ALSO SEE: NFL Preseason 2019 TV Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 1
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.
Holey Moley: “Never Count Out the Beard”
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
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”
For their elimination challenge, the home cooks must take on the classic French confection: macarons.
Siren: “New World Order”
Ben (Alex Roe) faces a choice that has rippling consequences among mermaid, hybrid and human alike, as the truth about mermaids is exposed.
Million Dollar Listing New York
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
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
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”
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
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
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.
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
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”
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.
Disney Channel, 8pm
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.
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”
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”
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”
After escaping The Lady’s clutches on Westerley, the Killjoy trio believes there is a traitor among them.
A Black Lady Sketch Show
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
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
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.
Sunday, Aug. 4
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
Comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj returns for a fourth season of more timely thoughts on today’s society.
Major League Baseball: Boston at N.Y. Yankees
ESPN, 7pm Live
AL East rivals close out a three-day, four-game series at Yankee Stadium as the Boston Red Sox take on the N.Y. Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball.
Country music superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini return to host the music event of the summer — this three-hour primetime concert special, which brings country music’s ultimate fan experience to a national television audience.
The Real Housewives of Potomac: “Opening Old Wounds”
With her due date quickly approaching, Monique calls on Chris for help, but his unexpected reaction catches her off guard. Ashley makes the courageous decision to seek out her roots. Meanwhile, Katie and her boyfriend Jacob spread some surprising information about Michael, leaving the other ladies confused about where she stands in her relationship.
Discovery Channel, 7:55pm
Emmy winners Simon Fuller (American Idol) and John Downer (Penguin: Spy in the Huddle) are behind this revolutionary six-part series that follows the lives of several animal “characters” in the Serengeti region of east Africa. A subjective filming approach, technological innovations, beautiful scenery and narration by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o help draw viewers into the individual real-life stories of Kali the lioness, Zalika the hyena and other amazing creatures.
In the fourth and final season of AMC’s supernatural epic, God’s “great design” for the universe is approaching its completion. Humperdoo (Tyson Ritter) is the key to the apocalypse, but that key has gone missing. It’s up to Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) to battle their way to find God before Humperdoo brings forth doomsday.
Southern Charm New Orleans: “A Date With Destin-y”
The group heads to Destin, Fla., for a weekend of fresh starts. Just days away from her wedding, Reagan is ready to start over with her friends and put their dramatic past behind them. On a guy’s day out, Justin confides in Jeff about his relationship struggles with Kelsey. Jeff and Jon build their bromance and Tamica surprises Barry for their anniversary.
In the new episode “One-of-a-Kind,” Dylan (Alan Cumming) and Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) investigate when a street artist’s work is found with a victim’s body in the middle of it.
The Movies: “The Sixties”
This episode explores popular films of the 1960s, including West Side Story, The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde and more.
Alaskan Bush People
Discovery Channel, 9pm
New goals, new challenges and new additions to the Wolfpack push the Brown family to their limits in the new season of the reality series. After six months on the mountain, the Wolfpack has fully re-dedicated themselves to the goal of total self-sufficiency they began in Alaska. But winter is closing in, and it’s a race against the clock as the Browns set out to achieve their dream of a big mountain ranch.
Flip It Like Disick
After years of being a part of the Kardashian entourage, Scott Disick (father to Kourtney Kardashian’s three kids) finally gets his own show. Here he brings viewers inside his lavish personal and professional world, as he tackles high-end home flipping and remodeling. The series follows him and his dynamic, hilarious and headstrong team as they convert unique home projects including guestrooms, studios and his kids’ playhouse at their mother Kourtney’s home.
