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Netflix Explores 70 Years of Pop Music in New Docuseries This Is Pop

ALSO: Peyton Manning hosts Capital One College Bowl, Motherland: Fort Salem returns, and more.
  • Pop music takes center stage in Netflix's new eight-episode docuseries. (Photo: Netflix/Banger Films)
    Pop music takes center stage in Netflix's new eight-episode docuseries. (Photo: Netflix/Banger Films)

    Netflix takes viewers on a historical tour of pop music in its new docuseries This Is Pop, with each of the series’ eight episodes exploring a different era of pop music, from ABBA’s dominance to modern-day festival culture. Also today: Peyton Manning reignites the nation’s greatest college rivalries in a new academic game show, Freeform’s young witches return in Motherland: Fort Salem Season 2, and Kwame Patterson brings David Makes Man into middle age in its sophomore season. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    This Is Pop: Travel through seven decades of pop music in Netflix’s new eight-episode docuseries. Topics include “The Boyz II Men Effect,” “When Country Goes Pop” and “Hail Britpop!” Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Capital One College Bowl: Series premiere. Students from rival colleges go head-to-head in an attempt to win $1 million in scholarships in NBC’s new academic challenge series. With hosts Peyton Manning and his older brother, Cooper Manning. Read our review. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    Motherland: Fort Salem: Season premiere. Young witches Raelle (Taylor Hickson), Tally (Jessica Sutton), and Abigail (Ashley Nicole Williams) face a new threat from an ancient group of witch hunters as the supernatural drama kicks off its second season. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Freeform

    David Makes Man: Season premiere. Now a successful businessman in his 30s, David (Kwame Patterson, taking over for young star Akili McDowell) must decide whether to take an opportunity that will change him and his community forever. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on OWN

    America’s Got Talent: The auditions continue in a new two-hour episode. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Below Deck Sailing Yacht: After a dramatic charter season, Andy Cohen grills the crew in Part 2 of the reunion. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    The Flash: When Ultraviolet (guest star Alexa Barajas) returns to Center City, Allegra (Kayla Compton) sets out to find her cousin and change her heart in a Danielle Panabaker-directed hour. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Soledad O’Brien profiles former MLB pitcher Michael Schwimer, whose private equity fund pays young ball players money in exchange for a percentage of their future baseball earnings. Also: a look at the IOC’s efforts to vaccinate thousands of Olympic-bound athletes in the midst of a global shortage. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: This Is Pop, Netflix