‘Space Force,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ The Launch of HBO Max, and everything else you don’t to miss on TV this week

Netflix deep dive

Alta Mar

Remember that X-Files episode, where Mulder and Scully travel through the Bermuda Triangle, and end up on a Cruise Ship in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s? They end up solving a murder mystery, while in fabulous costumes and beautiful surroundings?

Did you like it? Good news: Alta Mar is like that, but the mystery takes place on a Transatlantic voyage from Seville, Spain, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There’s class drama, the aforementioned murder mystery, and Castilian accents. ¿Quién quisiera más?

–Catherine McDonald


Barkskins: A bunch of French settlers are massacred in 1690’s New France, but was it the Kanien’kehá:ka, the Hudson Bay Company, or the English? Limited series premiere. 8 p.m., NGC

I Was Lorena Bobbitt: Lorena Bobbitt’s story was sensationalized at the time, and she became a national punchline. Here, she tells her own story of abuse and desperation and how she became an advocate for abused women. 7 p.m., Lifetime

Grant: A miniseries about Ulysses S.Grant, war hero and president. Limited series premiere. 8 p.m., History


America’s Got Talent: Welcome new judge, Sofia Vergara. As for how the live shows are going to go this summer … Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

World of Dance: DANCING. Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Our New Reality: A Diane Sawyer Special: Diane Sawyer and the ABC News team explore how COVID-19 has upended our lives and where we go next. 7 p.m., ABC

The Genetic Detective: In this new series, a genetic genealogist and her team use familial DNA to solve crimes. (For you murderinos out there: think Golden State Killer.) Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas: The New Zealand comedian is back and wishing she had saved some of her trauma material. Netflix


HBO Max launches today with 10 new shows:

  • Craftopia
  • Ghosts
  • On the Record
  • Home
  • Legendary
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons
  • Love Life
  • The Not Too Late Show with Elmo
  • Stath Lets Flats
  • Trigonometry

Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space: SpaceX will launch a rocket with two NASA astronauts, sending them to the International Space Station. It will be the first launch from American soil with American astronauts since 2011.  1 p.m., Discovery & Science

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich: In this documentary, Epstein’s victims are able to share their stories, and the filmmakers explore how the wealthy financier was able to get away with his sex crimes for so long. Premiere Netflix

Game On!: It’s some new celebrity competition show, where celebrities do things like try to kick field goals and do soccer drills. I mean, I guess people are starved for sports right now, so … Series premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The agents are sent back to 1931 in the season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC


To Tell the Truth: Alfonso Ribeiro; Andrea Savage; D’Arcy Carden; and Tom Lennon. These are all pretty hilarious people! 9 p.m., ABC

Celebrity Watch Party: If you’ve ever wanted to watch Tyra Banks and Joe Buck watch Friends, your dream is about to come true. 7 p.m., Fox


Space Force: Steve Carrell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and Ben Schwartz star in this new comedy about the dumb Space Force from the creator of The Office (U.S.) Greg Daniels. Series premiere. Netflix

Ramy: Season two of the award-winning comedy. Hulu

Central Park: A new animated musical comedy from the geniuses behind Bob’s Burgers. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Haircut Night in America: Celebrities give each other haircuts because that’s where we are now. 7 p.m., CBS

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season finale. 7 p.m., VH1


The Last Dance: If you missed this documentary about Michael Jordan and the Bulls the first time around, here’s your chance to catch it. It’s worth it and I don’t even care about sportsball! 7 p.m., ABC

Lucy in the Sky: Apparently this was a movie? That came out? That stars Natalie Portman? And she plays an astronaut? How do I not know anything about this movie? It’s like I was hit with the Men in Black memory eraser where it is concerned. 7 p.m., HBO

Hidden Figures: Or you could watch a movie about real NASA heroes. 6:35 p.m., FXM


Celebrity Family Feud: Queer Eye versus Queer Eye. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Press Your Luck: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

Match Game: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Quiz: Michael Macfayden, who you know as Tom from Succession, stars in this limited series based on the true story of a couple who tried to scam the U.K. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Premiere.  9 p.m., AMC

Laurel Canyon: This documentary explores the 70s music scene in Los Angeles, including the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, The Mamas and Papas, and many others. Premiere.  8 p.m., Epix

Killing Eve: Season finale. 8 p.m., BBCA & AMC

Vida: Series finale. 8 p.m., Starz

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