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Tuesday, May 28: New Season, New Acts, New Judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Tuesday, May 28

America’s Got Talent
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

NBC’s summertime staple returns for Season 14 with a new crop of acts vying for the show’s $1 million grand prize. Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union join returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, and Terry Crews serves as host. Crews teases that a few of his favorite acts this season include a man known as “The Human Fuse” and a performer he’s dubbed a “comedic contortionist,” and he reveals that the act that earns his Golden Buzzer made him cry. “Happy, wonderful tears,” admits the former NFL player and current star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. “It was well-deserved, and I probably never have cried so much on television.”

Jeff Dunham: Talking Heads
A&E, 8pm

Dunham brings viewers on the road with him in a new interview in his hometown while his family, friends and other insiders sit down to discuss the man behind the success. The two-hour special will feature exclusive photos and performance video from Dunham’s personal archive as well as interviews with Howie Mandel and Jay Leno.

The Big Interview: “Carl and Rob Reiner”
AXS TV, 8pm

Legendary father-and-son directors/producers/actors Carl and Rob Reiner are host Dan Rather’s guests tonight.

30 for 30: “Qualified”
ESPN, 8pm

ESPN’s documentary series delves into the story of Janet Guthrie, who in 1977 became the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. But soon after finding success at her sport’s highest level, Guthrie’s career inexplicably stalled. The film is comprised almost entirely of archival material including local television coverage, network broadcasts, promotional films, home movies, private photo and film collections. The documentary also includes period interviews from Jim McKay, Jackie Stewart and Howard Cosell, and is peppered with contemporary interviews from Guthrie’s crew members, competitors and Guthrie herself.

Running With Beto
HBO, 8pm

This film, a year in the making, follows the rise of Beto O’Rourke from an unknown to a political sensation as he attempts to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

The 100: “The Gospel of Josephine”
The CW, 9pm

Jordan (Shannon Kook) investigates Sanctum. Meanwhile, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Diyoza (guest star Ivana Milicevic) discover the threats of the new planet firsthand. Lastly, Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Clarke (Eliza Taylor) butt heads.

Animal Kingdom
TNT, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The ruthless Cody crime family returns for Season 4, and they will be as much of a threat to each other as they are to their targets. The series stars Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole and Sohvi Rodriguez, and Emily Deschanel joins the cast this season in a recurring role.

Jeff Foxworthy: Stand-Up Guy
A&E, 10pm

Foxworthy comes together with his close friends of more than 30 years — fellow comedians Kathleen Madigan, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy — for an informal conversation about his life and how his family, friends and faith helped him get to where he is today. The one-hour special will feature rarely seen photos and videos and additional interviews with Jay Leno and Foxworthy’s manager Larry Burns.

Blood & Treasure: “Code of the Hawaladar”
CBS, 10pm

Danny (Matt Barr) poses as an arms dealer in order to extract information from a middleman on the location of terrorist Karim Farouk (Oded Fehr) in the new episode “Code of the Hawaladar.”

Guardians of the Glades
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!

This series follows snake hunter Dusty Crum and his team as they tackle Florida’s snake problem — the introduction of the non-native Burmese python to the Everglades, which has already led to the decimation of more than 90 percent of certain animal and bird species in the region. Dusty has made it his life’s calling, and his business, to save the Glades from these foreign predators.

FX, 10pm
Miniseries Finale!

FX’s limited series starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams comes to a conclusion tonight with the finale episode “Providence.”

True Conviction: “Murder in New England”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm

Grandmother Irene Kennedy went out for her morning stroll in Walpole, Mass., but never returned. When her husband went looking for her, he found his wife of 50 years brutally bludgeoned and stabbed to death off a park trail. It would take a civil suit, another murder and a jailhouse snitch to finally bring justice for Irene.

NBC, 10pm
New Series!

In this competition series that offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process, aspiring songwriters work with three music producers/writers responsible for some of today’s biggest hits to craft their own tunes. In each episode, one winner will have their song recorded for a global audience by the chart-topping artists featured in the show. The Voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey and coach Adam Levine are among the EPs for this series.

