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Thursday, July 25: Katee Sackhoff Stars in Netflix Sci-Fi Thrill Ride ‘Another Life’

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Thursday, July 25

Another Life
New Series!

Former Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff is back in the sci-fi genre with this series, playing an astronaut who leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact.

MasterChef: “Someone’s Toast”
FOX, 8pm

The home cooks face a mystery box challenge where they must use their secret ingredient to create two unique dishes: one savory and one sweet.

TCM Memorial Tribute: Albert Finney
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Turner Classic Movies remembers legendary, Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney, who passed away in February at the age of 82, with a marathon of some of his memorable films. The evening begins with Annie (1982), followed by Tom Jones (1963), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), The Dresser (1983) and Night Must Fall (1964).

The Real Housewives of New York City: “Reunion Part 3”
Bravo, 9pm

The women finish raking Luann over the coals about her sobriety, then look back on some of the highlights from their trips out of the city. Barbara joins the ladies to discuss her scandalous comment about Luann’s singing and her ups and downs with the group. The ladies relive some of their most outrageous moments this season, and Sonja is in the spotlight for her drinking.

The Outpost: “Not in This Kingdom”
The CW, 9pm

Rebb (guest star Lilli Hollunder) goes behind Talon’s (Jessica Green) back to offer Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) a powerful army. Tobin (guest star Aaron Fontaine) courts Gwynn, but his roguish behavior gets in the way. Naya (guest star Amita Suman) is tasked with reshaping Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia) so Talon will see him in a new light.

Hollywood Game Night: “Nothing Faisons This Super Game Night”
NBC, 9pm

Host Jane Lynch introduces her new game, Jane’s Pool Jamz, to celebrity guests Donald Faison, David Arquette, Rob Riggle, Colton Dunn, Lauren Ash and Ben Feldman. Two contestants go head-to-head with their favorite celebrities for a $25,000 grand prize in funny games that include Dance in Your Pants, Who Are You Wearing and Take the Hint.

Alone: “Night Raider”
History, 10pm

The remaining survivalists battle with predators, protecting their precious food stores. Some have their traps raided, forcing them to rethink their strategy, while another defends his turf by confronting the Arctic’s most ferocious beast. Meanwhile, another participant’s hunt goes awry when their prey fights back.

The Dead Files: “The Watchers”
Travel Channel, 10pm

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Blue Springs, Mo., where a mother fears for the safety of her children as unseen forces torment them on a daily basis.

Friday, July 26

The Boys
Amazon Prime Video
New Series!

In this bitingly dark comedy, the world’s greatest superheroes are members of a group known as The Seven. They aren’t perpetually stoic and morally infallible; in fact, they can often be jerks. But a ragtag group has assembled to reveal their dirty secrets and expose the multibillion-dollar corporation that supports them, in this new show based on Garth Ennis’ subversive comic book series.

My First First Love
Season Premiere!

Tae-o and his friends navigate the twists and turns of friendship and love as they face new challenges in their relationships with one another.

Orange Is the New Black
Season Premiere!

In the seventh and final season, the women of Litchfield come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them forever. Piper (Taylor Schilling) struggles with life on the outside, while Taystee’s (Danielle Brooks) friendship with Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms.

Sugar Rush
Season Premiere!

The sweet competition series returns as more teams race against the clock — and each other — to bake up the best-tasting sweets.

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: Andy Grammer on Today (7am, NBC), Lady Antebellum on Good Morning America (7am, ABC) and Skillet on Fox & Friends (6am, Fox News).

Andi Mack
Disney Channel, 8pm
Series Finale!

Tonight, the groundbreaking series for kids, tweens and their families comes to an end after three seasons.

The Wrong Tutor
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Original Film!

When star high school athlete Eric (Nate Wyatt) needs help with his schoolwork, Emily (Ivy Matheson) convinces his mother Carol (Vivica A. Fox) that she is the perfect tutor for Eric. But Ivy has a conniving plan up her sleeve that has nothing to do with homework. Jackée Harry also stars.

1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year, Part 4
TCM, beginning at 8pm

TCM’s celebration of 1939 film classics ends tonight with The Women, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell; Wuthering Heights, with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier; and Love Affair, led by Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.

