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Wednesday, July 25: Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Creeps Its Way Onto Hulu

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Wednesday, July 25

Castle Rock
New Series!

J.J. Abrams (11.22.63) is an executive producer of this psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. The author’s most famous fictional locale serves as the titular backdrop for an original story that Hulu says “combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works.” While most of the characters and events are original to this series, there are also some references to King’s stories that fans should enjoy. André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn star.

YouTube Premium
New Series!

This multigenerational comedy about relationships — both romantic and familial — is based on a true story from Carly Craig, who stars in, writes and produces the series. Craig plays Olivia, who after a lifetime of saying “no” finds herself single and miserable on her 35th birthday. A workaholic verging on a breakdown, Olivia decides to plunge into the hellish world of Tinder by dating all 252 of her matches. Rosanna Arquette and Chelsea Frei also star, with celebrity guest appearances including Jason Sudeikis, Rick Springfield and Peter Gallagher.

Burden of Truth
The CW, 8pm
New Series!

Former Smallville and Beauty and the Beast star Kristin Kreuk returns to The CW in this Canadian legal drama that offers shades of Erin Brockovich and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Kreuk stars as hotshot attorney Joanna Hanley, who returns to her small hometown to defend a large pharmaceutical company against a group of local girls who claim that they’ve become ill after receiving one of its vaccines. As Joanna investigates the source of the illness, hysteria spreads through the town, which pits neighbor against neighbor and Joanna against members of her own family.

Air Jaws: Back From the Dead
Discovery Channel, 8pm

In 2001, filmmaker Jeff Kurr joined shark photographer Chris Fallows off South Africa to witness an amazing great white behavior — sharks launching out of the ocean as they attack seals — and Shark Week’s popular Air Jaws series of specials was born. Now, 17 years and seven shows later, orcas have killed several sharks off Cape Town and driven off the rest, so the future of the phenomenon is in question. Jeff and Chris travel to New Zealand to search for a new Air Jaws location.

World of Dance: “The Duels 1”
NBC, 8pm

The Duels round begins with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and host/mentor Jenna Dewan. In this round, the top qualifying acts from each division will choose a rival and face off in a head-to-head elimination duel. The judges will score each act based on its artistry, precision and athleticism, and the top scoring act from each duel will move forward in the competition and be one step closer to winning a grand prize of $1 million.

Earth’s Natural Wonders — Life at the Extremes: “Surviving Against The Odds”
PBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

See how people living in some of the world’s natural wonders, including locations in Brazil, Ethiopia, Laos, the Faroe Islands and Switzerland, must push themselves to the limit in order to survive. Survival demands skill, ingenuity and bravery.

“Shark Tank” Meets Shark Week
Discovery Channel, 9pm

In this Shark Week special, the human “sharks” of ABC’s hit entrepreneur competition series — Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary — get out of the tank and into the water as they are each paired with an oceanic organization to determine which shark-saving cause is most deserving of a $50,000 donation. Back in the studio, they are joined by fellow shark Robert Herjavec to make their pitches and cast their votes for a group that cannot be the one with which they were paired.

The Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky
PBS, 9pm

Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.

Suits: “Pecking Order”
USA Network, 9pm

Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) get their first taste of how Samantha (Katherine Heigl) operates. Alex (Dulé Hill) tries to impress Zane.

SharkCam Stakeout
Discovery Channel, 10pm

SharkCam is back, and with smaller tags, Dr. Greg Skomal and the Woods Hole team go to the Bahamas to investigate the private lives of bull and hammerhead sharks, guided by Doc Gruber and Dr. Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Sharklab. In past Shark Week specials, the Shark Cam has revealed fascinating new behaviors of white sharks — what new things will the team discover about the hunting techniques of these other species?

Reverie: “Despedida”
NBC, 10pm

Romance is in the air when Mara (Sarah Shahi) must track down an elderly woman attempting to relive her lost love, but as Mara dives deeper into her Reverie, she realizes the woman may have a greater mission on her mind.

The Art Show
Ovation, 10pm
New Series!

Each week, this series travels to one of the world’s great art cities, such as Venice, Mexico City and Istanbul, to seek out seminal works of the past to show how they reflect history, as well as the contemporary art of today.

