August 2, 2021

Today’s Best Bets

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2020 Tokyo Olympics

NBC | 8:00 pm
The eyes of the world will be on tonight's final in the women's floor exercise, in which Team USA's Simone Biles is expected to successfully defend her gold medal from Rio in 2016 as well as continue her pursuit of the record for the most gold medals won by a single gymnast in the history of the Olympics. Also on tap tonight are the finals in the men's 400m hurdles and women's long jump and a quarterfinal match in the women's beach volleyball. […]

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Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth

NGWILD | 10:00 pm
Marvel action movie star Chris Hemsworth also is an avid surfer and a passionate environmentalist. This one-hour special follows him as he embarks on a personal quest to investigate how humans and sharks can live together more harmoniously. He's also well aware of the immense danger these apex predators pose to humans who venture into their territory. Hemsworth begins his investigation in Byron Bay, Australia, where he is joined by environmentalists, surfers, shark advocates and marine biologists to explore this complex issue. […]

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The Beast Must Die

AMC | 10:00 pm
As Frances (Cush Jumbo) succeeds in becoming more deeply embedded in the home and its various routines, she makes unexpectedly swift progress with her plan and finds the weapon she will use to exact revenge in "Episode 4." Meanwhile, things heat up for DI Strangeways (Billy Howle) as he becomes ever more convinced that the case he is investigating involves foul play on someone's part. Jared Harris, Douggie McMeekin, Maeve Dermody and Geraldine James also star. […]

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POV

PBS | 10:00 pm
Filmmaker Elegance Bratton captures a vibrant but highly vulnerable subculture of at-risk youth in New York in his acclaimed documentary "Pier Kids," which follows homeless queer and trans young people of color who hang out at the Christopher Street Pier. Many of them are charming, heartbreakingly genuine and surprisingly eloquent as they talk about their precarious existence in the face of overwhelming homophobia and abuse. Their tenuous situation at least gives them the freedom to forge their own chosen family, however. […]

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The Republic of Sarah

CW | 9:00 pm
An unexpected snowstorm leaves Greylock stranded with no plows, forcing Sarah (Stella Baker) and the town to come up with some creative solutions to clearing the roads in the new episode "The Perfect Conditions for Disaster." Two unexpected guests arrive during the weather crisis, both of them presenting Sarah with challenges. When they can't get away from each other because of the snow, Corinne and Danny (Hope Lauren, Luke Mitchell) must deal with their issues. Nia Holloway, Ian Duff and Landry Bender also star. […]

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