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Sunday, Aug. 18
The Righteous Gemstones
Danny McBride stars in and executive produces this outrageously fun comedy that tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long history of deviance, greed and “charitable” work. John Goodman, Adam Devine and Edi Patterson also star. The nine-episode series kicks off with an hourlong episode this week, followed by half-hour episodes on the following Sundays.
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NTT IndyCar Series: ABC Supply 500
NBCSN, 2:30pm Live
Top IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and others compete in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
CBS & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live
A doubleheader of Week 2 NFL preseason games has the New Orleans Saints at the Los Angeles Chargers on CBS, followed by the Seattle Seahawks at the Minnesota Vikings on FOX.
Major League Baseball: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs
ESPN, 7pm Live
Coinciding with the Little League Baseball World Series, the 2019 MLB Little League Classic features the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Chicago Cubs at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pa.
Good Witch: “The Graduation”
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Grace (Bailee Madison) and Nick’s (Rhys Matthew Bond) graduation day has arrived, and Cassie (Catherine Bell) pulls out all the stops to ensure that the occasion is truly magical. James Denton also stars.
Scandalous: The Death of Marilyn Monroe
FOX News Channel, 8pm
FOX News Channel’s Scandalous documentary series returns for Season 4, spotlighting the death that shocked the world. On the early morning of Aug. 4, 1962, the lifeless body of the iconic Marilyn Monroe was discovered next to empty bottles of sleeping pills. Once the news broke that Hollywood’s “blonde bombshell” was dead at the age of 36, it did not take long before the theories and speculations of murder and suicide began to surface. Incorporating long-lost footage shot by news photographers in the 1950s and 1960s, each episode will use digitally re-mastered versions of original film reels, as well as thousands of pages of once-secret FBI files and official documents related to the investigation to take the viewer inside the story that captivated the world.
The Movies: “The Golden Age”
The series wraps up by exploring the most iconic films from Hollywood’s golden age of the 1930s through the 1950s, such as King Kong, Casablanca and A Star Is Born.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Aurora (Candace Cameron Bure) and friends are off to a resort for a true-crime convention. While there, they take part in a mystery dinner theater, but art imitates life when a fellow actor gets killed.
This two-hour special traces the long and ferocious rivalry between Coke and Pepsi, centered on the “New Coke” debacle of 1985, when Coca-Cola’s executives took a step so daring that no one in either company could believe it: They changed the formula of the most popular beverage on the planet after nearly a century.
I Am Patrick Swayze
Paramount Network, 9pm
This loving tribute to screen icon Patrick Swayze showcases the prolific actor’s life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies and family photos featuring those who knew him best.
Monday, Aug. 19
NFL Preseason: San Francisco at Denver
ESPN, 8pm Live
The San Francisco 49ers visit Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver to take on the Broncos in this Week 2 NFL preseason matchup on ESPN.
Beat Shazam: “Air … Sea … Hawaii”
This game show, reminiscent of Name That Tune, fades out for summer with three teams — flight attendants, a Navy family and Oahu coworkers — that make us long to be on a plane for one last vacation.
American Ninja Warrior: “Cincinnati City Finals”
The series returns to Cincinnati for the City Finals round. Competitors will face up to 10 challenging obstacles including Slam Dunk, which is new to the course this year.
The Terror: Infamy: “All the Demons Are Still in Hell”
In the new episode “All the Demons Are Still in Hell,” the Terminal Islanders are evicted from their homes after the attack on Pearl Harbor. While Henry (Shingo Usami), separated from his family, faces injustice at the hands of the government, Chester (Derek Mio) engages in a paranoid search for answers.
I Ship It
The CW, 9:30pm
The first season of this rom-com streamed on CW Seed in bite-size episodes. Season 2 hits broadcast TV with a fun angle: 20-something Ella (Helen Highfield), whose hobby is writing fan fiction for the hot CW-style TV show Superstition, hijacks a flower delivery to the set — and big things happen!
Grand Hotel: “Suite Little Lies”
Tonight on the Miami Beach-set sudser: Just as married Riviera Grand owners Gigi (Roselyn Sánchez) and Santiago (Demián Bichir) are starting to forgive each other for keeping so many secrets, even more may surface when waiter Danny (Lincoln Younes) decides to involve the cops in his sister’s disappearance.
Family Restaurant Rivals
Food Network, 10pm
Family-run restaurants across America serve up some of the country’s best dishes, and they all think their recipes are better than the rest. Valerie Bertinelli hosts as families compete in challenges requiring them to overcome real-life restaurant curveballs to please the most intimidating judges in the food world. The teams prove that anything can happen when family pride and a $10,000 prize are on the line.