America Unearthed
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Vikings? In the desert? That tantalizing possibility lures forensic geologist Scott Wolter to Arizona in the revival of America Unearthed, last seen in 2015 on the now-defunct H2 network.

Chrisley Knows Best
USA Network, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The hit reality series returns to follow Todd Chrisley and his family for a 26-episode seventh season.

WGN America, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The drama about Mennonite drug dealers returns for Season 2, picking up with Anna (Alex Paxton-Beesley) going it alone after Noah (Ryan Robbins) disappeared for a year. Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) joins the cast as a recurring guest star.

The Last O.G.: “Your Mom’s in My Business”
TBS, 10:30pm

When faced with unforeseen unemployment, Shay (Tiffany Haddish) decides it’s finally time to launch her own fashion line. But with her money tied up in the food truck, she gets carried away micromanaging the business in an attempt to turn a quicker profit.

Wednesday, May 29

The Twilight Zone
CBS All Access
Season Finale!

You’ve just crossed over into … the very last of the revival’s 10 episodes (for this season, anyway). And this particular foray into the dimension of imagination embodies everything collaborators Simon Kinberg and Jordan Peele hoped to accomplish with the new Zone anthology. Notes Kinberg: “There are literal ideas we had in our first meeting that are executed in the season finale.”

FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!

In every episode, talented home cooks face culinary challenges and hope to impress the series’ judges — acclaimed chefs Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez, and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich. At the end of the season, only one home cook will claim the title of MasterChef and win the $250,000 grand prize.

American Ninja Warrior
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The athletic competition series is back for its eighth season, with award-winning host and actress Zuri Hall joining the show as sideline reporter. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila return as hosts. This season, after the Los Angeles qualifying rounds, the competition will head to Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore, Seattle/Tacoma, Cincinnati and, finally, Las Vegas for the national finals.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Ninety-One”
The CW, 9pm

When Rogelio (Jaime Camil) tells Jane (Gina Rodriguez) that the network wants her to write the script for their telenovela, she’s excited at first, but struggles to balance her time between that and her novel. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) is furious with Jane after she makes a medical appointment that he doesn’t agree with behind his back.

Property Brothers: Forever Home
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

Jonathan and Drew Scott have helped scores of clients buy and renovate properties on Property Brothers, and now they are on a mission to turn families’ ordinary houses into lifelong dream homes. These new clients aren’t looking to flip their property for profit because they know that their home is “the one” where they will be able to put down roots and happily spend their lives after the siblings unlock its full potential.

RuPaul’s Drag Race
VH1, 9pm
Season Finale!

Which remaining queen has the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent? Find out tonight when the female impersonation competition comes to a close with an epic lip-synch battle. RuPaul hosts.

NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget
CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

In Season 3 of this true-crime series, Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents take viewers inside two unusual murder cases that are filled with twisted relationships, greed, lies and double-lives, in two back-to-back editions of NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget (formerly called 48 Hours: NCIS).

The Employables: “Chainsaws and Traffic Lights”
A&E, 10pm

Matt, 27, has a severe form of Tourette Syndrome often triggered by being in cars or tight spaces. Nathan, 31, has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes it difficult for him to navigate social interactions. Both Matt and Nathan have found their conditions to be a barrier to meaningful employment, but when experts Dr. Nancy Doyle and Dr. Ali Mattu reveal their strengths, they gain much needed confidence to explore the job market.

What We Do in the Shadows
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!

Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) close the casket on Season 1 of FX’s vampire comedy with the finale episode “Ancestry.”

Archer: 1999
FXX, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The 10th season of the Emmy-winning animated comedy returns and continues the adventures of Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), Lana Kane (Aisha Tyler), and their crew of misfits (whose voices include Jessica Walter, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Adam Reed and Lucky Yates) onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship.

