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Tuesday, June 28: Zoo Animals Back on the Attack

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Tuesday, June 28

Zoo
CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The hit sci-fi thriller from last summer returns for Season 2 with a two-hour season premiere tonight. In Season 2, the danger escalates as the animal mutation moves to a new phase, and animals begin attacking infrastructure and creating deadly environmental phenomena in an effort to make the planet uninhabitable for humans. James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder star.

Shark Week 2016
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Two new Shark Week specials air tonight: Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer, which explores why great whites may be traveling to a spot in the Pacific Northwest; and Air Jaws: Night Stalker, the eighth Air Jaws adventure, which again follows famed shark photographer Chris Fallows as he studies great whites.

Dead of Summer
Freeform, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Break out the s’mores, horror-flick fans, this one’s for you. Having twisted up fairy tales on Once Upon a Time, executive producers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Ian B. Goldberg are now sticking it to classic tales of summer-camp terror in the teen drama Dead of Summer. The series, set in 1989, begins as the run-down Camp Stillwater prepares to reopen with a new squad of nubile staffers (including Ugly Betty vet Mark Indelicato and Amber Coney) who each have a skeleton or two in the closet. And while the scares are more supernatural, that doesn’t mean things aren’t about to get messy once the camp’s otherworldly attributes come bubbling to the surface. “It’s not going to be as gory as Saw,” Horowitz says, “but we still reserve the right to kill someone in a gruesome way.”

Top Gear: “Cuba”
History, 9pm
Season Finale!
In an unprecedented opportunity, Tanner, Adam and Rutledge head to Cuba, where they test and modify three classic American cars, then attempt to make history by competing in a government-sanctioned drag race and become the first Americans to legally race in Cuba in half a century.

Feed the Beast: “Gimme a T”
AMC, 10pm
As Tommy (David Schwimmer) struggles through Rie’s birthday for the first time since her death, Dion (Jim Sturgess) gets some life-changing news.

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N on Tour
MTV2, 11pm
New Series!
Nick Cannon and his Wild ’N Out comics and improvisers are hitting the road to perform live! This comedy docu-series will feature a mix of stage performances and behind-the-scenes antics on and off their tour bus, from visiting landmarks to enjoying local city fare and pranking each other all along the way. The show’s cast will feature Nick Cannon, DeRay Davis, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Darren Brand, Rip Micheals, DC Young Fly, Conceited, Hitman Holla, Matt Rife and DJ D-Wrek.

Guy Code vs. Girl Code
MTV2, 11:30pm
New Series!
Funny girls and guys debate gender-related hot topics including cheating, relationships, listening, one-night stands, money, and much more. This season’s cast will feature Nicole Byer, Charlamagne Tha God, Carly Aquilino, Jon Gabrus, Chris Distefano, Nessa, Andrew Schulz, Damien Lemon, Annie Lederman, Awkwafina, Lil Duval, Jamie Lee and Akaash Singh.

Tour Group
Bravo, 12:30pm (late night)
Season Finale!
The world trip of a lifetime comes to a dramatic end in Japan. The men take a traditional karate class, but it’s the women who get aggressive during a girls’ night in Tokyo that devolves into a screaming match on the street. Damn you, sake!

Wednesday, June 29


Shark Week 2016
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Two new Shark Week specials air tonight: Deadliest Sharks, a search for the rare oceanic whitetip shark; and Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off, which looks at the true nature of the relationship between these two masters of the sea.

Skin Wars: “Last Looks”
GSN, 9pm
Season Finale!
The season-long search for a body-painting champion comes to an end in the finale, “Last Looks.” The finalists must undertake their most challenging pieces yet, making their naked models both stand out and disappear in a setting of their own creation.

The Night Shift: “Get Busy Livin’/Hot in the City”
NBC, 9pm
A college coed falls from a balcony, and once she is in the ER, TC (Eoin Macken) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) find that her situation is even more complex. Meanwhile, Jordan (Jill Flint) bonds with a terminal patient who teaches her some important lessons about living.

Dating Naked
VH1, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Two new singles — David and Natalie — drop their preconceived notions of romance (and their pants) as contestants vie for their affections while completely starkers. This may be the one time we’d suggest skipping a preliminary coffee date. Spillage could be painful.

American Gothic: “Jack-in-the-Pulpit”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Jack-in-the-Pulpit,” after tragedy strikes the Hawthorne family, Cam (Justin Chatwin), Tessa (Megan Ketch) and Alison (Juliet Rylance) seek an explanation for the silver bells they found in the shed, while Garrett (Antony Starr) plans an explosive public announcement about a family secret.

9 Months That Made You
PBS, 10pm
New Series!
Discover the thrilling story of how we all were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature. In tonight’s episode, explore how a fertilized egg progresses through various embryonic stages until an unmistakably human form takes shape in the womb.

Royal Pains: “The Good News Is …”
USA Network, 10pm
Tonight’s special musical episode features guest stars Christine Ebersole and Cloris Leachman. When Ms. Newberg’s (Ebersole) lifelong best friend, Annette (Leachman), visits the Hamptons, she begins seeing every situation around her as a musical number. While Hank (Mark Feuerstein) attempts to diagnose what is wrong with her, everyone at HankMed bursts into song and dance.

Barely Famous
VH1, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Multi-hyphenate producers, actresses and writers Erin and Sara Foster satirize the reality TV genre by exploring the endless hypocrisy of Hollywood wealth and fame. Celebrity cameos this season include Chris Martin, Chelsea Handler, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Zach Braff, Kate Upton, Cindy Crawford, Brooke Burke, Dr. Phil, Ali Larter, Lauren London and Joey Fatone.