‘Cruel Summer,’ ‘Stars on Mars,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week



Cruel Summer: The second season of the addictive mystery series follows an intense love triangle between three friends through three different timelines. Season premiere 8 p.m., Freeform

Stars on Mars: 12 celebrities arrive on “Mars” where they receive challenges from William Shatner at “Mission Control” that simulate life on the Red Planet in this weird new competition series. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Crime Scene Kitchen: Six self-taught baking duos compete to create the mystery desert. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

The Age of Influence: A look at the dark side of influencer culture. Premiere. Hulu 


30 for 30: The Luckiest Guy in the World: This four-part documentary explores the life of NBA legend Bill Walton. Premiere. 7 p.m., ESPN

Burden of Proof: Decades after his sister’s disappearance, a filmmaker investigates the case, convinced that his parents had something to do with it. What he finds in this documentary, makes him reexamine everything he thought he believed. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Soul of a Nation: The Freedom to Exist: An interview with actor Elliot Page and an in-depth look at the transgender community. They’re really not scary, guys. Everyone needs to settle down. 9 p.m., ABC


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: These monsters are back! Season premiere. 9 p.m., FXX

Avatar: The Way of Water: Streaming premiere of the most popular movie no one I know saw in the theater. Disney+ & Max

Arnold: This limited series follows the remarkable life of bodybuilder, movie star, and governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Netflix

The Ultimatum: Queer Love: Season finale for this reality show that I am ashamed to admit I am much too invested in.  Netflix

The Real Housewives of Orange County: 17th season premiere. 7 p.m., Bravo


Based on a True Story: A trio attempt to cash in on the true crime trend in this darkly comedic limited series starring Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina. Series premiere. Peacock

Never Have I Ever: Fourth and final season. Netflix

The Fablemans: Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical Oscar-nominated film is … not what I was expecting, and in a good way. Also, film buffs should love the brilliant cameo in the final moments of the movie. 7 p.m., Showtime 2


The Crowded Room: Tom Holland stars in this limited series as a young man who is wrongly arrested for a shocking crime, and Amanda Seyfried is the investigator who must find the truth before the true criminal strikes again.  Apple TV+

Flamin’ Hot: The inspiring true (?) story of Richard MontaƱez, the Frito-Lay janitor who invented the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Hulu, Disney+

Human Resources: Season two. Netflix


Inspiring America: The 2023 Inspiration List: This special honors people who have made positive impacts on the world this year. 7 p.m., NBC

Beethoven marathon: All five — yes, five — films in the Beethoven saga. 2:42 p.m., Starz Encore

53rd Annual L.A. Pride Parade: Livestream: CELEBRATE! 11 p.m., Hulu


The 76th Tony Awards: Broadway celebrates itself — but without the writers this year. 7 p.m., CBS

The Descent: This film about a caving trip gone wrong is routinely included on lists of the most terrifying movies ever made. 85:45 p.m, Action Max



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