What to Watch on Monday: Chris Hemsworth swims (and more) with sharks on National Geographic
Plus, things get physical on The Bachelorette and All American spin-off Homecoming debuts.
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
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
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
When Sharks Attack (Sharkfest kick-off) — National Geographic
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (season premiere) — VH1
Below Deck Mediterranean — Bravo
The Republic of Sarah - The CW
American Greed - CNBC
Rogue Shark? (special) — National Geographic
The Beast Must Die (series debut) — AMC+
*times are ET and subject to change
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