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Monday, July 16: Big Hitters Blast Away at the MLB Home Run Derby

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Monday, July 16

2018 MLB Home Run Derby
ESPN, 8pm Live
Some of baseball’s biggest sluggers — Jesús Aguilar, Rhys Hoskins, Alex Bregman, Kyle Schwarber, Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy and Javier Báez — will be swinging for the fences in the Home Run Derby, part of the 89th All-Star Game festivities held this year at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Serial Killer With Piers Morgan
Oxygen, 7pm
New Series!

This series explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers for the first time, and premieres with a chilling interview with Mark Riebe, who was convicted of one murder but confessed to abducting and killing twelve women.

Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
Disney Channel, 7:30pm
New Series!

Producers return to the location of the 1998 Disney series Bug Juice for a new 16-episode series. This unscripted docuseries has been transformed for today’s generation of kids, with animated emoticons, “boomerang” shots and onscreen memes punctuating the summertime adventures at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine.

Disney’s Fairytale Weddings
Freeform, 8pm
Season Finale!
Pennsylvania couple and childhood sweethearts Christina and Jarrod are tying the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney properties hold a special meaning for Christina, for it was while on a childhood trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios — taken while she was fighting cancer — that she first took off her wig in public. Now she’s returning as a survivor to marry the man of her dreams.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
HBO, 8pm

From his career as a standup comedian to his starring role on Mork & Mindy to his Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known. But his ability to make people laugh often masked his own suffering. He dealt with addictions, failed relationships, a heart ailment and a brain disease that likely contributed to his suicide in 2014. This original documentary is an intimate look at Williams’ life and career told through his films, TV appearances, standup shows and interviews.

American Ninja Warrior: “Los Angeles City Finals”
NBC, 8pm

The top competitors from the Los Angeles qualifier tackle challenging obstacles.

Cultureshock: “Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary”
A&E, 9pm

Tonight’s episode is a profile of the cult favorite original dramedy series Freaks and Geeks, which captured the true difficulties of teenage life, offering protagonists who weren’t stereotypical jocks, beauties or brains. Canceled after just one season, the series still ranked high on Time magazine’s “Greatest 100 Television Shows of All Time,” and launched the careers of Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco and other well-known actors. The episode features interviews with creator Paul Feig and executive producer Judd Apatow, plus Rogen, Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps and other primary cast members who discuss their time on the series and beyond.

Dietland: “Rad Fatties”
AMC, 9pm

Riding high on her brush with fame, Plum’s (Joy Nash) life has a new purpose. A date with an unlikely man, however, threatens to topple it all.

Salvation: “Indivisible”
CBS, 9pm

Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) embarks on a dangerous mission in the new episode “Indivisible.”

Disney QUIZney
Disney Channel, 9pm Live
New Series!
Kids and families can test their knowledge of Disney and Disney Channel stories and characters with this groundbreaking, multiplatform interactive trivia show. For 10 weeknights in a row, viewers can watch the live, seven-minute show on Disney Channel and play along to win cash prizes on the DisneyNOW apps and Twelve-year-old Trinitee Stokes (Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover) hosts the fast-paced show.

People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
New Series!
Each episode of this series explores high-end fashion icons and their couture crimes that captured headlines. Over three hourlong episodes, tales of depravity, obsession and family betrayal in the fashion world all have a common thread — cold-blooded murder. The series premiere episode looks into the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, former head of the iconic Gucci fashion house. The question isn’t who wanted Maurizio dead — it’s who didn’t.

Southern Charm Savannah
Bravo, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Savannah socialites Catherine Cooper, Daniel Eichholz, Hannah Pearson, Louis Oswald and Lyle Mackenzie welcome newcomers Hagood Coxe and Brandon Branch into the group and offer a rare glimpse into Savannah’s lavish and legacy-focused upper echelons. This season, in addition to finding plenty of drama in their own backyards, the group travels to sunny Turks and Caicos and wintry New York City.

Elementary: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby”
CBS, 10pm

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.

X Company: “August 19th”
Ovation, 10pm
Season Finale!

The team pays a devastating price at Dieppe as Alfred (Jack Laskey) and Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) put everything on the line to try to “turn” Franz Faber (Torben Liebecht).

POV: “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2”
PBS, 10pm
Twenty years ago, Lindy sat on a jury that handed down the death penalty to a Mississippi man convicted in a double homicide. Now, living with an unbearable feeling of guilt, Lindy commits to tracking down her fellow jurors to tackle past demons.

