Sunday, July 26
Major League Baseball
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
Sunday Night Baseball features a divisional rivalry doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves at the N.Y. Mets, followed by the San Francisco Giants at the L.A. Dodgers.
Symon’s Dinners Cooking Out
Food Network, 12:30pm
Michael Symon had been streaming cooking classes from his home in suburban New York since quarantine began, earning the Food Network Kitchen Facebook page more than 30 million views. So with the channel’s studio closed due to the coronavirus, the veteran TV chef’s online success led to this self-shot backyard series, featuring dishes from sticky ribs to tart apple crisp.
The Mistletoe Promise
Hallmark Channel, 2pm
Hallmark’s annual Christmas in July moviethon wraps at midnight, but not before we get another chance to enjoy this 2016 favorite. Jaime King and Luke Macfarlane play two likable Scrooges who pose as a couple to score him a promotion and her a holiday victory over her ex.
Cannonball: “The Human Dart: Network Cut”
Cannonball athletes compete for $10,000 in the wildest and wettest challenges ever created.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of … Gilda Radner
The docuseries’ subject is Emmy-winning comic Gilda Radner, the original Saturday Night Live cast member (and wife of actor Gene Wilder) who died at 42 in 1989 of an overlooked hereditary ovarian cancer.
Starring Dudley Moore
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Two of comedic British actor Dudley Moore’s finest and funniest performances are spotlighted this evening. First up is Moore in his perhaps most identifiable role as the title character of 1981’s acclaimed comedy Arthur, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Second on the bill is Bedazzled, the 1967 British comedy in which Moore costarred with his then-comedy partner Peter Cook, along with Raquel Welch.
Mayday: Air Disaster
Weather Channel, 8pm
Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday: Air Disaster investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, the series weaves together interviews, gripping reenactments and state-of-the-art CGI to investigate and tell the story of a crash.
Paranormal Caught on Camera: “A Haunted Gift and More”
Travel Channel, 9pm
Ghost hunters spend the night with an evil spirit; playgrounds around the world open up their gates to more than just the living; a colossal creature appears near the shore of an Irish lake.
Beach Around the World: “Exploring the Gold Coast of Costa Rica”
What’s Spanish for “downsizing”? Tonight’s seaside home-seekers, a Phoenix couple, want a smaller pad in Costa Rica.
Her allies and her mystical gun Peacemaker missing, Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) races to find a way into the Garden of Eden — located in the demon-filled Ghost River Triangle — so she can rescue sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley).
One Nation With Lawrence Jones
FOX News Channel, 10pm
Hosted by FOX News Channel contributor and FOX Nation host Lawrence Jones, this one-hour special examines the state of race relations in the United States from the perspectives of civil rights activists, law enforcement officials, religious leaders and network personalities. “The purpose of this special is to educate and to provide an example on how to have these conversations,” Jones says. “I’m a 27-year-old Black man, and FOX News is giving me the opportunity to provide authentic opinion and reasonable conversations. I’m probably the first Black man my age that any news agency has given this kind of opportunity.” During the special, Jones conducts interviews with rapper and activist Maj Toure, former social justice director for Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign Tezlyn Figaro and Pastor Dr. Tony Evans about the civil unrest and protests across the country. In addition, Jones sits down for a panel discussion with The Five’s Juan Williams, FNC’s chief religion correspondent Lauren Green and FOX Nation’s Nuff Said host Tyrus for a conversation on what these issues mean to them personally as Black Americans. An extended director’s cut of the program will also be available on FOX Nation, the on demand subscription-based streaming service the same night.
— Lawrence B. Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) July 23, 2020
Monday, July 27
The Titan Games: “East Region 3: DJ’s Last Call”
The competition continues with competitors pushing their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges, designed by host and executive producer Dwayne Johnson. In these Eastern division battles, watch Josh Porter go up against Blake Broadhurst for the men, while Shantal Athill takes on Courtney Roselle for the women. They will compete on obstacles such as Launch Pad, Over the Edge, Nuts and Bolts, and Lunar Impact. Winners will move on to face reigning Titans on Mt. Olympus.
