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Tuesday, July 12: MLB’s Midsummer Classic

2016 MLB All-Star Game

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Tuesday, July 12

MLB All-Star Game
FOX, 8pm Live
Petco Park in San Diego is the site of Major League Baseball’s 87th All-Star Game, featuring the best of the American League against the best of the National League. The AL extended its winning streak to three with a 6-3 win over the NL last year in Cincinnati.

Difficult People
Season Premiere!
Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner) continue to search for fame, with diminishing returns. Billy embarks on the journey of finding a boyfriend, while Julie tries her best to avoid a deeper commitment to Arthur and to not become her mother. New episodes are available weekly beginning with the first two episodes today.

America’s Got Talent: “The Judge Cuts 1”
NBC, 8pm
Ne-Yo joins Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel with control of the Golden Buzzer, pushing his favorite act through to the Top 36.

The White House: Inside Story
PBS, 8pm
Gain access to America’s most iconic residence — a symbol of national history and icon of democracy. From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself.

Zoo: “The Walls of Jericho”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “The Walls of Jericho,” the team travels to Vancouver in an effort to unravel a dark conspiracy within the Noah Objective and stave off an impending animal threat.

Sisterhood of Hip Hop
Oxygen, 9pm
Season Premiere!
This season, female rap veterans Siya, Brianna Perry and Diamond welcome new femcees Audra the Rapper and Lee Mazin into the fold. As the five women struggle to find success in the male-dominated hip hop industry, they are mentored by legends MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, Tank, Trina, YoYo, Jazze Pha and more, who provide support, advice and — when necessary — tough love.

Animal Kingdom: “Child Care”
TNT, 9pm
When Pope (Shawn Hatosy) tests positive for drugs, Smurf (Ellen Barkin) does what it takes to keep the family intact. Baz (Scott Speedman) gets his brothers to rob a house as part of his larger plan. J (Finn Cole) discovers the plan and faces a moral dilemma.

Feed the Beast: “Tabula Rasa”
AMC, 10pm
With the restaurant faltering, Dion (Jim Sturgess) reluctantly seeks help from his former mentor, leading Tommy (David Schwimmer) to a startling revelation.

Wednesday, July 13

The 2016 ESPYS
ABC, 8pm Live
The 2016 ESPYS honor the past year’s best teams, players, moments and more from the world of sports, featuring appearances by luminaries of sports and entertainment. WWE’s John Cena hosts the show from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. NBA on TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, who is battling leukemia, receives the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Alyson Hannigan joins the magic competition series as host. In each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try to fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with the comedy legends in their Las Vegas show.

America’s Got Talent: “The Judge Cuts 2”
NBC, 8pm
Reba McEntire joins the panel, trying to use control of the Golden Buzzer to get her favorite act through to the Top 36.

Supernature — Wild Flyers: “Crowded Skies”
PBS, 8pm
The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also on outflying the competition.

USA Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Season 6 begins immediately following the events of last season’s cliffhanger that left Mike (Patrick J. Adams) behind bars. After signing a plea deal to spare his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt, Mike will be confronted with the harsh realities of prison life as he starts his two-year sentence. Meanwhile, the once bustling Pearson Specter Litt offices are a ghost town — the partners have defected, leaving Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Jessica (Gina Torres), Louis (Rick Hoffman), Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) to pick up the pieces. But the firm’s troubles are far from over, and they will have to deal with the fallout from Mike’s crime before they can even begin to rebuild.

Flipping Out
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Season 9 is so big that it’ll take two nights to premiere it all! After a lucrative job takes an unexpected turn, Jeff Lewis returns to his first passion, house flipping. Lewis decides to move his entire household, including his life partner and life organizer Gage, his unflappable housekeeper Zoila, 3 dogs and new cat into a flip that is currently under construction. With his business — which also includes his baby-crazed assistant Jenni — crammed into a space that’s a work zone, the drama is bigger than ever.

American Gothic: “Christina’s World”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Christina’s World,” a death on the Hawthorne property gives Detective Brady (Elliot Knight) a solid lead on the Silver Bells Killer case.

The Night Shift: “All In”
NBC, 10pm
Topher’s (Ken Leung) mother arrives in the ER with life-threatening symptoms. As her condition deteriorates, the team works furiously to save her before it’s too late.

9 Months That Made You: “The Final Countdown”
PBS, 10pm
See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, determines your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.

The A Word
SundanceTV, 10pm
New Series!
This gently funny, insightful and moving drama centers on the family of a music-obsessed little boy named Joe (vocally gifted 6-year-old newcomer Max Vento), who is newly diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Originally produced for BBC One, The A Word thoroughly charms as the Brit family weathers its ups and downs, with Joe’s future — and a glorious soundtrack filled with English rock and punk bands — as the fulcrum.

Mr. Robot
USA Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The acclaimed, Peabody Award- and Golden Globe-winning drama returns for a 12-episode second season, which explores the consequences of fsociety’s hack on multinational company Evil Corp, as well as the illusion of control. Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday and Carly Chaikin return, with Grace Gummer joining the main cast, and Craig Robinson onboard as a recurring guest star.

Black and White
A&E, 10:30pm
New Series!
Comedians and real-life friends Sherrod Small (who is black) and Christian Finnegan (who is white) have bravely accepted the daunting, difficult task of reviewing the week in race relations while trying to make us laugh.