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SUNDAY 1 p.m. on ESPN; 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2
2019 U.S. Open Tennis
Novak Djokovic has won four of the last five Grand Slam tennis events, including Wimbledon most recently, as well as last year’s U.S. Open. Perhaps he’ll be defending the latter title in the men’s final of this year’s U.S. Open. Coming from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., it is also the last Grand Slam event of 2019.
7 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE 60 Minutes
Longtime correspondent Steve Kroft, who announced his retirement in May, takes the spotlight in this special edition of the Emmy-winning newsmagazine as he sits down for an interview with colleague Lesley Stahl. This tribute looks back at 50 years of Kroft’s journalistic work, during which he reported nearly 500 segments for “60 Minutes” and won five Peabody Awards, among other honors. The hour revisits such career highlights as his 1992 interview with Bill and Hillary Clinton and a post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama.
7 p.m. on NGWILD Dog: Impossible
In a new episode called “Don’t Fear the Collar,” Matt Beisner works with two dogs who are both real challenges, despite their different backgrounds. Lou, who survived on the neighborhood streets, has a violent reaction to dog collars, while Agedashi, a blue heeler who used to be feral, reacts viciously to any strangers. Matt knows he must reach both dogs and modify their behavior, since local animal control officials are cracking down on canines who exhibit wild streaks.7
p.m. on ID Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall
TV broadcast journalist Tamron Hall returns to host Season 6 of this true-crime series. The premiere, “Vanishing on I-95,” revisits the 1990 case of Lorraine Hendricks, a Florida woman who was en route to Vero Beach, Fla., to visit a friend when she vanished. Two days later, her abandoned car was found, soon followed by the discovery of her corpse in a wooded area. As her story hit the area papers, one reader had the chilling suspicion her husband played a part in this death.
8 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns plays host at historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., for this two-hour special (recorded last March) with performances by country music stars who are featured in Burns’ upcoming eight-part, 16hour docu-series “Country Music.” Featured artists include Dierks Bentley, Rhiannon Giddens, Rosanne Cash, Larry Gatlin, Ketch Secor, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Holly Williams, Dwight Yoakam and Asleep at the Wheel.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: The Wrong Cheerleader
High school senior Becky Simon (Cristine Prosperi) has it all — including strong grades and plenty of friends — except for the affections of a boyfriend, but she’s hoping that changes once she lands a spot on her school’s cheerleading squad. Sure enough, she catches the eye of handsome new student Rob Broux (David Meza), and their romance blossoms ... until Rob starts to show a creepy obsessive side. He’ll stop at nothing to keep Becky, but he may be messing with the wrong cheerleader in this new 2019 thriller.
9 p.m. on BRAV Married to Medicine
Dr. Jacqueline Walters is all about rebuilding — her new practice, her new home and her marriage to Curtis — as this unscripted series opens Season 7. These new episodes also see Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Damon opening a surgical center, while Cecil officially becomes Dr. Simone Whitmore’s assistant. Elsewhere, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe prepares to go back to school, as well as to open a new clinic with her husband, Scott.
9 p.m. on HALL HMM Movie: Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery
Claire and Joanna Darrow (Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Wendie Malick) accept the case of young attorney Cassidy Piper (guest star Elysia Rotaru), who faces felony charges and the possible loss of custody of her daughter. It’s a sensitive situation for the mother-daughter team, to put it mildly: Cassidy is the person who was tricked by her bosses into leveling an accusation against Joanna that ended the latter’s career in New York. Tom Cavanagh and Michelle Harrison also star.
MONDAY 9:30 a.m. on 59.1 KFRE Judge Jerry
Among the new entries in this fall’s syndication market, probably none has a more recognizable presence in daytime TV than Jerry Springer, via his long-running in-your-face talk-fest “The Jerry Springer Show.” Skeptical viewers who think this new show’s courtroom setting is merely a stunt are mistaken: Springer actually holds a law degree from Northwestern University and worked at two legal firms early in his career before transitioning into politics, then television.
1 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE The Kelly Clarkson Show
It’s probably a no-brainer, but expect music to play a big part in the proceedings as the threetime Grammy winner and former “American Idol” champion makes her first venture into the daytime talk show arena. Viewers also can look forward to guests with feel-good stories to share, as well as various games and surprises to keep things lively. The star admits she wasn’t looking to do a show like this, but producers came knocking once they saw what a warm and bubbly presence she was (and still is) on “The Voice.”
