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Friday, June 1: J.K. Rowling’s ‘C.B. Strike’ Detective Novels Come to Cinemax

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Friday, June 1

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.

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.

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

NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3: Vegas at Washington
NBCSN, 8pm Live

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights heads to D.C. for Game 3 tonight on NBCSN. Game 4 is Monday on NBC.

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.

Sunday, June 3

One Strange Rock: “Gasp”
FOX, 7pm

FOX presents an encore broadcast of the Nat Geo documentary series, hosted by actor Will Smith. Tonight, astronaut Chris Hadfield reveals the unexpectedly interconnected systems that allow life on our planet to breathe.

Buried in the Backyard
Oxygen, 7pm
New Series!

This gripping true-crime series examines stories of victims found buried in unexpected places. Each episode focuses on the police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible, using re-creations, as well as interviews with police and those closest to the victims, to bring each shocking tale to life.

Bridal Boot Camp
UP TV, 7pm

When Andy (Spencer Locke) joins a motley crew of brides-to-be for a grueling bridal boot camp — where young ladies learn how to become “better” brides — she thinks she’s on the way to becoming the perfect bride. But when Andy meets Casey (Jake Sandvig), a handsome delivery man who doesn’t believe in marriage, she starts to question her engagement and what marriage truly means.

Fear Island
Animal Planet, 8pm

Animal Planet’s 2018 Monster Week programming concludes with this special in which veteran wildlife conservationist Bradley Trevor Grieve leads an elite team into the uncharted Alaskan wilderness in search of “Grandfather” — a bear locals believe is the largest to ever roam the earth. Can they survive the expedition when their quest takes them to an island with the densest concentration of bears on the planet?

Legends & Lies: The Civil War: “John Wilkes Booth: The Killing of Lincoln”
FOX News Channel, 8pm

This week on FOX News Channel’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War, host Brian Kilmeade will examine the journey of President Abraham Lincoln as he works to keep the Union together. “John Wilkes Booth: The Killing of Lincoln” will also dive into the assassination of Lincoln, who was killed by actor John Wilkes Booth.

NBA Finals, Game 2: Cleveland at Golden State
ABC, 8pm Live

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are at Oracle Arena in the Bay Area for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors.

Instinct: “Bye Bye Birdie”
CBS, 8pm
Guest Star Alert!

Broadway and TV star Sutton Foster guest-stars in the new episode “Bye Bye Birdie.” When successful author Celia Baxter (Foster) is almost killed in her home, Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie’s (Bojana Novakovic) suspect list includes several people who may have held a grudge as she rose in stature in the publishing world.

iHeartRadio Wango Tango
Freeform, 8pm

Ryan Seacrest hosts the first ever broadcast of Los Angeles’ massive annual summer concert, which will include performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle Monáe and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic.

A Wedding and a Murder
Oxygen, 8pm
New Series!

Each episode of this true-crime series exposes a homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss. Cases examined this season include the well-known disappearance of Annie Le, a young beautiful Yale student who vanished before her wedding, and Gail and Rick Brink, tragic newlyweds whose murder case went unsolved for decades until a family secret was revealed. In this series, anyone — from bride, to groom, to even a jealous wedding guest — can be the villain or victim when marriage turns to murder.

Fear the Walking Dead: “The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now”
AMC, 9pm

Madison’s (Kim Dickens) decision to help an adversary has unintended consequences. John Dorie’s (Garret Dillahunt) life hangs in the balance.

Southern Charm New Orleans: “Better Late Than Pregnant”
Bravo, 9pm
Season Finale!

The stage is set for Jon Moody’s Jazzfest launch party, but everyone has their baggage to unpack first. While Tamica and Barry are still reeling from Gian’s behavior at Easter, they attempt to remain focused on family matters. Justin and Kelsey adjust to the harsh reality of moving in with Justin’s mom. Later, Jon’s party brings out the best dressed with an art- and jazz-filled night that can only be found in the one and only N’awlins — but not before Reagan grapples with a major surprise.

Hailey Dean Mysteries: 2+2 = Murder
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Hailey (Kellie Martin) attends her niece’s school recital only to learn that the beloved music teacher has vanished. Hailey soon discovers several startling secrets amongst the staff, as well as a link between the missing young teacher and the school’s reconstruction funds.

Wrong Man
Starz, 9pm
New Series!

