MTV Video Music Awards
MTV, 9 ET/PT
The wild, irreverent and colorful awards ceremony returns, with Katy Perry as host and performer. Kendrick Lamar leads the nominees with eight for his video HUMBLE. Perry and The Weeknd tied for second with five apiece. Fans will likely hear many chart-topping tracks in the show’s trademark over-the-top performances from Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony and Lorde, among others.
HBO, 10:55 ET/PT
Issa Rae’s uproarious comedy is pushed back a bit tonight, thanks to the super-sized Game of Thrones season finale. Issa finds herself without a car, Molly (Yvonne Orji) is worried about a friendship and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) is hit with some stark truths when he tries to pitch his app.
Sunday Night Football
NBC, 8 ET/5 PT
As summer begins to wind down, the NFL gears up, and this preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings kick things off.