All Times Eastern.
Sunday, July 8
History, 8pm Live
In a live three-hour event, motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana will attempt three of daredevil Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle stunts — jumping over 50 cars, jumping 14 full-size buses and attempting the notorious Caesars Palace fountain jump that Knievel never successfully landed 50 years ago. For Pastrana, the special goes beyond just these extreme jumps, as it’s personal. He says the special will show the science behind the ramps and the evolution of motorcycle jumping, but also “give a tribute to the man who started it all — Evel Knievel.”
— Nitro Circus (@NitroCircus) July 7, 2018
Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter
Gathering for some spirited conversations with The Hollywood Reporter today are drama actors — Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix); Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX); Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu) and Godless (Netflix); Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX); J.K. Simmons, Counterpart (Starz); and Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO).
Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Roger Federer”
Tennis great Roger Federer joins Bear on a grand slam journey through the Swiss Alps. Among their adventures, the two men descend a frozen waterfall, use tennis rackets as snowshoes to cross a frozen lake and get creative with a tennis ball to ascend a steep cliff that is their only way home.
OBJECTified: “Dr. Phil”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
On the second episode of FOX News Channel’s OBJECTified, host Harvey Levin will feature mental health professional and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw as he shares his life story by showcasing his favorite objects that he’s chosen to keep close throughout the years. Dr. Phil will journey from his tough childhood to his life-changing client Oprah Winfrey and building his TV empire.
Celebrity Family Feud
Competing this week are comedian Jeff Dunham, his wife and three daughters versus actress Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and her family members. Then, actor Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and his crew take on comedian Caroline Rhea, her sisters and nephews.
Murdered at 17
After a night of partying, cheerleader Brooke (Cristine Prosperi) — who suffered a head injury that left her with intermittent explosive disorder — wakes up next to the body of best friend Maddie (Emily Galley). But Brooke isn’t a murderer! Her overbearing new boyfriend is setting her up.
The $100,000 Pyramid
This week, Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds) competes against actress Erika Christensen (Parenthood). Next, Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) takes on actress Lauren Ash (Superstore).
Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s 2006 debut novel comes to HBO, combining a devastating murder mystery and searing family drama into the perfect summer thriller. Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams stars as troubled reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her tiny Missouri hometown to record the fallout from a pair of child murders and finds her own tenuous well-being may be the ultimate victim. Patricia Clarkson, Elizabeth Perkins, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen and Will Chase costar.
Endeavour on Masterpiece: “Passenger”
Investigating a disappearance, Morse fears it’s linked to the unsolved murder of a teenager years earlier. The investigation takes a surprising turn when a woman’s body is discovered, and Morse notices anomalies at the crime scene.
Leroy (Craig Robinson) and Max (Adam Scott) spot a possible UFO. However, as they are looking at it, Leroy drops a big bomb on Max that steals the show.
To Tell the Truth
Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Tony Hale (Arrested Development) and former NBA star Jalen Rose make up the celebrity panel.
Preacher: “Gonna Hurt”
While Jesse (Dominic Cooper) works to pay back his debt to Gran’ma (Betty Buckley), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) risk their safety as they formulate their own plans to get out of Angelville.
Former The Hills star Kristin Cavallari returns to reality TV in E!’s new Nashville-based docuseries. Cameras will follow Kristin’s life as a wife to former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler and as a businesswoman launching a flagship store for her product line called Uncommon James. Between family and her young, sexy staff, Kristin is busier and more entertaining than ever under the new skyline of Music City.
The Johnny Cash Show
Save your Sunday evenings for the legendary Johnny Cash and his classic variety show that originally aired on ABC from 1969 to 1971. While June Carter Cash, the Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins were some of the show’s regulars, Cash had a revolving door of featured guests that included Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Merle Haggard, Louis Armstrong and so many others.
Scene of the Crime With Tony Harris: “Deadly Deceit”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Angela Moss was a 39-year-old engaged nurse when she was viciously shot down at the end of her shift. Her death has the markings of a professional hit, and when Tony uncovers a second murder, his investigation takes him to the shady underworlds of a drug dealer and a motorcycle club. Incredibly, however, it takes a humble insurance agent to bring Angela’s killer to justice.
Shades of Blue: “A Walking Shadow”
Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) focuses her sights on taking down the intelligence unit. Stahl’s (Warren Kole) continued obsession brings him closer to New York. Wozniak (Ray Liotta) uses Wallace (Samuel Smith), as Espada (Vincent Laresca) struggles with keeping secrets from Tufo (Hampton Fluker).
I’m Dying Up Here
Bring on the bell-bottoms! Season 2 of the Showtime drama about standup comedians introduced the world of Soul Train, as comic Adam (RJ Cyler) began dating producer Gloria (Nicole Ari Parker).