The UnXplained: “Mysterious Structures”
History, 10pm

In this episode, William Shatner’s team visits curious structures including the carved churches at Lalibela, the Great Pyramid at Giza, and the mysterious stone spheres of Costa Rica. They also visit Coral Castle and Loretto Chapel to determine if their builders have unlocked ancient mysteries in their masterpieces.

Killjoys: “Blame It on the Rain”
Syfy, 10pm

Awake from the memory matrix, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) is determined to wake her friends and stop The Lady before it’s too late.

Saturday, July 27

WNBA All-Star Game
ABC, 3:30pm Live

The WNBA’s best players compete in the All-Star Game showcase at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live

The N.Y. Yankees visit Boston’s Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox, and the Houston Astros are at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to clash with the Cardinals on FS1.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: U.S. Cellular 250
NBCSN, 5pm Live

Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Austin Cindric and other top stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete at Iowa Speedway for the U.S. Cellular 250.

Uncovered: The McMartin Family Trials
Oxygen, 7pm

In 1983, the small South Bay community of Manhattan Beach was rocked to its core after a child from the prestigious McMartin Preschool accused a teacher of molestation. What started out as one allegation soon became a media frenzy, with no shortage of children coming forward to corroborate the story and add to the accusations. This two-hour special looks at the resulting trial, lasting seven years and costing more than any other trial in history.

Million Dollar Mile: “I’m Going All the Way Tonight”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “I’m Going All the Way Tonight,” a Pilates instructor sets out to prove she can stand up to a Spartan Race world champion, and a parkour expert tries to outrun a professional triathlete.

V.C. Andrews’ Heaven
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Lifetime presents the first of five weekly films based on V.C. Andrews’ Casteel family book series. Heaven introduces the downtrodden family — including ambitious eldest daughter, Heaven Leigh Casteel (Annalise Basso) — who lives in the poverty-stricken foothills of West Virginia. When Heaven’s father sells her and her four siblings to different families, and she is sent to live in the home of her father’s ex-lover Kitty (Julie Benz) and Kitty’s husband (Chris McNally), Heaven fights to reunite her siblings and redeem her family name.

Henry Danger: The Musical
Nickelodeon, 8pm

In this 60-minute special, Frankini (guest star Frankie Grande) puts a musical curse over Swellview, and Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) try to find a way to save everyone. But when Captain Man cracks under the pressure, it’s up to Kid Danger to remind him how to be a hero again.

Wild City: Singapore
BBC America, 9pm
New Series!

Acclaimed natural history filmmaker David Attenborough examines the wildlife of Singapore, showing the diversity of the urban and hidden environments of animals living in the city-state.

HBO, 10pm
Original Film!

Rhianne Barreto stars as 16-year-old Mandy, who discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember and must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. This feature-length drama is based on Pippa Bianco’s Cannes Film Festival award-winning short of the same name, and also stars Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone and Danny Mastrogiorgio.

Sunday, July 28

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Gander RV 400
NBCSN, 3pm Live

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and other top Monster Energy Cup drivers head to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., for the Gander RV 400.

NTT IndyCar Series: Honda Indy 200
NBC, 4pm Live
The NTT IndyCar series visits Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington for the Honda Indy 200 on NBC.

Shark Week 2019
Discovery Channel, 7pm

Discovery’s long-running summertime favorite returns with more new programming devoted to those fascinating and fierce fish — sharks! Specials include one hosted by actor/comedian Rob Riggle, an Expedition Unknown special that goes in search of the prehistoric shark Megalodon, a new installment of the popular Air Jaws franchise and many more.

The Real Housewives of Potomac: “Good Will Haunting”
Bravo, 8pm

With the help of singer Macy Gray, Karen and her daughter Rayvin record a tribute to her parents. Robyn plans a haunted house party for Juan’s birthday, where an unexpected guest makes a surprise appearance. The charges against Michael are dropped, but Katie reveals new information about Michael, leaving more unanswered questions regarding the Darbys’ marriage.

Amazing Dogs
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
New Series!

