Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, August 15. All times are Eastern.
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (A&E, 9 p.m.): The TCA Award-winning, Emmy-nominated exposé begins its second season with a look at how the Church Of Scientology indoctrinates its youngest members. Former King Of Queens (and future Kevin Can Wait) star and ex-Scientologist Leah Remini meets with two women raised in the Cadet Org, the one-time training camp for the billion-year commitment that comes with membership in the church’s Sea Org, which is only slightly daffier (and just as sinister) as Andy Daly made it out to be during his appearance as L. Ron Hubbard on The Dead Authors Podcast.
The Bold Type (Freeform, 9:01 p.m.)
The Murder Of Laci Peterson (A&E, 10 p.m.): Picking up on Scientology And The Aftermath’s cheerful notes, A&E re-opens the case of the late Laci Peterson, whose 2002 disappearance dominated headlines and eventually led to the arrest of her husband, Scott Peterson, who was eventually sentenced to death for the murders of Laci and their unborn son. Containing new interviews with Scott Peterson and a fresh look at the crime, it’s the type of uplifting, mid-August programming guaranteed to erode your trust in family, the criminal-justice system, and the news media, and other American institutions.