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Tuesday, June 15

LEGO Masters: “Make and Shake”
FOX, 8pm

Structural integrity and beauty come together as teams are challenged to build a structure strong enough to withstand an earthquake in the new episode “Make and Shake.”

The Flash: “Masquerade”
The CW, 8pm

Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) is forced to confront her past in order to break free from a psychic prison. Meanwhile, Chester (Brandon McKnight) takes over for Cisco but makes a mistake that puts Barry (Grant Gustin) in serious danger. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) investigates Kristen Kramer’s old military ties and discovers an unsettling truth.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
NBC, 8pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming continue with the finals of the men’s 200-meter freestyle, women’s 100-meter backstroke, men’s 100-meter backstroke and women’s 100-meter breaststroke. Qualifying heats air earlier on NBCSN.

Star of the Month: Cyd Charisse
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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Enjoy more of Cyd Charisse as this month’s Tuesday night salute to the legendary actress and dancer continues with another evening of her films. First, Charisse stars with Gene Kelly in the musical satire It’s Always Fair Weather (1955), which was codirected by Kelly and Stanley Donen, and boasts an Oscar-nominated musical score by André Previn. A rare downbeat musical, the film nonetheless remains a seminal entry in that genre thanks to its innovative dance routines. Charisse received a Best Actress — Comedy or Musical Golden Globe nomination for her performance in tonight’s next film, one of her most famous works — Silk Stockings (1957). The actress costars with Fred Astaire (in one of his last appearances in a musical) in this song-and-dance-filled adaptation of the classic 1939 film Ninotchka. Following that is the Judy Garland-led 1946 musical The Harvey Girls, featuring Charisse in one of her first credited roles. This is followed by a strong supporting performance from Charisse in the Esther Williams-starring 1948 romantic comedy On an Island With You. Tonight’s lineup concludes early tomorrow morning with another of Charisse’s most iconic appearances, as the long-legged woman in the green sequined dress and Louise Brooks hair who vamps Gene Kelly in the celebrated “Broadway Melody” ballet finale of Singin’ in the Rain (1952). Since costar Debbie Reynolds was not a trained dancer, Kelly chose Charisse to partner with him in this sequence, and that was one of the performances that helped solidify her as a star by the early ’50s.

The Approach
GolfPass, 8pm Live

From new faces in golf fashion and wearable tech to betting on your round and paying for it using cryptocurrency, the approach to golf is evolving. Whether you’re practicing at home using the same Full Swing setup as Steph Curry or traveling with your buddies to the best courses in the world, the future of golf has something for everyone. This special live streaming event brings together athletes, business execs, media members and more from a variety of industries to discuss how travel, fashion, technology and digital currency are making golf more accessible and attractive. Hear from Macklemore, Rory McIlroy, Paige Spiranac, James Davis, and many others on how they’re approaching the sport moving forward.


Mental Samurai
FOX, 9pm

Host Rob Lowe welcomes a model, a former military man, a recent black belt in karate and a woman who lost her childhood home in Hurricane Dorian to take the Circle of Samurai challenge in tonight’s new episode.

Revolution Rent
HBO, 9pm

This documentary follows Andy Señor Jr.’s journey of directing a stage production of Rent in Cuba, the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years.

Unsellable Houses: “Daycare Redo”
HGTV, 9pm

A homeowner looking to retire is having trouble selling her house that operates as a daycare because buyers can’t visualize the property as a family home. Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis step in to redefine the space into a cozy residence with a vintage farmhouse style that will attract homebuyers.

Honoring Our Kings: OWN Celebrates Black Fatherhood
OWN, 9pm

Hosted by Oprah Winfrey and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, this two-hour special features conversations with everyday dads, special messages from celebrity fathers and musical performances to celebrate Black fathers everywhere.

Cruel Summer: “Hostile Witness”
Freeform, 10pm
Season Finale!

Kate (Olivia Holt) and Jeannette’s (Chiara Aurelia) worlds collide as the court date arrives, finally forcing the two young women to answer the question on everyone’s mind, but the answer comes with a price that not everyone can pay.

$50K Three Ways: “50 Shades of Bland”
HGTV, 10pm

Kevin and Melissa Senepole are college sweethearts with three young boys. They moved into their 2,700-square-foot Arlington Heights home thinking they could grow into it. Seven years later, the layout isn’t suitable for their family of five and they are desperate for a change. Melissa loves bold style while Kevin likes to keep things neutral. Interior design guru Tiffany Brooks comes to the rescue with three incredible forever home options for $50,000 that will make them celebrate their ability to compromise.

