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Wednesday, June 15: Ovation TV Previews the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture

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Wednesday, June 15

Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Tour
Ovation TV, 11pm

This documentary special about actor/comedian Cheech Marin’s immense art collection offers an up-close look as he teams up with the Riverside Art Museum and the City of Riverside on The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, slated to open at the museum on June 18. “The Chicano school of art is the most long-lasting, the most widespread from coast to coast, and the most generational in its description of a culture,” Marin says. “You cannot love or hate Chicano art unless you see it, and my goal was to get everybody to see it.”

Family Reboot
New Series!

This six-part series follows real families who have become so busy with their individual lives that they have lost touch with one another. In each episode, a family leaves their busy schedules, devices and distractions behind for a weeklong journey led by a Family Reboot guide focused on reconnecting and rebuilding their family bonds. They leave the journey completely “rebooted” — more connected, happier and ready to take on their busy lives at home again, but with an entirely new outlook. All episodes are available today.

Love, Victor
Disney+ & Hulu
Season Premiere!

This third and final season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery — not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be. With their post-high-school plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures. The series stars Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, Anthony Keyvan, Ava Capri, James Martinez and Ana Ortiz. All episodes are available today.

God’s Favorite Idiot
New Series!

In this workplace comedy, mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone, also creator and executive producer) begins to realize that God has big plans for him — stopping the apocalypse. But Clark can’t do it alone; he must gather his flock of mismatched coworkers, including his office crush, Amily Luck (Melissa McCarthy), along with angelic allies to outwit Satan herself (Leslie Bibb) and save the world.

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend
New Series!

The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the groundbreaking culinary competition that started it all. It’s world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports as five new trailblazing Iron Chefs will welcome brave Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium. There, they’ll face off and be pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity as they cook up extraordinary culinary creations. The competition’s most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever Iron Legend.

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet
New Series!

This six-part documentary anthology series tells stories of people caught in a dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception. The series explores the consequences of “SWATing,” takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a federal hunt for the suspect in a brazen IRS heist and investigates a murder set against the backdrop of Russian election interference, among other topics.

The Wrath of God (La ira de Dios)
Original Film!

In this Argentinean thriller, a string of deaths in Luciana’s (Macarena Achaga) family begins to close in on her and her sister Valentina. While her boss, an enigmatic writer, is always there for her, the young woman starts to believe that he may be hiding something. In a race against time to find the truth, Luciana finds herself at a crossroads between reason and death. Diego Peretti and Juan Minujín also star.

Expedition Unknown
Discovery Channel, 8pm

Josh Gates goes in search of L’Oiseau Blanc (The White Bird), a plane flown by two French aviators vying with Charles Lindbergh to complete the first transatlantic flight in 1927. He succeeded — they vanished.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1: Tampa Bay at Colorado
ABC, 8pm Live
The NHL’s Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning — two-time defending Stanley Cup champions — and the Western Conference champion Colorado Avalanche duke it out in Game 1 of the best-of-seven-game series for the right to hoist the Stanley Cup.

30 for 30: Dream On
ESPN, 8pm
New Series!

In 1996, the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team began a winning streak that led to the founding of the WNBA. In this three-part series (airing in full), legendary sharpshooters — Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Rebecca Lobo and more — speak to how their teamwork changed the game and made them queens of the international courts.

MasterChef: Back to Win: “Dish That Sent You Home”
FOX, 8pm

In the first elimination round of the season, all 20 chefs must cook something inspired by the dish that originally sent them home. The winner of the challenge gets immunity in the new episode “Dish That Sent You Home.”

Sins of the Father: “American Monster: Wave to Daddy”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm

In this Bad Dads Week special, the daughter of one of America’s most notorious killers gives an exclusive interview, offering some insights into the mind of a cold-blooded monster. Additionally, never-before-seen footage reveals the devastating double life of the murderer.

The Established Home
Magnolia Network, 8pm
New Series!

Designer Jean Stoffer takes on some of her most ambitious projects to date around her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She shares the inspiration behind her stunning designs, as well as the important role family plays in her life and business. In the series premiere, “Lake Drive: Part 1,” Jean begins the first phase of the redesign of a charming 1916 three-bedroom brick house on Lake Drive in East Grand Rapids for her son, Dave, and his family.

