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Saturday, Aug. 12

Orphan Black
BBC America, 10pm
Series Finale
Learn the fate of Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and their Leda clone sisters (Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany plays them all) in the series finale of BBC America’s sci-fi thriller.

Major League Baseball: Boston at N.Y. Yankees
FS1, 4pm Live
AL East rivals meet at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y., as the Boston Red Sox take on the Yankees in Game 2 of a three-game series.

CBS, beginning at 8pm
Series Finale!
The final new episodes of Doubt air back-to-back tonight. In “Running Out of Time,” Sadie (Katherine Heigl) gives her closing argument in Billy’s (Steven Pasquale) trial and the jury begins deliberations. Then in the series finale “The Return,” the jury delivers their verdict in Billy’s trial, and Sadie learns of a secret that might have impacted his case.

The Essentials: “The Quiet Man”
TCM, 8pm
William Friedkin takes his turn hosting The Essentials, beginning with The Quiet Man. Legendary director John Ford won an Oscar for this film, which stars John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The movie is known for the lush photography of the Irish countryside and the long, semi-comic, climactic fistfight.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
AMC, 9pm
Series Finale!
Although the Revolutionary War is nearly won, the series finale of Turn: Washington’s Spies will still feature plenty of drama. The driving story of the last episode is the fate of the show’s true-life characters. Foremost: the unsung heroes of George Washington’s (Ian Kahn) personal spy cell the Culper Ring, including Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), Ben Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and Anna Strong (Heather Lind).

Summer in the Vineyard
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
In this sequel to Autumn in the Vineyard, Frankie (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Nate (Brendan Penny) are now a couple and are gearing up for Summer Fest, the town’s largest event. They can’t wait to reveal their new wine and put the vineyard on the map. But when an issue with the wine puts things in jeopardy, both the relationship and the partnership will be put to the test.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Golf: PGA Championship, Final Round
TNT & CBS, beginning at 11am Live
TNT and CBS air the final round of golf’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Live coverage begins on TNT and switches to CBS for the remainder of the round.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Pure Michigan 400
NBCSN, 3pm Live
Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray and other top Monster Energy Cup stars hope for a strong finish in today’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Teen Choice 2017
FOX, 8pm Live
Teens make their voices heard in this annual awards show where winners take home surfboards, which serve as trophies. New categories this year include Choice Throwback TV Show and Choice Latin Artist.

The Cars That Made America
History, 8pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hosts and executive produces this three-night, six-hour event series that uncovers the stories of the legends who built America’s car empires. Character-driven reenactments and never-before-seen archival footage help showcase the career trajectories of seven iconic figures: Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, the Dodge brothers, William Durant, Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean.

Candy Crush: “My Heart’s Still Racing”
CBS, 9pm
Competitors in tonight’s edition of the Candy Crush game show include a team of twin brothers and a team of toilet paper makers. Mario Lopez hosts.

Chesapeake Shores: “Pasts and Presents”
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Mick (Treat Williams) makes some unpopular business decisions when he plans to sell the nightclub that he and Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) had built together. Meanwhile, Jess (Laci J. Mailey) turns to an unexpected source for help when planning her cousin’s wedding goes awry.

Garage Sale Mystery: Murder by Text
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!
Jennifer Shannon’s (Lori Loughlin) new client is bass player Lita Merrill (Emily Tennant), who consigns some collectible tour jackets at Rags to Riches before going on the road with country singer John Dalton (Kurt Teixeira). But a few hours before the band is set to take the stage for their first show, Lita quits the band via a cryptic text message and is later found dead in her living room. The official verdict of suicide doesn’t sit right with Jennifer, so she embarks on a solo investigation that yields tantalizing clues, a cleverly executed crime and, ultimately, a coldblooded killer.

I’m Dying Up Here
Showtime, 10pm
Season Finale!
Laugh it up now, because a shocking event is about to change everything for Goldie (Melissa Leo) and her crew of comics.

Monday, Aug. 14

“Star Trek: Voyager” Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 12pm

This Star Trek: Voyager marathon on BBC America includes episodes from the latter half of Season 6 (1999-2000) and includes the two-part episode “Unimatrix Zero” that spanned Seasons 6 and 7.

