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Sun, July 5
In a new episode, Laura's (Katherine Parkinson, "The IT Crowd") suspicions about Anita (Gemma Chan) continue to mount, despite -- or perhaps because of -- the latter's perfection as a mother figure. George (William Hurt), meanwhile, is horrified when he receives a new female Synth, Vera (Rebecca Front, "Inspector Lewis"), to replace his beloved but malfunctioning Odi (Will Tudor).
Formula One Racing
Wimbledon and the British Open aren't the only major events happening in the U.K. this month. This race, the ninth on the 2015 Formula One schedule, is run on the 18-turn, 3.66-mile Silverstone Circuit, a permanent road course built on the site of a deserted World War II-era airfield. Native son Lewis Hamilton came from the sixth position to take his second career win here a year ago. A field including Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will challenge him this year.
The heat is on -- literally -- as the Sprint Cup makes its annual summer stop at Florida's Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Aric Almirola took his first career Cup win a year ago on the 2.5-mile tri-oval in a race shortened 48 laps by rain. A field including Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will go at it under the lights in an effort to take his championship away.
Last Tango in Halifax
Alan's (Derek Jacobi) decision to come clean with Celia (Anne Reid) isn't well-timed in the new "Episode 2" of the series' third season, since his revelation about Gary (Rupert Graves) prompts her to take out her emotions on Caroline (Sarah Lancashire) ... on the latter's wedding day. Gillian (Nicola Walker) is suddenly jobless after an encounter with Cheryl (Rachel Leskovac), and Robbie's (Dean Andrews) reaction also proves to be questionably timed.
Celebrity Family Feud
It's surely a family affair as siblings Penny and Garry Marshall head a team in the first contest of this new episode. The movie directors and several relatives compete against Dr. Phil McGraw and his clan -- including wife Robin, a staple of his syndicated weekday show. Then, "Glee" alum Kevin McHale leads family members against some of veteran comedy actor Fred Willard's, who's been recurring lately on "Modern Family." Steve Harvey is the host.
One of TV's most popular TV progamming "stunts" returns with a total of 19 hours of primetime shark-themed shows, the most in its 28-year history. The Florida Department of Tourism probably won't like this season opener, which follows Massachusetts marine biologist Dr. Greg Skomal as he tags Great White Sharks off Cape Cod to study their swim patterns. He discovers the Florida coast is the new Great White hotspot in the Atlantic, but with no tasty seal population there to rival that of Massachusetts, Skomal struggles to figure out why.
Two underachieving teams go at it tonight in the nation's capital as Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals conclude a three-game series against Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants. Despite assembling arguably the most talented pitching staff in baseball, the Nats' team ERA sits around 4 and ranks in the bottom half of the league in many major categories. The defending champion Giants' main problem has been playing at home, where they're under .500.
Food Network Star
Any bona fide Food Network star is expected to command an expansive knowledge of ingredients across a variety of culinary styles, so the new episode "The Perfect Match" finds the remaining finalists swapping what are their usual favorite ingredients with each other, then preparing a dish for Bobby and Giada using somewhat less familiar items and seasonings. Next, the contestants are paired up to collaborate on dishes to serve 40 couples on their first date via an online matchmaking service.
It took a while for this show to circle back fully to the tragedy that opened the Secretary of State job for Elizabeth (Tea Leoni), but that happened in "So It Goes." Along with Henry and Isabelle (Tim Daly, Marin Hinkle), she delves into the circumstances that led to the death of her predecessor (guest star Brian Stokes Mitchell, seen in flashbacks). John Pankow, a former regular on "Mad About You" -- as was Hinkle -- also guest stars.
Poldark on Masterpiece
Ross (Aidan Turner) certainly has his hands full where relationships are concerned in the new "Part 3" of this drama's update. Needing to make a decision about Elizabeth (Heida Reed), who gives birth but is dissatisfied with her marriage, he's drawn closer to Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) -- who has concerns about his ongoing ties to Elizabeth. As if that isn't enough for him to think about, he's also occupied with getting the family business back on its feet.
Big Crazy Family Adventure
Bruce Kirkby, Christine Pitkanen and their two young sons find themselves on a 27-hour train ride from China to Tibet, a course that takes them along the highest railway in the world. At the Drepung Monastery, 7-year-old Bodi surprises his parents with a lively interest in Buddhism and the youngster learns how to meditate for the first time. Next, their route takes them to a small Tibetan town known as the gateway to Mount Everest in the new "Leg 4: Barley Beer, Everest and Expiring Visas."
Island of the Mega Shark
Celebrated shark experts Andy Casagrande, Jeff Kurr and Dickie Chivell travel to Guadalupe, a volcanic Pacific island off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It's a region that serves as home to some of the biggest Great White sharks on Earth, which makes it a logical spot for this trio to conduct their search for one of the largest Great Whites ever recorded, using new technologies and innovative methods.
Ever get an e-mail claiming a member of foreign royalty wants to cut you in on a fortune? Moe (voice of Hank Azaria) did, and he wants to reclaim the money that was scammed from him in "The Princess Guide." He thinks the Nigerian princess (voice of Yaya DaCosta, "Whitney") being guarded by Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) can help. Joe Mantegna reprises his voice role as Fat Tony. Entrepreneur Richard Branson voices his animated likeness.
John Logan's elegantly kinky Victorian monster mash wraps its second season with the finale "And They Were Enemies," which finds Vanessa (Eva Green) in a titanic struggle against the demon. Elsewhere, Ethan (Josh Hartnett) leaves a gory trail in his wake, while Sir Malcolm and Victor (Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway) confront their own ghosts as Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) tries to save his friends. Rory Kinnear also stars.
The Crimson Field
A soldier (guest star Phil Cheadle) who lost a hand is subjected to a court martial by a major (guest star Nicholas Burns) who believes he injured himself in "Episode 3" of the new drama. The major also is skeptical of Thomas' (Richard Rankin) efforts to give a patient a prosthetic leg. As Thomas is drawn to Kitty (Oona Chaplin), Joan (Suranne Jones) makes a surprising revelation. An Irishman (guest star Kerr Logan) conducts an uprising against the British.
Mako sharks are the fastest shark species in the world, yet little is known about the large Mako sharks that thrive in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists outfit a Mako shark with cameras in an attempt to gather some detailed information about these sharks and their fast-moving and largely unseen world. The expedition also captures the rare sighting of a Mako shark breaching the waters near the crew.
It's not the most cheerful first Christmas for Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) as newlyweds in "Bad Santa." Their probe of an emergency-room doctor's murder reveals the victim's ties to mobsters ... who, in turn, have a link to Castle. The holiday season holds a special development for Lanie and Esposito (Tamala Jones, Jon Huertas). Vincent Spano ("Alive ") guest stars.
