All Times Eastern. PBS programming varies regionally.
Wednesday, June 16
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.
The House My Wedding Bought
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
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.
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”
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”
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
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.
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
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.”
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 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”
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
Sibling restaurateurs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio mentor promising chefs in this culinary competition.
My Name Is Bulger
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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
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
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
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”
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).
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”
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”
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+
Former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong returns for a 14th season of exploring some of history’s most fascinating female killers.
Vice Versa: “Chyna”
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.
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”
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
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.
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.
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
Three travelers visit short-term rentals around the globe and share tips for terrific stays.
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.
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
Season 3 of host Joe Bob Briggs’ series in which he presents two or more horror movies ends with this episode.
Emergency: “Held Hostage”
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”
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.
TCM, beginning at 8pm
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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
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
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”
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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