Into the Wild New Zealand: “Wild Wilderness”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Explore two sanctuaries of New Zealand, where endangered, native animals are free to roam in a predator-proof environment. From hihis to kakas to tuataras, meet the rare animals thriving in one of the world’s most intact prehistoric ecosystems.

Method Acting — Part II
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies airs its second of two nights (Part 1 aired last Wednesday) that continues a look at some of Hollywood’s most renowned method actors via a lineup of films featuring the stars in action. Method actors seek to deliver sincere and expressive performances by delving deeply into their character to identify with, understand and fully experience that person’s inner motivation and emotions. The technique was pioneered by Russian actor/director Konstantin Stanislavski, and this sort of prep work can be intense for an actor using it (and may also, on occasion, have the potential to be somewhat confusing or off-putting for his or her costars). But method acting has certainly resulted in memorable big-screen characterizations, like the ones seen in this evening’s five notable films led by method actors: Splendor in the Grass (1961, Warren Beatty); Five Easy Pieces (1970, Best Actor Oscar nominee Jack Nicholson); Wanda (1970, Barbara Loden, who also wrote, directed and coproduced the drama); Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974, Best Actress Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn and Harvey Keitel); and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, Best Actor Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman).

Kung Fu
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!

Nicky (Olivia Liang) teams up with an unexpected ally and sets out on a dangerous mission to take down Russell Tan (guest star Kee Chan) once and for all in the Season 2 finale, “The Source.”

So You Think You Can Dance: “The Dancers Dozen”
FOX, 9pm

In “The Dancers Dozen,” the milestone 300th episode of the series, the top 12 competitors of Season 17 show off their talents.

Bargain Block: “French Country and Chez Shea”
HGTV, 9pm

Shea Hicks-Whitfield and her husband Terry Whitfield take on an exciting new venture as they buy their first home renovation on the block. They leave the restoration and design in the capable hands of Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, who take inspiration from European architecture on their next two houses: a French country cottage and a high-rise Parisian apartment.

CMT Crossroads: “Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton”
CMT, 10pm

On the heels of their world-premiere collaboration on “Colors” at the 2022 CMT Music Awards in April, psychedelic-soul duo Black Pumas and country star Mickey Guyton reunite for this night of high-energy performances and stripped back, soulful renditions of each other’s greatest hits.

Thursday, June 16

Block Party
Feature Film Exclusive!

Following its June 8 theatrical release, this comedy makes its streaming debut on BET+ today. The film follows Keke McQueen (Antoinette Robertson), a recent Harvard grad who is eager to ditch her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for her dream job in Atlanta. But when Keke discovers that her once-super-sharp Grandma Janice (Margaret Avery) is showing early signs of dementia, she puts her career at stake to save Grandma’s beloved Juneteenth block party, even if it means dealing with her Black tiger mom (Golden Brooks), her gossipy relatives (Birgundi Baker and Luenell), an oddball fire marshal (Faizon Love) and her ex-boyfriend (Terayle). In the process, Keke falls back in love with her hometown.

“Martin”: The Reunion

This 90-minute reunion special reunites the original cast of the beloved 1992-97 sitcom Martin — Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II — for a celebration of the series nearly 30 years after its premiere.

Father of the Bride
Original Film!

This new adaptation of the classic romantic comedy is retold through the prism of multiple relationships within a large Cuban American family. Andy García and Gloria Estefan lead the cast as parents surprised by the news of their eldest daughter’s (Adria Arjona) upcoming wedding.

Dead End: Paranormal Park
New Series!

This animated series follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and the magical talking dog Pugsley as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house with battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it.

Love & Anarchy
Season Premiere!

In Season 2 of the Swedish romantic comedy series, recently divorced Sofie (Ida Engvoll) is trying to create a new life for herself and Max (Björn Mosten). Due to unforeseen events, she instead finds herself in the middle of a life crisis, and nothing turns out the way they had hoped. Simultaneously, the small publishing house Lund & Lagersted is doing its best to tackle the very traditional literary world while also trying to navigate the new opportunities that society offers today. David Dencik and Marina Bouras join the returning cast in the new season.