Shark After Dark
Movie director, producer and actor Eli Roth ("Inglourious Basterds") takes over the hosting chores as this popular late-night series returns nightly through Thursday for its third season. Roth welcomes celebrity guests, shark fans and experts as he looks back at highlights from that day's Shark Week-themed programs and ahead to provide previews of the next day's shows.
Mon, July 6
Odd Mom Out
After Jill (Jill Kargman) gets a frantic call from Brooke (Abby Elliott), who is going into labor a day before her scheduled cesarean section, the pair face another crisis when the ambulance refuses to take Brooke to the upscale hospital of her choice. That leaves Jill on her own -- well, aside from input by Siri -- to deliver Brooke's first child via natural childbirth. Later, Jill worries that she and Andy (Andy Buckley) may be getting a little too cozy with the Von Webers in the new episode "Midwife Crisis."
The program has been revisiting many cities lately, and the new episode "Vintage Tulsa" takes it back to Oklahoma for another comparison of antiques prices then and now. The reassessed items include a blanket that belonged to a Navajo chief and a watercolor painting done by Charles Russell in the mid-1920s ... and one of the articles re-examined during the hour has a current value of well over $100,000. Mark L. Walberg is the host.
So You Think You Can Dance
Some contestants clearly will be happier than others by the end of this new two-hour episode, since of those summoned to Las Vegas, only 10 stage dancers and 10 street dancers will remain in "Vegas Callbacks No. 2/Top 20 Chosen." Judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe are the ones who have to make the hard decisions on who stays and who doesn't ... the results being plenty of tears and plenty of talent. Cat Deeley is the host.
American Ninja Warrior
The new episode "Military Qualifying" uses the battleship USS Iowa as its literal backdrop as the competition unfolds on the famous pier in San Pedro, Calif. All of the competitors are active or retired members of the Armed Forces, and they put two new obstacles -- the Log Runner and the I-Beam Cross -- to the test. This concluding qualifying round, before the show moves into its finals in various cities, is hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.
Pressured for time, the hunters go in search of divine intervention to close out their season in the new episode "Of Gods & Otters." One team burns sage to help them end the bad luck that has been plaguing them, while a second team searches for inspiration from a local church. A third is determined to outdo their father by catching a massive monster.
2 Broke Girls
The holiday season potentially is a great time for entrepreneurial sorts to cash in on their ideas, and Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) try to do just that in "And a Loan for Christmas." They borrow money from a bank to make T-shirts, promoting their cupcake business, for high-end retailers. A seasonal decorating contest inspires the diner workers to come up with their own version of the Nativity scene.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Four years after the show's initial season was made in England -- though it took until last year for it to air in America -- a new Season 2 begins with "Phone-y Business," as comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller again try to guess how would-be magicians make their magic. Those who "fool" the duo get to appear with them in their Las Vegas act. Original series host Jonathan Ross also returns. Contestants here include one nicknamed "The Shocker."
Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) wonder whether someone in the house fears a baby is on the way when they find a discarded and empty pregnancy test box in the trash. Meanwhile, Callie (Maia Mitchell) persuades Brandon (David Lambert) to join her on a spontaneous road trip that takes them to Mexico in the new episode "Going South."
Four expert bakers go toe-to-toe to see whose cake creation will earn them the $10,000 prize in a new episode that finds "DC Comics" turning to the show to find the best baker to create a centerpiece for their upcoming celebration. DC Entertainment executives Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee help determine the winner after two intense rounds that could challenge the mightiest superhero.
Mike & Molly
The wonders of the Internet can have drastic effects on people, and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) becomes one of them in "Buy the Book." Anxious to see if people are purchasing her literary debut, she keeps returning to the book's website to check on sales -- again and again and again. Mike (Billy Gardell) becomes concerned about her obsessiveness. Reno Wilson and Swoosie Kurtz also star.
In the new episode "She Done Him Wrong," Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) unwillingly helps Adrian (Tom Irwin) with his new erotic hobby, while Marisol (Ana Ortiz) has misgivings about her relationship with the much younger Jesse (Nathan Owens). Zoila (Judy Reyes) struggles with her feelings about having a new baby, while Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) is ready for the next chapter in her life. Naya Rivera also stars.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
On the same night a new season of their "Fool Us" series begins, Penn & Teller get in on the fun here in a new episode. Whether the duo also can create magic with improvisation will be determined as they join Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to generate humor from suggestions for songs and skits posed by the studio audience. Comedian Gary Anthony Williams also appears. Aisha Tyler is the host.
While Team Scorpion is on a rescue mission to find some lost hikers, their helicopter crashes, leaving them stranded. Worse, the accident ignites a wildfire that swiftly begins to close in on them. As the flames get closer and closer, Sylvester (Ari Stidham) desperately tries to figure out a way to help their pilot, whose injuries make it impossible for him to climb to safer ground in "Young Hearts Spark Fire." Elyes Gabel and Robert Patrick also star.
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Andrew Zimmern digs into the not-to-be-missed unique and exotic foods that define San Francisco in the season opener. The food doesn't have to "lean" on the palpable spirit of romance that pervades the city by the bay, either: The stellar culinary scene is built on such classics as sourdough bread and Dungeness Crab Louie. Another new episode, that one focused on Jamaica, immediately follows.
Return of the Great White Serial Killer
Shark expert Ralph Collier explores a puzzling and sinister phenomenon that sounds like something out of a summer thriller, but plays out in an all-too-real fashion in Surf Beach, Calif. There, a series of Great White shark attacks have struck with clocklike precision every two years, at the same beach in the same month, in 2010 and 2012. Collier sets up his cameras for the next scheduled attack in October 2014, to discover whether the same shark is behind what seem to be coordinated attacks and why.
Out of work but newly engaged, April (Italia Ricci) resolves to live in the moment instead of always trying to plan ahead as a new season opens with "A View From the Ledge." She gets some help in this new carpe diem outlook from fellow cancer patient Vanessa (Krysta Rodriguez, "Smash") as April tries to focus on the happy task of planning her engagement party. Elsewhere, Natalie (Jessica Meraz) stumbles across a secret manuscript of her father's that could affect the entire Carver clan.
Cedric's Barber Battle
Los Angeles still has more than its fair share of barbershops, so the City of Angels is a likely place to set one of the installments of this competition. This new episode finds host Cedric the Entertainer showcasing the talents of several creators of "hair sculptures" who hail from San Francisco, Cleveland and Montreal. Look for their designs (atop other's heads) to reflect their native environments in one way or another.
NCIS: Los Angeles
The career of someone in the team's own ranks may be in danger in "Inelegant Heart." A Navy contractor's murder reveals the victim was illegally selling confidential information, some of which may have exposed sensitive facts about one of the NCIS operatives. Department of Justice agents visit the Los Angeles office while Hetty (Linda Hunt) is being investigated for her handling of a recent case. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J also star.
