What’s On Tonight: See how The Defiant Ones changed the music industry

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, July 9. All times are Eastern.

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The Defiant Ones (HBO, 9 p.m.): HBO kicks off four consecutive nights of this prestige documentary series tonight, which explores “the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.” Directed by Allen Hughes, the doc offers an interesting look into not only the recording industry—with interviews with stars like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Bono, Gwen Stefani, and Bruce Springsteen—but mogul life overall. Legend has it that Iovine told Dre, “speakers not sneakers,” and a mega-industry was born, ultimately resulting in the sale of Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion. (Don’t worry, that HBO show you’re all jonesing …

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