Sing, Dance, Act: Kabuki Featuring Toma Ikuta

This documentary follows Japanese actor Toma Ikuta, who, in August 2021, tried a new kabuki performance for the first time when he joined the final season of the independent kabuki stage series called Idomu (Challenge), led by actor Matsuya Onoe. Ikuta and Onoe have been close friends since high school, and back then they promised they would stand on the same stage someday. The film also chronicles the pair’s friendship and the long road toward fulfilling that promise.

Snoop Dogg’s F*cn Around Comedy Special

In this special recorded during the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival in May, enjoy original comedy from Snoop Dogg, along with sets from Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Donnell Rawlings, Guy Torry and Melanie Comarcho.

New Series!

This comedic documentary-style scripted series follows a fictional pro “League of Legends” esports team as they pursue their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they will need their prodigy, a 17-year-old rookie, and their 27-year-old veteran to put their egos aside and work together. The first three episodes are available today; subsequent new episodes are available Thursdays.

Rutherford Falls
Season Premiere!

The comedy returns for Season 2, with lifelong best buds Nathan Rutherford (Ed Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding) helping each other tackle work, romance and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, initiated by Tribal Casino CEO Terry Thomas (Michael Greyeyes).

Mad God
Original Film!

Legendary stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park) makes his directorial debut with this with this experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A labor of love that has taken Tippett 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques.

Golf: U.S. Open: First Round
USA Network & NBC, beginning at 9:30am Live

The 122nd U.S. Open tees off at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, for the year’s third major tournament. Defending champion Jon Rahm faces top contenders in Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith, Viktor Hovland, and world No. 1 and current Masters champion Scottie Scheffler. Coverage begins on USA Network and continues this afternoon on NBC.

MasterChef: Junior Edition: “The Road to the Finale”
FOX, 8pm

Gordon Ramsay recaps the biggest, most exciting moments of Season 8 in the new special “The Road to the Finale.” The episode also includes a countdown of the best bloopers, clips and outtakes of the season.

Sins of the Father: “Evil Lives Here: Fear Thy Father”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm

Charles Sexton was taught that his father, Eddie, was God. He and his siblings were willing and loyal disciples, but as the family descended into madness, Charles discovered that crossing his family is deadly.

TCM Spotlight: Revisionist Westerns: “Monte Hellman” & “1970s Double Feature”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Turner Classic Movies saddles up for another evening of films in the Revisionist Western subgenre. The lineup is divided into two themes. First are three films directed by Monte Hellman, a protégé of low-budget exploitation cinema legend Roger Corman. The first two of these — Ride in the Whirlwind and The Shooting, both from 1966 — star Jack Nicholson in early roles and are regarded as being within the “acid Western” subgenre of Revisionist Western movies produced in the late 1960s/early ’70s. Both films were coproduced by Nicholson, who also wrote the screenplay for Ride in the Whirlwind. The third Hellman feature comes from 1978: China 9, Liberty 37, an Italian-Spanish production starring Revisionist Western staple Warren Oates, and Sam Peckinpah, a master director in that genre, in a small acting appearance. Following the Hellman triple feature comes a double feature of Revisionist Western classics from the 1970s, starting with The Missouri Breaks (1976). The Arthur Penn-directed production stars Nicholson and another legend, Marlon Brando, with supporting performances from Randy Quaid and Harry Dean Stanton. The ’70s double feature, and the evening of Revisionist Westerns as a whole, then concludes with Comes a Horseman (1978), set in the American West of the 1940s, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jason Robards and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Richard Farnsworth.

Heartland: “Blood and Water”
UPtv, 8pm

Amy (Amber Marshall) and Shadow find themselves in jeopardy on a cattle drive; Lou (Michelle Morgan) feels overlooked when the issue of Heartland Beef’s succession plan is raised; and when Parker (Ava Tran) and Katie (Baye McPherson) babysit Lyndy (Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer), things go awry.

The CW, 9pm
Series Finale!

The spinoff of The Vampire Diaries comes to an end after four seasons. In the final episode, “Just Don’t Be a Stranger, Okay?,” Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), MG (Quincy Fouse), Kaleb (Chris Lee), Jed (Ben Levin), Cleo (Omono Okojie) and Alaric (Matt Davis) reflect on recent events and ponder what comes next for each of them. Hope and Lizzie each find solace from unexpected yet welcome sources.

