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Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett in The White Lotus

Jennifer Coolidge and Murray Bartlett in The White Lotus
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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television on Sunday, July 11th. All times are eastern.

Top choice

The white Lotus (HBO, 9 p.m., limited series premiere): Here is Saloni Gajjar on this lively new series from the creator of Illuminated: “Created by Mike White, The white Lotus is set in an exclusive Hawaiian resort … The stacked cast includes Connie Britton, Steve Zahn and Uncertain‘s Natasha Rothwell, who plays the spa therapist’s massage therapist and forms a possibly unhealthy band with one of her clients, played by the only Jennifer Coolidge. With each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in the lives of these seemingly picture-perfect travelers and cheerful employees. ”

Read more about The white Lotus and other new shows coming to your TV this month in our July TV preview. Roxana Hadadi’s summaries run weekly.

Wellington Paranormal (CW, 9pm and 9.30pm, US premiere): Grab yourself something normal human alcohols and set out to once again slip into the absurd world of camera-ready vampires and what not.

CW, rightly eager to get into the Jemaine Clement / Taika Waititi business, snatched this spinoff off their 2014 film What we do in the shadows, which as you may have heard already created another corker. Check back soon for Danette Chavez’s review on the site.

Regular coverage

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (CW, 8 p.m.)
Kevin Can F ** k himself (AMC, 9 pm): A reminder that our coverage follows the AMC release schedule rather than AMC +, so tonight’s summary will be for episode five, “New Patty.”
Rick And Morty (Adult swimming, 11 pm)

Wild cards

Run the world (Starz, 20:30, first season finale): “A whole lot of Run the world premise centers on the towering burdens imposed on black women by society within the black society, and of course the expectations they set for themselves. Although the characters are imperfect, they continue to push back against society’s desire to humiliate black women or make them feel grateful for positions and roles they have carefully served … Run the world offers a nice window into the lives of four black women. It’s honest, witty and at times heartbreaking. As in real life, the women in the middle of the series know that they can hold on to each other when all else fails. ” Read the rest of the Aramide Tinubus review before the air.

Shark Week (discovery + and discovery, runs all week): Shark Week is starting and NatGeo’s Sharkfest has not stopped swimming either, so this is a great time to be someone who likes to watch shark stuff on TV. Today’s highlights include Hajens sang (discovery +, 3:01 am), the series’ premiere of Shark Academy (discovery +, 3:01 am)and Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week (Discovery, 9 pm).

Sitcom history (CNN, 9pm and 10pm, series premiere): This eight-part documentary series “reunites audiences with TV friends, families and colleagues they grew up with while introducing groundbreaking comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch.” Expect interviews with Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Kim Fields, Dick Van Dyke, Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks and Ted Danson, among (many) others.

Professor T (PBS, 10 p.m., series premiere): Sound the cozy mystery klaxon, a British eccentric solves crimes on the phone!

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