National Geographic pays homage to the heroes of September 11 ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attacks in a six-part docu-series, “9/11: One Day in America,” produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Turning over three years, the filmmakers interviewed 54 people, including the first New York Fire Chief to arrive at the World Trade Center that morning, a firefighter who escaped from the North Tower just before it s ‘collapses, paramedics searching for life in the rubble and passers-by sharing stories of being rescued from mountains of concrete. It will premiere at 9 p.m. on August 29 on National Geographic.
Another novelty this week:
• “See”: After a deadly virus wipes out mankind, Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) fights to reunite his family and escape the war that surrounds him. In the second season, which airs Friday, August 27, his enemy brother emerges with new threats. Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) joins the cast as Edo Voss. New episodes drop every week on Apple TV +.
• “PEN15”: The tragedy of Hulu adolescence comes alive in a special August 27 episode in which best friends Anna and Maya go on vacation to Florida and encounter new insecurities. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in this innovative show.
• “Titletown High”: A new unscripted series set in Valdosta, Georgia, follows one of the nation’s most successful high school football shows, starting August 27 on Netflix.
• “Wicked In Concert”: Kristin Chenowith and Idina Menzel host a music celebration of the Broadway show about the origins of the witch sisters in “The Wizard of Oz”. The music, composed by Stephen Schwartz, is sung by Ariana Debose, Cynthia Erivo, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Nettles, Alex Newell, Amber Riley and Gabrielle Ruiz with the American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier. Premieres at 9 p.m. August 29 on PBS (WTVS-Channel 56 in Detroit, check local listings).
• “Only Murders in the Building”: This murder mystery comedy series follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) obsessed with real crime. When a grisly death occurs in their Upper West Side apartment building, they use their knowledge of the real crime to investigate the truth, while lying to each other. Premieres August 31 on Hulu.
• “Sparking Joy”: Downsizing Queen Marie Kondo shows how her tidying up method can affect our businesses, relationships and communities. The three-part series debuts August 31 on Netflix.