Windy City Rehab: “Ground Up”
HGTV, 9pm

A busy client in Chicago gives Alison Victoria carte blanche and a $1.5 million budget to renovate a complete tear down into an architectural masterpiece that includes its own greenhouse, a massive living area, and one-of-a-kind landscaping.

Mystic: “The Tides”
UPtv, 9pm

When Issie (Macey Chipping) looks for Mystic on a remote beach, she finds an old treasure in the sand and connects it to her visions. Later, when Issie and Caleb (Joshua Tan) get trapped, secrets are revealed.

The Old Man
FX, 10pm
New Series!

Based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Perry, The Old Man centers on Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative must reconcile with his past to ensure his future. With Chase flushed out of hiding, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper (John Lithgow) is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive. Alia Shawkat, E.J. Bonilla, Amy Brenneman and Gbenga Akinnagbe also star. The seven-part series debuts with the first two episodes tonight.

Impractical Jokers
truTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!

The boys are back, along with a few new friends. A different celebrity guest will join Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray and Sal Vulcano (Joe left the show to take some time off) for more laughs and mischief in the series’ ninth season. Joining the spectacle and upping the antics will be a variety of stars including Staten Islanders Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) and Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), Chris Jericho (All Elite Wrestling), film star Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon), as well as hilarious comedians Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Jon Gabrus (Game Over, Man!) and David Cross (Arrested Development), along with Rob Riggle (Holey Moley) and others.

Friday, June 17

Cha Cha Real Smooth
Apple TV+
Feature Film Exclusive!

Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff, who also wrote and directed, star in this film that won the 2022 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. Raiff plays recent college graduate Andrew, who is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey, and without a clear life path for himself. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent resumé, it’s knowing how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s (Evan Assante) classmates. When Andrew strikes up a unique friendship with a local mom, Domino (Johnson), and her autistic daughter, Lola (Vanessa Burghardt), he finally discovers a future that he wants — even if it might not be his own. Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett and Raúl Castillo also star in the comedy/drama.

Apple TV+
Season Premiere!

The elevated home design docuseries drops all of its Season 2 episodes today. The episodes feature new destinations and a look inside the world’s most innovative homes, with stops in France, Mexico City, South Africa, Iceland, Long Island, Amsterdam, Australia, Indonesia, Barcelona and Ghana.

Apple TV+
Season Finale!

Season 2 of the Israeli spy thriller about a Mossad agent in the titular Iranian capital comes to a close.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Original Film!

In this British sex comedy/drama, Emma Thompson plays retired widow Nancy Stokes, who seeks a sexual awakening after her boring marriage by hiring a younger sex worker (Daryl McCormack). Together, they find a surprising human connection.

Magnolia Table With Joanna Gaines
Magnolia Network on discovery+
Season Premiere!

Joanna Gaines returns for Season 6 of her series in which she spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.

Where We Call Home
Magnolia Network on discovery+
Season Premiere!

In Season 2, more homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes.

The Martha Mitchell Effect

This acclaimed film offers an archival documentary portrait of the unlikeliest of whistleblowers during the Watergate scandal: Martha Mitchell, a Republican Cabinet wife who was gaslighted by President Richard Nixon’s administration to keep her quiet. It offers a female gaze on Watergate through the voice of the woman herself.

Original Film!

Chris Hemsworth leads this sci-fi thriller set in a near-future dystopian society. He plays brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti, who runs a state-of-the-art penitentiary where he experiments on inmates, who wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. When two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), form a connection, their path to redemption takes a twistier turn, as Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether.

Jerry & Marge Go Large
Original Film!

Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening star in this film inspired by the true story of retiree Jerry Selbee (Cranston), who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge (Bening), wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town. The comedy was directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) and also stars Larry Wilmore, Rainn Wilson, Anna Camp and Michael McKean.

The Lake
Prime Video
New Series!

This half-hour comedy filmed in the cottage country of northern Ontario is the first scripted Canadian Amazon Original series, and stars Jordan Gavaris and Julia Stiles. Gavaris plays Justin, who, after returning from abroad following a breakup with his long-term partner, hopes to connect with Billie (Madison Shamoun), the teenage daughter he gave up for adoption. His plans to make new memories with city-loving Billie at the family cottage go awry, however, when he discovers that his parents left the retreat to his picture-perfect stepsister, Maisy-May (Stiles).

The Summer I Turned Pretty
Prime Video
New Series!