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger (the Paradise Lost trilogy) brings this compelling six-part documentary series to us. He gathers a team of legal and investigative experts to reinvestigate three cases of inmates who have been locked up for decades and claim they’re innocent. Tonight’s episode introduces Evaristo “Junior” Salas, who was 16 years old in 1997 when he was sentenced as an adult to 33 years in a Washington state prison. His murder conviction was based on two witnesses, including a confidential police informant who agreed to come forward in the new investigation, speaking on camera publicly about his incriminating testimony for the very first time.

Poison — Live, Raw & Uncut
AXS TV, 10pm

Classic rock band Poison performs in St. Louis in this concert special. The band performs all its beloved hits, including “Nothin’ but a Good Time” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

HBO, 10pm
New Series!

This dazzling ensemble drama examines the inner workings of the fictional Roy family, proprietors of an international media conglomerate that’s slow to embrace the digital age. As icy patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox, Churchill) — a thrice-married, by-your-bootstraps octogenarian on the cusp of retirement — ponders the fate of the family business, with middle son Kendall (Jeremy Strong, The Good Wife) eager to ascend, unforeseen circumstances put the family in turmoil.

Scene of the Crime With Tony Harris
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Tony Harris is back to travel to communities rocked by horrific acts of violence to better understand how these crimes came to be, and why lives were forever changed. In the season premiere episode, “Down by the River,” Harris unravels the shocking case of three prostitutes slain by a serial killer in Spokane, Wash. After 22 years, over which numerous other bodies are uncovered, DNA evidence finally surrenders a suspect — the last person investigators ever imagined.

Hunting ISIS
Viceland, 10pm

Following its premiere on History last week, this documentary series continues airing on Viceland beginning tonight. Over six episodes, Hunting ISIS follows a group of veteran and civilian volunteers who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight the extremist group ISIS alongside local militias.

Monday, June 4

The Plot Against America
A&E, 8pm

Elizabeth Vargas hosts this special, which looks beyond the headlines and goes into the heart of our country to ask the question “Is America safe?” Beginning in 2001, a shift in counterintelligence spending meant that the United States took its eye off the spy game, while Russia continued to dedicate vast resources to developing an army of spies. The documentary follows former FBI Special Agent Dennis Franks as he tracks down enemy “sleepers” who have been strategically placed throughout America and builds a case to expose them.

So You Think You Can Dance
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 15 of the dance competition, a new crop of talented performers — skilled in dance styles including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom and breakdancing — hope to impress judges Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa Hudgens and eventually be voted “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Cat Deeley hosts.

The Fosters: “Meet the Fosters”
Freeform, 8pm

Tonight begins the first of a three-part series finale of Freeform’s groundbreaking family drama starring Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez. The finale focuses on the destination wedding of eldest son Brandon (Lambert), and includes guest appearances by Abigail Cowen, Robert Gant, Susan Walters, Beau Mirchoff, Spencer List and Dallas Young. Part 2 of the series finale airs tomorrow night.

AMC, 9pm
New Series!

Like the 2015 novel it’s based on, this bold and beautiful revenge fantasy from UnREAL and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce creator Marti Noxon examines the war of the sexes and its unfair — and sometimes dangerous — toll on women. Featuring fierce performances by Joy Nash as buxom beauty-mag ghostwriter Plum Kettle, Julianna Margulies as her oft-obtuse boss, and Tamara Tunie and Robin Weigert as women who want Plum to realize worth has zip to do with the scale, Dietland is part murder mystery, part social commentary and a ton of subversive fun.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Host Aisha Tyler and performers Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie return for another season of improv antics with the help of special guests and suggestions from the audience.

People Magazine Investigates: Cults
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
New Series!

This series explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to members and their families. Each of the six hourlong episodes dives deep inside a twisted American cult, building to the pivotal moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly. From Jonestown to the Army of God, reporters are on the frontlines, revealing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex and violence to manipulate and dominate followers. The premiere episode looks into the Alamo Christian Foundation headed by Tony Alamo.

The Crossing: “Hope Smiles From the Threshold”
ABC, 10pm

A local homeless woman’s surprising connection to the crossing provides Jude (Steve Zahn) and Nestor (Rick Gomez) with crucial answers about what really happened at the threshold. Meanwhile, Naomi’s (Josette Canilao) growing influence at the camp leads to a shocking confrontation.