The Butcher: “The Invaders”
History, 10pm

A first-of-its-kind test of skill whittles four butchers down to two, who then advance to the final round, where they come face-to-face with some surprise Southern invaders, including a giant python. Which craftsman will unearth the most valued cuts, emerge as butcher champion and claim $10,000?

The InBetween
NBC, 10pm
New Series!

Cassie (Harriet Dyer) was born with a rare ability — she has visions, whether she likes it or not. Sometimes she sees events that have previously occurred or will happen in the future, and she sometimes even encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Detective Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne), and his new partner, former FBI agent Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell), need assistance solving a dark and puzzling murder, Cassie reluctantly agrees to use her abilities to help solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.

Light Falls
PBS, 10pm

Join physicist Brian Greene and an ensemble cast as they use state-of-the-art animation, an original orchestral score and innovative projection techniques to trace Albert Einstein’s journey to uncover the general theory of relativity.

Thursday, May 30

iZombie: “Death Moves Pretty Fast”
The CW, 8pm

While investigating the death of independently wealthy 19-year-old Harris Miller, Liv (Rose McIver) attempts to cheer up Ravi (Rahul Kohli), who has been spiraling after learning some unfortunate news. Meanwhile, after a nasty fall at the crime scene, Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) is forced to continue his part of the investigation via FaceTime.

TCM Spotlight: WWII Homefront
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Tonight, TCM concludes its monthlong look at films chronicling various ways the homefront endured World War II, with the theme of “Coming Home.” Movies depicting how veterans experienced returning to their loved ones after months or years spent fighting overseas include The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) and Pride of the Marines (1945).

NBA Finals: Game 1
ABC, 9pm Live

The NBA’s best-of-seven-game championship series tips off tonight on ABC. The Golden State Warriors are heading back to the Finals for the fifth consecutive time after a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors await either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Toronto Raptors.

In the Dark: “Deal or No Deal”
The CW, 9pm

With Jess (Brooke Markham) focusing all of her attention on Vanessa (guest star Humberly Gonzalez), Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) begins to feel neglected. To make matters worse, tensions begin to rise between her and Max (Casey Diedrick). Meanwhile, Jules (guest star Saycon Sengbloh) is forced to make a quick decision.

Little Women: Atlanta: “For Better or Worse”
Lifetime, 9pm

The Tiny Twinz’s plans for their double wedding are threatened when Andrea runs into Chris. And now that Emily has left Atlanta and returned to Texas, Bri decides to try a solo career.

Life in Pieces: “Lost Math Art Glam”
CBS, 9:30pm

Heather (Betsy Brandt) offers to help Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg) with her math homework but can’t figure out the new teaching method in the new episode “Lost Math Art Glam.”

Elementary: “Gutshot”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Gutshot,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) try to work an investigation from London when someone close to them is gravely wounded by an unknown perpetrator in the United States.

Tacoma FD
TruTV, 10:30pm
Season Finale!

The first season of the uproarious workplace comedy ends tonight. Co-creators Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme star alongside Hassie Harrison, Eugene Cordero, Marcus Henderson and Gabriel Hogan in this series about firefighters in one of America’s rainiest cities.

Friday, May 31

Good Omens
Amazon Prime Video
New Series!

This six-episode miniseries, based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel, tells of the unlikely alliance between an angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) who are trying to prevent an impending Armageddon. The comedic series also stars Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Miranda Richardson, Mireille Enos, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jack Whitehall and Josie Lawrence, with Frances McDormand voicing God and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Satan.

When They See Us
New Series!

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma) created, cowrote and directed this four-part dramatized account of the “Central Park Five” case, where five teenagers of color were convicted of a rape they did not commit. Beginning in 1989, when the young men were first questioned about the incident, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash and Blair Underwood lead the cast.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Code Yellow”
ABC, 8pm

Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) and Keller (Lucas Bryant) take things public. Parasitic aliens threaten the human race, and someone really needs boba.

