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6 a.m. on ESPN; 12 p.m. on 30.1
2019 Wimbledon Championships Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has 15 Grand Slam titles, including three on the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, England. He’s also the defending champion, winning here a year ago, in three sets against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Will Djokovic be in the hunt for another title today? He’s won three of the last four Grand Slam titles, including the Australian Open earlier this year, before losing in the semi-finals at the French Open.
5 p.m. on BBC
The returning Chris Harris gets two new co-hosts in U.K. cricket star Freddie Flintoff and stand-up comic Paddy McGuinness as this venerable series cranks the ignition on its 27th season. Their first episode together starts with the guys going out and buying budget-friendly replicas of the first cars they owned. To drive-test their purchases, they head to the searing heat of Ethiopia, widely regarded as the birthplace of humankind. Later, back at the track, Chris puts the Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren 600LT through their paces.
6 p.m. on ID
Evil Lives Here
This gripping true-crime series, which recounts incidents in which real people shared their lives with a loved one who turned out to be a murderer, returns for Season 6 with a premiere called “I Tried to Prevent This.” The story chronicles how Kathy Swanson lived with the terrible fear that her son, Michael, eventually would seriously harm someone. For 17 years, she tries in vain to convince people that there is something “different” about Michael. Finally, her worst nightmare comes true. 8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Celebrity Family Feud
After the families of actress and TV producer Maria Menounos and Jeannie Mai (“Holey Moley”) square off in round one, sports legends face off in a second round to win money for the charities of their choice. NFLPA Legends playing for Team Gleason Foundation are Aeneas Williams, Brian Urlacher, Tim Brown, Dermontti Dawson and Jackie Slater; NFLPA All-Stars playing for Professional Athletes Association include Cameron Heyward, Bradley Chubb, Lamar Jackson, Stephon Gilmore and Michael Thomas.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Grantchester on Masterpiece There’s a changing of the clerical guard in the offing during Season 4, which opens with a two-hour premiere set in 1956. Sidney (James Norton) is itching to shake up his life a little, but he gets that and more with the arrival in Grantchester of the Rev. Nathaniel Todd (guest star Paterson Joseph), an American minister, and his civil rights activist daughter, Violet (Simona Brown). A murder causes simmering racial tensions to spike, while elsewhere, Geordie (Robson Green) investigates a decaying slum that’s a hotbed of vice.
9 p.m. on STARZ
The characters who make up the staff of the chic Manhattan eatery 22W reveal more of their innermost secrets as this restaurant drama returns for Season 2. Small-town girl Tess (Ella Purnell) has gained knowledge and experience over the past months, giving her newfound confidence, but that’s not necessarily good news for her colleagues. They include her fellow server and mentor Simone (Caitlin FitzGerald), who’s in a somewhat enigmatic relationship with bartender Jake (Tom Sturridge). Paul Sparks and Evan Jonigkeit also star.
8:30 a.m. on 18.1 KVPT; 12 p.m.
on 18.2 KVPT Molly of Denali Premiere
This groundbreaking new animated program marks the first time a Native American character has headlined a national U.S. series for children. The show, a U.S.-Canadian co-production, revolves around Molly Mabray (voice of Sovereign Bill), a 10-yearold Alaska resident whose natural curiosity leads her and her friends to explore the wonders of her state ranging from moose to volcanoes and beyond. She lives with her family at Denali Trading Post, which her family operates. Lorne Cardinal and Ron Harris also are heard.
8 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE American Ninja Warrior
In the new “Los Angeles City Finals,” the show returns to California’s entertainment capital to kick off the City Finals phase of competition. The contenders will confront up to 10 daunting obstacles, including the new Leaps of Faith. In a twist this season to the City Finals rounds, the two fastest finishers then tackle the new Power Tower for a chance to win a safety pass, which will give the lucky ninja in question a second chance on the course in the event of a fall in the National Finals.
9 p.m. on HBO Years and Years
In episode 4, Viv Rook (Emma Thompson) becomes prime minister after the coalition government collapses. After Celeste (T’Nia Miller) confronts him about his affair, Stephen (Rory Kinnear) leaves the family home and moves in with Elaine (Rachel Logan). Daniel and Viktor (Russell Tovey, Maxim Baldry) resort to increasingly desperate measures to bring the latter back to the U.K. Meanwhile, Rosie (Ruth Madeley) begins a mobile catering business. Jessica Hynes also stars.
