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Wednesday, Aug. 7: ‘BH90210’ Event Series Reunites the Cast of an Old Favorite

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Wednesday, Aug. 7

FOX, 9pm
New Series!

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.

Love Island
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!

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
New Series!
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”
FOX, 8pm

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”
Freeform, 8pm
Season Finale!

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”
NBC, 8pm

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”
PBS, 8pm

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”
Bravo, 9pm

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.

Hypnotize Me
The CW, 9pm
New Series!

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.

NOVA: The Planets: “Saturn”
PBS, 9pm

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”
History, 10pm

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”
NBC, 10pm

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).

American Mystery
Travel Channel, 10pm
New Series!

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
New Series!

This true story follows the rise of adult video director Toru Muranishi, who revolutionized the porn industry in 1980s Japan.

Wu Assassins
New Series!

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
CBS, 12:30pm

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”
FOX, 8pm

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”
History, 8pm

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”
Bravo, 9pm

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
New Series!
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”
NBC, 9pm

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
New Series!

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”
ABC, 10pm

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”
CBS, 10pm

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”
History, 10pm

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

Free Meek
Amazon Prime Video
New Series!

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.

Season Premiere!

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)
Season Premiere!

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.

New Series!

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
ABC, 7am

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.

WE Day
ABC, 8pm

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.

Deadly Influencer
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
Original Film!

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
CMT, 9pm

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”
PBS, 9pm

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
Showtime, 9pm

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
Season Finale!

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.

Cinemax, 10pm
Season Finale!

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”
History, 10pm

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”
Syfy, 10pm

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
New Series!

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
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

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
Nickelodeon, 8pm

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
Original Film!

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.

Mountain Mamas
HGTV, 11pm
New Series!

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.