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Wednesday, July 6: American Tarzan Swings on Discovery

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Wednesday, July 6

American Tarzan
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!
This series is the ultimate challenge that will determine who among an elite breed of man-beasts is the greatest.

“South Park” Marathon
Comedy Central, beginning at 12:30pm
Today’s South Park stunt on Comedy Central opens with 2000’s “A Very Crappy Christmas,” and includes classics like “Helen Keller: The Musical,” “Fat Camp,” “Towelie,” “Scott Tenorman Must Die” and “Cripple Fight!”

Soccer: UEFA Euro 2016 Semifinal
ESPN, 2:30pm Live
The UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament is down to its final four teams. ESPN presents live coverage of today’s semifinal match from Stade de Lyon in France. The winner advances to the final match July 10.

MasterChef: “Gordon Ramsay Masterclass”
FOX, 8pm
Chef Ramsay demonstrates how to properly deconstruct a lobster, after which the remaining 16 home cooks have to kill, poach and shell one. We wonder if the chefs will get to wear little plastic bibs; working with lobsters can get messy!

America’s Got Talent: “Best of Auditions”
NBC, 8pm
Nick Cannon hosts a special recap of the moments that wowed America during this season’s AGT auditions.

Supernature — Wild Flyers: “Masters of the Sky”
PBS, 8pm
Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations — the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work. This episode examines the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance.

Duck Dynasty: “Willie & Korie’s 25th Anniversorry”
A&E, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Willie and Korie Robertson celebrate 25 years of marriage and introduce fans to their newly adopted son Rowdy as the A&E reality favorite returns for Season 10. Meanwhile, Jase’s son Reed surprises his girlfriend with a marriage proposal, Si fights a parking ticket, Sadie checks out colleges, and the family pulls together when a storm hits West Monroe.

A&E, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Paul, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their ever-expanding burger-joint empire are back for Season 6. This season, Mark and Paul travel to Orlando to celebrate the opening of the latest Wahlburgers location and Paul serves as a celebrity chef at the Kentucky Derby’s “Taste of Derby.” Meanwhile, Donnie helps Alma overcome her fear of flying and joins her for some salsa lessons. And fans may finally learn which son is really Alma’s favorite.

American Gothic: “Nighthawks”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Nighthawks,” the police begin to focus on the Hawthorne family’s possible connection to the Silver Bells Killer. Meanwhile, Cam (Justin Chatwin) attempts to erase his past while Garrett (Antony Starr) reconnects with his.

FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The saga about the political and familial turmoil in the fictional Middle Eastern nation of Abbudin returns with the Season 3 premiere “Spring.” Barry (Adam Rayner) assumes the role of interim president after the shooting of his brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom). Joining the cast this season are Chris Noth (The Good Wife) as an American military general and Annet Mahendru (The Americans) as the wife of a powerful sheik.

The Night Shift: “By Dawn’s Early Light”
NBC, 10pm
TC (Eoin Macken) and Topher (Ken Leung) rush to the scene of a concert, where a fireworks explosion has caused massive chaos. As the two jump in to manage the mess, a second explosion causes problems for one of their own.

9 Months That Made You: “One of a Kind”
PBS, 10pm
No two people — not even “identical” twins — are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, and even how your sexuality formed.

Royal Pains: “Uninterrupted”
USA Network, 10pm
Series Finale!
Season 8 — and the series itself — comes to an end with tonight’s episode. As Boris prepares to leave the Hamptons forever and asks Hank to join him, Hank contemplates life changes. Meanwhile, Evan and Paige consider a life-altering decision, and Divya gets long-awaited news.

Thursday, July 7

Mildred Pierce
HBO, 1:45pm
HBO encores all five parts of its Emmy-winning miniseries based on the James M. Cain classic novel and starring Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo, James Le Gros, Mare Winningham and Hope Davis.

Soccer: UEFA Euro 2016 Semifinal
ESPN, 2:30pm Live
The second semifinal match of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament airs today on ESPN from Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, France. The winner advances to the final match July 10.

Beauty and the Beast: “Beast of Times, Worst of Times”
The CW, 9pm
Vincent and Cat discover that there is another nemesis out to get Vincent, and when they are forced on to opposite sides of the law, their relationship is jeopardized.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: “Rebel Rebel”
FX, 10pm
In the new episode “Rebel Rebel,” Ava (Elaine Hendrix) urges Gigi (Elizabeth Gilles) to experience anything and everything while she’s still young. Also, Rehab (John Ales) gets approached by a big-time Broadway producer. Denis Leary and John Corbett also star.

Aquarius: “Revolution 9”
NBC, 10pm
While Shafe’s (Grey Damon) addiction problems mount, Hodiak (David Duchovny) helps an old war buddy find his blackmailer. Meanwhile, Karn (Brian F. O’Byrne) gathers information to use against Bobby Kennedy (Scott Bailey), and Grace (Michaela McManus) finds a new love for politics.

Queen of the South: “Estrategia de Entrada”
USA Network, 10pm
Camila sends Teresa out on a major drug operation to test her loyalty; in secret, Camila makes her first big move to take over Epifanio’s cartel; Brenda plots her escape to America.