THE 2020 ESPY AWARDS 9 p.m. on ESPN. While different award reveals have been postponed or put on maintain within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the ESPY Awards will go on this yr, however not as traditional. The present, which usually celebrates the yr’s high athletes and moments in athletic achievement, will as an alternative shift its focus to honoring humanitarian tales from the sports activities neighborhood. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the soccer star Megan Rapinoe and the W.N.B.A. champion Sue Bird will host the two-hour occasion remotely.
UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY TRIBUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES eight p.m. on CBS. This two-hour particular follows Harry Connick Jr. and his daughter Georgia on an RV journey across the nation to listen to and have fun the tales of important employees in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The pair began from their residence in Connecticut and snaked their method right down to New Orleans. Along the way in which, the Connicks spoke with those that work in well being care, meals preparation, sanitation and trucking. The particular additionally options performances from Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw and Cyndi Lauper, amongst others.
THE CHI 9 p.m. on Showtime. Lena Waithe’s drama sequence set in Chicago’s South Side returns for a 3rd season. The sequence picks up with Emmett working to transition from unmotivated teenager to accountable businessman, and Ronnie making an attempt to remodel himself, whereas Kevin and Kiesha embrace a brand new household dynamic with their newlywed moms. And when a variety of black ladies go lacking, town’s leaders push for motion and change.
PERRY MASON 9 p.m. on HBO. While many might already be accustomed to the dogged protection legal professional on the middle of Erle Stanley Gardner’s best-selling novels, this new take on the character works to show how Perry Mason became Perry Mason. The origin story begins with the titular character, played by Matthew Rhys, working as a private detective in Depression-era Los Angeles. The eight-part series follows Mason through a single, morbid case, one that becomes the foundation for his lifelong pursuit of justice. “The plotting is intricate and the performances are energetic,” Noel Murray wrote for The New York Times. “This ‘Perry Mason’ has more in common with ‘Chinatown’ and ‘L.A. Confidential’ than with its predecessor.”
THE WOODS Stream on Netflix. Following the success of “The Five,” “Safe” and “The Stranger,” the latest Harlan Coben adaptation from Netflix swaps the novel’s New Jersey setting for Poland. It’s 2019 and Pawel Kopinski (Grzegorz Damiecki), a prosecutor in Warsaw, is still haunted by his sister’s disappearance from a summer camp in 1994. But the recent discoveries of a male murder victim and the remains of a woman’s body from a quarry near where his sister disappeared offer new clues about the unsolved case — and expose secrets from Pawel’s past. English-speaking audiences can watch the series dubbed, but Coben has encouraged fans to watch the show in the “original language setting with your language in subtitles.”