What’s On Tonight: Let’s put our cynicism to one side, because it’s time to see Humanity From Space

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, July 21. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Humanity From Space (PBS, 8 p.m.): Look, we know we act all tough and junk, like the cool, rebellious non-conformists we so totally are. (Just look at the rest of these listings! So unabashedly unconstrained by conventional morality!) But then PBS airs a two-hour special that examines the entire sweep of human existence from our beginnings as isolated tribes of hunter-gatherers to our globe-spanning expansion to a technologically powerful species, all from the perspective of how those incredible changes altered how our planet looks to the rest of the universe … and we’re just much too awestruck to remember to be sour jerks. Nothing like a little putting it all in cosmic perspective, you know?

Also noted

BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 1 p.m.): A bunch of the non-horseman characters …

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