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Wednesday, July 3: Sweden vs. Netherlands in FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinal


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Wednesday, July 3

Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Semifinal: Sweden vs. Netherlands
FS1, 3pm Live

Sweden takes on Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup second semifinal match at Stade de Lyon in France. The winner advances to the final match vs. the USA on Sunday. The loser plays England in Saturday’s third-place match.

grown-ish: “Self Care”
Freeform, 8pm

Zoey (Yara Shahidi) takes her college friends home to Sherman Oaks for a weekend of self-care — and an appearance by brother Junior (Marcus Scribner).

Rivers of Life: “The Mississippi”
PBS, 8pm

See the many faces of the massive, muddy Mississippi. Its fingers stretch into nearly half of the USA, from the frozen North to the nation’s agricultural heart to mysterious Southern swamps where alligators still rule.

2019 World Series of Poker
ESPN2, 8:30pm Live

Coverage of the annual tournament starts tonight. It’ll be hard to top last year’s 10-hour final that crowned John Cynn king.

Forged in Fire: “The Foot Artillery Sword”
History, 9pm

It’s anyone’s game when four bladesmiths are tasked with forging blades from old toys using the san mai technique. The smiths realize playtime is over as the pressure of the competition heats up and they experience difficult delaminations.

Lone Star Justice: “Driven to Murder”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm

On a quiet morning in 1999, a dog walker discovered the body of 18-year-old William Young II, dead from a single gunshot. The investigation led to two main suspects, but the lack of conclusive evidence and testimony brought the case to a standstill. Years later, the Lone Star Justice team thinks time and maturity may be exactly what they needed to get a witness to talk.

Krypton: “Danger Close”
Syfy, 10pm

In a new episode called “Danger Close,” Seg and Adam (Cameron Cuffe, Shaun Sipos) return to Kandor, but can’t help feeling shaken at how much the city has changed — and not for the better — during their extended absence. Meanwhile, Val (Ian McElhinney) and his determined Rebels prepare to launch a major offensive that could go either way in its outcome.

The InBetween: “Kiss Them for Me”
NBC, 10pm
Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) track a mysterious killer who has targeted several kids at the same high school, while Cassie (Harriet Dyer) tries to help a woman solve her own death as her anxious family waits for news about her disappearance.

Thursday, July 4

Stranger Things 3
Season Premiere!

Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Will (Noah Schnapp), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the gang in Hawkins, Ind., are going to make the summer of 1985 the best ever. Of course, some creature(s) from the Upside Down dimension and a few nefarious humans are doing their worst to spoil their fun.

FOX News Channel, beginning at 5am Live

FOX News Channel presents its signature #ProudAmerican program helmed by FOX Nation’s travel and lifestyle host Abby Hornacek and FNC personality Anna Kooiman continuing throughout the Fourth of July holiday. On location in Charleston, S.C., Kooiman reports live from historic sites such as the U.S.S. Yorktown and the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Additional contributions and weather reports will be made by FNC’s chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth. During the special broadcast, both Kooiman and Reichmuth will be joined by a Folds of Honor family to discuss the organization which provides educational scholarships to families of fallen and disabled service members. Additionally, broadcasting from San Diego, Calif., Hornacek will present special live coverage from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot to take viewers along for a tour of the base and Command Museum. She will also tour the U.S.S. Midway Museum in the downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Thursday’s #ProudAmerican special programs include The Five (5pm), Tucker’s Case for a Fairer America (8pm), Hannity July 4th Special (9pm) and Ingraham Angle Special: For God and Country (10pm).

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
ESPN2, 12pm Live

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are reigning champions as the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest returns to Coney Island, N.Y.

Star-Spangled Comedy Weekend
IFC, beginning at 3pm

Tonight, tomorrow night, most of Saturday and all day Sunday, laugh along with marathons of sitcoms like Two and a Half Men and That ’70s Show, and comedy films like Wayne’s World, Office Space and more.

Major League Baseball: Philadelphia at Atlanta
ESPN, 7pm Live

Bryce Harper and the Phillies are in Atlanta to face Freddie Freeman and the Braves for a Fourth of July matchup on ESPN.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
NBC, 8pm Live

The annual Independence Day event is back, airing for two hours, with an encore presentation immediately following. Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and more perform.

A Capitol Fourth
PBS, 8pm Live

Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday with an Independence Day celebration for our entire nation. The country’s longest-running July 4 national broadcast tradition returns from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Independence Day Movie Marathon
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Get into a patriotic mood with a night of classic films including Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), 1776 (1972) and more.

