David Wiegand Media Rays
July 30, 2017
Updated: July 30, 2017 10:09pm
The catch of the day is the Discovery Channel’s scripted series “Manhunt: Unabomber,” an exceptionally intelligent, well-written and well-acted look at how Ted Kaczynski was finally caught. It wasn’t just that his younger brother turned him in — it was how a single, very determined FBI profiler found clues to the bomber’s identity in his writing. The eight-episode series begins with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m.
Netflix offers the stand-up comedy special, “Maz Jobrani: Immigrant,” for streaming, as well as the complete first season of “Surviving Escobar: Alias JJ.”
TCM celebrates the films of Marilyn Monroe, who died on Aug. 5, 1962. The day of Monroe films begins with “Ladies of the Chorus” at 3 a.m., “Clash by Night” at 4:30 a.m., “The Asphalt Jungle” at 6:30 a.m., Billy Wilder’s masterful “Some Like It Hot” at 8:30 a.m., “Love Nest” at 11 a.m., “There’s No Business Like Show Business” at 12:45 p.m., “Bus Stop” at 3 p.m., “The Seven Year Itch” at 5 p.m., “Niagara” at 7 p.m., “River of No Return” at 9 p.m., “How to Marry a Millionaire” at 11 p.m., and “The Prince and the Showgirl” at 1 a.m.
A new episode of “Six Degrees of Murder” airs on ID at a special time of 8 p.m.
New episodes of “Dance Moms” resume on Lifetime at 9 p.m. The series is in its seventh season.
The BBC and ITV recently teamed up on a new content streaming source called BritBox, which, as you probably realize, will offer British content to its American subscribers. Today’s offering is “In the Dark,” starring MyAnna Buring (“Ripper Street”) and Ben Batt (of the British version of “Shameless”). The four-episode mystery is about a strong-willed detective who has to balance motherhood with solving difficult crimes. Go to www.britbox.com for information.
David Wiegand is an assistant managing editor and the TV critic of The San Francisco Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @WaitWhat_TV