Also, Gen Z portrait Generation closes out its first season.

By EW Staff
July 08, 2021 at 08:06 AM EDT
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Gossip Girl

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on HBO Max

Rebooted Series Debut
You know you love her — and she's back. Nine years after it ended its run on The CW, the scandalous series is disrupting the calm on a new network and the gossipmonger's got a new platform to boot. When we catch up with the Manhattan elite, they're being terrorized by the omnipresent former blogger via Instagram and our cast of influencers, social warriors, and Met step dwellers are not about it. The phone alerts aren't all that have changed in this continuation; expect a more diverse and inclusive cast this time around and wayyyyyy more money. "The show is elevated; it's more sophisticated and it's bigger," showrunner Joshua Safran tells EW. "It's more like Downton Abbey in terms of sprawling cast and one event every episode. Being a millionaire at a private school back in 2007 is so much different than now. We're dealing in global billions." Sounds richly entertaining. —Ruth Kinane

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Generation

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on HBO Max

Season Finale
In a way, the freshman season of the innovative HBO Max teen dramedy ends where it begins, with one last party at Riley's house. Love isn't quite in the air after the Valentine's Day dance, but the truth is leading to some unexpected breakups, reconciliations, and revelations — like more classmates finding out who Panda Express girl is. —Marcus Jones

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Hear more on all of today's must-see picks, plus a clip from the Generation season finale, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.

What ELSE to Watch

7 p.m.

Spice of Life (series debut) — Cooking Channel

8 p.m.

When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren — ABC

Grown-ish (season premiere) — Freeform

Making It — NBC

8:30 p.m.

Big Kenny's Crank It Up Garage (series debut) — Circle

9 p.m.

Holey Moley 3D in 2D — ABC

Top Chef Amateurs — Bravo

Beat Shazam — Fox

10 p.m.

The Hustler — ABC

The Croc That Ate Jaws (special) — National Geographic

10:30 p.m.

Backyard Bar Wars (series debut) — truTV

Streaming

The Dog House: UK (season premiere) — HBO Max

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 6 — Paramount+

Why Women Kill — Paramount+

How She Rolls — PBS Living

Motherland (season premiere) — Sundance Now

The Bridge (U.S. series debut) — Topic

Ice Cold (docuseries debut) — YouTube

*times are ET and subject to change

We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Be sure to listen/subscribe to our What to Watch podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPlayer FM, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, or via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home).

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