Elementary: “From Russia With Drugs”
CBS, 10pm

Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) investigate the murder of a criminal who made his living by stealing from other criminals in the new episode “From Russia With Drugs.”

Friday, July 5

“The Cleveland Show” Marathon
Comedy Central, beginning at 9am

The long holiday weekend continues with a marathon of Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, following the adventures of Cleveland Brown (voice of Mike Henry) in Stoolbend, Va.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Circle K Firecracker 250
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric and other top stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete in the Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Collision Course (Part I)”
ABC, 8pm

To face The Galaxy-Hopping Hate-Beast That Eats Planets, the team on Earth asks for help in all the wrong places. While back on the Lazy Comet, something weird is going on with Izel’s (Karolina Wydra) crew, and it’s not just the puffies.

The Wrong Stepmother
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Original Film!

Vivica A. Fox, who starred in Lifetime Movies’ 2018 films The Wrong Cruise and The Wrong Friend, stars in and produces four new Wrong movies this month. In The Wrong Stepmother, when Michael (Corin Nemec), a widower with two daughters, starts a romance with Maddie (Cindy Busby), his daughter Lily (Calli Taylor) is initially overjoyed. But Lily’s feelings turn into suspicions as she gets to know her dad’s new girlfriend.

1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year, Part 1
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Some film historians consider the year 1939 to be Hollywood’s greatest ever, based on all the iconic movies that premiered. TCM celebrates the 80th anniversary of that “golden year” with a marathon of some of those classics airing each Friday this month. Things kick off tonight with The Wizard of Oz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Gunga Din, along with the 2009 documentary 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year.

Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation: “The Revelation”
History, 10pm
Season Finale!
Following a lead, the team goes to an allied European country to probe a case where a UFO allegedly shot down a helicopter. While there, high-ranking military officials drop a bombshell. Former Sen. Harry Reid goes on the record, as Luis Elizondo and former Lockheed Martin engineer Steve Justice address the biggest question of all. Will we finally get the truth about UFOs?

Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City
Comedy Central, 11pm
Season Finale!

Season 3 of the series wraps up with two episodes spotlighting emerging standup comedians from Oakland and San Diego, Calif.

Saturday, July 6

’80s Movie Marathon
AMC, beginning at 5:45am

Catch a marathon of these movies from the 1980s: Stand by Me (1986), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Summer Rental (1985), Footloose (1984), Road House (1989), First Blood (1982), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).

Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Third Place Match
FOX, 11am Live

The losing teams from the semifinal round meet today at Stade de Nice in France to determine the FIFA Women’s World Cup third-place finisher.

Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live

FOX’s Saturday primetime regional game features the L.A. Angels at the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies at the N.Y. Mets or the Chicago Cubs at the Chicago White Sox. The Colorado Rockies are at the Arizona Diamondbacks in the late game on FS1.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
NBC, 7pm Live

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and other top Monster Energy Cup Series contenders duke it out under the lights in this primetime race at famed Daytona International Speedway.

A Very Country Wedding
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

In this sequel to A Very Country Christmas, the wedding of Zane (Greyston Holt) and Jeannette (Bea Santos) is delayed due to Zane’s crazy tour schedule, and the two must overcome paparazzi and rumors to find their way back together. Greg Vaughan, Michelle Morgan and country star Deana Carter also star.

Million Dollar Mile: “The Elite of the Elite”
CBS, 8pm

The competition series continues with the new episode “The Elite of the Elite,” in which a former women’s college basketball player gets a fast break against “The Harvard Hammer” Rebecca Hammond, a Harvard medical student and All-American in track.

Bohemian Rhapsody
HBO, 8pm

Academy Award winner Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury in this biopic about the life and inspiration of the late singer of the rock group Queen. Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander and Mike Myers also star.

Supersize My Pool
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

Mario Lopez will surprise families in need of a backyard upgrade with stunning news — their lackluster pools will be transformed into spectacular resort-style oases. Each episode showcases Mario as he helps homeowners with their wish list of fantasy pool features, including oversized grottos, caves, waterslides and hot tubs.

Lies, Crimes & Video: “If Looks Could Kill”
HLN, 8pm

Proof you can see the movie Fargo too many times: Tonight the docuseries focuses on model Tara Lambert, who hired a hitman (actually, an undercover cop) to grind her husband’s ex in a wood chipper.