The Legend of East Lake
Golf Channel, 10pm
This Golf Films documentary details the ongoing legend of Atlanta’s revitalized East Lake Golf Club, which was famous for being Bobby Jones’ home course and was the site of Tiger Woods’ victory at the TOUR Championship last year.
Pawn Stars: “Who’s Pawning With Me!”
Corey and Chumlee spend the day in the sand testing an old-school 1960s dune buggy. Next, Rick jives with the Jackson Five when an original autograph makes its way into the shop. Later, when props from the film Jerry Maguire storm in, Chumlee decides to take a beat from Jerry himself and draft a new shop mission statement.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Bakers vs. Fakers
Discovery Family Channel, 7pm
Talented home cooks face off against professional bakers in culinary competitions featuring wild ingredients in dastardly twists. In tonight’s back-to-back episodes, contestants give lemon bars a caffeine kick; go nuts for doughnuts and add potato chips to the mix; give cheesecakes a pop of the extraordinary by adding popcorn; and get crackin’ when they must add pistachios to fruit tarts.
Pandora: “What Was It You Wanted”
The CW, 8pm
When Pilar’s (Banita Sendhu) bio-organic implants are hacked, Jax (Priscilla Quintana) and Ralen (Ben Radcliffe) lead an investigation to help save their friend, find out who’s responsible and stop them from continuing to torment Pilar.
America’s Got Talent: “Quarter Finals 2”
Performers take the stage live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood as judging is turned over to the American viewing audience.
Soccer: Leagues Cup: Semifinals
ESPN2, beginning at 8:30pm Live
The first Leagues Cup eight-team tournament pitting clubs from Major League Soccer vs. Mexico’s Liga MX is down to the semifinals tonight on ESPN2. Winners advance to the final match Sept. 18 on ESPN2.
Intervention: “The Heroin Hub: Chapter 3”
Alana is a recovering heroin addict who’s trying to stay sober while maintaining a relationship with her addict boyfriend. Nicole’s fiancé’s reaction to Nicole getting help throws her whole intervention into question. Twenty-eight-year-old heroin addict Amanda risks losing custody of her 2-year-old son for good if she can’t get clean.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: “All Aboard the Rumor Train”
As Tamra’s housewarming party continues, Kelly’s tear-filled exit prompts the other women to air their grievances. Gina confesses a painful secret to Emily. Shannon and Braunwyn cement their friendship and bond over challenges they face parenting. And while Kelly is in Aspen with Jolie, a new shocking rumor comes to light.
Deadliest Catch: “Dark Ship”
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Even to viewers safely ensconced on their sofas, this season of Deadliest Catch has felt relentless. Storm after storm has pounded the crab fleet, and for Capt. Keith Colburn — who tonight faces an engine-room fire and loss of power on the Wizard as the Bering Sea rages again — it’s been especially brutal. “It’s hard to keep track of just how many bad things happened and how many issues and breakdowns we had this year,” he says.
Chopped: “Hot Dog Hotshots”
Food Network, 9pm
Four talented chefs work to stay focused in this competition. They’re surprised by a strange hot dog creation in the first basket, but they push on with some delicious results. The entree basket contains a can of something that’s not usually used in gourmet cuisine, and the two determined competitors who move on to the dessert round get to make final dishes using a yummy cake and a Japanese drink.
Good Bones: “Keeping It in the Family”
Mina and Karen are fixing up a condo building and Mina wants to remodel one of the units for her sister and her two girls, who want to be closer to downtown. They work to transform the total gut job into a dream home filled with personalized touches, including a special mural made by Mina, Karen and the kids.
Animal Kingdom: “Smurf”
In tonight’s wrap of Season 4, the Cody family is dealing with the aftermath of Smurf’s (Ellen Barkin) heist, trying to protect its reputation while friends and enemies from the past close in. Duran (Jake Weary) realizes there is only one way to keep Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) safe. Craig (Ben Robson) struggles to adapt to a new pace of life as Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and J’s (Finn Cole) growing tension reaches a boiling point.
Flipping Exes: “Trouble in Paradise”
The Flipping Exes take on their first renovation client — a family who returned to Indiana and bought a childhood home in Eden Estates. It’s a sweet, sentimental rehab — until a major mishap puts Michael and Nina’s problem-solving skills to the test. Nina takes it upon herself to find a new flip, but Michael is not impressed.
