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Monday, July 18: 2016 Republican National Convention TV Coverage

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All Times Eastern.

Monday, July 18

2016 Republican National Convention
Various Networks, Live
Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party; the nomination will be confirmed during the four days of this convention, held in Cleveland. All of the usual news networks will feature some sort of coverage during this span, and even Comedy Central will feature coverage via The Daily Show.

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 6pm
Twelve Simpsons classics air on FXX tonight, including early-season favorites like “Simpson and Delilah,” “Lisa the Greek,” “Mr. Plow” and “Homer Goes to College.”

Open Your Eyes
HBO, 7:30pm
Filmed over three days, this documentary follows Manisara and Durga — among the many residents of rural Nepal who have slowly been blinded by cataracts caused by the intense Himalayan sun — as they embark on a journey to see again.

American Ninja Warrior: “Atlanta Finals”
NBC, 8pm
The show returns to Atlanta, where the top 30 competitors from the city qualifier tackle an even more challenging course that includes 10 obstacles.

Devious Maids: “Blood, Sweat and Smears”
Lifetime, 9pm
Rosie (Dania Ramirez) uncovers one of Peri’s (Mariana Klaveno) best-kept secrets. Evelyn (Rebecca Wisocky) pulls a fast one on Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez). Carmen finds herself in a new relationship, while Marisol (Ana Ortiz) struggles with Peter’s (James Denton) absence. Genevieve (Susan Lucci) plots to get Zoila’s (Judy Reyes) attention.

12 Monkeys: “Memory of Tomorrow”
Syfy, 9pm
Season Finale!
Cole and Railly try to find peace living in the past. But when a mysterious woman with apocalyptic visions of the future tells Cole it’s not over, he must do the unthinkable to save the world.

The Making of the Mob: Chicago: “A Death in the Family”
AMC, 10pm
A new mayor forces Torrio and Capone to flee Chicago for nearby Cicero, where Capone’s brother Frank fixes an election, endangering himself.

CBS News Campaign 2016
CBS, 10pm
CBS News’ nightly coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention July 18-21 will feature extensive, multi-platform coverage and original reporting led by CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley; CBS This Morning cohosts Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King; and Face the Nation anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

Tuesday, July 19
WWE SmackDown
USA Network, 8pm Live
New Night!
SmackDown moves to a new night and will begin airing live for the first time ever starting this evening. With this move, USA now offers five hours of live WWE programming a week, including the ever-popular Monday Night Raw.

America’s Got Talent: “The Judge Cuts 3”
NBC, 8pm
George Lopez joins the panel of judges with control of the Golden Buzzer to push through his favorite act to the Top 36. Part 4 of the Judge Cuts airs tomorrow night, with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson joining the panel.

Zoo: “The Moon and the Star”
CBS, 9pm
Jamie (Kristen Connolly) and Logan (Josh Salatin) arrive in Caraquet but are horrified to find it’s not the refuge they hoped for in the new episode “The Moon and the Star.”

The CW, 9pm
Series Finale!
Desperation rises inside — and outside — of Atlanta’s quarantined zone as Containment, The CW’s limited series about a bioengineered viral epidemic, wraps up. As life behind the walls grows unbearable, the resourceful Jana (Christina Marie Moses) spearheads an escape through the tunnels, bringing along pregnant Suzy (Nadine Lewington) and Quentin (Zachary Unger), the son of Jake’s (Chris Wood) beloved, infected schoolteacher, Katie (Kristen Gutoskie), among others. Outside the zone, Dr. Cannerts (George Young) nears a cure, while police major Lex (David Gyasi) and reporter Leo (Trevor St. John) finally uncover the guilty party behind the pathogen.

Coupled: “Mutual Distraction”
FOX, 9pm
One of the last helicopters lands on the island and the remaining women get a big surprise. Meanwhile, over at the villas, a guy realizes he’s lacking compatibility with his lady and a major partner swap occurs.

Feed the Beast: “In Lies the Truth”
AMC, 10pm
Discovering the truth about Dion’s (Jim Sturgess) betrayal causes Tommy (David Schwimmer) to unravel. Meanwhile, the Tooth Fairy (Michael Gladis) offers Dion a solution to his problems.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Comedy Central, 11pm
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah hits the road for coverage of the Republican National Convention from Cleveland, Ohio.