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SUNDAY 7:59 p.m. on ANPL DSC Serengeti
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (“Twelve Years a Slave”) narrates this visually stunning new six-part nature docu-series filmed on the plains of Tanzania, capturing the daily routines of that region’s magnificent animals during the course of a year. Featured characters include the lioness Kali, Zalika the hyena, Tembo the elephant, Shani the zebra, Bakari the baboon and an assortment of supporting players, with each species having its own unique story. 8 p.m. on TLC
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 3 of this unscripted series follows seven Americans who have fallen in love with international mates online and now are traveling overseas hoping to get a marriage proposal from someone they’ve never met in person. Ultimately, their dream is to live as a couple in the United States. Featured couples include Avery, a teenager from Columbus, Ohio, who fell in love with a Syrian named Omar after converting to Islam, alienating her Christian family in the process.
9 p.m. on AMC Preacher
Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) fled his perverse childhood home in Angelville and finally reunited with true love Tulip (Ruth Negga) at the end of Season 3. Now, as this dark, profane but often hilarious comic book adaptation opens its fourth and final season with a two-hour season premiere, Jesse is tormented by terrifying visions of an apocalyptic future as he and Tulip prepare to assault Grail headquarters at Masada, where their comrade Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) is being tortured.
9 p.m. on E! Flip It Like Disick
Scott Disick, probably best known to reality TV fans as Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend, showcases his passion for luxury real estate and house-flipping in this new home makeover series, which follows Disick as he acquires, remodels and re-sells upscale Los Angeles properties while also helping some of his celebrity friends transform their homes. Joining him are interior designer Willa Ford; buddy and business partner Benny Luciano, and Benny’s wife, Kozet; contractor Miki Moor, and assistant Lindsay Diamond.
10 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE The Good Fight
This critically acclaimed legal drama concludes its summer run on CBS, although new episodes will continue streaming at the show’s regular home on CBS All Access. In tonight’s Season 1 broadcast finale, “Chaos,” Maia’s (Rose Leslie) bi-annual review at the office holds both good and bad news for her. Meanwhile, her father, Henry (recurring guest star Paul Guilfoyle), gets disappointing news of his own from the Department of Justice, so he reaches out to a mysterious old friend. Christine Baranski also stars.
10 p.m. on TLC Unexpected
As Season 3 of this compelling unscripted series about teenage parents opens with a two-hour premiere, McKayla and Caelan find themselves at a crossroads as they await their second child, while Chloe is forced to parent Ava as if she were a single mom, owing to her parents’ disapproval and the possibility that Max is going to jail. Only days after her younger sister Tiarra gave birth to a baby girl, Tyra discovers that she is five months pregnant herself.
MONDAY 6 p.m. on ID Serial Killer: Devil Unchained
In the first season finale, as she tries to identify an accomplice, Maria Awes joins Gary Garrett, Todd Kohlhepp’s biographer, on a highly emotional tour of Kohlhepp’s property, where investigators earlier found the remains of three victims, and where Kala Brown was held captive for two months in a shipping container. It’s not long after that when Maria unexpectedly gets a confession straight from the killer about two other men he says he murdered.
8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN Bachelor in Paradise
John Paul Jones from Hannah Brown’s recent season of “The Bachelorette,” Willis Reid from Rebecca Kufrin’s season of the same show, and Demi Burnett and Tayshia Adams from Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” are among the previously unlucky fan favorites featured in this summer’s edition of this entry in the “Bachelor” series franchise, which offers participants a second — for some, even a third — chance to find romance in a tropical paradise. Chris Harrison is the host.
8 p.m. on VH-1 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Viewers can enjoy an all-access backstage pass to the Millennium Tour with B2K band members J Boog and Fizz as this hit reality series returns for Season 6. In other upcoming story lines, power couple Ray J and his wife, Princess Love, continue what seems to be a fairy-tale marriage as they try to build a secure legacy for Melody Love Norwood, their young daughter. Elsewhere, Apryl Jones, Omarion’s ex and the mother of his kids, resurfaces as rumors swirl about her closeness to Fizz.
9:01 p.m. on STARZ Movie: The Kleptocrats
After a financier embezzles a fortune from Malaysia’s wealth fund in one of the world’s biggest white-collar heists involving government corruption and international money laundering, some of that dirty money flows into New York and Hollywood. At that point, the thieves court A-list celebrities and bankroll the Oscar-nominated “The Wolf of Wall Street.” This 2018 documentary from Sam Hoblinson and Havana Marking explores how investigative journalists eventually unravel the scheme.