Worst Cooks in America
Food Network, 9pm
Bobby Flay rejoins Anne Burrell to whip a new group of cooking disasters into culinary shape. Two teams of the country’s most atrocious cooks — one led by Bobby and the other by Anne — face off against each other in a kitchen boot camp designed to transform their food skills. In the end, the one recruit who makes the most impressive culinary transformation wins a $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights for their team leader.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Candace Cameron Bure returns as librarian-turned-crime-buff Aurora Teagarden in a new chapter that is simulcast on both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. A taunting clue left for Aurora at a meeting of the Real Murders Club begins a cat-and-mouse game between her and a mysterious criminal who commits increasingly serious crimes. Also stars Niall Matter and Marilu Henner.
When Will asks for Geordie’s help with a family matter, Geordie is surprised to discover Will grew up in a house filled with secrets and lies.
The Good Fight
Season 1 of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight wraps up on CBS tonight with the episode “Chaos,” in which Diane (Christine Baranski) takes on a new client who is accused of cyberterrorism, resulting in unforeseen repercussions for the firm.
Jocelyn’s adventure tests friendships and leaves lives hanging in the balance. Maria and Temperance work together to manipulate Yeardley. When the Sharrows become embroiled with a notorious Pamunkey warrior, their actions prove disastrous.
Monday, Aug. 5
Bachelor in Paradise
Breakout fan favorites from The Bachelor franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love. They may have left their respective seasons brokenhearted, but now they have the opportunity to travel to a romantic paradise in hopes of turning a potential summer fling into the real thing.
American Ninja Warrior: “Seattle/Tacoma City Finals”
The series heads back to the Pacific Northwest for the City Finals round of the competition at the Tacoma Dome. Competitors will face up to 10 challenging obstacles including Northwest Passage, which is new to the course this year.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
This season is the ultimate VIP pass to the Millennium Tour with B2K band members Fizz and J Boog. Omarion’s ex and the mother of his children, Apryl Jones, returns to the series while rumors circulate about her close friendship with Fizz. And Marques Houston, alongside his chart-topping group Immature, returns to the spotlight and possibly the stage.
So You Think You Can Dance: “Final Cut — The Top Ten Guys”
The top 10 men are partnered with an all-star girl, and each performs a choreographed duet outside of his dance style specialty in the hopes of moving one step closer to becoming America’s Favorite Dancer.
Serial Killer: Devil Unchained
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Maria Awes accompanies Todd Kohlhepp’s biographer, Gary Garrett, on an emotional tour of Kohlhepp’s property, where investigators had previously found the bodies of three of his victims, and where Kala Brown spent two months imprisoned in a shipping container. Awes also gets an unexpected confession from Kohlhepp himself about two other men he claims to have murdered.
Smithsonian Channel, 9pm
British comedian Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota embark on a 10-episode study of their homeland’s ancient sites and beliefs. Tonight: demonic symbols on a church’s walls and real-world witches.
This documentary looks at what happens to the money after $3.5 billion is stolen from a Malaysian government fund. Investigative reporters follow the trail as the money is dispersed across the globe.
Grand Hotel: “Long Night’s Journey Into Day”
The Mendozas begin to recover after an accident disturbs the family, and Danny (Lincoln Younes) discovers a bombshell that would jeopardize his relationship with Alicia (Denyse Tontz).
Aaron Needs a Job
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Custom car builder Aaron Kaufman (Fast N’ Loud) is still seeking his gearhead dream gig. This evening, his forays include joining a tugboat crew as well as visiting an industrial-size Las Vegas laundry facility and folding sheets, which everyone knows is the toughest engineering job of all.
Divorce: “Knock Knock”
Tonight ends the third and final season of the comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon.
POV: “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
Follow the life of 10-year-old Oleg and witness the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
Pandora: “I Shall Be Released”
The CW, 8pm
Still struggling from the loss of a close friend, Jax (Priscilla Quintana) joins Xander (Oliver Dench) and her fellow cadets in responding to an emergency distress call from a secret lab only to discover that a deadly experiment has infected the scientists and now the cadets are infected as well.
Tonight, Freeform’s spinoff of The Fosters, starring Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez, ends its summer season with the episode “Disruptions.” Following multiple confrontations in her life, Callie (Mitchell) decides to make a change. Gael (Tommy Martinez) learns something unexpected about Elijah (Denim Richards). Meanwhile, Mariana (Ramirez) gets the real story about what happened with the female former engineer.
