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Wednesday, July 11: Kevin Hart Hosts Wild ‘TKO: Total Knock Out’ Competition Series

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Wednesday, July 11

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.”

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.

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).

Marlon
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.

Whistleblower
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.