Wynonna Earp Season 3 Sneak Peek
Syfy, 11pm

Get an advance look at Season 3 of Syfy’s hit series, which will begin airing in its regular Friday night time slot on July 20.

Tuesday, July 17

Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 10
NBCSN, 7:30am Live

The Tour de France peloton rides through mountainous Stage 10 today, covering more than 98 miles from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand in southeastern France.

2018 MLB All-Star Game
FOX, 8pm Live

The 89th MLB All-Star Game takes place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. It’s the first All-Star Game held in Nationals Park, and the first held in D.C. since the Washington Senators hosted the game in 1969. The AL has won the last five All-Star Games, including last year’s 2-1 win in 10 innings.

America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 1”
NBC, 8pm

Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel begin whittling down this season’s top acts.

10 Monuments That Changed America
PBS, 8pm

Tour wholly original American monuments and explore surprising stories behind American favorites. Examine the battles over how to remember our past, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the controversial Confederate soldier monuments.

No Passport Required: “New Orleans”
PBS, 9pm
Chef Marcus Samuelsson discovers how Vietnamese cuisine and culture have influenced the city in delicious ways. From pho to banh mi, he learns how young chefs are taking culinary traditions and translating them for a new, multicultural generation.

Face Off: Battle Royale: “Maritime Monsters”
Syfy, 9pm

The competition tightens as the six remaining artists, with the help of an industry expert, create original sea monsters in this week’s battles, with next week’s elimination challenge on the line.

Seven Year Switch
Lifetime, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Season 3 debuts on its new home on Lifetime, seeing four couples embark on an emotionally difficult journey to help repair their relationships by participating in switch therapy. Each couple will swap partners and partake in experimental marriages in order to help determine if different traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. Relationship experts Charles J. Orlando and Dr. Jessica Griffin help guide the couples through the switch therapy process, as they adjust to living with an experimental spouse.

Teachers: “Wake and Blake”
TV Land, 10:30pm

In the new episode “Wake and Blake,” Ms. Bennigan (Katie O’Brien) tries to win over Blake (Trevor Larcom) on a camping trip, and Ms. Snap (Katy Colloton) decides to give back to the community.

Wednesday, July 18

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle
New Series!
This anime series is a sequel to Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. It’s an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world in a futuristic setting, where humans and robots are pitted against the biggest Godzilla ever seen, in an interplanetary struggle for survival.

The 2018 ESPYS
ABC, 8pm Live
Recently retired racecar driver Danica Patrick hosts The 2018 ESPYS sports awards from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, honoring the top teams, players, moments and more from the past year. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award goes to USA Gymnastics/Michigan State sexual abuse survivors, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly receives the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.

Girl Got Game
The CW, 8pm

This special follows CLG Red, one of the few all-women teams in the highly competitive world of eSports and the first to land a major sponsor, as they prepare to play the first-person shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in one of the biggest eSports tournaments in the world.

MasterChef: “The Big Not Easy”
FOX, 8pm

In this week’s first challenge, the contestants face a mystery box filled with fresh seafood and must create a dish using two items from it. And in the elimination challenge, the chefs are asked to upgrade one of the most popular frozen dinner dishes, Salisbury Steak.

Alcatraz Escape: The Lost Evidence
History, 8pm

A bold prison break from the infamous Alcatraz prison in 1962 forced the government into a merciless manhunt, but the three inmates were never found. This two-hour special follows the family of the escaped Anglin brothers as they search for answers to their family’s very public mystery, and also explores a groundbreaking new lead that could lead to answers.

Earth’s Natural Wonders — Life at the Extremes: “Surviving With Animals”
PBS, 8pm

Learn why wildlife holds the key to survival for the people who live in some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders, such as northern Australia, northern Siberia and Vanuatu. But animals can be foes as well as friends.

E!, 9pm
Season Finale!

Doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif stitch up their final patients for Season 4.

Himalaya: Kingdoms of the Sky
PBS, 9pm
This week’s episode shines a spotlight on the wildlife and people of Earth’s highest mountain range, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl the mountainsides and bizarre snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.

USA Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The hit drama returns for Season 8 without Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle, but with new cast member Katherine Heigl, who plays Samantha Wheeler, a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally or its most powerful enemy. Also new this season, Dulé Hill’s character Alex Williams has been promoted from a recurring to a regular role. Original cast members Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman are all back.