Sunday, July 7

Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Final Match
FOX, 11am Live

The FIFA Women’s World Cup final showdown takes place today at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Burden of Truth: “Manic Street Preacher”
The CW, 8pm

Sleepless and suppressing her feelings, Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) begins to unravel as she struggles to maintain her job at Steadman Lavery while preparing for jury selection in another case. Billy (Peter Mooney) uncovers evidence from Shane (Andrew Chown) that may provide an alternate theory about the murder.

Good Witch: “The Road Trip”
Hallmark Channel, 8pm

The Merriwick women venture to Cassie’s (Catherine Bell) alma mater, where she helps an old college friend (guest star Kathy Najimy) while prospective student Grace (Bailee Madison) connects with her homesick weekend host.

Evel Live 2
History, 8pm Live

History’s third annual Car Week programming event kicks off tonight with the return of a live broadcast in which freestyle motocrossers Axell Hodges and Vicki Golden attempt to break world records with three jaw-dropping motorcycle stunts. Motorsports icon Travis Pastrana returns to cohost the special.

Instinct: “Broken Record”
CBS, 9pm

Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate the murder of an aspiring musician who was gunned down on a roller coaster at an amusement park in the new episode “Broken Record.”

The Movies
CNN, 9pm
New Series!

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, who have produced a number of documentaries about historical decades for CNN, are back with this six-part series focused on movies. With each two-hour episode focused on a decade or specific time period, beginning tonight with “The Eighties,” the series explores the cultural, societal and political shifts that have framed the evolution of American cinema.

Revenge Body With Khloé Kardashian
E!, 9pm
Season Premiere!

With the guidance of Khloé Kardashian, along with her premier group of health, beauty and style experts, a new group of men and women get the encouragement they need to make incredible emotional and physical transformations. Season 3 tells their uplifting stories.

Apollo: Missions to the Moon
National Geographic, 9pm

This two-hour documentary from Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings relies on the words and images of the era — including archival TV footage, home movies, radio broadcasts, NASA film and Mission Control audio — to tell the story of the Apollo Space Program.

Endeavour: “Degüello”
PBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
As Season 6 of the Masterpiece Mystery! favorite concludes, loyalties are tested in the Thames Valley Constabulary. A body is found in a library, tragedy hits a high-rise apartment building and the clues to finally solving a colleague’s murder emerge.

The Day We Walked on the Moon
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm

Witness one of the most important 24-hour periods in American history as told by the people who witnessed it with this minute-by-minute account of the day mankind first stepped onto the moon. Astronauts (including Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins), members of Mission Control, pop culture notables and the children of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reveal their personal stories of the iconic day.

Claws: “Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone”
TNT, 9pm

Desna (Niecy Nash) can’t catch a break when a relative appears unexpectedly … just as her casino partners (Michael Horse and Rebecca Creskoff) go all out to upend her.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: “Beyond Driven”
Travel Channel, 9pm

Among the wonders showcased in this week’s episode of the Bruce Campbell-hosted revival: the prosthetic Moto Knee designed by Paralympian Mike Schultz.

The Good Fight: “Social Media and Its Discontents”
CBS, 10pm

Season 1 of CBS All Access drama The Good Fight continues on CBS tonight with the episode “Social Media and Its Discontents,” in which the firm is tasked with finding a way to combat hate speech on a client’s social media platform.

Out There With Jack Randall
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm
New Series!

When he was just 14 years old, Jack Randall left his home in England to apprentice under Steve Irwin, where he learned to handle snakes and other reptiles. Today, Randall treks into the wild to teach others about anacondas, crocodiles and other amazing animals. This docuseries follows him as he searches for exotic, endangered and iconic species in some of the most unforgiving environments on the planet.

Monday, July 8

“Double Dare” SpongeBob Week
Nickelodeon, 7:30pm

Episodes this week feature SpongeBob SquarePants-themed trivia, messy obstacles and the ultimate Bikini Bottom battle. Hosted by Liza Koshy with commentary by Marc Summers, the episodes will also include appearances by Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke, the actors who provide the voices of SpongeBob and Patrick. The first ever SpongeBob Week Tournament will see celebrities Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Drake Bell and Guava Juice compete to become the week’s champion.