Spend the dog days of summer with wild and domestic canines in this three-parter hosted by biologist Patrick Aryee. Tonight: working dogs (these pooches don’t mooch!), like the Mongolian Bankhar, which protects livestock; Inuit sled dogs; and fisherman’s friend the Newfoundland.

Instinct: “Ancient History”
CBS, 9pm

In the new episode “Ancient History,” Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate the case of a prominent divorce lawyer who is found murdered in a bizarre ritual.

The Movies: “The Seventies”
CNN, 9pm

This episode looks at how 1970s movies like The Godfather, The Exorcist and Jaws helped push the medium of filmmaking forward.

Shark Trip: Eat. Prey. Chum.
Discovery Channel, 9pm

They really do need a bigger boat for this star-studded first night of Shark Week. Girls Trip producer Will Packer and comedian Rob Riggle, who teamed last year on the special Shaq Does Shark Week, invite some of their famous funny friends to the Bahamas for more shark encounters. Along for the swim: Damon Wayans Jr., Adam Devine, Joel McHale, Packer, Riggle and Anthony Anderson.

EPIX, 9pm
New Series!

From Gotham’s Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon comes a new 10-episode origin story set in the Caped Crusader’s universe. Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London.

The Great Food Truck Race
Food Network, 9pm
Season Finale!
This season comes to a close as one food truck team walks away with the $50,000 prize.

PBS, 9pm

When a child from an isolated farming family is accused of murder, Will is the only one able to reach him, and it brings out unexpected sides of the young vicar, shocking Geordie.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of …
REELZ Channel, 9pm
New Episodes!

This docuseries continues to explore the truth behind the controversial and mysterious deaths of celebrities and people whose untimely passings were often surrounded by shock, scandal and intense media attention. New episodes begin with tonight’s focus on the life and last hours of Monkees lead singer Davy Jones. Ensuing episodes will look at Dick Clark and Andy Gibb, among others.

What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage: “Parents”
FOX, 9:30pm

Tiffany Haddish stops by The Flare aftershow. Meanwhile, Fred’s new studio neighbor is so noisy that Fred has to bring in a studio executive to mediate.

To Tell the Truth
ABC, 10pm

Norman Lear, Bob Saget, Joel McHale and Rita Moreno make up the celebrity panel that is presented with a variety of participants with interesting stories, from an air guitar champion to a world-renowned photographer and a prize-winning burlesque dancer.

The Good Fight: “Self Condemned”
CBS, 10pm

Season 1 of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight continues on CBS tonight with the episode “Self Condemned,” in which Diane (Christine Baranski) and Adrian (Delroy Lindo) find themselves involved in another police brutality case, this time representing a surprising but familiar face, Colin Sweeney (guest star Dylan Baker).

Monday, July 29

So You Think You Can Dance: “Final Cut — The Top Ten Girls”
FOX, 8pm

The Top 10 women partner with the competition’s returning all-stars for a duet not in their own dance style. Congrats to whoever is lucky enough to be paired with the dreamy Robert Roldan. And to anyone who manages to make the judges smile.

American Ninja Warrior: “Oklahoma City City Finals”
NBC, 8pm

The competition series returns to Oklahoma City for the City Finals round of the competition. Competitors will face up to 10 challenging obstacles including Snap Back, which is new to the course this year.

Years and Years
HBO, 9pm
Season Finale!

The dramatic miniseries concludes in the 2030s with the beleaguered Lyons family fighting to retain hope against the powerful regime of self-serving politician Viv Rook (Emma Thompson).

It Happened Here
REELZ Channel, 9pm
New Episodes!

The series returns to explore the pivotal places that are forever linked to a celebrity. Each episode retraces the star’s final footsteps and backtracks through the places that shaped their life and legacy. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York City standup clubs where Richard Pryor honed his comedy, the series paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a celebrity’s life changed forever.

Grand Hotel: “Where the Sun Don’t Shine”
ABC, 10pm

Santiago (Demián Bichir) continues to be aggravated with the neighboring hotel and decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Danny (Lincoln Younes) becomes jealous of Alicia’s (Denyse Tontz) new relationship, and Carolina (Feliz Ramirez) reveals to Yoli (Justina Adorno) that she has information on their father.

