Two years after The Last Dance, ESPN is hoping to strike gold again with The Captain, a new seven-part docuseries about New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. The series explores Jeter’s historic career with the Yankees, the toll of fame, and the realities of life as a biracial ballplayer.
Also today: Tami Roman helps VH1 expose cheating spouses in Unfaithful: Caught in the Act, Lifetime explores the phenomenon of “phrogging,” or people secretly living inside someone else’s home, ESPN hits it out of the park with the 2022 Home Run Derby, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
The Captain: Docuseries premiere (special night and time). ESPN charts the life and career of Derek Jeter, five-time World Series champion and one of baseball’s biggest names, in this seven-part docuseries featuring candid interviews with Jeter, his family, teammates, and rivals. The premiere airs after the Home Run Derby before moving to Thursday nights. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on ESPN
Unfaithful: Caught in the Act: Series premiere. Host Tami Roman helps suspicious lovers catch their cheating partners in this reality series. Once the investigation is complete, the suspicious lover can choose to team up with their partner’s other lover or take them both down in an undercover ambush. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on VH1
Phrogging: Hider in My House: Docuseries premiere. Lifetime tackles the phenomenon of of phrogging — people secretly living inside someone else’s home — in a new docuseries. Each episode features two first-hand accounts of survivors sharing stories of creepers in the crawl space and strangers living in their attics. 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime
2022 Home Run Derby: Juan Soto, Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuña Jr., and other heavy-hitters gather at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for MLB’s most fun event of the year. The Home Run Derby airs as part of the league’s All-Star Week. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ESPN
Better Call Saul: New episode. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) struggle to move forward after being caught in the crosshairs of Lalo (Tony Dalton) and Gus' (Giancarlo Esposito) feud. 9:00 PM ET on AMC
My Little Pony: A New Generation: Sing-Along: Special presentation. A young pony makes a herd of new friends on a quest to bring magic back to her world in this sing-along version of Netflix’s 2021 film. Featuring voicework from Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Carson, James Marsden, and more. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
The Smurfs: Season 2 premiere. The beloved blue characters embark on new adventures in another season. New episodes air Monday through Thursday for the next two weeks. 2:00 PM ET on Nickelodeon
The Bachelorette: New episode. Gabby and Rachel continue to get to know their suitors while navigating the complex dynamics of dating the same men. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC
Below Deck Mediterranean: New episode. The crew contends with a guest who isn’t quiet about his complaints. Later, the group blows off steam during their first night out. 8:00 PM ET on Bravo
American Ninja Warrior: New episode. The semifinals begin in Los Angeles, where the competing ninjas will face up to 10 challenging obstacles, including the Kaleidoscope, Ghost Town, and Spin Zone. The two fastest ninjas will face off on the Power Tower for a Safety Pass going into the National Finals. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Irma Vep: New episode. While Mira (Alicia Vikander) uses her newfound powers as Irma Vep to probe deeper into the lives of those around her, Regina (Devon Ross) shares news that threatens to upend their relationship. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
Mind Over Murder: New episode. As the once-accused Beatrice Six prepare to re-enter society, one of the exonerated remains convinced of their involvement in the crime despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Later, a civil case raises troubling questions about law enforcement's use of coercive tactics to illicit false memories and confessions. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.
TOPICS: The Captain, ESPN, Better Call Saul, Phrogging: Hider in My House, Unfaithful: Caught in the Act, Derek Jeter, Tami Roman, MLB Home Run Derby