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Saturday, June 18: James Franco Reboots Mother May I Sleep With Danger?

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TV Best Bets: Saturday, June 18

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?             
Lifetime, 8pm    
Original Film!
In the 20 years since it premiered on NBC, the telepic Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? became a cult classic of the “Lifetime Original Movie” genre. Now, stars Tori Spelling and Ivan Sergei reunite for a remake of that flick executive produced by and also starring James Franco. Lifetime’s 21st-century update is said to revolve around a same-sex relationship with a vampire.

Golf: U.S. Open, Third Round
FOX, 11am Live
FOX presents coverage of the third round of the 116th U.S. Open from Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Soccer: Copa America Centenario, Quarterfinals
FX, beginning at 7pm Live
FX airs the final two quarterfinal round matches of soccer’s Copa America Centenario tonight with games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Hell on Wheels: “Return to the Garden”
AMC, 9pm
Cullen (Anson Mount) faces life-changing decisions in Utah as Truckee adapts to life without him. Durant’s (Colm Meaney) lies compromise his new partner.

The Convenient Groom
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When celebrity relationship expert Dr. Kate Lawrence (Vanessa Marcil) gets dumped moments before publicly announcing her engagement, a man who had a long-ago crush on her jumps to her rescue and pretends to be her fiancé. With her career on the line, Kate reluctantly agrees to the ruse, but as a film crew shoots the faux couple’s wedding preparations, they start to develop real feelings for each other.

School of Rock: “We Are the Champions … Maybe”
Nickelodeon, 9pm
Season Finale!
School of Rock faces defeat at the Battle of the Bands when a rival group steals their song, but they realize using an original song to show off their rock star power might be the best way to win. Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) guest-star.

The American West: “Two Front War”
AMC, 10pm
Jesse James targets the railroads. Custer is sent on a secret mission in Sioux Territory. Grant deals with growing unrest in the West and South.

Sunday, June 19
Golf: U.S. Open, Final Round
FOX, 11am Live
Golf’s U.S. Open champion will be crowned today (barring the need for a playoff tomorrow) following the final round at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

Ride – rescheduled
Nickelodeon, 8pm
New Series!
Ride follows the adventures of Katherine “Kit” Bridges, who relocates to England with her dad, who is joining the faculty at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school.

“Vicious” Special
PBS, 8pm
Series Finale!
This special hourlong episode of Vicious charts a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday. Violet (Frances de la Tour) moves on from her divorce, and Ash (Iwan Rheon) arrives with news.

Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!
Bakery owner Hannah Swensen (Alison Sweeney) just can’t keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minn., leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. Also stars Cameron Mathison.

Masterpiece Mystery!: “Endeavour Season 3”
PBS, 9pm
Shaun Evans returns for a third season as the young Endeavour Morse. In four new episodes, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the events that left him in prison and his senior officer, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), with a life-threatening injury. Tonight, a fair turns sinister when young Jeannie Hearne (Meghan Treadway) is found brutally murdered. Morse isn’t part of the investigation; he’s suspended from duty, pending an inquiry. When Jeannie’s body turns up near his doorstep, he begins his own covert investigation.

Penny Dreadful
Showtime, 9pm
Season Finale!

In the season-ending shocker, Sir Malcolm, Catrona, Ethan, Dr. Seward and Kaetenay join mystical forces to save Vanessa.

Xtreme Waterparks: Jeff Henry: The Madness Continues
Travel Channel, 9pm
This hourlong special from the Xtreme Waterparks series follows waterslide visionary and designer Jeff Henry as he races to open a new waterpark in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Murder in the First
TNT, 10pm
Season Premiere!
This season, Homicide Inspectors Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) find themselves thrust into the strange worlds of sports and celebrity when they investigate the murder of a pro-football player.

The Last Ship
TNT, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 3 returns with a two-hour premiere that will hopefully address the fate of Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra), who was shot in the Season 2 finale. The crew of the USS Nathan James sails to China after a rumor that the Chinese president has been hoarding the “Scott cure” instead of distributing it to his people. President Michener (Mark Moses) sends Cmdr. Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) to examine the allegations, and to investigate rumors of a mutation of the virus causing a new outbreak in Japan.

Top Secret Swimming Holes
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!
Via hiking, climbing and even dog-sledding, this series tracks down the world’s most secluded, sexy and extreme natural places to cool off, from a crystal-blue 100-foot waterfall buried deep in an Arizona Indian reservation to the only place on Earth where you can share your swim with a manatee.

The Jim Gaffigan Show
TV Land, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is back for Season 2 of his semiautobiographical comedy series, premiering with two back-to-back episodes tonight. This season gets even deeper into Jim’s head as he juggles fatherhood, his wife Jeannie (Ashley Williams), his career, his food obsessions and all of his neuroses about being a public figure. Michael Ian Black and Adam Goldberg also star.

The Tunnel
PBS, 10:30pm
New Series!
In the first episode of this new series, when a French politician’s body is found inside the Channel Tunnel, on the border between the U.K. and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) investigate on behalf of their respective countries.

7 Water Wonders
Travel Channel, 11pm
New Series!
Each episode of this half-hour series will dive into seven resort pools, highlighting their over-the-top amenities and breathtaking design. Back-to-back episodes premiere tonight.