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Monday, June 19: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Finale on AMC

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Monday, June 19

Better Call Saul: “Lantern”
AMC, 10pm
Season Finale!
Kim (Rhea Seehorn) decides to take time off, while Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) tries to make amends. Nacho (Michael Mando) gambles with his future. Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) pushes Chuck (Michael McKean) to make a decision.

The Simpsons
FXX, 6pm

Father’s Day isn’t over yet on FXX’s marathon of The Simpsons, as some of Homer’s finest half-assed parenting is on display in classic episodes like “Homer’s Night Out,” “Radio Bart,” “Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie,” “Burns’ Heir” and “Lost Our Lisa.”

American Ninja Warrior: “San Antonio Qualifiers”
NBC, 8pm
In San Antonio, the competitors face two new obstacles: the spinning bridge and sky hooks. ANW veterans Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil and Brent Steffensen return, along with newcomers to the competition: IndyCar driver Conor Daly and Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton.

Superhuman: “More Than Meets the Mind”
FOX, 9pm
Five new contestants — from master memorizers to mathematicians — show off their outrageous talents in the hopes of wowing the audience and panelists, and winning the weekly $50,000 grand prize.

Reno, Set, Go!: “All Work and No Play/The Houseguest”
Discovery Family Channel, 10pm
New Series!
In each episode, a team of expert craftsmen, led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin, help a family perform a top-secret renovation in under 36 hours. Tonight, a woman remodels the family basement into a space where her husband can spend time with their two young children with special needs. Then, a man remodels his sister and brother-in-law’s master bedroom to thank them for letting him live with them.

The Real Story With María Elena Salinas: “Toughest to Solve”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Through its examination of the 2003 murder of Mexican immigrant Felipe Ulloa, this episode shows how closing homicide cases in immigrant communities is notoriously difficult.

Independent Lens: “Real Boy”
PBS, 10pm
Meet Bennett, a transgender teen trying to find his voice as a musician, a son and a man. As he navigates his journey, his mother struggles to understand her child’s choice and provide him with the love and support he needs.

Tuesday, June 20

Downward Dog: “Old”
ABC, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!
On his seventh birthday, all Martin wants is a nap, but his world is rocked when Jenn (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and her new puppy crash at Nan’s for a few days. Meanwhile, Jenn and Nan hit the town to forget their respective romantic dramas and are inspired when they hear local celebrity Deejay Devine (Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols) sing.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
FX, 8pm

The third Transformers adventure finds the Autobots learning of a spacecraft from their home planet hidden on Earth’s moon, and they race against the evil Decepticons to uncover it and learn its secrets. Shia LaBeouf stars.

The Story of China: “Ancestors/Silk Roads and China Ships”
PBS, 8pm
New Series!
This series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. In this episode, Wood joins a million people at a festival devoted to ancient gods, learns the tale of China’s bloodthirsty first emperor and travels the Silk Road to discover the brilliant Tang dynasty.

iZombie: “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1”
The CW, 9pm
In Part 1 of the season finale, Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brains of someone from Ravi’s (Rahul Kohli) past, and not only does it have her wanting to sleep with every guy in Seattle, she also begins having some very intimate visions of Ravi. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) is faced with a huge decision. Part 2 airs next Tuesday.

Face Off: Divide & Conquer: “Hive Mind”
Syfy, 9pm
Inspired by hive-minded insects, the artists must create queen, worker and drone aliens.

Queen Sugar
OWN, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The season returns with a two-night premiere tonight and tomorrow. The second season of the contemporary drama series features the Bordelon siblings struggling to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) relocates to Saint Josephine, La., to help run the family business. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a land owner in the eyes of his family and works to restore his relationship with his son’s mother. Nova (Rutina Wesley) finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved. Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they navigate their tenuous bonds as family.

Wrecked
TBS, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The hit survival comedy about an eclectic group of passengers who survived a plane crash and are stranded on an uninhabited island continues. Their biggest threat is mostly brought on by themselves, as the group struggles to live without modern comforts like indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi,  social media and Chipotle.

Team Ninja Warrior: “Finals Week 1”
USA Network, 10pm
The first finals episode features four winners from the qualifying rounds, with only one moving on to next week’s championship.

