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SUNDAY 8 a.m. on 26.1 KMPH; 1:30 p.m. on FS1 FXDEP
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
After a month of play and 51 previous matches, it’s time to determine a champion in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as the final takes place in Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, Rhone, France. The host country, France, has played strong, and at the time of this writing, are certainly a candidate for the final match, along with the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, England and Canada. The U.S. National team has won three of the previous seven World Cups.
5 p.m. on HIST Evel Live 2
History kicks off another edition of Car Week in big style with this live threehour event, in which two motorcycle daredevils try to cheat death and make stunt history. Renowned freestyle motocross athlete Axell Hodges and four-time X Games medalist Vicki Golden both have their eyes on the record books as they undertake three epic motorcycle stunts inspired by legendary daredevil Evel Knievel. Travis Pastrana, a motor sports icon himself, joins host Matt Iseman at the San Bernardino (Calif.) International Airport, the event venue.
5 p.m. on TRAV UFOs: The Lost Evidence
In recent decades, the progress of mankind in terms of new, lifechanging developments seems to have sped up perceptively, with many people hard-pressed to keep track of the possibilities — and in some cases, the moral implications — of new advances. The new episode “UFO Tech” weighs the question of whether these innovations are the result of natural human aptitude or perhaps gifts bestowed on our planet by aliens. If that’s the case, though, do these gifts amount to a Trojan horse?
6 p.m. on CNN The Movies
Tom Hanks is among the executive producers of this new six-part docuseries, which surveys the American cinema over the decades since the Golden Age of the early 20th century and considers the industry’s evolution as framed by cultural, societal and political shifts. The series incorporates archival footage as well as interviews with such figures as Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman. Tonight’s premiere, “The Eighties,” looks at the decade that delivered crowd-pleasers such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “The Breakfast Club.”
6 p.m. on ID
A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates
After years of investigation, journalist Keith Morrison presents his findings in the case of Daniel Villegas, who at age 16 took responsibility for a drive-by shooting in El Paso, Texas. Villegas confessed and signed documents attesting to his guilt, but recanted that same night to a social worker, insisting that he had been coerced into taking responsibility for a crime he knew nothing about. Some 23 years later, after decades in prison, Villegas finally gets a new trial in this new two-hour documentary.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Endeavour on Masterpiece
After a librarian is murdered in gruesome fashion at the Bodleian, Morse and Thursday (Shaun Evans, Roger Allam) find themselves with few clues from the crime scene apart from a set of muddy boot prints, as this period police drama closes out Season 6 with a finale called “Degüllo,” which means “bugle call.” Two suspects emerge as the investigation unfolds, both having motives for the murder. Simon Harrison also stars.
9 p.m. on NGEO Apollo: Missions to the Moon
This new two-hour documentary combines official NASA films, archival TV footage, previously never heard radio broadcasts and even personal home movies to present an immersive and often intimate behind-the-scenes look at the Apollo space program. What emerges is a chronicle of events as they unfolded at Mission Control, inside the Apollo space capsule and in living rooms across the country as Americans watched astronaut Neil Armstrong’s jaw-dropping walk on the lunar surface.
MONDAY 5 p.m. on ESPN 2019 Home Run Derby
How far can you hit em’ and how many can you hit? That’s all that matters in MLB’s annual Home Run Derby contest, which goes down at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on the eve of the All-Star game. Bryce Harper dazzled the hometown crowd last year at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Harper, however plays in Philadelphia now. It also remains to be seen if he will attempt to defend his title.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT American Experience
Airing nightly through Wednesday, Robert Stone’s new six-hour docu-series “Chasing the Moon” re-imagines the race to the moon for a new generation, dispersing conventional mythology in favor of a look at the Space Age as a fascinating melange of scientific innovation and public-relations smarts, visionary impulses and personal drama. Tonight’s premiere, “A Place Beyond the Sky,” opens in 1957 and chronicles efforts by the United States to catch up to an early start by the Soviet Union, especially after John F. Kennedy became president in 1961.
9 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE The Code
Abe and Harper (Luke Mitchell, Phillipa Soo) anticipate a quick turnaround on what seems to be an open-and-shut case involving a Marine accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay in the new episode “Secret Squirrel.” Red flags go up almost immediately, however, when they’re inexplicably yet firmly denied access to key pieces of evidence. Meanwhile, Maya and Trey (Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh) try to get Rami (Raffi Barsoumian) reassigned back to their office.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Elizabeth Gillies has demonstrated a sly knack for comedy while playing over-the-top heiress Fallon Carrington in the current reboot of the nighttime soap “Dynasty,” but how well does she handle herself when she’s working without a script? We’ll find out as the actress makes a guest appearance in tonight’s new episode, in which she’ll try her luck at improv games with regulars Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. Guest comic Charles Esten also appears; Aisha Tyler is the host.
