All Times Eastern.
Monday, July 2
Dietland: “Belly of the Beast”
Physically battered and emotionally distraught, Plum (Joy Nash) seeks shelter at Calliope House, the feminist collective founded by Verena Baptist (Robin Weigert), where she tries to come to terms with her true identity. Julianna Margulies, Adam Rothenberg and Tamara Tunie also star in this new episode “Belly of the Beast.”
— Dietland (@DietlandAMC) June 27, 2018
FOX News Channel’s #ProudAmerican Campaign
FOX News Channel, various times
FOX News Channel continues its Independence Day special programming through July 4. FNC’s #ProudAmerican campaign will travel to Norfolk, Va., to honor the thousands of American military men and women. Former FOX News host Anna Kooiman will make a special appearance aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) which recently fired 30 Tomahawk missiles into Syria. Additionally, Kooiman will speak with the crew and their families to get an inside look at one of America’s frontline fighting ships. She will explore the historic area, including a stop at Doumar’s, a landmark known as the birthplace of the ice cream cone. Kooiman will also be live from Colonial Williamsburg, where she will try authentic colonial food and listen to a young Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence. FOX News Channel’s co-host of Outnumbered and host of Outnumbered Overtime, Harris Faulkner, will join in the festivities on July 4 appearing on FNC throughout the day. Faulkner will speak with military families and will sign her book 9 Rules Of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success at Town Point Park. Additionally, Harris will appear on stage at Norfolk’s Fourth of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks to introduce the featured musical performances and fireworks show.
Tennis: Wimbledon, Early Rounds
ESPN, 7am Live
Rise and grind! The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon, begins its early round matches on the green courts of London’s All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. (The entire Grand Slam event runs through July 15.) Swiss powerhouse Roger Federer attempts to extend his career record to a ninth gentlemen’s singles title. Over on the ladies’ side, Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza is the defending champion, and Serena Williams looks to rebound after a pectoral injury forced her to withdraw in June from the French Open.
Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Mel B”
Adrift in the open sea in a small rowboat, former Spice Girl Mel B is rescued by Bear in an incredible manner. Once ashore, the two must navigate 200-foot cliffs, impenetrable terrain and a final descent that sends Mel into full breakdown mode. Things don’t get any easier when Bear is stung by a jellyfish, forcing Mel to employ some unusual first-aid skills.
TCM Spotlight: 50 States in 50 Movies
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Every Monday and Tuesday night during the month in which we celebrate America’s birthday, Turner Classic Movies will air films set in particular U.S. states, eventually covering all 50. The programming kicks off tonight with the theme of “Scenic New England,” featuring movies that take place in Maine (1959’s A Summer Place), New Hampshire (1962’s Lolita), Vermont (1936’s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), Massachusetts (1933’s Little Women) and Rhode Island (1956’s High Society).
Cultureshock: “The Osbournes: The Price of Reality”
Tonight’s episode of A&E’s original limited series — which takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting societal impact — centers on the family of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the story behind the groundbreaking reality TV series that catapulted the Osbourne family into the global spotlight.
In the new episode “Détente,” Darius (Santiago Cabrera) and Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) must put their feelings aside in order to get international cooperation.
People Magazine Investigates: Cults: “Army of God”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Deborah and Jim Green believe they are generals in a holy army for God. For more than 30 years, their harsh rule over their cult members has destroyed families and ruined lives. In this episode, survivors of their cult reveal how the Greens transformed from charismatic hippies into militant cult leaders.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
In 1944, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American woman, was walking home from her Alabama church when six white men attacked her. None were indicted. But the NAACP did dispatch a young investigator named Rosa Parks to help with the fight. This probing 2017 doc explores how Parks and Taylor transformed the tragedy into a national discussion that helped advance civil rights throughout the country.
Elementary: “The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu”
Series star Lucy Liu directed the new episode “The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu,” in which
Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and his father (recurring guest star John Noble) attempt to repair their strained relationship upon learning of a death within their family.
