John Stone ain’t got time for your Olympic beach volleyball glory. As Sundays go, this is a very quiet one, outside of the biggest sporting event in the world. And one of the best crime programs in the universe.
The Night Of [HBO, 9p]
As long as its first season is going, I suspect this will be our top choice for Sunday night viewing (at least mine). Tonight, Naz and Freddie continue to bond behind bars, while the prosecution doesn’t rest a second in its quest to condemn Naz.
The Walking Dead: Season 7 Preview [AMC, 10p]
Who killed Negan? We won’t find out tonight, but our excitement will be all the more stoked tonight with a preview of Saviors, Kingdoms, and more.
Olympics Primetime [NBC, 8p]
The highlight reel will feature beach volleyball, diving, and track. Simon Biles is competing for the gold, while Usain Bolt is running for his third gold medal.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- While CBS’ BrainDead can be a bit preachy, the comic political pseudo-thriller is also criminally underrated. With bugs pushing the political world’s mindset to hyper-partisan (um, more so), the stage is set for the final battle between left and right.
- While we wonder about a future Inspector Hathaway series (ok, there’s no plans, but as some beach-bound boys said, wouldn’t it be nice), let’s enjoy Inspector Lewis for one last go-around. Tonight on the PBS show, the coppers take on the case of an Oxford dean, while Hathaway mourns his sick dad and Lewis fears his own obsolescence.
- It’s Sunday, so after the hour of serious on HBO, we have a couple comedies; evil Andy Garcia tries to destroy The Rock (sorry, Dwayne Johnson – like Freeform that’ll take some getting used to) and Rob Corddry’s struggling sports agency on Ballers, while the titular Vice Principals try to go for the Principal’s jugular.
- Meanwhile, on Showtime, have you considered Ray Donovan. According to Klausner & Eichner on Difficult People, he has a new hat, but they could be joshing.