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Sunday, June 24: Jesse’s Headed Home to Angelville in ‘Preacher’ Season 3

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ALSO SEE: 2018 FIFA World Cup TV Schedule on Fox Sports

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Sunday, June 24

AMC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Betty Buckley signs on as a series regular for Season 3 of AMC’s subversive dramedy about wayward cleric Jesse Custer’s mission to find an on-the-lam God. Buckley plays Jesse’s spell-casting “Gran’ma,” who uses her ability to raise the dead for both good and evil — and hasn’t seen her grandson around the family’s Louisiana homestead in a very long while. Falling Skies’ Colin Cunningham and Nashville’s Jeremy Childs also join the series as Gran’ma’s minions.

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
Disney Channel, 8am
Season Premiere!

This animated series, formerly known as Tangled: The Series, continues the adventures of Rapunzel and her friends, and features the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi as Rapunzel and Eugene, as well as Eden Espinosa, James Monroe Iglehart and Jeremy Jordan as Cassandra, Lance and Varian.

Soccer: FIFA World Cup
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 8am Live

Today’s matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: England vs. Panama (FS1), Japan vs. Senegal (FOX) and Poland vs. Colombia (FOX).

Formula One: French Grand Prix
ESPN2, 10:05am Live

Formula One stars Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel duel at the French Grand Prix, held on the 15-turn Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France.

Verizon IndyCar Series: Kohler Grand Prix
NBCSN, 1pm Live

Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais, Graham Rahal, James Hinchcliffe and other IndyCar stars compete on the road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350
FS1, 3pm Live

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and other top Monster Energy Cup Series drivers take on the road course at California’s Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on FS1.

One Strange Rock: “Genesis”
FOX, 7pm

FOX presents an encore broadcast of the Nat Geo documentary series, hosted by actor Will Smith. In this episode, astronaut Mae Jemison describes how the earth gives birth to life.

Instinct: “Live”
CBS, 8pm

Tonight, former CIA operative Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) and NYPD homicide detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) try to crack the Steampunk-themed murder of a film student.

A Night to Regret
Lifetime, 8pm

College student Chelsea meets up with her estranged childhood best friend, Milla, but she is unprepared for the events that follow. Unbeknownst to Chelsea, Milla documents and shares her life online using a webcam, leading one of her viewers to become obsessed with Chelsea.

The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC, 9pm

This week’s hourlong episode features two separate celebrity pairings. First up, rapper and television host Snoop Dogg (The Joker’s Wild) competes against The Roots’ Questlove (The Tonight Show). Next up, The Good Doctor stars Richard Schiff and Nicholas Gonzalez compete for the ultimate prize of $100,000.

Endeavour on Masterpiece
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Shaun Evans returns for a fifth season of the series as the young Endeavour Morse. Roger Allam also returns as Endeavour’s mentor, DI Fred Thursday, for more crime-solving in 1960s Oxford. In the season premiere, “Muse,” past and present collide in Oxford as the auction of a priceless Fabergé egg gets underway at Lonsdale College, inciting a burglary attempt. Then, Morse and Thursday search for a serial killer. Morse struggles to mentor a young detective constable.

Wrong Man: “Curtis Flowers: Death Again”
Starz, 9pm

The team of experts is on the ground in Winona, Miss, reinvestigating the case of Curtis Flowers, a man convicted of a quadruple homicide for which he maintains his innocence. District Attorney Doug Evans has prosecuted Curtis in all six of his trials. Despite the team’s repeated attempts to reach Evans, he refuses to be interviewed, pending a state Supreme Court decision and a possible seventh trial. The investigators take to the streets, trying to learn what they can about how the prosecution was conducted.

To Tell the Truth
ABC, 10pm

Model Ashley Graham, Jenna Elfman (Fear the Walking Dead), Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!) make up the celebrity panel.

Iron Chef America
Food Network, 10pm

Allez cuisine! For 13 seasons, classic cooking competition Iron Chef America has stumped culinary pros with secret, must-use ingredients provided at the last minute. The contenders have taken these curveball additions — from catfish to sparkling wine, wild boar to mango — and created dishes with decidedly mixed results. Some were divine, but who ever thought those pineapple noodles were a good idea? Tonight on the Alton Brown–hosted battle, chef Erik Battes (one of Iron Chef Morimoto’s executive chefs) will go head-to-head with Iron Chef Stephanie Izard.