Code Black: “The Business of Saving Lives”
CBS, 10pm
Series Finale!
Code Black is going out with a bang in the series finale “The Business of Saving Lives,” as Angels Memorial descends into chaos when a plane crashes into the hospital’s eighth floor.

Catfish: Trolls
MTV, 10pm
New Series!
Charlamagne Tha God hosts and executive produces while social media entrepreneur Raymond Braun cohosts the three-week event that explores the issue of internet trolling and brings victims and their aggressors face-to-face. Viewers will meet Cameron, whose long-awaited confrontation becomes explosive; Ciera, whose life changed when someone stole her selfies and created an offensive meme that went viral; and Meike, who has been trolled by someone for six years.

Reverie: “The Black Mandala”
NBC, 10pm
The team works together to save the life of a wrongly imprisoned boy, and Mara (Sarah Shahi) is introduced to the dangerous world of Dark Reveries, where the normal rules don’t apply.

Colony: “Bonzo”
USA Network, 10pm

Will (Josh Holloway) and the Outliers fight to save Kynes (Wayne Brady) from Snyder’s (Peter Jacobson) IGA army.

Golf: Open Championship: First Round
Golf Channel, 1:30am Live (late night)
The 147th Open Championship is at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland for the year’s third major tournament. Defending champion Jordan Spieth takes on top challengers Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. Golf Channel and NBC air the tournament through Sunday.

Thursday, July 19

The Gong Show
ABC, 8pm

Tonight’s celebrity judges are Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Selma Blair (Anger Management) and Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor).

Syfy’s Comic-Con Weekend
Syfy, beginning at 8:30pm

Starting tonight with an airing of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Syfy will air three days of movies starring fan-favorite comic-book characters in celebration of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con event. The programming will also present content directly from the Comic-Con floor. Titles include Iron Man (2008), Ghost Rider (2007) and Starship Troopers (1997).

Match Game
ABC, 9pm

Celebrity panelists for tonight include Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Niecy Nash (Claws), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), astrophysicist and StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson, and comedians Caroline Rhea and Mario Cantone.

Mountain Men: “Nowhere to Run”
History, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In the Season 7 premiere, as winter approaches, Morgan endures a bear-infested island for a crucial head start on the season, Tom is caught in Montana’s deadly wildfires, Eustace wrestles with the aftermath of Preston’s death, and the Hawk clan prepares for a life-changing arrival.

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer
NBC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In the spirit of true-crime documentaries, Season 2 of this fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto), still a relative newcomer in the tiny Southern town of East Peck, who is poised for his next big case there. His new mission? To defend the eccentric first lady of East Peck, Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), who suddenly finds herself accused of the bizarre murder of her beloved husband. Josh suspects that winning his second big case should be easy this time, but is it?

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

An old enemy lays siege to Teresa’s (Alice Braga) new Phoenix winery, and in defending her business she finds passion with an old friend.

Take Two: “Death Becomes Him”
ABC, 10pm
A terminally ill man hires someone to make his death look like an accident — but discovers he was misdiagnosed and is going to live. Fearing for his life, he needs Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) and Sam (Rachel Bilson) to protect him from his own hitman.

The Grand Hustle
BET, 10pm
New Series!

Multihyphenate rap mogul Clifford “T.I.” Harris is searching for someone to join his multimillion-dollar Grand Hustle empire as an executive with a six-figure salary. To find this protégé, he’ll welcome 16 business-minded hustlers to his hometown of Atlanta and put them through a series of tests to discover who hustles the best.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
Bravo, 10pm
Series Finale!
Do Abby, Phoebe, Jo, Barbara and Delia get their happily ever after as Marti Noxon’s salty, sexy dramedy comes to a close after five seasons? “The theme in the last season is love — love and understanding,” hints Alanna Ubach, who plays Jo. “By the last show you’ll see what happens to us years from now … and how our kids end up.” Adds her costar Lisa Edelstein, “You will not be disappointed. Seriously. It’s epic.”

FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of FX’s drama Snowfall continues the story about the infancy of the early ’80s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Entering 1984, drug dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), CIA operative Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), and drug kingpins Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios) and Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) are all working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence.

Shooter: “A Call to Arms”
USA Network, 10pm

Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) visits a friend of Earl’s to ask about a rogue operation in Vietnam. He then joins his team to crash an event in D.C., where they cross paths with an operative who has a mission of his own.