Season 2 of FX’s groundbreaking drama about the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture concludes tonight. FX has picked up Pose for a third season.
’Til Death Do Us Part: “Vows, Lies and Whispers”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Free-spirited Hope follows her heart to Oklahoma to marry Jerry Meek, but it’s not long before kids come along and the honeymoon is over. Feeling trapped in a small town, Hope is isolated and plagued by gossip until she finds comfort in Wicca, a religion with roots in paganism. Then, a series of mysterious events shatters the family and baffles police. It will take more than a decade to break the case and reveal the terrible truth of what really happened.
Bring the Funny: “The Comedy Clash 3”
The Comedy Clash round continues as 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 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.
The Detour: “The Groom”
Nate finally gets married to save his family.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
This first Netflix title from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground production company also debuts in select theaters. The documentary chronicles how high-tech China clashed with working-class America in post-industrial Ohio.
The CW, 8pm
Pike (Ashley Walters) and Bishop (Noel Clarke) are outraged when the Sharp case is moved to another unit, and they are instead reassigned to take down a local drug gang. Meanwhile, Arjana (Lashana Lynch) needs money to fund a big opportunity at work, meaning Pike must swallow his pride and ask his dad for help.
MasterChef: “One Pan Wonder”
Daphne Oz — author, TV host and new judge on MasterChef Junior — stops by the kitchen to reveal this week’s Mystery Box challenge to this season’s top eight home cooks. Then, the contestants have an hour to create an elevated “one-pan wonder” dish using a cast iron pan.
America’s Got Talent: “Live Results 2”
Seven acts from the previous night’s show will move on to the semifinal round of competition. Viewers have one last chance to send their favorite performer to the next round.
Ghost Hunters brings back Grant Wilson, an original paranormal investigator from Syfy’s earlier show of the same name, along with a new team ready to confront and understand the spirits residing in homes and small businesses across the country.
Hypnotize Me: “School”
The CW, 9pm
Participants take a blast to the past as they revisit subjects like art, science and gym, and even a take a pop quiz. Believing they are a doctor, a schoolgirl with a huge crush and a gorgeous supermodel, participants must overcome these alter egos that ultimately cause hilarious hurdles that unwittingly sabotage their success.
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Dive in with adventurous host Josh Gates as he searches for Francis Drake’s hidden pirate treasure off the Panama coast.
Forged in Fire: “Napoleon’s Saber”
Four bladesmiths must start at the bottom when they are tasked with creating ladder pattern Damascus knives from a real ladder. After two competitors are weeded out, the remaining two smiths head home to re-create a battle sword wielded by one of history’s greatest military geniuses: Napoleon Bonaparte.
Songland: “Old Dominion/Jeep”
Country hitmakers Old Dominion come to Songland to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be featured in an upcoming Jeep commercial. Three of the most successful and sought-after writer/producers in music — Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally — work with the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit the styles of Old Dominion and Jeep. One song is chosen to be recorded by Old Dominion, released for a global audience and featured in the next Jeep commercial.
Over 10 years later, the kids from the original series Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal are all grown up and ready to serve as mentors to a new generation of kids with psychic abilities that range from predicting the future to hearing spirits.
I Was Prey: “Backyard Bite”
Animal Planet, 10pm
Never count a decapitated snake out! Tonight’s first-person tales of near-deadly wildlife encounters include a Texas man bitten by a seemingly dead rattlesnake and a honeymooning spearfisher in the Bahamas whose calf is shredded by a bull shark.
Snowfall: “Pocket Full of Rocks”
Tonight the show’s intersecting characters, all cogs in the drug trade, face life-changing choices. Ambitious young dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) can no longer ignore the damage his career choice has inflicted. The dangers really hit home when Franklin goes looking for his next-door neighbor and first love, Melody Wright (Reign Edwards), who he knows has dabbled in coke.
Face the Beast: “Swamp of Death”
Over a series of specials, wildlife documentary filmmaker Andrew Ucles and photographer Brian Grossenbacher travel to remote locations to try to explain historical animal attacks and learn how people can prevent such attacks in the future. In this installment, they investigate an incident where hundreds of Japanese soldiers were slaughtered by man-eating crocodiles during World War II.
The Last Cowboy: “Vegas or Bust”
Paramount Network, 10:55pm
The Run for a Million is near, so it’s almost “whoa” time for this post-Yellowstone docuseries about riders on the reining circuit, where horses must execute a pattern of circles, spins and stops.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Why Women Kill
CBS All Access
Guess which of this dark comedy’s three California wives — 1960s homemaker Beth Ann (Ginnifer Goodwin), ’80s socialite Simone (Lucy Liu) and modern-day lawyer Taylor (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) — does which tonight: tries a ménage à trois, strips down or lets her unfaithful man come home.
