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Wednesday, May 23: The Torch Goes Out on ‘Survivor: Ghost Island’

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Wednesday, May 23

Survivor: Ghost Island
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
The torch goes out on Season 36 as we finally learn which Ghost Island castaway outwitted, outlasted and outplayed the others.

Empire: “The Empire Unpossess’d”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
As the Empire ownership bid presentation nears, Eddie shows no sign of backing down, and Lucious must make a difficult decision to save the future of the company and his family.

Nature: “The World’s Most Wanted Animal”
PBS, 8pm
Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts.

Star: “Thirty Days to Famous”
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!
Brandy Norwood returns as Carlotta’s sister Cassie, and the rivalry between the siblings comes to a head. And Take 3’s future as a group is at risk when egos clash.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Remember Me/Remember Me Too”
NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Season 19 comes to an end with two episodes tonight. In “Remember Me,” when a young woman (guest star Genesis Rodriguez) takes a man hostage at gunpoint, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) makes a dangerous attempt to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, the SVU discovers the shocking motive behind the abduction. In “Remember Me Too,” Benson’s suspicions about a kidnapping victim (guest star Carlos Miranda) uncovers a dangerous criminal network prepared to silence anyone who gets in their way.

NOVA Wonders: “Can We Make Life?”
PBS, 9pm
Discover the breakthroughs in genetic engineering enabling scientists to create and manipulate DNA as never before. Explore the promise and peril of CRISPR. Can we cure genetic diseases? Bring extinct animals back to life? Even edit our own genes?

The Expanse: “Delta-V”
Syfy, 9pm
All eyes turn to the edge of the solar system as a mysterious new presence emerges; Naomi (Dominique Tipper) recommits to her roots; Drummer (Cara Gee) butts heads with a seasoned new commander aboard the Behemoth; a young Belter makes a name for himself.

Wood Work: “Creating a Family Retreat”
DIY, 10pm
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ go-to woodworker has carved out a niche for himself. Fixer Upper favorite Clint Harp headlines his own series and takes viewers inside the Waco, Texas, shop where he finds creative solutions to requests for built-ins, mantels and custom pieces. This week, he creates a ping-pong table made from solid ash (with a walnut inlay) for a couple who want to create a fun retreat for their college son’s weekend visits.

The Split
SundanceTV, 10pm
New Miniseries!
Set in the fast-paced, emotionally charged world of divorce law, this six-part miniseries stars Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) as divorce lawyer Hannah Defoe. The Split explores contemporary marriage and relationships through the personal and professional lives of Hannah and her legal-eagle family.

Krypton: “The Phantom Zone”
Syfy, 10pm
Season Finale!
With Brainiac (Blake Ritson) close to taking over the city of Kandor, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) realizes that saving his planet means making tough choices … possibly at the expense of his allies.

Colony: “Hospitium”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) fear they might be in danger when the Resistance camp is put in lockdown. A risky plan makes Broussard (Tory Kittles) question Amy’s intentions.

Thursday, May 24

Terrence Howard’s Fright Club
FOX, 8pm
Empire star Terrence Howard shows off his skills as a prankster when he invites his biggest fans to what they believe to be a meet-and-greet at his remote New Orleans estate, but it’s actually a weekend filled with scary pranks. Hidden cameras follow the fans as Howard pushes them to the limit and exposes them to wild experiences including swamp monsters and voodoo spells.

Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day
NBC, 8pm
Kicking off NBC’s night of programming related to the Red Nose Day charity event, this special installment of American Ninja Warrior features stars from all areas of entertainment as they attempt to overcome the famed obstacle course in the name of charity. Derek Hough, Ne-Yo, Nikki Bella, Colton Dunn, Scott Evans, Nastia Liukin and Gregg Sulkin will all compete. For the first time, cohost Akbar Gbajabiamila will take on the course he has seen so many ninjas face. Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy are also on hand to cohost.