Elementary: “Give Me the Finger”
CBS, 10pm

The new episode “Give Me the Finger” is the TV directorial debut for series star Jonny Lee Miller. Holmes (Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) enter the world of nuclear security when they investigate the murder of an ex-yakuza gang member.

RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers
History, 10pm

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968, this one-hour documentary features rare archival footage and exclusive new, emotional interviews with the Kennedy children to showcase how RFK became a great political figure in American history.

The Real Story With María Elena Salinas
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Award-winning investigative journalist María Elena Salinas is back with 10 new episodes in Season 2 of her newsmagazine series that digs for the truth behind headline-making crimes. The season premiere episode looks into the case of Jessie Bardwell, who had thought she found the perfect man in Jason Lowe and packed up to start a new life with him. After she stopped communications with her family, their worst nightmare came true when Jessie’s missing-person case turned into a homicide investigation. Salinas talks with Jessie’s father and others.

X Company: “Last Man, Last Round”
Ovation, 10pm

Alfred (Jack Laskey) stuns his teammates when he puts his life on the line to help free British POWs who can help rebuild their resistance networks.

Evidence of Innocence
TV One, 10pm
New Series!

Hosted by acclaimed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, each one-hour episode of this limited series focuses on one wrongfully convicted person who was faced with the enormous challenge of maintaining faith while awaiting the opportunity to prove his or her innocence. Locked in cells for years upon years, these survivors who somehow endured the struggle to have their cases overturned and regain their freedom share their riveting accounts with Crump. Lisa Roberts is the focus of the premiere episode.

Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler
AMC, 11pm
New Series!

This companion series to AMC’s new satire drama Dietland features Dietland stars, celebrity fans, writers, journalists and comedians discussing the show’s hot-button topics — including female empowerment, sexuality, gender issues and body-image concerns — with host Aisha Tyler.  “Our dynamic, rapidly evolving cultural climate demands a frank, no-holds-barred exchange about the ideas and questions raised by the book and series, and the real-world events and issues women face every day,” said Tyler in a press statement. “I’m looking forward to expanding the #MeToo conversation in funny, honest and engaging ways. It’s about time.”

Tuesday, June 5

A&E, 8pm
New Episodes!

A&E’s long-running, award-winning docuseries returns with all-new episodes. Tonight, married couple Sam and Brad — whose families have known each other since the pair were kids — are confronted about their destructive heroin dependency, which has cost them their kids, their jobs and their health. Can the two families learn to work together to get the pair clean before it’s too late?

America’s Got Talent: “Auditions 2”
NBC, 8pm

The auditions continue as variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages try out for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is back, but there are only four hits left for the lucky acts to go directly to the live shows.

Face Off: Battle Royale
Syfy, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The 13th and final season of the movie-makeup competition series features fan-favorite makeup artists from previous seasons who are paired against one another for the first time ever. These all-stars battle in a head-to-head competition, and two contestants will be eliminated every other episode. McKenzie Westmore is back as host, with Ve Neill, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page returning as judges. Among the industry notables guest-starring this season will be makeup master Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes).

Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Blood Treasure”
AHC, 10pm

The war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union claimed millions of lives. It also produced two of the greatest stolen-treasure mysteries of all time. In 1941, Nazi armies captured the palace of Catherine the Great and stole the contents of her legendary Amber Room, a treasure worth an estimated $150 million and still missing today. Four years later, Soviet armies took their revenge by capturing Berlin and looting thousands of art treasures, which disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. Some could remain hidden in Putin’s Russia today.

AMC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In a grand-scale new season, it’s one year after the dawn of consciousness, and a decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. In a divided Britain, Synths and humans struggle to broker an uneasy peace, but when fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability is threatened.

Sell It Like Serhant: “Pore Sales”
Bravo, 10pm
Season Finale!

Ryan meets Jen, who is in hot water at her job selling scrubs and lotions; her boss is also her boyfriend’s mom — whom she lives with! Ryan knows that when it comes to business, financials always come before family, and he has only a short time to turn Jen the caterpillar into Jenny the butterfly.

The Wonderland Murders
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
New Series!

Set in the Pacific Northwest and using re-creations and interviews, this series focuses on a team of dedicated Portland homicide investigators who delve into a series of mysterious and disturbing murder cases. In the opener, “Pacific Terror,” when Detective Molly Daul works two homicides back-to-back, she realizes she is dealing with a sexual predator who targets trusting young women.

