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Wednesday, June 21
Little Big Shots: Forever Young
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!”
— Little Big Shots (@NBCLilBigShots) June 18, 2017
To Joey, With Love
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”
The chef-testants head to the beach for the season’s first team challenge: to prepare and cook fresh fish for 101 lifeguards.
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”
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
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
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”
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”
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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”
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
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”
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
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
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.
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”
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”
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
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.