Today’s Top TV Picks – Sunday August 2


Today’s Top Picks


1

Taskmaster

9 p.m. on CW – Series Premiere

This International, Emmy Award-nominated — but decidedly unconventional — game show is a British import starring U.K. actor and comic Greg Davies as the titular, all-powerful Taskmaster who doles out simple but bizarre tasks for five contestants, generally some of his other comedy colleagues. Those tasks usually are performed solo, but occasionally in teams. While simple, these chores are designed to encourage the players to think “laterally” and creatively.


2

Hiroshima: 75 Years Later

9 p.m. ET on HISTORY

Marking the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in wartime and the end of World War II, this new two-hour special explores the moral, scientific and military conundrums of the A-bomb as experienced by those closest to the experience. Told entirely from the first-person perspectives of leaders, physicists, soldiers and survivors, the documentary strives to provide a highly personal understanding of what arguably is the most devastating experiment in human history.


3

The Osbournes Want to Believe

10 p.m. ET on TRAVEL – Series Premiere

Frequent paranormal explorer and enthusiast Jack Osbourne tries to win over his more skeptical parents, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, to his belief system in this new eight-part reality series filmed under quarantine conditions. Each episode finds Jack sharing some eyebrow-raising paranormal clips with his outspoken mom and dad, with the older generation critiquing what they see. In the series premiere, Jack shares footage of poltergeists, haunted dolls, UFOs and weird beasts that leaves Ozzy and Sharon — and their dogs — barking at the moon.


4

Elizabeth Smart: Finding Justice

10:04 p.m. ET on LIFETIME

Airing as a companion piece to the docudrama “A Murder to Remember,” this one-hour special finds kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart sitting down for a conversation with Candra Torres, whose chilling personal experience formed the basis for the TV movie. Torres shares with Smart her recollections of the ordeal, in which she was held hostage by a manipulative stranger after her husband died on a camping trip. Over time, she developed Stockholm syndrome, bonding with her captor. The hour also includes other exclusive interviews, police reports and courtroom transcripts.

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