TV Land, 10pm
Season Premiere!

TV Land’s comedy Younger returns for Season 5, following the ongoing adventures of Liza (Sutton Foster), a woman who lies about her age to succeed in the highly competitive world of publishing. Charles Michael Davis, who plays Zane Anders, Kelsey’s (Hilary Duff) ex and work rival, joins the cast as a series regular.

TV Land, 10:30pm
Season Premiere!

Fillmore Elementary educators are back for more hilarious antics in Season 3 of Teachers, starring members of The Katydids improv group. This sitcom revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America’s youth, despite not having their own lives together.

Wednesday, June 6

YouTube Red
New Series!

Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, USA Network’s Suits) created this action-thriller series starring Maddie Hasson and Missi Pyle. It features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. She soon discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport, and this newfound power confirms her conviction that she really is different from everyone else — except it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.

CMT Music Awards 2018
CMT, 8pm Live

Who could steal thunder from the country music celebration’s usual nominees, like Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and (this year’s hosts) Little Big Town? First-timers such as Justin Timberlake, Ludacris and, yes, even the Backstreet Boys, who are up for Performance of the Year!

The Fosters: “Where the Heart Is”
Freeform, 8pm
Series Finale!

Tonight, the GLAAD and TCA Award-winning series about a multiethnic family — composed of two loving moms and their adopted and biological kids — concludes. Writer and executive producer Joanna Johnson, who also directed the final two episodes of the series, shares, “The very last shot of the series, I started to well up with tears, I didn’t want to say ‘Cut.’ I didn’t want to say. ‘That’s a wrap.’ It was tough, and then Sherri and Teri just held each other, and they just wept — their connection and their friendship is so beautiful. Everybody was in tears.”

Rise of the Superbombs
History, 8pm

This two-hour special goes inside the new world of futuristic conventional warfare. It looks at the modern development of the U.S. and worldwide arsenals, highlighting the crucial technological turning points of the post-World War II age, the most fearsome weapons in circulation now and the mind-blowing armaments in development that will soon eclipse anything seen thus far.

American Ninja Warrior: “Los Angeles City Qualifiers”
NBC, 8pm

The show welcomes special guests at the Los Angeles qualifier when dinosaurs from the upcoming feature film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom invade the course, along with a special appearance by the film’s stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. In this round, competitors will tackle six obstacles, including two brand new obstacles: Jumper Cables and Doorknob Drop. American Ninja Warrior veterans Sean Bryan, Kevin Bull and Flip Rodriguez also compete.

NBA Finals, Game 3: Golden State at Cleveland
ABC, 9pm Live

The best-of-seven-game NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Cleveland for Game 3 tonight and Game 4 on Friday night.

Going RV: “A Full-Time RV for Five”
GAC, 9pm
Season Finale!

A Texas couple searches for a new motorhome to live in full time with their family of five. Even though they’re downsizing, they want all of the amenities of a stationary home including a large garage, a king-size bed and enough space to homeschool their kids.

The Expanse: “Intransigence”
Syfy, 9pm

The Rocinante crew seeks a new gameplan as they attempt to avoid capture. Melba’s (Nadine Nicole) true motives are revealed.  Naomi (Dominique Tipper) is torn between identity and ideal. Anna (Elizabeth Mitchell) seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.

Code Black: “Step Up”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Step Up,” Rox (Moon Bloodgood) decides to make amends with her former step coach when she arrives at Angels Memorial with the local high-school step team after a pyramid stunt goes wrong.

Archer: Danger Island: “Comparative Wickedness of Civilized and Unenlightened Peoples”
FXX, 10pm

Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) helps defend a village from party crashers intent on ruining oysterfest in the new episode “Comparative Wickedness of Civilized and Unenlightened Peoples.”

Colony: “The Emerald City”
USA Network, 10pm

The Bowman family encounters danger on the road to a possible new home. Meanwhile, after getting a hero’s welcome at IGA headquarters, Snyder (Peter Jacobson) settles into retirement.

Thursday, June 7

French Open Tennis: Women’s Semifinals
NBC, 11am Live

The four remaining women’s singles players in the 2018 French Open are put to the test today in the semifinal matches at Roland Garros in Paris. The women’s singles final match is Saturday on NBC.

