Shark Week (Discovery Channel, July 17-21, 9 p.m. ET) The Myth Busters (love those guys) tackle falsehoods about the deep-blue predator. I know, I know, they’re not really our enemies. I’m still scared.
ESPY Awards (ESPN, July 17, 9 p.m. ET) Matthew Perry hosts the sports network’s annual jocks-and-jokes fete.
The Backyardigans (Nick Jr., July 18, 10 a.m. ET) The friendly gang of animated critters star in a new special episode that will keep your tykes happy at least long enough for you to manage a shower. Enjoy.
Blow Out (Bravo, July 19, 9 p.m. ET) A dishy season finale caps off the reality series about a Beverly Hills hairstylist.
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, July 20, 8 p.m.) Yes, I miss John O’Hurley’s paso doble too. But at least this new series can fill your weekly dance card.