America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 4”
Jay Leno 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.
In a new twist, the Emmy-winning docuseries spends the entire season exploring Philadelphia’s so-called “Heroin Hub” and the neighboring communities ravaged by America’s opioid epidemic. Tonight, the interventionists meet with addicts such as 22-year-old Janine, whose father died of an overdose.
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Returning for Season 14 are housewives Tamra Judge, Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, joined by new housewife Braunwyn Windham-Burke. The tres amigas are back with their número uno, the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, who appears throughout the season.
The 100: “The Blood of Sanctum”
The CW, 9pm
Sanctum becomes a battleground between the devout and the nonbelievers. The mystery of the anomaly deepens.
American Experience: “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation”
Broadcast in connection with this month’s 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival, filmmaker Barak Goodman’s documentary features never-before-seen footage to tell the story of the political and social upheaval leading to those three historic days, as well as the extraordinary events and performances of the concert itself.
Animal Kingdom: “Julia”
Shawn Hatosy, who plays Pope, directs this episode, which finds his character growing suspicious of J (Finn Cole) when Angela (Emily Deschanel) reveals the circumstances of her disappearance. As the threats against Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) loom larger, Deran (Jake Weary) scrambles to find a way out. Craig (Ben Robson) navigates new complications in his relationship with Renn (Christina Ochoa).
The series follows former boyfriend and girlfriend Michael LeSure and Nina Klemm, who turned their breakup into a business flipping homes. They attempt to navigate their roller-coaster relationship in Carmel, Ind. — nicknamed “the Beverly Hills of the Midwest” — as they work together to buy, renovate and sell high-end properties.
Blood & Treasure
In the Season 1 finale episode “The Revenge of Farouk,” secrets are exposed, fates are sealed, and Danny (Matt Barr) and Lexi’s (Sofia Pernas) lives will never be the same after Farouk’s (Oded Fehr) master plan is put into action. CBS has renewed Blood & Treasure for Season 2.
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Billionaire Glenn Stearns believes in the American dream, and in this series, he will attempt to prove that anybody can be successful with the right knowledge. The self-made mogul is attempting a monumental challenge — to see if he can build a million-dollar company in just 90 days, and with only $100 in his pocket.
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Oakland Raiders
The latest season of Hard Knocks spotlights the daily lives and routines of the Oakland Raiders’ coaches, established veterans, highly regarded rookie hopefuls and free-agent acquisitions.
’Til Death Do Us Part: “While You Were Sleeping”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Dr. Mark Wangler and his wife Kathy appear to be living the middle-class dream: a 29-year marriage, two sons, financial security and a strong faith. But when a 911 operator in Lima, Ohio, receives a frantic call from the Wangler household, what at first seems like a tragic accident is later uncovered to be a desperate end to a marriage riddled with secrets, lies and religious fanaticism.
Bring the Funny: “The Comedy Clash 1”
In the next phase of the competition, the best acts from the Open Mic round will go head-to-head with another comedic act. The winner of each clash, as chosen by the judges, will advance to the Semi-Final Showcase and be one step closer to ultimately winning the $250,000 grand prize and becoming the first ever winner of Bring the Funny.
Code of the Wild
Travel Channel, 10pm
Over eight episodes, brothers Chris and Casey Keefer — extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes — use their unique set of wilderness skills to tackle rugged territory as they track down the truth behind baffling mysteries. In the series premiere, the brothers head deep into the Amazon in search of the legendary city of gold, El Dorado.
Miz & Mrs
USA Network, 10pm
New episodes rounding out Season 1 of the reality series following married WWE stars The Miz and Maryse begin tonight. The series has been renewed for Season 2, which is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
America’s vote decides the last couple standing. They’ll sail away with the $100,000 cash prize and (we hope) eternal love.