MLB Home Run Derby
ESPN, 8pm Live

Some of baseball’s biggest sluggers will be swinging for the fences in the Home Run Derby, part of the 90th All-Star Game festivities held this year at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

American Pickers: “Aerosmith Van”
History, 8pm

This special episode of American Pickers airs as part of History’s third annual Car Week programming event. After picking an awesome surf museum in California, Mike and Frank catch up with the Aerosmith van in Vegas. Then they drive it down the Strip to meet their rock ’n’ roll idols for the big reveal.

Explorer: Journey to Europa
National Geographic, 8pm

Jupiter’s moon Europa may be our best hope for finding alien life in our solar system. Today, an innovative class of explorers and scientists is planning a trip to Europa — 485 million miles away — to discover if life exists on the icy moon.

American Ninja Warrior: “Cincinnati City Qualifiers”
NBC, 8pm

In the final City Qualifying Round, competitors will face up to six challenging obstacles, including Sling Shot, which is new to the course this year.

Antiques Roadshow: “Out of This World”
PBS, 8pm

Oh, my stars! On a space exploration-themed episode of the appraisal series, look for the “Rescue” arrow from the hatch of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, which carried the astronauts back to Earth post-moonwalk. This decal pointed to a panel that would allow emergency access to the cabin from the outside.

The Code: “Secret Squirrel”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Secret Squirrel,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper (Phillipa Soo) are mysteriously denied access to key evidence in the case of a Marine accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay.

Fast N’ Loud
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
This season, Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage push their limits further than ever before as they seek a new level of success in the hot-rod world. Incredible builds, iconic stunts and record payouts, along with a set of new challenges, put the team to the ultimate test.

Holiday Baking Championship: Christmas in July
Food Network, 9pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a quartet of holiday-loving bakers, all hoping to win a sack full of cash!

So You Think You Can Dance: “Judges Auditions 5”
FOX, 9pm

L.A. auditions come to a close as judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Laurieann Gibson and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval select the final dancers to move onto the Academy round.

Chuck Norris’ Epic Guide to Military Vehicles
History, 9pm

As part of History’s Car Week, this special will follow action star Chuck Norris as he takes viewers on a tour through the wildest vehicles in the history of the armed forces, from an amphibious truck that can charge over deep sea and water in a flash, to a six-wheeled Humvee with more firepower than some tanks.

The Armstrong Tapes
National Geographic, 9pm

This one-hour documentary provides a personal and in-depth look at Neil Armstrong, as his sole authorized biographer, family members and colleagues sit down with National Geographic to reveal an intimate look at one of the world’s greatest heroes.

American Experience: Chasing the Moon
PBS, 9pm
New Miniseries!
The six-hour series, aired over three consecutive nights, offers insight into the behind-the-scenes goings-on of the space race. Episode 1 encompasses the years between the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as the United States and the Soviet Union compete for dominance.

Grand Hotel: “The Big Sickout”
ABC, 10pm

Danny (Lincoln Younes) and Jason (Chris Warren) dive deeper into the mystery of Sky’s (Arielle Kebbel) disappearance. An old friend of Gigi’s (Roselyn Sánchez) checks into the hotel causing Santiago (Demián Bichir) to feel uneasy, and Javi (Bryan Craig) is put to work.

The Lost Corvette
History, 10pm

In 1983, for the first time since the brand’s inception in 1953, Chevrolet did not release a Corvette model for that year. Designs were drawn and parts ordered, but no car was ever released. In this Car Week special, diehard Corvette expert and builder Chris Mazzilli tries to fix this missing piece of muscle car history as he and his team build a one-of-a-kind 1983 Corvette.

Challenger Disaster: The Final Mission
National Geographic, 10pm

The film follows the tragic story of the historic space shuttle Challenger and its crew. The events of the days leading up to the disaster are detailed using no narration or new interviews; instead, the story is told through journalists’ reports, rarely seen images, extensive recordings from NASA and interviews with those who were part of the one-of-a-kind mission.

Tuesday, July 9

Love Island
CBS, 8pm
New Series!
In this dating reality competition imported from the U.K., single Islanders come together in a stunning villa in Fiji ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and relationships. Every few days the Islanders must couple up, and those who fail to find a partner risk being sent off the island. Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events onscreen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner.

MLB All-Star Game
FOX, 8pm Live

The 90th MLB All-Star Game takes place at Cleveland’s Progressive Field as the best players from the AL take on the best from the NL. The AL has won the past six Midsummer Classics.

