All Times Eastern.
Tuesday, June 18
Science Channel, 10pm
This eight-episode series follows veteran storm chaser Josh Morgerman as he goes into the heart of some of the most destructive hurricanes on the planet to discover the overwhelming impact they have on people around the world. His travels take him from remote Japanese cities and the far-north jungles of the Philippines to the coastal waters of America’s Deep South and the Pacific shoreline of Mexico.
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The Big Interview With Dan Rather: “Paul Shaffer”
AXS TV, 8pm
Season 7 of Dan Rather’s interview series closes with Rather’s interview with musician and TV personality Paul Shaffer, longtime bandleader for David Letterman’s late-night series.
This spinoff of The Fosters returns for its sophomore season and follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, with Mariana tackling the male-dominated world of tech and Callie facing the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge.
America’s Got Talent: “Auditions 4”
The auditions continue with creator and executive producer Simon Cowell at the judges table alongside Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews. Variety acts of all types, and contestants of all ages, audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is still in play for two more lucky acts to go directly to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to compete for America’s vote.
Celebrating the Counterculture: The Films of 1969
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Turner Classic Movies’ tribute to groundbreaking films from 1969 concludes tonight with Model Shop, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Z and more.
Hogan (Part 2)
Golf Channel, 9pm
Golf Films’ documentary about golf icon Ben Hogan concludes tonight with Part 2, “Perfection.” After recovering from his multiple injuries sustained in a car accident, Hogan resumed his golf career and demonstrated that he was still a force to be reckoned with. Despite relentless physical pain, Hogan won his first major title at the 1950 U.S. Open, and his dominance soon exceeded that of his pre-accident years. He won two majors in 1951 and three more in 1953. From 1940-60, Hogan never finished outside the top-10 at the U.S. Open. He played his final competitive round in 1971, and would go on to be a businessman, an author and an inspiration to many.
The Lavender Scare
Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.
Animal Kingdom: “Tank”
The Cody boys are thrown by Smurf’s (Ellen Barkin) increasingly unnerving behavior as she shows up in unexpected places. J (Finn Cole) realizes he needs to set his own plans in motion if he wants to lead the family. Deran (Jake Weary) gets disturbing news from an old friend, and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) struggles to resist the advances of Angela (Emily Deschanel).
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole: “Otis”
In 1998, 16-year-old Otis broke into Valerie’s home and allegedly tried to rob her. During the attempt, Valerie and her 16-year-old daughter, Valene, were shot. Valerie died weeks later and although her daughter Valene miraculously survived, she was left disfigured. Otis was sentenced to life without parole. He has been granted a re-sentencing hearing and hopes he can someday be released.
Blood & Treasure: “The Ghost Train of Sierra Perdida”
In the new episode “The Ghost Train of Sierra Perdida,” Danny (Matt Barr) and Lexi (Sofia Pernas) follow a clue and venture to the mountains of Spain in search of a lost train car that may have been carrying the sarcophagus of Cleopatra.
This documentary offers a vibrant cultural history of drag and the annual outdoor festival that came to epitomize it: Wigstock. The film also follows legendary drag queen Lady Bunny and coproducers Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, as they attempt to resurrect the festival for a new generation.
True Conviction: “A Long Road to Justice”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Karen Ann Watson, a 41-year-old wife and mother of three, was brutally stabbed to death in her home in Lake Alfred, Fla. Nearly 30 years after the crime, investigators track down a killer who thinks he may have gotten away with murder.
Songland: “Jonas Brothers”
Mega-star group Jonas Brothers comes to the show tonight to hear unknown songwriters pitch original material to be their next hit song. Three of the most successful and sought-after writer-producers in music — Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally — work with the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit the Jonas Brothers’ style. One song is chosen to be recorded by the Jonas Brothers and released for a global audience.
This multigenerational, soapy family saga is centered on a lawyer who returns to Atlanta, intent on revitalizing her marriage and career, but finds herself going head-to-head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city.
America Unearthed: “The Ripper Unmasked”
Travel Channel, 10pm
The identity of serial killer Jack the Ripper has captivated the world for over 100 years. Shocking new evidence of a potential Freemasonic connection to the Ripper, as well as extensive medical research into a 19th-century disease, proves pivotal and launches Scott Wolter on an epic hunt to prove whether or not the killer was actually a famous writer who is still beloved today.
Texicanas: “Chapter 7 – Borderline Friendships”
Breakfast in Horseshoe Bay continues, and things get heated when the women unleash months of pent-up feelings they have towards Mayra. Completely shocked by the betrayal, Mayra is comforted by an unexpected friend. Back in San Antonio, Penny gets advice that leads her to stick up for Mayra at Anayancy’s charity event.