The CW, 8pm
Two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters), chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.
MasterChef: “NASCAR — Finish Line Feed”
The top 10 contestants test their speed in a special team challenge that takes place at the Irwindale Speedway. After the home cooks break into two teams, they have just 75 minutes to cook for 101 racecar crew members. One team will earn immunity while the other will face elimination.
grown-ish: “Dreams and Nightmares”
In the Season 2 finale, the gang’s sophomore year comes to an end, and bottled-up emotions start to unravel, causing rifts in relationships and some interesting reconciliations.
Ellen’s Game of Games: “Oh Shipwrecked”
Contestants will play Danger Word, Oh Ship, Mount St. Ellen and Don’t Leave Me Hanging. 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.
Ancient Skies: “Our Place in the Universe”
A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and seeks a better understanding of the growing universe.
Queen of the Pythons
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm
Smithsonian Channel follows the daily life of a 13-foot female African rock python in this one-hour special. The notorious and deadly constrictor lives in a sub-tropical valley in South Africa, where it hunts everything from tiny birds to full-sized deer and can strike faster than the blink of an eye.
Southern Charm: “Outfoxed”
Shep’s ultimatum to Austen is tested after he and Madison reconcile. Meanwhile, Ashley resurfaces asking for a yet another chance, which Eliza obliges with an invitation to her fox hunt. When Ashley and Kathryn come face-to-face for the first time in a year, the gang prepares for the brawl of the century.
The CW, 9pm
This comedic game show, hosted by All American’s Taye Diggs, features physical comedy and unpredictable situations as contestants work together in teams and are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks — after being hypnotized.
In this six-episode event series, the cast of the hottest ’90s teen soap gathers to put a new spin on an old favorite. Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris play heightened versions of themselves who reunite and attempt to create a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210.
NOVA: The Planets: “Saturn”
NASA’s Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made.
The Strongest Man in History: “Strongmen Go to Vegas”
The strongmen are in Las Vegas, home of Nick Best, to attempt to outdo the greatest showman in strongman history, the late Monte Saldo. Can they draw a crowd and surpass Saldo’s death-defying car stunt?
The InBetween: “The Devil’s Refugee”
Cassie (Harriet Dyer), Tom (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien (Justin Cornwell) investigate the cold case disappearance of Millie (guest star Berkeley Ratzlaff) and soon realize that her disappearance may involve an old acquaintance, Ed Roven (recurring guest star Sean Bolger).
Travel Channel, 10pm
Each episode of this series dives into the history of three unsolved mysteries. The premiere episode focuses on mass UFO sightings.
Thursday, Aug. 8
The Naked Director
This true story follows the rise of adult video director Toru Muranishi, who revolutionized the porn industry in 1980s Japan.
This series follows Kai Jin (Iko Uwais), a young chef in present-day San Francisco’s Chinatown who becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers. After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern-day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
The Young and the Restless
Double Daisy! The Dukes of Hazzard’s Catherine Bach just popped up on History’s Car Week — now she’s guest-starring on Y&R for the first time in 17 months. As Anita, chaos-loving con artist mom to Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), Bach brings a special delivery to Genoa City. Uh-oh.
The Outpost: “The Blade of the Three”
The CW, 8pm
Wythers (guest star Andrew Howard) hatches a plan to save Garret (Jake Stormoen) before it is too late. Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) responds to Tobin’s (guest star Aaron Fontaine) proposal. Meanwhile, Talon (Jessica Green) and Zed (guest star Reece Ritchie) discover a key to great power. Lastly, Garret heads out on a dark mission.
MasterChef: “Box in a Box in a Box”
The home cooks return to the MasterChef kitchen for a Mystery Box Challenge that includes multiple mandatory ingredients. After getting a demonstration from Gordon Ramsay, each contestant must create a dish using all of the high-end mystery ingredients.