America’s Got Talent: “Auditions 3”
NBC, 10pm

The auditions continue with creator and executive producer Simon Cowell at the judges’ table along with Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Sofía Vergara and host Terry Crews. A variety of acts and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize.

Wednesday, June 16

The House My Wedding Bought
discovery+
New Series!

Engaged couples on a budget seek help to pay for a dream wedding and put a down payment on a house.

The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu
Season Finale!

The fourth season of the acclaimed dystopian drama based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel comes to a close. Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley and Alexis Bledel lead the cast. The series has been renewed for Season 5.

Penguin Town
Netflix
New Series!

Executive producer Patton Oswalt narrates this docuseries about a picturesque South African town where an eclectic group of endangered penguins flock together to find mates, raise a family and mix with the locals.

TCM Morning & Afternoon Movies: Ruth Hussey
TCM, beginning at 6:30am
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This morning and afternoon, Turner Classic Movies celebrates actress Ruth Hussey with some of her notable films. No lineup of Hussey titles would be complete without The Philadelphia Story (1940), and that classic screwball comedy is certainly on hand today, airing later in the afternoon. Hussey received a Best Supporting Actress nomination as cynical magazine photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in George Cukor’s film, which also stars Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. But The Philadelphia Story is also bookended by other Hussey films throughout the day, many of which may not be as well-known but are still worth checking out. These titles include King Vidor’s 1941 drama H.M. Pulham, Esq., costarring Hedy Lamarr and Robert Young; Fast and Furious (1939), a mystery comedy directed by Busby Berkeley headlined by Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern; Maisie (1939), a comedy that again teamed Hussey with Sothern and Young; Tennessee Johnson, a 1942 biopic about President Andrew Johnson starring Van Heflin and Lionel Barrymore, with Hussey portraying first lady Eliza McCardle Johnson; and the Oscar-nominated Northwest Passage (1940), another film in which Hussey was directed by King Vidor and costarred with Young, as well as with Spencer Tracy and Walter Brennan. Northwest Passage is followed by The Philadelphia Story, and the Hussey celebration then concludes with Flight Command (1940), an Oscar-nominated wartime drama costarring Robert Taylor and Walter Pidgeon. — Jeff Pfeiffer

MasterChef: Legends: “Paula Deen — Auditions Round 3”
FOX, 8pm

Only five aprons remain as contestants compete in the final round of auditions. Queen of Southern cuisine Paula Deen is the legendary guest judge in tonight’s new episode.

Property Brothers: Forever Home: “Room to Move”
HGTV, 8pm

After fate brought them together, a couple fell in love with a vintage bungalow in Los Angeles. Now with two kids, the home’s choppy layout can’t be ignored, so Drew and Jonathan Scott step in to give this family more room to live and grow for years to come.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
NBC, 8pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming continue with the finals of the women’s 200-meter freestyle, men’s 200-meter butterfly, women’s 200-meter individual medley and women’s 1,500-meter freestyle. Qualifying heats air earlier on NBCSN.

$100,000 Pyramid
ABC, 9pm

This all-new episode features Saturday Night Live star Alex Moffat and comedian and SiriusXM radio host Michelle Collins. They’re followed by stars of FX’s Pose Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore.

Two Steps Home
HGTV, 9pm
New Series!

The eight-episode series features real estate expert/designer Jon Pierre and designer Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin — who are also busy parents of two and former hosts of Going for Sold — as they help their Houston-area clients sell, buy and renovate to create their ideal home. “The home buying and selling process can be very overwhelming,” said Tjon-Joe-Pin. “So many people leave money on the table when they sell and feel forced to make compromises when they buy. We’re taking two steps to change that.” Pierre added, “We help clients get the home of their dreams. We show them how to sell for maximum profit, then invest in smart renovations and upgrades for their new space. We’re welcoming families home one step at a time.”

Card Sharks
ABC, 10pm
New Episodes!

Hosted by Joel McHale, Card Sharks is a suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card. The road to glory and riches begins with two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player making it to the life-changing money card round. In the money card round, the winning player has to make gut-wrenching decisions and risk it all to win it all.