I Love You, Now Die
HBO, 8pm

Tonight premieres a two-part crime documentary that explores troubling questions of how we communicate in the digital age by diving into the ethical morass of the case of Michelle Carter, who was charged with coercing her boyfriend into suicide via text. Part 2 airs tomorrow.

Counting Cars: “Danny’s Detroit Special”
History, 8pm

In this special Car Week episode, Danny Koker restores a 1969 Shelby GT500 numbers-matching car from a rust bucket into an instant classic. The team visits the Detroit Autorama to check out the Ridler Award competition, where million-dollar cars are the norm. Danny also sells off two meaningful cars from his own personal collection.

Mars: Inside SpaceX
National Geographic, 8pm
Go inside SpaceX’s plan to get humanity to Mars. Get an unprecedented glimpse into one of the world’s most revolutionary companies as Elon Musk and his engineers persevere amid both setbacks and triumphs.

America’s Got Talent: “Auditions 6”
NBC, 8pm

The auditions conclude 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 final Golden Buzzer will send one lucky act directly to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to compete for America’s vote.

Farrah Fawcett Forever
A&E, 9pm

Celebrate the life of actress Farrah Fawcett 10 years after her tragic death in 2009. Fawcett is an American icon whose influence on pop culture has been underestimated. This special features new interviews with Alana Stewart, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne de Passe, Robert Duvall, Sherry Lansing and Cicely Tyson. The film includes never-before-seen family photographs and intimate film footage of her cancer battle.

The 100: “What You Take With You”
The CW, 9pm

Bellamy (Bob Morley) must venture into enemy territory with an unlikely companion. Meanwhile, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) is forced to confront her past.

“Live PD” Presents: Top 10 Police Vehicles
History, 9pm

In this Car Week special, police officers from all around the country, including some of those seen on A&E’s hit reality series Live PD, take viewers under the hoods of the most revolutionary and high-tech cars on the force.

American Experience: Chasing the Moon: “Earthrise”
PBS, 9pm

In Episode 2, the nation mourns the death of President Kennedy, and President Johnson amplifies the space race by turning it into the nation’s greatest priority. This episode follows the Gemini program as it gives way to the Apollo missions, from the tragedy of Apollo 1 to the triumph of Apollo 8 — the first manned spacecraft to reach and orbit the moon.

Animal Kingdom: “Know Thy Enemy”
TNT, 9pm

On the good side of duplicitous Cody matriarch Smurf (Ellen Barkin): grandson J (Finn Cole), who admirably takes lead on a new crime job. On her bad side: crafty Angela (Emily Deschanel), ex-friend of Smurf’s late daughter, who finds out more than she should about what Smurf has been hiding.

Blood & Treasure: “The Shadow of Projekt Athena”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “The Shadow of Projekt Athena,” Danny (Matt Barr) and Lexi (Sofia Pernas) are in Montreal, where they suspect that the last of the Nazis who escaped with Cleopatra may still be alive and in hiding.

Pose: “Never Knew Love Like This Before”
FX, 10pm

This celebratory drama about trans and gay people of color in the early ’90s takes a devastating turn when a brutal attack rocks the ballroom community.

Bring the Funny
NBC, 10pm
New Series!
This new 10-episode competition features the best standups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts who compete for a $250,000 prize package and the opportunity to perform in the 2020 Just For Laughs Festival. Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and Kenan Thompson serve as judges, with Amanda Seales as host.

The Disappearance
WGN America, 10pm
New Series!

Brought over from Canada, this new six-part show examines the aftermath of a 10-year-old child’s disappearance from the time of his vanishing to the reverberations two years later for his mother, father and grandfather.

Wednesday, July 10

The Handmaid’s Tale

It’s the backstory fans of this dystopian drama have been waiting for! While June (Elisabeth Moss) and her fellow handmaids go all Mean Girls on one of their own, Aunt Lydia (Emmy winner Ann Dowd) reflects on her pre-Gilead past as a judgy teacher.

The 2019 ESPYS
ABC, 8pm Live

Tracy Morgan hosts the 2019 ESPYS sports awards at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Among the many honorees is NBA legend Bill Russell, who will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

MasterChef: “Joe Takes a Risk”
FOX, 8pm

The top 16 home cooks fight for immunity in an epic team challenge: After their captains learn how to make an authentic three-course Italian meal at Joe Bastianich’s Los Angeles restaurant, Osteria Mozza, they return to the MasterChef kitchen to teach their respective teams how to execute the same meal for Bastianich and fellow judges Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sánchez.