Colony: “What Goes Around”
USA Network, 10pm

Will (Josh Holloway) makes a sacrifice to protect his family. Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) races to save refugees outside the walls. Snyder (Peter Jacobson) struggles to control a Colony amid the chaos of war. Bram (Alex Neustaedter) and Gracie (Isabella Crovetti) make a big decision.

Thursday, July 26

Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 18
NBCSN, 8am Live

The peloton at the Tour de France travels more than 106 miles over mostly flat Stage 18 between Trie-sur-Baïse and Pau on the northern edge of the Pyrenees near the Spanish border.

The Gong Show
ABC, 8pm

Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) are this week’s celebrity judges.

SharkCam Strikes Back
Discovery Channel, 8pm
This Shark Week special celebrates the remarkable discoveries the SharkCam team has made in the last five years since the 2013 special Return of Jaws. It also takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the disasters. From napping great whites to SharkCam being attacked, the program highlights footage SharkCam has captured over the years.

The Four: Battle for Stardom: “Comeback Week”
FOX, 8pm

Fan favorites from Season 2 return to the stage and try to impress judges Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor to earn a seat in the season finale.

CMT, 9pm
Series Finale!

Callie Khouri’s music-laden nighttime soap opera comes to a conclusion tonight that series star Chip Esten calls “incredible … pure magic.” As for Esten’s Deacon Claybourne, the actor says the series final episodes mirror the final verse of the Nashville original tune “Looking for the Light.” “It’s got three stages of Deacon’s life — past, present and future,” Esten says. “The first one was alluding to a beginning that we hadn’t even explored yet, but we finally do in the last eight episodes, about Deacon’s father: ‘We were born into a battle.’ The final verse is: ‘Now I could give into this darkness/and who knows, someday I might/till then, I’ll keep on walking/keep on looking for the light.’”

Discovery Channel, 9pm

In a 48-hour, adrenaline-fueled and daring Shark Week experiment, shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder teams with fellow serviceman and marine survival expert James Glancy to record what happens when a shipwreck occurs in shark-infested waters. Scientists Greg Skomal and Edd Brooks track the sharks that circle the experiment’s survivors, while medic Mike Hudson and his team gauge their health and safety. The special hopes to answer questions like: Which sharks are attracted to humans in distress, and what gets you first — the sea or the sharks?

Trial & Error: Lady, Killer: “The Murder Clock”
NBC, 9pm

Josh’s (Nicholas D’Agosto) team continues to hunt for the potential murder weapon that would seal their timeline. The case takes a dramatic turn as their search leads them to two new suspects and some shocking news about Lavinia (Kristin Chenoweth). Another new episode follows.

Queen of the South: “Los Enamorados”
USA Network, 9pm

Teresa (Alice Braga) tries to escape her captors with the help of an unexpected ally.

Tiger Shark Invasion
Discovery Channel, 10pm

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag leads a team, including cameraman Joe Romeiro and local expert Alex Hearn, to the Galápagos Islands to observe and document how tiger sharks — new to the islands in the last 10 years — have reset the underwater order in one of the sharkiest places on the planet. The special airs as part of Shark Week.

Shooter: “Lines Crossed”
USA Network, 10pm

Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) and Isaac (Omar Epps) are put through the wringer by a member of Earl’s Vietnam unit. Julie (Shantel VanSanten) stands up to the Bama family. Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) sneaks into a high-tech security facility.

Friday, July 27

The Bleeding Edge

In this documentary, Oscar-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground) turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate coverups and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: What lifesaving technologies may actually be killing us?

Orange Is the New Black
Season Premiere!

As Season 6 of the acclaimed hit — with a tagline of “To the Max” — begins, a teaser for the show promises a “whole new world” as it also says, “Bye-bye, Litchfield.” A brief, and ominous, clip pans over a rundown and devastated interior of the prison as through the window an inmate bus is seen driving away.

Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 19
NBCSN, 7:30am Live

Stage 19 between Lourdes and Laruns in the Pyrenees takes Tour de France riders over more than 124 miles of mountainous terrain.