The Four: Battle for Stardom
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The hit music competition series returns with a new crop of “vocal gladiators” fighting for stardom, status as an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist, and mentorship from the show’s panel of industry experts: Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor. Fergie serves as the series’ energetic and supportive host.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
Freeform, 8pm
New Series!

Freeform leaps into the superhero genre with this two-hour series premiere. The dark drama follows Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) — two teenagers from very different backgrounds who are mysteriously linked to each other and discover they possess opposing powers of light and dark.

CMT, 9pm
New Episodes!

Nashville returns for the summer for the final eight episodes of the series with two new recurring roles. Ronny Cox (True Detective, RoboCop) will play Gideon, a recently reformed, lifelong alcoholic who has come back to try to heal a long-broken relationship with his son, Deacon (Charles Esten). Mia Maestro (The Strain, Scandal) will play Rosa, a dedicated follower of Darius’ (Josh Stamberg) movement who is now having doubts about her role in it.

Swamp People: “United We Stand”
History, 9pm
Season Finale!

With the alligator-hunting industry on the verge of collapse due to the lowest prices in history, Troy calls a meeting of the patriarchs of the swamp’s main gator-hunting families. Together, they form a “Cajun Cartel,” and for the first time ever, they put their differences aside to work as a team and fight to keep their industry alive.

Imposters: “See You Soon, Macaroon”
Bravo, 10pm
Season Finale!

You can’t con a con, but perhaps you can outrun him. As Season 2 ends, Maddie (Inbar Lavi) and the Bumblers head to Niagara Falls to evade sinister boss man the Doctor (Ray Proscia).

Beach Bites With Katie Lee
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In tonight’s season opener, Katie Lee is on a mission to find the best beach food along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. She starts with seafood gumbo made with crab straight out of the local waters, fishes for one of her meals and samples some soul food that’s not your typical beach cuisine. And since down-home barbecue is a must-have for food lovers in the South, Katie digs into the best ribs below the Mason-Dixon Line.

American Woman
Paramount Network, 10pm
New Series!

Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), this new half-hour dramedy follows Bonnie (Alicia Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) and Diana (Jennifer Bartels), as they each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.

Music City Fix
HGTV, 11pm
New Series!

“We buy houses cheap, make them gorgeous and sell them for big profit,” says Dave Wilson, who rehabs properties in Nashville with his wife, Kortney.

Friday, June 8

Alex Strangelove
Original Film!

This film, produced by Ben Stiller, tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high-school senior with a wonderful girlfriend, Claire (Madeline Weinstein), and a bright future ahead of him. He plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity, but things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town who unwittingly sends Alex on a roller-coaster journey of sexual identity.

Series Finale!

In the highly anticipated conclusion to Netflix’s cult hit sci-fi series, personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO takedown in order to protect the future of all Sensates.

The Staircase

This docuseries follows the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife, Kathleen, after she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed. This 13-episode series includes three brand-new episodes alongside the original 10-episode series from 2004.

French Open Tennis: Men’s Semifinals
NBC, 11am Live

The French Open men’s singles tournament is down to its final four players, who compete today at Roland Garros in Paris to advance to the final match on Sunday.

My Last Days: “Diane”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!

Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni presents the season finale in this docuseries that features courageous people facing terminal diagnoses and how they are using the time they have left to make a positive impact on the world.

Phenoms: “Playmakers”/“Creators”
FOX, 8pm
Series Finale!

Catch the 2-hour series finale of the FOX Sports documentary that serves as a supplement to its upcoming FIFA World Cup coverage, and chronicles the journey of soccer players as they journey to represent their country.

PBS, 8:30pm

Computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee changed the world when he invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in how we communicate and participate in public life.

Just Another Immigrant
Showtime, 9pm
New Series!

“What I’m thinking is, we go to America. See how it goes. I become a comedian over there, and then we just stay,” Romesh Ranganathan tells his young son. But his son reminds him that it’s probably not going to be that easy — despite the fact that he’s had his own BBC show and one of the biggest tours in the United Kingdom in 2016. Most Americans don’t recognize him or his name, and his docuseries follows his awkward encounters in trying to make it.

C.B. Strike: “The Cuckoo’s Calling, Part 2”
Cinemax, 10pm

Strike (Tom Burke) tells the police that the circumstances surrounding another death merit further investigation, but he is dismissed. He seeks out Lula’s (Elarica Johnson) friends and learns that the model had been seeking her biological family before her death. Continuing to work with Strike on the case, Robin (Holliday Grainger) is offered a permanent HR job at another company but is reluctant to take it.