The Outpost: “Where You Go, People Die”
The CW, 8pm
Zed (guest star Reece Ritchie) waits for Talon (Jessica Green) after a mysterious disappearance. Tobin (guest star Aaron Fontaine) faces his despised cousin while Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) makes Tobin an offer he can’t refuse. A surprise visitor to the Outpost interrupts a royal ceremony.
NFL Preseason: Jacksonville at Miami
FOX, 8pm Live
FOX Sports presents coverage live from Hard Rock Stadium as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 of the 2019 preseason.
Ax Men: “Measure Twice, Cut Once”
Danny Pihl relies on the experience of veteran cutters Dwayne and Chuck to take down massive old-growth trees. Craig Rygaard discovers his son Jason made a catastrophic and costly miscalculation. Frank Harkness races to transport $100,000 worth of logs from his frozen job site down the mountain on ice-covered logging roads, while Buckin’ Billy takes cover from a storm and finds a rare, vintage power saw.
Holey Moley: “Power of the Fanny Pack”
Joining in on the season finale fun is none other than gymnast and three-time Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas, who not only helps out commentating but also shows off some fun tricks on “Log Roll.”
Million Dollar Listing New York: “Jess We Can!”
Luis and Ronita orchestrate private showings for their first co-listing together, but when Luis steals the show as the conductor, Ronita decides their partnership needs a tune-up. When Steve’s own apartment becomes his latest listing, he picks his former assistant, Jess, to take the lead — but her lack of confidence forces him to buy a disguise and go undercover.
BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon: “Going Whole Hog”
Food Network, 9pm
The competition is down to the final two contestants. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous-chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor will walk away with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of ’Cue.
Reef Break: “The Hohenzollern Collection”
When Betty Ann Miller (Marcia Gay Harden) arrives on the Reef, she presents Cat Chambers (Poppy Montgomery) an offer too good to refuse, but when Cat considers turning back to her old ways, she turns the tables on the situation. But don’t be fooled — Betty Ann may look sweet and demure, but she proves to be a formidable match for Cat.
The comedy starring Zach Galifianakis as rodeo clown Chip Baskets and Louie Anderson as his mom, Christine, comes to an end.
House Hunters: “City Wife vs. Suburban Husband”
Newlyweds are on the hunt for a home in Nashville. She wants the downtown experience in a sleek, contemporary building with a rooftop patio, while he is looking for the peace and quiet of the suburbs.
Alone: “Fire and Ice”
The final three survivalists continue to battle weight loss, extreme temperatures and predators to remain in the fight for the $500,000 prize. The punishing cold makes getting food harder than ever before, and a devastating catastrophe causes one participant to lose everything as the remaining survivalists push on in their effort to conquer the Arctic and emerge victorious.
The Flay List
Food Network, 10:30pm
Bobby and his daughter Sophie visit the culinary spots he has frequented for years to experience classic locations and dishes, while Sophie introduces her dad to her latest discoveries. In the first episode, Bobby and Sophie tackle tacos.
Friday, Aug. 23
NFL Preseason: Buffalo at Detroit
CBS, 8pm Live
The Buffalo Bills are at Detroit’s Ford Field for a Week 3 NFL preseason matchup against the Lions on CBS.
A Deadly Dance
Lifetime Movies, 8pm
After Karen Higgins is tragically murdered, her twin sister Kate (Sabrina Bryan) struggles to pick up the pieces. A year later, professional dancer Kate’s close friend (Rachael Markarian) — a fellow lead dancer on the same hit TV show — is also murdered, and Kate wonders if this new murder is by a random, violent fan or the same person who killed her sister. Antonio Sabato Jr. and David Blue also star.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: “Loaded, Stuffed and Fried”
Food Network, 9pm
Guy Fieri’s hitting the road and digging into joints that are loading it, stuffing it and frying it. In Santa Fe, N.M., he checks out a farm-to-table gem putting out hearty goodness like bison gravy fries and a lights-out lamb sandwich. In Kansas City, Mo., there’s a funky Mexican seafood spot fryin’ fish and stuffin’ oysters, and in El Paso, Texas, Guy finds a barbecue joint serving up fully loaded baked potatoes and serious smoked sausage.
Racing Wives: “Best Frenemies Forever”
Tonight on the new reality show, Samantha Busch, wife of NASCAR driver Kyle and mom to son Brexton, thinks more seriously about having another baby via IVF — a story made more poignant knowing she did get pregnant but miscarried last November.
