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Thursday, July 14: The Open Championship Tees Off on Golf Channel

Jason Day 2016 Open Championship Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

All Times Eastern.

Thursday, July 14
Golf: British Open
Golf Channel, beginning at 1:30am Live
Golf’s third major of the year, the Open Championship (or “British Open”) tees off at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Defending champion Zach Johnson will contend for another Claret Jug against Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and more of the world’s best. Golf Channel and NBC take over broadcasting duties with nearly 50 hours of live tournament coverage through July 17.

Bones: “The Jewel in the Crown”
FOX, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Sexy Frenchman Gilles Marini appears as a rich, sexy Frenchman (oui, oui!) when the Jeffersonian team investigates a body with a diamond lodged in its jaw.

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 8pm
It’s Bastille Day, so FXX airs eight straight episodes of The Simpsons that involve France or Francophones, beginning with Season 1’s “The Crepes of Wrath,” and including Season 2’s “The Way We Was” and Season 11’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?”

Flipping Out
Bravo, 9pm
The antics of celebrity house-flipper Jeff Lewis and his crew continue tonight on the series’ regular day and time.

30 for 30: “Doc & Darryl”
ESPN, 9pm
Directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio explore the lives and careers of former New York Mets superstars Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. Gooden and Strawberry were tremendous talents who won a World Series with the 1986 Mets, but addictions led them down self-destructive paths. This 30 for 30 documentary reunites Gooden and Strawberry at a diner in Queens for a candid discussion of their glory days and what went wrong.

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge: “Spartan vs. Ninja: The Sequel”
NBC, 9pm
Six new teams compete for the chance to win $250,000.

Aquarius: “Piggies”
NBC, 10pm
Manson (Gethin Anthony) and the Family receive two surprises: one a blessing, one a threat.

Impractical Jokers
truTV, 10pm
Midseason Premiere!
Comedians and lifelong friends Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, Brian “Q” Quinn and James “Murr” Murray — who hit the comedy circuit as The Tenderloins — dare each other to embarrass themselves (and sometimes others) in public. At the end of each episode, the guy who blows the others’ challenge or refuses their dare must suffer a buddy-sanctioned, comical consequence.

Friday, July 15

East Los High
Season Premiere!
School is out at East Los High, and summer break is looking hotter than ever when new dancers join the Bomb Squad, bringing new moves, forbidden romance, high-stakes drama and a wedding that can’t be missed. All episodes of the new season are available today.

Stranger Things
New Series!
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, this series is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Joe Berlinger’s documentary captures world-renowned life coach, business strategist and best-selling author Tony Robbins in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega annual seminar, Date With Destiny.

Killjoys: “Shaft”
Syfy, 9pm
A rescue mission to the Badlands goes wrong when the Killjoys encounter an unexpected enemy in an abandoned mine.

Soccer Superstar
Nicktoons, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts returns to host the search for the best teen female soccer player. Each week, girls will compete in front of a panel of judges including National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles and youth development expert Dan Metcalfe. The judges will decide who is eliminated based on their performances in training, various challenges and a competitive game.

Dark Matter: “I’ve Seen the Other Side of You”
Syfy, 10pm
While the crew is laying low on the Raza, a computer glitch causes them to turn against each other.