Two situations of parents trying to reclaim their children from the foster-care system are examined in cinema-verite style in producer-director Stephanie Wang-Breal's documentary "Tough Love." Both charged with neglect, single Seattle father Patrick and New York newlywed Hannah strive to convince child-welfare officials that they are worthy of second chances at parenting. The camera acts as an observer at meetings between the relevant parties.
In a new episode called "Fly," Adam (Freddie Stroma) gets a chance to meet Mary's (Ashley Scott) family when the show arranges their one-on-one date. Meanwhile, Rachel and Quinn (Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer) make some decidedly questionable decisions while trying to win a bet with Chet (Craig Bierko). Josh Kelly and Johanna Braddy also star.
Alien Sharks: Close Encounters
Don't expect any finny extraterrestrials in this new documentary, which follows shark researcher and scientist Paul Clerkin as he ventures into some of the world's deepest and most unexplored oceans, armed with the latest technologies available, in a bid to find and get as close as possible to unusual sharks that are only rarely seen on film.
Some of the youngsters who have had communication with Drill provide information to Claire (Lily Rabe) that could help determine just what the unseen force intends in the new episode "The Archer." Wes (Barry Sloane) continues his own investigation and also comes up with possible clues to Drill's plans. Alan Ruck ("Ferris Bueller s Day Off") guest stars. Milo Ventimiglia, Kristen Connolly and Derek Webster also star.
As the end of the participants' shared isolation nears, Bear Grylls shows up to remind them of "The Things That Really Matter" ... which just happens to be the subtitle of the season finale episode. Whether he'll be able to bridge the discord between the camps remains to be seen, but if he can't, those on the island who want out may be leaving a bit sooner than anticipated.
Sutton and Kevin throw an engagement party at which they will introduce Carly to Kevin's parents. Adding to Carly's nervousness is the presence of Suzy's family, with whom things are still awkward following the divorce, in the new episode "RulesofEngagement." Ben thinks the party might be an excellent place to woo potential investors for his and Ayton's T-shirt business, but the bash also makes Danielle re-examine her relationship with Ben.
Tue, July 7
Hollywood Game Night
After adding an Emmy last year for her work on this show to the one she already had for "Glee," Jane Lynch returns as the high-energy host as Season 3 of the competition begins with "Two Janes Are Better Than One." Lynch maintains a party atmosphere as two teams -- each consisting of three celebrities, here including Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and music's John Legend, and an everyday citizen -- vie to answer questions in a variety of games.
Holiday travel can be complicated enough, but try being an NCIS agent working a case while stuck in the middle of it. DiNozzo and Bishop (Michael Weatherly. Emily Wickersham) find themselves in that situation -- along with Bishop's NSA-lawyer husband (guest star Jamie Bamber) -- in "Grounded." A terrorist threat impacts many airports just as Thanksgiving transit reaches its peak. Veteran character actress Edie McClurg also guest stars.
America's Got Talent
The tryouts continue in the new episode "Audition 7," as more hopefuls demonstrate their abilities for judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. If contestants are impressive enough at this stage of the competition, they could earn the Golden Buzzer -- which would send them straight through to the upcoming live-performance rounds at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Nick Cannon is the host.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The realty game is one thing and this game is quite another, as house broker "Briana" discovers firsthand in a new episode by that name. She tackles grade-school-level questions in a bid to win $1 million, and she may need some help along the way ... from the fifth-graders who are on hand to lend such assistance if needed. Host Jeff Foxworthy also stands by to provide support or offer a quip, depending on what a given moment calls for.
Host Bert Kreischer races through Alabama with bikers, throwing mullets on the beach and feasting on BBQ in the new episode "Alabama: The Road to Talladega." Later, they head to the NASCAR Sprint Cup to ride in the pace car, meet some of the drivers and ultimately stand in the winner's circle.
The Abolitionists: American Experience
Airing in three parts and originally shown in 2013 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this ambitious presentation tells the stories of five people who fought for the end of slavery. Part 1 introduces these key figures -- Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown -- and chronicles the movement's early years, from the 1820s through 1838.
Fresh Off the Boat
A visit by Jessica's (Constance Wu) sister Connie (guest star Susan Park) and her family means different things to different members of the Huang household in "Success Perm." Eddie (Hudson Yang) gets a disappointing surprise after looking forward to being reunited with his cousin (guest star Lance Lim). The adults continue their long-standing rivalry over which of the couples is more successful. C.S. Lee ("Dexter") also guest stars.
More villains from the pages of DC Comics, namely Blackout and the Clock King (guest stars Michael Reventar and Robert Knepper), make things tough for Barry (Grant Gustin) in "Power Outage." His speed is sapped by Blackout, who then heads for the lab and targets Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh). The Clock King overtakes police headquarters and holds Joe and Iris (Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton) among his hostages. Danielle Panabaker also stars.
Beau Bridges teams with fellow guest star Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing") to play Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) parents in "Parental Guidance." They turn up just as Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow are about to renew their marriage vows, and their presence sparks immediate conflict with Pops and Ruby (Laurence Fishburne, guest star Jenifer Lewis). Michael Schultz ("Car Wash") directed the story.
Little People, Big World
Anticipating next week's season premiere of this hit series, the two-hour special "Jeremy and Audrey's Journey to I Do" revisits the wedding of the young couple, as they share stories and previously unreleased footage that give fans a clear notion of what it takes to pull off a real Roloff wedding.
Extreme Weight Loss
In another of the program's new "Love Can't Weight" editions that focus on engaged couples, California residents Bryce and Amber moderate their typically jovial personalities to get serious about losing weight before they take their vows. Trainers Chris and Heidi Powell take the lead in putting them through their paces, which involves separating the spouses-to-be for the three months prior to their nuptials. NASCAR driver Greg Biffle guest stars.
The Season 4 premiere, "Diva Divide," finds the Bellas struggling more than ever to find a balance between their in-ring personas and their turbulent personal experiences. For Brie Bella, that means coping with the injuries sustained by her WWE Superstar husband, Daniel Bryan, as well as the couple's ongoing fertility issues. Nattie's sister, meanwhile, moves in with Nattie and her husband, while Eva gets a target on her back when word leaks the WWE plans to elevate her profile.
Chrisley Knows Best
In a new episode called "Rules of Engagement," Todd is frustrated and unhappy to discover that Savannah intentionally is keeping her new boyfriend from the family, so he goes to extreme lengths -- even for Todd -- to get a glimpse of the new guy. Needless to say, when he finally gets a look at the beau, he doesn't like what he sees.
Liv (Rose McIver) is surprised -- and, inevitably, curious -- when Malcolm (Malcolm Goodwin) doesn't want her help in probing the murder of an informant he consulted during his vice-squad days in "Liv and Let Clive." With Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) assistance, she conducts her own investigation, leading them into danger. Major's (Robert Buckley) search for a new roommate gives Liv additional concerns. David Anders also stars.