10 p.m. on NGEO Great Shark Chow Down
At present, climate change and other concerns are causing the global shark population to crash alarmingly, but this new one-hour special features scientists and cinematographers recalling thrilling — not to mention scary — encounters with sharks feeding en masse. Highlights — at least, if you’re viewing from the safety of your living room — include a voracious gathering of hundreds of grey reef sharks and other species feeding on thousands of bait fish and, later, more than 200 blue sharks feeding on a whale carcass. 10:01 p.m. on TLC
Kate Plus Date
The time has come for a nervous Kate Gosselin to pick her second dates in the Season 1 finale, somewhat optimistically titled “We Are the Champions.” Matchmakers Rachel and Adam, as always, are there to offer moral support in the run-up, trying to help their client get psyched and confident, but one date ends with a shocking surprise.
8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight With Robin Roberts “The Lion King” has been a beloved 1994 Walt Disney animated classic in that studio’s traditional style, a still-running Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and, now, a new computer-animated remake. What has given this story about a lion cub’s coming of age such universal and enduring appeal? Host Robin Roberts examines that question in this new one-hour ABC News special, which includes interviews with cast members involved in various “Lion King” incarnations. The hour also includes a previously unreleased scene from the new movie.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE
In the year 2199, a young woman (Priscilla Quintana) who believes she has lost everything finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy in this new sci-fi action series. As JAX, aka “Pandora,” and her friends go through training to learn how to protect the galaxy from various threats, secrets about the nature of her own identity arise, sending her on a quest for answers. Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno and John Harlan Kim also star.
8 p.m. on FREE Good Trouble
Callie (Maia Mitchell) is forced to confront some perceptions about herself while attending a networking mixer in the new episode “Happy Heckling.” Meanwhile, the Spekulate offices are swirling with rumors about Mariana’s (Cierra Ramirez) obviously close relationship with Evan (T.J. Linnard). Elsewhere, Alice (Sherry Cola) runs into one of her longtime idols at a queer comedy club where she is struggling to get her own stand-up comedy career started.
9 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE
Blood & Treasure
After they come close to capturing Farouk (Oded Fehr) in a sting operation, Danny and Lexi (Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas) recruit Hardwick (James Callis) to help them by tapping into his extensive underworld contacts, hoping they may be able to find and corner Farouk before he vanishes yet again, in the new episode “The Wages of Vengeance.” Elsewhere, having become exasperated by Danny and Lexi’s questionable tactics, Gwen (Katia Winter) arrests Father Chuck (Mark Gagliardi) for helping them.
9 p.m. on A&E
JFK Jr: The Final Year Airing on the 20th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s untimely death, this new two-hour special devotes a significant amount of time to 1999, his final year, which was a period of struggle that included the fatal illness of Anthony Radziwill, Kennedy’s cousin and best friend, as well as turbulence in his marriage and professional problems with Kennedy’s political magazine, George. Historian and longtime Kennedy friend Steven M. Gillon and Carole Radziwill, Anthony’s widow, take viewers through this very personal profile. 10 p.m. on FX
A valued relationship may falter or even fail altogether in the face of ambition and competition as Damon and Ricky (Ryan Swain, Dyllon Burnside) both go out for one of the most coveted gigs for which auditions currently are being held: a dance spot in Madonna’s highly anticipated Blond Ambition Tour. Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter and Indya Moore also star in the new episode “What Would Candy Do?”
6 p.m. on ID
The Wonderland Murders
The Pacific Northwest is justifiably celebrated for its grandeur and unspoiled beauty, but the region’s vast stretches of dense forests and rugged coastlines also have earned it a far more dubious reputation as a dumping ground for serial killers. This true-crime series returns for its second season with “Terror in the Pines,” devoted to the killing spree of Greg Cook. After already killing three people, he meets an unsuspecting single mother who may be fated to become Victim No. 4.
9 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN
Host Joel McHale welcomes a fresh slate of contestants to this hit game show where the turn of a single playing card holds the power to turn a player into either a winner or a loser. Those playing tonight include Miki Mootsey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Chantelle Winchester of New Orleans; and Sherice Smith and Gary Hogans, both of Los Angeles.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE
Jane The Virgin
Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) editor suggests a decidedly dark twist for her book, prompting Jane to wonder whether the idea might be based on one of the other woman’s actual exup
periences in the new episode “Chapter Ninety-Seven.” While Rogelio (Jaime Camil) is helping River (guest star Brooke Shields) bond with her daughter, River makes things difficult for him yet again. Trying not to obsess over her career change, Xo (Andrea Navedo) tries to focus on smoothing things over between Jane and Alba (Ivonne Coll).