Carnival Eats: “Beach Eats”
Cooking Channel, 9pm
Deep-fried Oreos, anyone? Host Noah Cappe had better have packed his sweet tooth because he’s touring beachside fairgrounds this week, and you know those creative food vendors are cooking up something crazier than just your average funnel cake and corn dogs.

Swamp People: “Speed Demons”
History, 9pm
Alligator hunting isn’t getting any easier, as we’ve seen so far on Season 9 of the reality hit. Our heroes in Louisiana have struggled to maintain their way of life — and tonight, hunter and fisherman Robert “Frenchy” Crochet takes a gamble by searching for prey in unfamiliar territory.

Hollywood Game Night: “Red Nose Day”
NBC, 9pm
Jane Lynch hosts this special Red Nose Day installment of her popular game show, with some of the biggest names in entertainment competing to raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated.

Mysteries at the Museum
Travel Channel, 9pm
What do teacups and facial hair have in common? Host Don Wildman delivers an entertaining history lesson as he heads to the Bell County Museum in Texas to check out their collection of mustache cups, a Victorian-era invention that kept guys’ whiskers dry.

The Red Nose Day Special
NBC, 10pm Live
Chris Hardwick hosts this night of fun and goodwill as celebrities come together to raise money and awareness to help end childhood poverty. “When you can actually use comedy for some good and to help people … so many people jump onboard and want to play around,” Hardwick tells of the event.

Friday, May 25

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short team up for musical sketches and conversations about their legendary lives in show business and standup.

Original Film!
Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson star in this original romantic comedy film about a woman looking to shake up her routine who finds her two best pals accompanying her on a business trip to Barcelona.

Season Premiere!
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) join the voice cast of Guillermo del Toro’s animated series for its third and final season, with Maslany and Luna set as the new series leads.

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Bethany Mota”
CBS, 8pm
Bethany Mota is a YouTube sensation and author with more than 12.7 million subscribers, and is one of the most powerful and inspiring voices in social media. In this episode, Mota goes undercover to identify up-and-coming YouTube talent.

My Last Days
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Your problems will suddenly seem tiny after checking out this heart-wrenching docuseries featuring brave individuals who have terminal illnesses. With their time running out, they all “live fully in the moment,” says executive producer Justin Baldoni.

Memorial Day Movie Marathon
TCM, 8pm
All Memorial Day weekend (starting tonight and through early Tuesday morning), Turner Classic Movies airs the most memorable military movies of all time, beginning with 1961’s The Guns of Navarone. Other notable titles airing throughout the marathon include The Dirty Dozen (1967), From Here to Eternity (1953), Where Eagles Dare (1968), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and more.

Great Performances: “The Opera House”
PBS, 9pm
Explore the rich history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met’s general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.

Night Flight
IFC, 1:30am (late-night)
Totally rad! Tonight’s episode of the revived 1980s pop culture show features a deep dive into punk music with vintage interviews and performances from AC/DC, Henry Rollins and Bad Brains. Plus, catch a baby-faced Rosie O’Donnell starting out in standup comedy.

Saturday, May 26

America’s News HQ
FOX News Channel, 12pm Live

In a special episode commemorating Memorial Day, Leland Vittert will co-anchor live from the Marine Corps Museum in Virginia. Features include interviews with Marines who are using virtual reality to simulate and train for combat zones, a face-off against a military trained dog and a talk with officers training at the Marines’ premier military base. Elizabeth Prann will co-anchor from the studio in D.C. America’s News HQ Memorial Day event continues Sunday.

Soccer: UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
FOX, 2:30pm Live

Europe’s premier club soccer tournament season comes to a close in the final match today in Kiev, Ukraine, between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

FOX, 7pm
FOX opens its schedule of Major League Baseball primetime Saturdays leading up to July’s All-Star Game with three events. Depending on their location, viewers can check out the Los Angeles Angels at the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros at the Cleveland Indians or the San Francisco Giants at the Chicago Cubs.