Bachelor in Paradise
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The troubled fourth season of ABC’s sex-booze-and-drama fest debuts, possibly (but not likely) tamer after producers temporarily shut down the show due to allegations of nonconsensual nookie between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, who ultimately returned to the cast. Chris Harrison hosts.

Shadowhunters: “Beside Still Water”
Freeform, 8pm
Season Finale!
Season 2 wraps up tonight.

Preacher: “Puzzle Piece”
AMC, 9pm
Jesse (Dominic Cooper) gets a much-needed breakthrough on his search for God. Tulip (Ruth Negga) continues to spiral, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) makes a life-altering decision for Denis (Ronald Guttman).

The Real Housewives of Dallas
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Dallas socialites D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott join returning housewives Cary Deuber, Stephanie Hollman, LeeAnne Locken and Brandi Redmond in an all-new season of Texas-sized drama. As the ladies navigate the high-pressure world of big money and power, new and old friendships are put to the test.

I Hart Food
Food Network, 10pm
New Series!
YouTube sensation Hannah Hart has spent the last five years sharing her passion for food (and love for puns) with millions of online fans. Now, she’s setting out across the country to discover the regional favorites that consume America from sea to shining sea. From the many ways that Portland, Maine, loves its lobster to how Santa Fe, N.M., cherishes its chilies to why Asheville, N.C., prefers its dishes Southern-fried, this hungry Hart is on the lookout for the country’s most incredible foods and foodies.

Midnight, Texas: “Sexy Beast”
NBC, 10pm
Manfred’s (François Arnaud) ability to see the dead leads him to uncover an ancient supernatural who seduces and feeds on men.

POV: “Two Towns of Jasper”
PBS, 10pm
After the brutal murder of African-American James Byrd Jr. by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas, friends Whitney Dow, who is white, and Marco Williams, who is black, made a film about their town.

Baller Wives
VH1, 10pm
New Series!
In the social circles of Miami’s professional athletes, the men may call the shots on the field, but the ladies run the game. Kijafa and her pro-quarterback husband, Michael Vick, think they run the show, but the competition between them and their all-star friends and neighbors runs thick. The cast also includes Stacey and Chris Chambers, Miko and Brent Grimes, Jeniva and Asante Samuel, and Aja and Channing Crowder.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo
Country music star Brad Paisley hosts a night of music and laughs with comics Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Sarah Tiana, Mike E. Winfield and Jon Reep.

America’s Got Talent
NBC, 8pm Live
Season 12’s live shows begin tonight with a two-hour telecast. Live results shows begin tomorrow night.

Face Off: Divide & Conquer: “Journey into Fear, Part 1”
Syfy, 9pm
The final three must create creatures for a haunted house conceptualized by series judge Glenn Hetrick.

Haunted Towns
Destination America, 10pm
New Series!
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers ghost-hunting team investigates some of the most notoriously haunted towns across America in this new series.

Hollywood Game Night: “This Is Us Game Night”
NBC, 10pm
This Is Us stars Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, along with Carson Kressley, Marcus Lemonis and Bill Engvall, are the celebrities competing tonight.

OWN, 10pm
Midseason Premiere!
OWN welcomes back its hit series with a two-night midseason premiere tonight and tomorrow. Oprah Winfrey will return in her guest-starring role, along with the main cast. The new episodes find the Greenleaf family split as Jacob (Lamman Rucker) ventures off to begin his new career with longtime rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David), while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family.

Shooter: “The Man Called Noon”
USA Network, 10pm
Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) works to piece together Solotov’s (Josh Stewart) motive for targeting their unit; Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) uncovers a surprise witness to the event that set everything off; Solotov’s hunt has him hiding in plain sight.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Saving Private Ryan
BBC America, 6pm

Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns and Vin Diesel star in Steven Spielberg’s intense 1998 action drama set in World War II. After landing on the beaches of Normandy, a group of U.S. soldiers goes behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

MasterChef: “Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Shucks”
FOX, 8pm
The top 12 home cooks head to Las Vegas to serve 50 entertainment and hospitality industry VIPs at Caesars Palace’s 50th Anniversary party. The losing team must head back to the kitchen for a difficult pressure test, after which one contestant is sent home.