The Tunnel: Vengeance
Karl and Elise try to decode the Pied Piper’s demands, while BB joins the French investigation in a race against time to find the perpetrators before they strike again. Meanwhile, Charlie Moreau returns to his family, with terrible consequences.
Monday, July 9
So You Think You Can Dance: “Academy Week No. 1”
After seeing the best dancers from around the country, judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens are ready to see who can take it to the next level in Los Angeles. The first round of “The Academy” callbacks begins at the Dolby Theatre, as the talented dancers vie for a spot in the Top 20.
Hot Rods and Muscle Cars
This two-hour special tells the true story of the rise, fall and resurrection of the hot-rod culture in America, born underground by mavericks who loved speed, power and engineering. Highlighting the most iconic muscle cars in history, the program will also feature the rebels who built them, the renegades who drove them and the indelible imprint they left on American culture.
American Ninja Warrior: “Minneapolis City Qualifiers”
In one of the Twin Cities, competitors attempt to conquer six obstacles, including new challenges Double Twister and Diamond Dash. Ninja veterans making their return include Meagan Martin, Joe Moravsky, Lance Pekus, Maggi Thorne and Sarah Schoback.
Cultureshock: “The Rise of Trash TV”
Tonight’s episode of the A&E documentary series takes a look at the rise of the raw and salacious real-life television theater of tabloid talk shows like The Jerry Springer Show and Geraldo. The film explores how these series laid the groundwork for today’s reality shows and features interviews with Jerry Springer, Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Maury Povich and others.
Dietland: “Monster High”
In the wake of her life-altering revelation, Plum (Joy Nash) struggles to discover her true voice. A new attack threatens to unravel Jennifer’s movement.
Salvation: “Crimes and Punishment”
Guest Star Alert!
Jonathan Silverman, the husband of series star Jennifer Finnigan, guest-stars in a recurring role starting with tonight’s new episode “Crimes and Punishment,” in which Grace (Finnigan) is asked to lie under oath.
People Magazine Investigates: Cults: “The Nuwaubian Nation of Moors”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
The followers of cult leader Dwight York come from all walks of life, including Ruby, who joins York’s Nuwaubian Nation to seek answers about her life, and Niki, who is brought into the group as a child. Both become disillusioned as they learn the truth about their leader.
It’s lady’s choice tonight, as 10 eligible gentlemen selected by expert matchmakers vie for the heart of Raye, a multifaceted woman who is an actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and the former first lady of an island!
Elementary: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”
In the new episode “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) engages an old foe to protect his father after he learns Morland (recurring guest star John Noble) is in danger of being killed.
MTV Floribama Shore
Southern partiers Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios head back to Panama City Beach for another epic spring break.
X Company: “Butcher and Bolt”
Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) fights to regain her team’s faith as Alfred (Jack Laskey) finally reveals their Dieppe objectives: a raid on a German radar station in the midst of an Allied attack.
POV: “The Workers Cup”
In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers.
TV One, 10pm
Veteran Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez have plenty of stories from their 30-year careers, and they share them in this new true-crime series. In each episode, the pair recounts their personal experiences solving these cases, with their stories enhanced by dramatic re-creations.
Tuesday, July 10
Soccer: FIFA World Cup: Semifinals
FOX, 2pm Live
The FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Russia is down to four surviving teams heading into the semifinal round with today’s game in St. Petersburg and Wednesday’s game in Moscow, both on FOX.
In this two-hour special, automotive experts, designers and historians weigh in on the most influential trucks of the past 120 years, covering everything from wartime 4×4 Jeeps and early Fords based on the Model T to the 1950s luxury Chevy Cameo and the more recent, high-powered desert truck, the Ford Raptor.
This docuseries follows professional skateboarder Rick McCrank from Southern Texas to the Middle East as he explores the weird, wonderful and obscure groups outside the mainstream in the world of skating.
The CW, 9pm
In this fantasy series, Talon (Jessica Green) is the last surviving member of the Blackbloods. She discovers that she has supernatural powers and must learn how to control them while tracking her family’s killers to a fortress on the edge of civilization.
Married at First Sight
Lifetime’s hit lifestyle series’ seventh season heads to Texas, where six Dallas-area singles yearning for a lifelong partnership agree to a provocative proposal: legally marry a stranger they meet for the first time at the altar. The couples are united by a panel of experts — psychologist Dr. Jessica Griffin, sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz and marriage counselor Pastor Calvin Roberson — who create what they believe are three compatible couples based on scientific matchmaking. The trio then continue to counsel and mentor the couples for several weeks until each couple must make the decision to remain together or divorce.
