Tuesday TV: Out Campaigning with Beto

running-with-betoThe campaign of Beto O’Rourke may be boosted by a documentary about his failed run for Senate, which premieres tonight. In “Running with Beto” (HBO, 8 p.m.), filmmaker David Modigliani had considerable access to a candidate few knew nationally when he began his campaign for the seat of Ted Cruz. His enthusiasm is infectious, even as his family gets wary of his relentless campaigning. I was wondering why he insisted to do his own driving.

For those following the current campaign, there’s a Town Hall (MSNBC, 10 p.m.) with Kamala Harris hosted by Lawrence O’Donnell in Spartansburg, South Carolina.

If you’re still in the Indy 500 spirit, the new sports documentary “30 for 30: Qualified” (ESPN, 8 p.m.) looks back at the first woman to compete in the race in 1977, Janet Guthrie.

Those who brought their own material to talent competitions like “American Idol” used to be gently dissuaded. But such creative people are encouraged on the new competition “Songland” (NBC, 10 p.m.) in which hopeful songwriters pitch their tunes to John Legend, Meghan Trainor and the Jonas Brothers. Seems like the choices would be arbitrary. Worse, the writers may have to craft their tunes specifically for the artists on hand.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) after 13 season it’s that it doesn’t, necessarily. The 14th season with Terry Crews replacing Tyra Banks as host and two new judges, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough, replacing Heidi Klum and Mel B. Remaining on the panel are Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell.

Bob decides to tell his own story on the season finale of the year’s best series so far, “Fosse / Verdon” (FX, 10 p.m.).

A pair of middling middle-American favorite comics are profiled tonight on “Biography: Jeff Dunham – Talking Heads” (A&E, 8 p.m.) and “Biography: Jeff Foxworthy – Stand Up Guy” (A&E, 10 p.m.).

There’s a pause on “Master Chef Junior” (Fox, 9 p.m.) to look back at the season so far.

The second season of “Sweet Home Sextuplets” (TLC, 10 p.m.) begins with a first birthday party.

New seasons come for “Christly Knows Best” (USA, 10 p.m.) and “America Unearthed” (Travel, 10 p.m.), though neither have been exactly

My vote for most underrated TV drama may be “Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.), the family crime saga led by Ellen Barkin and Shawn Hatosy, back for its fourth season.

Kat prepares to see Adena on “The Bold Type” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

“The Hot Zone” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) continues its three night run.

There’s an engine room fire on “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“Games People Play” (BET, 9 p.m.) looks back at when Kareem fell from grace.

Jordan investigates Sanctum on “The 100” (CW, 9 p.m.).

Danny poses as an arms dealer on “Blood & Treasure” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “Texicanas” (Bravo, 10 p.m.), a truce is proposed.

Shay launches her own traffic line on “The Last O.G.” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ month of “meet cute” movies concludes with “The Owl and the Pussycat” (8 p.m.), “The Goodbye Girl” (9:45 p.m.), “Tootsie” (11:45 p.m.) and “Victor/Victoria” (2 a.m.) and “Just the Way You Are” (4:30 p.m.).

During the day on TCM, there are a number of anthology movies, each with a number of stories: “Invitation to the Dance” (6 a.m.), “It’s a Big Country” (7:45 a.m.), “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (9:30 a.m.), “Quartet” (noon), “Trio” (2:15 p.m.), “Encore” (4 p.m.) and “O. Henry’s Full House” (5:45 p.m.).

Baseball includes San Diego at Yankees (MLB, 6:30 p.m.) and Mets at Dodgers (MLB, 10 p.m.).

WNBA action has Indiana at Connecticut (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.).

Soccer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup has Portugal vs. Argentina (Fox Sports 2, noon) and South Africa vs. South Korea (Fox Sports 2, 2:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Bryce Dallas Howard, Dana Avidan. The View: Lamar Odom. The Talk: Blair Underwood, Anne Burrell, Rumer Willis. Ellen DeGeneres: Ali Wong, Behati Prinsloo, Willa Amai. Wendy Williams: Lori Bergamotto.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Chris Cuomo, Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, James Taylor (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Taron Egerton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the Specials. Jimmy Fallon: Howard Stern, Of Monsters and Men (rerun). Seth Meyers: Issa Rae, Timothy Simons, Rachael Ray, Aaron Comess (rerun). James Corden: Eric McCormack, Danielle Macdonald, Paige Weldon (rerun). Carson Daly: Bill Pullman, Talos, Vir Das (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Isla Fisher, Mark Normand (rerun).

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