Tuesday: Behind Her Suicide-Urging Texts

i_love_you_now_dieErin Lee Carr, daughter of late New York Times correspondent, turns in an intriguing two part documentary on the celebrated case of a Massachusetts teen charged in the connection with the death of her boyfriend, who, texted him encouraging his suicide. Titled “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter” (HBO, 8 p.m.), it would seem an open and shut case. But Carr looks further, raising questions in a number of areas, from how teenage girls are regarded, to the anti-depressants both were on, to her addiction to the TV show “Glee” in a fascinating investigation.

One would think it’s risky, after the failure of Fox’s recent reboot of “Temptation Island” there would be much hope for “Love Island” (CBS, 8 p.m.). It’s based on a cheeky UK hit, but the U.S. version of dating show in Fiji may get old fast, as it airs five nights a week after tonight’s premiere.

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game (Fox, 8 p.m.) is played in Cleveland. The American league has won the last six games.

Emerging after laying low a year due to an ex-girlfriend’s complaints, the comic Aziz Ansari has some observations to share in an Spike Jonze-directed new standup special that seems to use a lot of unusual angles,  “Aziz Ansari Right Now” (Netflix, streaming).

In the new, six-part limited series “The Disappearance” (WGN, 10 p.m.), a boy goes missing on his 10th birthday.

Part two of “Chasing the Moon” on “American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m.) looks at the early Apollo program.

Biography looks at the 70s icon on the 10th anniversary of her death in “Farrah Fawcett Forever” (A&E, 9 p.m.).

Two new TV talent competitions debut tonight. On “Bring the Funny” (NBC, 10 p.m.), judges that include Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy, look for a new comedy act. On the new “The Next Big Thing” (BET, 10 p.m.) which is screening 21 R&B and hip-hop hopefuls to get down to a field of 12. Charlamagne Tha God hosts; among the mentors are Lil’ Kim, Tamar Braxton Remy Ma and the late Nipsey Hussle.

There’s a second two-hour episode of “Scream: The TV Series” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) tells the story of a couple of good Samaritans.

A community member is brutally attacked on “Pose” (FX, 10 p.m.).

On “Alternatino with Arturo Castro” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.), a terminally ill child has an unconventional request.

Auditions continue on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The old crew shows up at a tattoo convention on “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

On “The 100” (CW, 9 p.m.) Bellamy ventures into enemy territory.

Davia’s mom comes to town on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

“Relatively Nat & Liv” (E!, 8 p.m.) fight over their clothing line.

Sydney gets her ears pierced on “Sydney to the Max” (Disney, 8 p.m.).

On “Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.) J gets a favor from Smurf.

It’s Christmas on “Outdaughtered” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

“Cheerleader Generation” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) tries out its Nationals routine in front of an audience.

Kyle hosts a party on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Blood & Treasure” (CBS, 10 p.m.), Danny and Lexi seek out a Nazi hunter in Montreal.

They’re looking for monsters on “America Unearthed” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

On “The Detour” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) Nate is caught in a parent trap.

Melissa is too scared to sing in front of the Houston Astros on “The Radkes” (USA, 10:30 p.m.).

Contestants on “Chopped Junior” (Food, 9 p.m.) are given pickle-flavored cotton candy to work with.

July’s space flick Tuesdays on Turner Classic Movies continues with the 1950s classics “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (8 p.m.), “The War of the Worlds” (9:45 p.m.), “Forbidden Planet” (11:30 p.m.), “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1:15 a.m.), “It Came From Outer Space” (2:45 a.m.) and “The Thing from Another World” (4:15 a.m.).

During the day, there are some leftovers from TCM’s Glenn Ford Mondays with “Interrupted Melody” (6:30 a.m.), “Imitation General” (8:30 a.m.), “Don’t Go Near the Water” (10:15 a.m.) and “Advance to the Rear” (12:15 p.m.). And there’s two with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon: “Mrs. Miniver” (2:45 p.m.) and “Mrs. Parkington” (5:30 p.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, ESPN2, 8 a.m.) reaches the women’s quarterfinals.

NBA summer league games include Oklahoma City vs. Croatia (NBA, 3:30 p.m.), Orlando vs. Miami (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Atlanta vs. Indiana (NBA, 5:30 p.m.), Utah vs. Portland (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Memphis vs. Phoenix (NBA, 7:30 p.m.), Boston vs. Denver (ESPN2, 8 p.m.), Toronto vs. New York (NBA, 9:30 p.m.), Houston vs. Sacramento (ESPN2, 10 p.m.) and Washington vs. Clippers (NBA, 11:30 p.m.).

Stage 4 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.) runs from Reims to Nancy.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ingrid Michelson. The View: Vivica A. Fox. Ellen DeGeneres: Samuel L. Jackson, Pete Holmes, Michael Bublé, Eric Stonestreet (rerun). Wendy Williams: Master P, Romeo.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Howard Stern (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Glover, Beth Stelling. Jimmy Fallon: Keegan-Michael Key, Horatio Sanz, Perry Farrell (rerun). Seth Meyers: Tom Holland, Jenny Slate, SOAK, Jon Wurster (rerun). James Corden: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sara Bareilles (rerun). Carson Daly: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aquilo, Sam Morril (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Tig Notaro, Becky Lucas.

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