Jenny Han (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) is coshowrunner and wrote the pilot for this multigenerational drama based on Han’s bestselling book series of the same name. It’s a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that one perfect summer, that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno and Tom Everett Scott lead the cast.

Chrissy’s Court
The Roku Channel
Season Premiere!

Chrissy Teigen and her mother, Pepper Thai, are back as judge and bailiff in the 10-episode second season of their courtroom series in which Chrissy presides over, and rules on, real-life small-claims cases.

Star of the Month: Judy Garland
TCM, beginning at 1pm
Catch a Classic!

Today’s Judy Garland movie lineup on TCM begins with four titles that feature the star in some of her famous onscreen pairings with costar Mickey Rooney. It begins with the first film they made together, the 1937 musical comedy Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry, followed by three entries from the beloved Andy Hardy comedy franchise, with Rooney as Hardy and Garland as Betsy Booth: Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), whose cast also includes Lana Turner in an early role; Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940); and Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941), the last Hardy film to feature Garland. Following those, the lineup concludes with three Garland-led musicals: The Harvey Girls (1946), which also features Garland’s Wizard of Oz costar Ray Bolger; Easter Parade (1948), costarring Fred Astaire and boasting plenty of classic Irving Berlin tunes; and Summer Stock (1950), Garland’s last movie made with MGM and the last in which she costarred with Gene Kelly.

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
Discovery Channel, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
Season Premiere!

In Season 5 of this Gold Rush spinoff, 27-year-old Parker Schnabel is traveling farther than ever before as he and his friends head to New Zealand, believing that the country’s revolutionary mining gear will give him his only real chance at scoring a massive Alaskan payday after he puts down nearly $200,000 of his own gold on a Fairbanks property. But Parker and his crew quickly learn that the island nation is full of high risks, tough environments and secretive Kiwi mining communities that aren’t so quick to lend a helping hand to a potential competitor.

Sins of the Father: “Man With a Van: Road Rage”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm

On Easter Sunday 1990, Dennis DePue shoves his estranged wife down the stairs. He then tells their three children he’s taking her to the hospital, but as he loads her into his van, his plans turn sinister.

Love Triangle Nightmare
LMN, 8pm

Just-divorced Brittany (Glenda Braganza) thinks her friendly ex Austin (Tomas Chovanec) is just jealous when he urges her to cool things off with hot stranger Jake (Jeff Teravainen). Considering the film’s title, we’re on Team Austin!

Making Modern With Brooke and Brice
Magnolia Network, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
Season Premiere!

Married duo Brooke and Brice Gilliam return for Season 2 of their series that follows them in their home-remodeling business, with Brooke doing the building, Brice the designing.

The Wedding Planners: “Wedding of Champions” & “Sweet Home Wedding”
UPtv, beginning at 8pm

In “Wedding of Champions,” James (Michael Seater) creates a fun, retro-themed wedding at a roller skating rink while Hannah (Madeline Leon) runs interference on the four parents. Meanwhile, Paige (Kimberly-Sue Murray) battles the competition for a celebrity sports wedding. Then, in “Sweet Home Wedding,” a bride who needs more “country” in her ceremony leans on her cousin, Hannah, James and Paige for help. Plus, the siblings’ father visits, opening up old wounds, and Hannah dresses up for a first date.

Watergate: High Crimes in the White House
CBS, 9pm

Fifty years after the Watergate break-in, this special looks back at the scandal, the crimes and the coverup that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, FBI investigator Angelo Lano and former prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste provide insight.

Baker’s Dozen
Cooking Channel, 10pm

No matter how ya slice it, someone is gonna rise to the top in this bread-themed installment, which opens with 13 hopefuls constructing gingerbread houses for host Tamera Mowry-Housley and closes with a three-way focaccia showdown.

Saturday, June 18

New Series!

In this Japanese anime series based on the manga comics of the same name, an ancient alien civilization’s relics on Earth hold dangerous powers, and a group of elite secret agents known as Spriggans are tasked with keeping them out of the wrong hands.

MLB Baseball
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live

Saturday MLB action on FOX Sports begins with the Texas Rangers at the Detroit Tigers on FS1. FOX’s primetime regional game has either the Cleveland Guardians at the L.A. Dodgers or the St. Louis Cardinals at the Boston Red Sox.