10 p.m. on HBO Divorce
The saga of ex-spouses Frances and Robert (Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church) and their often hapless attempts to untangle their complicated shared lives closes out its third and final season with a finale called “Knock Knock,” which sees both main characters reaching another crossroads in their new postdivorce relationships. Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins, Charlie Kilgore and Becki Newton also star.
TUESDAY 7 p.m. on TRAV Code of the Wild
Extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes Chris and Casey Keefer venture into rugged terrain to solve some baffling mysteries in this new eight-part docuseries. The premiere, “The Curse of El Dorado,” takes the Keefer brothers on the road to El Dorado, which they hope will lead them to the fabled lost City of Gold. The Keefers start out in Rio de Janeiro, where they uncover valuable information on the route taken by Percy Fawcett, the explorer believed to have come closer to the goal than anyone else.
8 p.m. on FREE Good Trouble
Exhausted by multiple confrontations in her life, Callie (Maia Mitchell) resolves to make a change in the Season 2 finale, “Disruptions.” The group commissioning a new art project from Gael (Tommy Martinez) inadvertently reveals something unexpected to him about Elijah (Denim Richards). Elsewhere, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) learns the truth about what happened with the previous female engineer. Zuri Adele and Sherry Cola also star.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT American Experience
As the 50th anniversary of an iconic 1969 music festival approaches, a two-hour episode called “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation” looks back at that transcendent cultural event, not via the musicians and their music, but rather through the myriad personal stories of those in the vast crowd and working behind the scenes. What emerges are insights into how everyone came together and surmounted staggering challenges to achieve a moment of blissful unity.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE The 100
As the mystery of the anomaly continues to deepen, Sanctum is turned into a violent battleground between the devout and the nonbelievers in “The Blood of Sanctum,” the Season 6 finale. The CW has renewed this sci-fi drama, which has emerged as a cult hit for the network, for another season. Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan and Richard Harmon star.
10 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Blood & Treasure
Long-held secrets come to light, several fates are sealed and the lives of partners-in-adventure Danny and Lexi (Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas) will never be the same after Karim Farouk’s (Oded Fehr) master plan is put into action in the Season 1 finale, “The Revenge of Farouk.” CBS has renewed this action-packed drama for a second season. Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter and James Callis also star.
10 p.m. on BRAV Flipping Exes
When sweethearts break up, many struggle just stay on civil terms with their ex, but former lovebirds Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure take that to the next level by going into business together in this new unscripted series. Based in affluent Carmel, Ind. — known to some as the Beverly Hills of the Midwest — Klemm and LeSure work together to buy, renovate and then re-sell high-end properties. She’s a Realtor with a ritzy client list, and his work as a financier helps him oversee operations.
10 p.m. on CMDY Drunk History
This Emmy-winning (and alcoholfueled) sketch comedy series issues a last-call on its sixth hit season with a finale called “Bad Blood,” which opens with the story of how Irish-American cook Mary Mallon infected so many people with typhoid — despite being completely free of the disease’s symptoms herself — that she earned the unhappy nickname “Typhoid Mary.” Another sketch relates how Arsinoe, the kid sister of Cleopatra, was no slouch herself when it came to scheming her way in and out of power. Derek Waters is host.
10 p.m. on HBO Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Oakland Raiders
Filmed in cinema verité style, this hit fly-on-the-wall sports series moves to California’s Bay Area for Season 14, as Raiders head coach Jon Gruden enters his second season leading the team and staff. Each week, viewers get an inside look as players go through the daily rigors of an NFL training camp, not to mention the individual pressures that go with competing for a spot on the roster.
WEDNESDAY 8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Love Island
Which two Islanders will be the lucky couple who heads home with the $100,000 grand prize? Viewers will find out in tonight’s finale, but CBS also is squarely in the winner’s circle with this adaptation of a hit British dating show. The network took a big gamble, programming “Love Island” every weeknight following its July premiere, but even most viewers who may have tuned in to hate-watch quickly got hooked on this silly but addictive series. Arielle Vandenberg is the host; Matthew Hoffman does the hilarious narration.
8 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Bulletproof
A pair of undercover cops — Bishop (Noel Clarke, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Pike (rapper and actor Ashley Walters) tirelessly chase down violent criminals in the East End of London in this adrenaline-heavy British import. In the premiere, an informant is killed, leading Pike and Bishop to uncover a gang of thieves who target luxury cars. Clarke Peters, Lindsey Coulson and Christina Chang also star in this alternately gritty and glossy crime drama.