The Challenge: Final Reckoning
In Season 32 of the competition series, rivalries started in Seasons 30 and 31 of The Challenge come to head. The action heads to South Africa, and the only way a player can win the $1 million prize this season is to join forces with their biggest rival and compete as a pair.
No Passport Required
Join chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture. In the first episode, “Detroit,” Samuelsson explores the culture and flavor of Detroit’s Middle Eastern community. He shares a meal with a Syrian refugee family, eats falafel, learns how to make Iraqi bread and attends an amazing 700-person Lebanese wedding.
Face Off: Battle Royale: “Divine Dryads”
The artists compete to create dryad protectors of real-life forests in this week’s elimination challenge, which will see two more competitors heading home.
King of the Road
Skateboarding’s wildest scavenger hunt is back for Season 3 as three top teams — Element, Real and underdogs Foundation — barnstorm across America, stacking tricks, freaking out and testing the limits of their sanity.
Hit the Floor
Season 4 of the scripted drama continues to explore the fame, money, power and sex in professional basketball as seen through the eyes of the fictional L.A. Devils team and the L.A. Devil Girl dancers who cheer them on. In the new season, familiar faces as well as new dancers and players will fight to stake their claim under the red-hot spotlight of L.A. Devils nation.
Paid Off With Michael Torpey
The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange Is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible, via a 16-episode comedy game show. The format of the show gives three lucky college grads who are saddled with student debt the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast-paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off.
Wednesday, July 11
MasterChef: “A Gordon Ramsay Wedding”
The contestants head to Malibu and cook for MasterChef Season 7 winner Shaun O’Neale’s wedding, where Gordon Ramsay will officiate the ceremony! The home cooks split into two teams and have limited time to prepare and cook 51 appetizers and 51 entrees for guests in attendance.
Executive produced by Dale Earnhardt Jr., this two-hour special highlights the innovative, fearless and larger-than-life renegades who devoted their lives to pursuing the world’s most perilous speed records — and breaking them. Featuring interviews with fanatical “speed demons,” the special chronicles the history of speed through the eyes of those most passionate about it. The program also follows Ed Shadle, a speed record holder, as he makes a pulse-pounding attempt to set the first speed record in 20 years.
Earth’s Natural Wonders — Life at the Extremes: “Surviving the Extreme”
See why human beings need bravery and ingenuity to survive in the world’s most extreme places, from the high Himalayas to the Canadian Arctic, the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian Outback.
TKO: Total Knock Out
Kevin Hart hosts this wild new competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett (Survivor). “It’s an obstacle course meets dodgeball,” explains Burnett, who reveals that in each episode, one competitor races through a challenging obstacle course while four others try to slow him or her down by launching projectiles from the course’s battle stations. Hart told CBS News, “We’ve made a great show for everybody, something that all, all, all people can enjoy.”
The Originals: “There in the Disappearing Light”
The CW, 9pm
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) helps Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) cope with her pain in an unconventional way. A figure from Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) past comes back seeking help.
The Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky
Witness the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range, home to cougars, wolverines, wolves and grizzlies. Daredevil wingsuit fliers jump from high peaks, and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.
Code Black: “As Night Comes and I’m Breathing”
In the penultimate episode of the series, “As Night Comes and I’m Breathing,” Willis (Rob Lowe) continues to tend to Rox’s (Moon Bloodgood) medical needs in San Diego while Leanne (Marcia Gay Harden) helps in the search for Ariel (Emily Alyn Lind).
World-renowned medium Thomas John gives unsuspecting ride-share passengers quite the surprise when he reveals his talents and tells them they are going to be on TV. Thomas relays detailed messages from family members and friends who have passed, leading to fun, highly emotional, shocking and, for many, life-changing readings.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters
This genre-hopping scripted anthology comedy series examines universal truths in society and pop culture, and turns them inside out in completely unique and entertainingly absurd ways. Each stand-alone episode delivers a subversive satire of the current world we live in and exploits the awkwardness of its flawed characters to tell socially relevant stories with imaginative twists.
Colony: “Disposable Heroes”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway), Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies), Broussard (Tory Kittles), and Amy (Peyton List) help the Outliers deal with an emergency. Snyder (Peter Jacobson) makes his play to take over Seattle, while Kynes (Wayne Brady) runs damage control.
Thursday, July 12
The Gong Show
Jimmy Kimmel, Will Arnett and Anthony Anderson are this week’s celebrity judges.
Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular toys in the world — Hot Wheels — this special tells the history of this iconic toy’s journey and the brand’s multigenerational influence on car culture and design.
