All Times Eastern.
Thursday, July 11
Dr. Pimple Popper
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.
— Dr Pimple Popper (@SandraLeeMD) July 9, 2019
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”
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”
“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
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 CW, 9pm
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.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
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.
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
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.
Our Wedding Story
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
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”
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”
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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”
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.
Sunday, July 14
Tennis: Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Singles Final
ESPN, 9am Live
The remaining two men compete for the Wimbledon singles championship in this match at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club live on ESPN.
Food Network, 1pm
Here’s the beef! Courtney Rada hosts a meat lover’s tour of the U.S.
BBC America, 8pm
Featuring new hosts Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, along with returning host Chris Harris, the season premiere episode sees the trio in Ethiopia reliving their first car experiences.
The Real Housewives of Potomac: “Showdown at the Hoedown”
Robyn confronts Gizelle about throwing her under the bus with Ashley. Meanwhile, Candiace and Chris have a fight of epic proportions. Katie hosts the ladies at a Potomac hoedown, but breaking news about Michael overshadows the event and one housewife is left feeling vindicated.
Burden of Truth: “Never Face the Hangman”
The CW, 8pm
On the eve of the murder trial, Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) reaches out to an old client when she discovers a new piece of evidence that will lead her to the identity of the real killer. Billy (Peter Mooney) attempts to get help for Shane (Andrew Chown), but is forced to make an agonizing choice.
UFOs: Dangerous Encounters Exposed
This special uses dramatic reenactments and expert interviews to explore real UFO case files of dangerous close calls between everyday people and otherworldly visitors.
Apollo’s Moon Shot
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Astronauts overcome adversity in “Brink of Disaster,” Episode 5 of a six-parter that examines Apollo lunar missions using artifacts from the Smithsonian’s revered National Air and Space Museum. For the nail-biting account of an explosion on Apollo 13, see the lithium hydroxide canister that astronauts MacGyver’d out of duct tape, plastic bags and other junk to keep CO2 levels safe.
The second season of the dramedy based on Stephanie Danler’s novel begins with Tess (Ella Purnell) realizing there’s more to surviving at the restaurant than just getting the job — she’ll have to play the game, as well. Investing in her new life means more than knowing the difference between wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Southern Charm New Orleans: “Birthdays and Breaking Down”
Justin goes under the knife with nurse Kelsey at his side, and Barry is pressured to have the “talk” with his son. Reagan and Reece are racing to the altar, forcing Jeff to face his demons. Tamica throws Sonny (and herself) a surprise birthday party, but her real surprise is a face full of frosting.
Instinct: “Finders Keepers”
Emotions run high in the new episode “Finders Keepers” as Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate the case of a 9-year-old boy who goes missing on the eve of a judge’s decision in a bitter custody battle.
The Movies: “The Nineties”
This episode explores movie stars of the ’90s like Julia Roberts and Will Smith, and beloved films from the era such as Jurassic Park, Titanic and Pulp Fiction.
Sidney is swept up in the civil rights movement when Rev. Todd and his daughter arrive — and a murder sees racial tensions spike. Sidney struggles to remember a victim’s final words, while Geordie investigates a slum connected to a deadly web of vice.
What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage: “Assistant”
Fred Savage’s commitment to The Flare has him spread too thin and leads him to wanting to hire an assistant. The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong and actor Fred Willard stop by the show.
The Good Fight: “Not So Grand Jury”
Season 1 of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight continues on CBS tonight with the episode “Not So Grand Jury.” Mike Kresteva (recurring guest star Matthew Perry) takes his case against Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad to a grand jury, but the firm devises a grand jury strategy of their own to hamper his efforts.
Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes
This one-hour special celebrates NASA and mankind’s most audacious achievement. Fifty years after the historic feat, new material has come to light, including rare photos, film locked away for decades and never-before-broadcast audio that takes viewers inside the minds of the astronauts, revealing their hidden doubts and fears as they stood on the brink of making history.
Monday, July 15
When Sharks Attack
National Geographic, 8pm
Nat Geo’s annual Sharkfest (its version of Shark Week) goes all in with a program that investigates attacks around the globe. Two episodes air nightly through Friday. The titling of this evening’s “Honeymoon Hell” and “Fear on Fire Island” hours is solid, but bravo on July 19’s “Jersey Gore.”