8 p.m. on FREE grown-ish
Sophomore year ends for Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) and her friends in the Season 2 finale “Dreams and Nightmares.” Both spirits and tensions inevitably are running high, and as pent-up emotions are unleashed, the results include rifts in multiple relationships, as well as some unexpected reconciliations. Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Emily Arlook and Francia Raisa also star.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH BH90210
There’s a whole lot of “meta” going on in this unorthodox new take on the iconic Fox high school drama that ran on the network from 1990 to 2000. Many of the original cast members return for this new show, which isn’t a straightforward reboot, but rather a high-concept take on what might happen if Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris and Brian Austin Green reunited to bring back their vintage hit. The actors play somewhat fictionalized versions of themselves.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Hypnotize Me
Taye Diggs hosts this new iteration of a hit British game show, wherein contestants work together in teams to complete simple, everyday tasks. Here’s the complicating element, although the show title is a spoiler: The contestants have to complete their assigned challenges after being “put under” by resident hypnotist Keith Barry. After that, the players have a tougher time following simple commands, and also run the risk of unwittingly giving up long-held secrets.
10 p.m. on OWN David Makes Man
This half-hour preview special takes viewers behind the scenes of “David Makes Man,” a new scripted drama series created by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Oscar for cowriting the film drama “Moonlight.” Executive producer Oprah Winfrey explains what there is about this new project that moved her to declare it “poetry on TV,” while some of the show’s stars, including Phylicia Rashad, also are interviewed.
THURSDAY 6 p.m. on TBS TNT Chasing the Cure
Patients struggling with puzzling ailments try to find a cure by consulting with a panel of top physicians in this new docu-series hosted by Emmywinning TV journalist Ann Curry, but it doesn’t stop there. Viewers watching this series at home also can interact via social media, a Facebook group and a dedicated website to submit their own cases and/or insights on their own experiences if they have gone through challenges similar to those of the featured patients.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Two Sentence Horror Stories
Jim Parrack (“True Blood”), Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”) and Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”) are among the stars of this new anthology series, which serves up contemporary tales of terror, inspired by the viral fan fiction phenomenon of the title: horror yarns that deliver a thrilling jolt in just two sentences. Stories, settings and characters will vary from tale to tale, but each shares common roots in universally held primal fears and social insecurities. Another episode immediately follows.
9 p.m. on HIST Ax Men
The Ryggard Logging team must cross a deep valley on their longest road yet as they fight to fix an irregular skyline in the new episode “The Longest Road.” While running his first job site on his own, Danny Pihl pushes himself to the limit both physically and mentally. Wade Etienne doubles down on his risky plan to custom-fabricate a unique log hauler, and Frank Harkness’ waste-no-time work ethic proves too much for his equipment to manage while working on a steep, snowcovered mountainside.
10 p.m. on WE Beyond the Pole
In this new, very unconventional reality series, several exotic dancers from Atlanta area clubs — some still performing, others retired — receive advice on how to put their days of stripper poles behind them from Coach Stormy Wellington, an ex-stripper who now claims to be a self-made millionaire. Now she wants to take what she has learned along the way to guide these other women to financial freedom.
FRIDAY 7 p.m. on TRAV Haunted Towns
For many generations, native Hawaiians have known that, however you regard any of the other island deities, on no account should you ever tick off Pele, the goddess of fire. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers have a thoroughly chilling experience in the town of Hilo, Hawaii, where disembodied voices in underground lava tubes are said to warn of imminent danger on the Big Island in the season finale “Wrath of the Fire Goddess.”
7:35 p.m. on MAX Movie: Ready Player One
Ernest Cline co-adapted his own bestselling 2011 sci-fi novel for Steven Spielberg’s 2018 adventure, which uses a combination of live-action and animation to conjure the dystopian near future of 2045. There, much of humanity retreats into OASIS, a virtual-reality software program, to escape their bleak surroundings. Wade (Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game in the program that will deliver a life-changing reward to the winner. Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance star.
8 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN WE Day
At a time when the American political landscape strikes many as irrevocably polarized and even toxic, this annual special pauses to salute young people and their families who are determined to pull together and become an unstoppable force for good. Host Neil Patrick Harris welcomes some of those remarkable change-makers, along with chart-topping musical performers and celebrity guests including Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), Chance the Rapper, Joe Jonas, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman, Pentatonix, Meghan Trainor, Bill Nye and Lilly Singh.
