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Sunday, June 28: Amanda Seales Hosts The BET Awards 2020


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Sunday, June 28

The BET Awards 2020
BET & CBS, 8pm Live

Comedian and actress Amanda Seales hosts the BET Awards telecast airing on both BET and CBS. Drake leads all nominees with six nods. Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch follow with five nominations each, and Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby each have four nominations. Performers include Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Lil Wayne, Usher and others.

The Brady Bunch
MeTV, 12pm

A trilogy of tiki! America’s favorite blended family goes on vacation to Hawaii in this trio of 1972 classics. The aloha wears off fast after youngest son Bobby (Mike Lookinland) finds an idol that seems to bring bad luck. Hula lessons and surfing go wrong. Then there’s the little matter of a tarantula. Don Ho and Vincent Price guest-star.

Giada at Home 2.0
Food Network, 12:30pm
Season Premiere!

Like any good chef, Giada De Laurentiis knows how to make do with what’s on hand, even during quarantine. So this new batch of six episodes is self-shot but still loaded with tips for amateur foodies, like how-tos for a from-scratch pizza party with daughter Jade.

NASCAR Racing at Pocono Raceway
FS1, beginning at 12:30pm Live

NASCAR runs two events at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. First up, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton, Justin Allgaier and other emerging stars of the Xfinity Series compete in the Pocono Green 225. Then Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott and more top contenders from the NASCAR Cup Series put the pedal to the metal at the Pocono 350.

Golf: PGA Tour Travelers Championship: Final Round
Golf Channel & CBS, beginning at 1pm Live

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., concludes with the final round today. Coverage begins on Golf Channel and then continues on CBS.

Hollywood Game Night: “Chrisley’s Believe It or Not”
NBC, 7pm

Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Savannah Chrisley challenge Kal Penn, Yvette Nicole Brown and Nikki Glaser in new outdoor games What’s the Scoop? and It’s a Toss Up. Jane Lynch hosts as two teams compete for a $25,000 grand prize.

Shirley You Can’t Be Serious Sunday
SundanceTV, beginning at 7pm
Catch a Classic!

“Surely you can’t be serious.” “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” This is one of many memorable lines of the classic comedy Airplane! (1980), a hilarious skewering of disaster movies and other film genres that took a largely successful “anything goes” approach to its humor. That film, and its less successful but still fun follow-up, 1982’s Airplane II: The Sequel, will air in two back-to-back showings tonight.

Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
National Geographic, 7:30pm
Season Premiere!

Off the North Carolina coast, fishermen vie to catch the most Atlantic bluefin tuna — and on opening day, four-time champ Greg Mayer of the Fishin’ Frenzy is the one to watch.

The Top Ten Revealed: “’70s Folk Songs”
AXS TV, 8pm

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more legendary artists are featured in this countdown of the best folk songs from the 1970s.

The Warrant
INSP, 8pm

Yellowstone’s Neal McDonough and Steven R. McQueen (Chicago Fire) play father-son lawmen pursuing a vigilante (Casper Van Dien) in this original post-Civil War Western.

Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets: “Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain”
PBS, 8pm

History by and large ignores Queen Anne, portraying her as an overweight, sickly monarch manipulated by her ladies-in-waiting and their powerful husbands, but the truth may be more nuanced than that. Lucy Worsley shares the inside story of the salacious gossip about Anne’s love life that helped destroy her image and legacy.

Lost Pyramids of the Aztecs
Science Channel, 8pm

This two-hour special features unprecedented access to archaeologists at work on rarely seen ancient Aztec sites in Mexico and follows an extraordinary experiment to build a replica Aztec pyramid as investigators seek to solve the mystery of who this culture was and how they built their remarkable empire.

Black Monday
Showtime, 8pm
New Episodes!

The final four episodes of Season 2 of the comedy starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall kick off with “Who Are You Supposed to Be?”

Live From Daryl’s House: “Gavin DeGraw”
AXS TV, 9pm

Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw drops by to chat and jam with host Daryl Hall.

Married to Medicine Los Angeles: “Sis-Cation”
Bravo, 9pm

After Imani’s shocking divorce reveal, the ladies rally around her and head to Palm Springs for a “Sis-cation.” While Kendra is nervous for her first trip without her baby, Jazmin and Lia are ready to turn it up, causing things to get wild on the bus ride. During a naughty gift exchange, Shanique surprises Imani with a special package. Britten opens up about her own marital struggles.