The Detour: “The Search”
The Parkers embark on a worldwide search to find their runaway daughter Delilah.
Wednesday, June 19
In this coming-of-age drama described as “the ultimate ode to Chicago’s South Side and its long history of creating music that forms the city’s beating heart,” a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Khalil Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anthony Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they try to free each other from demons of their past and break into the city’s music scene.
MasterChef: “10th Season Pool Party!”
In celebration of the FOX cooking competition series’ 10th anniversary, the top 18 contestants have to prepare party food for 100 guests — including former MasterChef contestants and winners — at a pool party.
Rivers of Life: “The Nile”
Visit the Nile, the world’s longest river, which provides a lifeline for Africa’s wildest beasts and for some of the world’s most incredible cultures. Learn about elephants, leopards, extreme kayakers and ancient wonders.
The ladies are tested like never before, balancing life’s unexpected turns, career endeavors and strained relationships. Series veterans return, and the ladies welcome a newcomer to the group.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Ninety-Four”
The CW, 9pm
With Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) finally in a good place, they are concerned to discover Mateo’s (Elias Janssen) treatment might be a problem. Alba (Ivonne Coll) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) are worried about Xo’s (Andrea Navedo) recent behavior. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) is secretly pleased when Rafael and Jane begin fighting over her.
When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time
PBS & Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
Meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Join top scientists on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st-century technology to make exciting new discoveries.
The Employables: “More Than Meets the Eye”
Angela has Tourette Syndrome and near-constant tics that often include swearing. She lost her last job at a hair salon over ten years ago but is hopeful to find work soon to support her seven year-old son. Michael is autistic and finds it nearly impossible to communicate his thoughts verbally. He has never had a full-time job. They meet with experts Dr. Nancy Doyle and Dr. Jamie McPartland, who guide both job seekers toward dream opportunities.
Lone Star Justice: “Killing Fields”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
A distraught woman calls 911 to report that her husband, Calvin Fields, has taken his own life. It’s an open-and-shut case, ruled quickly as a suicide. However, a discovery by a mortician leads detectives to suspect murder. With precious time lost, it’s a race for J.B., Pamela and Joe to collect evidence and dig into the Fields family’s not-so-perfect life.
Paramount Network, 10pm
Kevin Costner returns as rancher John Dutton for Season 2 of Paramount’s Western drama. Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, has to defend his turf in a war on all fronts. Joining the all-star cast this season is Neal McDonough as a wealthy business mogul and casino owner who isn’t afraid to play dirty.
Krypton: “Ghost in the Fire”
Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) and Seg (Cameron Cuffe) evade a bounty hunter, while Zod (Colin Salmon) uses Nyssa (Wallis Day) to further his cause.
Thursday, June 20
Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Sweden vs. U.S.
FOX, 3pm Live
It’s the final Group Stage match for the U.S. Women’s National Team as they take on Sweden at Stade Océane in Le Havre, France.
NBA star Stephen Curry is among the executive producers of this mini-golf competition series in which self-proclaimed miniature golf lovers from around the country compete head-to-head through an epic obstacle golf course. One winner per episode will take home the $25,000 prize, a trophy and a plaid jacket. Curry will also appear in every episode as the resident golf pro on the course. Rounding out the on-camera talent are color commentator Rob Riggle, play-by-play commentator Joe Tessitore and sideline correspondent Jeannie Mai.
iZombie: “Death of a Car Salesman”
The CW, 8pm
Liv (Rose McIver) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) each consume the brain of a very dislikable car salesman and inherit his competitive nature.
Disney Channel, 8pm
In Season 4 of the kid-centric comedy, former camper Lou Hockhauser (Miranda May) takes over Camp Kikiwaka as director as she and her camp veterans welcome new campers.
MasterChef: “The Blind Chicken Show”
Tonight, FOX’s culinary completion series expands to two nights per week, and in a difficult elimination challenge, one group of home cooks must break down a chicken and create a masterful dish.
The LeBron James/Chris Hardwick-produced game show, which aspires to change people’s lives via its four-stories-high wall, is back for Season 3, with Hardwick returning as host.
Family Food Fight
Hosted by renowned restaurateur and bestselling author Ayesha Curry, this competition features family teams dishing out their best culinary skills. Tapping into each family’s uniquely diverse cultural heritage, the series takes homestyle cooking to a new level as teams square off with their most prized family recipes. They hope their dishes will impress a panel of experts including Curry, along with world-renowned chefs and TV personalities Cat Cora and Graham Elliot. One family will claim the title of America’s No. 1 Food Family and take home $100,000.
