TV highlights: ‘The Honorable Woman’ premieres on SundanceTV


“The Honorable Woman”: Maggie Gyllenhaal leads the new TV thriller as Nessa Stein. (Robert Viglasky/Sundance)
July 30

SERIES PREMIERE: Sounding more like a video game come to life than a reality series, “The Quest” (ABC at 8 p.m.) follows 12 contestants as they enter a land called Everealm and must fight off mythical beings and other threats to their survival.

The year 1968 is highlighted on “The Sixties” (CNN at 9), with a look at how the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, a chaotic Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the Tet Offensive in Vietnam ushered in some of the most fundamental social and political changes in American history. Includes remarks from Dan Rather, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Gloria Steinem.

The team gathers more information about Javier’s arrest, and Jessica makes a startling discovery about Ryan on “Gang Related” (Fox at 9).

A movie night turns into a challenge when the designers have to make garments from objects they find in the theater on “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9).

Duncan reveals new evidence against Andy at his dismissal hearing on “Rookie Blue” (ABC at 9), which catches Oliver off-guard.

SERIES PREMIERE: The eight-part espionage thriller “The Honorable Woman” (SundanceTV at 10) follows the personal journey of one woman (Maggie Gyllenhaal) from London’s Whitehall and MI6 to the CIA in Washington to the Middle East — all to right the wrongs of her family’s past. In the premiere, a Palestinian businessman who was close to her family’s empire is killed.

RETURNING SHOW: A so-called “Crab Claw King” goes head to head against a butcher for a chance to take down Bobby Flay in the kitchen on the Season 2 premiere of “Beat Bobby Flay” (Food at 10).

The surgeons of Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital are faced with a risky operation on a 2-year-old girl who could suffer a deadly cerebral event at any minute on “NY Med” (ABC at 10).

FINALE WATCH: “Our America With Lisa Ling” (OWN at 10) revisits the 2010 disappearance of Unique Harris from her apartment in Southeast Washington. Ling sits down with Harris’s mother, who is still looking for her daughter.

Actress Julia Roberts and television personality Andy Cohen come to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), along with stand-up comedy from Ron Funches.

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and stand-up comedian Michael Somerville are on the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with music from David Gray.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington stops by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as musical guests.

Rachel Lubitz

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