Ransom: “Anatomy of a Lost Cause”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Anatomy of a Lost Cause,” after a hostage is executed in the midst of a high-stakes negotiation, Eric (Luke Roberts) is charged with aiding and abetting a kidnapper, and he faces self-doubt in the wake of his fatal error.

Taken: “Imperium”
NBC, 8pm
The series based on Luc Besson’s popular feature-film franchise returns to NBC’s lineup on Saturdays as it finishes out the rest of its second season (the series has recently been canceled). In “Imperium,” when a dangerous weapons dealer smuggles his wares into New York City, Bryan (Clive Standen) teams with the FBI in a race to stop him before he reaches the safety of international waters.

The Tale
HBO, 10pm
Original Film!
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox shares her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and recovery in this difficult but important film, a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee. Laura Dern and a preteen Isabelle Nélisse (Mama) play Fox at different times in her life, as the adult Jennifer (Dern) realizes, via a chance revisiting of a story she wrote as a prepubescent student, that the decades-older track coach she considered her first “boyfriend” actually groomed and raped her. Jason Ritter is eerily genial as Fox’s abuser while Ellen Burstyn is fiery as Fox’s mother Nettie, whose own guilt, shame and confusion helped her daughter assemble the real story.

Sunday, May 27

The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Season Finale!
Diane (Christine Baranski) is a lawyer, but now she’s getting grilled. Her FBI interview about husband Kurt (Gary Cole) takes a gnarly turn.

The Break With Michelle Wolf
New Series!
After four years of working on shows like The Daily Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers (and following her hosting gig at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April), comedian/writer Michelle Wolf now goes in front of the camera to host this weekly half-hour variety/sketch series.

Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix
ESPN, 9:05am Live

Formula One’s most prestigious and picturesque race returns to the streets of Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix as stars Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton continue their rivalry. ESPN airs the race live in the morning, with ABC airing an encore in the afternoon.

Verizon IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500
ABC, 12pm Live
The Memorial Day weekend tradition returns for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 from famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Top drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato take on the Brickyard’s 2.5-mile rectangular oval. Also, former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick calls it a career after racing today at Indy.

America’s News HQ
FOX News Channel, 12pm Live

In a special episode commemorating Memorial Day, Elizabeth Prann will co-anchor from the Poppy Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She will also present a tour of famous military grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. Leland Vittert will co-anchor from the studio in D.C.

Tennis: French Open, Early Rounds
NBC, 12pm Live
The second Grand Slam tournament on the tennis calendar features the world’s best players competing on the red clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris. Serena Williams will play in her first Grand Slam since becoming a mom in 2017. Defending singles champions are Rafael Nadal and Jelena Ostapenko.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600
FOX, 6pm Live
Announcer Mike Joy calls the action — alongside analysts Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon — at the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

The Fourth Estate
Showtime, 7:30pm
New Series!
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus turns her lens on The New York Times, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering today’s news. Embedded for the past year with the Times and granted unprecedented access and interviews with editors and reporters on the front lines, the docuseries presents a groundbreaking portrait of the men and women who are fighting for freedom of the press.

Legends & Lies: The Civil War: “William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
On the 10th episode of FOX News Channel’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War, “William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War,” host Brian Kilmeade will examine the journey of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman as he brings modern tactics to Georgia, burning Atlanta and marching to the sea, which leads to the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at the Battle of Appomattox Court House.

Instinct: “Long Shot”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Long Shot,” a woman is shot outside a community center, and Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) are challenged by the mayor to solve the case in less than 24 hours to quell pressure from the media and special interest groups.

Finding Bigfoot: “Return of the Legend”
Animal Planet, 8pm
Animal Planet’s 2018 Monster Week programming begins with this two-hour special where the Finding Bigfoot team travels to Willow Creek, Calif., to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most famous supposed piece of Bigfoot footage — the Patterson-Gimlin film. The discovery of a new copy of the film brings forth the biggest Bigfoot discovery in decades. Immediately following is a one-hour special that features the Finding Bigfoot investigators and crew sharing their own stories and experiences together from over the past decade.