American Ninja Warrior
The City Finals kick off in L.A., where competitors like Flip Rodriguez face new obstacles, including one called Leaps of Faith. And in a new twist, the two fastest finishers on the course get the chance to win a “safety pass,” granting them a do-over at the National Finals should they fall on Stage 1 or 2.
The Code: “Don and Doff”
In the new episode “Don and Doff,” Abe (Luke Mitchell) and Harper’s (Phillipa Soo) investigation into a Marine’s accidental overdose takes a turn when they can’t find any fingerprints on the pill bottle, leading them to believe he was murdered.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate: “In the Last Place You’d Expect”
Cooking Channel, 9pm
Alex Guarnaschelli ends the debate over where to find the best bagel — it’s in North Yarmouth, Maine! Jeff Mauro finds a game-changing falafel in the back of a jewelry store, and Geoffrey Zakarian unearths hidden Mexican treasure in Buffalo, N.Y.
Worst Bakers in America
Food Network, 9pm
Eight of the worst bakers in the country have been drafted into an intense baking boot camp. Expert chefs Lorraine Pascale and Jason Smith have just five weeks to mentor these hopeless recruits while putting them through a series of fast-paced baking challenges. In the end, one recruit will win the grand prize of $25,000.
So You Think You Can Dance: “Academy Part 1”
The best dancers from around the country, who have already impressed judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Laurieann Gibson and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval in the audition round, descend upon the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the start of the callback rounds.
Grand Hotel: “You’ve Got Blackmail”
Javi (Bryan Craig) finally reveals his big secret to the family, and Alicia (Denyse Tontz) and Danny’s (Lincoln Younes) hidden relationship becomes more complicated as new rules are enforced. Meanwhile, a past lover of Sky (Arielle Kebbel) is revealed, adding another suspect to her disappearance.
Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction
CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla heads inside e-cigarette leader Juul Labs to investigate whether the multibillion-dollar industry is a blessing for adults trying to kick a smoking habit or a curse for teens being lured into a nicotine addiction. Debate away.
Pawn Stars: “From Pawn, With Love”
Rick Dale steps in to help Corey and Chumlee vie for a shot at love by restoring an antique game from the 1900s. Then, Rick sets his sights on a never-before-seen map from the Battle of Gettysburg. Later, Corey and Chum get emotional with a set of vintage stuffed animals. Let’s see who will win this Care Bear stare-down.
POV: “Bisbee ’17”
Community members in Bisbee, Ariz., commemorate the story of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die.
Tuesday, July 16
The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight With Robin Roberts
This one-hour special will explore the enduring universal appeal of The Lion King franchise and feature interviews with members of the new film’s all-star cast, including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Also paying tribute to the iconic Disney story and its 25-year legacy are original voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons, as well as Elton John, who contributed to both films.
The CW, 8pm
This new sci-fi action series is set in the year 2199 and centers on a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy, where she and her friends learn to defend the galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth and find out whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction.
Behind Closed Doors
The unsolved 2008 double murder of a 13-year-old and her family’s male household servant in Noida, India, is that country’s equivalent of the JonBenét Ramsey mystery. This two-part doc, concluding Wednesday at the same time, follows the investigation’s twists and turns.
America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 1”
Country music superstar Brad Paisley joins the panel as a guest judge and gets to send an act directly to the live shows with a Golden Buzzer. Contestants have one last chance to impress the judges before America votes in the live rounds.
Moon Movies Marathon
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Blast off with a marathon of movies featuring our favorite celestial body — the moon. Titles include Destination Moon (1950), For All Mankind (1989), Countdown (1968), From the Earth to the Moon (1958), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Georges Méliès’ 1902 seminal black-and-white classic A Trip to the Moon.
JFK Jr: The Final Year
This two-hour documentary special, airing on the 20th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death, reframes the last year of his life in an entirely new way. The compelling documentary shines a light on 1999 as he struggled to save his marriage, tried to rescue his political magazine, George, and coped with the fatal illness of his closest friend and cousin, Anthony Radziwill. Viewers are given a behind-the-scenes look at memorable moments in JFK Jr.’s life.
Blood & Treasure: “The Wages of Vengeance”
In the new episode “The Wages of Vengeance,” Danny (Matt Barr) and Lexi (Sofia Pernas) enlist Hardwick (James Callis) to tap into his underworld contacts in hopes of cornering Farouk (Oded Fehr) before he disappears again.
