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Tuesday, July 10: FIFA World Cup Semifinal Matches Start Tuesday on FOX


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

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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 between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg and Wednesday’s game between England and Croatia in Moscow, both on FOX.

Truck Wars
History, 8pm

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.

Post Radical
Viceland, 8pm
New Series!

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 Outpost
The CW, 9pm
New Series!

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, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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
MTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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
PBS, 9pm
New Series!

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”
Syfy, 9pm

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
Viceland, 9pm
Season Premiere!

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
BET, 10pm
Season Premiere!

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
truTV, 10pm
New Series!

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”
FOX, 8pm

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.

Speed Demons
History, 8pm

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”
PBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!

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
CBS, 9pm
New Series!

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
PBS, 9pm

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”
CBS, 10pm

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).

Seatbelt Psychic
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!

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
truTV, 10pm
New Series!

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
ABC, 8pm

Jimmy Kimmel, Will Arnett and Anthony Anderson are this week’s celebrity judges.

Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special
History, 8pm

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
NBC, 8pm
Season Finale!

Season 3 of the fun variety series that spotlights some of America’s most talented tots comes to an end tonight.

Match Game
ABC, 9pm

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).

NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!

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).

Fancy Nancy
Disney Junior, 11am
New Series!

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”
ABC, 8pm

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.

CBS, 8pm
New Series!

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”
PBS, 8:30pm

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”
Cinemax, 10pm
Season Finale!

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, 8pm

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, 9pm

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.