9 p.m. on SHOW David Bowie: Finding Fame
When he died in 2016 at age 69, David Bowie almost universally was regarded as a genius and a renaissance man, not to mention the epitome of coolness. As Francis Whately’s 2019 documentary reveals, however, that definitely was not the case in his early career, when he was frontman for a band called The Lower Third, which tended to unfortunate covers such as “Chim Chim Cheree” from “Mary Poppins.” Still, even then there were signs that Bowie was destined to be a heroic outlier in his art.
10 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Great Performances
Gustavo Dudamel, the celebrated conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, returns to the gardens of Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace to conduct one of the world’s most sublime orchestras in “Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019,” which highlights music from both European and American conductors. Pianist Yuja Wang, the guest artist, joins the orchestra for George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The program also includes Leonard Bernstein’s overture to “Candide” and the fourth movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No.
9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World.”
10 p.m. on STARZ MotherFatherSon
In the season finale, Caden (Billy Howle) leaves the rehabilitation center after grueling weeks of work, returning to London and an uncertain future both personally and professionally. Meanwhile, his mother, Kathryn (Helen McCrory), ponders the offer that Max (Richard Gere) has made to her. The proposal definitely is a tempting one, but she worries about how Caden will react to the news, not to mention whether she can even trust Max to keep his word.
SATURDAY 2 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Horse Racing
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York has bigger races coming, including the Travers, but today’s Breeder’s Cup Challenge gives the winner an automatic berth in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup. “Win and you’re in” is the mantra and a trip to Hollywood is on the line as that’s where the Breeder’s Cup will be held in early November. Last week it was the Whitney Stakes that awarded the winner, this week it is the mile-long Fourstardave Handicap.
8 p.m. on ANPL The Zoo: San Diego
This new unscripted series takes viewers behind the scenes of San Diego Zoo Global, which aims to save species worldwide while inspiring passion for animals and nature. Featuring two parks — the celebrated San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — it’s home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals. Among the many featured critters this season are pandas, giraffes, two baby cheetahs being trained as ambassadors for their species, and a flock of ostriches known as the Spice Girls.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: V.C. Andrews’ Fallen Hearts
Adapted from the third of five novels in V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Family book series, this chapter in the tale finds Heaven Stonewall (Annalise Basso) happily married and ready to settle into life in her hometown, until grandfather Tony Tatterson (Jason Priestley) lures her back to her previous pampered existence in the family mansion. Eventually, however, ghosts out of Heaven’s past rise up to threaten that cozy and insulated world.
8 p.m. on NICK Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019
Three-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Dwyane Wade and U.S. Women’s Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe enjoyed major moments in the spotlight during the sixth annual edition of this high-energy (and slime-filled) celebration of favorite athletes and the past year’s most unforgettable sports moments, as selected by young fans in online voting. Rapinoe, also a noted social activist, receives the Generation of Change award, while Wade’s long career is acknowledged with the Legend award. Michael Strahan hosts the ceremonies, filmed last month at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Aquaman
James Wan’s 2018 blockbuster was the first full-length feature film to focus mainly on this particular DC Comics superhero, which may help explain why the project went through such a tortured development process for more than a decade. It paid off in this case, thanks in no small part to a charmingly self-effacing performance in the title role by burly Jason Momoa, already known to fans from his TV role in “Game of Thrones.” Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson also star.
11 p.m. on HGTV Mountain Mamas
The Big Sky country of Montana is a powerful magnet for families who love the great outdoors, especially when they come with breathtaking mountain vistas. When clients are ready to begin a property search to make their dreams a reality, they often turn to real-estate mavens Jackie Wickens and Trecie Wheat Hughes, who help them find affordable properties that just need a manageable amount of TLC to restore their beauty. The series premiere finds them assisting a mother and daughter who just moved back to Montana.
Eliza Taylor stars in “The 100” Tuesday on The CW.
Chris Harrison hosts “Bachelor in Paradise” Monday on ABC.
Dominic Cooper stars in “Preacher” Sunday on AMC.
Ann Curry hosts “Chasing the Cure” Thursday on TNT and TBS.
Ashley Walters (left) and Noel Clarke star in “Bulletproof” Wednesday on The CW.
Neil Patrick Harris hosts “WE Day” Friday on ABC.
Megan Rapinoe is featured in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019, airing Saturday.