With Jackson's (James Wolk) help, Abraham (Nonso Anozie) survives a lion attack in Botswana in the new episode "Fight or Flight." The peril he faced leads Abraham to conclude that animals have decided to make humans their prey. In Los Angeles, Jamie and Mitch (Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke) suspect that a chemical may have something to do with the sudden rampages. Chloe (Nora Arnezeder) tries to get back to normalcy in Paris. Ken Olin and Bess Armstrong guest star.
In case you've noticed this show plays like a somewhat less frivolous version of "Wipeout," there's a reason: Many of the same producers are involved. In "Bullseye Bumper Cars," eight contestants face physical challenges in pursuit of the same top prize the other series offered -- $50,000 -- as host Kellan Lutz ("Twilight") and comedic co-host Godfrey survey the players' progress and sometimes inject themselves into the action.
In the new episode "Finally," the Stitchers team probes a mysterious car crash that caused the death of a researcher in the field of traumatic brain injuries. Meanwhile, Kirsten (Emma Ishta) asks Linus (Ritesh Rajan) for some help in deciphering a clue left behind by Ed Clark. She also continues to grill Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) for more information on the origins of the Stitchers program. Allison Scagliotti also stars.
"Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria" is as alarming as its title sounds, as reporter David Hoffman surveys untreatable infections ... the types and numbers of which have only increased. Not even the National Institutes of Health are immune, given a situation at a facility where almost 20 people were impacted by a bacteria that ultimately killed several of them. The economic factor, which has led drug companies to stop developing new antibiotics, is considered.
Adapting to his new identity, Barry (Adam Rayner) becomes involved in the life of the village in the new episode "A House Built on Sand." Elsewhere, Amira (Alice Krige) introduces Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) to a highly decorated war hero -- who also happens to be the son Jamal never knew he had. Ihab and Samira's (Alexander Karim, Mor Polanuer) plans to flee the country are thwarted when they join violent extremists intent on invading Abuddin.
NCIS: New Orleans
A petty officer's murder might be solved if Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team can locate the girlfriend the victim apparently was about to ask to marry him in "Love Hurts." The hunt gets complicated, though, when the woman in question can't be found. Daryl Mitchell ("The John Larroquette Show") guest stars. Zoe McLellan, Lucas Black and CCH Pounder also star.
Frustrated that Ben (Ryan Pinkston) won't spring to have WiFi installed in the salon, the employees go to great lengths to get the WiFi password from the tattoo parlor next door. On a far more personal note, Mo (Matt Cook) spills the beans that someone is treating Ben shamefully in the shower at the gym, so A.J. (Mike Castle) decides to put a stop to it. Ashley Tisdale also stars in the new episode "Wi-Fi."
Nick visits Mount Shasta in Northern California, a currently dormant volcano said to be the epicenter of weird and otherworldly phenomena, in the new episode "Mt. Shasta: Are You There Harlan? It's Me, Nick." He's curious to see why a confirmed skeptic like him can fall under its mystical spell, and he meets a number of "colorful" types determined to help him see the light.
Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba
A shark expedition in Cuba brings together American and Cuban scientists searching for a Great White shark population in the pristine waters off the country's coast, 70 years after a 21-foot Great White dubbed "El Monstruo" was caught in this area. Filmmaker Ian Shive and his team comb the waters near Havana, electronically tagging rare shark species as the opportunities present themselves.
Keller (recurring guest star Michael B. Silver) turns to Hank (Mark Feuerstein) for help with an embarrassing medical condition, but Hank suspects it's Keller's new girlfriend who is affecting his health in more ways than one in the new episode "Secret Asian Men." Elsewhere, Divya (Reshma Shetty) treats a group of Civil War re-enactors who appear to be suffering from a disease far more common among their ancestors. Michael Gaston and Campbell Scott also guest star.
Leepu & Pitbull
In a new episode called "Wild Ride," Leepu and PitBull have only four weeks to transform a rusty 1972 Ford Ranchero into a souped-up custom car. This project is far from your average build, however, because the finished ride will be unveiled at the prestigious New York Auto Show. For Leepu, it's one of his most ambitious designs to date, what he hopes will be an American muscle car for the ages.
Wed, July 8
As the title of the new episode "Gordon's Greatest Hits" suggests, some of Chef Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes give the remaining contestants their challenges. First, they taste his Beef Wellington, then have to replicate it ... and if that seems tough, wait until the next round. In that, they have to prepare his scallops with puree of English peas, bacon and quail eggs, finished with shaved truffles. That's very likely not something they make all the time.
Melissa & Joey
In a fantasy-themed episode called "Frozen," Mel and Joe (Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence) end up in a frozen state for 100 years after being trapped in an avalanche. After finally thawing, they race home to find the much, much older Lennox and Zander (Taylor Spreitler, Sterling Knight) now married. Unfortunately for Mel and Joe, the totalitarian government now in charge has assigned "perfect" new mates for each of them.
"The Carrie Diaries" alum Austin Butler becomes a cast regular in "Draw Back Your Bow," playing a disc jockey who both angers and intrigues Thea (Willa Holland). Oliver (Stephen Amell) is plagued by a serial klller (guest star Amy Gumenick) who wants to capture Arrow's attention, no matter what -- nor whose life -- it takes. Ray (Brandon Routh) invites Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to accompany him to a business dinner.
Champion BBQ competitor Danielle Dimovski (aka "Diva Q") hits an Oceanside, Calif., pit where they're dishing out smoky tri-tip as well as a crusty and truly life-changing brisket. Next, she visits a state fair to try a three-pound, bacon-wrapped turkey leg, then bites into a porterhouse priced at $70. Another new episode immediately follows.
"Episode Two" of the new miniseries continues an examination of ways in which medical treatments and procedures developed for the world's human population also are helping animals. A prime example here is the skin-graft operation undergone by a rhinoceros whose horns were taken by poachers. Also, microsurgery restores eyesight -- and an entire lifestyle -- to an orangutan.
Adam's (Sean Giambrone) decision to pursue fencing alarms Murray (Jeff Garlin) in "As You Wish." The situation gets worse when Adam reveals why he wanted to take up the sport -- his inspiration being the movie "The Princess Bride." Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) decides to play matchmaker for educators linked to Barry and Erica (Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia). Bryan Callen, Ana Gasteyer and Stephen Tobolowsky guest star.
After a doctor finds something troubling during Ben's (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) overdue physical, Ben suffers a panic attack and starts to worry about how his young daughter Emma will fare without him -- especially if she is raised by Bonnie, Tucker and Danny (Melissa Peterman, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry. Chelsea Kane also stars in the new episode "Parental Guidance."
Series co-star Thomas Gibson turns director again with "Lockdown," which puts his character Hotch and the other members of the BAU on the search for the killers of two guards at a Texas maximum-security prison. They look within the facility for the suspect ... or suspects, since they come to believe there could be more than one. William Ragsdale ("Justified ") guest stars. Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore and Jennifer Love Hewitt also star.