India: Nature’s Wonderland, Part 2
PBS, 8pm
Continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques, and witness the mass hatching of olive ridley sea turtles.

Car Country
History, 8pm
This two-hour special highlights America’s passionate relationship with the automobile. Beginning with the 1970s, the program takes viewers on a ride through the last 40-plus years of U.S. car culture.

The F Word with Gordon Ramsay
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!
Tonight, Gordon Ramsay chooses the top two teams to compete for the chance to win $100,000.

Snowfall: “Cracking”
FX, 10pm
Franklin (Damson Idris), Leon (Isaiah John) and Kevin (Malcolm Mays) take a game-changing road trip in the new episode “Cracking.” Also, Teddy (Carter Hudson) deals with a sin from Alejandro’s (Juan Javier Cárdenas) past.

NBC, 9pm
New Series!
In Living Color’s Marlon Wayans plays a wacky dad of two charmers who is laser-focused on winning back their mom in this family-friendly new half-hour laugher based on Wayans’ own life with longtime partner Angelica Zachary and kids Shawn and Amai. Wayans’ Marlon Wayne is also a devoted but unfiltered father of two whose fame (he’s an online superstar), outsized funny bone and comic flair often land him — and sometimes his offspring — in hot water. Most often with his exasperated, ultra-together and completely over-it former wife Ashley (Essence Atkins), who can’t get her ex-man to realize they’re not together anymore.

Suits: “Home to Roost”
USA Network, 9pm
Mike (Patrick J. Adams) deals with blowback on his prison case; Harvey (Gabriel Macht) struggles to tell Donna (Sarah Rafferty) about his relationship with Paula (Christina Cole); Louis’ (Rick Hoffman) past poor behavior comes back to haunt him.

Growing Up Supermodel
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
In Lifetime’s new docuseries Growing Up Supermodel, cameras follow a group of aspiring models with famous last names as they struggle to make it big in a cutthroat industry, while their parents — Ricky Schroder, Oscar De La Hoya, Kelly Le Brock and Steven Seagal among them — discover that being a star is sometimes easier than trying to raise one.

Thursday, Aug. 17

NFL Preseason: Tampa Bay at Jacksonville
ESPN, 8pm
Week 2 of the NFL preseason includes this matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field.

Project Runway
Lifetime, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Fashion powerhouses Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen reunite once again for Project Runway’s super sweet 16th season, bursting at the seams with guest judges, unconventional challenges and time constraints.

Flipping Out
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
This season, America’s favorite house flipper, Jeff Lewis, embarks on his biggest challenge yet — fatherhood. When employees — and nannies — become a revolving door, only Lewis’ life partner Gage Edward, his loyal executive assistant Jenni Pulos, and his unflappable housekeeper Zoila Chavez can keep Jeff from flipping out.

First in Human
Discovery Channel, 9pm
In the second episode of this three-part docuseries, Bo Cooper recovers from a near-death experience, while Anita McAlister weighs her treatment options. Patients Lucy Wiese and Deidra Williams receive highly experimental bone marrow transplants.

Zoo: “Stakes on a Plane”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Stakes on a Plane,” the team faces a midair crisis when their airplane has an electrical malfunction. Also, Abigail (Athena Karkanis) holds Jackson (James Wolk) prisoner in order to extract information from him that is critical to her secret master plan.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Fledgling entrepreneurs Abby (Lisa Edelstein) and Barbara (Retta) are ready to go live with their new website, Lady Parts. While they’re trying to plant their flags, the rest of the crew — Phoebe (Beau Garrett), Jo (Alanna Ubach) and Delia (Necar Zadegan) — will also seek various forms of empowerment. As for whether all that independence will leave any room for romance, not to worry: There’s plenty in the pipeline, including the return of Abby’s former flame Will (Warren Christie) and Barbara’s deepening connection with the dreamy contractor played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

The Night Shift
NBC, 10pm
When Jordan (Jill Flint) realizes the hospital is under cyber-attack, she leads the team in managing patient care as chaos ensues. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) wrestles with whether he should return to Syria to tie up loose ends.

