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Sunday, August 10th

Gym Rescue, series premiere at 10pm on Spike

– MMA legends Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock use their years of expertise in the business of mixed martial arts to help turn struggling gyms into thriving enterprises. Together this dynamic duo has the know-how and track record to help take a failing gym on the ropes and turn it into a champion.

Fat Guys in the Woods, series premiere at 10pm on Weather

– For thousands of years, man lived wild. He made fire, built shelter, and hunted food with his own two hands…but as he got smarter, his waist got bigger. Now, it’s time to get guys off of the couch and into the weather on TWC’s Fat Guys in the Woods. The Weather Channel’s Survival Expert, Creek Stewart, will train these men in how to build shelter, start fire and hunt with nothing but their bare hands, and maybe a condom or a gum wrapper. Three men, one week and one objective: to learn the skills that make a man… a man. This show is not about making fun of fat guys. It’s about giving regular Joes the chance to do something they’ve only seen done by Brad Pitt-types. These guys may not have a clue how to survive on their own, but by the end of their week in the woods they’ll have the knowledge, and courage, to survive.

Monday, August 11th

The Approval Matrix, series premiere at 11pm on Sundance TV

– SundanceTV presents its new original series hosted by comedian Neal Brennan — co-creator of Chappelle’s Show and recurring director for Inside Amy Schumer. Inspired by New York Magazine’s pop culture roundup, The Approval Matrix is a funny, provocative talk show about our current cultural obsession. For six weekly episodes, Brennan and a panel of insiders/celebrities/critics will hilariously debate today’s most controversial entertainment/news items.

Tuesday, August 12th

4th and Loud, series premiere at 9pm on AMC

– AMC’s new docu-series takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the LA KISS Arena Football team’s inaugural season with owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner Brett Bouchy, and president/owner Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to give arena football a rock and roll makeover and turn LA’s first professional football team in years into a winning franchise. Rock n’ Roll and sports will collide as two of entertainment’s biggest showmen try to once again break all the rules.

Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, series premiere at 9pm on Oxygen

– With Grammy-Award winning recording artist T.I. as Executive Producer, this powerful and uplifting series follows the next generation of female hip-hop artists Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia as they live, love and work towards their dream of becoming the next big breakout star, which has always been a man’s game and these ladies are rewriting the rules of the music scene. Discovered and mentored by hip-hop icons, these creative and ambitious women are making it while breaking boundaries and defying doubters. While they realize that their lives are a work in progress, they are at a crossroads, and are finding their unique voices. Can they support and collaborate with one another in order to make their dreams a reality?

The Singles Project, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– The new, innovative docu-series follows a group of young, successful New York singles (including a former high school classmate of mine) as they search for love and strive to conquer the city that never sleeps. Viewers will help these undeniable catches overcome their hang-ups, which may include getting over an ex, managing their high expectations or broadening their dating horizons so they can eventually find “the one.” Marking the first real-time dating docu-series in the U.S., each episode will be shot and aired within the same week. This addictive series takes transmedia to the next level as fans will be able to interact with the cast and potentially impact the show through social media like never before. Whether it be helping the daters pick out their outfits for a hot date or submitting a possible match, the sky is the limit with fan engagement.

Cement Heads, series premiere at 10:30pm on A&E

– Tensions run high at the Lougheed family concrete construction business when owners Billy and Danielle are faced with a tight deadline to put in a bid on an important new job. When Billy tries to enlist the help of his father Sarge and best friend Chubby on a few simple errands, they prove to be little help. Meanwhile, his mother Joan keeps herself busy meticulously cleaning his house—even ironing his underwear.

Wednesday, August 13th

Legends, series premiere at 9pm on TNT

– Based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell, Legends stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, “The Lord of the Rings”) as Martin Odum, a FBI agent with the uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be.

Franklin & Bash, season premiere at 10pm on TNT

– When they’re not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they’d go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) are chasing down their latest clients…sometimes literally. With business cards in hand, they’re ready to nab a client within seconds after a car accident, arrest for solicitation or any other incident where their legal services may be needed. Once in the courtroom, they show their flair for the dramatic and the shocking.

Wahlburgers, season premiere at 10pm on A&E

– When Donnie asks Paul to join a fantasy football league, Paul decides to enlist the help of New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski. In return, Paul gives “Gronk” a cooking lesson to prepare for an important family meal. In LA, Mark takes Drama to the dentist to take his teeth and his acting career, to the next level. And when Alma gets a new smartphone, she quickly becomes addicted to a host of new apps.

