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Aug. 5, 2021 Updated Tue., Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:27 a.m.



Super Heists

Anyone who is partial to movies and TV shows about crime capers (the ‘‘Ocean’s’’ film series, perhaps), this six episode docuseries should fit the bill perfectly. Exclusive interviews with some real-life master thieves add juice to these stories about some of their most audacious heists, as viewed from two parallel points of view: the thieves and the investigators who pursue them and never forget to follow the money. Among this season’s stories is a bank heist rumored to contain a $30 million slush fund for President Richard Nixon. 7 p.m. on CNBC.

The Bachelorette

At the end of a season that has seen more than its share of tears – and has not seen usual host Chris Harrison – Katie Thurston makes her ultimate choice of a romantic partner, who gets the legendary ‘‘final rose,’’ in this concluding episode of the show’s 17th round. It won’t be very long before the 18th season begins, since it’s slated for mid-October with next ‘‘Bachelorette’’ Michelle Young … marking the first time that two cycles of this series have been broadcast within the same calendar year. (TVPG) 8 p.m. on 4.1.

Darcey & Stacey

Tension runs through the twins’ social group after the blowout fight over drinks in the new episode ‘‘Lies and Ex-Wives.’’ Darcey and Stacey secretly meet up with Georgi’s ex-wife, but both of them are utterly shocked by what she has to say. Later, Darcey sharply calls out Georgi for his behavior, which definitely qualifies as shady by anyone’s standards. (TV14) 8 p.m. on TLC.

BBQ Brawl

In ‘‘Future ’cue,’’ the first of two new back-to-back episodes, team captains Michael Symon, Eddie Jackson and Bobby Flay challenge the competitors to stretch their imaginations and make the BBQ of the future in some of its most tantalizing possibilities. Then, in the season finale ‘‘Master of ’cue,’’ Flay, Symon and Jackson watch as the judges lay down the ultimate BBQ gauntlet: a super-sized, all-day competition filled with high stakes and surprises. (TVG) 9 p.m. on FOOD.

90 Day: The Single Life

It probably goes without saying, but not all relationships featured in the various ‘‘90 Day’’ shows are destined to lead to a happily-ever-after. This new spinoff series, making its linear broadcast debut after an earlier airing in a streaming format, follows the lives of some fan-favorite singles – Big Ed, Brittany, Fernanda, Molly, Danielle and Colt – who had to watch their earlier relationships crash and burn in front of a large TV audience. Now, they’re ready, if wary, to re-enter the dating pool. (TVMA) 9 p.m. on TLC.

HouseBroken

Honey (voice of Lisa Kudrow) is racked by indecision when Coyote (voice of Brian Tyree Henry) tries to persuade her to run away with him to Altadena in the new episode ‘‘Who Are You?’’ Elsewhere, Max (voice of Tony Hale) is shocked to discover he is not, in fact, the first pet of that name, and Diablo (also voiced by Hale) decides to try living with his irresponsible dad. Guest voices also include Nicole Sullivan. (TV14) 9:01 p.m. on 28.1.

Cheap Old Houses

In this new home improvement series based on their popular Instagram site, hosts Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein tour older houses across America that are architecturally intact and available for under $150,000. During their initial tour of each property, the couple shares stories about the home’s historical significance and architectural features. The premiere finds them in upstate New York, visiting an 1850 Italianate with a jaw-dropping midcentury interior, and a 1900 Victorian with its original details. They also tour an 1850 schoolhouse restored by a father-daughter team. Another episode follows. 9:01 p.m. on HGTV.

Titans

Dick (Brenton Thwaites) makes his alliance with Kory, Gar and Rachel (Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Teagan Croft) official, after which they all demonstrate their chief powers in the episode ‘‘Together.’’ Meanwhile, Dr. Adamson (Reed Birney) dispatches a new Nuclear Stepdad to the family, who launch an attack that the young Titans are able to repel. When Dick subsequently confronts Adamson, the latter summons a strike team to kill Dick, but a surprising figure comes to the rescue. Curran Walters also stars. (TVMA) 10 p.m. on TNT.

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