Monday, June 25

Penn & Teller: Fool Us
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Actress Alyson Hannigan returns as host of the magical one-hour competition series. On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try to fool Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with the legendary magic and comedy team in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

HBO, 8pm

This HBO original documentary, scored by Hans Zimmer, follows Mormon Dan Reynolds, frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate among teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the church’s policies sends him on an unexpected path of acceptance and change. The film documents a year of Reynolds’ life during the process of organizing the first ever LoveLoud Festival concert in Orem, Utah, to benefit such gay rights organizations as GLAAD and the Trevor Project, among others.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Derek Hough”
NBC, 8pm

World of Dance judge Derek Hough joins Bear on a whirlwind adventure across the mountains of Bulgaria. Dropped amid snow-capped peaks, the two must ascend a jagged mountain ridge, make a steep rappel with Derek’s cell phone as their only safety and swim a freezing lake to reach their destination.

Double Dare
Nickelodeon, 8pm
New Series!

We dare you not to love this revival of the trivia and sloppy-stunt classic. The family game show, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1986 to 1993 (and had a brief return with Double Dare 2000), has at last resurrected its human-size hamster wheel and enormous runny nose. “The obstacles are going to be a little bit bigger, the physical challenges a bit messier, but the overall show remains the same,” says original host Marc Summers, who now serves as executive producer and color commentator. Taking over as host: YouTube personality Liza Koshy.

Cultureshock: Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call
A&E, 9pm

On the ninth anniversary of his tragic death, this by turns heartbreaking and celebratory documentary is a cultural critique of pop icon Michael Jackson’s final days. The film sheds light on the immeasurable pressure Jackson faced as he prepared for his ill-fated final tour. Newscasters, reporters, family and friends — including Travis Payne, Kenny Ortega, Harvey Levin and Warren Zanes — trace the events of the day when news of Jackson’s shocking death broke. The special also features audio recordings of Jackson from his last rehearsals.

CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Yep, that giant asteroid is still looming, and now the whole world — and not just the elite — knows about the threat to Earth. With government bigwigs seemingly secure in an underground bunker when Season 2 begins, last season’s hacktivist group Re/Syst becomes a major player by threatening to drop Russian nuclear warheads if their demands aren’t met.

Wedding Cake Championship
Food Network, 9pm
New Series!

In this four-episode competition series hosted by Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, six pairs of the world’s best professional wedding cake bakers face requests from special guests and real-life couples that test the limits of their skill and creativity. The bakers will present their creations to the couples themselves and a panel of three expert judges from the wedding and baking worlds, including chef Maneet Chauhan, baker extraordinaire Kimberly Bailey and wedding expert David Tutera.

In Defense Of
Oxygen, 9pm
New Series!

Attorneys for such despised perps as Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh (featured tonight) and serial killer Ted Bundy are on the witness stand, recounting their complex relationships with notorious clients in Oxygen’s latest true-crime offering.

Raven’s Home
Disney Channel, 9:30pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 = summer boredom buster! Kids ages 6 to 14 and their families can sit down to new episodes of the likable comedy starring Raven-Symoné.

Elementary: “Nobody Lives Forever”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Nobody Lives Forever,” Holmes’ (Jonny Lee Miller) former sobriety sponsor, Alfredo (guest star Ato Essandoh), asks for his help with an illegal endeavor in order to save his brother. Also, Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the poisoning death of a biology professor who was working on a secret genetics project.

X Company: “La Vérité Vous Rendra Libre”
Ovation, 10pm
Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) struggles to maintain her leadership as divisions within the team grow deeper, and a midnight attack by German commandos threatens to destroy X Company’s fledgling guerrilla army.

Evidence of Innocence: “Melonie Ware”
TV One, 10pm

In 2004, Melonie Ware realizes her dream of running a daycare facility from her home. But when an infant mysteriously dies in her care, her life spirals out of control. Doctors and police say Melonie killed the child in a fit of rage. Her own defense attorney even has reservations about her innocence. The jury also doesn’t believe her and sentences Melonie to life behind bars, where fellow inmates terrorize her as a child killer. Unwilling to let his wife suffer in this living hell, Melonie’s husband risks the family’s life savings to overturn her conviction.

Tuesday, June 26

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Part 2 of the first season of the animated children’s series, based on the books by Laura Numeroff, presents new adventures of Mouse, Pig, Moose, Dog, Cat and their favorite humans.

