TV highlights: ‘The Approval Matrix’ makes its television debut on SundanceTV


The Blue Team discusses its strategy for the field challenge at Thousand Oaks High School in California during a new “MasterChef.” (Greg Gayne/FOX)
August 10

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” (NBC at 8 p.m.) is giving the American people exactly what they want with Channing Tatum as the show’s latest participant heading into the great yonder with Mr. Grylls. This time, the two are trekking through Yosemite National Park.

Two new bachelors arrive on “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC at 8) as one contestant finds out that a resident has been lying the whole time and has a girlfriend back home.

With the dawn of a new football season, “MasterChef” (Fox at 8) naturally makes its way onto the field with a group competition to see who can make the tastiest, healthiest game-day fare.

SERIES PREMIERE: Helmed by the super-smart Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” fame, “Candid Camera” (TV Land at 8) is back and revamped with help from an occasional celebrity. In the opener, Megan Hilty of Broadway fame attempts to baffle mechanics by asking for an inspection with a car that does not have an engine.

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC at 9) highlights the best runs of the season with a two-hour special.

If Monday’s got you vexed, “Brain Games” (NatGeo at 9) is here to help you understand why with a special on how anger affects your brain and what you can do mentally to calm yourself down.

Gordon Ramsay is in Starkville, Miss., to spruce up the Hotel Chester on “Hotel Hell” (Fox at 9).

FINALE WATCH: Investigators Terry English and Hildy Mulligan unearth the last remnants and secrets of the Kevin Neyers murder during the Season 1
finale of “Murder in the First” (TNT at 10).

Barbie discovers a new world that seems awfully familiar as he descends farther in the mysterious tunnel in search of Sam on “Under the Dome” (CBS at 10).

SERIES PREMIERE: Based on the popular New York magazine feature, “The Approval Matrix” (SundanceTV at 11) is a weekly trend show that brings in comedians and social commentators to discuss the latest developments (despicable or otherwise) in popular culture. Hosted by comedian Neal Brennan.

Actress Katie Holmes and comedian Chris Hardwick come to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with music from OneRepublic.

A repeat “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) plays host to comedian Dana Carvey, actress Ellie Kemper and musical guest Sam Smith.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and comedic actor Bobcat Goldthwait are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with Common playing musical guest.

Rachel Lubitz

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