Women complicate the lives of men in "Girls, Girls, Girls." As Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) pursue a demon that's trying to evade Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) injects herself into the chase. The past catches up to Hannah (guest star Erica Carroll), generating a hurdle for her and Castiel (Misha Collins) to get past.
Claire and Phil (Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell) are separated on a plane trip back from a reunion weekend in "Fight or Flight." She's in first class and he's in coach. At Gloria's (Sofia Vergara) urging, Jay (Ed O'Neill) teaches Manny (Rico Rodriguez) to deal with a bully at school. Sal (guest star Elizabeth Banks) gets a baby shower from Mitch, Cam and Pepper (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, guest star Nathan Lane). Penn Jillette also guest stars.
In the new episode "No Refills," Harvey (Gabriel Macht) brings star power into his conflict with Jack Soloff (John Pyper-Ferguson), a bit of drama that Louis and Donna (Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty) can't seem to avoid. Mike (Patrick J. Adams) brings in the formidable Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) as co-counsel on a case, but Mike's lawyer instincts keep clashing with his desire to be a deferential future son-in-law. Elsewhere, Jessica (Gina Torres) tasks Rachel (Meghan Markle) with an unusual assignment.
The new miniseries concludes with "Europe," detailing how that continent's societies would be impacted by the merging of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals in prehistoric times. As has been confirmed through the ages, the effect was especially significant in terms of culture, since the steadily increasing European yen for art and thought largely excluded the unprepared Neanderthals. Relevant, and often famous, examples are cited throughout the hour.
Food Paradise International
A new episode called "Steak Paradise" spotlights a medium-rare porterhouse in Sydney, a butter-drenched Angus tenderloin in Barcelona and a sweet and spicy prime rib filet in South America. We're assuming there's also a cardiologist on call for this episode.
A temporal agent (Ethan Hawke) embarks on a final time-traveling assignment to prevent an elusive criminal from launching an attack that kills thousands of people in this head-spinning 2014 Australian sci-fi film adapted by writer-director siblings Peter and Michael Spierig from a short story by Robert A. Heinlein. Noah Taylor ("Game of Thrones") also stars in the film, which drew generally positive reviews overall, but it was young leading lady Sarah Snook in a complicated "intersex" role that dominated most of the acclaim.
Just the name of a challenge called the Crane Swing is enough to indicate any contestant who tries it needs a strong stomach. That's one of the hurdles to walking away with the $50,000 grand prize in the new episode "Super Soakers" -- and that title describes another of the hour's contests, guaranteed to leave no participant dry. The other segment, the Go Kart Smash, doesn't exactly spell "safety." Kellan Lutz and Godfrey are the hosts.
In the new episode "Search n' Decoy," after listening to Phil argue with him over which type of duck decoy is best, Jase gets the guys to repaint some old decoys, betting that Phil won't be able to tell the difference. Elsewhere, Jessica challenges Willie to take on Kay's club in a bowling challenge.
A college reunion has surprising results in "The Real World." Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) decides to regather a group of pals from her school days, and the result gives Dre (Anthony Anderson) new insight into his wife's earlier years. When their children learn one of the attendees was on the unscripted series "The Real World," they decide to record their own reality show. The story was written by former "Full House" co-star Scott Weinger.
With the "Sharknado" TV movies doing big business, there's increased awareness of -- and interest in -- what the title of this episode spells out: "Why Sharks Attack." Of course, the program takes a much more serious approach to the subject, with American and Australian shark experts taking scientific views of what provokes the so-called "eating machines." There's an urgency for answers as shark populations increase in some areas.
Celebrity Wife Swap
Sight unseen, we'll bank on this new episode being one of the most distinctive this series has presented yet, given the two personalities who swap households: Oscar- and Emmy-winning sitcom icon Cloris Leachman ("Raising Hope") and actress-singer Pia Zadora ("Butterfly"). Anyone who's ever seen Leachman in action knows she's not shy, so the mind boggles over how she may respond if she becomes displeased while temporarily staying at Zadora's residence.
How much can astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) trust bounty hunter JD Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)? Her value to him -- at least for the time being -- is equal to her usefulness in helping him solve a murder and collect the reward in the new episode "Morphoses." Richter develops doubts about her stability as they investigate another pregnant woman displaying strange symptoms. Guest stars include Hilarie Burton, actor Morgan's real-life partner.
Million Dollar Listing San Francisco
After establishing beachheads in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, this hit reality franchise moves into the upscale Northern California market. Hot-shot real estate agents Justin Fichelson (Climb Real Estate), Andrew Greenwell (Venture Sotheby's International Realty) and Roh Habibi (Coldwell Bankers Previews International) strive to outsell one another in a market filled with young tech millionaires, as well as the most expensive and architecturally unique properties in the United States.
Public Enemy: Live From Metropolis Studios
This documentary captures an intimate concert with hip-hop icons Public Enemy in 2014, capping the group's summer UK tour. And when Chuck D, Flavor Flav and their bandmates announce it will be "intimate," they're not exaggerating. Only 100 lucky fans were admitted to this venue, a legendary recording space where Amy Winehouse once recorded her acclaimed "Back to Black" album with Mark Ronson.
Matt and Joe Buck's mothers go a mite too far with the primping as they help prepare the men for a bachelor auction in the new episode "Bachelor Bucks." Hard Luck and Big Bill conduct a rigorous series of tests to determine if Ryan's new gun case is truly indestructible. The season finale immediately follows.
In the new episode "Eps1.2d3bug.mkv," Elliot (Rami Malek) keeps struggling to lead something approaching a normal life, but is pulled back into fsociety. Elsewhere, Gideon (Michael Gill) begins to get suspicious, while Tyrell (Martin Wallstrom) resorts to playing some dirty tricks. Christian Slater also stars.
Why? With Hannibal Buress
Emmy-nominated writer and comic Hannibal Buress ("Broad City") incorporates stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and conversations with in-studio guests as he provides his trademark perspective on each week's topic in this freewheeling new comedy series, which tapes before a live studio audience the same week the episode airs.
Host Conan O'Brien makes no bones about what it is that motivated him to take his late-nite show to San Diego for four consecutive nights while Comic-Con is in progress. (The answer: lots of chicks in Wonder Woman costumes). All kidding aside, it seems like a natural opportunity for the talk-show host with the keenest appreciation of the surreal and absurd. Indeed, O'Brien calls this special event "taking the show not just to the next level, but seven levels higher." Break out those golden lassos, ladies!
Thu, July 9
PGA Tour Golf
The PGA Tour continues its northern swing, touching down in Silvis, Ill., for the John Deere Classic. A field including Steve Stricker, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and defending champion Brian Harman will challenge the 7,080-yard, par-71 TPC Deere Run and its tree-lined fairways and dramatic elevation changes. Harman shot a 5-under 66 in the final round a year ago to edge Johnson by a stroke and register his first Tour victory.
