What’s on TV This Week: ‘Catch and Kill’ and the MLB All-Star Game

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, July 12 — July 18. Details and times are subject to change.


CATCH AND KILL: THE PODCAST TAPES 9 p.m. on HBO. This documentary features interviews with whistle-blowers, journalists and private investigators from Ronan Farrow’s 2019 book “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predator,s” which delved into decades of sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The documentary, produced by Farrow, includes never-before-heard interviews he conducted throughout the process of writing his book. Monday’s premiere features two back-to-back episodes of the six-part docuseries.

KING KONG (1933) 9:15 p.m. on TCM. If you’re looking for a classic this week, you couldn’t do better than “King Kong,” starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. Retold in many remakes since, this story centers on a film crew who discover a massive ape while shooting on a tropical island. They capture him and bring him back to New York City for public exhibition, which is when things quickly go awry. “Needless to say that this picture was received by many a giggle to cover up fright,” wrote Mordaunt Hall in his 1933 review for The New York Times.

2021 MLB ALL-STAR GAME 7 p.m. on FOX. The MLB is hosting its 91st annual All-Star Game, pitting the American League against the National League. Keep an eye out for their jerseys, which received mixed reviews online after the MLB opted to put all players in white uniforms instead of team colors.

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (1957) 8 p.m. on TCM. If you’re in the mood for love on Tuesday evening, this is a perfect choice. The film, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier, tells the story of a playboy, the detective who entraps him and the detective’s daughter. It’s “a charming lot of detail,” Bosley Crowther wrote in his 1957 review for The Times. Those details help Wilder and the screenwriter I. A. L. Diamond “keep their unmoral story going for a couple of minutes over two hours,” he added.

THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH 9 p.m. on History. In this documentary series, the astrophysicist Dr. Travis Taylor leads a team of research scientists to explore Utah’s notorious Skinwalker Ranch, thought to be a hot spot for U.F.O. activity. As details of U.F.O.s (and the U.S. government’s explanation of them) continue to lack, these researchers use technology to investigate the possibility of otherworldly factors at the ranch, owned by Brandon Fugal.


GOOD TROUBLE 10 p.m. on Freeform. A spinoff of the family drama “The Fosters,” this series follows Callie Foster (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana Foster (Cierra Ramirez) as they navigate young adulthood in Los Angeles. Unlike other prime-time shows, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “This Is Us,” the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not a plot point.


DARK SIDE OF THE 90s 10 p.m. on Vice. This Vice original show is a spinoff of “Dark Side of the Ring,” which focused on the world of professional wrestling. This spinoff features deep dives into pop-culture moments, trends and personalities of the decade, from beanie babies to “Baywatch.” All 10 episodes are hosted by the Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath.

ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This six-part series documents the lives of people who photographed some of the most famous moments in music. Interviews reveal what was happening on both sides of the lens. This Friday’s episode looks at photos of Snoop Dogg, Bob Dylan and Madonna, and how these images impacted their public perception.

BETTY 11 p.m. on HBO. The season finale of “Betty,” a scripted show about the lives of young women navigating the male-dominated culture of skateboarding, airs on Friday. The show stars actors Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell and Rachelle Vinberg, who all previously starred together in the film “Skate Kitchen.” The series, shot in New York City, has used this season to show supportive female friendships, as well as touch on topics, including the pandemic and gentrification.


SAY YES TO THE DRESS 8 p.m. on TLC. The show, which began in 2007 and is celebrating its 20th season, features brides picking out their perfect dresses at the well-known shop Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. This season looks a little different as it was filmed during the pandemic: Randy Fenoli, the designer and star, and brides join the show virtually and in person.


AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957) 3:45 p.m. on TCM. This romantic classic, directed by Leo McCarey, stars Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. As emulated by many movies and TV shows that followed, the story centers on two people who meet on a trip back from Europe, and fall in love despite both being with other people. They decide to meet at the top of the Empire Building in six months if they are both single — but does it happen? If you do not already know the ending, tune in on Sunday to see.

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