Mountain Men: “No Guts, No Glory”
Kidd and Harry set their sights on bagging a buffalo; Jake goes after a mountain lion caught too close to civilization; and Morgan fights the deadly skies of Alaska in a race to resupply his homestead.
Million Dollar Listing New York: “A New York Upstate of Mind”
Ryan views a seven-story townhouse featuring an incredible indoor pool, but being honest with the seller about the price may prevent him from making a splash in Chelsea. Upstate, Steve spares no expense on his brokers’ event of the 160-acre Payne Estate, hoping that axe-throwing competitions and carriage rides will be enough to rein in a big city buyer.
Two Sentence Horror Stories
The CW, 9pm
This anthology series is inspired by the viral flash fiction of horror stories written using only two sentences. Vera Miao, who originated the web series of this title, executive produces this version, which features a cast including Nicole Kang (The CW’s upcoming Batwoman series), Jim Parrack (Suicide Squad) and Aleyse Shannon (Charmed). The half-hour series kicks off with back-to-back episodes tonight.
Hollywood Game Night: “Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing”
Jane Lynch hosts a no-holds-barred competition of entertaining party games including Song Sung Wrong, Block This Way and What’s in a Name? Celebrity cast Lamorne Morris, Sara Foster and Lil Rel team up to challenge Mike Colter, Erin Foster and Thomas Middleditch in hopes of helping a contestant win the $25,000 grand prize.
Chasing the Cure
TNT & TBS, 9pm Live
Every week, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases. Some stories are surprising, odd and uplifting, while others involve heartbreaking, life-or-death circumstances. The 90-minute series is anchored by Ann Curry and includes a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries.
Reef Break: “Despot”
When a mysterious general arrives on the Reef with a secret collection of stolen art and jewelry, chaos and murder ensue leaving Wyatt (Desmond Chiam) to question Cat’s (Poppy Montgomery) involvement and who she is really working for.
Elementary: “Reichenbach Falls”
The title of the series’ penultimate episode, “Reichenbach Falls,” suggests that Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) will finally defeat nefarious tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain) before time (and the series) runs out.
Alone: “The Ice Cometh”
As the weather gets colder and even less forgiving, the participants struggle to obtain basic resources. One participant continues to lose weight at a rapid and deadly pace, while another continues to be harassed by ruthless predators. Another contestant wakes one morning to a grave discovery and realizes that the Arctic winter has only just begun.
Friday, Aug. 9
Amazon Prime Video
All six episodes of the documentary series are available for streaming today and follow the transformation of Meek Mill (birth name Robert Rihmeek Williams) from chart-topping rapper to criminal justice activist.
In Season 3, the women wrestlers take the Las Vegas strip by storm and headline at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. But they quickly learn that Sin City is much more grind than glitter. Oscar winner Geena Davis guest-stars in five of this season’s 10 episodes as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl who is now entertainment director for the Fan-Tan.
Las Chicas del Cable (Cable Girls)
The Spanish period drama set in the late 1920s, which follows four young women who start working for a new telecommunications company in Madrid, returns for Season 4.
This teen drama from Brazil is told through three characters’ perspectives as it explores the universe of music, crime and religion in São Paulo.
Good Morning America
Keith Urban takes the stage in NYC’s Central Park to show us, once again, why he’s the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year. Come for the pining vocals on his first-love hit “We Were,” stay for the guitar solos.
This annual celebration recognizes young people around the world who are working to be unstoppable forces for good. The one-hour special showcases the best moments from a daylong event — hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featuring performances and inspiring speeches from notables including Chance the Rapper, Selena Gomez, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman, Bill Nye, Meghan Trainor, Joe Jonas and Lilly Singh — that was filmed in Los Angeles before a crowd of 16,000 students who had all earned their tickets through volunteerism.