Soccer: FIFA World Cup
FOX & FS1, beginning at 10am Live

Groups C and D play their final Group Stage matches today with Denmark vs. France (FOX), Australia vs. Peru (FS1), Nigeria vs. Argentina (FOX) and Iceland vs. Croatia (FS1). Network designations are subject to change.

Major League Baseball: Arizona at Miami
FS1, 7pm Live

The Arizona Diamondbacks are at the Miami Marlins for the second game of a four-game set at Marlins Park tonight on FS1.

Civilizations: “The Cult of Progress”
PBS, 8pm

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology, and see how the “civilizing” project that arose from Enlightenment ideas was fraught with contradictions that troubled European artists in different ways.

Face Off: Battle Royale: “Haunted Hotel”
Syfy, 9pm

In this week’s elimination challenge, the artists battle head-to-head as they create the quirky and ghostly staff of a haunted hotel.

48 Hours: NCIS
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!

A missing Army nurse and a military serial killer are tonight’s focus on the investigative series about real-life NCIS cases. Rocky Carroll of TV’s fictional NCIS narrates.

Younger: “The Talented Mr. Ridley”
TV Land, 10pm

Brainy, bubbly, sometimes blundering Liza (Sutton Foster), the 40-something posing as a millennial to keep her publishing job, hits a party and chats up Don Ridley — played tonight and next week on the TV Land comedy by Foster’s ex-husband, Christian Borle. We do know Liza confides in him. Her true age, perhaps?

Wednesday, June 27

Soccer: FIFA World Cup
FOX & FS1, beginning at 10am Live

The Group Stage of the FIFA World Cup wraps up for Groups E and F with Mexico vs. Sweden (FOX), Korea Republic vs. Germany (FS1), Serbia vs. Brazil (FOX) and Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (FS1). Network designations are subject to change.

Big Brother
CBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!

One of summer’s guiltiest pleasures, Big Brother returns for its landmark 20th season of expecting the unexpected.

MasterChef: “World Cup Dishes”
FOX, 8pm

A World Cup episode! Impressing Fox Sports soccer analyst and former pro Alexi Lalas is the goooooooal of tonight’s elimination challenge, which requires the remaining cooks to kick up some street-food favorites from all of those countries that call the game “football.”

Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors: “Fallen Heroes/Combat Rescue”
History, 8pm

A look at how, from the jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afghanistan, Navy SEALs have proved time and again that when it comes to risking their own lives to bring their compatriots back home, they are a breed apart.

Man Fire Food: “Rad Rigs”
Cooking Channel, 9pm

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the barbecue rigs. Chef Roger Mooking, an open-flame aficionado, heads to Houston’s Pit Room, where a custom-built trailer can cook up to 600 pounds of meat.

NOVA: “Rise of the Superstorms”
PBS, 9pm

Dive into the devastation wrought by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

The Expanse
Syfy, 9pm
Season Finale!

Two episodes bring the sci-fi drama’s third season to an end tonight. Syfy canceled the series in May, but thanks largely to fan outcry and support, Amazon has announced that it will pick up the series. Season 4 of The Expanse will return on Amazon Prime.

Code Black: “Change of Heart”
CBS, 10pm

Elliot (Noah Gray-Cabey) fears the worst after hearing emotional testimony at his malpractice trial, but he hopes footage Diego (Tyler Perez) shot for a documentary will help his case in the new episode “Change of Heart.”

Reverie: “Altum Somnum”
NBC, 10pm

Monica Shaw (Kathryn Morris) seeks help from the team after a bombing kills dozens of people. Mara (Sarah Shahi) must dive into the mind of a coma victim and try to identify the perpetrator.

Colony: “The Big Empty”
USA Network, 10pm

Will (Josh Holloway), Broussard (Tory Kittles), Amy (Peyton List) and Bram (Alex Neustaedter) work together to kidnap a high-ranking IGA officer.

Comedy Knockout
truTV, 11pm

This one-two punch of comedy and game show comes courtesy of host Damien Lemon. Three comics — tonight, Mo Amer, Jenny Zigrino and Mo Mandel — duke it out (and sometimes roast each other) in hilarious joke-offs.

Thursday, June 28

Soccer: FIFA World Cup
FOX & FS1, beginning at 10am Live

The FIFA World Cup Group Stage comes to a conclusion today with the final matches for Groups G and H: Senegal vs. Colombia (FOX), Japan vs. Poland (FS1), England vs. Belgium (FOX) and Panama vs. Tunisia (FS1). Network designations are subject to change.