Killing Eve
BBC America, 8pm
Season Finale!
Season 1 of BBC America’s thriller Killing Eve comes to a conclusion tonight. Despite whatever happens to MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh) and assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in the finale, fans can at least be happy that the show has been renewed for a second season.

National Memorial Day Concert
PBS, 8pm Live
Join cohosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 29th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.

Deception: “Code Act/Transposition”
ABC, 9pm
Series Finale!
The canceled freshman series comes to close in a special, two-hour finale that sees the team go up against the Mystery Woman in a battle of dueling deceptions. But just when Cameron (Jack Cutmore-Scott) thinks he finally has her, she unleashes her most game-changing twist yet.

Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen
Food Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence, this competition series features eight of the most unforgettable Food Network Star finalists vying for a spot in the new season, and, ultimately, their own Food Network show.

Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Though his life and career were cut short by violence in 1998, at the age of 49, when he was murdered by his wife, comedian/actor Phil Hartman left us with a wealth of performances by turns hilarious and poignant, notably his work on Saturday Night Live and voiceover roles on The Simpsons. This special looks to explore Hartman the man, whom very few people knew. Through the voices of friends, loved ones and colleagues, Phil Hartman: Behind Closed Doors, hosted by Natalie Morales, reveals a man of intense intelligence, dedication and talent.

Trust: “Consequences”
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!
As the Stetson-wearing, fourth-wall-breaking fixer Fletcher Chace, Brendan Fraser has found a career-defining role on Trust. The drama about the 1973 kidnapping, ransom and homecoming of wealthy scion Paul Getty (Harris Dickinson) wraps up its run tonight, with Chace — taciturn head of security for John Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland) — back in the driver’s seat to explain the far-reaching effects of what went down.

Monday, May 28

“Star Wars” Marathon
TNT, 11:28am
It’s all about Star Wars this weekend with the theatrical opening of the franchise’s latest, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Today TNT goes back to the beginning with the very first film — 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, followed by 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The Bachelorette
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
For the 14th installment of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Rebecca “Becca” Kufrin sets out to find love. After winning the heart (and the final rose) of Season 22’s bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., she had her heart broken when Luyendyk decided he’d rather be with a runner-up and broke off their engagement. But Kufrin is ready to move on, sharing during The Bachelor’s postseason special, After the Final Rose, “I’m ready for the next chapter of my life, to be happy, to find someone better suited for me. I don’t want to keep looking in the past. I want to move forward.”

Lucifer: “Boo Normal/Once Upon a Time”
FOX, 8pm

The devil, it seems, has two more tricks up his sleeve. FOX canceled Lucifer after three seasons, but it will air two new “bonus episodes” tonight. In “Boo Normal,” Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and the team investigate the murder of a child psychiatrist, Ella (Aimee Garcia) thinks about a big childhood secret that she’s been hiding. Then in “Once Upon a Time, which was directed by cast member Kevin Alejandro, an alternate dimension is visited where Lucifer not only has never met Chloe (Lauren German), but is granted the freedom of choice. American Gods author Neil Gaiman voices God, who serves as the narrator.

The Lost Kingdom of the Yeti
Animal Planet, 8pm
Monster Week continues with this special in which scientist and yeti-hunter Mark Evans travels to the Bhutanese wilderness, where he hears fresh reports of repeated sightings of the creature and finds mysterious prints in the snow. Evans mounts a considerable expedition into the Himalayas and takes his search for the yeti further than ever before.

Supergirl: “Dark Side of the Moon”
The CW, 8pm
Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) is stunned to discover that a part of Krypton survived.

