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Sunday, June 17: The Final Season of ‘Shades of Blue’ Premieres on NBC

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Sunday, June 17

Shades of Blue
NBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta are back for the 10-episode third and final season of this crime drama, a season that an NBC release promises will bring “a fitting resolution” to Lopez’s character, Detective Harlee Santos. Lopez, who is also an executive producer, said in the release that “playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman. … We crafted a poetic three-season arc on how her journey ends, which is true redemption. The way only Harlee could have done it — the hard way, the road less traveled.”

The Ballad of Hugo Sánchez
New Series!

In this spinoff of the Club de Cuervos series, fan-favorite character Hugo Sánchez (Jesús Zavala) is on his most important mission since he was named Chava Iglesias’ personal assistant: He must lead the Cuervos as they try to win the “Duelo de las aves” (Duel of the Birds) soccer tournament in Nicaragua. But Hugo will also have to confront his mother, who wants him to return to the family business of casket sales.

Golf: U.S. Open, Final Round
FOX, 10am Live

The final round of the 2018 U.S. Open Championship tees off today on FOX from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

One Strange Rock: “Shield”
FOX, 7pm

FOX presents an encore broadcast of the Nat Geo documentary series, hosted by actor Will Smith. In this episode, astronaut Jeff Hoffman explains how Earth protects itself from the sun.

COVER STORY: “All Access Pass: The Price is Right”
GSN, 7pm

From a tour of the rarely seen prize warehouse to side-splitting bloopers and blunders, this COVER STORY special will treat viewers to the moments and places you can’t see from the couch — that is, until now! Hear from key players such as The Price is Right executive producer Mike Richards about how the show has managed to remain beloved decade after decade, co-producer Stan Blits shares his secret to choosing the perfect contestants, and Drew Carey himself speaks about continuing Bob Barker’s legacy. “All Access Pass: The Price is Right” will give viewers a rare glimpse into the well-oiled machine that brings America’s favorite game show to life.

Instinct: “Blast From the Past”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Blast From the Past,” Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) are unable to identify a motive or connection when several average people blow themselves up using suicide bombs.

Three Days in Moscow
FOX News Channel, 8pm

FOX News Channel presents Three Days in Moscow, anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier. The program, based on Baier’s latest book Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, will spotlight the Moscow Summit, which served as an opportunity for President Reagan to speak directly to the citizens of the Soviet Union. In addition, Baier will examine all of Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s summits alongside former Reagan officials, including former Secretary of State George Shultz, former White House chief of staff Kenneth Duberstein, Reagan’s press secretary Marlin Fitzwater, among others.

The Wrong Son
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

It might seem as if Lifetime has exhausted every possible kind of dysfunctional family member as fodder for its original movies, but the creeps keep coming. In tonight’s The Wrong Son, presumed-dead Matt (David Garelik) returns to his family after 13 years. Then suspicious things start to happen, alarming mom Sarah (Olivia d’Abo).

Deep State
EPIX, 9pm
New Series!

This eight-episode espionage drama follows ex-spy Max (Mark Strong, Zero Dark Thirty), whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by a covert MI6/CIA team called The Section. Max is convinced to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry (Joe Dempsie, Game of Thrones). But the stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East.

Masterpiece: “Man in an Orange Shirt”
PBS, 9pm

Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England — from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this drama scripted by bestselling novelist Patrick Gale.

The Affair
Showtime, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 4 finds Noah (Dominic West), Helen (Maura Tierney), Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good. It’s a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.

Wrong Man: “Curtis Flowers: Trial and Error”
Starz, 9pm

On the morning of July 16, 1996, furniture store owner Bertha Tardy and three of her employees were murdered execution-style inside her store in the quiet town of Winona, Miss. Curtis Flowers, 26, became an immediate suspect when investigators learned that he’d been fired from the store days earlier. No murder weapon was ever found, but a gunshot residue test conducted on that day revealed one particle on Curtis’ right hand. Flowers was arrested and went on to become one of the most tried defendants in history, with the same district attorney presiding for 21 years over a total of six trials and overturned verdicts. Now he faces a possible seventh trial while he continues to maintain his innocence.