Cash Cab
Discovery Channel, 7pm
Season Premiere!

Comedian Ben Bailey and his game show taxi return to the sizzling streets of New York City, giving unsuspecting passengers a break from the heat and a ride they won’t forget. From pop culture to hard science, traveling uptown to downtown, contestants will be able to showcase their ability to think under pressure and win some quick cash in this special Shark Week-themed episode.

Quantico: “Ghosts”
ABC, 8pm

Conor Devlin (Timothy V. Murphy) continues to seek revenge as someone from Alex’s (Priyanka Chopra) past comes back into her life.

Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction
Discovery Channel, 8pm

This Shark Week special takes a look at what the sea might look like if the prehistoric Megalodon — the largest shark that ever existed — were still alive today. Experts help paint a picture of how the giant creature would have lived and hunted in the modern world, and also look at new evidence from Megaladon’s beginnings. This special also features an exclusive first look at The Meg, a theatrical feature-film thriller opening in August.

Bloodline: The Spawn of Jaws
Discovery Channel, 9pm

Over four decades ago, in a Jaws-like situation, giant great white sharks off Long Island were supposedly caught or killed, or disappeared — until now. With protection, the sons and daughters of these giants are making a comeback, and in this Shark Week special, Dr. Craig O’Connell goes looking for the legendary monsters of Montauk to see if that “Jaws” bloodline continues.

Wynonna Earp: “When You Call My Name”
Syfy, 9pm

The demon who cursed the Earp heir reveals himself in a shocking turn of events that will leave the team forever changed.

Great White Shark Babies
Discovery Channel, 10pm

Pregnant female great white sharks migrate to Guadalupe for one last big feed of seals before they head off to birth their pups. But where do these mama sharks go to have their offspring? Dr. Mauricio Hoyos believes they head to the coast of Baja. In this Shark Week special, Dr. Hoyos and his science team of Michelle Jewell and Toby Daly-Engel track the sharks there, use genetics to identify which pups belong to which females and confirm a birthing ground that needs protection.

Killjoys: “Johnny Dangerously”
Syfy, 10pm

With criminals chasing an injured Johnny (Aaron Ashmore), D’avin (Luke Macfarlane) and Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen) take drastic measures to save him.

Saturday, July 28

Cycling: Tour de France: Stage 20
NBCSN, 7:30am Live

Tour de France Stage 20 is an individual time trial of over 19 miles between Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Espelette in southwestern France. The peloton travels by air to Houilles near Paris for tomorrow’s final stage.

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis
FS1, 4pm Live

Busch Stadium in St. Louis hosts this matchup of NL Central rivals as the Chicago Cubs visit the Cardinals on FS1.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: U.S. Cellular 250
NBCSN, 5:30pm Live

The U.S. Cellular 250 brings Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and other NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers to Iowa Speedway in Newton for a race on the 0.875-mile oval.

Pink Collar Crimes
CBS, 8pm
New Series!

This true-crime series inspired by felonious females who took big risks, pocketed big cash and then served hard time. Each episode includes insight and analysis from prosecutor, author and television correspondent Marcia Clark.

Little Big Shots: “Beauty and the Steve”
NBC, 8pm

This week, host Steve Harvey meets an enchanting 8-year-old magician from the U.K., a budding young historian, a soulful singer from Canada and a viral 5-year-old Beauty and the Beast superfan. Viewers will also enjoy an adorable 5-year-old basketball sportscaster and a spectacular young opera singer from Dubai.

Return of Mega Shark
Discovery Channel, 9pm

In this Shark Week special, Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande go to New Zealand return to search for giant great white sharks lurking in deep water off the coast, and to revisit the most exciting events and discoveries from the past to help guide their search.

Love on Safari
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Hallmark Channel and Lacey Chabert head to South Africa for this rom-com. After Kira (Chabert) inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa, she travels there to meet the no-nonsense head ranger, Tom (Jon Cor). When she learns the reserve is in financial jeopardy and she may have to sell it to her uncle’s competitor, Tom urges her to save it by taking her on a safari.

Sharks Gone Wild
Discovery Channel, 10pm

Discover everything that has happened in the world of sharks this year, including the unbelievable viral videos, the biggest news stories and the latest cutting-edge shark science. Airs as part of Shark Week.

