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Tuesday, June 21: OWN’s Greenleaf Preaches It

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Tuesday, June 21

Greenleaf
OWN, 10pm
New Series!
After 20 years of estrangement, and the recent — and mysterious — death of her sister, Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) returns home with her teen daughter to her family’s sprawling Memphis megachurch, Calvary Fellowship World Ministries. Grace’s father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David), warmly welcomes his daughter and granddaughter, but tensions quickly rise. The series airs Wednesdays beginning tomorrow.

Pretty Little Liars
Freeform, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 7 of the hit series returns with the Liars working together to unearth the last remaining secrets and take down “Uber A” for good. Additionally, series star Troian Bellisario will make her directorial debut during the second half of the season.

The Greeks
PBS, 9pm
New Series!
Explore Greek history with archaeologists, historians, actors, athletes, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of the Greeks’ journey across time. In the premiere episode, uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come.

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
Travel Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Andrew Zimmern is back to explore more exotic eats from around the globe as the new season gets underway.

Feed the Beast: “Secret Sauce”
AMC, 10pm
Tommy (David Schwimmer) and Dion (Jim Sturgess) plot to reclaim Thirio from Aidan’s (John Doman) arrogant chef. Meanwhile, Dion’s reckless scramble to pay the Tooth Fairy (Mad Men’s Michael Gladis) puts TJ (Elijah Jacob) at risk.

Person of Interest: “return 0”
CBS, 10pm
Series Finale!
Finch (Michael Emerson), Reese (Jim Caviezel), Fusco (Kevin Chapman) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind, on the series finale “return 0.”

Wednesday, June 22


Big Brother
CBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 18 of the voyeuristic reality series premieres with a special two-hour episode tonight. The series will have three weekly episodes Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Julie Chen returns as host.

The Great Polar Bear Feast
PBS, 8pm
Investigate a unique population of polar bears facing problems due to climate change. At the heart of the story is an extraordinary event — the annual gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean each September.

Car Matchmaker
Esquire Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In Season 3, host Spike Feresten takes on an entirely new set of challenges as he draws upon his two decades of automobile knowledge and expertise to find the perfect match for his clients, who include a couple looking to live completely off the grid for a year; an art director who wants a motorcycle with a sidecar for his bulldog; and a retired NFL player who wants a luxury lifestyle but is currently living on a budget.

Wayward Pines: “Sound the Alarm”
FOX, 9pm
Rebecca recalls first meeting Pilcher, and the creation of Wayward Pines is revealed. Megan experiments on the first female Abbie that has been captured.

Skin Wars: “Contort This!/Fresh Paint”
GSN, 9pm
Former U.S. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson is the guest judge in this new episode. The artists take on the complex challenge of painting multi-body illusions on acrobatic contortionists who can bend their bodies into almost any shape.

American Gothic
CBS, 10pm
New Series!
CBS’ self-described “perfect summer mystery” is a 13-part “whodunit” about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threaten to tear the family apart. Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch star.

Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
HBO, 10pm
New Series!
After his acrimonious split with ESPN, former Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons starts his tenure at HBO with this new weekly talk show featuring special guests and lively debate on sports, pop culture, arts, technology and more.

The Night Shift: “Three-Two-One”
NBC, 10pm
As the city erupts in violence over an impending jury verdict, the night shift becomes ground zero when they have to take in the man suspected of the racially motivated shooting at the source of the unrest. His presence in the emergency room sparks sharp conversation and disagreements among the staff over the highly charged topic, and even close friends Kenny (JR Lemon) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) find themselves at odds.

Royal Pains: “Home Sick”
USA Network, 10pm
Hank meets a woman selling her house for health reasons; Eddie has made a major medical decision without consulting Hank; Evan and Paige continue the IVF process; Jeremiah is furious at Boris.