Tyler Alvarez and Jimmy Tatro on 'American Vandal.'

American Vandal
Netflix, Friday

This eight-episode half-hour series parodies true-crime documentaries like Netflix's own Making a Murderer. The crime the mockumentary turns its lens on is not quite as serious: It investigates who's behind drawing phallic images on faculty cars at a high school. 

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Emmy Awards
CBS, Sunday, 8 ET/5 PT

Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards honors the best and brightest in the past year of television. Stranger Things, This is Us and The Crown are among others competing for the top prize. Veep, Atlanta and Black-ish are among the best-comedy contenders. Presenters are scheduled to include Alec Baldwin, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

The Vietnam War
PBS, Sunday, 8 ET/PT (times may vary) 

Ken Burns' latest documentary series is an intense and extensive look at the Vietnam War, its causes and its aftermath. Co-directed by Burns and Lynn Novick, the 18-hour project will air in 10 parts on PBS, this week and next, Sunday through Thursday. The first, "Déjà Vu," premieres tonight, and digs into Vietnam's emergence from a century of French occupation as an independent but divided nation.