Friday, July 20

Father of the Year
Original Film!
When a drunken debate between two recent college graduates about whose father would win in a fight is taken seriously by their idiot dads, jobs are lost, relationships are ruined, futures are destroyed, and best friends come of age as they learn to accept who their fathers really are. David Spade, Nat Faxon, Joey Bragg, Matt Shively and Bridgit Mendler star in this comedy.

Quantico: “The Art of War”
ABC, 8pm

Conor Devlin (Timothy V. Murphy) plots revenge and returns to Ireland — and the team unknowingly finds themselves as a pawn in his plans.

Breaking Big: “Roxane Gay”
PBS, 8:30pm

See how Roxane Gay, the child of Haitian immigrants, transcended expectations to become a leading voice in the feminist movement with her essay collection Bad Feminist. How did she convert a painful childhood into a career that helped women around the world?

Wynonna Earp
Syfy, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3, reckless and reluctant warrior hero Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and her team of outmatched outsiders return to face monsters, revenants and their biggest fears as they fight to take down the demon who cursed the Earp family before he destroys the Ghost River Triangle — and the world.

Cinemax, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Robert Kirkman’s suspense-horror series returns for a 10-episode second season. The series continues to probe the mystery of what lies behind supernatural manifestations in the town of Rome, W.Va., and why these forces are drawn to Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Rev. Anderson (Philip Glenister), a preacher whose faith has been put to the test by the supernatural incidents in town, Kyle tries to protect those he holds most dear now that the otherworldly threats prove greater in scope and number than anticipated.

In Search Of
History, 10pm
New Series!
The iconic Leonard Nimoy-hosted 1970s and ’80s series that explored the unknown is reimagined in this hourlong program that delves into the world’s biggest mysteries, including alien life, Atlantis, time travel, mysterious creatures and more. Zachary Quinto, who effectively filled Nimoy’s shoes as Spock in the current Star Trek films, steps into another beloved Nimoy role here as host. But along with being host and executive producer, Quinto is also lead investigator as the series uses new technologies to go around the world in search of answers.

Syfy, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The end of Season 3 left the Killjoys scattered to the far corners of the J galaxy and beyond. Now, in Season 4, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) is on a journey to face her biggest foe yet, while D’av (Luke Macfarlane) and John (Aaron Ashmore) are trapped in an elevator in deep space with a pregnant Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen). They are united by the knowledge of the name of their true enemy: The Lady, an immeasurable manifestation of evil without beginning or end. The Lady is making her play, and the trio of heroes has something she wants.

Saturday, July 21

Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 14
NBCSN, 8am Live

Hilly Stage 14 awaits the Tour de France peloton today as the course travels nearly 117 miles from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Mende in southern France.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Lakes Region 200
NBCSN, 4pm Live

Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and other young stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete in the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

Major League Baseball
FOX, 7pm Live

Viewers will see either the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs or the Houston Astros at the L.A. Angels on FOX’s Saturday night MLB regional game broadcast.

Me, Myself & I
CBS, 8pm
Series Finale!

CBS presents three previously unaired episodes of Me, Myself & I tonight. Mid-Life Alex (Bobby Moynihan) sells one of his inventions to his childhood nemesis in “Phil Ricozzi.” In “The Break Up,” Young Alex (Jack Dylan Grazer) runs for student council president against Nori (Reylynn Caster). In the series finale “There She Goes,” Mid-Life Alex contemplates getting back together with his ex-wife.

Comfort Food Tour
Food Network, 8pm
New Series!

The Grill Dads, Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, hit the road to find simple, sumptuous dishes created with love. From the juiciest burgers to slurp-able soups and hand-shaped pasta passed down through generations, the Grill Dads say forget the calories and belly up to homey comfort food.

Little Big Shots: “Little Miss Sunshine”
NBC, 8pm

This week’s episode features a remarkably talented drum line from Atlanta, an unforgettable singer-songwriter, an enthusiastic 6-year old inventor, and a young soccer star with incredible skills. Viewers will also be impressed by a pair of young “human calculators” and a very special performance from Little Big Shots alum and America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer.

Living Biblically: “David and Goliath”
CBS, 9:30pm
Series Finale!

In the series finale “David and Goliath,” Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) decides to take on his corporate bosses after he and Ms. Meadows (Camryn Manheim) are fired.

Christmas: A First Look Preview Special
Hallmark Channel, 10pm

Lacey Chabert hosts a sneak peek of Hallmark Channel’s upcoming Countdown to Christmas — its annual block of holiday movies beginning Oct. 26 on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.