The Big Bang Theory
Will Sheldon (Jim Parsons) be among the first people on Mars? It's possible, as "The Colonization Application" makes Amy (Mayim Bialik) unhappy to learn he's applied for that role without consulting her. Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) is unsettled by her belated Valentine's Day gift from Leonard (Johnny Galecki). Raj (Kunal Nayyar) takes advantage of Emily's (guest star Laura Spencer) absence from her apartment to do a bit of ill-advised investigating.
Beauty and the Beast
Cat's (Kristin Kreuk) orders to take on a new partner make her suspect Bob and Carol (guest stars Alan Van Sprang and Natasha Henstridge) have a hand in trying to separate her from Vincent (Jay Ryan) in the new episode "The Most Dangerous Beast." JT's (Austin Basis) effort to adjust to his new powers gets increasingly complicated, especially when he learns the trade-off for his having them. Nina Lisandrello and Nicole Gale Anderson also star.
Designing websites and facing off against professional chefs are two very different pursuits, as a contestant from San Diego learns firsthand in the new episode "You're in the Big Leagues Now." First, he vies against five experts whose specialties cover a wide range, then he goes up against celebrity chef Eric Greenspan. If he makes it through all the rounds, he could win as much as $100.000. Adam Richman is the host.
The Astronaut Wives Club
Some new astronauts' wives enter the picture as the Mercury missions give way to the start of the Gemini project in the new episode "Liftoff." Among them: Susan Borman and Jane Conrad (respectively played by guest stars Antonia Bernath and Haley Strode). The situation signals changes for some of the couples, particularly Trudy and Gordon Cooper (Odette Annable, Bret Harrison), and Marge and Deke Slayton (Erin Cummings, Kenneth Mitchell). Yvonne Strahovski also stars.
No engaged couple should count on being able to use the potential explosive in the new episode "It's the Wedding Cake Bomb!" for their nuptials. The confection and its contents are primed to slime anyone nearby, as contestants have to answer questions correctly or risk detonating the cake. Host Tom Papa stands by as the participants try to avoid leaving the game covered in icing ... and, in this case, perhaps a bride-and-groom ornament as well.
Christy (Anna Faris) has much to make up to others for, but she decides to give it her best shot in "Soapy Eyes and a Clean Slate." Setting things totally right with Baxter (Matt Jones) proves a particular challenge. Similarly, Bonnie (Allison Janney) tries to generate a clean slate with Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Nate Corddry, Sadie Calvano and Mimi Kennedy also star.
Three seemingly unrelated cases may prove to be connected after all in "Endeavour, Season 2: Neverland." Morse and Thursday (Shaun Evans, Roger Allam) probe a boy's disappearance, a reporter's death and an inmate's escape. Possible links that aren't apparent at first eventually reveal themselves. The detectives also investigate alleged corruption within their own ranks, tied to members of high society.
Beyond Scared Straight
Winter arrives in an unconventional manner that disrupts the balance of mountain life and makes the wildlife restless in this new episode. An unusual Montana warm front complicates Tom's ongoing battle against bears in the area, while Rich heads up a new war between ranchers and predators. Weather conditions in the Revelation Mountains force Marty to suspend his trapping almost before he's even started. A late winter in New Mexico leaves Kyle vulnerable to a den of deadly rattlesnakes.
April (Rochelle Aytes) is excited by the prospect of a date with Blair (guest star Brian White), while Karen (Yunjin Kim) wonders how she'll get along with Vivian and Alec (Sonja Bennett, Ed Quinn) going forward, in the new episode "Threesomes." Calista's (Jennifer Esposito) ongoing ties to Luca (guest star Noam Jenkins) set her up for more heartache. When Scott (guest star Justin Hartley) asks for his ring back, Joss (Jes Macallan) gets a shock.
Who blew up Main Street? That's the mystery for Ethan (Matt Dillon) as he tries to determine who's responsible for the explosion that seriously injured two Wayward Pines residents in the ironically titled new episode "The Friendliest Place on Earth." Harold (Reed Diamond) decides not to follow through with plans he had with Kate (Carla Gugino). Nurse Pam (Melissa Leo) conducts a probe to find out if any of the locals' activities have been concealed.
Two very different acquaintances of Hodiak (David Duchovny), a priest and a prostitute, may be able to lend him different kinds of assistance with his case in the new episode "Sick City." With his career on the upswing, Ken (Brian F. O'Byrne) reassesses everyone and everything in his life. Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony (as Charles Manson), Emma Dumont and Claire Holt also star. Guest stars include Chance Kelly and Jason Ralph.
The potential for still more violence hangs in the air as victims of a gang shootout spill into the ER, forcing John (Jason O'Mara) to navigate his own clashing personal dynamics with rival gang members and aggressively curious police officers. With him thus occupied, Gretchen (Jessica Szohr) tends to a young woman who may have ignited all this bloodshed in the new episode "Outbreak."
A British import, this new anthology series offers stories of first dates and the circumstances behind them. In the opening episode, "David and Mia," Will Mellor ("Broadchurch") plays a novice at online dating -- and his initial experience doesn't seem encouraging. The woman he's chosen (Oona Chaplin, "Game of Thrones") decides she wants out, until his reaction turns out to be much different from what she had anticipated. Another new episode follows.
This new special captures dramatic, never-before-seen footage that sheds new light on shark behavior, particularly in terms of how they grow up, court and conduct their social lives. The latest 4K and high-speed camera technology was incorporated to film 13 shark species around the globe.
Co-star Gregory Smith has directed several episodes of the series, and the newest is "Uprising," which sends Andy, Gail, Nick and Juliet (Missy Peregrym, Charlotte Sullivan, Peter Mooney, Erin Karpluk) to an understaffed women's prison. Almost as soon as they arrive, a riot breaks out, placing the visiting officers in peril. On the outside, Dov and Traci (Smith, Enuka Okuma) work to find information that might help their trapped colleagues. Matt Gordon also stars.
Florence has proven a great getaway spot for Hannibal and Bedelia (Mads Mikkelsen, Gillian Anderson), but their time there is almost up in the new episode "Dolce." Unlike many other tourists, Hannibal may not be destined to leave quietly. Jack (Laurence Fishburne) wonders if he can trust Will (Hugh Dancy). Mason Verger (guest star Joe Anderson) becomes the target of his sister Margot (guest star Katharine Isabelle) and Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas).
Under the Dome
Pretending she wants to be helpful, Christine (Marg Helgenberger) has ulterior motives that could prove dangerous for the population of Chester's Mill in the new episode "The Kinship." She wants to find out exactly what happened in the tunnels beneath the town, and she coerces the residents into assisting her. Julia and Big Jim (Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris) determine the presence of new trouble inside the dome. Frank Whaley guest stars.
