ARTS ON TELE­VI­SION

A sampling of fine arts on TV for the week of June 14-20

The Washington Post Sunday - - THIS WEEK - — Rachel Lu­b­itz

SUN­DAY, JUNE 14

Smith­so­nian, 8-9 p.m. Be­gin­ning with the elec­tric chair and the Ouija board, the new se­ries “My Mil­lion Dollar

In­ven­tion” tells the sto­ries be­hind the in­ven­tors whose ideas trans­formed the mod­ern world. Ova­tion, 8:30-9 p.m.

“Song by Song” goes back to 1973, when Dolly Par­ton wrote and recorded her chart­top­ping sin­gle “I Will Al­ways Love You.”

MON­DAY, JUNE 15

Fox, 8-10 p.m. For the show’s third round of au­di­tions, “So

You Think You Can Dance” heads to Los An­ge­les to watch hope­fuls com­pete for a spot on the pro­gram.

TUES­DAY, JUNE 16

Smith­so­nian, 7- 8 p.m.

“Mu­seum Se­crets Re­vealed: In­side the

Met” peeks into the ar­chives of New York’s Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art to ex­plore an Egyptian tem­ple and Henry VIII’s ar­mor.

NBC, 10-11 p.m. A mixed mar­tial-arts group, the Broad­way cast of “Av­enue Q” and the mod­ern dance team Pilobo­lus com­pete on “I Can Do That.”

WED­NES­DAY, JUNE 17

GSN, 9-10 p.m. The re­main­ing artists must cre­ate a cam­ou­flage body paint look that’s de­lec­ta­ble enough to eat on “Skin Wars.”

THURS­DAY, JUNE 18

MPT, 8:30-9 p.m.

“Art­works” pro­files mu­ral­ist An­drew Spear, artist Jim Sei­gler and two pho­tog­ra­phers’ images of tribal peo­ple of Africa.

FRI­DAY, JUNE 19

Travel, 9-10 p.m.

“Mys­ter­ies at the Mu­seum” ex­am­ines a tricky crossword puz­zle and a set of shack­les that once re­strained a leg­endary out­law of the Wild West. WETA, 9:30-11 p.m. Su­san Stro­man’s new stag­ing of Franz Le­hár’s op­eretta “Great Per­for­mances: The Merry

Widow” stars Renée Flem­ing as a wealthy widow wooed by an old lover (Nathan Gunn). Smith­so­nian, 10-11 p.m.

“Pi­o­neers Turned Mil­lion­aires” shines a light on Henry Stein­way, who built his in­stru­ment em­pire one grand pi­ano at a time.

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