Battle of the 80s Supercars With David Hasselhoff
History, 8pm

This two-hour special is part of History’s annual Car Week and features Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff setting out to prove how his iconic ’80s KITT car inspired and revolutionized the car industry for years to come. The special culminates with a one-of-a-kind race with Hasselhoff and the KITT car, Dirk Benedict and The A-Team squad van, and Erik Estrada in the motorcycle from the police drama television series CHiPs, with the winner taking home major bragging rights.

Hubble’s Amazing Journey
National Geographic, 8pm

For more than 25 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the secrets of our solar system, told us about the creation of stars and planets, and shared the glory of supernovas and the formation of supermassive black holes. This updated version of a 2015 National Geographic special reveals some of Hubble’s latest observations: exoplanets, astrophysical jets and the Bubble Nebula.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “Life As We Know or Go It”
NBC, 8pm

Contestants play “Danger Word,” “Mount St. Ellen,” “See You Later Alligator” and “Aw Snap.” The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to “Know or Go,” and the person who wins that game advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize.

NOVA: “Back to the Moon”
PBS, 8pm

Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, new scientific discoveries fuel excitement for a return to the lunar surface. Follow scientists and engineers who are working to make life on the moon a reality.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Ninety-Six”
The CW, 9pm
After Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is struck with inspiration for her book, she immediately begins to write, but her next challenge is to get an agent. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) has been so focused on being the star, he begins to contemplate taking on a different role instead.

Mission Pluto and Beyond
National Geographic, 9pm

This National Geographic film uses unprecedented access to NASA’s New Horizons team to take viewers inside the daring mission of reaching the last great uncharted realm of our solar system — Pluto.

Songland: “”
NBC, 9pm stops by to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be the next hit song for the Black Eyed Peas. Three of the most successful and sought-after writer/producers in music — Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally — mentor the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit the Black Eyed Peas’ style. One song is chosen to be recorded by the group and released for a global audience.

American Experience: Chasing the Moon
PBS, 9pm
Miniseries Finale!

Tonight the PBS miniseries concludes as the American space program sets its sights (and its feet) on the moon.

FX, 10pm
Season Premiere!

It’s the summer of 1984 as Snowfall begins Season 3. Crack cocaine is spreading through South Central L.A., and budding drug kingpin Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) wants to corner the market. But the LAPD is waking up to the epidemic, and Sgt. Andre Wright (Marcus Henderson) has his sights set on Franklin’s crew.

Lone Star Justice: “Long Arm of the Law”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Season Finale!
This was a case that would consume not only the Tyler and Smith County authorities, but the U.S. Marshals and FBI. When two unrelated murders are traced to a violent pair of siblings, investigators are led on a wild goose chase, starting in Texas but then spanning across two countries.

Marrying Millions
Lifetime, 10pm
New Series!
Who doesn’t like dating a millionaire? Uber-rich boy courts less well-off girl and vice versa in this new reality series that follows six couples as they try to fit into each other’s alien worlds.

Mission Saturn: Inside the Rings
National Geographic, 10pm

This one-hour special gives viewers an incredible look at Saturn and the team of dreamers who are exploring the ringed planet. Follow the robotic spacecraft Cassini as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere and attempts to survive the elements as it descends into the planet. After a valiant three and a half hours, Cassini sends its final signal.

The InBetween: “Another Broken Morning”
NBC, 10pm

Cassie (Harriet Dyer) is drawn to a young mother who needs her help and encounters young Abigail (guest star Sarah Abbott) once again. Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) investigate a complicated murder that has international ramifications.

Yellowstone: “The Reek of Desperation”
Paramount Network, 10pm

The bickering billionaire Duttons, led by the ranch family’s patriarch, John (Kevin Costner), are facing an unexpected new threat. You’ll spot it as soon as Malcolm Beck (Neal McDonough), a ruthless casino mogul who’s partial to $5,000 Stetsons, swaggers into tonight’s episode. “Malcolm is a gangster in cowboy clothing,” says McDonough. “He lives by black-and-white rules. If those get broken, he takes care of it his way. He fears nothing.”

Florida Girls
Pop TV, 10pm
New Series!
A deliciously funny and quirky tale about four women sharing a mobile home in small-town Florida struggling to become responsible adults after a close friend moves away to pursue her dreams. Laura Chinn, a writer and producer of The Mick, uses her own life experiences to highlight self-growth and friendship.