Wednesday, June 21

To Joey, With Love
CMT, 8pm
Witness the incredible true love story of Joey and Rory Feek, the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Duo of the Year. This film was intimately shot by the couple over two and a half years, and documents their journey from the birth of their daughter Indiana, born with Down syndrome, through Joey’s struggle with — and ultimate surrender to — cancer. This inspiring story of their never-ending love and devotion was written, filmed and directed by Rory Feek.

MasterChef: “Feeding the Lifeguards”
FOX, 8pm
The chef-testants head to the beach for the season’s first team challenge: to prepare and cook fresh fish for 101 lifeguards.

Little Big Shots: Forever Young
NBC, 8pm
New Series!
This spinoff of NBC’s Little Big Shots showcases the talents and wisdom of senior citizens. Executive producer Alison Holloway explains the impetus of the series: “We thought to ourselves, what would we find if we went into a senior market? Would we find the same unfiltered, amazing talent that we did with the kids?” She adds, “We quickly realized that this was an untapped market with these older folks and they don’t have a platform or a voice on network television and we just decided to go for it!”

Big Pacific
PBS, 8pm
New Series!
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the program examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.

The Carmichael Show: “Cynthia’s Birthday”
NBC, 9pm
In what is sure to be a highly talked-about episode of this sitcom that isn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics, the N-word will be used a number of times, unedited. The plot of tonight’s episode finds Cynthia (Loretta Devine) reacting negatively to a birthday gift she receives from Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) and Maxine (Amber Stevens West). This opens a conversation about that racial slur, and what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to race.

Great Yellowstone Thaw
PBS, 9pm
New Series!
Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and great gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. In tonight’s episode, learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Why are wolves and great gray owls in danger of starvation? Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison.

Big Star Little Star
USA Network, 9pm
Singer and TV host Joey Fatone and daughter Kloey, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Phaedra Parks and son Ayden, and former NFL star Greg Jennings and daughter Alea try to win money for their favorite charities by answering playful questions about how well they know each other. Cat Deeley hosts.

To Tell the Truth
ABC, 10pm
New Episodes!
Hosted by black-ish star Anthony Anderson, To Tell the Truth is a funny reimagining of the beloved game show of the same name. The all-new version, which returns tonight, features fun characters from pop culture and commentary from Anderson’s mom, Doris.

Andy Cohen’s Then & Now: “Being Rich”
Bravo, 10pm
Season Finale!
Andy Cohen dives into the opulent 1980s to explore how the wealthy spent their fortunes, and how that’s influenced the ways the mega-rich spend their money today. Plus, the Real Housewives spill their prenup secrets!

Blood Drive: “Welcome to Pixie Swallow”
Syfy, 10pm
Grace (Christina Ochoa) and Arthur (Alan Ritchson) battle to stay off the menu at the first pit stop: Pixie Swallow Motel & Diner.

Thursday, June 22

Boy Band
ABC, 8pm
New Series!
ABC’s new music competition series features talented singers battling it out to become a member of the next great boy band. To create a group America can truly call its own, viewers at home will vote live for their favorite contestants. Over 10 episodes, Boy Band will capture the audition process and behind-the-scenes excitement as young vocal talents compete for a spot in the finished product and a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Hollywood Game Night
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Jane Lynch is back to host Season 5 of this game show. The new season will include such celebrities as Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley from This Is Us and Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos from Superstore, as well as Michael Bolton, Ne-Yo, Natalie Morales, Mike Colter, Chris Hardwick, Margaret Cho, Gabby Douglas, Matt Iseman, Taye Diggs, RuPaul and more. In tonight’s premiere, cast members from Veep — Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Matt Walsh — take on The Walking Dead actors Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt and Lauren Cohan.

The Wall
NBC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Last winter’s hit competition series hosted by Chris Hardwick is back. With more than $12 million on the line every night, and up to $3 million on a drop at four stories high, the game can change people’s lives in an instant.

The Tunnel: Sabotage
PBS, 9pm
A sound bite from the plane’s black box suggests a terrifying possibility. A surprising chain of events brings Karl and Elise closer to the abductors, but will they get to the Fourniers in time?