Sunday, July 29

The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC, 9pm

In tonight’s episode, Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) competes against actor Taye Diggs. Next, the stars of Barely Famous, Sara and Erin Foster, compete with hopes of making it to the winner’s circle for the ultimate prize of $100,000.

Naked and Afraid of Sharks
Discovery Channel, 9pm

Shark Week 2018 ends tonight with this two-hour special featuring five Naked and Afraid all-stars — Ky Furneaux, Ryan Holt, Chris Fischer, Steven Lee Hall Jr. and Eva Rupert. Stranded on a barren island in the middle of the most shark-infested waters on earth, the group must survive for 14 days, exclusively on what the ocean provides.

Secrets of the Zoo
Nat Geo Wild, 9pm
New Series!

Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium boasts 10,000 animals living on 12,000 pristine acres — and the legendary Jack Hanna as its director emeritus. Now Hanna, who lives in the zoo, and Nat Geo WILD take viewers on a deep-dive into the zoo to showcase the bonds between its animals and caretakers and to spotlight its conservation work, including an in-depth look at the on-site conservation park called The Wilds. “I’ve traveled all over the world and seen the most amazing animals, but nothing compares to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,” said Hanna. “Secrets of the Zoo has filmed things here that I haven’t seen in 40 years of television. Prepare to be amazed.”

Endeavour on Masterpiece: “Icarus”
PBS, 9pm
Season Finale!

After a teacher mysteriously disappears, Morse goes undercover to investigate the dark world of a public school. With the unexpected discovery of a body, he questions whom to trust. Meanwhile, Thursday’s life is upended by his brother’s return.

To Tell the Truth
ABC, 10pm

Joel McHale (Community), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Constance Zimmer (UnREAL) and Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens make up tonight’s celebrity panel.

Preacher: “Les Enfants du Sang”
AMC, 10pm

Tulip (Ruth Negga), Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Jody (Jeremy Childs) and T.C. (Colin Cunningham) hatch an ambitious plan to save both Gran’ma’s (Betty Buckley), and Tulip’s lives. Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) explores a new friendship in New Orleans.

Shades of Blue: “Straight Through the Heart”
NBC, 10pm

Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) fights a frame job as Wozniak (Ray Liotta) tries to keep Bennett (Christopher James Baker) behind bars.

The Tunnel: Vengeance
PBS, 10:30pm

An increasingly isolated Karl makes a major breakthrough in the search for Saban, but his sense of triumph is short-lived when he discovers that someone close to him is in mortal danger.

Garage Sale Mysteries Preview Special
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 11pm

Lori Loughlin hosts this inside look at the second annual Garage Sale Mysteries programming stunt where the franchise premieres four original films over four consecutive August Sundays.

Monday, July 30

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
ABC, 8pm

Ahead of next week’s season finale, the men who vied for Becca Kufrin’s roses on The Bachelorette spill their secrets in this two-hour special.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us: “Penn & Teller Against the World”
The CW, 8pm

Penn & Teller invite magicians from all over the globe, including Taijyi Fujryama, Pit Hartling, Helen Coghlan and Menny Lindenfeld, to try to stump them using their best tricks.

So You Think You Can Dance: “Top Ten Men”
FOX, 8pm

The top ten men are each partnered with an all-star girl and perform a choreographed duet outside their own style in the hopes of proving to America and the judges why they should move on in the competition.

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

In Miami, Jessie Graff and Drew Drechsel lead a group of 30 competitors who advanced from the qualifying round and will face up to 10 obstacles, including the brand-new Crazy Clocks. Other competitors include Morgan “Moose” Wright, Rachael Goldstein and Jessica Clayton.

Dietland: “Bedwomb”
AMC, 9pm
Season Finale!

Plum (Joy Nash) delves deeper into the fractured and perilous world of Jennifer, but her new mission is threatened by a sudden change of circumstance.

Salvation: “Let the Chips Fall”
CBS, 9pm

Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) and Darius (Santiago Cabrera) see their relationship put to the test in the new episode “Let the Chips Fall.” Meanwhile, President Mackenzie (Tovah Feldshuh) attempts to bring the fractured country together just as the hacktivist group Re/Syst issues a deadly edict.

