Here’s what’s happening in the TV world for Sunday, July 11. All hours are in the East.
The white lotus (HBO, 9 p.m., limited series premiere): Here is Saloni Gajjar on this new buzzy series from the creator of Enlightened: “Created by Mike White, The white lotus takes place in an exclusive Hawaiian resort… The stacked cast includes Connie Britton, Steve Zahn and Precarious‘s Natasha Rothwell, who plays the role of the resort’s spa massage therapist and forms a possibly unhealthy bond with one of her clients, played by the one and only Jennifer Coolidge. With each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in the lives of these seemingly perfect travelers and cheerful employees. “
Learn more about The white lotus and more new shows coming to your TV this month in our July TV preview. Roxana Hadadi’s recaps will be released weekly.
Wellington Paranormal (The CW, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., US premiere): Do you take some normal human alcohols and settle in to slip back into the absurd world of vampires ready to shoot and so on.
The CW, desirous of getting into the Jemaine Clement / Taika Waititi activity, has seized on this spin-off of their 2014 film What we do in the shadows, which, as you may have heard before, has already spawned another corker. Look for Danette Chavez’s review on the site soon.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)
Kevin can fuck himself (AMC, 9 p.m.): A reminder that our coverage follows AMC’s release schedule, rather than AMC +, so tonight’s recap will be for episode five, “New Patty”.
Rick and morty (adult swim, 11 p.m.)
Run the world (Starz, 8:30 p.m., season one finale): ” A lot of Run the world The premise centers on the enormous burdens placed on black women by society, within the black community, and of course, the expectations they place on themselves. Although the characters are imperfect, they continue to push back the desire of society to humiliate black women or make them grateful for the positions and roles they have so hard won … Run the world offers a beautiful window on the life of four black women. It’s honest, witty, and heartbreaking at times. As in real life, the women at the center of the show know they can hold onto each other when all else fails. Read the rest of Aramide Tinubu’s pre-air review.
Shark Week (discovery + and Discovery, throughout the week): Shark week is starting and NatGeo’s Sharkfest hasn’t stopped swimming either, so now is a good time to be someone who enjoys watching shark stuff on TV. Today’s highlights include Shark song (discovery +, 3h01), the first in the series of Shark Academy (discovery +, 3h01), and Tiffany Haddish makes shark week (Discovery, 9 p.m.).
History of the sitcom (CNN, 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., series premiere): This eight-part docuseries “brings audiences together with TV friends, families and colleagues they grew up with while presenting cutting-edge comedies that are sure to be your next frenzy.” Expect interviews from Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Kim Fields, Dick Van Dyke, Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks and Ted Danson, among (many) others.
Professor T (PBS, 10 p.m., series premiere): Sound the mysterious and cozy horn, a British eccentric solves crimes on TV!