8 p.m. on 47.1 KGPE Lip Sync to the Rescue
Inspired by a recent social media challenge that went viral, this new one-hour special is an interactive countdown of police officers, sheriff’s officials, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders channeling their inner pop stars as they lip-sync on video to a variety of hit songs. Cedric the Entertainer hosts the special, with the ultimate winner — selected by online viewer voting — announced live during the broadcast.
9 p.m. on HGTV A Very Brady Renovation
The six surviving original cast members of “The Brady Bunch” — Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) — team with home makeover superstars on a fantasy project: taking the split-level ranch-style residence in North Hollywood, Calif., that stood in for the Brady home exterior in the show’s opening credits and transforming it into a twin of that site, including the interior and furnishings. Jonathan and Drew Scott are among the experts lending a hand.
9 p.m. on HBO The Deuce
There’s been another time jump, this time to 1985, as this gritty drama from David Simon and George Pelecanos opens its third and final season with “The Camera Loves You.” The home video revolution is reaching its height, with VHS replacing film as the preferred porn medium. A wornout Vincent (James Franco) — his relationship with Abby (Margarita Levieva) now running on fumes — reconnects with his ex-wife, Andrea (Zoe Kazan). Elsewhere, Candy and Harvey (Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Krumholtz) clash over how to navigate a fast-changing future.
TUESDAY 6 p.m. on ID Web of Lies
In a variation on a sadly familiar scenario, an ambitious 12-year-old singer looks for quick fame online by posting performance videos in the new episode “Webcam of Lies.” She’s thrilled, then, when she quickly attracts a following of many admirers, all of them strangers. Naively, she soon falls for a boy who flatters her, but her dream turns into a nightmare after a shocking photo is shared online.
7 p.m. on CNBC Cash Pad
JoJo Fletcher and her fiancé, Jordan Rodgers — who met on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette” — wrap up the first season of their new reality series, which has introduced them to a new audience in the context of their business relationship as house flippers. The finale, “Austin Boho Bungalow,” finds the couple trying to help a pair of newlyweds who are looking for help updating a rundown granny flat in the Great Hills area of Austin, Texas.
9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH First Responders Live
Pretty much any episode of this highoctane reality series, which follows fearless teams of first responders across the country as they handle one life-or-death situation after another, packs the same punch as a powerhouse season finale on a scripted series. For the record though, tonight’s white-knuckle action marks the Season 1 finale of this addictive series from mega-producer Dick Wolf (all those “Law & Order” legal dramas). Josh Elliott is the host.
9 p.m. on MTV Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
Rachel Lindsay, star of Season 13 of “The Bachelorette,” and recording artist Travis Mills team up to help distraught guests who are seeking to find closure with someone who inexplicably cut off communication and vanished without explanation from their lives in this new unscripted series, which premieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes. That act of slamming the door on a relationship, commonly called “ghosting,” leaves those on the receiving end with unfinished emotional business, but Lindsay and Mills help such victims find and confront the guilty party.
10 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT Frontline
Two years in the making, a new episode called “Flint’s Deadly Water” examines an ongoing American health emergency that started during a 2014-15 outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in this predominantly black Michigan city. Nearly 100 people became sick during that period, and some of them died. In 2019, locals still rely on bottled water for their needs as their situation is stalled by partisan finger-pointing over where the blame lies.
10 p.m. on OWN Greenleaf
Racked with indecision, Grace (Merle Dandridge) is forced to walk a tightrope regarding her secret, even as she also is struggling to make her way through a bitter power struggle with Phil (Sean Blakemore) at Calvary in the new episode “Did I Lose You?.” Elsewhere, the Bishop (Keith David) discovers something about a rival that could help him win back Mae (Lynn Whitfield) as well as the entire church.
WEDNESDAY 9 p.m. on 26.1 KMPH BH90210
The line between real life and reel life has kept getting blurrier in this quasi-reboot of a drama that was one of Fox’s earliest flagship series, and it seems likely art will imitate life yet again in the Season 1 finale, “The Long Wait” — a title that refers to the show’s cast members waiting to hear whether the network is picking up their show for Season 2. As of this writing, Fox hasn’t shared its decision.
9 p.m. on HIST 9/11: Inside Air Force One
This new two-hour documentary takes viewers aboard Air Force
One — as well as into cockpits, command centers and underground bunkers across the United States — to recapture the chaotic activity on one of the most terrifying days in American history. The film includes interviews with former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as ex-chief of staff Andy Card and the pilot of Air Force One. What emerges is an account of that day as viewed by American leaders and members who were in the chain of command.
