Monday TV: A Wilder Side of Shakespeare

WillBefore he wrote all those plays and sonnets, the guy had to live, right? The new series “Will” (TNT, 9 p.m.) imagines young Shakespeare as a kind of 16th century punk rocker, living in London instead of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The new series is from Baz Luhrmann-associated writer Craig Pierce and also stars Colm Meaney, Olivia DeJonge and Mattias Inwood.

Amid the rubble of Syria is the volunteer rescue team the White Helmets, featured in Feras Fayyad’s documentary “Last Men in Aleppo,” debuting tonight on “POV”  (PBS, 10 p.m., heck local listings).

The rise of and fall of N.W.A. and Jimmy Iovine’s work with Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and U2 are covered in the second episode of “The Defiant Ones” (HBO, 9 p.m.). Sunday’s part one is released at 8.

The six remaining suitors on “The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.) travel with her to Geneva. Probably for some United Nations business.

“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.) competes in Cleveland.

New York auditions commence for “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A new variation on “Grocery Games” is Duff Goldman’s “Dessert Games” (Food, 8 p.m.).

There’s no getting rid of these people: Following the season here’s the start of the reunion for “Southern Charm” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

Penn & Teller visit “Superhuman” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

The first of three new episodes of “Kate Plus 8” (TLC, 10 p.m.) has the family planning for Halloween. By now, half the eight are 13; the other half 16.

“Texas Cake House” (Food, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season, with the assignment of building a cake for the San Antonio Zoo.

Simon goes down a dark path on “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

Cameron’s estranged father is accused of murdering a prison guard on “Stitchers” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

The documentary “Combat Trains” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) looks at how the railroads sustained trench warfare in World War I.

Will Wheaton guest stars on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (The CW, 9 p.m.); Brie and Nikki Bella are on a second episode at 9:30.

Dr. Drew’s check up with “Teen Mom OG” (MTV, 9 p.m.) continues.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 10 p.m.), the oldest title in the franchise, returns for its 12th season.

Four films from the 1950s are on Turner Classic Movies: “The Moon is Blue” (8 p.m.), “The Best of Everything” (10 p.m.), “A Star is Born” (12:15 a.m.) and “North by Northwest” (3:30 a.m.).

Baseball’s Home Run Derby (ESPN, ESPN2, 8 p.m.) kicks off the All-Star Break.

Wimbledon (ESPN2, 7 a.m. and noon; ESPN, 8 a.m.) reaches its Round of 16.

The NBA Summer League seems the only game in town with Atlanta vs. Chicago (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Washington vs. Miami (NBA, 4:30 p.m.), Brooklyn vs. New Orleans (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Houston vs. Phoenix (NBA, 6:30 p.m.), Denver vs. Toronto (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Golden State vs. Cleveland (NBA, 8:30 a.m.), Clippers vs. Milwaukee (ESPN2, 10 p.m.) and Lakers vs. Sacramento (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ryan Phillippe, Jill Kargman. The Talk: Edie Falco, Natalie Morales, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman. Harry Connick: Kevin James, Phoebe Robinson, Kadan Bart Rockett (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Ed O’Neill Maura Tierney (rerun). Wendy Williams: Rob Shuter, Melissa Garcia. The Real: Anthony Anderson, Remy Ma (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Woody Harrelson, Cobie Smulders, Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Cowboys. Jimmy Kimmel: Kit Harrington, Regina Hall, Trey Songz. Jimmy Fallon: Gal Gadot, Barry Manilow (rerun). Seth Meyers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Mantzoukas, Martha Stewart, Sam Fogarino (rerun). James Corden: Claire Danes, Christine Baranski, Jack McBrayer, Zara Larsson (rerun). Carson Daly: Kumail Nanjiani. Conan O’Brien: Snoop Dogg, Flula Borg, Mastodon.


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