Dave
FXX, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Dave Burd — better known to the world as rapper/comedian Lil Dicky — returns for the second season of his semiautobiographical comedy with two episodes tonight. Season 2 guest stars include CL, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X and Kevin Hart.

The Blacklist: “Nachalo”
NBC, 10pm
New Time Slot!

New episodes of the hit James Spader-led crime thriller, which normally airs on Fridays, can be seen in this new time slot this week and next, when the series will air its eighth season finale. In tonight’s episode, when Red (Spader) takes Liz (Megan Boone) to the mysterious epicenter of his empire, their shared past reveals itself, and long-buried secrets are divulged.

Thursday, June 17

Battle of the Brothers
discovery+
New Series!

Sibling restaurateurs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio mentor promising chefs in this culinary competition.

My Name Is Bulger
discovery+

Bill Bulger, now in his 80s, was Massachusetts State Senate President for almost 20 years. His older brother, James “Whitey” Bulger, was a Boston gangster who was murdered in prison on Oct. 30, 2018, aged 89. This documentary weaves its way through the stories of both brothers and their respective rises and falls. The film strips away the hysteria of daily print headlines and nightly news bulletins to unfold the story of a unique American family who craves to be judged for who they are and what they’ve done, not what their infamous relative did.

Genera+ion
HBO Max
New Episodes!

The half-hour dramedy about teens exploring modern sexuality in their conservative community returns with eight new Season 1 episodes. Three episodes drop today, followed by two episodes each on June 24 and July 1, and one on July 8.

iCarly
Paramount+
New Series!

The 2007-12 Nickelodeon teen sitcom returns in a revival. Ten years have passed, and Carly (Miranda Cosgrove, reprising her original role) has graduated from college and broken up with her longtime boyfriend and creative collaborator. To start a new chapter in her life, she elects to channel her passion, drive and creativity to bring back her famous web series iCarly — only this time, she’s doing it alone. In the show, Carly and her close circle of friends must deal with the struggles of navigating the uncertainties of their 20s. Also returning to their original roles are Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress. New cast members include Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett.

Intelligence
Peacock
Season Premiere!

David Schwimmer’s workplace comedy set in a U.K. government office that tackles cybercrime returns for Season 2. Schwimmer plays a pompous NSA agent from the United States, with Nick Mohammed as his inept computer analyst sidekick.

TCM Birthday Tribute: Ralph Bellamy
TCM, beginning at 6am
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Actor Ralph Bellamy, who during his life was a prolific and familiar fixture on the stage and on the big and small screens, would have turned 117 today (he passed away in 1991 at age 87). Bellamy may be most remembered for his terrific supporting performances that helped many of his projects shine and become memorable classics. In commemoration of his birthday, Turner Classic Movies airs several of the actor’s notable films this morning and afternoon, beginning with Picture Snatcher (1933), a pre-Code drama starring James Cagney as (what else?) a gangster, and with Bellamy as the editor of a sleazy tabloid. This is followed by Spitfire (1934), a drama led by Katharine Hepburn; Carefree (1938), a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical; and Affectionately Yours (1941), a romantic comedy starring Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan and Rita Hayworth. Next up are two Cary Grant-led romantic comedies featuring two of Bellamy’s most famous supporting performances, in both cases playing a woman’s naive boyfriend who competes against Grant’s more sophisticated character. These are The Awful Truth (1937), which netted Bellamy a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and also stars Irene Dunne; and His Girl Friday (1940), costarring Rosalind Russell. The Bellamy birthday celebration then continues with Flight Angels (1940), a somewhat forgettable but historically interesting commercial aviation film, before concluding with the much stronger, Oscar-nominated 1960 biographical drama Sunrise at Campobello, starring Bellamy as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. — Jeff Pfeiffer

Golf: U.S. Open: First Round
Golf Channel, 12:30pm Live

Golf’s best are at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, the year’s third major tournament. Golf Channel and NBC combine to televise through Sunday’s final round. Last year, Bryson DeChambeau won a decisive six-stroke victory.

Walker: “Trips”
The CW, 8pm

Walker (Jared Padalecki) takes Stella (Violet Brinson) and August (Kale Culley) on a road trip to discuss some devastating news. Meanwhile, Capt. James (Coby Bell) enlists the help of Micki (Lindsey Morgan) and Trey (Jeff Pierre) to find a missing military veteran.

