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Wednesday, June 26: Journey to the Capital of Gilead on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Wednesday, June 26

The Handmaid’s Tale

In the new episode “Household,” June (Elisabeth Moss) and the Waterfords (Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski) travel to Washington, D.C., now Gilead’s capital, where they encounter the influential Commander Winslow (Christopher Meloni), his wife (Elizabeth Reaser) and a whole bunch of creepy silent handmaids.

The Young and the Restless
CBS, 12:30pm

Casting coup! Now that rich boy Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) and chef Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle) are engaged on The Young and the Restless, it only makes sense for the bride’s mother to visit Genoa City to meet (and evaluate!) her future son-in-law. And for the part of hardworking, controlling Rosales matriarch Celeste, the soap nabbed Daytime Emmy nominee Eva LaRue, who spent a total of eight years as Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children and seven seasons on CSI: Miami.

MasterChef: “Hot & Spicy”
FOX, 8pm

The 17 remaining home cooks compete in a high-pressure mystery box challenge inspired by the special guest, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. But when the judges introduce a twist halfway through the challenge, the contestants will need to use all of their skills for a shot at immunity and an automatic spot in the top 15.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
HBO, 8pm

This intimate portrait of Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, celebrates his longtime commitment to advocating on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, as well as his attempts to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. The documentary also follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country.

Rivers of Life: “The Amazon”
PBS, 8pm

Marvel at boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef, which are just some of the many secret and extreme worlds of the Amazon, one of the greatest river systems on Earth.

The Amazing Race
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!

From the Swinging City to the Motor City: In the two-hour season ender, the final four white-knuckle through a London helicopter ride, rappel nearly 500 feet in Detroit, then hotfoot it to the finish line!

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

When Lina (guest star Diane Guerrero) comes to town, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is excited to see her until Lina asks her for a favor. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) begins to work with Petra (Yael Grobglas) again but old tensions create new problems between them. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) creates a plan to pressure the network to pick up his pilot.

Are You the One?
MTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Sixteen singles head off to Hawaii in hopes of finding their “perfect match” and splitting a $1 million cash prize. For the first time ever, all the singles identify as sexually fluid, meaning there are no gender limitations in perfect matches, and finding love is fair game.

2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Night #1
MSNBC, NBC & Telemundo, 9pm Live

Top candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president engage in their first primary debate live from Miami tonight and tomorrow night. Participating candidates were chosen based on a specific threshold set by the Democratic National Committee. The Telemundo simulcast will feature real-time Spanish-language translations.

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations: “Sicily”
Cooking Channel, 10pm

Andrew Zimmern unveils Sicily’s edible icons. Known for artisanal comfort food such as crunchy fried rice balls, thick crust pizza, irresistibly creamy cannoli and a pasta that will make you sing, Sicilian cuisine is a timeless treasure made with classic Italian passion.

Archer: 1999: “Mr. Deadly Goes to Town”
FXX, 10pm

Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his hapless animated crew continue their adventures in deep space, tonight picking up an intergalactic hitchhiker called Mr. Deadly (guest Matt Berry of What We Do in the Shadows).

Lone Star Justice: “This One’s Yours”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm

Jeff Joplin, a well-liked and popular resident of Tyler, Texas, fails to show up for a scheduled family dinner. When his father goes to check on him, he is horrified to discover Jeff’s lifeless body — beaten, strangled and stabbed to death on the floor of his home. Although it initially looks like a robbery, it is a witness’ recollection that unravels a morbid conspiracy of love, greed and murder.

Krypton: “Will to Power”
Syfy, 10pm

The rebels gain advantage against Gen. Zod (Colin Salmon) as Seg (Cameron Cuffe) goes head-to-head with Brainiac (Blake Ritson).

Best Room Wins: “Bohemian Wrapsody”
Bravo, 10:30pm

Designers Sunshine and Barrie face off to completely reimagine the living and dining rooms and transform them into Bohemian style wonderlands. With just four days to complete the job, the designers face unexpected mold, strong homeowner opinions, and a very tight budget. Sunshine and Barrie have to dig deep to pull off the impossible and wow the judges.

Thursday, June 27

Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Quarterfinals
FOX, 3pm Live

The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France enters the quarterfinal round today on FOX with Norway vs. England at Stade Océane in Le Havre, France.

Golf: U.S. Senior Open: First Round
FS1, 3pm Live

The U.S. Senior Open takes place June 27-30 at Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. FS1 and FOX combine to televise the tournament through Sunday.

MasterChef: “Gordon Takes on a Tarte”
FOX, 8pm

The elimination challenge asks the home cooks to replicate the tricky dish tarte Tatin — a French dessert accompanied by a silky crème anglaise sauce — in 60 minutes or risk being sent home.

The This Old House Hour
PBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

The granddaddy renovation series reveals the “after” for a lackluster midcentury box in Brookline, Mass. — and the modern marvel is a site to see. Plus: More inspection nightmares!

CFL Football: Edmonton at Winnipeg
ESPN2, 8:30pm Live

The Edmonton Eskimos are at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a Week 3 CFL clash at IG Field on ESPN2.

Life in Pieces
CBS, 9pm
Series Finale!