Little Big Shots
Season 3 of the fun variety series that spotlights some of America’s most talented tots comes to an end tonight.
Tonight’s celebrity panel includes Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt),
John Early (Search Party), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor), Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Amy Sedaris (At Home With Amy Sedaris).
Back-to-back episodes close out the second season of Marlon. In “Career Day,” Marlon (Marlon Wayans) gives a speech at Zack’s (Amir O’Neil) school about alternative career paths, but things don’t go as planned. Then in “Funeral Party,” Marlon decides to throw himself a funeral party for his birthday. But during everyone’s speeches about him, he realizes that perhaps he is too harsh on his loved ones.
Friday, July 13
“Friday the 13th” Movie Marathon
Paramount Network, beginning at 9am
Paramount Network celebrates the unluckiest of days with a marathon of movies featuring the unluckiest of campers. Movies in this Friday the 13th marathon are Part 2 (1981), The Final Chapter (1984), A New Beginning (1985), Jason Lives (1986) and The New Blood (1988).
Disney Junior, 11am
This new animated series is geared toward kids ages 2-7 and is based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Each episode follows 6-year-old Nancy Clancy, a high-spirited young girl whose imagination and enthusiasm transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Quantico: “No Place Is Home”
When Owen (Blair Underwood) and McQuigg (Alan Powell) learn heartbreaking news about family members, the team goes on high alert as they discover that there is no safe place.
This new true-crime series takes a thrilling look into the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of heroic people who put everything on the line in order to expose illegal and often dangerous wrongdoing when major corporations rip off U.S. taxpayers. Hosted by attorney Alex Ferrer, a former judge and police officer, each hour introduces cases in which ordinary people step up to do the extraordinary by risking their careers, their families and even their lives to ensure others are not harmed or killed by unchecked, unethical corporate greed. The premiere episode will feature cases concerning a pediatric dental chain and a pharmaceutical giant.
Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend
Syfy & USA Network, beginning at 8pm
As the exclusive on-air and VOD homes for the Harry Potter film franchise in the United States, Syfy and USA Network celebrate by airing all eight Harry Potter movies over the next three days, starting all the way back at the beginning tonight with 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The films will air with limited commercial interruptions and will include fan testimonials about the series, including some from familiar Syfy and USA faces.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Alsco 300
NBCSN, 8pm Live
Kentucky Speedway is the site of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300, featuring Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and other up-and-coming drivers.
Breaking Big: “Ruth Zukerman”
Find out how Ruth Zukerman turned her passion for indoor cycling into a massive business — twice — with SoulCycle and Flywheel. Learn what kept her moving all these years and cemented her place at the heart of the boutique fitness world.
C.B. Strike: “Career of Evil, Part 2”
Strike (Tom Burke) visits several strip clubs to find out more about Niall Brockbank (Andrew Brooke), one of the murder suspects. Robin’s (Holliday Grainger) relationship with Matthew (Kerr Logan) hits a low point, and she questions her commitment to marriage. As Strike narrows his field of suspects, the killer continues to taunt them, and Robin finds herself in a fight for her life.
Saturday, July 14
Tennis: Wimbledon: Ladies’ Final
ESPN, 9am Live
The Wimbledon ladies’ singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club airs live on ESPN.
Soccer: FIFA World Cup: Third Place Match
FOX, 10am Live
The two FIFA World Cup teams competing in this match in St. Petersburg, Russia, would much rather be playing in the final match tomorrow in Moscow. As it is, the winner of this match between semifinal-round losers determines the tournament’s second runner-up.
Major League Baseball
FOX, 7pm Live
FOX’s Saturday primetime MLB regional broadcast has either the N.Y. Yankees at the Cleveland Indians, the L.A. Angels at the L.A. Dodgers or the Texas Rangers at the Baltimore Orioles.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live
The 1.5-mile tri-oval at Kentucky Speedway is the site of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 as top drivers Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and others race for points and playoff spots.
Me, Myself & I: “Thanksgiving/Video Games”
CBS presents two previously unaired episodes of Me, Myself & I tonight. Alex (Bobby Moynihan) is set up for a blind date during Thanksgiving dinner in “Thanksgiving.” Then, in “Video Games,” Lisa (Sarah Burns) invests in Alex’s new invention.
Living Biblically: “Thou Shalt Not Covet/It Is Better to Give Than to Receive”
CBS airs two new episodes of canceled midseason sitcom Living Biblically. In “Thou Shalt Not Covet,” Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) is nominated for a journalism award. Then, in “It Is Better to Give Than to Receive,” Chip encourages his officemates to rebuild a house for charity.