Plus, things get physical on The Bachelorette and All American spin-off Homecoming debuts.

By EW Staff
July 05, 2021 at 09:43 AM EDT
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The Bachelorette

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on ABC

This week on The Bachelorette, a group date game of Bash Ball — basically rugby meets basketball and wrestling singlets — gets violent. Hunter starts annoying the guys with his aggressive behavior, and newcomer Blake spends some alone time with Katie, much to everyone's chagrin. Oh, and adorable widower Michael A. continues to be adorable. —Kristen Baldwin

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All American

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on The CW

The All American universe is expanding! Simone Hicks is visiting her aunt Amara at Bringston University in the backdoor pilot for spin-off All American: Homecoming. Alongside Daniel, Olivia, and Jordan, she will get to know the campus and end up having much more than the fun getaway she intended to. Set against the backdrop of a Historically Black College, the new show will center on tennis hopeful Simone and a slew of other students as they navigate the complicated young adult years on campus. The new characters will include baseball prodigy Damon Sims (Peyton Alex Smith), brilliant pre-med student with dreams of dancing Keisha McCalla (Netta Walker), and driven tennis player Thea Mays (Camille Hyde). Get ready to have a fun time at Homecoming! —Alamin Yohannes

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Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on National Geographic

He's suited up as Asgardian God of Thunder Thor and battled Thanos and his own brother Loki, but the only suit Chris Hemsworth is putting on for this Sharkfest special is a wetsuit, as he dives with sharks. It's not all for fun, though — if that's something you consider fun. He's trying to gain a better understanding of their behavior and, in turn, figure out measures to prevent encounters between sharks and humans. He'll have some help with underwater conservationist Valerie Taylor, and along the way, he'll tag a shark (which also includes collecting information about its diet via an anal swab (as seen in the video below). Aquaman who?! —Gerrad Hall

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What ELSE to Watch

Check local listings

The Neutral Ground (series debut) — PBS

8 p.m.

Hell's Kitchen: Young Guns - Fox

When Sharks Attack (Sharkfest kick-off) — National Geographic

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (season premiere) — VH1

9 p.m.

Below Deck Mediterranean — Bravo

The Republic of Sarah - The CW

10 p.m.

American Greed - CNBC

Rogue Shark? (special) — National Geographic

Streaming

The Beast Must Die (series debut) — AMC+

*times are ET and subject to change

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