MTV Video Music Awards, 8 p.m., MTV
Being the patriots that they are, the execs at MTV bumped up the airtime of the annual awards show so as not to bump into the president’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Because I imagine that the two share the same audience.
Democratic National Convention, 9 or 10 p.m., all networks
Texas Car Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery
You know how last year all the shows were in Alaska? Well, our reality hearts have turned to Texas, apparently, as this joins the fray. “The rivalries begin as several salvage crews battle over a 1964 Thunderbird, a 2002 Nissan Xterra, and a 1955 Ford Fairlane.”