Ghosted: “The Premonition”
FOX, 9:30pm

Leroy (Craig Robinson) decides to bring in a psychic to help the Bureau figure out who bugged their office. He and the rest of the team are determined to make something of the findings so that they can reclaim the office from Merv (guest star Kevin Dunn).

Monday, June 18

America Says
GSN, 5pm
New Series!

Hilarious character actor John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect’s smarmy a cappella commentator) hosts this new Family Feud-like competition. Two teams vie for a $15,000 prize as they each guess how Americans responded to various survey questions.

Supergirl: “Battles Lost and Won”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 3 of Supergirl ends tonight, and in the shocking season finale, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and team take on Selena in an epic battle for Earth. But never fear — The CW has renewed the superheroine-centric series for a fourth installment, which will likely premiere this fall.

It Will Be Chaos
HBO, 8pm

In this harrowing documentary, life in southern Italy is thrown into a tailspin when refugees arrive by the thousands and the locals are left to fend for themselves. Eritrean survivor Aregai, trapped in the faltering Italian immigration system, goes underground to reach Northern Europe. Through his journey, intercut with the road trip to Germany of a Syrian family, the clash between the newcomers and the locals escalates in real time.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Don Cheadle”
NBC, 8pm

Dropped from a helicopter into unyielding terrain in the mountains of New England, Bear and actor Don Cheadle get creative to cross a raging river, rappel a massive cliff and attempt a commando-worthy climb to the top of a towering railroad bridge.

The Untold Story of the 90s: Part 2
A&E, 9pm

The conclusion of A&E’s groundbreaking two-part special begins with the advent of partisan politics and the unexpected origins of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, then explores the rise of gay rights, the fall of traditional media via the digital era and the emergence of a global terror network.

Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
Lifetime, 9pm
New Series!

This sister series to the popular, live-action A&E hit Live PD follows brave, badge-wearing women as they patrol communities across the country.

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
MTV, 9pm

Comedian Tiffany Haddish hosts this annual celeb-packed tribute to the current MTV generation’s favorite big- and small-screen stars. HBO’s Game of Thrones is up for three of the coveted golden popcorn trophies, including Best Show, Best Performance in a Show (Maisie Williams) and Best Hero (Emilia Clarke). Their fate is uncertain, but there’s one person definitely making it to the dais: Lena Waithe — the Master of None writer and creator of The Chi who was the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing — will collect the 2018 Trailblazer Award.

American Ninja Warrior: “Indianapolis City Qualifiers”
NBC, 9pm

In Indy, competitors face two new obstacles among the six they must tackle, including the Wheel Flip and the Spin Hopper. Season 7 champ Isaac Caldiero returns to the show after a two-year hiatus, and he is joined by ninja veterans Brian Arnold, Jimmy Choi and Jesse “Flex” Labreck, as well as notable guests including IndyCar driver Scott Dixon and Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne.

Who Do You Think You Are?: “Jean Smart”
TLC, 9pm
Season Finale!

Jean Smart was working on the film Senior Moment when she heard a visitor talking to Lisa Kudrow on the phone. “I asked the woman to tell Lisa that her show on TLC is great,” says Smart, referring to Who Do You Think You Are?, the genealogy series Kudrow produces. “Instead, she handed me the phone and Lisa invited me on. I said, ‘I’d love to!’ and then started worrying that my family would be too boring to be included.” Hardly. The show’s researchers found Smart’s eighth great-grandmother, who ran a burglary ring with her daughters and got in trouble for telling fortunes. Then came a 1692 arrest warrant for witchcraft in Salem.

The Proposal
ABC, 10pm
New Series!

If The Bachelorette is too cerebral for your summer tastes, then cleanse the palate with this dating series featuring a new batch of singletons each week competing for the heart, and hand in marriage, of someone they’ve never even met.

Elementary: “Sand Trap”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Sand Trap,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson’s (Lucy Liu) search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement takes them inside the clean technology industry.

Escaping Polygamy
Lifetime, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Lifetime’s eye-opening docuseries follows sisters Andrea, Jessica and Shanell, who escaped the Kingston Clan, a powerful polygamous group based in Salt Lake City, and now help friends and strangers who are in various stages of leaving polygamy. This season, the sisters also help followers of other polygamous groups escape, including an elite Order leader’s daughter who wants to escape an impending marriage to her older cousin, and star-crossed lovers who want to leave the restraint of their strict religion to be together.