Murdoch Mysteries: “Devil Music” & “Sweet Amelia”
Ovation, beginning at 7pm

In “Devil Music,” Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) investigates the murder of a musician whose death was narrated in a blues song. Then, in “Sweet Amelia,” when Crabtree’s (Jonny Harris) mentally deranged kidnapper, Amelia (Sarah Swire), turns herself in, he braces for trouble.

Planet Earth: Dynasties II: “Meerkat”
BBC America, 8pm

The new episode “Meerkat” follows a family of meerkats on the dusty shores of a vast salt pan in Botswana. The first litter of pups in months has just emerged from the den, and the adults must pull together so the family can grow and flourish.

Superstar Racing Experience
CBS, 8pm Live
Season Premiere!

Season 2 features a six-week slate of Camping World SRX Series races beginning with tonight’s event at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

Moriah’s Lighthouse
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Moriah (Rachelle Lefevre) is a woodworking artisan living in a French, seaside town, who dreams of restoring the local lighthouse. When Ben (Luke Macfarlane), an American architect, comes to town, it seems as though her dreams will never become reality after she learns he’s there to give the lighthouse a makeover … but for another buyer. Based on the book series by Serena B. Miller.

After Jackie
History, 8pm

This two-hour documentary produced in association with Major League Baseball is a celebration of the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson breaking MLB’s color barrier and tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of Black baseball players who fought for racial equality following Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson. Along with rarely seen footage of Robinson, After Jackie features new and rare interviews with White and Gibson, before his passing in 2020, as well as with former and current baseball players.

Sins of the Father: “Forbidden: Dying for Love: The Shame of the Father”
Investigation Discovery, 8pm

Two teenagers play with fire by entering into a secret relationship against a father intent on ending their storybook romance.

Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!

Melanie McGuire (Candice King) was an exceptional fertility nurse, married to her ex-Navy husband, Bill (Michael Roark), and doting mother of two boys. When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay. But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched, leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of Assistant Attorney General Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, though she continues to maintain her innocence. Based on a shocking true story.

Transplant: “Shadows”
NBC, 8pm

A citywide blackout sends the hospital into total darkness and chaos; Bash (Hamza Haq) treats a rock climber who sustained a life-threatening injury; Dr. Bishop (John Hannah) and Bash make a major career decision about the lawsuit; Dr. Curtis (Ayisha Issa) is finally forced to face her father; and Mags (Laurence Leboeuf) pays a visit to someone who changed her life. Transplant will be preempted next Saturday and returns with its final three Season 2 episodes in July.

Special Theme: Follow the Thread: “Women in Menswear”
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Women in film have been pushing gender boundaries with their outfits since the silent era, often breaking through to establish broader trends in fashion. Greta Garbo sported a military-style trench coat in A Woman of Affairs (1928), a look that endures to this day. The pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s but wasn’t popularized until 1930, when Marlene Dietrich wore one in her film Morocco. These women set the stage for stars like Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton, who translated their personal styles onto the big screen and into our culture with films like the two classics airing during tonight’s celebration of cinematic fashion on TCM. For the 1942 romantic comedy/drama Woman of the Year, legendary costume designer Adrian (Adrian Adolph Greenburg) dressed Best Actress Oscar nominee Hepburn in a variety of outfits, including skirts and gowns, but it was the menswear that really set her apart and helped define her personal style. The actress had already established an affinity for slacks in films like The Philadelphia Story, but in Woman of the Year, her strong-yet-feminine persona was augmented even more by her “masculine” clothing, including a selection of pants and even a velvet smoking jacket. The costume designer for tonight’s next film, the Best Picture Oscar-winning Annie Hall (1977), was Ruth Morley, and many of the clothes for Best Actress Oscar winner Keaton’s title character came from Ralph Lauren. But Annie’s style comes entirely from the actress herself. In fact, Oscar-winning cowriter and director Woody Allen had to fight with Morley to allow Keaton to wear some of her favorite outfits, knowing they were central to the character (of both Diane and Annie). And what she wore — an eclectic selection of men’s hats, vests, boots and (most famously) ties — created a sensation that’s celebrated in fashion circles to this day.

Heartland Docs, DVM: “Pro Bone-O Work”
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm

Married vets Ben and Erin Schroeder examine three service K-9s pro bono, and then their family takes part in a police dog training session.