What’s on TV Tuesday: The Democratic National Convention and ‘I Quit’

What’s on TV Tuesday: The Democratic National Convention and ‘I Quit’

What’s on TV Tuesday: The Democratic National Convention and ‘I Quit’

What’s on TV Tuesday: The Democratic National Convention and ‘I Quit’

THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 10 p.m. on ABC, CBS and NBC; Stream on demconvention.com. The Democratic National Convention, which was originally planned for Milwaukee, will continue in its virtual format for a second night. “The usual tableau of cheering delegates and supersize balloon drops will be replaced by green screens and about three dozen politicians speaking remotely over satellite feeds that — if the event coordinators are lucky — don’t freeze, drop audio or disintegrate into pixels,” Glenn Thrush and Michael M. Grynbaum wrote of the new format for The New York Times. Ahead of Jill Biden’s address at the end of the program, the evening’s speakers will include former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former President Bill Clinton. The events will also be broadcast on cable news networks, including CNN and MSNBC, as well as PBS (check local listings).

I QUIT 10 p.m. on Discovery. This series is perfect for anyone who’s ever fantasized about quitting her 9-to-5 and becoming her own boss. Six sets of entrepreneurs decide to leave their steady jobs and start their own businesses, from developing an outdoor cooler company to making and selling Brazilian truffles. Along the way, they’ll be mentored by Harley Finkelstein, the chief operating officer of Shopify; Debbie Sterling, the founder of GoldieBlox; and Tricia Clarke-Stone, the chief executive of WP Narrative. By the end of the series, the entrepreneurs with the most promising business venture will receive $100,000.

DEAD PIXELS 8 p.m. on the CW. This British comedy follows three gamers — Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will Merrick) and Usman (Sargon Yelda) — juggling their responsibilities in the real world, as well as in their favorite online fantasy game called Kingdom Scrolls. Their shared obsession begins to complicate their family relationships, their living situations and their love lives.

PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN — THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY Rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube and other streaming platforms and pay TV operators. If you spent your youth playing the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” series (and can’t wait to get your hands on the remastered version in September), then you’ll definitely want to catch this documentary that looks at how the original video game came to be. The film features interviews with Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska and Steve Caballero, who reflect on the video game’s cultural impact at a time when professional skateboarding was losing popularity, and how it pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the sport.

THE SUSPECT Stream on Sundance Now. In 2011, Richard Oland, a prominent businessman in New Brunswick, Canada, was found bludgeoned to death in his office. Richard’s son, Dennis, who had a tense relationship with his father and was having financial difficulties, quickly became the prime suspect in the case. In 2015, Dennis was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, but nearly a year later, a retrial was ordered. This four-part documentary series chronicles the lead-up to the retrial, following investigators on his defense team taking a closer look into the case.


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