Project Runway Meets The Puppy Channel in HBO Max's Haute Dog

ALSO: The Chef Show, Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game, Agents of Chaos, Lost Resort, and more.
  • Celebrity dog groomer Jess Rona (left), Robin Thede and Matt Rogers size up the competition in Haute Dog. (Photo: John P. Johnson/HBO Max)
    Celebrity dog groomer Jess Rona (left), Robin Thede and Matt Rogers size up the competition in Haute Dog. (Photo: John P. Johnson/HBO Max)

    In what promises to be a new breed of reality series, Haute Dog features pits dog groomers against each other in a full head-to-tail competition featuring canine breeds of all kinds. The first six episodes of the series drop today on HBO Max. Also today: several of ABC's summer game shows are back for a rare fall engagement, The Chef Show whips up some sweet treats, and HBO airs the conclusion of Alex Gibney's Agents of Chaos. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Robin Thede and celebrity dog groomer Jess Rona head up the judging panel on Haute Dog, a new reality compeitition that follows three dog groomers as they brush, snip, and tease pooches to the pinnacle of perfection. Actor and comedian Matt Rogers (Awkwafina is Nora From Queens) hosts. Watch the trailerStreaming on HBO Max

    NEW EPISODE: Well, the Veto didn't work out for them, which means either Da'Vonne or Kevin will be evicted from the Big Brother house, continuing this season's endless steamroll by the bro-heavy Committee alliance. Perhaps tonight's Head of Household competition will change the tide.  8:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: With just a week left on Love Island, it's time for the couples to solidify — and for viewers to settle on their favorite. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: Jon Favreau and Roy Choi take to Milk Bar in Los Angeles in the season opener of The Chef Show, where the duo learns to prepare some seriously elevated cookies and cakes.Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: ABC's Summer Fun and Games are stretching into the fall this year, as Celebrity Family Feud kicks off a night of returning game show favorites, with Kathie Lee Gifford and her brood taking on Ricki Lake and family. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: ABC has been patching holes in its broadcast schedule with seasons of Match Game since 2016, and while 2020 no doubt presents a particularly challenging repair job for host Alec Baldwin, we're certain he and the iconic game show are up to the challenge. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    DOCUMENTARY: Director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents part 2 of his exhaustive HBO docuseries Agents of Chaos, in which he investigates everything Russia is said to have done to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON FINALE: The guests at TBS' Lost Resort let out one last primal yell before the reality series focusing on the goings on at an "orgasmic spiritual healing" retreat wraps its first season. 10:00 PM ET on TBS

    SEASON FINALE: Primetimer favorite Rob Riggle and Mayim Bialek are among the stars joining Kevin Hart by webcam as Celebrity Game Face closes out its first full season. 10:00 PM ET on E!

    REUNION SPECIAL: Andy Cohen and The Real Housewives of New York City pick the carcass of Season 12 clean in Part 3 of this season's reunion special. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Haute Dog, HBO Max, Jess Rona, Matt Rogers