9 p.m. on DSC Fast N’ Loud
Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage return for Season 15, which finds Rawlings putting everything on the line to take his business to new heights and achieve a new level of success in the hot rod world. The two-hour season premiere also features a guest appearance by Chad McQueen, the only son of actor Steve McQueen, who joins the gang to recreate the iconic chase scene from his late father’s classic movie “Bullitt.”
9 p.m. on HIST Chuck Norris’ Epic Guide to Military Vehicles
Some of the most fascinating and innovative automobiles in history can’t be found on city streets, but rather on military missions across challenging terrain around the world. In this new one-hour special, host Chuck Norris walks viewers through a tour of some of these genuinely wild vehicles, like the amphibious truck that can transform in a flash over water, including deep seas. There’s also a six-wheeled Humvee with more firepower than some tanks.
10:01 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Grand Hotel
While Danny and Jason (Lincoln Younes, Chris Warren) continue the investigation into the mystery surrounding Sky’s disappearance, Santiago (Demian Bichir) feels decidedly uneasy when one of Gigi’s (Roselyn Sanchez) old friends checks into the hotel in the new episode “The Big Sickout.” Meanwhile, Javi (Bryan Craig) finds himself put to work. Denyse Tontz, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Anne Winters also star.
TUESDAY 5 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH 2019 MLB All-Star Game
It’s the Midsummer Classic: the 2019 MLB All-Star Game which will be played at Progressive Field, the home of two-time All-Star José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians. This will be the 90th edition of the All-Star Game. Last year the American League won in ten innings and now have the upper hand with 44-43-2 record against the National League. That game featured ten home runs, the most ever in an All-Star game.
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Love Island
CBS is taking a big leap of faith with this new summer unscripted relationship series, which airs a onehour episode each weeknight through Aug. 7 after tonight’s 90-minute premiere. Actress and comic Arielle Vandenberg hosts the show, which is adapted from a successful international format. The players, a group of singles in Fiji, must find a partner or risk getting booted from the show, and viewers at home likewise can interact to help influence the action.
9 p.m. on A&E Farrah Fawcett Forever
A decade after her untimely death from cancer in 2009, this new twohour special recalls the iconic blonde actress who had a surprisingly potent effect on pop culture. The Texasborn Fawcett reached superstar status early in her career, thanks to a starring role in “Charlie’s Angels” and a swimsuit wall poster that became a best-seller. Nevertheless, the actress walked away from that commercial success to prove herself as an actress in TV movies such as “The Burning Bed” and the searing play and movie “Extremities.”
10 p.m. on WGN-A The Disappearance
Aden Young (“Rectify”) and Camille Sullivan (“The Man in the High Castle”) star as the parents of a 10-year-old boy, Anthony Sullivan (Michael Riendeau), who suddenly disappears without a trace during a birthday treasure hunt in this 2017 Canadian miniseries, which is making its American TV debut here. The subsequent investigation turns up multiple secrets the Sullivan family thought they had buried long ago. Peter Coyote and Joanne Kelly (“Warehouse 13”) also star.
10:01 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Bring the Funny
Comic Amanda Seales hosts this new reality competition series, in which 40 top acts compete for a $250,000 grand prize and the chance to perform at the 2020 Just for Laughs Festival. Two veteran comics, Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live” and Jeff Foxworthy, will be joined on the judging panel by “cultural tastemaker” Chrissy Teigen. The featured talent pool spans the comedy spectrum, including stand-ups, sketch comedy troupes, magicians and puppeteers, among others. Viewers will select their favorite in a live season finale.
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The 2019 ESPYS
From Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”) hosts these ceremonies (airing live in most markets) celebrating the year’s greatest achievements in sports, as selected by fans in online voting. For the first time since 1994, all the nominees for best male athlete — Patrick Mahomes, Mookie Betts, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooks Koepka — are newcomers to that category. Additionally, pillar awards such as the Pat Tillman Award for Service honor inspiring athletes who embody the spirit of the ESPYS.
8 p.m. on HIST Battle of the 80s Supercars With David Hasselhoff
If you thought KITT, the iconic supercar on the 1980s action series “Knight Rider,” was the stuff
of fantasy and nothing else, think again. In this two-hour special, actor David Hasselhoff, who played crime-fighter Michael Knight on that TV show, shows how KITT actually revolutionized the real-world car industry. The special climaxes with a race featuring — in addition to Hasselhoff and KITT — other stars and their wheels such as Dirk Benedict in the “A-Team” van and “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada with his motorcycle.