FX, 10pm

After she loses an epic battle with power-abusing mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens), heroine Sydney Barrett’s (Rachel Keller) consciousness escapes to an astral plane, where her infant self is rescued by some kindhearted — and very familiar — folks.

Pawn Stars: “Corey’s House of Blues”
History, 10pm

A signed B.B. King guitar takes center stage at the shop. Then, Chum and Rick check out a house full of pop art inspired by the legendary Andy Warhol. Later, a Japanese sword mount has Corey on edge. Will Corey be able to get to the point and make this deal?

A Haunting: “Gateway to Evil”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Finale!

Devastated by a friend’s murder, a teenage girl holds a séance to communicate one last time and unwittingly invites a malevolent entity into her own home.

Lights Out With David Spade
Comedy Central, 11:30pm
New Series!
SNL alum David Spade hosts this new late-night series featuring his signature take on the pop culture news of the day. The nightly series will include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments.

Tuesday, July 30

The Bachelorette
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!

Watch to find out who Hannah picks as her ultimate suitor and whether she’ll be getting a proposal — or not.

Pandora: “Masters of War”
The CW, 8pm

A war veteran from the legendary space battle cruiser Sea Hawk makes a shocking revelation to Jax (Priscilla Quintana) and Greg (John Harlan Kim) that could lead Jax to discover who actually killed her parents.

America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 3”
NBC, 8pm

Emmy-nominated actress Ellie Kemper joins the panel as a guest judge and gets the opportunity to send an act directly to the live shows with a Golden Buzzer. Contestants have one last chance to impress the judges before going live for America’s vote.

TCM Spotlight: Out of This World
TCM, beginning at 8pm

Turner Classic Movies’ monthlong celebration of classic sci-fi films concludes tonight with a very impressive lineup of titles, beginning with Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), followed by Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (1977), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Solaris (1972), Logan’s Run (1976), Westworld (1973) and 2010 (1984).

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: “Reunion Part 3”
Bravo, 9pm

The reunion concludes with the fallout over Camille’s dramatic storm-off. Teddi and Denise face a volatile foe. A tearful Kyle reflects on the end of her long friendship with Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa Rinna, Dorit and Erika debate Vanderpump’s behavior this season and question her motivations.

The 100: “Adjustment Protocol”
The CW, 9pm

A special Naming Day changes everything in Sanctum. Gabriel (guest star Chuku Modu) comes face-to-face with an old friend.

Animal Kingdom: “Exit Strategy”
TNT, 9pm

Smurf (Ellen Barkin) orders the Cody boys to plan a dangerous job while she orchestrates an elaborate party at the house. J (Finn Cole) tries to ally himself with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) but learns he’s in way over his head. Craig (Ben Robson) responds to a challenge to his newly formed family with Renn (Christina Ochoa).

60 Days In: Narcoland: “Fight for the Heartland”
A&E, 10pm
New Series!
Six participants go undercover in crucial areas along I-65 — one of the biggest drug-trafficking corridors in the country, encompassing six counties in Kentucky and Indiana — for a firsthand look into how drug cartels have infiltrated America’s heartland. Viewers follow participants on the streets and in jail, and will also ride along with local law enforcement within the Narcotics Unit in an attempt to gain a 360-degree view of the epidemic.

Blood & Treasure: “Legacy of the Father”
CBS, 10pm

The globe-hopping action drama has scored a second season, so we can all invest in former FBI agent/stolen-arts expert Danny McNamara (Matt Barr) working out his daddy issues. Already shaken from revisiting the past with his incarcerated criminal father, Patrick (Mark Valley), the normally centered Danny will be rocked even more. The revelations also impact where Danny’s usually strong moral compass falls. Where does that leave his artifact-hunting partnership and rekindled romance with thieving con artist Lexi Vaziri (Sofia Pernas), with whom he’s been keeping the terrorist group the Brotherhood of Serapis at bay?

Air Jaws Strikes Back
Discovery Channel, 10pm

For the first time, Chris Fallows’ Air Jaws team films seals joining forces to stage counterattacks against great whites stalking them in waist-deep water in South Africa.

