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Wednesday, June 15: Another Period Starts Another Season

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TV Best Bets: Wednesday, June 15

Another Period
Comedy Central, 10pm
Season Premiere!
On their quest to become famous, Lillian and Beatrice ask Harriet Tubman for advice creating their personal brand.

Soccer: UEFA Euro 2016
ESPN, beginning at 8:30am Live
ESPN airs three Group Stage matches today from the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France: Russia vs. Slovakia, Romania vs. Switzerland and France vs. Albania.

Shimmer and Shine: “Welcome to Zahramay Falls”
Nickelodeon, 12pm
Season Premiere!
Twin genies-in-training Shimmer and Shine embark on new magical adventures with their human best friend Leah, encounter brand-new characters and explore vibrant new locales in the land of Zahramay Falls.

MasterChef: “Wolfgang Puck”
FOX, 8pm
Get the subtitles and the exclamation marks ready: Enthusiastic cooking icon Wolfgang Puck guest judges and introduces the season’s first Mystery Box Challenge, which features the humble potato.

In a Perfect World
Showtime, 8pm
This feature documentary examines the requisite dynamics of what it is to be a man raised by a single mother. The inspiration for the film came from the director’s own relationship with her son, who has a largely absentee father. Over the course of several years, Daphne McWilliams began interviewing men about the relationships they had with their mothers and, to varying degrees, their absentee fathers. At the same time, she was raising her own son, Chase, as a single parent. She noticed that as Chase entered his teens, their relationship took a dramatic turn as he began coping with his most formative years and becoming an adult without the consistent presence of his own father. McWilliams realized it was time to turn the camera on her own family to document her son’s painful abandonment issues while seeking to help him express and understand his feelings.

Dual Survival
Discovery, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In an all-new season, the world’s toughest survival experts will pair up to take on some of the most challenging environments. Relying only on a bare minimum of tools and resources, the duos will draw upon their skills to secure the key elements of wilderness survival: water, food, fire and shelter.

Jay Leno’s Garage
CNBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The comedian, former late-night host and avid car collector returns for Season 2, exploring our obsession with all things automotive, from classic cars to supercars and everything in between.

Pawn Stars: “Astro-Pawn”
History, 10pm
A pair of 1960s space toy robots rocket in. Will Chum’s excitement be over the moon, or will his offer be galaxies away?

Thursday, June 16

Gentlemen Lobsters
New Series!
Twentysomething crustaceans Garrett and Quinn prove that if millennials have it hard, millennial lobsters have it worse.

Golf: U.S. Open, First Round
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 10am Live
The 116th U.S. Open takes place at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, where defending champ Jordan Spieth hopes to rebound from his late collapse at The Masters in April. Challenging Spieth are Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott. FS1 and FOX combine to televise all four rounds June 16-19.

Bones: “The Head in the Abutment”
FOX, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
Former hockey star Jeremy Roenick stars as himself when Booth and Aubrey investigate the murder of a popular hockey player.

North Woods Law: “Weed It and Reap”
Animal Planet, 9pm
Harvest season — when everyone seems to be outdoors — is one of the busiest times of the year for the Maine Game Wardens, and this year is no exception. Warden Dudley helps save an Amish family’s corn crop from a snooping bear. Elsewhere, Wardens Carter and McBrine are on a manhunt for an alleged trespasser hiding out in a backcountry cabin. Then, Sgt. Scott Thrasher finds an illegal marijuana crop and attempts to track down the grower.

Home Free
FOX, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Professional contractor Mike Holmes returns with his reality series that helps deserving families earn the house of their dreams. This season, Holmes is joined by a new cohost, former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and sports analyst Tim Tebow.

NBC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
David Duchovny’s ’60s-set drama about the hunt for Charles Manson returns for Season 2 with a two-hour, commercial-free premiere (this includes, according to NBC, “absolutely” no breaks for commercials or network promos, with the only stoppage coming for a 55-second local news break/tease during the second hour). Aquarius moves to its normal start time an hour later next Thursday.

Soccer: Copa America Centenario, Quarterfinals
FS1, 9:30pm Live
Soccer’s Copa America Centenario tournament moves into the quarterfinal round with a game tonight at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. FS1 airs the second game on Friday, with the final two games Saturday on FX.

Lone Star Law: “Gulf Recon”
Animal Planet, 10pm
A specialty team of Texas game wardens spends a week on a floating cabin to monitor fishermen and stop drug smuggling operations across the Mexican border.

Orphan Black
BBC America, 10pm
Season Finale!
Season 4 of the saga of Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and her clone sisters comes to a conclusion tonight.