Michaela Coel's Groundbreaking I Will Destroy You Hits its Halfway Mark on HBO

ALSO: Celebrity Call Center, CMA Best of Fest, Titan Games, and more.
  • Michaela Coel in  I Will Destroy You. (HBO)
    Michaela Coel in I Will Destroy You. (HBO)

    Michaela Coel's "expletive-worthy triumph" I Will Destroy You has sparked a national conversation about sexual assault and consent in a post #MeToo world, but as Slate's Willa Paskin recently wrote, it also happens to be fantastic in ways in ways that have nothing to do with its multivalent treatment of rape and trauma. The series hits the halfway mark of its twelve-episode HBO run tonight. Also today: Some familiar-looking operators are standing by as quarantined celebrities handle the phones in E!’s Celebrity Call Center, Luke Bryan hosts highlights from 16 years of the CMA Fest, and a Spanish HBO relationship drama makes its stateside debut. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:

    NEW EPISODE: Bella (Michaela Coel) attends a support group for rape and sexual assault survivors run by Theo (Harriet Webb) on I May Destroy You. Meanwhile, a flashback to 2004 reveals Theo's own clouded sexual assault storyline. 9:00 PM on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on a British format, the new E! reality series Celebrity Call Center sees quarantined celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Kelly Osbourne, Shangela and Nick Cannon dispensing light-hearted advice to civilian callers. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on E!

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: ABC and the Country Music Association are filling the void left by this year's cancelled CMA Fest with the CMA's Best of Fest. The three-hour primetime special is set to look back at some of the festival's greatest performances from the last 16 years. Luke Bryan hosts. Watch the preview. 8:00 PM on ABC

    NEW EPISODE: The competition moves to the Eastern Region tonight on The Titan Games as a new batch of amateur athletes vie for a chance to face off against Olympic gold-medal winning snowboarder Hannah Teter and five-time UFC champion Tyron Woodley. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Foreshadowing future events, tonight's Below Deck Mediterranean sees Peter Hunziker, who was fired by Bravo last month over a racist social media post, facing possible termination by Captain Sandy Yawn for stirring up trouble of a different sort. Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SERIES PREMIERE: The eight-part Spanish language series Foodie Love made waves when it premiered in HBO Europe last year. Now U.S. audiences can take in this mouth-watering relationship drama following two thirty-somethings after they meet on a foodie mobile dating app. Watch the trailer. Streaming on HBO and HBO Max

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    TOPICS: I May Destroy You, HBO, Michaela Coel