Bring the Funny: “The Open Mic 4”
NBC, 10pm

In the final night of the Open Mic round, sketch, variety and standup comedy acts from all over the world give it their all to impress the judges and make it to the next round of the competition in hopes of ultimately winning the $250,000 grand prize and becoming the first ever winner of Bring the Funny.

America Unearthed: “Exodus of the Templars”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Finale!

Scott Wolter crisscrosses the Atlantic as he investigates cryptic carvings allegedly left behind by the Knights Templar. He runs scientific tests to prove his long-held belief that the Templars hid treasure in North America.

The Detour: “The Entertainer”
TBS, 10:30pm

Tonight’s new episode finds Jared (Liam Carroll) coming up with a morbid plan to reunite the family.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Stunt
Syfy, 11:41pm

For the second year in a row, blow out the candles with Harry Potter at midnight on his birthday. Syfy is airing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) so that the moment in the film when Harry blows out the candles on his “cake” drawn in the dirt hits at midnight.

Wednesday, July 31

Four Weddings and a Funeral
New Series!

Twenty-five years after Four Weddings and a Funeral became a massive success and one of the most popular romantic comedy films ever, it returns in the form of an updated television series, with all-new characters. Richard Curtis (Love Actually), who made his film breakthrough as the Oscar-nominated writer of the movie, is onboard as an executive producer. In a nod to the film, Andie MacDowell will guest-star on the series, but as a completely different character from her original role.

Wahlburgers Award Show Clips Show
A&E, 8pm

In this laugh-out-loud special episode of Wahlburgers, the cast takes over their own show. Hosted by Donnie and Paul, this show devolves into a self-proclaimed award ceremony, where Donnie and Paul hand out Wahlburgers awards to their favorite clips. With special appearances by Alma, Bob and Brandon, plus a special “Behind the Menu” segment starring Johnny Drama.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter Ninety-Nine”
The CW, 8pm

Get ready for the finale with this retrospective featuring cast interviews from Gina Rodriguez (Jane), Andrea Navedo (Xiomara), Yael Grobglas (Petra), Justin Baldoni (Rafael), Brett Dier (Michael), Ivonne Coll (Alba), Jaime Camil (Rogelio), Elias Janssen (Mateo), Anthony Mendez (the Narrator) and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman.

MasterChef: “Let Them Eat Cake”
FOX, 8pm

The top 12 home cooks are surprised when the MasterChef kitchen is filled with an array of tasty cakes, and, for their immunity challenge, they have only 75 minutes to replicate one of them for the judges.

Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist
HBO, 8pm

Relive the global manhunt for Mohammed Emwazi “Jihadi John,” a British-raised man who became an ISIS spokesperson and one of its most brutal terrorists. The film includes interviews with CIA, Pentagon and British intelligence operatives who have never spoken publicly about the operation until now.

Ellen’s Game of Games: “The Sound of Musical Chairs”
NBC, 8pm

Contestants will play Blindfolded Musical Chairs, You Bet Your Wife, Dizzy Dash and a new game this season, Mount St. Ellen. 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.

Ancient Skies: “Finding the Center”
PBS, 8pm

Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place. From flat-Earth legends to Galileo’s telescope, track major changes in scientific understanding.

Jane the Virgin: “Chapter One Hundred”
The CW, 9pm
Series Finale!

With Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) finally getting ready for their big day, Rafael’s desire to help Jane’s writing dream lands him in trouble. Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) must tell the family about their decision and not everyone takes it well. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) struggles with her emotions.

First Responders Live
FOX, 9pm Live
Season Finale!

Tonight, the first season of the Dick Wolf-produced series that provides an in-depth look at the real-time lifesaving work that firefighters, police officers, EMS technicians and other first responders perform on a nightly basis comes to an end. Emmy-winning journalist Josh Elliott hosts this real-life version of Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire.

NOVA: The Planets: “Jupiter”
PBS, 9pm

This week, travel to Jupiter, which science suggests wandered through the early solar system using its enormous mass to create havoc and destruction that could have prevented Earth from forming.

Wahlburgers: Wahlburgers Comes Home
A&E, 10pm
Series Finale!