The Guest Book: “Story Four”
TBS, 10:30pm
The series is based on the fictitious stories series creator Greg Garcia wrote in guest books over the years. In tonight’s episode, Christy (Jaime Pressly) heads up to the mountains to try to bond with her new boyfriend, Paul (John Ortiz), and his 8-year-old daughter. However, when she self-medicates to deal with her anxiety, she ends up revealing some skeletons in her closet.

Friday, Aug. 18

Marvel’s The Defenders
New Series!
The heroes of Netflix’s previous series in their Marvel Comics universe — Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) — team up to ward off a threat to New York City in the form of the villainous Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver). Scott Glenn, Elodie Yung, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick are also on hand from the previous series.

“Star Trek: The Original Series” Marathon
BBC America, 12pm

BBC America’s Friday marathon of the 1960s Star Trek series features the series finale “Turnabout Intruder” (1969), immediately followed by the series premiere “The Man Trap” (1966).

Killjoys: “Heist, Heist Baby”
Syfy, 8pm
As the Killjoys plan a theft on an armored convoy, Aneela (Hannah John-Kamen) finds herself on a desperate search for Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen).

Guy’s Family Road Trip
Food Network, 9pm
New Series!
Guy Fieri and his family load up their RV for an American rite of passage: a family road trip from coast to coast. From quirky festivals and campfire cooking to national parks and roadside attractions, Guy, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder dig into America’s signature dishes, landscapes and experiences.

Great Performances: “Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017”
PBS, 9pm
Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic’s annual open-air concert from Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renée Fleming as special guest soloist.

Dark Matter: “My Final Gift to You”
Syfy, 9pm
Ryo invites his former crew to Zairon in a final attempt to secure the Blink Drive and his victory over Pyr.

Wynonna Earp: “Gone as a Girl Can Get”
Syfy, 10pm
Allies become enemies when a vengeful wish goes awry.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Marvel’s Spider-Man
Disney XD, 7am
New Series!
This new animated series puts a fresh take on the saga of Spider-Man. Newly minted superhero Peter Parker juggles his social life at a high school for brilliant young scientists, while hiding his secret identity from everyone — including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends a competing academy for geniuses.

The Shadow Riders
getTV, 8pm
Based on the classic Louis L’Amour Western novel, this film stars Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott as brothers who fought on opposite sides of the Civil War, but now must team up to rescue their surviving family members, who have been kidnapped by a group of bandits.

The Essentials: “The Manchurian Candidate”
TCM, 8pm
William Friedkin returns as host for tonight’s film, the 1962 Cold War suspense thriller The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. Costar Angela Lansbury was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her supporting role as Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin. Though it was originally released in 1962, it went unseen for years after Sinatra purchased the rights in the 1970s and withdrew the film from circulation.

Princess Diana: Her Life — Her Death — The Truth
CBS, 9pm
This encore of the two-hour primetime special from May, hosted by the compassionate Gayle King, explores the life and legacy of Princess Diana, and puts to rest many questions that still surround the crash that killed her.

Halt and Catch Fire
AMC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Anna Chlumsky joins AMC’s tech drama series in its fourth and final season, playing chief ontologist Dr. Katie Herman. Meanwhile, Joe, Cameron, Gordon, Donna and John continue navigating the early days of the internet and web browsers, pondering their destinies both personally and professionally as the competitive nature of the tech world further complicates their lives.

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway
Oxygen, 9pm
New Series!
Oxygen debuts this true-crime franchise that follows real-time investigations. A worldwide media frenzy erupted when 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba on May 30, 2005. Natalee’s body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, continues his gut-wrenching search for answers. Now, 12 years later, the series follows Dave and the family’s longtime private investigator, T.J. Ward, as they explore what they believe to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed firsthand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of Natalee’s remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of prime suspect Joran van der Sloot.