X Company: “Black Flag”
Ovation, 10pm

Tension within the team explodes when Harry (Connor Price) defies Aurora’s (Evelyne Brochu) orders and sets a plan in motion to assassinate a high-ranking German general.

POV: “Quest”
PBS, 10pm

Watch an intimate film capturing eight years in the life of a black family from Philadelphia. Follow Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest,” as they raise a family and nurture a community of hip-hop artists.

Evidence of Innocence: “Richard Miles”
TV One, 10pm

Nineteen-year-old Richard Miles was walking home one night in 1994 when he was suddenly surrounded by police and inexplicably accused of murder. After a swift conviction, he was sentenced to life in the Texas Department of Corrections. There, his faith was tested as he learned the harsh realities of the legal system. With the help of his father, the guidance of a prison mentor and the strength of his religious principles, Richard continued his fight for freedom on the inside.

American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja
USA Network, 11:05pm
Season Finale!

Find out which ninja becomes the ultimate champion as the third season of this American Ninja Warrior spinoff concludes.

Tuesday, June 19

Beat Shazam
FOX, 8pm

Multi-platinum R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe stops by the musical game show and performs.

Civilizations: “Color and Light”
PBS, 8pm

Explore the story of light and color in art, both in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy. Journey from Gothic cathedrals and Indian courtly painting to modern art.

Face Off: Battle Royale: “Aztec Aliens”
Syfy, 9pm

The artists create ancient aliens that could have been the inspiration for Aztec gods.

Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Stealing Italy”
AHC, 10pm
Season Finale!

In July 1943, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini lost power, and the Nazis took control of most of that country. This episode explores the frenzied looting of Italy by the Nazis in the last year of the war and reveals a secret OSS/CIA mission that helped save some of the greatest treasures of Western civilization.

Drunk History
Comedy Central, 10pm
New Episodes!

Seth Rogen, Vanessa Hudgens and Jack Black are among the stars appearing in the summer season of Comedy Central’s hit Drunk History.

Expedition Unknown: “Jean Laffite’s Treasure”
Discovery Channel, 10pm

Josh Gates heads to the American South to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.

World of Dance: “The Qualifiers 4”
NBC, 10pm

The qualifying rounds continue, with the dance acts having one chance to showcase their artistry, precision and athleticism in order to move forward in the competition.

Love Is ___
OWN, 10pm
New Series!

Inspired by the real-life relationship of award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, Girlfriends) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), this romantic drama is set in 1990s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood. The story is told through the couple’s (stars Michele Weaver and William Catlett) present-day selves, and shares their story of coming from opposite worlds as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts.

Wednesday, June 20

The Handmaid’s Tale

Even stern power-players in Gilead get the blues. Tonight’s episode of the Emmy-winning drama finds Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) growing desperate about her situation.

MasterChef: “Trouble Brewing”
FOX, 8pm

The top 20 chefs head out of the kitchen and to L.A.’s historic Anheuser Busch brewery for a team challenge where they must cook beer-infused lunch for more than 100 employees. The losing team must face off in a banana cream pie pressure test.

Young & Hungry
Freeform, 8pm
New Episodes!

The final season sees Gabi and Josh finally together and in love but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple. Meanwhile, the rest of Josh’s staff, Yolanda and Elliot, are grappling with the change in work dynamic with Gabi as the “woman of the house.” And Gabi’s best friend Sofia, getting tired of feeling like a third wheel, sets out on her own path to find love.

Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors: “Urban Combat/Kill or Capture”
History, 8pm

When a terrorist insurgency turns Iraqi cities into cauldrons of violence, the Navy SEALs help turn the tide. Then, the SEALs pursue America’s enemies across the globe, hunting down the worst of the worst and bringing them to justice.

Paramount Network, 9pm
New Series!

Kevin Costner executive produces and stars in this gorgeous, brutal neo-Western drama series from Hell or High Water’s Taylor Sheridan. Costner plays widower John Dutton, proprietor of his family’s Rhode Island-sized Montana sprawl of big business, modern technology and Wild West skill sets, and father of four grown kids who may have little interest in preserving the family ranch. Invulnerable to outside forces for generations, the estate’s prime location in the shadow of Yellowstone National Park also renders it a target for land developers, oil and logging corporations, the neighboring Indian reservation, and locals who feel that the Duttons’ interests have usurped their own progress.

