Previously aired on cable, this critically acclaimed science series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, inspired by a previous program originated by Carl Sagan, makes its two-hour broadcast premiere with “Ladder to the Stars; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.” Viewers can expect to take a trip to what producers call a 100,000-year-old laboratory, where they’ll begin an adventure spanning billions of years into the evolution of life. Also: an exploration into humanity’s potential for change and the story of one of history’s greatest monsters and his virtuous transformation.
Professional nanny Jo Frost finds herself dealing with an unusually poignant appointment in the new episode “Sutherland Family,” wherein she meets mom Amy Sutherland, who understandably was left profoundly shaken by an accident that nearly killed her daughter. Now Amy steadfastly refuses to accept anyone’s help when it comes to raising her four kids with hubby Justin. All of the children are under the age of 4, and both Amy and Justin are stressed out trying to personally manage a separate schedule for each child.
Filmmaker Michael Kirk presents interwoven investigative biographies of both major-party candidates as Americans prepare to decide who will lead the nation for the next four years in the two-hour special “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden.” Kirk and his team have made four prior installments of “The Choice,” which has been an election year PBS staple since 1988, as well as nearly 20 documentaries about the Trump and Obama eras. The special incorporates interviews from those with close knowledge of Donald J. Trump and Joseph R. Biden.
High-end designers and landscapers James DeSantis, Garrett Magee and Melissa Brasier and their Manscapers associates take on one of the most logistically challenging jobs of their careers at a remote location on picturesque Fire Island in a Season 2 finale called “Where Do We Grow From Here?”