Life in Pieces
Two new episodes of Life in Pieces air tonight, beginning with “Letter Promise Adult Seventy,” in which Matt (Thomas Sadoski) and Colleen (Angelique Cabral) treat Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Greg (Colin Hanks) to a fancy thank-you dinner for writing a recommendation letter that Greg and Jen actually never wrote. Then in “Clean Pens Grandma Guys,” Jen is horrified by her cleaning lady’s (guest star Mary Pat Gleason) strange habits.
Spin the Wheel
Justin Timberlake is an executive producer on this new game show hosted by actor Dax Shepard. Described as “a suspenseful, high-energy mix of pop culture trivia, strategy and simple whirling luck,” the game offers the possibility of winning incredible sums of cash prizes upwards of $20 million with each spin of a massive, unpredictable wheel. With large amounts of prize money on the line, contestants must make sweat-inducing, gut-wrenching decisions: whether to walk away, or risk it all to spin the wheel one last time.
Poppy Montgomery stars as Cat Chambers, a thief turned fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat has a less-than-perfect past that gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high-octane adventures and island intrigue.
Elementary: “Into the Woods”
Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain) hires Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) to investigate a personal threat he suspects originated from within his own company in the new episode “Into the Woods.”
SundanceTV, 12am (late-night)
Written by and starring two of Australia’s favorite comedians, Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, this show follows the story of two friends and unlikely real estate agents, Daniel (McGregor) and Emma (Pacquola). Season 3 finds the best friends and workmates facing big changes in their personal lives and a real estate opportunity that threatens to divide the whole town.
Friday, June 21
In Season 2 of the award-winning German mystery series, Jonas finds himself trapped in the future and desperately tries to return to 2020. Meanwhile, his friends Martha, Magnus and Franziska are trying to uncover how Bartosz is involved in the mysterious incidents occurring in their small hometown of Winden. More and more people are drawn into the events orchestrated by an obscure figure who seemingly controls everything that is connected throughout different time zones.
In this multi-cam comedy, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater helping gifted but misfit kids unlock their full potential.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Inescapable”
They’ve fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion.
Disney Channel, 8pm
The groundbreaking series returns with back-to-back new episodes leading up to the series finale on July 26.
American Masters: “Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices”
Trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world. With no formal training, Robert Shaw achieved early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces.
Ghosts of Morgan City
Travel Channel, 9pm
In this latest entry into Travel Channel’s lineup of ghostly programming, Police Chief James “Bo” Blair of Morgan City, Louisiana, seeks help from a team of paranormal investigators to help solve the unusual spike in reports of the supernatural that have been frightening the town’s citizens. In the premiere episode, the team looks into an emergency call about a shapeshifting mist in the area.
This new drama tells a story of family, loyalty, power and a country on the brink of change, as seen through the lens of a charismatic self-made newspaper magnate. Richard Gere, Billy Howle and Helen McCrory star.
Haunted Towns: “Voodoo on the Bayou”
Travel Channel, 10pm
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers head down to Louisiana’s paranormally charged Manchac Swamp. They’re the first team ever to investigate the site of America’s largest slave revolt, and they want to find out what’s stirring up spirits over 200 years later.
Saturday, June 22
Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Round of 16
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 11:30am Live
The Round of 16 or “Knockout Stage” of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France kicks off today on FS1 as the winner of Group B faces a third-place team from Group A, C or D. Later on FOX, the second-place team from Group A takes on the runner-up from Group C.
Major League Baseball
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live
Saturday MLB action on FOX Sports begins with the Detroit Tigers at the Cleveland Indians in an AL Central clash on FS1. In the primetime regional game on FOX, viewers will see either the Houston Astros at the N.Y. Yankees, the Colorado Rockies at the L.A. Dodgers or the Atlanta Braves at the Washington Nationals.
CBS, 8pm Live
The professional 3-on-3 basketball league begins its 11-week season tonight at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. CBS and CBS Sports Network combine to air BIG3 action on Saturdays and Sundays through the championship game Sept. 1.
To Have and to Hold
Erika Christensen stars as a woman who reconnects and falls in love with her now-successful former teenage crush (Antonio Cupo) but learns that being a part of his world means giving up her own dreams. And when she discovers that he is repeatedly unfaithful, she finds herself falling for the boyfriend (Andy Favreau) of her best friend (Carmel Amit).
Iron Chef America: “Zakarian vs. Taymor”
Cooking Channel, 9pm
Coastal Californian chef Ari Taymor rides a wave of success into Kitchen Stadium and immediately goes up against Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Judges Leslie Bargar Suter and Dr. Woo will determine the winner.
The Last Bridesmaid
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Becca (Rachel Boston) is always a bridesmaid, but at her cousin’s wedding she meets and bonds with Kyle (Paul Campbell), the handsome videographer covering every stage of the planning, and the charming best man, Aidan. Perhaps she won’t be the last woman standing for long.