9 p.m. on OWN Queen Sugar
In the new episode “Face Speckled,” Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) turns to Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) for her counsel when Nova’s (Rutina Wesley) book has an adverse impact on his job. Charley has issues of her own as well, as the clinic she and Romero (Walter Perez) run is raided by ICE agents. Meanwhile, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) explains to Blue (Ethan Hutchison) that they are connected by their souls, not by blood, and Remy (Dondré Whitfield) announces he’s leaving town.
10 p.m. on FX Snowfall
Season 3 of this gritty drama opens in the summer of 1984, as crack cocaine spreads like wildfire through South Central Los Angeles. In the season premiere, “Protect and Swerve,” Franklin and Cissy (Damson Idris, Michael Hyatt) look to expand their business by making an investment in the community, while Franklin’s frustrated next-door neighbor, Sgt. Andre Wright (Marcus Henderson), continues trying to find the source of this insidious plague. Amin Joseph and Carter Hudson also star.
THURSDAY 8 p.m. on FREE Siren
As the mating season for mermaids begins, Ryn (Eline Powell) realizes she will need to return to the sea temporarily to help her colony in the new episode “The Outpost.” Helen and Ben (Rena Owen, Alex Roe) embark on a tense hunt after the hybrids entice one of the mermaids to follow them to a remote location, their true motives unclear. Xander (Ian Verdun) is uneasy when a journalist comes to him seeking help in piecing together events on the night of the oil rig fire.
8 p.m. on MTV Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
The roommates return with more new episodes fraught with interpersonal drama, but the squad at the moment is huddled around Mike, who’s coping with two major upcoming events, the first (his wedding) happy, the second (a prison sentence) anything but. Elsewhere, Jenni is pondering divorce, Deena’s due to give birth any day and Pauly can’t resist planning another wedding prank. Elsewhere, Ronnie is sick of the others making jokes at his expense.
9 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Hollywood Game Night
Emmy winner Jane Lynch returns with new episodes of engaging parlor games that might be lifted from one of your own parties, if your parties were frequented by some of Tinseltown’s brightest stars. As of this writing, NBC hasn’t announced which of those celebrities will appear in tonight’s episode, but among those reportedly on tap in the weeks to come are “Superstore” colleagues Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn and Nico Santos, and Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden and Marc Evan Jackson from “The Good Place.”
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE The Outpost
Season 2 of this adventure fantasy opens with a premiere called “We Only Kill to Survive,” which finds Talon (Jessica Green) recalling the ghosts of her childhood as she summons a new threat. Elsewhere, as Garret (Jake Stormoen) searches for Dred, Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) focuses on getting the Outpost ready for war. Meanwhile, a messenger brings news that is utterly devastating.
9 p.m. on HIST Ax Men
Since this long-running reality series left the air after Season 9 in 2016, many of the featured logging families in the Pacific Northwest have been fractured under the pressures of economic hardships and changing climate conditions. Family businesses have been thrust into jeopardy by these and other challenges. A new generation of loggers is ready to start wielding their axes again, reflecting at least a temporary upswing in the timber industry. Meanwhile, the old guard seeks redemption as Season 10 launches.
9 p.m. on HMM Movie: Christmas Camp
Advertising executive Haley (Lily Anne Harrison) is up for a promotion at her trendy agency, but as a final test she’s tasked with landing a toy company with a traditional image as a new account. Determined to get everything right, Haley heads off to a Christmas camp for a crash course in tried and true yuletide traditions. There, she meets Jeff (Bobby Campo), the handsome son of the camp’s owner, whereupon nature takes its course in this 2019 romance.
10:03 p.m. on HIST Alone
The survivalists desperately scour the landscape for food, knowing that harsh Arctic winter weather is creeping up on them in the new episode “The Kill.” While most of them choose to go after smaller, more manageable prey, one gets a chance to harvest a big game animal — consequently attracting the unwanted and aggressive interest of predators in the area.
FRIDAY 6 p.m. on TRAV Ghosts of Morgan City
In the new episode “Pirate Island,” the team gets a call from the members of the Morgan City Police Department that moves them to hit the road for Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin. Once there, they meet a trapper who swears he witnessed two men vanish into thin air right before his eyes. Elsewhere, a former “Naked and Afraid” contestant reveals evidence suggesting that the area is haunted by the spirit of a dangerous pirate.