X Company: “Fatherland”
The team is forced to mobilize to Dieppe without Aurora (Evelyne Brochu), unaware she is caught in a dramatic showdown with Franz Faber (Torben Liebrecht) on a train.
POV: “Brimstone & Glory”
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is the site of a festivity unlike any other in the world. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the 10-day celebration anchors their way of life.
Tuesday, July 3
“Planet Earth: The Hunt” Marathon
BBC America, 8am
Staggering footage and who-knew facts — not to mention enough chase scenes to satisfy the most ravenous adrenaline junkie — are on the menu for this six-hour marathon of the BBC nature series all about predators and their prey. David Attenborough narrates.
Civilizations: “What Is Art (Good For)?”
This visually stunning exploration of art and the role it has played throughout human history concludes with a question: In today’s world of unprecedented technological change and obsession with profit, what is art good for?
Burgers, Brew & ’Que
Cooking Channel, 9pm
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. Chef Michael Symon continues his cross-country search for the best of American classics — burgers, beer and barbecue, that is. First stop: Charleston, S.C., where Symon helps smoke a whole hog.
Indiana Jones Movie Marathon
Paramount Network, beginning at 9pm
No time for love, Dr. Jones! Paramount Network presents an Independence Day marathon of all four Indiana Jones movies beginning tonight, starting up again tomorrow morning and airing through late-night Wednesday.
Face Off: Battle Royale: “Death Dealers”
Fortune favors the bold this week as the artists and their battle partners create makeups based on actual tarot card readings.
Animal Kingdom: “Broke From the Box”
With matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin) still behind bars, the Cody crime clan has been without their fearless leader, leaving their Southern California territory vulnerable. That ends this week as the Cody boys reunite to fend off a Brazilian gang that wants to snatch away the Codys’ stronghold on the neighborhood. Throwing a wrench into the family fun: Deran’s long-absent father, Billy (Denis Leary), who recently returned and now has a lucrative — but risky — business proposition for the Codys.
Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
Travel Channel, 9pm
In the seven-episode new season, Andrew Zimmern continues his epicurean exploration of the food that celebrates cultures and connects communities around the world. This season, Zimmern will travel everywhere from Scotland to Belgium to northern Kentucky. In tonight’s season premiere episode, he travels the last 200 miles of the Pony Express Trail to its terminus at Sacramento, riding the very same path and enjoying the foods that young riders on that long-ago mail-delivery route would have eaten.
Wednesday, July 4
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
ESPN2, 12pm Live
Twenty competitive eaters gather to see who can consume the most meat. The wiener — sorry, winner — gets $10,000 (and hopefully some antacid).
The Pacific War in Color: “Shockwaves”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Smithsonian Channel presents an encore of “Shockwaves” in honor of Independence Day. Months after the Pearl Harbor attack, shockwaves of war shake every corner of the Pacific, and young Americans deploy to stem the enemy advance. Culture clashes within the Allies erupt in Australia, but Allied forces later bond over efforts to thwart Japan’s move to control New Guinea. “Shockwaves” also reveals rare footage from military cameramen and other soldiers who captured life behind the battle lines, showing there is more to the war than combat.
Fourth of July at the White House Presented by Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
CMA Award winner Sara Evans and an array of musical performers accompany a spectacular fireworks show saluting the American spirit.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
NBC, 8pm Live
American Ninja Warrior’s Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host an incredible night of majesty alongside the Big Apple’s East River with performances from Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Ricky Martin and more. The special will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” with a tribute by Clarkson and the West Point Band and Glee Club. The two-hour event is followed immediately by an encore presentation.
A Capitol Fourth
Join host John Stamos for an all-star musical extravaganza celebrating our country’s 242nd birthday, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Independence Day Movie Marathon
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Celebrate America’s birthday with a star-spangled lineup of classic movies including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and 1776 (1972).
Code Black: “One of Our Own”
While rescuing an injured firefighter, Rox (Moon Bloodgood) is hit by a drunk driver and rushed to Angels Memorial in the new episode “One of Our Own.”