World War II: Race to Victory: “D-Day and Beyond”
History, 9pm
Miniseries Finale!

June 6, 1944. After years of pressure from Stalin, Churchill has finally agreed to open a second front in Europe and send Allied troops to liberate occupied France. From there, they will fight their way across to Germany and — with the Red Army advancing from the East — finally bring down Hitler’s empire. By February 1945, the Allies can almost taste victory. The Big Three agree to meet to decide what the future will look like after the war finally comes to an end, and they come face-to-face for the second, and final, time in the seaside town of Yalta.

PBS, 9pm

A date at the cinema turns sour for Will when the projectionist is murdered during a screening, while a shadowy figure from Jack Chapman’s past comes back to haunt him and Mrs. C.

Snowpiercer: “The Universe Is Indifferent”
TNT, 9pm
On a divided Snowpiercer, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) intensifies her search for Layton (Daveed Diggs). Meanwhile, Layton is weaponizing her secret, and Third Class faces a reckoning when he presents them with a choice.

Collector’s Call: “Meet Jeff Bauspies — Board Games”
MeTV, 9:30pm

With over 1,700 board games in his collection, Jeff Bauspies is the Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of its kind. His custom-built basement is packed floor to ceiling with games arranged in alphabetical order, some of which are quite rare — including a 1941 edition of Monopoly, and nearly every game in the 3M Bookshelf series.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO, 10pm
New Series!

This six-part documentary series is based on Michelle McNamara’s 2018 bestselling book in which she investigates the violent predator who became known as the Golden State Killer.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: “Sumatra’s Stunning Highlands”
Nat Geo, 10pm

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s quest to master the world’s most fascinating cuisines lands him on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where he risks his safety and his pride to acquire the ingredients he needs. Whether working as a deckhand in the open ocean, exploring a daunting cave system, milking buffalo or being dragged behind them, Ramsay’s commitment to world-class cooking is put to the test, with Indonesia’s own top chef, William Wongso, looking over his shoulder.

Beecham House
PBS, 10pm

A murder throws John’s plans of staying in Delhi into jeopardy. A person within the household reveals his true colors with dangerous consequences. Margaret proves she is trustworthy when she takes a risk to help John, demonstrating her love for him.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
Showtime, 10pm
Season Finale!
The Penny Dreadful spinoff set in 1938 Los Angeles and starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) brings its 10-episode first season to a close.

FOX Nation Presents “What Made America Great”
FOX News Channel, 10pm

Hosted by FOX & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade, this one-hour special will preview the premiere of What Made America Great‘s upcoming fifth season. During the special, Kilmeade will take an exclusive tour of the White House and visit the home’s famous spaces, including the East Room, the State Dining Room and the Map Room, which is traditionally closed to visitors. Guided by the tenured residence staff, Kilmeade will learn the colorful history behind the rooms and their artifacts. In addition to granting viewers behind-the-scenes access of America’s most famous home, Kilmeade will also present an interview with President Donald Trump, conducted in the Oval Office. The conversation will focus on the president’s perspective of the history behind the White House and the legacy of the residence. An extended director’s cut version containing additional footage will be available on FNC’s on-demand streaming service FOX Nation immediately after airing.

Monday, June 29

Ray Harryhausen 100th Birthday Tribute
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

On the 100th anniversary of Ray Harryhausen’s birth, Turner Classic Movies celebrates his groundbreaking and still-amazing stop-motion animation visual effects work with a lineup of films featuring some of his influential creations that continue to entertain and inspire. The schedule includes The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956), Mysterious Island (1961), Mighty Joe Young (1949) and the original Clash of the Titans (1981), the final film for which Harryhausen created the visual effects before retiring.

Below Deck Mediterranean
Bravo, 9pm

This week on the Mallorca, Spain, luxury yacht, deckhand/ex-model Rob and stewardess/former Hooters girl Jessica get closer, and a mammoth thunderstorm threatens guests’ very expensive good time.

POV: “And She Could Be Next”
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Follow the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up by fighting for a truly reflective democracy. Part 2 airs tomorrow night.