The Gong Show
ABC, 8pm

Tonight’s acts include a dog who can definitely be taught new tricks, a unicyclist who climbs to new heights, a human hamster who rolls inside a giant wheel — and the return of the Virtuoso, who plays his odd instrument in space. Tony Hale, Will Arnett and Regina Hall judge.

Alone in the Game
Audience Network, 8pm

When soccer player Robbie Rogers of the MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy came out of the closet in 2013, he thought other LGBTQ athletes would follow. Unfortunately, as this feature-length doc explains, of the current 4,696 pro athletes in America, there are zero openly gay players in the major leagues. “There was a moment where there was a lot of progress, and then it felt like we went backward,” says Rogers, who’s now retired. What’s the holdup? Within the tight-knit environment of team sports, he says, athletes “think that by coming out, they’re going to be ostracized from that family.”

Little Big Shots: “Steveosaurus Rex”
NBC, 8pm

This week, viewers meet a 5-year-old librarian, a dinosaur expert, a talented young country singer, a 9-year-old champion log roller, a Rubik’s Cube expert and an extraordinary pair of gymnasts.

RuPaul’s Drag Race
VH1, 8pm
Season Finale!

It all comes down to the final three queens. Who will win? Who will sashay away? And exactly how much shade will be thrown and tea spilled when the Season 10 divas reunite?

Match Game
ABC, 9pm

Tonight’s celebrity panel includes Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Jenifer Lewis (black-ish), James Van Der Beek (Pose), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Anthony Anderson (black-ish) and Kate Flannery (The Office).

Marlon: “Keepin’ It 100”
NBC, 9pm

Marlon (Marlon Wayans) decides to buy the house he has been renting since the separation. While prepping for the sale, he and Ashley (Essence Atkins) decide that they no longer have to follow the politics of marriage and tell white lies to keep each other happy. They can be totally honest with each other. Yvette (Bresha Webb) and Stevie (Diallo Riddle) get involved, but the plan eventually backfires when they realize you can be too honest. Another new episode follows.

Queen of the South: “El Colgado”
USA Network, 9pm

On the run from hitmen in Malta, Teresa (Alice Braga) is helped by an old friend, whose intentions are anything but clear.

Take Two
ABC, 10pm

Moonlighting fans, it may have taken nearly 30 years, but your prayers have been answered. The heir apparent to that 1985-89 hit has arrived in the form of Take Two, another dramedy about two polar-opposite crime solvers with a major case of the hots for each other. Rachel Bilson (The O.C., Hart of Dixie) stars as Sam Swift, a sunny TV star fresh out of rehab who starts shadowing gumshoe Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) to research a potential comeback role. On last week’s premiere, the duo discovered — much to their mutual surprise — they make a bang-up team.

CMT Crossroads
CMT, 10pm

Take it outside! The Nashville-based music mashup series pairs Grammy-nominated R&B artist Leon Bridges with upstart country singer-songwriter Luke Combs for an open-air concert downtown.

Shooter: “Red Meat”
USA Network, 10pm

Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) visits a local prison for answers about his dad’s murder. Julie (Shantel VanSanten) takes a job helping the family lawyer. Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and Isaac (Omar Epps) grab Harris Downey (Jesse Bradford), who knows more about Atlas than he realizes.

Friday, June 29

A Very English Scandal

Hugh Grant stars in this shocking true story as Jeremy Thorpe, a political wunderkind who led the British Liberal Party in the 1970s and became the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. The story presents Thorpe’s tumultuous and clandestine relationship with Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) — a stable hand and sometime model. After the relationship ends badly, and Scott threatens to expose Thorpe as a homosexual — thus destroying his reputation, marriage and political career — Thorpe schemes to silence his ex-lover for good.

Season Premiere!

The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher and the hair is even bigger in Season 2 of this ’80s-set series, which follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities and confront the good, the bad and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam (Marc Maron) is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and 20 episodes to churn out.

Nailed It!
Season Premiere!

Admit it: You love it when baking show contestants fail spectacularly — when the fondant falls apart, the marzipan melts and the cookie crumbles. Those delicious disasters are the key to the popularity of Netflix’s Nailed It!, a twisted competition in which amateurs try to re-create impossibly complicated confections, to hilarious effect. To see the results of the unicorn cake challenge — one of the new episodes streaming today — is to know the meaning of diminishing returns.

