Tuesday TV: How the Speed Eaters Do It

GoodBadHungryAmid the excesses planned for July Fourth celebrations is the culinary competitions televised on ESPN each year — the hot dog eating contest, a speed eating spectacle sure to cause fireworks in the stomach.

To prepare this year, there is a documentary about the lives of professional competitive eaters on “30 for 30: The Good, The Bad, The Hungry” (ESPN, 8 p.m.). Now before the dogs go flying, you can get to know the personalities behind the intense competition between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi.

Along the same lines, “Man v. Food” (Cooking, 10 p.m.) returns, but with host Casey Webb taking on sushi instead of frankfurters.

“Tales” (BET, 9 p.m.), the show that dramatizes hip-hop songs, returns with a new track this time from Kanye West, “Brothers.”

There are two new installments to the Bangkok Love Story series online, “Objects of Affection” (Netflix, streaming), about a woman with multiple personalities who witnesses a double murder, and “Plead” (Netflix, streaming) about a blind fortune teller who gives a too-accurate prediction.

Eartha Kitt meets Lady Bird Johnson on a new “Drunk History” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.).

The first veto competition of the season on “Big Brother” (CBS, ) may lead to saving Cliff or Kathryn, who are the season’s first nominees for eviction.

“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) reviews its best auditions this season.

Jazmin gets her Quinceañera at age 30 on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

A Latin American summit goes all wrong on “Alternatino with Arturo Castro” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

“Secrets of the Dead” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) looks at watercolors of Galileo.

How cheap is the upcoming film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbes & Shaw”? They’re trolling for music from “Songland” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Eric Estrada discusses Lisa Vanderpump’s lie-detector test on the season finale of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“America Unearthed” (Travel, 10 p.m.) looks into the case of a female spy who worked for George Washington.

Danny tries to get his jailed father to tell him where he hid some paintings he stole decades earlier on a new “Blood & Treasure” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

A python escapes on “Guardians of the Glades” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

On “Cheerleader Generation” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.), pressure builds.

Smurf keeps getting betrayed on “Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

There’s a Fourth of July theme on “Chopped” (Food, 10 p.m.).

A month-long, 34-movie, Tuesday night showcase for space films on Turner Classic Movies starts with the two silent classics “A Trip to the Moon” (8 p.m.) and “Metropolis” (8:30 p.m.). It’s followed by Fritz Lang’s “Die Frau im Mond” (11:15 p.m.), “Things to Come” (2:15 a.m.)” and a dozen episodes of the serial “Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe” (2 a.m.).

During the day are a bunch of early comedies with Lucille Ball, “I Dream Too Much” (7:15 a.m.), “Bunker Bean” (9 a.m.), “That Girl fro Paris” (10:15 a.m.), “Don’t Tell the Wife” (12:15 p.m.), “The Affairs of Annabel” (1:30 p.m.), “Annabel Takes a Tour” (2:45 p.m.), “Next Time I Marry” (4 p.m.), “Beauty for the Asking” (5:15 p.m.) and “Central Park” (6:30 p.m.).

It’s U.S. vs. England (Fox, NBC Sports, Telemundo, 3 p.m.) in a women’s soccer world cup semifinal.

A Concacaf Gold Cup semifinal has Haiti vs. Mexico (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.).

In tennis, there’s more first round action at Wimbledon (ESPN, 6 and 11 a.m.).

The NBA summer league has Memphis vs. San Antonio (NBA, 7 p.m.), Lakers vs. Golden State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Cleveland at Utah (NBA, 9 p.m.) and Miami at Sacramento (NBA, 11 p.m.).

The WNBA has Atlanta at Minnesota (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.).

And there’s more action in the FIVB world championships of beach volleyball (NBC Sports, noon).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Hugh Jackman, Chrissy Metz, Why Don’t We. The View: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (rerun). The Talk: Cobie Smulders, Sofia Pernas, Alison Sweeney. Ellen DeGeneres: Chelsea Handler, Jodie Comer (rerun). Wendy Williams: Dr. Mehmet Oz (rerun). The Real: Twitch (rerun).

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Billy Porter. Jimmy Kimmel: Tiffany Haddish, the Killers. Jimmy Fallon: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joel Kinsman, cast of “Ain’t Too Proud.” James Corden: Armie Hammer, Amber Heard, Middle Kids, Cardi B. Carson Daly: Jane Levy, American Aquarium, Carly Craig. Trevor Noah: Olivia Munn. Conan O’Brien: Tony Hale.

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