Beat Shazam: “Daddy-Daughter Time”
FOX, 8pm

Host Jamie Foxx and series deejay Corinne Foxx are joined by three father-daughter teams competing in tonight’s new episode “Daddy-Daughter Time.”

Hot Mess House
HGTV, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen will deliver more life-changing home transformations for disorganized clients suffering from clutter and messiness. As she helps them clean out, Cassandra also will advise how to best manage the underlying emotional attachments that often lead to over-cluttering. Together with builder and craftsman Wendell Holland, they will update the rooms with customized renovations to set up the homeowners for tidy success.

The Killer in My Backyard
LMN, 8pm
Original Film!

After purchasing a house, Allyson and her fiancé Eric decide to rent out the guest house to cover the cost of some expenses. Joshua arrives willing to put up a hefty rent for a short stay and appears to be the perfect tenant. But soon after, Josh’s behavior makes the couple uneasy, and his twisted plan begins to unfurl. Stars Brittany Underwood, Kristos Andrews and Jacob Taylor.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
NBCSN, 8pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming continue with the finals of the men’s 800-meter freestyle, men’s 200-meter breaststroke, women’s 200-meter butterfly and men’s 100-meter freestyle. Qualifying heats air earlier on NBCSN; encores of these finals air later on NBC.

United States of Al: “Dog/Spai”
CBS, 8:30pm

In the new episode “Dog/Spai,” Riley and Hazel (Parker Young and Farrah Mackenzie) bring home a lost dog with the hope of keeping him, which doesn’t sit well with Al (Adhir Kalyan).

Holey Moley
ABC, 9pm
Season Premiere!

ABC’s wackiest extreme mini-golf competition series returns for Season 3 as Holey Moley 3D in 2D. Mini-golf enthusiasts and talented putters of all ages and from all corners of the U.S. will test their luck on the course in an attempt to be crowned the winner and walk away with the “Golden Putter” trophy and coveted plaid jacket. Winners from each episode will return to the course for the season finale and putt for their chance at the giant cash prize.

Reunion Road Trip: “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
E!, 9pm

The original Fab Five — Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez — reassemble in Los Angeles as they make over Jai for his 40th birthday. As the group works their magic, they think back to their most heartfelt, meaningful makeovers and the impact on the LGBTQ community then and now.

Christina on the Coast: “New Design in the Old Hood”
HGTV, 9pm

When Christina Haack’s old neighbors contact her for design help, she’s tasked with remodeling a large, water-damaged home. Working with a floor plan similar to her old house, Christina gets the opportunity to remake parts of her friends’ home that she never got to do herself in one of her biggest design projects yet.

Deadly Women: “Tainted Love”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm; also streaming on discovery+
Season Premiere!

Former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong returns for a 14th season of exploring some of history’s most fascinating female killers.

Vice Versa: “Chyna”
Vice, 9pm

This two-hour presentation is the authorized and first ever documentary about the rise and fall of pro wrestler Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, whose life was cut tragically short in 2016 following a fatal overdose. Billed as the “definitive account” of the wrestling phenom’s life, the film uses exclusive interviews with family members and insiders who are speaking for the first time to help offer an in-depth look at what it is to be famous in America, weaving a narrative of betrayal and untreated addiction while revealing an intimate portrait of a complicated woman.

The Hustler
ABC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Hosted by comedian Craig Ferguson, each episode follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of 10 trivia questions worth $10,000 each, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. The catch? One of the five contestants, the Hustler, already knows the answers because every question is inspired by his or her life and interests, but they must keep their identity a secret in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize.

Clarice: “Father Time”
CBS, 10pm

In the new episode “Father Time,” ViCAP finally gets the green light to raid Alastor Pharmaceuticals. Clarice (Rebecca Breeds) punches another FBI agent in a moment of rage, then willingly turns in her badge and gun.

Friday, June 18

Physical
Apple TV+
New Series!

Rose Byrne headlines this half-hour dark comedy set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego. The series follows Sheila Rubin (Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s (Rory Scovel) bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life that she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image — that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.

Luca
Disney+
Feature Film Exclusive!

Disney and Pixar’s latest feature film, once slated for theatrical release, is now debuting exclusively on Disney+ for all subscribers. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the film features a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: Beneath their human facades, they are actually sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Big Shot
Disney+
Season Finale!