Buried Worlds With Don Wildman: “The Nazis’ Supernatural Weapons”
Travel Channel, 9pm

The brave host explores another underground location with links to the paranormal: a crypt where Nazis held occult rituals. He joins a witches’ ceremony to see how Adolf Hitler tried to use sorcery to conquer the world.

Duff Takes the Cake: “Soccer, Scotsmen and Cake, Oh My!”
Food Network, 10pm

Specifically, Duff Goldman takes a tasty large soccer ball to kids at the LA Galaxy’s home stadium and a 5-foot-long replica of the Queen Mary to a Scots Festival. What could go wrong?

NBC, 10pm
Special Preview!

Ahead of its formal series premiere July 9 on USA Network, NBC is airing a special telecast of its new competition series that features contestants facing off in a variety of water obstacles. WWE superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Rocsi Diaz host.

Tuesday, June 30

Apollo 13
Syfy, 7pm

The Ron Howard-directed Best Picture nominee hit theaters 25 years ago today! As those of us who watch it every time it’s on cable know, the story of NASA’s finest hour — working together to bring the astronauts of the ill-fated 1970 mission home — is always riveting, from flight commander Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) donning his new vest to Lovell’s mother (Jean Speegle Howard, Ron’s mom) insisting, “If they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it.”

America’s Got Talent: “Auditions 6”
NBC, 8pm

The auditions continue with creator and executive producer Simon Cowell at the judges’ table along with Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, guest judge Eric Stonestreet and host Terry Crews. Variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is still in play and could send a lucky act directly to the live shows to compete for America’s vote.

Star of the Month: Ann Sheridan: “Ann’s Onscreen Pairings”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

TCM’s monthlong salute to famed actress Ann Sheridan concludes tonight with a lineup of films featuring her pairings with famous male stars. The schedule begins with City for Conquest (1940), which paired her with James Cagney. Following that are Silver River (1948, Errol Flynn), One More Tomorrow (1946, Dennis Morgan), San Quentin (1937, Humphrey Bogart), Juke Girl (1942, Ronald Reagan) and Naughty but Nice (1939, Dick Powell).

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles: “Rock and a Hard Price”
Bravo, 9pm

Altman hosts a rockin’ open house for a Trousdale party pad that once belonged to Howard Hughes. Flagg struggles to find the perfect family house for a very particular buyer, who questions if Flagg is the right fit for her. James and David look to expand their territory into Pasadena and help potential buyers see the potential of a 1970s fixer-upper.

Lost on Everest
Nat Geo, 9pm

On June 8, 1924, at just 800 vertical feet from the summit of Mount Everest, British explorers George Leigh Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine were swallowed by a storm cloud and never seen again. A team of elite climbers attempt to find Irvine’s remains and the camera he is believed to have carried that final day. Their journey is a thrilling, honest look that sets out to solve one of exploration’s greatest mysteries.

Greenleaf: “The Second Day”
OWN, 9pm

Noah (Benjamin Patterson) returns to Memphis to help Grace (Merle Dandridge), offering her stability in a world that’s upside down and spinning out of her control. Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) take a walk through their history when they visit Mavis’ club as a potential venue for their future. Jacob (Lamman Rucker) continues to dig into the past and uncovers a shocking revelation about the history of the Greenleaf family home.

The Genetic Detective
ABC, 10pm
Season Finale!

This series — featuring investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore solving crimes — ends its first season tonight.

Welcome to Chechnya
HBO, 10pm

In the present-day Russian republic of Chechnya, gay and transgender citizens are targeted as part of a deadly “cleansing” campaign. This documentary follows a group of LGBTQ activists working undercover to rescue the victims of this aggression.

World of Dance: “The Duels 1”
NBC, 10pm

The Duels round begins with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and special guest judge dancer and choreographer tWitch. This season, the judges have chosen which acts go head-to-head and the acts won’t know their opponent until they hit the dance floor, leading to some of the most epic dance battles the series has ever seen. As guest judge, tWitch will have the power to decide which acts up for elimination will go head-to-head in the returning Redemption round, to earn a slot in the semifinals and the chance to perform on the World of Dance stage.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story: “The 12th of Never”
USA Network, 10pm

The war between the Brodericks goes from cold to nuclear in this ripped-from-’80s-headlines drama as Betty (Amanda Peet) foolishly opts to represent herself against Dan (Christian Slater) during their divorce proceedings.