Colony: “Sea Spray”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) question whether their family is safe in Seattle. Snyder (Peter Jacobson) digs up dirt on Everett Kynes (Wayne Brady). Amy (Peyton List) parts ways with Broussard (Tory Kittles).
Thursday, July 5
Hit the Beach With Frankie & Annette
HDNet Movies, beginning at 7:35pm
The Fourth of July holiday may have been yesterday, but even the day after is still a perfect time for a beach party. And who better to throw one than the iconic big-screen duo of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello? Tonight, HDNet Movies gets you into the summer spirit with four of Frankie and Annette’s beloved films that are the next best thing to being at the shore yourself: Pajama Party (1964), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Bikini Beach (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).
The Gong Show
Celebrity judges Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne and Brad Paisley are set to praise, critique or gong tonight’s performers including a father/daughter rap duo, a young contortionist who can shoot a bow and arrow with her feet, an acrobatic man and his dog, and a whip-cracking harmonica player.
Little Big Shots
After electrifying the crowd with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” earlier this season, 13-year-old singer-ukulele player EmiSunshine returns to make you feel like a clod for abandoning those music lessons as a kid. Tonight on the Steve Harvey-hosted talent show, she performs — and undoubtedly slays — an original song. Also featured: a 5-year-old space expert and young aerialist.
Tonight’s celebrity panel includes Joel McHale (Community), Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), David Arquette (Scream 2), actress/comedian Caroline Rhea, Michael Ealy (The Following) and Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).
Nashville: “Strong Enough to Bend”
On the sixth and final season of Nashville’s operatic — or would that be Opry-atic? — drama, formerly closeted gay country musician Will Lexington (Chris Carmack) nearly died of heart failure, brought on by steroid abuse, during a performance with his band. The hunky guitarist is in the midst of a grueling recovery, but this week, things get bumpier.
Marlon (Marlon Wayans), Stevie (Diallo Riddle), Yvette (Bresha Webb) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) all attend homecoming weekend at Howell University. Having always been blocked fro membership as an undergrada, Stevie is determined to join the independent fraternity that Marlon created. Meanwhile, Ashley and Yvette get caught up with a couple of young coeds. Another new episode follows.
Queen of the South: “Reina de Oros”
USA Network, 9pm
Teresa (Alice Braga) puts her life and her empire on the line when she attempts to rescue girls being trafficked by her new European business partner.
Beach Bites With Katie Lee: “Catalina Island”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
On her culinary tour of seaside hot spots, chef Katie Lee stops by California’s Catalina Island, where it’s the drinks that have us drooling. Katie quenches her thirst with Buffalo Milk — a local cocktail made with Kahlua, vodka, crème de cacao, banana and half-and-half.
Shooter: “Sins of the Father”
USA Network, 10pm
Bob Lee’s (Ryan Phillippe) investigation into Earl’s murder leads him to the local slaughterhouse. Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and Isaac’s (Omar Epps) quest to take down Atlas forces them into an uneasy alliance with a former Atlas agent.
Friday, July 6
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show is back, combining coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-filled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy. Guests in the new episodes include Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neal Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle and the late Jerry Lewis.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Vikram Chandra, this thriller series is set amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai, where the lives of a policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies and terrorists all interweave with cataclysmic consequences.
Somebody Feed Phil
In this original documentary series from Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Rosenthal takes viewers on a goodwill eating tour of the world. Along for the ride are his friends, family and his trademark sense of humor as he visits Venice, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Cape Town and New York.
Quantico: “Fear Feargach”
The team protects Shelby (Johanna Braddy) when she reunites with someone from her past, with deadly results.
FOX, 8pm Live
FOX Sports presents live coverage of the second season of the BIG3 — the premier half-court, 3-on-3 basketball league — from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
Breaking Big: “Jason Aldean”
Learn how country singer Jason Aldean battled through constant setbacks early in his career and ultimately found success with a scrappy, persistent and out-of-the-box approach that led him to country music superstardom.