Erik Griffin: AmERIKan Warrior
Showtime, 10pm

Filmed at the Star Theater in Portland, Ore., comedian and I’m Dying Up Here star Erik Griffin flips convention on its ear by deconstructing everything from social norms, personal responsibility and lazy protesting to the righteously religious and the female renaissance, all while skewering his own sense of male entitlement.

Saturday, June 9

Big Hero 6 The Series
Disney Channel, 9am
New Series!

Disney’s newest animated series launches with back-to-back episodes both today and tomorrow, and a new episode every Saturday through September. The series is based on the Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6, and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his compassionate robot Baymax, and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as they embark on high-tech adventures and protect the city of San Fransokyo from scientifically enhanced villains.

French Open Tennis: Women’s Finals
NBC, 9am Live

The French Open women’s singles champion is crowned today at Roland Garros in Paris.

“The White Shadow” Marathon
Decades, 1pm

The 6-foot-6-inch star Ken Howard made acting look easy when he took on the role of ex-Chicago Bulls player Ken Reeves in CBS’ groundbreaking drama The White Shadow. The drama ran from 1978 to 1981 and followed a former NBA star with a career-ending injury who takes a job as an inner-city high-school basketball coach. The series, which Howard pitched to the networks, was based on his own life growing up in Long Island as the only white starter on his high-school basketball team. Decades, the digital over-the-air network, airs a marathon of episodes all weekend.

Horse Racing: Belmont Stakes
NBC, 4pm Live

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify has a chance for a Triple Crown, so expect all eyes to be on the 150th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y., on NBC.

The Crossing: “The Androcles Option”/ “These Are the Names”
ABC, 8pm
Series Finale!

ABC’s freshman drama comes to an end with tonight’s two-hour, two-episode series finale.  In “The Androcles Option,” Jude (Steve Zahn) and Nestor (Rick Gomez) form a plan to break the refugees out of the camp, but it’s complicated when Sophie (Georgina Haig) arrives with information on Reece’s (Natalie Martinez) whereabouts. Not content to wait, Marshall (Tommy Bastow) takes matters into his own hands. Then, in “These Are the Names,” the lives of the refugees hang in the balance as Jude and Nestor team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Lindauer (Jay Karnes) moves forward with a ruthless effort to tie up loose ends.

Ransom: “Hardline”
CBS, 8pm

Eric (Luke Roberts) is faced with a nearly impossible task in the new episode “Hardline,” in which he must negotiate the release of the daughter of the prime minister of the Netherlands — a woman who takes a public hardline on never paying kidnappers’ ransoms.

Taken: “Carapace”
NBC, 8pm

Bryan (Clive Standen) must protect his cousin when he’s targeted by a powerful crime syndicate. Meanwhile, Kilroy (Adam Goldberg) becomes a victim of blackmail.

Dodo Heroes
Animal Planet, 9pm
New Series!

The Dodo, the website featuring videos of people coming to the aid of adorable critters, expands its mission with its first TV series. “We want people to think, ‘What can I do in my life to help an animal?’” says executive producer Keith Hoffman. Each episode follows a devoted individual—discovered via the web or news stories—helping furry friends.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
OWN, 9pm
Series Finale!

Miss Robbie and the rest of the Montgomery family serve up one last helping of soul food as the beloved docuseries wraps up on its 100th episode.

The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

The follow-up to last year’s The Perfect Bride reunites When Calls the Heart costars Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith as newly engaged couple Molly and Nick. The pair are looking forward to their big day, but after their overbooked wedding venue reserves the wrong date, they have just six weeks to replan the wedding of their dreams. Things get even more complicated when Steven, who once left Molly at the altar, comes back into her life with a business offer that may be too good to turn down.

GOTTI: Godfather & Son
A&E, 10pm

A&E’s four-hour, two-night Biography event GOTTI: Godfather & Son follows the ascension of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti Sr. It also follows how his son, John Gotti Jr., eventually severed ties with the family business. During their final meeting, Gotti Jr. informed his terminally ill father of his intentions to quit, and the documentary features exclusive video and audio of that encounter, revealing the complex relationship between a father and son who were both raised among gangsters.