Thursday, July 11

iZombie: “Night and the Zombie City”
The CW, 8pm

While investigating the murder of private eye Mick Chisel — who was stabbed in the head with an ice pick — Liv (Rose McIver) consumes Chisel’s brain in hopes of breaking down how this gruesome murder took place.

MasterChef: “Tag Team Tears & Tantrums”
FOX, 8pm

With two eliminations on the line, the tag-team challenge pressures the home cooks to create a platter of food — in 75 minutes — inspired by the MasterChef shows airing in the Philippine Islands, India, Italy, Mexico, Morocco and China.

Siren: “The Outpost”
Freeform, 8pm

“Mermaid mating season has begun,” the network says. That got our attention. While badass Ryn (Eline Powell) returns to the sea to try to save her kind from extinction, another mermaid could be in danger.

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
MTV, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The roommates may be back, but a lot has changed as the squad rallies around Mike, who’s facing prison time and planning a wedding. At the same time, Deena’s about to give birth, Jenni’s contemplating divorce, Ronnie’s fed up with all the jokes at his expense and Pauly can’t resist just one wedding prank.

The Outpost
The CW, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Having defeated Dred and retaken the Outpost, Talon (Jessica Green) and Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) prepare for war in Season 2 of the fantasy series. Talon delves deeper into demon summoning, while Gwynn recruits allies. The Prime Order trinity known as “The Three” reveal mysterious powers as they send spies, assassins and a devastating weapon to the Outpost.

Christmas Camp
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Hayley (Lily Anne Harrison) is an advertising executive on the hunt for a big promotion, but to get it, she must land a traditional toy company as a new account. To educate herself on Christmas traditions, she heads to Christmas Camp and discovers an unlikely spark with Jeff (Bobby Campo), the camp owner’s son.

Ax Men
History, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Paul Bunyan’s got nothing on these guys. In the reality show’s 10th season, industry giants Pihl Logging and Rygaard Logging take a swing at their toughest jobs yet, and greenhorn Frank Harkness dares to log in locations the ax-perienced won’t touch.

Hollywood Game Night
NBC, 9pm
New Episodes!

The game show hosted by Jane Lynch returns with a variety of familiar faces, including The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden and Marc Evan Jackson; World of Dance’s Derek Hough and Ne-Yo; This Is Us stars Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas and Susan Kelechi Watson; Superstore’s Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos; and more.

Dr. Pimple Popper
TLC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Everyone’s favorite dermatologist — Dr. Sandra Lee — is back for a third season to slay lipomas, cysts and life-altering skin ailments while giving patients the opportunity to live their lives free of embarrassment.

Our Wedding Story
UPtv, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Filmmakers Nick and Colin help engaged couples capture and tell their unique love stories, from how they first met to their journey down the aisle.

Crazy Beautiful Weddings
UPtv, 9:30pm
Season Premiere!
Wedding planner Lynzie Kent helps couples create unbelievable weddings that are personalized with unique elements from each couple’s love story.

Reef Break: “Buried Things”
ABC, 10pm

When the wreckage of a plane crash is discovered in the jungle, it sparks the search for its passenger and a race to find Petra (Tamala Shelton) before it’s too late.

Elementary: “Miss Understood”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Miss Understood,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) search for an ulterior motive when Cassie Lenue (guest star Ally Ioannides), a brilliant young criminal they helped put in prison, seeks their help in solving a murder.

The Dead Files
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case helping frightened property owners suffering from unexplained and dangerous paranormal activity. From their unique viewpoints, DiSchiavi and Allan work to uncover the truth behind their clients’ startling claims — and ultimately decide if it’s safe for them to stay.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Ovation, 11pm

If you loved seeing the late globe-trotter/chef trash-talk aggressive scavenging monkeys, you can revisit his wild Thailand trip tonight. Ovation is re-airing the popular travel series Thursdays starting at 10pm.

Friday, July 12

Morning Show Outdoor Concerts
Various Networks, beginning at 6am

That great summertime tradition of morning shows hosting outdoor concerts continues. Here’s a roundup of what to expect this morning: Maggie Rogers on Today (7am, NBC), the Struts on Good Morning America (7am, ABC) and Runaway June on Fox & Friends (6am, Fox News).

Tennis: Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Semifinals
ESPN, 8am Live

The remaining four men compete in the semifinals today at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club with the hope of advancing to Sunday’s final match.

