Get your motor runnin’

This summer’s most unexpected joy ride is “Blood Drive,” a violent version of “Cannonball Run” that serves a proper vehicle for paying homage to classic grindhouse flicks. The cars run on human blood; the series runs on a wicked sense of humor.

9 p.m., Syfy

Survivor

Craftsman and survival expert Marty Raney keeps it all in the family in a new season of “Homestead Rescue,” bringing his son and daughter as they travel to isolated parts of the country to help homesteaders become self-sufficient.

9 p.m., Discovery

Roughing it

The Peabody Awards may want to think about recognizing the “American Girl” series for the way it empowers young girls in short, highly entertaining films. The latest, “Summer Camp: Friends for Life,” celebrates science and friendship (as well as the joys of ditching your cellphone) without ever being preachy.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime

Neal Justin