Home Run Derby (5 p.m., ESPN). The annual prelude to the All-Star Game. OK, it’s not as fun to watch as it was in the steroid era, but it can be kinda cool at times. Of course, it can be horribly boring too. Organize a little pool and play for stakes, that’ll make it more exciting.
“No Reservations” (7 p.m., Travel). Tony Bourdain hits the exotic streets of America’s Heartland: Denver, Austin, Michigan, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Columbus. So don’t expect anything too deep on any one city.
“Lie to Me” (8 p.m., Fox). Cal has to read the face of a paralyzed victim who can only move his eyes. But the eyes never lie . . . .
“A Small Act” (9 p.m., HBO). A documentary chronicling a Kenyan human rights advocate’s search for the Swedish benefactor whose small monthly donations saved his life and got him through school. Sounds like powerful stuff. And good too — it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC). Ali visits the four remaining bachelors’ families.
“The Closer” (9 p.m., TNT). Season premiere. Brenda faces a whole mess of complications investigating a shooting death.
“Turmoil & Triumph: The George Schultz Years” (10 p.m., PBS). The first in a three-part documentary about the Reagan-era secretary of state. Could be interesting. Or it could put you to sleep.
“Rizzoli & Isles” (10 p.m., TNT). Series premiere. A new series about a pair of female crimefighters in Boston, starring “Law & Order” veteran Angie Harmon. She’s a police detective, her friend (Sasha Alexander) is a medical examiner. Sounds very “Cagney & Lacey,” only probably not as good.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” (10 p.m., Bravo). The previews look exactly the same every week. Tonight (like every week): A catfight among the housewives. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.