Girl in the Bunker
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
This Lifetime original film is based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf. As she walked home from her school bus stop, a man dressed as a deputy handcuffed 14-year-old Elizabeth (Julia Lalonde) for marijuana possession and marched her into an underground bunker deep in the woods. At the mercy of her psychologically unhinged captor, Vinson Filyaw (Henry Thomas), Elizabeth realized that in order to survive, she had to take matters into her own hands and win his trust to plot her escape.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1
NBC, 8pm Live

The NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference champions face off for the Stanley Cup in the best-of-seven-game championship series beginning with Game 1 tonight on NBC.

iZombie: “And He Shall Be a Good Man”
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!
Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), Ravi (Rahul Kohli), Peyton (Aly Michalka) and Major (Robert Buckley) work together to help Liv (Rose McIver).

Dead North
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
This two-night special, concluding tomorrow, is a true-crime thriller that follows Laura Frizzo — the lone police chief in the isolated Upper Peninsula of Michigan — as she investigates a case that becomes a hunt for a suspected female serial killer. Through extensive bodycam footage and interrogation room conversations, the docuseries chronicles every firsthand detail of this bizarre, Fargo-like tale, concluding with a stunning face-off between two women on opposite sides of the law.

Going to War
PBS, 9pm
Authors Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes reveal the soldier’s journey with unflinching candor.

Lake Placid: Legacy
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!
This latest installment in the giant killer crocodile film franchise follows a group of young explorers who discover a secret area hidden from all maps and GPS devices. When they reach the center of the lake, they find an abandoned facility that houses one of the largest — and deadliest — apex predators known to man. Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Sai Bennett and Joe Pantoliano star.

The Crossing: “The Long Morrow”
ABC, 10pm
A grisly discovery in camp leads to the arrest of an unlikely suspect, and a risky move by Jude (Steve Zahn) may be the only way to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Reece (Natalie Martinez) finds herself captive, and Rebecca (Simone Kessell) falls under the sway of Naomi (Josette Canilao) in a way that could change everything. Or couldn’t.

Weird, True & Freaky
Animal Planet, 10pm
Airing as part of Monster Week all week starting tonight, this series features the scariest and most unbelievable animal encounters from across the globe caught on video.

Elementary: “Bits and Pieces”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Bits and Pieces,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) retrace Holmes’ steps after he finds himself in possession of a severed head and no memory of the past six hours.

American Chopper
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Paul Teutul Sr. and Jr. are back as Discovery’s iconic reality hit returns after nearly a decade. As the two men continue to build custom bikes, often for A-list clientele, in their respective shops — Sr.’s famed Orange County Choppers and Jr.’s Paul Jr. Designs — the father and son also work to slowly rebuild their frayed relationship.

History, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Season 2 of History’s Navy SEAL action drama series gets a special Memorial Day premiere before moving to its regular Wednesday time slot later this week. Olivia Munn makes her series debut as Gina Cline, a smart and ruthless CIA operative. In the 10-episode new season, SEAL Team Six is on a mission to destroy the terrorist network responsible for the shooting of their former team leader. The pursuit brings them to the border of Russia, where their actions could spark World War III.

Independent Lens: “Served Like a Girl”
PBS, 10pm
Join several remarkable women rebuilding their lives with humor and heart in the Ms. Veteran America competition. Wounded in action and transitioning to civilian life, these women seek to help others struggling with homelessness, PTSD and other trauma.

Tuesday, May 29

Arrested Development
Season Premiere!
The Bluths are back and finally getting the award they think they deserve — for family of the year. It’s a development that will help Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) as she begins her campaign for Congress. But whatever happens, Michael (Jason Bateman) will always come back to save the family. Probably. Along with Bateman and de Rossi, the rest of the original cast returns, and it was announced that Jeffrey Tambor — who was let go from Amazon’s Transparent over harassment allegations — will also appear in Season 5 as Bluth patriarch George.

Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography
A&E, 8pm
This all-new episode reveals the surprising story of the Seattle area schoolteacher whose love affair with then 13-year-old Vili Fualaau became an international media sensation — and sent her to prison for more than seven years. Now 56, Mary tells the deeply emotional story of how her forbidden relationship with Fualaau developed, the legal troubles and media firestorm that followed, the scandal’s effect on the couple’s daughters and their eventual marriage, and what their life is like today. Other interviews include the 34-year-old Fualaau, Mary’s lawyers, her friends and a fellow prison inmate.

Monsters of the Abyss
Animal Planet, 8pm
Marine investigators Richie Kohler and Evan Kovacs are on the hunt for sea monsters in the British Isles in this two-hour Monster Week special. They are drawn to the North Channel by the recent discovery of a German U-boat wreck that may be the legendary UB-85, long-rumored to have been attacked by a sea monster in the waning days of World War I. Along the way, they travel to Scotland to meet recent eyewitnesses to the famed Loch Ness Monster to investigate possible links between “Nessie” and the beast that may have attacked the sub.

Beat Shazam
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
In this interactive game show, pairs are pitted against the clock and other teams as they attempt to identify hit songs. The team with the most money banked will then go against the popular song-identifying app Shazam for the chance to win up to $1 million. Jamie Foxx returns as the series’ host, and his daughter Corinne, an actress, model and writer, joins the series as its new DJ.

America’s Got Talent
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
After enjoying its most-watched season ever, which saw 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer take home the grand prize, the talent competition series is back for Season 13. Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, along with host Tyra Banks, return.

American Experience: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”
PBS, 8pm
Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens. It remained in force for more than 60 years.

Love Connection
FOX, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Andy Cohen returns as host of the series that puts a fresh spin on the classic dating show. Each episode features single men and/or women in search of love, with Cohen bringing his personal brand of audacious fun to the series as he learns about their experiences with potential suitors.

Animal Kingdom
TNT, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In last season’s shocking cliffhanger, Baz (Scott Speedman) was shot while on his way to Mexico after framing Smurf (Ellen Barkin) for murder. Season 3 opens with Smurf in jail and her grandson J (Finn Cole) in charge of the family business. The Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for both control and their independence, but they have to come together when outside threats emerge. Deran’s (Jake Weary) drifter dad Billy (Denis Leary) comes back to make amends but may have other motives.

Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Missing Masterpiece”
AHC, 10pm
Hitler invaded Poland to find Lebensraum or “living space” for the German people. Instead, he laid waste to towns and cities, murdered millions and stole mountains of treasure. In this episode, the team investigates the Nazi looting of Poland, specifically the still-missing painting Portrait of a Young Man by Renaissance artist Raphael.

Hunting ISIS
History, 10pm
New Series!
With no pay or U.S. government support, justice-minded Americans—both ex-military and civilian—are volunteering on the ground in the fight against the terrorist group ISIS. This six-part documentary series, shot in Iraq and Syria, tells their stories.

World of Dance
NBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Last summer’s No. 1 new series is back, again giving dancers a platform to showcase their talents and compete for a grand prize of $1 million before a judging team of dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (also an executive producer), Derek Hough and Ne-Yo — and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.

Queen Sugar
OWN, 10pm
Season Premiere!
There’s something fishy on location in New Orleans for Queen Sugar’s third season—and it’s the real (and pungent) seafood farm where Kofi Siriboe, as earnest Ralph Angel Bordelon, is shooting. No spoilers, but executive producer Kat Candler hints of the big picture: “Legacy, identity and blood of the land are themes that weave through all the characters.” The thoughtful drama’s season premiere spans two episodes, tonight and tomorrow night.

100 Code
WGN America, 10pm
New Series!
When two mismatched detectives try to catch a serial killer who leaves his blonde, blue-eyed victims in fields of flowers, let’s just say it’s no bed of roses. In this moody new thriller, damaged NYPD detective Tommy Conley (Lost’s Dominic Monaghan) and by-the-book Swedish cop Mikael Eklund (the late Michael Nyqvist of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) can’t seem to stop butting heads when they should be sniffing out dead bodies.