Elementary: “Breathe”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Breathe,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the poisoning of a relocation expert and discover the man had a decades-long secret career as a contract killer.

Diesel Brothers
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Heavy D, Diesel Dave and the rest of the Dieselsellerz crew are back with more over-the-top truck builds featuring even bigger technology and crazy stunts. In the first episode, a new client asks for the biggest build yet — a monster school bus with a 40-foot drive train and 66-inch tires capable of driving over sand and water. Will the gang be able to pull off such a major build?

POV: “Whose Streets?”
PBS, 10pm

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the St. Louis area. Take an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, where citizens assert their right to live.

Tuesday, July 31

The 100: “Damocles – Part One”
The CW, 8pm

In part one of the fifth season finale, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) leads her people into war. While behind enemy lines, our heroes must overcome their differences to save Wonkru from extinction.

America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 3”
NBC, 8pm

Country music superstar Martina McBride joins the judges’ panel and gets the opportunity to send an act directly to the live shows with a Golden Buzzer. During Judge Cuts, contestants have one last chance to impress the judges before going live for America’s vote.

No Passport Required: “Queens, NYC”
PBS, 9pm

Chef Marcus Samuelsson goes inside the Indo-Guyanese community to explore its roots and cuisine. Marcus eats Trinidadian roti, visits a cross-cultural bush cook, plays cricket and learns how to make a traditional Guyanese chicken curry.

Face Off: Battle Royale: “Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”
Syfy, 9pm

In Part 1 of the season/series finale, the finalists learn that they will be creating characters for an original short film based on Lewis Carroll’s classic book Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, his follow-up to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Hard to Kill
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!

Tim Kennedy — an active, Ranger-qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces sniper who has served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations and also happens to be a Top 5 professional MMA fighter — tackles some of the most dangerous jobs in this new series that puts him in the shoes of the unsung heroes of the American workforce. In each episode, Kennedy works with experts in a certain field to learn the grit, dedication and hard work it takes to do these jobs, where one mistake can be deadly. At the end of each training, he puts those newfound skills to the test.

Making It
NBC, 10pm
New Series!

Former Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman challenge talented crafters in a competition that can be described as The Great British Baking Show goes to summer camp. Each week, the competitors face two challenges: a timed preliminary challenge called the “Faster Craft” and a longer, more complicated themed challenge called the “Master Craft Collection.” Poehler hopes that the series will inspire viewers to become makers themselves, and says, “I want to make a TV show that makes you want to turn off your TV. A viewing experience that gets you off your phone. An event that pushes you to your garage to rummage around and see what you can make.”

Teachers: “For Poorer or Poorer”
TV Land, 10:30pm

Ms. Watson (Kate Lambert) gets evicted, and Principal Pearson (Tim Bagley) lets her move into his place in the new episode “For Poorer or Poorer.” Also, Ms. Snap (Katy Colloton) joins a dating website for well-to-do older men, and Ms. Bennigan (Katie O’Brien) deals with the awkwardness of seeing a student outside of school.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Summer Under the Stars
TCM, beginning at 6am

Turner Classic Movies’ annual August event will again devote each day of the month to the films of a notable star. Things kick off today with Frank Sinatra movies, beginning with 1951’s Double Dynamite and including other classics like Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) and Ol’ Blue Eyes’ Oscar-winning turn in From Here to Eternity (1953).

Alone Together
Freeform, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The buddy comedy returns for its second season with back-to-back episodes airing Wednesdays for five consecutive weeks. The series follows the platonic, dysfunctional, codependent best friendship of series executive producers, stars, and writers Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo. This season’s guest stars include Fran Drescher, Carmen Electra, Nicole Sullivan, Natasha Leggero, Danny Pudi and Abby Elliot.

PBS, 8pm
New Series!

Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia’s Kimberley region in northwest Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness bursting with character. In the premiere episode, “The Kimberley Comes Alive,” the end of the wet season finds Kangaroo Haven Wildlife Rescue caring for orphaned joeys, rangers attempting to trap and relocate an 800-pound crocodile, and naturalists capturing video of the elusive marsupial called a bilby.

Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour: “Lizard of Oz”
A&E, 9pm

Ozzy Osbourne, his son Jack and Jack’s young daughter Pearl head to Alabama, where Jack’s childhood dream will be fulfilled at Huntsville’s Space Camp. But before they can launch into space, Ozzy has a surprise up his sleeve for Jack — a visit with “rock ’n’ roll redneck” Dave Turner.

The Originals: “When the Saints Go Marching In”
The CW, 9pm
Series Finale!

The vampire drama comes to an end tonight after five seasons. The series was launched from The CW’s successful The Vampire Diaries and follows three of the Mikaelson siblings: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), who are the first vampires to ever exist. The final episode is titled “When the Saints Go Marching In” in tribute to the city of New Orleans, where the family lived and fought for control.

Wonders of Mexico: “Forests of the Maya”
PBS, 9pm
New Series!

Venture into a secret underworld that holds the key to life. Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, home to the Maya, is a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars and vibrant tropical birds.

Suits: “Promises, Promises”
USA Network, 9pm

Harvey (Gabriel Macht) is drawn into a dispute with the firm’s landlord. Meanwhile, Alex (Dulé Hill) pursues Samantha’s (Katherine Heigl) former client.

SIX: “Danger Close”
History, 10pm
Series Finale!

In June, History announced that it has canceled this Navy SEAL drama series, so tonight’s Season 2 finale will also serve as the overall series finale. In the episode, the SEALs hold their ground as their enemies close in.

Reverie: “The Key”
NBC, 10pm

Mara’s (Sarah Shahi) personal tragedy finally comes to a head, and she considers whether she has a future with OniraTech. When the client stuck in Reverie is one of their own, they must all band together before it’s too late.

The Sinner
USA Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart-wrenching crime — parents murdered by their young son, with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets and a mysterious woman (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club
Ovation, 4pm
New Series!

This series is based in the Southend, England, café of childhood friends Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty. While Jamie cooks up his ultimate weekend recipes, Jimmy heads outdoors and rustles up magnificent feasts from wild ingredients. The boys are joined by a host of celebrity friends — such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Michael Sheen — who pop in to learn how to cook the dishes they’ve always loved. Jamie and Jimmy also hit the road, spreading the word about exciting new food campaigns.

The Gong Show
ABC, 8pm

Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) and Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth) are this week’s celebrity judges.

The Four: Battle for Stardom: “The Finale”
FOX, 8pm

The final four face their biggest competition yet — each other. Whoever impresses judges Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor the most will win this season’s title and earn a record contract with Republic Records, career guidance from the panel and the title of iHeart Radio’s “On the Verge” artist.

NFL Preseason: Hall of Fame Game: Chicago vs. Baltimore
NBC, 8pm Live

The 2018 NFL preseason kicks off tonight with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, as the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens compete in this exhibition at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Shahs of Sunset
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Feisty best friends Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Mike Shouhed and Reza Farahan have gone through just about everything together, and in Season 7, the adventure is only just beginning. Familiar face Destiney Rose is back with the group, and when Mike introduces branding executive Nema Vand to the crew, the self-professed “whitewashed Persian” wastes no time in shaking things up.

Queen of the South: “Reina de Espadas”
USA Network, 9pm

Rocked by a deeply personal tragedy, Teresa (Alice Braga) battles a dangerous sicario and a mutiny within her own ranks.

Take Two: “About Last Night”
ABC, 10pm

In the new episode “About Last Night,” Sam (Rachel Bilson) and Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) wake up in bed together, naked, with no memory of the previous night. When they realize the whole previous day is a complete blank, they suspect that they were purposely drugged.

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team
CMT, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The hit docuseries that captures the rigorous path to becoming a member of the elite Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad returns for its lucky 13th season. This year, returning vets will battle for spots among a talented crop of rookies, including seasoned cheerleaders from the worlds of the NFL, NBA and NHL; the first runner-up in the 2017 Miss America competition; professional hip-hop dancers; and a former competitive ice skater.