John Stamos’ drama series, in which he plays a hotheaded former college basketball coach who must take a job coaching a team at a private girls’ high school to regain whatever may be left of his career and reputation, ends its first season.

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals
Netflix
New Series!

Three travelers visit short-term rentals around the globe and share tips for terrific stays.

Fatherhood
Netflix
Original Film!

Kevin Hart and Alfre Woodward lead the cast of this drama based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. In the heartwarming, funny and emotional true story, Hart portrays Logelin as he takes on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood. The cast also includes Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd and Paul Reiser. Higher Ground Productions, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, presents the film alongside Netflix and Sony.

Jagame Thandhiram
Netflix
Original Film!

This action/thriller, one of Netflix’s first big Indian Tamil-language films, tells the story of Suruli (Dhanush), a nomadic gangster who has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home. “Jagame Thandhiram is my dream film,” said director Karthik Subbaraj about his collaboration with Netflix, “a script that’s very close to my heart, a story that needs to be told and heard by audiences across the world. This film has found a new way to speak to its audience. I am eagerly looking forward to share this film about a ‘Tricky World’ (Jagame Thandhiram).”

The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs
Shudder
Season Finale!

Season 3 of host Joe Bob Briggs’ series in which he presents two or more horror movies ends with this episode.

Emergency: “Held Hostage”
ABC, 8pm

Experience bone-chilling phone calls to 911 detailing a drunk mother speeding on a road in Wasilla, Alaska, with her child in the car; an intruder breaking into the New Orleans residence of a woman who is home alone; and a visibly sick woman walking through Ogden, Utah, claiming she has been poisoned with antifreeze.

My Lottery Dream Home: “Million Dollar Baby”
HGTV, 8pm

David Bromstad meets Christian, an avid lottery player in upstate New York, who has bought scratch-offs every day for over 20 years and it finally paid off with a million-dollar win! The once-in-a-lifetime windfall means Christian and his young family can move out of their one-bedroom apartment and go on the hunt for their dream home near Binghamton, New York. David has a great time helping the couple find new, grander digs in the area they love.

Wedding Bells
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

June is a big month for people to tie the knot. But if you aren’t getting married yourself, or even attending a marriage ceremony, this month, you can vicariously enjoy the romance and occasional chaos of a wedding day with tonight’s triple feature on Turner Classic Movies. First is Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), the charming British romantic comedy that was a surprise box office hit, received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (Richard Curtis), and helped turn Hugh Grant into an international star. The sharply written and acted film follows Charles (Grant) and Carrie (Andie MacDowell), two people whose inevitable coming together is followed through a series of encounters at the nuptials of mutual friends, a funeral … and even their own weddings. Next is Father of the Bride, the hit 1991 remake of the 1950 Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor comedy classic, with Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams-Paisley taking over the roles of father and bride-to-be daughter, and Diane Keaton as the mother of the bride. The evening concludes with June Bride (1948), starring Bette Davis in a rare light comedy performance, matching wits with the debonair Robert Montgomery. Linda Gilman (Davis) is a hard-boiled magazine editor who thinks she can do just fine without love — even after her old flame, flippant foreign correspondent Carey Jackson (Montgomery), is assigned to work for her. Accompanied by a pack of drop-dead-chic New York stylists, she hauls him off to Indiana to write up a typical small-town wedding, an assignment she hopes he’ll quit. But they soon make some surprising discoveries about the adorable young couple — and about their own old romance, whose embers never really cooled.

Soul of a Nation: Juneteenth: An Evening of Celebration & Resilience
ABC, 9pm

This two-hour special installment of ABC News’ Soul of a Nation offers an evening of celebration and resilience in observance of Juneteenth. It features intimate storytelling, powerful tributes and musical performances honoring the history and significance of Juneteenth among the Black community and around the United States.

Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer
Nat Geo, 9pm

This feature documentary sheds new light on a century-old period of intense racial conflict. It comes 100 years after the two-day Tulsa Massacre in 1921 that led to the murder of hundreds of Black people and to thousands of others being homeless and displaced. Award-winning Washington Post journalist and Oklahoma native DeNeen Brown is at the heart of this film, reporting on the search for a mass grave in her native state and digging into the events that led to one of the worst episodes of racial violence in America’s history.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
NBC, 9pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming continue with the finals of the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, men’s 200-meter backstroke, men’s 200-meter individual medley and women’s 100-meter freestyle. Qualifying heats air earlier on NBCSN.