Wednesday, May 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Season Premiere!
The Emmy-nominated comedy hit returns for Season 4, with the first six episodes of the new season launching today and the second half to be made available later this year.

Australia’s Deadliest Animals
Animal Planet, 8pm
This Monster Week special heads Down Under to find why it’s a place like no other when it comes to deadly animals, from killer sharks and crocs to venomous insects and reptiles.

FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Season 9 of the culinary competition debuts with a special two-hour premiere as award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

American Ninja Warrior
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, and cohost Kristine Leahy, are back as the competition series returns for its 10th season. This season, the show makes stops in Dallas, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Minneapolis before heading to Las Vegas.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2
NBCSN, 8pm Live

Coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals shifts to NBCSN for Game 2 tonight and Game 3 on Saturday.

Black Ink Crew: Chicago
VH1, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Shop owner Ryan and his 9Mag tattoo studio undergo a restructuring and deal with the fallout of old betrayals, new rivalries and opposing views on the future.

NOVA Wonders: “What’s the Universe Made Of?”
PBS, 9pm
Peer into the deepest unknowns of the universe to explore the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Join physicists on their quest to uncover the identity of these elusive components, which are locked in an epic battle over the fate of the universe.

The Expanse: “It Reaches Out”
Syfy, 9pm
An old friend taunts Holden (Steven Strait) with the answers he seeks. Naomi (Dominique Tipper) struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.

Code Black: “Cabin Pressure”
CBS, 10pm
Julitta Scheel, the daughter of series star Marcia Gay Harden, guest-stars in the new episode “Cabin Pressure.” Over the radio, Leanne (Harden) and Jesse (Luis Guzmán) talk a young girl (Scheel) through how to use the supplies onboard a small plane to build a makeshift defibrillator when her mom, the pilot, loses consciousness mid-flight.

The Americans
FX, 10pm
Series Finale!
The Cold War-era spy thriller ends its run tonight.

History, 10pm

History’s Navy SEAL drama SIX makes its regular time slot debut with an all-new Season 2 episode tonight.

NBC, 10pm
New Series!
Sarah Shahi stars in this immersive-reality drama series from Mickey Fisher, the creator of Extant. Shahi plays Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing a personal tragedy. But when her former boss (Dennis Haysbert) brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced, immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

Colony: “End of the Road”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway), Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Snyder (Peter Jacobson) struggle to protect their secrets while under interrogation.

Thursday, May 31

River Monsters: “Monsters in the Abyss”
Animal Planet, 8pm
Jeremy Wade is back for a special two-part Monster Week adventure that takes him to the depths of the ocean in a quest to uncover a monster mystery dating back to the 1940s. Part 2 of the special airs tonight immediately after Part 1.

2018 NBA Finals, Game 1
ABC, 9pm Live

The NBA’s best-of-seven-game championship series tips off tonight on ABC.

The Jungle Book
TBS, 9pm
This 2016 movie makes its network television premiere tonight. While Walt Disney’s first adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel was in animated form, this film is a glorious mix of live action and CG effects that allow viewers to enjoy the story of the orphan boy Mowgli — who is raised in the jungle by wolves, a bear, a black panther and more — with a totally different vision. This is not your father’s version of this classic story.

Nobodies: “Getting a Sign/Meeting Steven Spielberg”
TV Land, 10pm
Season Finale!
The fame-hungry comedy writers of the title might be one step closer to their big break—in other words,
somebodies! In tonight’s back-to-back episodes, Larry (Larry Dorf) and Rachel (Rachel Ramras) nervously gear up for a game-changing meeting with Steven Spielberg, while Hugh (Hugh Davidson) heads to … Phoenix, of all places.

Friday, June 1

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
Season Premiere!
The latest addition to the All or Nothing franchise finds a film crew embedded with one of the most successful teams in global sports history, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. The six-episode season, narrated by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, begins as the team faces a daunting road ahead following the retirement of superstar veterans. The cameras capture their showdown against the British & Irish Lions, which happens once every 12 years, and the team’s battle for the 2017 Rugby Championship.