The UnXplained: “Life Beyond Death”
William Shatner and his team look into the world of the dead as they ponder: What happens to us after we die? They look for answers in stories of near-death experiences, reincarnation and memories passed from organ donors to transplant recipients.
Killjoys: “Three Mutineers”
Dutch’s (Hannah John-Kamen) prison takeover is thwarted by an unexpected hostage situation, leaving her, D’avin (Luke Macfarlane) and John (Aaron Ashmore) scrambling for a new plan.
Saturday, Aug. 24
TCM Summer Under the Stars: Shirley MacLaine
If the adjective fierce had been in vogue in the 1950s and ’60s, it would have described Shirley MacLaine’s acting. She believed in her characters, and no matter how large or small her role, moviegoers always saw her front and center onscreen. MacLaine won her best actress Academy Award for 1983’s Terms of Endearment after four previous nods, which included her first for 1958’s Some Come Running. Those films and more, including 1989’s Steel Magnolias and 1969’s Sweet Charity air in today’s marathon.
Tiny House Nation: “Tiny House Hits the Road”
John and Zack head to Florida to help a couple give up their huge condo so they can hit the road. Tony’s a travel nurse with plans to take the tiny home across the country as he pitches in at understaffed hospitals. Can John and Zack build a tiny house where this nocturnal nurse and his sun-loving bride can coexist?
Flea Market Flip: “Sisters vs. Misters”
Two teams of flippers put their creativity to the test for the chance to win $5,000. The competition starts at the flea market, where each team gets $500 and one hour to find three projects on their flip list. In the workshop, they transform their purchases into pieces, then head back to the flea market with their fixed-up finds. The team that makes the bigger profit wins.
Zombie House Flipping: “The Clinical Disaster”
This lakefront home has a prime spot on the water, but also a horrible layout — with a long, ugly residential wing designed like a live-in rehab clinic. Ashlee takes the lead on this big flip, but her grandiose designs threaten to blow the budget wide open. And when the team tries to rein her in, they sense some bitter pushback that they fear could tear the team apart.
College Football: Miami vs. Florida
ESPN, 7pm Live
The 2019 Camping World Kickoff features the Miami Hurricanes vs. the Florida Gators at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
V.C. Andrews’ Web of Dreams
Based on the fifth and final novel of the Casteel series, this prequel reveals the story of Heaven’s mother, Leigh (Jennifer Laporte). When Leigh flees Farthinggale Manor and her family (Max Lloyd-Jones and Cindy Busby), she carries a deep secret. When she falls in love with Luke Casteel Sr. (Tom Donadt), they try to forge a happy life while Leigh tries to forget her haunting past.
Cake Boss: “Father-Daughter Dance and Bachelorette Party”
Discovery Family Channel, 9pm
Mauro gets an order from the organizers of a father-daughter dance, and after the team gets sentimental while creating the sweet treat, Mauro gets his oldest daughter, Mary, to help with the delivery. Then, Buddy creates a sexy, party-themed cake that tastes like a bachelorette’s favorite cocktail.
The Vanilla Ice Project: “Upstairs Battle”
DIY Network, 9pm
The former rapper’s home-redo show is in its ninth season now, so we’re going to refrain from “Ice Ice Baby” jokes. (So difficult!) Rob Van Winkle and his renovating ninjas visit an up-and-coming Wellington, Fla,, neighborhood to make someone’s second floor first-rate.
All Summer Long
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Autumn Reeser stars as Tia, whose dream job of captaining a ship used for dinner cruises hits rough water when her ex (Brennan Elliott) is hired as the restaurant’s chef. The former flames struggle to open the new business while navigating the sea and each other.
Black Love: “Emerging From Darkness”
What does it take to make a marriage work? Couples share the true tests of marriage, from experiences with drug abuse, pornography addiction, depression following a miscarriage and more. One of tonight’s featured couples is Rebecca and Terry Crews.
Hitsville: The Making of Motown
Timed to the 60th anniversary of Motown Records — and its Detroit birthplace, the aptly named Hitsville U.S.A. — this documentary features an interview with visionary founder Berry Gordy (responsible for the careers of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and so many others), as well as commentary from “newcomers” to the scene like John Legend.
OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation
Emmy winner Carlos Watson hosts four one-hour episodes featuring a panel of celebrity guests and 100 black women with a focus on key issues including love and relationships, motherhood, beauty, and mind, body and soul.