The Season 3 premiere of this critically acclaimed drama picks up the action where Season 2 left off, on the afternoon of Daniel's (Aden Young) plea deal, as he and his family find out whether he will be forced to leave town. On a more positive note, devoted sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) gets an opportunity from a local store that marks the first thing in a long while that has nothing to do with her brother. Clayne Crawford, J. Smith Cameron, Adelaide Clemens and Bruce McKinnon also star.
In the Season 2 premiere, "Heirs of Salvation," Alex and Norma (Christopher Egan, Kim Engelbrecht) set off for the mysterious city of New Delphi after being freed by an unexpected attack on Gabriel's (Carl Beukes) Aerie. Claire (Roxanne McKee), meanwhile, starts to realize the breadth of her responsibilities as Lady of the City. Elsewhere, Michael (Tom Wisdom) is baffled when he stumbles across a town where the residents inexplicably managed to shield themselves from the fallout of the Extermination War.
Living With the Enemy
America seems to be a sharply divided country these days on a variety of such sociopolitical topics as marriage equality, parenting styles and a variety of others. This new "social experiment" series explores whether such polarized opinions can be changed or at least moderated by sharing different points of view, as each episode features two families with sharply different perspectives who are forced to live and work together in the same home.
A new episode called "White Collar Fraud" follows members of the Florida Department of Financial Services' Auto Fraud Squad as they prepare to move against a chiropractic insurance fraud ring, after spending a year building a case against its key players.
In the new episode "Stalked," after one of the survivalists falls ill, he begins to question many of the decisions he has made since arriving on the island and fears he is losing his mind. Another survivalist is much luckier, discovering a salmon river, but when he sets out on a night mission to explore its true potential, he lands in a dangerous situation.
The Josh Wolf Show
Perhaps best known previously as a fill-in host on Chelsea Handler's now-defunct comedy talk show "Chelsea Lately," 40-something stand-up comic and writer Josh Wolf hosts CMT's first original late-night comedy series, which features panel discussions, sketches and interviews with celebrities from the world of country music and beyond.
Fri, July 10
David Muir's recurring "World News Tonight" segment "Made in America" is an unofficial inspiration for this episode, in which all of the products pitched are -- you guessed it -- generated in the United States. The young women behind a line of clothing for sorority recruiting try to broaden into bridal wear, and a New York native displays his unique apparatus for extracting coconut meat. Also, a Chattanooga man demonstrates how to put extra seats in a pickup truck.
Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) find that a bioengineer's murder could have bigger implications in "Seed Money." A drug cartel may have been involved in the victim's fate. Each of the detectives also has news that they're keeping from the other. Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) seeks a missing teen. Katie Finneran ("The Michael J. Fox Show") guest stars. Aidan Quinn also stars.
Masters of Illusion
David Copperfield hasn't done magic on television in a while, and David Blaine's specials are only occasional -- but illusions continue to have a home on the small screen in this series, which starts its second season with "Spinning the Classics." Former TV "Superman" Dean Cain returns as host, as magicians who have a variety of acts and techniques show their stuff. Among those featured here: Greg Frewin and the teams of Barry & Stuart and Sos & Victoria.
An update of the episode "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird" illuminates the phenomenon behind Lee's novel and the classic 1962 film adaptation, which earned Oscars for star Gregory Peck and screenwriter Horton Foote. Offering a look into Lee's mysterious life, Emmy-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy interviews Lee's friends and family, including her centenarian sister Alice. Lee's sequel to the book, "Go Set a Watchman," is set to be released July 14.
Disappearances are the squad's concerns in "Ka Makuakane" (Hawaiian for "Family Man"). The daughter of a Navy SEAL apparently is abducted while her father is on a sensitive mission, while Danny (Scott Caan) tries to ransom his brother by getting the large sum his sibling owes. William Mapother -- a "Lost" alum, as are series regulars Daniel Dae Kim and Jorge Garcia -- and Natasha Henstridge ("Species") guest star.
Wanting to get back on the city's police force, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) sees an Arkham Asylum escapee (guest star Christopher Heyerdahl) as a means of doing that in "What the Little Bird Told Him." The fugitive knows his way around all things electrical -- so Gordon could be in for some shocks in several ways. Fish Mooney's (Jada Pinkett Smith) stepped-up efforts to topple Falcone (John Doman) from his underworld perch means trouble.
The identity of the Horseman of Famine causes discord among the Messengers in the new episode "Harvest," with some of them believing it's one of two brothers, and the rest picking the other sibling. As that debate rages, Vera (Shantel VanSanten) takes a larger view -- and may end up paying a big price for it -- as she gets closer to discovering the Horsemen's ultimate plan. Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D'Elia and Diogo Morgado also star.
The Killjoys really find their groove as a tight trio as they protect a group of beautiful Surrogates who are besieged in a badlands fortress in a new episode called "Vessel." The mission involves a bullet-sprayed ride to convey their cargo to safety, as well as a crash course in the ugly side of Qreshi politics. Aaron Ashmore, Hannah John-Kamen and Luke Macfarlane star.
Mysteries at the Monument
Host Don Wildman examines a wall that became iconic when it gave rise to one of history's most daring escapes, relates the details of a Hollywood scandal that dramatically changed the film industry and salutes the statue of a pioneering scientist whose best friend helped him devise a life-saving treatment in the new episode "Freedom Balloon, First Film Star, Freud's Therapy Dog."
Sharks of the Shadowland
Divers in New Zealand who are entrusted with saving and maintaining a pristine underwater environment manage to tag for the first time a Sevengill shark, thus named for its characteristic seven gills instead of the usual five. A team of shark experts are on a mission to learn more about how these sharks hunt and what drives their behavior, part of an effort to prevent shark attacks.
The series that explores how far some people will go for money returns with eight new episodes, starting with "Kevin Trudeau's Secrets," which reveals how infomercial king Trudeau made millions hawking get-rich-quick schemes and baldness cures on late-night TV. When the FCC shut him down and fined him $37.6 million, the audacious Trudeau blandly insisted he was flat broke. Also: Remington Financial Group lures small business owners into financial nightmares via an advance fee scam.
Jamie and Danny (Will Estes, Donnie Wahlberg) team up to help a homeless youth in the ironically titled episode "Home Sweet Home." A homicide investigation may turn out to be one result, since the youth maintains his aunt was killed by her boyfriend. Erin (Bridget Moynahan) clashes with boss -- and boyfriend -- McCoy (Holt McCallany) when he takes her off the case of a corrections officer. James Lesure ("Las Vegas") guest stars.
In the new "Episode Five," the crew's handler, Tabor Calchek (guest star David Hewlett), dispatches them on a mission to salvage an abandoned freighter called the Far Horizon. What at first appears to be a routine reclaim operation takes a frightening turn, however, and thrusts the team into a fight for survival after they discover that the Far Horizon is not at all what they expected. Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil and Anthony Lemke also star.
