This is what is happening in the television world on Sunday 11 July. All tenses are Eastern.
The white lotus (HBO, 9 p.m., limited series premiere): Here’s Saloni Gajjar on this vibrant new series from the creator of lit: “Created by Mike White, The white lotus is set in an exclusive Hawaiian resort… The stacked cast includes Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, and Uncertain‘s Natasha Rothwell, who plays the spa’s massage therapist and forms a potentially 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 happy employees.”
Read more about The white lotus and other new shows hitting your TV this month in our July TV preview. Roxana Hadadi’s summaries will be published weekly.
Wellington Paranormal (The CW, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., US premiere): Grab some for yourself normal human alcohols and settle in to once again slip into the absurd world of camera-ready vampires and all.
The CW, rightly eager to get into the Jemaine Clement/Taika Waititi business, picked up this spin-off from their movie from 2014 What we do in the shade, which, as you may have heard, originated another corkscrew. Check the site for Danette Chavez’s review 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 the AMC release schedule, rather than AMC+’s, so tonight’s recap will be for episode five, “New Patty”.
Rick and Morty (swimming for adults, 11 p.m.)
run the world (Starz, 8:30 p.m., first season finale): “A large part of Run The Worlds premise revolves around the towering burdens imposed on black women by society, within the black community, and of course the expectations they impose on themselves. Although the characters are imperfect, they continue to resist society’s desire to humiliate black women or make them grateful for positions and roles they have painstakingly earned… run the world offers a wonderful glimpse into the lives of four black women. It’s honest, witty and at times heartbreaking. Just like in real life, the women in the middle of the series know they can hold on to each other when all else fails.” Read the rest of the pre-air review of Aramide Tinubu.
Shark Week (discovery+ and Discovery, runs all week): Shark Week is starting, and NatGeo’s Sharkfest hasn’t stopped swimming either, so now is a great time to be someone who likes to watch shark stuff on TV. Today’s highlights include: Song of the shark (discovery+, 3:01 am), the series premiere of Shark Academy (discovery+, 3:01 am), and Tiffany Haddish doing Shark Week (Discovery, 9 pm).
History of the sitcom (CNN, 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., series premiere): This eight-part docuseries “reunites audiences with the TV friends, families and colleagues they grew up with, while introducing groundbreaking comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch.” Expect interviews with Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Kim Fields, Dick Van Dyke, Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks and Ted Danson, among others.
Professor T (PBS, 10 p.m., series premiere): Sound the cozy mysterious horn, a British eccentric solves crimes on television!