Masters of Illusion 21st Anniversary Special
The CW, 8pm

Dean Cain hosts this one-hour special featuring brand new magic and special moments highlighting the seasons of Masters of Illusion. The special will include Masters of Illusion performers Murray SawChuck, Greg Frewin, Mac King, Franz Harary, Barry and Stuart, Farrell Dillon, Naathan Phan, Jeki Yoo and Jonathan Pendragon.

HBO, 8pm
Original Film!

For this new film, based on David Milch’s award-winning 2004-06 series of the same name, the indelible characters of the show are reunited (almost all of the original cast returns, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker) after a decade to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances tested and old wounds reopened as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

Blindspot: “Masters of War 1:5-8/The Gang Gets Gone”
NBC, 8pm
Season Finale!

Back-to-back episodes of the drama culminate in the Season 4 finale. In the first episode, Dominic (guest star Chaske Spencer) begins to enact Madeline’s (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) cataclysmic scheme as the team rushes to stop him, and tensions rise when past secrets begin to unravel. In the season finale, the team sets out on an international mission to stop an attack from spreading, and Madeline attempts to turn the tables as internal conflict threatens relationships within the team.

Ancient Aliens
History, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The speculative series returns for a 14th season as it continues to explore the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years — from the age of dinosaurs to continued mass sightings reported in the United States.

Monrovia, Indiana
PBS, 9pm

A look at daily life in Monrovia, Ind., offers an understanding of a rural mid-American way of life that has always been important to the country, but whose influence and force have not always been recognized in big cities.

Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation
History, 10pm
New Series!

This six-part limited series reveals previously classified information from the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). The series follows former military intelligence official Luis Elizondo as he discloses information he uncovered as the head of the secret government group and embarks on new UFO investigations. Helping Elizondo is an expert team of investigators who will search for and produce tangible evidence that proves the existence of UFOs.

Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story
This sports documentary follows the NBA star and mental health advocate now known as Metta World Peace through his difficult upbringing, basketball success and struggles with his mental health.

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America, 11pm

Tonight on the couch, the stars of Marvel’s Dark Phoenix: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jessica Chastain.

Saturday, June 1

Death at the Mansion: Rebecca Zahau
Oxygen, 6pm
New Series!

Rebecca Zahau was found dead in the courtyard of her billionaire boyfriend’s Coronado mansion in 2011, just two days after his 6-year-old son suffered a fatal accident while under Rebecca’s care. This captivating new series follows an elite team of investigators as they take another look at this mysterious case.

Bad Times at the El Royale
HBO, 8pm

HBO presents the network premiere of this 2018 drama from director Drew Goddard. A run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada becomes a seedy battleground where seven strangers (played by Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth) converge on a single, fateful night.

Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

This modern take on the classic novel Pride and Prejudice features an all-star cast including Reginald VelJohnson, Jackée Harry, Tiffany Hines, Raney Branch, Brittney Level, Reginae Carter, Alexia Bailey and Juan Antonio.

Dodo Heroes
Animal Planet, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of this series from Animal Planet and popular animal website The Dodo spotlights more powerful stories of animals in need across the globe and the people who go to extraordinary lengths to help them. The new season will include people helping kangaroos, seals, wombats, elephants and other animals in places including Ireland, the United States, Kenya and Australia.

Iron Chef America: “Symon vs. Yagihashi”
Cooking Channel, 9pm

Iron Chef Michael Symon faces off against challenger Takashi Yagihashi, critically acclaimed Chicago restaurateur. Judges are Simon Majumdar, Candice Kumai and Peter Jacobson.

Wedding at Graceland
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Singer and talk show host Kellie Pickler stars in the follow-up to her successful holiday film Christmas at Graceland. This film reunites Pickler with her costar Wes Brown, and their characters Laurel and Clay are headed down the aisle and have set their sights on getting hitched at Graceland! When a last-minute opening occurs at the famous location’s new Chapel in the Woods wedding venue, the couple has a scant three weeks to pull off the wedding of their dreams.