The 100: “Matryoshka”
The CW, 9pm
Russell (guest star JR Bourne) seeks justice. Meanwhile, Gabriel (guest star Ian Pala) must make a difficult choice. Lastly, the Blake siblings reunite.
Animal Kingdom: “Ambo”
The Codys head out for a big job, even though Smurf (Ellen Barkin) is nowhere to be found. All eyes are on J (Finn Cole) as he assumes a leadership position in a risky heist.
Man on the Moon: A CBS News Special
This hourlong CBS News special looks back on the historic Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”
Drunk History: “Whistleblowers”
Comedy Central, 10pm
Among the tipsily narrated tales: how “Martha the Mouth” (SNL alum Vanessa Bayer), wife of Nixon crony John Mitchell (Veep’s Tony Hale), leaked the Watergate scandal to the press before Deep Throat.
’Til Death Do Us Part: “Three Pops and a Pause”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
When Ashlee and Emmett meet at Utah State University, it’s love at first sight. Within six months, they marry in the Mormon Temple, sealing their partnership for time and all eternity. Six years later, five young kids and a growing business are putting their relationship under pressure. Then, things come to a head in a violent encounter that blows their seemingly perfect marriage apart in an instant.
Bring the Funny: “The Open Mic 2”
The Open Mic round continues with host Amanda Seales and judges Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy. In the second night of this round, sketch, variety and standup comedy acts give their all to impress the judges and make it to the next stage of the competition in hopes of winning the $250,000 grand prize and becoming the first ever winner of Bring the Funny.
NOVA: “Apollo’s Daring Mission”
This episode of NOVA originally aired in December 2018. In it, Apollo 8’s astronauts and engineers recount the first manned mission to the moon.
The Detour: “The Year”
Tonight’s episode is all about catching up, as sister and brother — Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll) — reunite and have plenty to talk about.
Wednesday, July 17
MasterChef: “Gerron’s Wedding”
The top 14 home cooks fight for immunity in a team challenge where they scramble to prepare 45 meals in only 90 minutes for a wedding held in the MasterChef kitchen. The groom is MasterChef Season 9 champion Gerron Hurt, and the teams hope to impress him, his bride and their guests — as well as judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Aarón Sánchez — and avoid elimination.
Ellen’s Game of Games: “Beauty and the Boots”
Contestants will play Stink Tank, Scary Go Round, Knockin’ Boots and Taste Buds. The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to Know or Go, and the winner of that game advances to Hot Hands for a chance to win a cash prize.
Southern Charm: “Rocky Mountain High Part One”
As Charleston deals with the fallout from Ashley’s “apology tour” at Eliza’s luncheon, Kathryn confronts Whitney about their summer romance rumor. Cameran reveals to Shep that she’s invited Madison to her birthday ski trip in Colorado, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, the trip gets off to a rocky start as a frustrated Craig unleashes his pent-up fury on the gang.
Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Ninety-Seven”
The CW, 9pm
When Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) editor pitches her a dark twist for her book, Jane begins to wonder if the same thing might have actually happened to her. To avoid thinking about her career change, Xo (Andrea Navedo) instead focuses on trying to smooth things over between Jane and Alba (Ivonne Coll).
Songland: “Kelsea Ballerini”
Grammy-nominated country singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini stops by to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song. 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 Ballerini’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by Ballerini and released for a global audience.
8 Days: To the Moon and Back
This docudrama blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with actor reenactments, NASA archival footage and CGI to re-create the first moon landing.
USA Network, 9pm
The ninth and final season finds the firm facing changes again after Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) took the fall with the bar association to save Harvey (Gabriel Macht). After his sacrifice, Samantha (Katherine Heigl) is left reeling from the loss of her mentor. Harvey, meanwhile, realizes he doesn’t want to lose the most important person to him: Donna (Sarah Rafferty). The two balance their relationship with work and fight to salvage the firm’s tarnished reputation alongside Louis (Rick Hoffman), Alex (Dulé Hill), Katrina (Amanda Schull) and Samantha.
The InBetween: “The Length of a River”
When a serial killer strikes again, Cassie (Harriet Dyer) allows her visions to lead Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) toward the killer, leading to an unexpected twist in the investigation. Cassie also helps an old friend search for peace after the death of a loved one.