The Gong Show
ABC, 10pm
New Series!
British comedic legend “Tommy Maitland” — really Austin Powers’ Mike Myers in some impressive prosthetics — hosts ABC’s update of the ’70s talent extravaganza that made household names of Chuck Barris, the Unknown Comic and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine. Executive produced by Will Arnett, each episode will celebrate unusually talented and unique performers judged by Hollywood’s hottest stars.

The Night Shift
NBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Season 4 of the medical drama finds the staff at San Antonio Memorial Hospital busier than ever. Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr and Scott Wolf star.

The Mist
Spike, 10pm
New Series!
Based on a story by Stephen King, the 10-episode series follows a broken family in Bridgeville, Maine, which finds itself engulfed by an eerie mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats. Cut off from the rest of the world, and in some cases each other, the family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.

Queen of the South: “Un Pacto Con el Diablo”
USA Network, 10pm
On a mission to destroy Epifanio’s (Joaquim de Almeida) drug-smuggling tunnels, Teresa (Alice Braga) and James (Peter Gadiot) come face-to–face with a group of American border vigilantes.

Friday, June 23

GLOW
Netflix
New Series!
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) league and TV show, this comedy set in 1985 Los Angeles stars Alison Brie as an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last chance for stardom when she is thrust into the glitter-and-spandex world of women’s wrestling. Jenji Kohan, who created Orange Is the New Black, serves as an executive producer.

The Originals” The Feast of All Sinners”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
The Mikaelsons find themselves out of options as they face the all-powerful and un-killable entity known as The Hollow. With the life of Hope (guest star Summer Fontana) at stake, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) proposes a final, desperate plan — one that will force Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) to make the greatest sacrifice their family has ever endured.

Dark Matter: “All the Time in the World”
Syfy, 9pm
Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, Three (Anthony Lemke) has been trapped in a time loop, reliving the same day.

CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Friends
CMT, 10pm
Catch the first ever outdoor episode of this series when Earth, Wind & Fire are joined by country music stars including Lady Antebellum to entertain thousands of fans with their legendary hits.

Wynonna Earp: “Gonna Getcha Good”
Syfy, 10pm
Doc (Tim Rozon) tries to help Dolls (Shamier Anderson), while Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) must deal with an angry Djinn with payback on his mind.

Playing House: “Cookie Jar”
USA Network, 11pm
Season Premiere!
Maggie (Lennon Parham) and Emma (Jessica St. Clair) take a self-defense class for moms, and Maggie becomes the teacher’s star pupil. Emma is ready to take her relationship to the next level with Mark (Keegan-Michael Key), but is afraid that he won’t be turned on by her 40-year-old body. And Maggie’s ex-husband (Brad Morris) has a girlfriend, but Maggie may not be ready to see her old man with someone new.

Saturday, June 24

The Boy Next Door
FXX, 10:30am

Love is in the air today on FXX with a marathon of romantic dramas, beginning with The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez. Other movies in the marathon are Aloha, The Vow, The Longest Ride and The Fault in Our Stars.

“Power” Marathon
Starz, 5pm
Gearing up for the premiere of Season 4 (tomorrow) of the hit drama, Starz will air back-to-back episodes of Seasons 1-3. The series follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyle of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. The third season of Power was the most-watched ever for a Starz original series, and was the second-highest-rated series on all of premium pay television in 2016. So now’s the time to catch up.

The Thundermans: “Thunder in Paradise”
Nickelodeon, 8pm
In this 60-minute special, the Thundermans are off to Hawaii for summer vacation, but there’s trouble in paradise when Phoebe inadvertently absorbs Dark Mayhem’s evil powers and becomes determined to complete his plan for world domination.

The Essentials: “Rear Window”
TCM, 8pm
Tina Fey begins her series of guest appearances with host Alec Baldwin tonight, kicking off things with a discussion of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 suspense classic Rear Window, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

My Favorite Wedding
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Potential Northwestern University fellow Tess Harper (Maggie Lawson) lasers through her best friend’s wedding planning like the star doctor she hopes to soon become. In fact, Tess puzzles through any problem — provided it’s not her own. When she meets divorce lawyer and the groom’s best friend Michael, Tess maneuvers around him like a gurney in the emergency room until she discovers this best man has a few moves of his own.