Star of the Month: Tony Curtis: “Comedy — Part Two”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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TCM’s July salute to Tony Curtis ends with another evening of his lighthearted performances in some classic comedies. First up, Curtis stars with Natalie Wood in Sex and the Single Girl (1964). This is followed by Don’t Make Waves (1967); Not With My Wife, You Don’t! (1966); and the network premiere of the 1985 British comedy/drama Insignificance.
Buried Worlds With Don Wildman: “Curse of the White City”
Travel Channel, 8pm
In the two-hour Season 1 finale, Wildman undertakes the greatest challenge of his career — facing lethal dangers and deadly curses deep in the Honduran jungle on his quest to find the legendary Lost White City.
Below Deck Mediterranean: “Viva, Loss Vegas”
On a crew night out, Alex reveals his feelings to Bugsy while Hannah struggles to connect with the group. Meanwhile, Captain Sandy comes down on Jess for her performance in the laundry room, and an incident with the water toys forces Malia into an emergency rescue. With his job on the line, Kiko rallies himself for a successful charter, but a Vegas-themed dinner threatens to unravel everything.
Penn & Teller: Try This at Home Too
The CW, 9pm
Filmed entirely at the homes of Penn & Teller and their friends around the world, the second special from the magical duo showcases new magic Penn & Teller and their magician friends have developed at home. Penn & Teller teach viewers how to do an array of tricks themselves and are joined by celebrity guests including Howie Mandel, Piff the Magic Dragon and the cast of Nancy Drew.
Pawn Stars: “Million Dollar Deal”
Among the rare items that Gold & Silver Pawn Shop owner Rick Harrison eyes this week: a work called Welcome to Hell from the street artist Banksy. The piece’s sinful asking price: $1 million!
Your Worst Nightmare: “He’s Back”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
The true-crime series recounts the harrowing ordeal endured by Virginia teen Natalie Purdie more than three decades ago: After the bubbly dancer turned down her controlling boyfriend’s proposal, he stabbed her roughly 30 times.
Meet Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, a political firebrand who is known by her opponents as the “devil’s advocate” for her decades-long defense of Palestinians who have been accused of resisting the occupation, both violently and nonviolently.
Into the Unknown
Travel Channel, 10pm
The first episode of this series that explores the paranormal finds host Cliff Simon navigating his way through the Louisiana bayou. There, he investigates reports of a fearsome werewolf-like creature known as the Rougarou.
Tuesday, July 28
An aging former boy band star turned shamed tabloid laughingstock (O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale) tries and fails to make an international comeback.
Marriage on the Rocks
TCM, beginning at 6am
TCM’s daytime lineup today features several movies about marriages highlighted by alcohol, extramarital affairs — or all of the above. Things start with 1934’s The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as mystery-solving, cocktail-loving, high-society spouses Nick and Nora Charles. The rest of the lineup features Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in High Society (1956); Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966); director David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945) and Doctor Zhivago (1965); and Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960).
America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts”
The first and only Judge Cuts episode of the season heads outdoors! Sofia Vergara and her fellow arbiters watch performances on a drive-in-style movie screen to choose the acts that make it to the live shows.
TCM Remembers Carl Reiner
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Turner Classic Movies celebrates the life and career of legendary comedic writer/director/actor/author Carl Reiner, who passed away June 29 at age 98, with an evening of some of the films he directed. The lineup features: Enter Laughing (1967), All of Me (1984), The Comic (1969), Where’s Poppa? (1970) and Oh, God! (1977).
Tell Me a Story
The CW, 9pm
This series — which originally aired on CBS All Access — takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
Good Bones: “Free House, Expensive Reno”
Just because mother-daughter design duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk acquire their next renovation, a small cottage in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis, for free doesn’t guarantee they’ll turn a big profit! A caving roof is only one of their worries.
Shark vs. Whale
National Geographic, 10pm
In 2017, marine biologist Ryan Johnson captured rare footage of a great white, named Helen, methodically attacking — and drowning — a weakened humpback off the coast of South Africa. For this SharkFest special, he follows the whales’ migration route to learn if these encounters are more common than we think.
World of Dance: “The Duels 4”
The Duels round concludes 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 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.