USA Network, 10pm
This spinoff of Suits finds Gina Torres reprising her role as Jessica Pearson, the former powerhouse New York City lawyer who has been recently disbarred and is now trying to adjust to the down-and-dirty world of Chicago politics. Newly appointed as Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) right-hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world. With her compulsion to win, she is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing — two things very much at odds.
Hip-hop star Danny Brown welcomes viewers to his weekly slumber party/talk show that can be described as part Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, part Wayne’s World and part Pee-wee’s Playhouse. In each episode, celebrity guests including rappers, comedians and athletes join Danny to chat about random topics ranging from UFOs, ghosts and AI to high school, dreams, music, fighting and style.
Golf: The British Open: First Round
Golf Channel, 1:30am Live (late night)
The 148th Open Championship is at Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the year’s final major. Italy’s Francesco Molinari won the Claret Jug in 2018. Golf Channel and NBC combine to air the tournament through Sunday.
BBC America, 2am (late-night)
“The Waters of Mars” special first aired 10 years ago, and it still haunts us. In 2059, the Doctor (David Tennant) helps a pioneering crew he knows is destined to die on the Red Planet determine what’s terrorizing their base. The finest installment in a marathon of out-of-this-world Who that continues Thursday.
Thursday, July 18
A Boyfriend for Christmas
Hallmark Channel, 6am
Hallmark’s “Christmas Keepsake” moviethon is making every day merry and bright through July 28. This morning, celebrate the 15th anniversary of this surprisingly sweet holiday gem starring The Practice’s Kelli Williams as a social worker who thinks her pal gifted her a fake beau (Days of Our Lives’ Patrick Muldoon) to help her survive her prying family. ’Twas Santa.
iZombie: “Killer Queen”
The CW, 8pm
Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate the death of an old-school drag queen, which leads Liv to eat and shift into the queen’s brain. Meanwhile, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) reaches out to Major (Robert Buckley) with an interesting request.
MasterChef: “Backyard BBQ”
The members of the losing team from Gerron’s wedding challenge face elimination and have 60 minutes to present their best beef dish to the judges. But halfway through the beefy battle, the judges spring a tricky challenge on the home cooks.
The Real Housewives of New York City: “Reunion Part 2”
In Part 2 of the Season 11 reunion, the women confront Ramona for her lies and insults. Dorinda, Bethenny and Sonja challenge Tinsley to tell the truth about her relationship and living situation this season. Luann is put in the hot seat as Andy and the ladies discuss her most recent sobriety slip and probation violation.
The Outpost: “This Is One Strange Town”
The CW, 9pm
Talon (Jessica Green) tries to outmaneuver her new rival while Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) struggles to maintain control of the Outpost. A Baron named Tobin (guest star Aaron Fontaine) marches in and makes an outrageous proposal. The Mistress (guest star Robyn Malcolm) bitterly reunites with a close relative.
Christina on the Coast
The house hunt begins after Christina and Ant decide to move in together. Christina wants something inland with a Cape Cod feel, while Ant prefers a modern space on the waterfront. The clock is ticking as they rush to renovate and move into their dream home before hosting a secret wedding.
Reef Break: “Welcome to the Jungle”
When a man from Cat’s (Poppy Montgomery) past becomes instrumental in helping the governor, Cat and Ana Dumont (Melissa Bonne) find themselves in a dangerous situation.
Elementary: “On the Scent”
The sleuthing show’s 150th episode finds Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) connecting a sculptor’s murder to a long-dormant serial killer. Closer to home, Joan begins to suspect that Sherlock’s lying about the NSA investigating Odin Reichenbach (James Frain), the tech guru ordering executions of those he determines will commit heinous crimes. She’s right. He’s doing it to protect her.
Major League Soccer: Orlando City SC at Portland
ESPN, 10pm Live
Orlando City SC are in the Pacific Northwest for a Thursday night MLS matchup against the Portland Timbers.
As they approach the one-month mark, the participants’ survival is threatened by new factors. One contestant is forced to defend against a huge predator. Another risks losing shelter in a horrible accident. And another struggles with the most challenging element of them all: being totally alone.
The Dead Files: “Demon Seed”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Gatesville, Texas, where a couple is being tormented by demonic entities hellbent on destroying their home and their grandchildren.
Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta: “Power, Influence and Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def”
WE tv, 10pm
For the first time ever, music mogul Jermaine Dupri uncovers the riveting journey of So So Def. Exclusive interviews include Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, Bow Wow, T-Boz, will.i.am and Nelly.