Great Performances at the Met: “Anna Netrebko in Concert”
PBS, 9pm

Experience opera megastar Anna Netrebko as she performs Russian songs by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, as well as selections by Debussy, Dvořák, Fauré and Strauss, from Vienna’s Spanish Riding School accompanied by Pavel Nebolsin on piano.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field
NBC, 10pm

NBC Sports’ coverage of U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track & field begins tonight with the finals of the men’s 10,000-meter race and men’s shot put. Qualifying rounds air earlier on NBCSN.

Saturday, June 19

Meet the Meerkats
discovery+
Season Finale!

Season 1 of this docuseries that follows groups of meerkats living in the Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa concludes with this episode. Actor/comedian Rob Delaney narrates.

Major League Baseball
FOX & FS1, beginning at 7pm Live

FOX’s Saturday MLB regional broadcast window features the Chicago White Sox at the Houston Astros, the Cincinnati Reds at the San Diego Padres or the St. Louis Cardinals at the Atlanta Braves. Then on FS1, the Detroit Tigers visit the Los Angeles Angels.

Detroit
AMC, 8pm

The 2017 crime drama based on the 1967 Algiers Motel Murders that occurred during the 12th Street Riot makes its premiere on AMC tonight. Three civilians were killed and nine others were injured by a riot task force.

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty: “Paradise Lost”
BBC America, 8pm

The good fortune of the Whiskers comes to a sudden end when history repeats itself with terrifying consequences for Swift. Meanwhile, pregnant Flint leads Hakuna Matata home, only to be confronted by local land-grabbers, the Ubuntu gang, forcing her into a snap decision — fight or flight?

Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America
History, 8pm

From the labor movement of the 1880s, to women’s suffrage and civil rights, to the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter movements, protest is in the American DNA. This hourlong documentary offers an unfiltered look at the impact key movements throughout U.S. history have in shaping our society, laws and culture.

Secrets of a Marine’s Wife
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Inspired by a true story, this film follows the grueling two-month search for pregnant Erin Corwin (Sadie Calvano), which was led by family, friends and local law enforcement until her body was found at the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft. Suspicions mounted quickly in the tightknit Marine community, and residents began to wonder if the killer was one of their own. In their investigation, detectives uncover a friendship turned illicit relationship between Erin and her neighbor, Marine Christopher Lee (Andre Anthony), which consumed them both and called into question the paternity of Erin’s baby. Was this a motive for murder?

Her Pen Pal
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!

Event planner Victoria (Mallory Jansen) can’t wait to attend — and plan — her best friend’s wedding in Paris. But when she finds out her ex is bringing a date, Victoria reconnects with her French childhood pen pal (Joshua Sasse).

U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
NBC, 9pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for swimming continue with the finals of the men’s 100-meter butterfly, women’s 200-meter backstroke and women’s 800-meter freestyle. Qualifying heats air earlier on NBCSN.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field
NBC, 10pm

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for track & field continue with the finals of the women’s 100-meter race and women’s discus throw. Qualifying rounds air earlier on NBCSN.

Krush Groove
TCM, 10pm
Catch a Classic!

Pioneering R&B/hip-hop/rap stars Sheila E., Run-D.M.C., the Fat Boys and Kurtis Blow lead the heavy-hitting cast of musical stars in this fun 1985 feature-film romp through New York City’s teen subculture directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash). They play some of the talented, street-savvy performers on the move at the new (and fictional) Krush Groove record label in this story loosely based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings and its cofounders Russell Simmons (dramatized here as the character Russell Walker, played by Blair Underwood in his film debut) and Rick Rubin (who portrays himself). Also appearing as themselves in the musical comedy/drama are artists Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, New Edition, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J, while Simmons himself makes a cameo as a club owner named Crocket. A terrific soundtrack with songs by some of the movie’s stars as well as other legends of the era, like Chaka Khan, Debbie Harry and the Gap Band, vibrantly powers the rags-to-riches story. Krush Groove concludes an afternoon and evening of Black-led musicals, music documentaries and concert films that TCM is airing in celebration of Juneteenth today. The lineup begins earlier in the day with Say Amen, Somebody (1982), and, leading up to Krush Groove, also includes Shake! Otis at Monterey (1987), Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959), Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988), Jimi Hendrix (1973) and Sparkle (1976). — Jeff Pfeiffer