The Expanse: “Fallen World”
Syfy, 9pm

Drummer (Cara Gee) and Ashford (David Strathairn) find themselves trapped with few options for survival. Anna (Elizabeth Mitchell) tends to the wounded masses as Melba (Nadine Nicole) continues to hunt down her prey. The Rocinante crew struggle to survive as Naomi (Dominique Tipper) reunites with her true family.

Code Black: “Only Human”
CBS, 10pm

Willis (Rob Lowe) decides to get to the bottom of what happened to his brother’s Army unit in the new episode “Only Human.”

Reverie: “Blue Is the Coldest Color”
NBC, 10pm

Alexis’ (Jessica Lu) former partner Oliver Hill (guest star Jon Fletcher) resurfaces and warns Mara (Sarah Shahi) that Reverie 2.0 has some dangerous side effects. Back at Onira-Tech, a BCI is stolen, and Mara most go into a rogue Reverie.

Colony: “Lazarus”
USA Network, 10pm

Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) suspects there might be a dark side to her refugee case work. Will (Josh Holloway) helps Broussard (Tory Kittles) and Amy (Peyton List) with a Resistance operation. Snyder (Peter Jacobson) goes back to work for the IGA, while Bram (Alex Neustaedter) starts a new job.

Thursday, June 21

The Gong Show
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Austin Powers star Mike Myers returns as “British comedic legend” Tommy Maitland, host of executive producer Will Arnett’s redo of the irreverent talent competition. Arnett also rejoins the revolving panel of celebrity judges this season.

Little Big Shots: “Give Us S’Mores”
NBC, 8pm

Among the talented kids this week, check out a stellar jazz pianist, the world’s youngest fitness expert, a witty 9-year-old science ambassador and a 7-year-old dog trainer. Also appearing will be a soulful singing trio from the Philippines, and the return of America’s favorite young cowboy, Season 2’s Blayze.

Match Game
ABC, 9pm
Midseason Premiere!

Season 3 of the throwback game show resumes with more fill-in-the-blank naughtiness. Constance Zimmer, Ellie Kemper and James Van Der Beek are among the celebrities who try to help contestants win some serious cash.

Marlon: “Sisters”
NBC, 9pm

When Marlon’s (Marlon Wayans) sisters come to town, he convinces Ashley (Essence Atkins) to pretend they are still married to keep them from being disappointed. As the weekend goes on, the charade becomes harder to keep up, and Marlon finally confronts them in an epic confession. Meanwhile, after receiving a psychic reading from Lenora (guest star Sherri Shepherd), Stevie (Diallo Riddle) tries to woo Yvette (Bresha Webb), as he thinks they are destined to be together. Another new episode immediately follows.

Queen of the South
USA Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3, Teresa (Alice Braga) strikes out on her own, determined to build a new empire for herself. But as enemies old and new close in, she realizes that being queen will require more work — and more sacrifice — than she ever imagined.

Take Two
ABC, 10pm
New Series!

In this new procedural, Rachel Bilson plays Sam, an actress who starred on a cop show until a meltdown landed her in rehab. She tries to nab her next big role by tagging along with prickly private eye Eddie (Eddie Cibrian), y’know, as research …

Comedy Central, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Detroiters returns for a 10-episode Season 2 with back-to-back episodes tonight. The comedy series follows the adventures of Sam Duvet (Sam Richardson) and Tim Cramblin (Tim Robinson), two small-time ad men in the Motor City. Guest stars this season include Tim Meadows, Bobby Moynihan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Faizon Love, Amber Ruffin, Jerry Minor, Conner O’Malley, Nora Dunn, Mort Crim and University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh.

USA Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!

In the third season of the series based on Stephen Hunter’s novels and the 2007 film adaptation of the same name, mysterious details are revealed about the death of Bob Lee Swagger’s (Ryan Phillippe) father, Earl. This leads Bob Lee toward a startling conspiracy that hits close to home.

Friday, June 22

Marvel’s Luke Cage
Season Premiere!

In Season 2, after clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem. But with the rise of formidable new foe John McIver/Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain. Also joining the cast of the 13-episode season is Annabella Sciorra as Rosalie Carbone, described as a “criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem.” Returning with Colter are Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard and Theo Rossi.

