Summer TV kicks off in earnest today with a host of premieres, including FX’s limited series about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, The CW’s Nancy Drew spinoff Tom Swift, and NBC's new TikTok-inspired competition series Dancing With Myself.
Also today: America’s Got Talent returns for Season 17, 30 for 30 explores 1990s streetball and the And1 Mixtape, Bobby Brown invites A&E’s cameras into his home for a new reality series, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:
Pistol: Complete limited series. Oscar winner Danny Boyle charts the journey of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (played by Toby Wallace) in this six-episode docudrama. The series arrives on the screen after a lengthy legal battle between Jones and the band's former frontman John Lydon. Also stars Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, and Anson Boon as Johnny Rotten. Read our review. Streaming on FX on Hulu
Tom Swift: Series premiere. Wealthy, devilishly charming inventor Tom Swift (Tian Richards) seems to have it all, but when his father disappears, he’s thrust into a breathtaking adventure full of mysterious conspiracies and unexplained phenomena. On his whirlwind quest to uncover the truth, Tom, his best friend Zenzi (Ashleigh Murray), and his AI Barclay (voiced by LeVar Burton) find themselves fighting to stay one step ahead of an Illuminati-scale cabal hellbent on stopping them. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
Dancing With Myself: Series premiere. NBC brings TikTok dance trends to broadcast TV as everyday people compete in a series of high-energy challenges in hopes of winning a cash prize. Shakira, Nick Jonas, Liza Koshy, and host Camille Kostek will design and demonstrate each dance before choosing their favorites to advance in the competition. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC
America’s Got Talent: Season 17 premiere. Variety acts of all ages audition for judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara as a new season of AGT begins. With host Terry Crews. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
30 for 30: The Greatest Mixtape Ever: Original documentary. Director Chris Robinson (Shooting Stars) examines how 1990s streetball and the And1 Mixtape transformed basketball culture at large in a new 30 for 30 film featuring interviews with Fat Joe, Funk Master Flex, Iman Shumpert, and more stars. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on ESPN
Bobby Brown: Every Little Step: Series premiere. After facing immense tragedy in the public eye, R&B icon Bobby Brown and his family invite cameras back into their world. A&E’s new series follows Brown as he juggles his music career with raising a family, and dealing with the recent loss of his son. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on A&E
Superman & Lois: New episode. As Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) levitates in front of Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) question whether Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark are telling them the complete story. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
Biography: Bobby Brown: Docuseries finale. A&E brings its four-part docuseries about Bobby Brown’s journey to a close with two hour-long episodes. 8:00 PM ET on A&E
Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March: Special presentation. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PBS explores the fight against Asian hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. 9:00 PM ET on PBS
Mayans M.C.: New episode. The Mayans bring death to SOA’s doorstep. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX
NHL Playoffs: The Western Conference finals begin as the Colorado Avalanche host the Edmonton Oilers. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on TNT
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.