Life comes full circle as the Wahlbergs prepare to finally open the long-awaited location in their hometown of Dorchester. Donnie gives Paul a professional makeover for the event, using some of his friends from Blue Bloods. Alma gets a special treat from Mark’s personal chef, and the whole family comes together for one more special grand opening in the place where it all started.

Archer: 1999
FXX, 10pm
Season Finale!

The outer-space adventures of Sterling Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) come to an end in the Season 10 finale, “Robert De Niro.” Archer will return for Season 11, and when he does, rumor has it he’ll emerge from his coma.

Sherman’s Showcase
IFC, 10pm
New Series!
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Soul TrainAmerican BandstandThe Midnight Special and In Living Color, each episode of Sherman’s Showcase is hosted by Sherman McDaniels (Bashir Salahuddin), who takes viewers through time via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.

The InBetween: “While the Song Remains the Same”
NBC, 10pm

Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) investigate the mysterious death of a vibrant young woman while Cassie’s (Harriet Dyer) visions reveal a complicated family story. Cassie also encounters an idol from her childhood in the InBetween and helps him right some past wrongs.

Alien Highway: “Arizona Anomalies”
Travel Channel, 10pm
Season Finale!

A recent UFO sighting in Phoenix leads Chuck Zukowski and the team to Sedona, Ariz., where these kinds of incidents occur on a nightly basis. They investigate whether the area’s powerful energy vortices are acting as portals for otherworldly visitors.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Holey Moley: “Never Count Out the Beard”
ABC, 8pm

It’s East Coast versus West Coast when a local New Jersey contestant faces off with a California native — a.k.a. “the wizard of mini-golf” — in a round that culminates in a sudden-death putt-off tiebreaker. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s doppelganger takes on “Tee’d Off,” and a mini-golf trick shot artist shows off his skills.

iZombie: “All’s Well That Ends Well”
The CW, 8pm
Series Finale!

The series, which began in 2015, signs off tonight with what promises to be a decisive resolution to what happens to the city of Seattle, and, in the words of co-creator Rob Thomas, “There will be no cliffhangers.”

Shark Week 2019 (Night 5)
Discovery Channel, beginning at 7pm

New Shark Week specials tonight include Return to Shark Island, Great White Kill Zone: Guadalupe and Monster Mako: Perfect Predator.

MasterChef: “Small Dessert, Big Problems”
FOX, 8pm

For their elimination challenge, the home cooks must take on the classic French confection: macarons.

Siren: “New World Order”
Freeform, 8pm
Season Finale!

Ben (Alex Roe) faces a choice that has rippling consequences among mermaid, hybrid and human alike, as the truth about mermaids is exposed.

NFL Preseason: Hall of Fame Game: Atlanta vs. Denver
NBC, 8pm Live

The NFL preseason kicks off tonight at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame Game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons.

Million Dollar Listing New York
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!

The show is back for Season 8, and the returning real estate moguls include Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant and Steve Gold. Luis D. Ortiz is back to working in real estate and is joined by newcomer Tyler Whitman.

The Outpost: “Regarding the Matter of Garret Spears”
The CW, 9pm

Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) is taken hostage with a ransom only Talon (Jessica Green) can pay. Talon summons a risky ally to help her finish what she started. Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia) tries out his new image on Talon.

BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon
Food Network, 9pm
New Series!

Bobby Flay goes head-to-head against fellow Iron Chef Michael Symon in this four-episode stunt, as the two stars coach eight of the country’s most respected BBQ challengers for bragging rights.

Flip or Flop
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Divorced couple Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa find their stride as successful business partners and co-parents as they return to buy, renovate and sell SoCal properties for a profit.

Reef Break: “The Two O’Clock Flight”
ABC, 10pm

When a group of criminals hijacks a plane and lands on the Reef, Cat (Poppy Montgomery) jumps into action formulating a quick-thinking plan to save the passengers onboard before it’s too late.

The Dead Files: “Not My Child”
Travel Channel, 10pm

Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Jefferson City, Mo., where a family reports it has had to abandon its new home in order to escape the intense paranormal activity inside. Even worse, they are worried their young daughter has been possessed by one of the dark entities tormenting them.