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout
Nickelodeon, 7pm

In this one-hour special — a mix of animation and live action — that celebrates the 20th anniversary of TV’s favorite “absorbent and yellow and porous” merrymaker, SpongeBob and Patrick journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. David Hasselhoff, who played himself in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, also appears and runs into trouble in an ocean kayak and on the beach.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Alsco 300
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric and other top stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete at Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300.

The Wrong Boy Next Door
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Original Film!
After troubled teen Katie (Calli Taylor) is sentenced to house arrest, she falls for John (Travis Burns), her attractive new neighbor. While their affair seems harmless at first, Katie becomes increasingly convinced there’s more than meets the eye with John.

1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year, Part 2
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Enjoy the 1939 classics Dark Victory, starring Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart, and the Oscar-winning Gone With the Wind, the legendary Civil War epic headlined by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

Showtime, 9pm
New Series!

This four-part docuseries, which focuses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making, is a collaboration between award-winning director/documentarian Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), iconic music producer Rick Rubin and director Jeff Malmberg.

Jett: “Bennie”
Cinemax, 10pm

In the mood for a stylish summer noir series with a feminine touch? World-class thief Jett (Carla Gugino) agrees to steal a classic car for an associate of ruthless Russian gangster Bestic (Greg Bryk). Meanwhile, mob henchman Bennie (Christopher Backus) is forced to help clean up a gruesome mess.

Bill Burr Presents Ian Edwards: Ideas Not Worth Spreading
Comedy Central, 12am (late night)

In his first standup show for Comedy Central, Ian Edwards performs at the Beverly O’Neill Theater in Long Beach, Calif.

Saturday, July 13

Tennis: Wimbledon: Ladies’ Singles Final
ESPN, 9am Live

The Wimbledon ladies’ singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club airs live on ESPN.

Vampires & Demons & Witches, Oh My! Movie Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 11am

Today and tomorrow, enjoy a marathon of films about mythical creatures of all kinds, including Underworld, the three Blade movies, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and plenty more. Check the listings section for more details.

Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The Chicago White Sox are in Oakland to face the A’s on FS1. Then on FOX, viewers will see either the L.A. Dodgers at the Boston Red Sox, the San Francisco Giants at the Milwaukee Brewers or the Washington Nationals at the Philadelphia Phillies.

Injustice With Nancy Grace
Oxygen, 6pm
New Series!
The 1979 murder of her fiancé when she was in college drove outspoken, dogged Nancy Grace to become a prosecutor — and she says she misses her days in the Atlanta DA’s office. “I knew, whether I got a guilty or a not guilty, that at the end of the day, I did something right,” she says. With her new Oxygen series, the former host at Court TV and CNN sister network HLN returns to true-crime TV, taking what she calls “a hard look” at cases gone wrong.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Quaker State 400
NBCSN, 7:30pm Live

The 1.5-mile tri-oval at Kentucky Speedway is the site of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 as top drivers Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and others race for points and playoff spots.

Million Dollar Mile: “Let the Race Speak for Itself”
CBS, 8pm

A contortionist twists up the competition in her attempt to outrun a globally ranked Spartan racer in the new episode “Let the Race Speak for Itself.”

BBQ Pitmasters: “Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off”
Cooking Channel, 8pm

The pressure’s on as the teams come together to compete in one of the most difficult cookoffs of the year — the Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off. Everyone must deal with the added pressure of presenting their food for face-to-face judging as they compete for a share of $17,000.

Planet Earth: The Hunt: “Best of the Hunt
BBC America, 9pm

Predator and prey lock horns (and match wits) in this roundup of the best moments from 2016’s BBC America docuseries The Hunt. Creatures make use of their environments to find — or avoid becoming — food. A tiger silently stalks a stag on the crunchy forest floor, using storm sounds as further cover; a chameleon blends into a rainforest, relying on a tongue longer than its body to catch wary bugs. Leopards may fail in six out of seven hunt attempts, but this stunner is a success!

Ghost Adventures: “Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital”
Travel Channel, 9pm

The University Inn and Resort in Gooding, Idaho, bills itself as “A Fun Place to Stay.” Which is true, if you think fun includes whispering voices and apparitions of children. Tonight, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin and their team of spook-seekers canvass the haunted hotel, which was a tuberculosis hospital in the 1940s. Let’s hope they’re more successful than the paranormal investigators who found a mysterious shape in the basement more than a decade ago.