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Skylar (Morgan Taylor Campbell) is obsessed with managing the careers of her social media “influencer” classmates, and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals, including murder. After eliminating the most popular girl in school, Skylar turns her sights on Jessica (Abby Ross), a new girl who is an up-and-coming fashion blogger. But Jessica’s mother, Lynn (Anne Dudek), suspects that Skylar is dangerous and pledges to protect her daughter.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Consider this the long-running reality show’s Viewer Participation Night: The 100-plus hopefuls dying to be NFL cheerleaders learn the famous Dallas kick line. Can you follow along at home? Halter top and short-shorts optional.
Great Performances: “Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019”
Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic’s annual concert from Schönbrunn Palace with guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel and famed pianist Yuja Wang performing pieces including Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
David Bowie: Finding Fame
This documentary offers a glimpse at a young David Jones (soon to be David Bowie) in his early years of performing. For an artist who came to embody “cool,” the film clearly shows that Bowie was anything but in the beginning stages of his career.
Ghosts of Morgan City
Travel Channel, 9pm
Got to watch out for those creepy toys. The investigators delve into a gruesome murder in Berwick, La., where poltergeist activity is linked to not only a baby doll but also some paranormal doings at the team’s own headquarters.
Big drama on the, uh, drama: Russian criminal Miljan Bestic (Greg Bryk) has one last one-last-job for ace thief Jett (Carla Gugino) … who has her own plan to get free of him forever.
The UnXplained: “Unnatural Nature”
William Shatner, who hosts and executive produces this series, explores some of the most puzzling mysteries of the natural world: How was Devils Tower formed? What causes Yellowstone’s Old Faithful to erupt like clockwork? What is the source of the “Windsor Hum”? Shatner and his crew are on the worldwide hunt for answers.
Killjoys: “Ship Outta Luck”
The trio must figure out a way to break out of an inescapable maximum-security prison.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
A doubleheader of NL matchups on FS1 has the Philadelphia Phillies at the San Francisco Giants, followed by the Colorado Rockies at the San Diego Padres.
The Zoo: San Diego
Animal Planet, 8pm
The producers of Animal Planet’s The Zoo and The Aquarium go behind the scenes at the famed San Diego Zoo in this new docuseries. The show will feature stories from the zoo itself, along with its adjacent establishments, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Of course, a wide range of animals will be on hand, including pandas, giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, koalas, elephants, two baby cheetahs, a flock of ostriches known as the “Spice Girls” and plenty more.
V.C. Andrews’ Fallen Hearts
Now a confident young woman, Heaven (Annalise Basso) appears to have it all until the ghosts of her past rise up and threaten her new life. “Despite everything she goes through, she always comes back to the power of positivity, the promise of redemption and the fulfillment that is achieved by pure compassion,” says Basso. Jason Priestley directs and stars alongside Basso, Kelly Rutherford and Jessica Clement.
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019
Michael Strahan hosts Nickelodeon’s annual event, which celebrates kids’ love of sports, athletes and unforgettable sports moments. Blimp-shaped awards are presented in kid-voted-upon categories, including Favorite Male Athlete, Favorite Female Athlete and Favorite Breakout Player. Serena Williams, Stephen Curry and James Harden are this year’s top nominees with four each, and first-time nominees include Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield and Naomi Osaka.
Wild City: Singapore: “Islands”
BBC America, 9pm
Episode 3, “Islands,” ventures to Singapore’s sandy beaches, coral reefs and murky mangroves, which are home to an array of fascinating creatures.
A Taste of Summer
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Sous-chef Gabby (Roselyn Sanchez) leaves a posh Manhattan eatery and her noncommittal boyfriend to open her own restaurant in New England. When she checks out the local competition, Delaney’s Coastal Grille, owned by handsome Caleb (Eric Winter), the two restaurateurs quickly embark on a restaurant war. But when the rivals are forced to pair up, they discover that their competitive relationship might be seasoned with a hint of romance.
Families with a passion for the great outdoors love Montana for its picturesque mountain vistas and wide-open spaces. Real estate mavens and busy moms Jackie Wickens and Trecie Wheat Hughes help clients make their dream a reality, fueled by the duo’s Montana pride and fun friendship.