Someone You Thought You Knew
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
New Series!
This series shows that in homicide cases, it is seldom strangers you need to worry about — it’s those closest to you. Even when the killing appears to be random, there can be something more sinister lying beneath the surface: a calculated plot set in motion by someone else, someone hiding in plain sight or someone leading a double life. What if the killer could be someone you thought you knew?

Shooter: “Swing Vote”
USA Network, 10pm

Close to solving the mystery of Earl’s death, Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) and Isaac (Omar Epps) meet with a former “dark lord” of the Pentagon. Meanwhile, Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) is sent on a dangerous mission by a DOJ agent.

Bachelorette Weekend
CMT, 11pm
New Series!

This new reality series showcases Nashville as the premier location for destination bachelor/bachelorette party weekends and follows a group of exclusive event planners. The staff of Bach Weekend works tirelessly to design and execute over-the-top VIP weekends that include zip lining, whiskey tasting, fine dining, exclusive parties and live music. CEO Robbie Goldsmith prides himself on his staff’s ability to create an unforgettable experience for its clientele and says, “We want to make sure that the bride and groom know that they and their friends celebrated in an amazing place, and we helped facilitate it.”

Friday, Aug. 3

Like Father
Original Film!

When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell) is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally driven father (Kelsey Grammer). The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few hilarious adventures, some umbrella-topped cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.

Quantico: “Who Are You?”
ABC, 8pm

The team is in Ireland, and when they finally come face-to-face with Conor Devlin (Timothy V. Murphy), not everyone comes out alive. And Alex (Priyanka Chopra) makes a life-changing decision about her future.

Discovery Channel, 8pm
New Episodes!

The robot-fight series is back. Chris Rose and Kenny Florian call the action, with Jessica Chobot serving as sideline reporter and Faruq Tauheed as ring announcer. The new episodes will also be aired on Science Channel Wednesdays beginning Aug. 8.

Wynonna Earp: “Colder Weather”
Syfy, 9pm

The team must come to terms with the consequences of their actions. Meanwhile, someone claiming to be from Black Badge Division arrives in Purgatory.

Mad Dog Made
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!

When the Secret Service, FBI, Navy SEALs, military, paramilitary, police forces and firefighters need state-of-the-art, highly customized handheld weapons or tools, they turn to Kevin “Mad Dog” McClung. Each episode of this series follows Mad Dog and his team as they build an item for various clients, from special forces to survivalists.

Brandi Carlile in Concert — A Bluegrass Underground Special
PBS, 10pm

Deep inside The Caverns, Bluegrass Underground presents a concert special by roots-rocker Brandi Carlile. With amazing vocals, string arrangements and searing guitar, here are personal songs of love, joy and loss from a growing Americana legend.

Killjoys: “Bro-d Trip”
Syfy, 10pm

Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) manipulates D’av (Luke Macfarlane) into helping him find a green pool, while Zeph (Kelly McCormack) faces possible death.

HBO, 11:30pm
Season Premiere!

The animated adult television series returns for a 10-episode third season that visits a humanless, postapocalyptic Big Apple, blending live-action and animated segments along with the show’s usual eclectic casting.

Random Acts of Flyness
HBO, 12am (late night)
New Series!

A fluid, stream-of-consciousness response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of this new series from artist Terence Nance features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation, weaving together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

A Saturday MLB doubleheader on FS1 has the N.Y. Yankees at the Boston Red Sox in an AL East rivalry game, followed by the L.A. Angels at the Cleveland Indians.

2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm Live

Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Brian Urlacher and former GM Bobby Beathard will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 in this ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Owens has declined his invitation to the ceremony, choosing instead to deliver his acceptance speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

UFC Preliminaries
FX, 7pm Live

FX airs a preview special and live coverage of the UFC 227 preliminary bouts from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A Summer to Remember
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Catherine Bell stars in this tropical rom-com as Jessica Tucker, a widow and successful doctor who travels to a resort in Fiji to unplug, spend time with her daughter (Samantha MacGillivray) and consider a promotion that would derail her dream of opening a private practice. Once on the island paradise, Jessica feels torn between a fellow traveler who is also a dashing surgeon (Paul O’Brien, Neighbours) and Will (Cameron Mathison), the charming owner of the resort.