What to watch on Tuesday, July 1...
30 for 30
“White, Blue and White” spotlights Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa, Argentine soccer players who found stardom in England in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but who were torn between their native and adopted homelands during the Falkland Islands conflict of 1982.
SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, PBS
This three-part series uses the technology of the future to examine the landmarks of the past. (Okay, technically I suppose it’s the technology of the present, but that doesn’t sound as cool.) In the opener, the team turns its attention to the pyramids of Egypt, including Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
The girls resist Ali’s attempts to reclaim her ruling role in “Thrown From the Ride,” while also dealing with increased attention at school. At the same time, Aria leans on a surprising shoulder as her depression gets the better of her.
SEASON 11 PREMIERE, 9pm, PBS
History Detectives Special Investigations
“Civil War Sabotage?” probes the mystery of the SS Sultana, a steamboat which exploded with Union soldiers aboard two weeks after the Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox. Could the tragedy which claimed more than 1,500 lives have been the work of a Southern saboteur?
Rizzoli & Isles
A killer finds his targets via online ads, although if that means going after the people who foist autoplay video ads unto the world I’m pretty sure the cops will let this one slide. Elsewhere in “Too Good to Be True,” Jane realizes that it’ll be a challenge to keep the bun in her oven under wraps.
On a trip to Monte Carlo, Hank becomes embroiled in a scheme against a mysterious customer of Boris’ bank in “Steaks on a Plane.” Back home, Divya and Jeremiah tend to a sick batch of firefighters, while Paige and Evan search for new digs.
In “State of Emergency,” Barry must postpone his return to America because
otherwise there’d be no show his brother, the new president, is incapacitated. In other distressing developments, terrorists abscond with Barry’s nephew’s wife.
A bank robbery leads to a hostage situation involving a young boy with a development disorder in “Shiver.” On the homefront, Pierce receives a visit from his estranged father.
Nabbing a terrorist may require Annie to team up with Ryan McQuaid in “False Skorpion.” In other uncomfortable situations, the NCTC grills Auggie about a potential threat to the intelligence community.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Comedy Central
The second season opens in Montgomery, Alabama, where Claudette Colvin blazes a trail for civil rights and Percy Julian overcomes obstacles to become a renowned organic chemist. Also covered: the epic boxing showdown between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10:30pm, Comedy Central
Nathan for You
Nathan puts a mechanic’s honesty to the test and gives a realtor an otherworldly rebranding.