Just Another Immigrant
Two new back-to-back episodes close out comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s hilarious docudrama. With the Greek show just two weeks away and ticket sales still woefully lagging, Romesh is open to any and all ideas that could help sell out the Greek — even his uncle and mother’s bizarre publicity stunts. Attempting to drum up major publicity to drive ticket sales, Romesh takes his mom and uncle to the Mexican border to build (and knock down) President Trump’s wall in an elaborate protest stunt. In this season finale, Rom finally makes it to the Greek, but how many people will be there to see him?
The cult sci-fi series based on the equally cult 1995 film of the same name ends its fourth season — and its series run — tonight.
C.B. Strike: “Career of Evil, Part 1”
Robin (Holliday Grainger) accepts a package at Strike’s (Tom Burke) office and is horrified to find a severed leg inside, accompanied by famous song lyrics. Interpreting this as a vendetta against him, Strike begins to pull together a list of potential suspects from his past, any of whom may have sent the macabre delivery. Meanwhile, Strike and Robin’s time-consuming, close-working relationship begins to rile Matthew (Kerr Logan), and things are intensified when the case takes Strike and Robin out of town for an overnight stay.
Saturday, July 7
Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 1
NBCSN, 5am Live
The 105th edition of the world’s premier cycling race, the Tour de France, begins today with Stage 1 and the Grand Départ at Noirmoutier-en-l’Île on the west coast of France. The flat stage covers almost 125 miles southeast to Fontenay-le-Comte.
Major League Baseball
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live
FS1 and FOX team up for an MLB Saturday doubleheader starting on FS1 with the Atlanta Braves at the Milwaukee Brewers. Then on FOX’s regional coverage, depending on their market, viewers will see the L.A. Dodgers at the L.A. Angels, the Boston Red Sox at the Kansas City Royals, or the Miami Marlins at the Washington Nationals.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
NBC, 7pm Live
Monster Energy Cup stars Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and others return to famed Daytona International Speedway for a race under the lights at the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
Me, Myself & I: “Field Trip/Home Alone”
The sitcom Me, Myself & I was one of the first new series of the fall season to get canceled, and CBS presents two previously unaired episodes tonight. In “Field Trip,” Alex (Bobby Moynihan) becomes friends with another dad without realizing he’s the guy who ruined his marriage. Then in “Home Alone,” young Alex (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Justin (Christopher Paul Richards) are left home alone for the first time and panic when they think someone is breaking into the house.
The Incredible Dr. Pol
Nat Geo Wild, 8pm
Veterinarian Jan Pol is just as adorable as the animals he heals, so it’s no wonder his reality show has stuck around for so long. Tonight, the Dutch-born doctor returns with his trademark enthusiasm and wonder — “Holy cow!” is an oft-used phrase — to treat more critters at his Michigan clinic.
Earth: One Amazing Day
BBC America, 9pm
This film from BBC Earth makes its U.S. premiere tonight on BBC America. Over the course of one single day, Earth: One Amazing Day tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters: a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically and a sloth on the hunt for love.
Living Biblically: “Never Let Loyalty Leave You/Submit to Thy Husband”
CBS airs two new episodes of canceled midseason sitcom Living Biblically. In “Never Let Loyalty Leave You,” Father Gene (Ian Gomez) is jealous after Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) attends a Baptist church. Then in “Submit to Thy Husband,” Leslie (Lindsey Kraft) is offended when Chip suggests she quit her job to care for the baby.
I Want THAT Wedding: “Surf vs. Turf”
Bride-to-be Brooke envisions a casual celebration with a buffet dinner somewhere near the water. Her fiancé, Mike, wants a black-tie affair at a high-end venue. It’s up to wedding planner Christina to show them different receptions and get them to find common ground.
Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma
HBO, 10pm Live
The political pundit, talk show host and comedian debuts his 11th solo special for HBO.
Fear Thy Neighbor: “Mistress of Death”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Double-check the deadbolt! Tonight’s episode of the true-crime series about creeps next door is a chiller. Two women who have shared a property line since they were kids have a bitter falling out when the ex-husband of one woman starts seeing the other.