Quantico: “Deep Cover”
ABC, 8pm

Two not-so-surprising but always interesting things happen on the thriller tonight: Black-ops agent Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) goes undercover, and her life is in danger. This time, she’s after an American military contractor (C.J. Wilson) who may be collaborating with an enemy on the sly.

Masters of Illusion
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Dean Cain hosts this stunning series where cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists perform astounding feats of magic that will stun the studio audience and at-home viewers.

Basketball: BIG3
FOX, 8pm Live

FOX Sports presents coverage of BIG3 — the premier half-court, 3-on-3 basketball league showcasing basketball’s greatest players — from the United Center in Chicago.

12 Monkeys: “Daughters/Demons/One Minute More”
Syfy, 8pm

Three episodes air back-to-back. In “Daughters,” Jones (Barbara Sukowa) sends Hannah (Brooke Williams) back in time to 2007 on a personal mission that could be the key to everything. Then, in “Demons,” everything changes when the team finally climbs the steps and rings the bell in the Middle Ages. Finally, in “One Minute More,” it’s the beginning of the end as Cole (Aaron Stanford) and Cassie (Amanda Schull) embark on their final mission.

Live PD
A&E, 9pm

America’s ride-along reality series welcomes South Carolina deputy Addy Perez, who joins the studio team this weekend to analyze real-time police action in her own district, plus El Paso, Texas; Pasco County, Fla.; and more.

C.B. Strike: “The Silkworm, Part 2”
Cinemax, 10pm

In the conclusion of “The Silkworm,” Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin (Holliday Grainger) delve deeper into the hidden meanings and concealed secrets of the Bombyx Mori manuscript, scouring all corners of London’s literary world as they try to unmask the killer.

Great Performances: “Ellis Island: The Dream of America With Pacific Symphony”
PBS, 10pm

Experience Peter Boyer’s immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through his Grammy-nominated orchestral score, accompanied by narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri.

Saturday, June 30

Soccer: FIFA World Cup, Round of 16
FOX, beginning at 10am Live

The single-elimination Round of 16 or “knockout stage” of the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia begins today with two matches on FOX. The winner of Group C takes on the Group D runner-up, followed by the Group A winner vs. the second-place finisher in Group B. FOX and FS1 televise the Round of 16 through July 3.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Overton’s 300
NBCSN, 3:30pm Live

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season shifts to NBC Sports as Elliott Sadler, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric and other top drivers battle in the Overton’s 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Major League Baseball
FOX, 7pm Live

FOX’s Saturday MLB regional game features the Boston Red Sox at the N.Y. Yankees, the Colorado Rockies at the L.A. Dodgers or the Atlanta Braves at the St. Louis Cardinals, depending on your local television market.

Ransom: “Promised Land/Semaphore”
CBS, 8pm

Rural Canada turns out to be an unexpectedly hostile place in the new episode “Promised Land.” Eric (Luke Roberts) becomes a captive while negotiating for the release of a couple being held hostage by illegal immigrants. Then, in “Semaphore,” Eric’s archnemesis Damien Delaine (Carlos Rota) brainwashes Evie (Morgan Kohan) and threatens to turn her into a murderer unless Eric helps him negotiate a high-stakes deal.

Taken: “Viceroy”
NBC, 8pm
Series Finale!

In mid-April, NBC quietly removed the second season of this series spun off from Luc Besson’s popular feature-film franchise from its Friday schedule, before bringing it back on Saturday nights in late May to air the remaining episodes. That did not bode well for the series’ renewal, and in fact the series was canceled in May. So tonight’s Season 2 finale will also be Taken’s series finale.

Sex, Lies & Murder
REELZ Channel, 10pm
New Series!

Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things, and this hourlong, true-crime series details actual cases of relationships where broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed, crimes of passion turn what should have been simple breakups into headline-grabbing, real-life stories with severe consequences.

2018 Summer Nights Preview Special
Hallmark Channel, 11pm

Can’t wait to see Hallmark Channel’s upcoming original romantic movies? The network’s got you covered. Alexa and Carlos PenaVega host this sneak peek and show clips of all five movies from the Summer Nights series, including Love on Safari starring Lacey Chabert (premieres July 28) and the PenaVegas’ own Love at Sea (Aug. 4).