9 p.m. on USA
This long-running legal dramedy opens its ninth and final season, which finds Harvey and Donna (Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty) trying to balance their new relationship with efforts to salvage their law firm, which took a hit last season when Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) sacrificed himself to the bar association to save Harvey. Rick Hoffman, Dulé Hill, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Schull also return to their familiar series roles; original cast member Patrick J. Adams, who sat out Season 8, returns as Mike Ross in a midseason guest appearance.
10 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN
Host Alec Baldwin welcomes a new slate of celebrities to join in the fillin-the-blanks fun, including actor and comic Mario Cantone (“Sex and the City”), Raven-Symoné (“Raven’s House”), Hasan Minhaj (“Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj”), actress and comic Caroline Rhea, Las Vegas entertainer
Wayne Newton and actress Sandra Bernhard (“Pose”). Joining these panelists will be contestants from Lancaster, Pa.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Wharton, N.J. and Beverly, Mass.
10 p.m. on USA
She may have gotten disbarred in New York to save a colleague in the world of “Suits,” but shrewd and strong-willed Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) carves out a new life for herself in Chicago as Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) fixer in this smart, sleek new spinoff. As she navigates this new turf, however, Jessica has to find a way to reconcile her responsibilities with something she’ll never give up: a need to
do the right thing. Bethany Joy Lenz and Simon Kassianides also star.
10 p.m. on NGEO
Man vs. Shark
In this new special, marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan gets up close to hungry hammerheads and deadly tiger sharks to measure how much damage they can do to his specially designed armored diving suits, including their bite force, body strength and ability to chew through his advanced materials. Sullivan will take the data he gathers and use it to create new armor — which once again he’ll test personally.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE
While she and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) are investigating the suspicious death of an old-school drag queen, Liv (Rose McIver) eats the brain of the victim and channels the personality of the deceased in the new episode “Killer Queen.” Elsewhere, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) contacts Major (Robert Buckley) with an interesting request. Aly Michalka, David Anders and Bryce Hodgson also star.
8 p.m. on FREE
Mating season turns out to be far less successful than both humans and merfolk had hoped, leading to new conversations over the possibility of the mermaids trying to procreate on land in a new episode called “The Last Mermaid.” For the good of the colony, Ryn (Eline Powell) brings a new mate ashore, but that action only serves to raise some painful emotional questions for Ben and Maddie (Alex Roe, Fola EvansAkingbola).
9 p.m. on LIFE
Little Women: Atlanta Season 5 wraps up with “Burying the Hatchet With Ms. Ratchet,” which sees lots of friction among the Little Women following Abira’s drunken outburst at the Final Cut. The unpleasantness forces Minnie to choose between The Twinz and Abira. Emily gives birth to her son via emergency C-section, then she and Bri decide to lobby for a spot on the Street Execs tour, replacing Abira. Nearly everyone is left stunned when Street Execs announces the opening act on that tour.
10 p.m. on HGTV Unspouse My House
A single father of two in Huntington Beach, Calif., wants to make a fresh start, but his tired and outdated home is depressing, not least because it constantly reminds him of the ex-wife who walked out on him and his children. Luckily, Orlando Soria has a plan to breathe new life and freshness into this living space, starting with throwing out the ugly tile and gaudy, over-the-top furniture. And that’s just for starters in the new episode “Dolphin-ately Bad Taste.”
10 p.m. on NGEO Forecast: Shark Attack Shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal and meteorologist Joe Merchant travel together to the Bahamas to test a theory that weather has a direct correlation to shark attacks, in this new special. The duo is convinced that wind may drive sharks closer to the shore for their hunting, which in turn brings them into closer contact with swimmers in those waters.
10:03 p.m. on HIST
New challenges enter the competition as the survivalists approach their one-month mark of life in the remote wilderness in the new episode “Ablaze.” For one of them, that crushing loneliness threatens to become utterly overwhelming, while another risks the loss of their shelter in an accident. Still another participant is forced to confront an enormous predator.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Masters of Illusion “Floating Fire, Quick Hands and One Spidey” is the title of this new episode, in which host Dean Cain welcomes a slate of dazzling illusionists that include Michael Tetro, Anna DeGuzman, Eric Jones, Joshua Jay, Tommy Ward, Ed Alonzo and “Spidey.” The genres of the featured magical acts range from comedy routines to baffling interactive “mind magic.”