Sex With Brody
Those Jenners certainly don't shy away from the spotlight, do they? Caitlyn's son, billing himself here as "TV personality and sex enthusiast Brody Jenner," joins relationship therapist Dr. Mike Dow and actress-comic Stevie Ryan for this new roundtable talk show about love, sex and relationships. Singer and actress Christina Milian is the guest for the series premiere.
Yellowstone: Land to Life
As the title indicates, this documentary traces the history of one of the world's -- and certainly America's -- most famous national parks. Filmmaker John Grabowska spent two years in various seasons for his portrait of glaciers, mountain ranges and a supervolcano that mark the park's geography. His project also considers the effects of Yellowstone's atmosphere on life forms that call it home. An added short subject highlights one section of the park.
Sat, July 11
2015 Tour de France
Stage 8 of the Tour de France brings the riders to one of the race's last sections in the northwest of the country, the 113-mile stretch between Rennes and Mur-de-Bretagne. Climbers should have the advantage here, as the flat portions give way to increasingly steeper inclines, including the final ascent to the finish line.
2015 Wimbledon Championships
A women's singles champion will be crowned today at the All-England Club outside London, as the Wimbledon Championships reach their penultimate day. Last year, Petra Kvitova won her second career title on the grass surface of Centre Court by vanquishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 in a final that took only 55 minutes.
Most families like to unite at Thanksgiving, but the Millers intend to go in the opposite direction in the new episode "Papa Was a Rolling Bone." Each of the relatives has his or her own plans for the holiday -- but when all of those begin to go south, they consider spending Turkey Day together after all. Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Jayma Mays, Sean Hayes and J.B. Smoove star. Another new episode follows.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls
As many of his movies suggest, Channing Tatum seems to be a reasonably physical guy -- but that doesn't necessarily mean he's ready for the Bear Grylls brand of outdoor challenge. This episode shows whether he is, as Grylls puts the actor through the paces of wilderness survival in California's Yosemite National Park. One thing is pretty much guaranteed, though: Tatum should be sporting more clothing than he did through much of "Magic Mike."
Celebrity Family Feud
Just as the weekday series has regenerated its popularity, this spinoff is aiming for fresh success in primetime. Steve Harvey continues his daytime duties as host, as celebrities lead their own families in guessing the most-given answers that a "survey says." Each clan's winnings go to charity. First here, Anthony Anderson ("blackish") competes against singer Toni Braxton; then, Monica Potter ("Parenthood") opposes chef Curtis Stone. Two more episodes follow.
Horrible Bosses 2
Buddies Nick, Dale and Kurt (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis) have a new reason to get mad -- and vengeful -- in this comedy sequel, as their idea for an innovative shower device is stolen by a prospective investor (Christoph Waltz). The trio decides to kidnap the thief's son (Chris Pine), hoping to use the ransom to bail themselves out of their financial woes. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Lindsay Sloane also reprise their roles from the first film.
Widowed mother Tanya Richards (Amanda Detmer, "Necessary Roughness") is filled with pride over her handsome, Princeton-bound son, Mark (Caleb Ruminer, "Finding Carter"), so when he attracts the unwanted, obsessive attention of a predatory older woman (Dina Meyer, the Crackle drama "Sequestered"), Tanya fights to extract her boy from this delusional and persistent admirer. Brian Thomas Smith and Sam Lerner co-star in this 2015 drama.
In the new episode "The Gorgon's Gaze," Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) now holds control of Atlantis, where Ariadne's (Aiysha Hart) life hangs in the balance. Unfortunately, Jason (Jack Donnelly) and his companions have been forced to flee as wanted men into the mountains, where they are fighting for survival themselves. Mark Addy and Robert Emms also star.
Ronny's (Tyler Ritter) secrecy about seeing a therapist (guest star David Alan Grier) goes out the window when the other McCarthys find out and barge into a session in the new episode "Family Therapy." The counselor then finds himself with more than he can handle when all the relatives begin discussing the issues they have with one another. Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre, Jack McGee and Kelen Coleman also star. Another episode, which is the series finale, follows.
This new unscripted series chronicles the lives of "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada and Shaniece, her 21-year-old daughter. In the series premiere, Evelyn -- who is now engaged to baseball star Carl Crawford, the father of her son, Leo, age 1 -- sets the record straight on life after her highly publicized break-up with former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson.
Family for Christmas
No, you're not having a heatstroke, it's just Hallmark Channel's way of interjecting a little yuletide cheer in midsummer. Lacey Chabert stars as young journalist Hannah Dunbar, who finds herself wondering how her life would be if she had stayed with her true love (Tyron Leitso), whom she left for her career. Before you can say, "It's a Christmas miracle!," Hannah wakes to find herself married to Mr. Right, with two adorable moppets to boot. It's a chance for her to re-evaluate what "having it all" really means.
The Dead Files
A new episode called "The Creeper" takes Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan to Coupland, Texas, to investigate a local woman's claims of disturbing paranormal activity and a cold-blooded murder. Steve discovers that the property has a turbulent history, including a flood in which hundreds of lives were lost, while Amy encounters a number of troubling entities, including a dead sociopath who is capable of interacting with the living.
Flex & Shanice
Actor-comic Flex Alexander ("One on One") and his pop star wife, Shanice ("I Love Your Smile"), return for another season with the new episode "Back to Square Onesie." After his anticipated comedy tour falls through, Flex hustles to find another revenue stream. Shanice, meanwhile, pitches a potential investor on her latest idea: a "onesie" for grownups. Their nephew, Ruba, gets off to a rough start with his Web series, and Crystal, Shanice's "momager," feels disrespected by Flex.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
In the new episode "Arabella," Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) manages unprecedented feats of magic on the battlefield to help Lord Wellington (Ronan Vibert) and his British troops prevail at Waterloo. He returns from the war a changed man, however, longing for a peaceful life with his wife, Arabella (Charlotte Riley). Unfortunately, he has not reckoned with the cunning of the Gentleman (Marc Warren), who spirits Arabella away to his kingdom of Lost-Hope. Eddie Marsan also stars.
7 Days in Hell
As stoic Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones," Kit Harington didn't generate a lot of chuckles, but the actor makes up for lost time with his drily comic performance in this new sports mockumentary that pairs him and Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") as two tennis champions: respectively, dim-witted British prodigy Charles Poole and rageaholic Yank Aaron Williams. This one-hour special focuses on their grueling fictional match, a seven-day, five-set marathon that leaves them both wasted.
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Denver-based veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young is the focal point of this family-friendly 10-part series that follows Young and his team at his Planned Pethood Plus clinic. Over his more than 25 years of practice, the strapping Dr. Jeff (he stands 6'3") has attracted more than 80,000 clients with his commitment of providing low-cost animal care to all and putting animal welfare as his first priority.