This week’s DVR listings include trivia, music from the ’20s and ’30s, dogs that need petting, fashionable kids, and martial arts.
Jeopardy! — It is the high holy day in all of game shows: the first day of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions! The show’s revamped website features a pleasant surprise when you roll over each contestant’s photo. Although the tournament isn’t officially seeded, 13-day champ Matt Jackson is most likely the favorite in this year’s contest. He will play Wednesday.
Check your local listings for station and time.
American Epic — PBS does a deep dive of American music from the 1920s and 1930s in this two-part documentary miniseries. The project is a collaboration of famed producer T Bone Burnett, Jack White, and Robert Redford. This will be followed by a special next week where the producers will try to recreate the recording mechanisms used in the era covered by this documentary.
Tune in at 8 p.m. Eastern on most PBS stations. Check your local listings to verify.
Going Deep with David Rees — One of our favorite series from summer 2014 comes back Wednesday night with a whole new set of topics. As we mentioned last week, you can watch the first episode of the new season on Esquire’s website if you can’t wait for this week’s premiere. Your dog will thank you if you do.
Esquire Network, 10 p.m. Eastern.
Project Runway Junior — With the most recent season of Project Runway a distant memory (it finished last week), it’s time to let the kids take the runway. Or something. If this sounds familiar, this show is a re-tread of Project Runway Threads, which features teen/tween designers competing for a spread in Seventeen magazine and a scholarship for FIDM.
Lifetime, 9 p.m. Eastern.
With Bob and David — Netflix has reunited Bob Odenkirk and David Cross for a new version of Mr. Show with Bob and David (or as close as possible without initiating a lawsuit from HBO). If you are worried you won’t be able to cram a full season into your weekend, there are only four half-hour episodes and a one-hour making of documentary to fill up your queue.
Drops on Netflix at 3 a.m. Eastern.
Spotless — Esquire gets into the scripted drama game with this series about a crime scene cleaning business. The first episode is available for previewing.
Esquire, 10 p.m. Eastern.
Into the Badlands — AMC’s next attempt at a genre series is this martial arts story from the team that brought you Smallville. The badlands the title refers to is the feudal society that emerged after society’s downfall. With The Walking Dead as a lead-in, could this be another big hit for the network?