CNBC launches new season of 'Adventure Capitalists'


By Kevin McDonough

What do you get when you mix athletes with "Shark Tank"? "Adventure Capitalists" (10 p.m., CNBC, TV-PG) returns for a second season.

Here, the investors putting the money on the line to back new inventions, products and innovations include well-known sports figures including American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East, former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones and Jeremy Bloom, former world-champion freestyle skier and the first athlete to ski in the Olympics and also be drafted in the NFL.

The regular judges will be joined by sports related bankrollers, including former Olympic skier Bode Miller; founder of Neff Headwear Shaun Neff; Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis; former NFL star Tony Gonzalez; and former pro freestyle skier and Winter X Games medalist Kristi Leskinen.

Who knows, we may see some of these folks on "Dancing With the Stars" one of these days.

The products under consideration are sure to appeal to the active wear set. Tonight's offerings include a three-wheel electric scooter and a smart gauge that can improve driving performance.

• Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken and Carly Simon discover something new about their grandparents on "Finding Your Roots" (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check your listings).

• Leah interviews filmmaker Paul Haggis, and a recruiter discusses the organization's focus on celebrity clients on "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Conversation Continues" (9 p.m., A&E, TV-14).

"The Big Interview With Dan Rather" (9 p.m., AXS TV) sits down with Sharon Osbourne, who has just launched a new cable series about flipping real estate. Rather, a longtime CBS anchor and heir to Walter Cronkite, was perhaps the first major television journalist to be caught up in a murky "fake news" scandal, back in 2004.


• Barry feels left out on the fourth season premiere of "The Flash" (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG).

• Blasts from the past on the third season opener of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14).


• The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards (8 p.m.) unfold live.

MLB Playoffs (8 p.m., TBS). Teams to be announced.

• A fraternity faces murder charges after a hazing death on "Bull" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

• Kate visits Kevin on "This Is Us" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• No sleep for sleeper agents on "NCIS: New Orleans" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).

• Abramson struggles to understand her clients' motivation on "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

• Good intentions don't prove sufficient on "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).


Romance brings out the beast in a Serbian beauty (Simone Simon) in the 1942 horror classic "Cat People" (8 p.m., TCM), directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton, a master of the low-budget shocker at the dawn of the film noir era.


A disappearing act on "NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) * A singer's security guard goes down on "Lethal Weapon" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Axl's job brings him closer to Brick on "The Middle" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Eddie tries out for football on "Fresh Off the Boat" (8:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) * Parental visitation day on "The Mick" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Bow suffers from postpartum depression on "blackish" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14) * Back on the beat on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14) * Courtney fights to save the music program on "The Mayor" (9:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).


Tracee Ellis Ross, Luke Evans and Jade Bird are booked on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (11:35 p.m., CBS) * Jimmy Fallon welcomes Mandy Moore, Shaquille O'Neal and Noah Cyrus on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC) * Steven Ho, Marc Maron and D.J. Demers appear on "Conan" (12 p.m., TBS, r) * James Spader, Domhnall Gleeson, Ladee Hubbard and Joe Russo visit "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (12:35 a.m., NBC) * Jennifer Connelly, Jason Alexander, Mark Consuelos and Everything Everything appear on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" (12:35 a.m., CBS).

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