Life in Pieces ends its run on CBS with the final two episodes airing tonight. In “Cabana Hero Action Son,” the Short family takes a luxurious trip to the Bahamas. Then in “Reverse Burden District Germany,” each of the Short family members enters a new chapter in their lives.

2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Night #2
MSNBC, NBC & Telemundo, 9pm Live

Top candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president conclude their first primary debate live from Miami tonight.

SundanceTV, 12am (late-night)

It’s not too late to join the cult of fans for this charming Australian comedy about Daniel (Luke McGregor) and Emma (Celia Pacquola), best friends living in rural Tasmania. Two Season 3 episodes air tonight; Seasons 1 and 2 are on Sundance Now.

Friday, June 28

Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Quarterfinal: France vs. USA
FOX, 3pm Live

The U.S. Women’s National Team takes on host France in this FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match at Parc des Princes on FOX.

CFL Football: Montreal at Hamilton
ESPN2, 7:30pm Live

ESPN2 airs this Week 3 CFL matchup between the Montreal Alouettes and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field.

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

After finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma, a mysterious stranger offers Enoch and FitzSimmons a ride home where, it turns out, two shrikes aren’t better than one.

CBS, 8pm

Tonight, two high-profile subjects: a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian who questioned a $7 billion contract awarded to Halliburton for work in Iraq, and a pharmaceutical rep who was fired and blackballed after refusing to sell an opioid-laced lollipop for minor ailments.

All in the Family: “Archie and the Editorial”
getTV, 8:30pm

This episode is ranked by getTV as one of the 10 most unforgettable. Just a few weeks before the 1972 presidential election, All in the Family began its third season with a pointed episode about gun control. It begins with Mike and Archie debating the merits of the Second Amendment, which conservative Archie defends (and liberal Mike of course, opposes). It ends with Archie delivering a now-famous television editorial in support of gun rights — and getting robbed soon after in Kelcy’s Bar. Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard) guest-stars.

The Big Stage: “Fanciful Felines, Elegant Strength, and Tightrope Trampoline”
The CW, 9pm

Acts tonight include the Savitsky Cats, Omri & Paulina, Cubcakes, Elliott Yamin, Jackie Fabulous and Ben Schneider.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series: Camping World 225
FS1, 9pm Live

The Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., for the Camping World 225 night race on FS1.

CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Friends
CMT, 10pm

This outdoor concert (taped in Nashville June 4) reunites the legendary country duo with some of the artists who guest on their No. 1 album of greatest-hits duets, Reboot. “Brand New Man” with Luke Combs is a toe-tapper, but we bet “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” with Midland steals the show.

Saturday, June 29

My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am

The Mane Six hop a balloon for Hope Hollow, where Rainbow Dash has been invited to be the guest of honor at the town’s Rainbow Festival. But when they crash-land in town, the friends discover that the entire town and the ponies in it have been drained of color. While Twilight Sparkle tries to uncover the mystery of the faded colors, her friends help the townsponies plan a new rainbow festival and restore hope to the hollow.

Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 1pm Live

A full Saturday of MLB action begins on FOX with the N.Y. Yankees and Boston Red Sox playing in London for the first regular season game held in Europe. Then on FS1, the Washington Nationals are at the Detroit Tigers in an interleague matchup. In the primetime regional game on FOX, viewers will see either the L.A. Dodgers at the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Milwaukee Brewers or the Seattle Mariners at the Houston Astros.

NBC, 2pm
Season Finale!

In the Season 2 finale of Golf Channel’s Driven docuseries, get a behind-the-scenes look at how elite programs Oklahoma State, Auburn and Alabama fared at the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Camping World 300
NBCSN, 3:30pm Live

Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric and other top stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., for the Camping World 300.

Family Pictures
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Justina Machado and Elisabeth Röhm star as two strangers living on opposite sides of the country, busy with motherhood and professional and social lives. But when their daughters meet on a college campus and become friends, they discover a shocking secret that upends their lives. Both women are unwilling to fall victim to their circumstances and team up to fight for their families. Matt Passmore also stars.

The Bobby DeBarge Story
TV One, 8pm
Original Film!
Roshon Fegan takes on the title role in this biopic about the eldest sibling of famed ’80s pop group DeBarge. The film chronicles Bobby’s struggles with fame and fortune, exploring his rise to stardom, dysfunctional childhood, romantic relationships, struggles with substance abuse, incarceration and failing health. Tyra Ferrell, Blue Kimble and Adrian Marcel also star, with rapper Big Boi portraying legendary music mogul Berry Gordy.

The Son
AMC, 9pm
Series Finale!

Tonight, the Western series starring Pierce Brosnan ends with the final episode, titled “Legend.”

Iron Chef America: “Izard vs. Battes”
Cooking Channel, 9pm

Chef Erik Battes applies modern takes to an ancient ingredient in a battle against Iron Chef Stephanie Izard. Michael Voltaggio and Ching-He Huang will determine the winner of this fierce competition.

Sister of the Bride
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Last call for June you-know-whats! Becca Tobin and Ryan Rottman star in a romance about an impatient-to-wed couple.

Ramy Youssef: Feelings
HBO, 10pm

On the heels of his groundbreaking Hulu series comes Ramy Youssef’s first ever HBO standup special. The Egyptian-American comedian shares anecdotes about his love of LeBron James, the best day of the week to pray and more.