The team behind The Americans trades in espionage for psychological warfare today with The Patient. The FX on Hulu limited series stars Steve Carell as a therapist tasked with curbing the homicidal urges of a serial killer patient, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who's holding him hostage.
Also today: Untold dives into the Tim Donaghy scandal, Netflix offers some serial killer analysis of its own with I Am A Killer, and Freeform concludes its four-part docuseries Keep This Between Us. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:
The Patient: Series premiere. When Dr. Alan Strauss (Steve Carell), a therapist mourning the death of his wife, is held prisoner by a patient (Domhnall Gleeson), Alan must unwind the psychopath's disturbed mind to stay alive. The psychological thriller is created by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, the duo behind The Americans. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on FX on Hulu
Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul: Original documentary. Netflix charts the case of Tim Donaghy, an NBA referee who was found gambling on his own games. The new doc marks the first time all three co-conspirators — Donaghy, Tommy Martino, and Jimmy “The Sheep” Battista — discuss their involvement in the scandal. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
Keep This Between Us: Docuseries finale. Freeform’s exploration of the grooming epidemic in U.S. high schools wraps with two episodes, airing back-to-back. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Freeform
I Am A Killer: Complete Season 3. While serving hard time for murder, inmates recount their crimes and reflect on how their actions destroyed lives — including their own. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
America’s Got Talent: New episode. Eleven more performers take the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as judging is turned over to the live viewing audience to vote their favorite performers into the final round. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Leonardo: New episode. Seeking a new career, Leonardo (Aidan Turner) ventures to the city of Milan with a determination to claim an offer of patronage from the Duke Regent, but he finds himself questioning the moral compass of those around him. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
Devils: New episode. Finally convinced by Dominic (Patrick Dempsey), Massimo’s (Alessandro Borghi) suspicions over Wu Zhi (Li Jun Li) and Liwei (Joel de la Fuente) grow, prompting him to help Dominic sabotage a deal of huge strategic importance to NYL’s Chinese investors. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
Pawn Stars: New episode. The long-running series returns from a three-month hiatus in a new time slot. 9:00 PM ET on History Channel
Password: New episode. Celebrity guest Chelsea Handler and Jimmy Fallon pair up with contestants and face off over two games. 10:00 PM ET on NBC
Hard Knocks: The Detroit Lions: New episode. As preseason cuts loom, players only have a few more opportunities to show off in practice. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
What We Do in the Shadows: New episode. Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) has a visitor from overseas. 10:00 PM ET on FX
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.