (I know that’s not his character’s name, but I don’t care) would somehow fail at being a wealthy and successful sports agent or manager. Obviously he’s going to be successful in his career, that’s the point of the whole show! It was like how Downton Abbey kept trying to convince us that the Granthams were going to lose Downton Abbey every season. Don’t be silly, show, we know how TV works. Just get to the wealth porn and everyone will be happy.
Insecure on HBO at 10:30pm ET. Second season premiere.