Wonder Wheel
Original Film!
Woody Allen’s latest film stars Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet. The 1950s-era love story set on Coney Island includes passion, lovers, infidelity and even gangsters.

November 13: Attack on Paris
New Series!
This three-part documentary series from Jules and Gédéon Naudet, directors of the 2002 Emmy- and Peabody-winning documentary 9/11, explores the human stories behind the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015. Following the chronology of events, the documentary shares testimonies of the people brought together by tragedy, including survivors, the fire and police departments, and the leaders of the French government.

Quantico: “The Blood of Romeo”
ABC, 8pm
When a physics professor at a major university steals weaponized uranium, the team scrambles to track him down before the uranium can be used against an important international summit meeting in New York City.

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Deion Sanders”
CBS, 8pm
Pro Football Hall of Famer, eight-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders goes undercover to find amazing football coaches.

Phenoms: “Goalkeepers”
FOX, 9pm
Part three of the five-part documentary continues to share the journeys of the world’s greatest goalkeepers as they strive to represent their respective countries in this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup.

C.B. Strike
Cinemax, 10pm
New Miniseries!
Tom Burke plays the title character in this adaptation of the detective novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike is a veteran who lost his leg in Afghanistan and now works as a private investigator in London, aided by Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger), who begins as Strike’s temp assistant but quickly proves her own case-solving mettle. The first three hourlong episodes make up “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” in which Strike is hired to determine whether a model’s death, ruled a suicide, was actually murder.

Extreme Cake Makers
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Cooking Channel returns to the world of extreme cake making, where sugar craft specialists dream up the most creative and elaborate ways to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack
truTV, 11:30pm
Season Premiere!
Hungry? Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch is cooking up more bite-size entertainment to satisfy your late-night cravings in this anthology series. Tonight, Broad City’s Arturo Castro gives creepy campfire stories a hilarious twist, and NBA vet Kenny Smith presents an animated true tale.

Saturday, June 2

Ransom: “The Fawn”
CBS, 8pm
Eric (Luke Roberts) negotiates with a convicted serial killer when a copycat kidnaps a teenage boy in the new episode “The Fawn.”

Taken: “ACGT”
NBC, 8pm
When a CIA analyst’s son is kidnapped, the team gets help from an unlikely source — another kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Hart (Jennifer Beals) discovers the sinister motive behind the abductions.

Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy
DIY Network, 9pm
New Series!
NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, set out to transform a 150-year-old Key West, Fla., home into the coastal retreat of their dreams. Despite Dale’s eagerness to pitch in and Amy’s interior design expertise, they take on the myriad of issues that come with restoring an old home and also face the risks of renovating on an island, like finding scorpions, getting supplies delivered and weathering hurricane season.

Marrying Mr. Darcy
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
This follow-up film to 2016’s Unleashing Mr. Darcy once again stars Cindy Busby as Elizabeth, a down-to-earth high-school teacher, and Ryan Paevey as Donovan, a reserved New York businessman. In the first film, they met at a fancy New York dog show, where Elizabeth was showing her pooch and Donovan was a snooty-seeming judge. Following their unlikely romance, they’re now engaged and planning a lively and unpredictable trip to the altar.

George Michael’s Lonely Life
REELZ Channel, 9pm
This two-hour documentary special looks at the life of pop superstar George Michael. From his rise to fame in the pop duo Wham! alongside childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley to his numerous No. 1 hits as a solo artist in America, hear Michael in his own words recount his soaring highs and crushing lows. The film shows Michael’s remarkable resilience and ability to turn potential career-ending moments into career boosts and chart-topping new music before his life was cut short at age 53, leaving millions of fans to wonder what could’ve been.

Property Brothers: Linda and Drew Say I Do
TLC, 9pm
TV twin Drew Scott weds fiancée Linda Phan in Italy.