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Ashley Graham”
CBS, 8pm

Accomplished model and body activist Ashley Graham poses as an aspiring model while seeking out like-minded curvy models and meeting a trailblazing young ballerina with a massive social media following.

12 Monkeys: “Legacy”
Syfy, 8pm

Team Splinter goes back in time to the wild, wild frontier in search of a weapon to destroy the Witness. Another new episode immediately follows.

The Great British Baking Show
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

A new season of the beloved BBC import arrives just in time to make summer even sweeter. Though the original experienced a shake-up in 2017, losing cherished judge Mary Berry and jocular cohosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins in a move to rival network Channel 4, the new PBS outing — Series 3 in the U.K., if you keep track — features all three, plus notorious, sapphire-eyed “Male Judge” Paul Hollywood, hosting a dozen more of Britain’s best amateur bakers in TV’s most charming and genteel cooking competition.

Our Wedding Story
UP TV, 9pm
New Series!

Every week, join a new couple on their journey down the aisle. But before they say, “I do,” get to know their story — including the trials and tribulations they’ve endured together — then witness their wedding in an exotic location, such as the Santa Barbara wine country, a white-sand resort in Mexico and a river boat in the deep South.

Crazy Beautiful Weddings
UP TV, 9:30pm
New Series!

Follow wedding planner Lynzie Kent as she takes inspiration from a couple’s love story to create unique and jaw-dropping celebrations. From the simple elegance of a royal wedding-inspired garden party to the bonkers creativity of a teal-colored wall of vintage shoes that direct guests to the dance floor, Kent and her staff fulfill clients’ dreams on every budget level. This show hopes to encourage crafty, DIY- and Pinterest-savvy couples to take their creativity into their own hands.

C.B. Strike: “The Silkworm, Part 1”
Cinemax, 10pm

In “The Silkworm,” based on the second book in Robert Galbraith’s (J.K. Rowling’s pen name) Strike series, Strike (Tom Burke) is approached by a woman named Leonora Quine (Monica Dolan) with a desperate plea to locate her husband, notorious writer Owen Quine (Jeremy Swift), who has disappeared without a trace. Robin (Holliday Grainger) finds herself caught between Strike’s and Matthew’s (Kerr Logan) hopes, even as she tries to determine what she herself wants out of her career and her life.

Saturday, June 23

Soccer: FIFA World Cup
FOX, beginning at 8am Live

World Cup Group Stage matches continue today on FOX with a Group G match between Belgium and Tunisia, and a pair of Group F matches with Korea Republic vs. Mexico and Germany vs. Sweden.

Major League Baseball
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live

The N.Y. Yankees are at the Tampa Bay Rays for a Saturday afternoon matchup on FS1, followed by one of three regional MLB games on FOX: the L.A. Dodgers at the N.Y. Mets, the Kansas City Royals at the Houston Astros or the Seattle Mariners at the Boston Red Sox.

Ransom: “The Client”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “The Client,” two adolescents enlist Eric (Luke Roberts) to negotiate with a ruthless mob boss who’s holding their parents hostage, but the team discovers a family secret that threatens to complicate the proceedings.

2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
Disney Channel, 8pm

Awards in 15 categories, including “The One – Best Artist,” “The Bestest – Song of the Year” and the new category “Doubletap – Favorite Social Media Artist,” will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood during the sixth annual award show. Selena Gomez, BTS, Marshmello, Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift and Bebe Rexha lead this year’s nominations.

Taken: “Render”
NBC, 8pm

The daughter of a government official working overseas is taken, and an unexpected suspect derails Bryan’s (Clive Standen) rescue operation.

Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Former Melrose Place costars Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett return as Mick and Olivia in the fourth installment of the charmingly romantic saga. With the help of Mick and Olivia and the rest of the Willow Lake Inn team, Rob (Andrew Walker) and Abby (Merritt Patterson) set off to have the wedding of their dreams, but trouble ensues when Abby starts to have second thoughts.

Ghost Adventures: “Enchanted Forest”
Travel Channel, 9pm

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his team look into spooky incidents at an Oregon amusement park. Even its name — Enchanted Forest — is creepy!