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What to watch SUNDAY


July 11, 2021

All times Central. Start times can vary based on cable/satellite provider. Confirm times on your on-screen guide.

Shark Academy

discovery+ New Series

Debuting during Shark Week, Discovery’s

first-ever shark-themed competitiv­e docuseries follows eight men and women who will compete to secure a coveted crew spot on shark scientist Dr. Riley Elliott’s next great shark-diving expedition. It’s an opportunit­y of a lifetime for these shark enthusiast­s with nontraditi­onal background­s to leap ahead in the competitiv­e world of shark research, embarking on a great

adventure in hopes of making their dreams a reality. The recruits will work and live together on a research vessel for six weeks as Riley and his team of pros put them to the test to see who has what it really takes. The series will make its debut on the linear Discovery Channel next Sunday.

Tennis: Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Singles Final ESPN, 8 a.m. Live

The remaining two men compete for the Wimbledon singles championsh­ip in this match at the All England Lawn Tennis &

Croquet Club live on ESPN.

History of the Sitcom

CNN, 8 p.m. New Series

Provided there is no breaking news, CNN’s new eight-part docuseries debuts tonight with back-to-back episodes. The series reunites audiences with the television friends, families

and co-workers they grew up with while introducin­g cutting-edge comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch. Producers have amassed more than 180 original interviews with sitcom icons including Norman

Lear, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Kim Fields, Tim Allen, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, George Lopez, Mel Brooks, Isabella Gomez, Ted Danson, Joey Soloway, Jimmie Walker, Judd Apatow, Dan Levy, Zooey Deschanel,

Chuck Lorre, Mara Brock Akil, Helen Hunt and many more, breaking down how sitcoms have helped generation­s of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape. The first episode, titled “A Family Matter,” will examine how sitcoms have evolved to reflect the changing face of American families. Immediatel­y following is “Sex & the Sitcom,” which will explore the revolution of sex in

sitcoms, including the integratio­n of LGBTQ+ storylines in representi­ng a more modern world.

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