Friday, July 19
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
The famous guests taking a drive with Jerry Seinfeld in Season 11 include Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx and many more.
In Season 4, the Fab Five returns to Kansas City with a new roster of eight heroes.
The hit international drama (known as La Casa de Papel in Spanish-speaking countries) returns for Season 3. In the series, a mysterious criminal mastermind known as El Profesor originally recruited eight thieves for an epic heist. Look for El Profesor to develop new heists for his team in the upcoming season.
All or Nothing: The Carolina Panthers
Season 4 follows the 2018-19 Carolina Panthers as they strive to become the NFL champions. Jon Hamm returns as narrator of the Emmy-winning sports documentary series that takes viewers behind the scenes — including inside the locker room and on the sidelines — for an unprecedented look at the Panthers’ complete season.
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: Kacey Musgraves on Today (7am, NBC), Blink-182 on Good Morning America (7am, ABC) and Phil Vassar on Fox & Friends (6am, Fox News).
The Wrong Mommy
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
After receiving a work promotion, Melanie (Jessica Morris) hires Phoebe (Ashlynn Yennie) as her personal assistant, but Phoebe has an ulterior motive for taking the job and a twisted plan for revenge involving Melanie’s mother, Carol (Dee Wallace). Vivica A. Fox and Eric Roberts also appear.
1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year, Part 3
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Tonight’s lineup of 1939 classics includes Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Robert Donat and Greer Garson in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother.
Wonders of the Moon
BBC America, 10pm
Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights — blood moons, super moons and total eclipses — from across the globe in this special that uses footage from low-light cameras to reveal the moon in its natural light.
William Shatner hosts and executive produces this new series that explores the facts behind the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries. In the series premiere “Evil Places,” Shatner and his team of scientists, historians, engineers and researchers examine strange phenomena in Japan’s Suicide Forest, a haunted amusement park, a cursed and ancient city in Honduras, and a slope in the Ural Mountains of western Russia that is the site of several mysterious deaths.
The fifth and final season begins with “Run, Yala, Run.” Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) realizes The Lady has put Westerley under a collective delusion. In a world without memory, nothing is what it seems.
Saturday, July 20
Soccer: International Champions Cup
ESPN & ESPN2, beginning at 7:30am Live
The summer’s biggest soccer club competition continues with Inter Milan vs. Manchester United in Singapore (ESPN2), Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Benfica in Santa Clara, Calif., (ESPN) and Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich in Houston (ESPN2).
From the Earth to the Moon
You will get sucked into the marathon of this Emmy-winning 12-part 1998 miniseries chronicling the full Apollo program. And not just because it’s a who’s who with Bryan Cranston (Buzz Aldrin), Tony Goldwyn (Neil Armstrong) and Mark Harmon (Wally Schirra) among the stars.
Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
An MLB Saturday doubleheader on FS1 has the N.Y. Mets at the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals at the Atlanta Braves.
Frankie Drake Mysteries
The 1920s Toronto private detective of the title (Lauren Lee Smith) puts the season’s final puzzle pieces together in back-to-back episodes: the first involving a Russian princess; the second, a British spy.
NTT IndyCar Series: Iowa 300
NBCSN, 7pm Live
NTT IndyCar stars take to Iowa Speedway for the Iowa 300 in primetime on NBCSN.
Million Dollar Mile: “I Think He Looks Like a Snack”
Former Harvard football player Zak Aossey takes on Harvard medical student and track star Rebecca “The Harvard Hammer” Hammond in the new episode “I Think He Looks Like a Snack.”
Apollo: The Forgotten Films
Discovery Channel, 8pm
This two-hour documentary employs never-before-seen footage to pay tribute to the engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to land the first humans on the moon.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this 2018 biopic.
The Madam of Purity Falls
A teen (Riverdale’s Trevor Stines) thinks he’s joining his neighbor’s (Olivia d’Abo) landscaping business. It’s an escort service.
BBC America, 9pm
This special presents high-quality NASA footage and extensive news broadcasts from every corner of the globe to re-create the excitement and elation as 650 million people tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong’s remarkable first steps on the moon.
Relive the 1969 moon landing just in time for its 50th anniversary, with restored footage depicting the entire event — from the hardworking team at NASA to the hundreds of people lined up and waiting for launch to the actual landing itself.