9 p.m. on HBO
In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11
When New York’s World Trade Center was attacked in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the teenage students at nearby Stuyvesant High School found themselves being evacuated from their classrooms and faced with a harrowing journey home that led through a danger zone choked by debris. Through a series of intimate interviews with those nowadult survivors, many of them from immigrant families, filmmaker Amy Schatz reveals what it felt like to be a young person near Ground Zero on that fateful day.
10 p.m. on FX Snowfall
In the Season 3 finale, “Other Lives,” Franklin (Damson Idris) decides it’s time for him to walk a different path in his life, while daily existence for those living in South Central Los Angeles starts to change forever. That chapter-ending note sets the tone for Season 4, which FX recently greenlit. The show — which remains among the cable network’s top performers — has weathered the untimely loss last April of co-creator John Singleton, who died of a stroke at age 51.
11 p.m. on NGEO 9/11: Control the Skies
Dozens of films and documentaries have recalled the 9/11 terror attacks, but this new one-hour special examines an element of that tragic day that has received relatively scant attention. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, after the four terrorist attacks had happened, there were 500 planes in the air over the North Atlantic. Chillingly, no one knew whether any of those other planes had been hijacked by terrorists who were about to commit further acts of destruction, so official efforts began to — as the title suggests — control the skies.
THURSDAY 5 p.m. on 30.1 KFSN ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate
From Texas Southern University’s Health and P.E. Arena in Houston, the qualifying candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination swap viewpoints on gun control, climate change, health care and other hot-button topics in this, the third in a series of nationally televised debates. Moderating the three-hour proceedings will be ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, network correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.
9 p.m. on HIST Ax Men
In “Untethered,” the Season 10 finale, Jason Rygaard races to finish clearing a hillside in time to fill four logging trucks. Elsewhere, Jay R. Harkness takes his life in his hands quite literally as he fights desperately to control the untethered Tigercat on a steep, snow-covered mountainside. Meanwhile, Bucking Billy and his son Hogan battle a forest of hang-ups and widow-makers, and Mike Pihl and his son Danny confront a devastating loss.
10 p.m. on FOOD Beat Bobby Flay
Talk show host Seth Meyers (“Late Night With Seth Meyers”) and
Iron Chef Michael Symon think chef Bobby Flay is overdue for a lesson in humility as this hit culinary competition opens Season 22 with a premiere called “It’s Gonna Be a Late Night.” First, though, they must decide which challenger will take Bobby on: kitchen wizard Lamar Moore from the South Side of Chicago, or chef Carrie Baird, known to some as the “Queen of Toast.”
10 p.m. on FX Mr Inbetween
Series creator and star Scott Ryan returns for Season 2 of this critically acclaimed sitcom from Australia, but if you think the life of his character — criminal-for-hire Ray Shoesmith — is likely to be any more manageable, think again. On top of the expected duties that come with being a single dad to daughter Brittany (Chika Yasumura) and providing care for his sick brother Bruce (Nicholas Cassim), Ray’s also trying not to screw up a promising new romance with paramedic Ally (Brooke Satchwell).
FRIDAY 8 p.m. on LIFEMOV Movie: Dating a Sociopath
If it’s true that trouble comes in threes, poor Jane (Hannah Vandenbygaart) had better watch her back in this 2019 melodrama. She’s recently gone through two devastating experiences, the trauma of seeing her parents’ long marriage collapse, followed by her own near-fatal car accident. Now, as she recovers from her injuries, Jane starts to fret that Mom’s new boyfriend seems a little too charming to be real. Jessalyn Gilsig and Jon Cor also star.
9 p.m. on 18.1 KVPT American Masters
He’s best-known to millions for his deadpan movie work as Gomez Addams in “The Addams Family” and its sequel “Addams Family Values,” but Broadway playgoers knew Raul Julia as a rising superstar of the American theater. In the new “Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage,” Ben DeJesus offers a warm and insightful portrait of the Puerto Rico-born thespian, who was only 54 when he died following a 1994 stroke. Interviews include such colleagues as Anjelica Huston, Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos and James Earl Jones.
