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Thursday, June 23: BBC America’s Creepy Thirteen

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All Times Eastern.

Thursday, June 23

Thirteen
BBC America, 10pm
New Miniseries!
When Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer) escapes 13 years of captivity, she returns to her family hoping to find that nothing has changed, but she learns that everything has. And when the kidnapper eludes capture and kidnaps another girl, Ivy is forced to relive her trauma and help in the investigation. But inconsistencies and lies poke holes in Ivy’s tale. As the story unravels and the truth is revealed, no one’s life escapes the fallout.

BattleBots
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The epic robot-fighting tournament is back for a second season, hosted by ESPN’s Samantha Ponder. The 10-episode season features 48 next-generation, homemade robots — bigger, faster and stronger than ever before — and highly competitive builders determined to have the last bot in the battle.

Bones: “The Stiff in the Cliff”
FOX, 8pm
When the remains of a famous billionaire explorer are found in Antarctica, Brennan and Booth must determine if his death was murder. Unfortunately, their findings land a member of the Jeffersonian team on the suspect list.

Beauty and the Beast: “Something’s Gotta Give”
The CW, 9pm
Cat discovers that she might be pregnant, and Vincent follows a lead that puts his life in jeopardy.

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: “No One Triumphs Alone”
NBC, 9pm
NBC’s challenging competition series moves to its regular day and time as six more teams compete in challenging obstacle courses that test their strength, speed and stamina.

Lone Star Law: “Calm Before the Storm”
Animal Planet, 10pm
Across Texas, boating and fishing patrols are interrupted by record storms and flooding resulting from weeks of heavy rain.

Aquarius: “Revolution 1”
NBC, 10pm
On the day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Hodiak (David Duchovny) must investigate a murder in a black neighborhood while trying to prevent an imminent riot.

Queen of the South
USA Network, 10pm
New Series!
Based on the best-selling novel La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (which was also adapted into a very popular Spanish-language telenovela), this drama tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the drug-trafficking ring that has her on the run.

Friday, June 24

Adventures in Babysitting
Disney Channel, 8pm
Original Film!
When Jenny Parker (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola Perez (Sofia Carson) accidentally swap phones after interviewing for a competitive internship, Lola nominates herself to babysit when a family calls looking for a last-minute sitter. But when one of her charges sneaks out of the house, Lola enlists Jenny’s help and they head out into the big city, with a pack of kids in tow, for what becomes the adventure of a lifetime.

Bizaardvark
Disney Channel, 9:45pm
New Series!
Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu star as video-blogging BFFs Paige and Frankie, who write funny songs and shoot quirky music videos for their online channel. When the teens are invited to produce their videos at a super-cool production studio, they and their unique friends find their lives on a new adventure-filled trajectory. The live-action series moves to its regular Sunday time slot on July 10.

Wynonna Earp: “I Walk the Line”
Syfy, 10pm
Season Finale!
Wynonna faces down her most terrifying nemesis yet, at a horrific personal cost. Waverly learns a shocking truth about her own past, and Dolls makes an impossible choice.