No One Saw a Thing
SundanceTV, 11pm
New Series!

This new true-crime documentary series examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small-town America. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.

Friday, Aug. 2

This Is Football
Amazon Prime Video

This six-part documentary explores the emotions and stories at the heart of the sport of football (known in the United States as soccer). Each episode explores a different theme relating to the world’s most popular sport.

Dear White People
Season Premiere!

The satiric series that sends up the supposed “post-racial” world of modern America returns for a third season of biting, often brutally honest insight.

Original Film!

Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman star in this tale of three mothers who drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, a road trip that turns into a journey of rediscovery.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Season Premiere!

The animated update of the classic 1980s cartoon returns for Season 3. Geena Davis joins the cast in a guest-starring voice role as Huntara, a classic villain from the original series.

Fox & Friends
Fox News, 6am

Country singer Justin Moore hits Fox Square to celebrate the release of his new album, Late Nights and Longnecks. Is it too early in the day for him to play “Jesus and Jack Daniels”?

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Sign/New Life”
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!

With time running short, the team will have to go to hell and back to stop the end of everything. Who will survive?

Shark Week 2019 (Night 6)
Discovery Channel, beginning at 8pm

Tonight’s new Shark Week specials include Isle of Jaws: Blood Brothers and I Was Prey: Shark Week.

Descendants 3
Disney Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

The third installment of the magical film franchise continues as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal (Dove Cameron), Evie (Sofia Carson), Carlos (Cameron Boyce) and Jay (Booboo Stewart) — return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. The event will likely include a tribute to Boyce, who passed away after suffering an epileptic seizure on July 6.

UPtv, 8pm

The feel-good net begins airing the beloved 2001-07 comedy starring Reba McEntire as a newly single Houston crack-up dealing with her wild-child daughter (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), unfaithful ex (Christopher Rich) and his pregnant new love (Melissa Peterman).

Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver
Discovery Channel, 9pm

The master illusionist-inventor teams with experts to study the great white’s senses. Why? So he can create a “Shark Suit” to overcome them. We look forward to him testing it.

American Masters: “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin”
PBS, 9pm

Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose groundbreaking work, including The Left Hand of Darkness, transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.

The UnXplained: “Strange Creatures”
History, 10pm

This week, the series investigates the legend of creatures including Mothman, Chupacabra and the Mongolian death worm. William Shatner’s crew of scientists, historians, engineers and researchers also meet people who claim to have had unforgettable encounters with these creatures and try to confirm or debunk their existence.

Killjoys: “Three Killjoys and a Lady”
Syfy, 10pm

After escaping The Lady’s clutches on Westerley, the Killjoy trio believes there is a traitor among them.

A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO, 11pm
New Series!

This new half-hour comedy sketch show was created and written by Robin Thede (who also stars) and is executive produced by costar Issa Rae. The show is a “narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests,” according to HBO.

Saturday, Aug. 3

2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm Live

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019 is inducted tonight in this ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Entering the pantheon of football greats are players Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson, and contributors Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt.

Shark Week 2019 (Night 7)
Discovery Channel, beginning at 7pm

Shark Week fans can enjoy tonight’s new specials, Sharks Gone Wild 2 and Shark Week Immersion.

V.C. Andrews’ Dark Angel
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

In the second film in Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Family Movie Series Event, Heaven Casteel (Annalise Basso) moves to Boston to begin a new life in the luxurious home of her estranged grandmother, Jillian (Kelly Rutherford), and Jillian’s husband, Tony Tatterton (Jason Priestley). But once she’s at Farthinggale Manor, Heaven discovers that this new branch of her family tree harbors dark and mysterious secrets.

Wild Singapore: “Urban Wild”
BBC America, 9pm

Episode 2, “Urban Wild,” journeys through a day in the life of wild animals that make their habitat in Singapore’s urban environments.

Love and Sunshine
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Recovering from a broken engagement, Ally (Danica McKellar) has been fostering retired military dog Sunshine. Sparks fly when Sunshine’s military partner, Jake (Mark Deklin), returns to claim the dog.