8 p.m. on LIFEMOV Movie: The Wrong Mommy Melanie (Jessica Morris) is thrilled when she gets a promotion at work, but when her new responsibilities start to feel overwhelming, she decides to hire Phoebe (Ashlynn Yennie) as her personal assistant. What she doesn’t know is that Phoebe has a really sick ulterior motive for taking the job, and it involves Melanie’s mother (Dee Wallace, “E.T. the Extraterrestrial”). Vivica A. Fox and Eric Roberts also star.
10 p.m. on SYFY
This banter-filled sci-fi action series opens its fifth and final season with “Run, Yala, Run,” as Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) discovers that the lethally dangerous and shape-shifting
entity known as The Lady has put all of Westerley under a collective delusion that serves her own insidious ends. That leaves Dutch and her fellow Killjoys John and D’avin (Aaron Ashmore, Luke MacFarlane) pondering how to fight this enemy in a world where they cannot trust their own memories.
10 p.m. on SHOW Movie: Black ’47
Director and co-writer Lance Daly’s 2018 Irish period drama is set against the backdrop of the Great Famine of Ireland, particularly in its most devastating year, 1847. In this setting, Martin Feeney (James Frecheville), an Irish mercenary who has been fighting for the British army, returns to his home in Connemara to find that his family has fallen on desperate times. He abandons his post and embarks on a quest for revenge. Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea also star.
10:03 p.m. on HIST
William Shatner is both executive producer and host of this new sixepisode anthology series, which explores assorted subjects that have proved baffling over the centuries, ranging from ancient cities said to be under a curse to bizarre rituals and inexplicable structures. The series premiere, “Evil Places,” explores locations that are perhaps best left unexplored, such as mountains from which no visitor ever returns alive to haunted houses. Are such locations imbued with some sort of dark energy we don’t understand?
8 p.m. on DSC Apollo: The Forgotten Films This new two-hour special celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing through the use of previously unfamiliar footage taken from NASA Research Centers, the National Archives and local and network news reports of the period. What emerges is an immersive viewing experience, a remarkable — and remarkably complete — behind-thescenes look at the exhaustive preparation that went into sending the first human beings to the moon.
8 p.m. on FOOD Restaurant: Impossible
Host Robert Irvine opens a new season of this hit unscripted series in which he tries to turn around the fortunes of eateries that are threatening to fail. Increasing the degree of difficulty, he has only 48 hours and a budget of $10,000 to get it done, which means he’ll be channeling MacGyver here and there when he has to. With luck and a whole lot of skill, he usually manages to give any troubled restaurant a new lease on life.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: The Madam of Purity Falls After the tragic death of her husband, a widow hopes for a fresh start when she moves her teenage son and daughter to a seemingly idyllic town with the wholesome name Purity Falls. In no time at all, however, her relationship with her son is seriously damaged when he is drawn into the nefarious home business of one of their neighbors. Kristanna Loken, Trevor Stines and Olivia d’Abo star in this 2019 thriller.
9 p.m. on OWN Iyanla, Fix My Life
The new episode “Born in Prison: Lil’ Karla Beverly” introduces Iyanla’s latest client, who proves to be a real handful. For as long as she can remember, Lil’ Karla has been labeled a bad seed by nearly everyone around her, which has become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now her father, aunt and grandmother all are reaching the end of their ropes over her misbehavior. Almost immediately, however, Iyanla realizes the root of the problem lies with Lil’ Karla’s family, not Karla herself.
9:02 p.m. on ANPL Hanging With the Hendersons In the new episode “It Takes a Village,” the Hendersons try to stay active in their community any time the opportunity arises, so when a wolf-hybrid who has sustained massive injuries arrives at their doorstep, the whole team rallies together to help. Later, while Dr. Ross is sharing his love of veterinary medicine and music at a local grade school, Drs. Ryan and Tony spend volunteer time helping at a free veterinary clinic.
Paddy McGuinness (left) and Freddie Flintoff cohost “Top Gear” Sunday on BBC America.
John F. Kennedy Jr. is the subject of “JFK Jr: The Final Year” Tuesday on A&E Network.
Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts “American Ninja Warrior” Monday on NBC.
Malcolm Goodwin stars in “iZombie” Thursday on The CW.
Rick Hoffman stars in “Suits” Wednesday on USA Network.
William Shatner hosts “The UnXplained” Friday on History.
“Apollo: The Forgotten Films” airs Saturday on Discovery Channel.