The launch of Peacock, ’30 Rock,’ ‘The Alienist’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.


CMA Best of Fest: Luke Bryan hosts with performances by: Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Lzzy Hale, Sam Hunt, Joan Jett, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Lil Nas X, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown Band, with special appearances by Bobby Bones, Jim Gaffigan, Kirk Herbstreit, Peyton Manning, Lionel Richie, Rob Riggle, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan and Rita Wilson. 7 p.m., ABC

Celebrity Call Center: Celebrities like Nick Cannon, Jax & Brittany, Vivica A Fox, and Reza Farahan answer calls and give advice in this new series. Series premiere. 9 p.m., E!


Showbiz Kids: Interviews with successful child actors about the harrowing business of being a kid in Hollywood. 8 p.m., HBO

Dirty John: Betty is forced to face what she’s done in the season finale. 9 p.m., USA

The Business of Drugs: A former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances in this docuseries. Netflix


Peacock Day!

NBC launches its streaming service, Peacock, today. In addition to a bunch of old NBC favorites, the platform will launch a handful of new originals:

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home: Shawn and Gus are back in this feature-length film.

Brave New World: A series based on the classic Aldous Huxley novel about a dystopian future. No reason. Series premiere.

The Capture: Famke Janssen and Ron Perlman co-star in this conspiracy thriller. Series premiere.

Curious George: Series premiere.

Cleopatra in Space: Series premiere.

Where’s Waldo?: Series premiere.

In Deep with Ryan Lochte: They’ve given that idiot Ryan Lochte his own show. WHY.

Intelligence: David Schwimmer stars in this workplace comedy. Series premiere.

Lost Speedways: Dale Earnhardt Jr. hosts this series about racetracks. OK. Series premiere.

United We Fall: Will Sasso and Christina Vidal star in this new family comedy. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Forged in Fire: Summer premiere. 8 p.m., History

Snapped: Betty Broderick: If you’re sad that Dirty John is over, here’s the Snapped look at Betty Broderick’s story. 7 p.m., Oxygen

Married at First Sight: Why are we still doing this? Season premiere. 7 p.m., Lifetime


30 Rock: A One-Time Special: I WANT TO GO TO THERE. 7 p.m., 30 Rock

House of Ho: This new reality show follows a wealthy Vietnamese family who have made their fortune here in Houston. Alright then. Series premiere. HBO Max

Fatal Affair: Nia Long and Omar Epps star in this Fatal Attraction rip-off. Netflix

Killer Camp: This is a real competition show: “eleven strangers arrive at Camp Pleasant eager to enjoy some peace and quiet when they are stunned by the news from Camp Counselor Bobby (Bobby Mair) that they have actually arrived at KILLER CAMP. Each night, one camper will be killed by a bloody, bandaged handyman who is given the orders by – one of their fellow campers! On day one, the crew settles into life at Camp Pleasant, tackling slippery slopes, facing electrocution, and battling for immunity, all the while wondering who will become the killer’s first victim.” So, American Horror Story: 1984, the competition. Series premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Indian Matchmaking: An Indian matchmaker helps with arranged marriages in this new reality series. Series premiere. Netflix

Labor of Love: Season finale. 8 p.m., Fox

The Bold Type: Season finale. 9 p.m., Freeform


Into the Dark: The Current Occupant: Barry Watson, who I never realized looks A LOT like Timothy Olyphant, stars in this new installment as a man who is either crazy or the President. It’s unclear. Hulu

Cursed: It’s a female twist on the Arthurian legend. For it. Series premiere. Netflix

We Are Love Freestyle Supreme: The documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop group is finally streaming after being paused out of respect for the protest movement. Hulu

Absentia: Season three premiere. Amazon

Father Soldier Son: This documentary followed a single father and soldier and his two sons over a ten year period, including during his deployment to Afghanistan. Netflix


Harriet: The amazing Cynthia Erivo stars in this biopic about Harriet Tubman. 7 p.m., HBO

Jurassic Park marathon: DINOSAURS! 6:30 p.m., Bravo


The Alienist: Sarah is opening her own detective company in the second season and she and the team investigate the kidnapping of a prominent family’s baby. 8 p.m., TNT

United Shades of America: W. Kamau Bell explores white supremacy in season five. Season premiere. 9 p.m., CNN

Black Monday: A plan comes together in the season finale. 7 p.m., Showtime


2 thoughts on “The launch of Peacock, ’30 Rock,’ ‘The Alienist’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week.

    1. Uh, but there are listings for the rest of the week, too? I wrote the post over the weekend, forgot to schedule it because I had personal stuff going on, and it didn’t make it on the site until today. I guess I could have cut the Monday items … but why?


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