What’s Worth Watching: Shark Week, ‘Gold Medal Families’, ‘Policing the Police’ and more for Tuesday, June 28
Air Jaws: Night Stalker (10/9c, Discovery): One of Shark Week’s most popular franchises returns for an eighth year, with Air Jaws shark photographer Chris Fallows and his team finding a noctural angle in the patterns of great white sharks who hunt in total darkness. Lena Headey (the predatory Cersei in Game of Thrones) narrates. This night of Shark Week is mostly devoted to the behaviors of great whites, including Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer (9/8c), which tracks the creatures to the Pacific Northwest.
Gold Medal Families (9/8c, Lifetime): Olympic speed-skating champ Apolo Anton Ohno narrates, and is an executive producer of, this new docu-series well timed to the ongoing Olympic Trials. Families spotlights six athletes (including gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman) training for the Rio games and their families who sacrifice time and money to help realize the goal of making it to the Games. The other participants: diver Steele Johnson, boxer Jajaira Gonzalez, diver Jordan Windle, rhythmic gymnast Nastasya Generalova and swimmer Sean Grieshop.
Policing the Police (10/9c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): Frontline provides on-the-ground perspective on one of the nation’s most explosive issues, policing and race, with this investigation of police reform in Newark, N.J., where the Department of Justice found evidence of systemic civil rights abuse during a three-year study.
Inside Tuesday TV: National Geographic Channel kicks off its new docu-series, No Man Left Behind (9/8c), by reliving the story of The Real Black Hawk Down with a reunion of the downed helicopter pilot and two soldiers involved in the harrowing Mogadishu conflict. … It’s Pope’s (Shawn Hatosy) birthday on TNT’s Animal Kingdom (9/8c), but before the celebration, Smurf (Ellen Barkin) wants to know if her boys are playing by her rules. … One of last summer’s sillier melodramas, CBS’s Zoo, returns with a two-hour opener (9/8c), in which a shocking new mutation is discovered. … Cheap thrills can also be had on Freeform’s Dead of Summer (9/8c), an homage to Friday the 13th-style murderous shenanigans at a summer camp. In a similar cheesy vein, MTV’s Scream moves to Tuesdays (10/9c) with the high school going into lockdown after another death that has the Lakewood 5 wondering if one of their own might be the killer this time around.