7 p.m. on NICK SpongeBob SquarePants
They’ve stayed behind the scenes since their show premiered in 1999, but now the actors in the voice cast of “SpongeBob SquarePants” step before the cameras as human versions of their animated characters in this new one-hour special, which mingles live-action and animation. The story finds Patrick and SpongeBob venturing to the surface world, where they encounter familiar faces at The Trusty Slab Restaurant. David Hasselhoff, who previously played himself in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,” guest stars, sporting his “Baywatch” lifeguard togs for some beach scenes.
9 p.m. on FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Grub infused by flavors from around the globe are on Guy Fieri’s culinary itinerary in the new “International Infusion,” starting at an eatery in Huntington, Del., noted for its Cuban sandwiches and Thai-inflected sausage. A traditional Tiki joint in Kauai is run by a kitchen crew who deliver an authentic Hawaiian flair. Finally, San Diego is home to a Lebanese restaurant serving up authentic specialties that go beyond the familiar standards.
9 p.m. on SHOW Shangri-LA
Oscar and Emmy winner Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”) teams up with music producer Rick Rubin and director Jeff Malmberg for this four-part docu-series filmed largely in Rubin’s fabled studio in Malibu, Calif. The program zeroes in on Rubin’s creative process and the emotional side of music-making. Neville directs the first two episodes, with Malmberg helming the second half of the series.
10 p.m. on STARZ MotherFatherSon
Episode 4 finds Caden (Billy Howle) depressed and consumed by despair at the crushing thought that, because of his own feckless behavior, he now has no hope of returning to the role he spent his life preparing for: his dazzling father’s (Richard Gere) heir and successor. Consumed by that bleak realization, Caden spirals wildly until things get so out of hand that he winds up making a suicide pact with his unstable companion, Orla (Niamh Algar). Helen McCrory also stars.
10 p.m. on WE Bridezillas
In the Season 12 finale, the first featured bride, dubbed SecretZilla, goes perilously off the rails, crashing her groom’s bachelor party and threatening the entire wedding. Her final surprise for her ceremony nevertheless still shocks everyone. In another segment, BratZilla battles MomZilla when her off-the-leash demands completely blow a hole in her budget, prompting her to go running to her father for help.
SATURDAY 6 a.m. on ESPN; 11 a.m. on 30.1 KFSN
2019 Wimbledon Championships
At press time, we’re asking: Will Germany’s Angelique Kerber get a chance to defend her women’s singles title at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England? Kerber made quick work of Serena Williams in the Women’s Final last year, earning her a third Grand Slam victory. It was Williams’ first Grand Slam Final appearance upon returning to tennis after her pregnancy.
6 p.m. on BBC Planet Earth: The Hunt
BBC America continues its “Wild Summer” theme programming with this new documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough that takes a detailed look at remarkable strategies Earth’s top hunters use to succeed, reflecting the amount of effort expended by these predators just to stay alive themselves. The competition between predators and prey is extremely complex, yet successful predators lead to healthy habitats.
6 p.m. on OXY Injustice With Nancy Grace
Former courtroom prosecutor turned legal analyst Nancy Grace digs into some of the most challenging and intricately constructed truecrime stories in this new series, in which she’ll bring to light previous untold cases marked by botched investigations, suppressed evidence, wrongful accusations and unjust sentences. Using first-hand interviews and archival footage, she tries to get answers to lingering questions and earn vindication for the victims of injustice.
6 p.m. on TRAV Ghost Adventures
A new episode called “Idaho State Tuberculosis Hospital” takes Zak Bagans and his team to Gooding, Idaho, to investigate a former tuberculosis hospital that has been converted into an inn (presumably through a really extensive renovation process). Some of their rooms are filled with decidedly unwanted visitors however: ghostly children and the spirit of an angry old man, as well as the frequent and unsettling whispers of disembodied voices.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Eddie Redmayne returns as magizoologist Newt Scamander in this second entry in the “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise, a spinoff of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” universe of stories. Set in 1927, this 2018 fantasy finds Newt pressed into service with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down fugitive wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who escaped while being transported to stand trial for multiple misdeeds. Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller also star.
Travis Pastrana hosts “Evel Live 2” Sunday on History.
Jeff Foxworthy is a judge on “Bring the Funny” Tuesday on NBC.
Richard Rawlings stars in “Fast N’ Loud” Monday on Discovery Channel.
Tracy Morgan hosts The 2019 ESPYs Wednesday on ABC.
Jessica Green stars in “The Outpost” Thursday on The CW.
Eddie Redmayne stars in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Saturday on HBO.
Helen McCrory stars in “MotherFatherSon” Friday on Starz.