9 p.m. on 59.1 KFRE Peaking
This new half-hour docu-series — which premieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes — presents intimate, surprisingly candid portraits of athletes, told in their own words and experienced from their perspective during the 72-hour period immediately before, during and after a landmark event in their careers. The opener focuses on supercross star James Stewart as he prepares to make his comeback after being banned from competition for 16 months. Immediately following that, Swedish cross-country mountain bike rider Jenny Rissveds reflects on her first race on the big stage.
9 p.m. on FOOD Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Host Guy Fieri goes searching high and low for taste-bud ticklers from across the spectrum in the new episode “Far-Flung Flavor,” which starts at a Middle Eastern eatery offering juicy shawarma and salmon souvlaki in Santa Fe, N.M. Kansas City, Mo., is home to a funky spot that serves up some outrageously tasty Scandinavian specialties, while a family-run tortilla factory in El Paso, Texas, specializes in first-rate tamales and tostados.
9 p.m. on SHOW Murder in the Bayou
In this new five-part true-crime docuseries, filmmaker Matthew Galkin revisits the still-unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and rural areas around small-town Jennings, La., between 2005 and 2009. The subsequent investigation eventually revealed that all of the victims had become casualties of a violent sex and drug trade, and also uncovered long-hidden secrets waiting just below the surface of the seemingly placid community.
11 p.m. on HBO Room 104
From the fertile imaginations of sibling writer-directors Mark and Jay Duplass, this quirky anthology series — in which each episode revolves around characters who pass through the same room at a generic American chain motel — opens Season 3 with a premiere called “The Plot.” Luke Wilson and Christine Woods (“Brockmire”) star as an estranged brother and sister who reconnect at the site of their future joint investment. Macon Blair wrote and directed this episode.
SATURDAY 8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Welcome to Marwen
Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis brought his trademark visual wizardry to this decidedly odd 2018 drama which, nevertheless, is based on a true story. Steve Carell stars as Mark Hoganscamp, who creates a model village (named Marwen) peopled by fashion dolls as a means of coping with acute memory loss and devastating posttraumatic stress disorder after he suffers a brutal assault by a gang of white supremacists. Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monae and Gwendoline Christie also star.
8 p.m. on STARZ Movie: A Dog’s Way Home
Actor-director Charles Martin Smith (“Never Cry Wolf”) helmed this heartwarming 2019 adaptation of a novel by W. Bruce Cameron, who co-wrote the screenplay. The familyfriendly yarn follows the adventures of Bella, a pup who travels more than 400 miles from New Mexico to Denver to find her owner (Jonah Hauer-King) after they’re separated. In a nostalgic nod, Bella’s voice is provided by Bryce Dallas Howard, whose dad Ron starred with Smith in the 1973 blockbuster “American Graffiti.” Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos also star.
9 p.m. on HALL Movie: Forever in My Heart
Having recently become engaged, Jenna Murphy (Merritt Patterson) is on a business trip when she decides to visit a family-run inn in Ireland where she worked a few years earlier. The cozy operation in the beautiful Irish countryside starts to feel like home to her once again, and she’s unprepared for how strongly drawn she is to her old flame there, Charlie O’Hanlon (Jack Turner). Soon, she feels torn between two possible futures for herself in this 2019 romance.
9 p.m. on OWN Love & Marriage: Huntsville
In a new episode called “Martell It Like It Is,” Martell decides to move upstairs as part of a desperate bid to save his marriage, while Melody does her best to keep up appearances at a photo shoot. Elsewhere, Maurice is focused almost entirely on moving his son to Huntsville, and Marsau takes Latisha into his confidence concerning the rumor Martell is spreading ... namely, that Marsau has no fewer than 20 girlfriends.
11:30 p.m. on FREE Movie: Pete’s Dragon
For this 2016 live-action re-imagining of a 1977 Walt Disney musical fantasy that originally blended live action and animation, director David Lowery cast young Oakes Fegley as Pete Healy, an orphan living by his wits in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with only a (sometimes invisible) dragon named Elliot (voiced by John Kassir) as a companion. Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a compassionate forest ranger who befriends Pete; the cast also features Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford.
Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills star in “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing ” Tuesday on MTV.
Lesley Stahl interviews soon-to-retire correspondent Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes” Sunday on CBS.
Cedric the Entertainer hosts “Lip Sync to the Rescue” Monday on CBS.
Billy Ray Smith stars in “Ax Men” Thursday on History.
“9/11: Inside Air Force One” airs Wednesday on History.
Luke Wilson stars in “Room 104” Friday on HBO.
Bryce Dallas Howard stars in “Pete’s Dragon” Saturday on Freeform.