Thursday, August 14th

Braxton Family Values, season premiere at 9pm on WE tv

– As the sisters decide to pursue their dream of making a family album, tension between them erupts like never before. Before they can record a single note, they seek therapy to repair their relationship, and Towanda finally expresses her issues with her sisters. Toni takes another bow on Broadway and releases her biography. Tamar headlines her first tour. Traci signs a solo deal and works on her troubled marriage. Trina and Gabe rekindle their romance, and take their business to the next level.

Saturday, August 16th

Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife, comedy special at 10pm on HBO

– Katt Williams performs in an all-new stand-up special recorded in front of a live audience at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Williams takes the stage and launches into an hour of frenetic stand-up comedy, covering such topics as the allure of California weed dispensaries; how America handles tragedies; getting rid of racism in 2014; his inspirations and his favorite TV show; homophobia and the first openly gay players in major sports; aggressive police tactics; being sent to a mental institution; doctors and the problem with drug commercials; the pros and cons of being single versus being in a relationship; and more.


Monday, August 4th

Bachelor in Paradise, 2-hour series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– Some of The Bachelor’s biggest stars and villains are back. They all left The Bachelor or The Bachelorette with broken hearts, but now they know what it really takes to find love, and on Bachelor in Paradise they’ll get a second chance to find their soul mates. Contestants will live together in an isolated romantic paradise in Mexico and explore new romantic relationships.

Partners, series premiere at 9pm on FX

Partners is a half-hour, multi-camera comedy centered on the newly established partnership of high-end elitist lawyer Allen Braddock (Kelsey Grammer) and for-the-people, ethics driven lawyer Marcus Jackson (Martin Lawrence). After his father fires him from the family law firm, Allen seeks to get back in the lawyering game on his own terms – making big bucks on high profile cases via legal loopholes and skirting ethics. Recently divorced, nice-guy Marcus tries to balance family and operating his law office out of his home, doing cases for neighbors and friends pro-bono, or for baked goods. When a court ordered sanction teams Allen with Marcus in hopes that some of Marcus’ conscience will rub off, the two find themselves in a partnership nature never intended. Marcus struggles to be a good father to his sweet, albeit naive and idealistic daughter, “Laura”, a good son to his opinionated, old-school mom, “Ruth”, and even tries to get a little bit of work out of his ambivalent assistant, “Michael.” Meanwhile, Allen juggles a step daughter, “Lizzy”, who came with his brand new shiny young trophy wife. He has absolutely zero idea how to interact with her, but a few bucks is usually a good start. Together, the once-elite Braddock and “mom-and-pop” Jackson struggle to learn from each other to keep the new law firm profitable AND ethical – something neither of them has ever had. Partners is a smart, edgy legal comedy highlighting the cultural contrast between the haves, the have-nots, and the “Aww, Hell-No’s.”

Jersey Belle, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– New reality series Jersey Belle follows outspoken New Jersey native and entertainment publicist Jaime Primak Sullivan as she navigates life in the upscale Southern suburb of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Jaime’s life was turned upside down after she married Michael Sullivan, Mountain Brook’s “most eligible bachelor.” Surrounded by a fabulous group of girlfriends who want nothing more than to sculpt her into a Southern darling, Jaime tries to fit in to a world that is not ready for an unapologetic woman who likes to speak her mind – often with hilarious results.

The Awesomes, season premiere streaming in Hulu

– From the comedic minds of Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) comes The Awesomes, a new animated show for adults about the greatest superhero team ever after all the good members quit. Showcasing the voice talents of current and past SNL stars, The Awesomes introduces a group of not-so-super heroes who just might find a way to save the world.

Tuesday, August 5th

CMA Music Festival, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on ABC

– Even if you don’t like country, you probably like some country. And with sets from Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Miranda Lambert (to name a few), the annual Nashville shindig has a heavy-duty pickup truck’s worth of talent this year. Plus, because it’s going down on your TV, you won’t ever get stuck in line for the Porta Pottis.

Wednesday, August 6th

My Grandmother’s Ravioli, season premiere at 8pm on Cooking

– Join the very funny Mo Rocca as he learns to cook and discover treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country.

Top Chef Duels, series premiere at 10pm on Bravo

– Bravo Media turns up the heat in a new culinary competition series Top Chef Duels as the network brings back the best culinary talent ever seen on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters for a gastronomic battle royale of epic proportions. Hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone, the newest iteration of the Emmy Award-winning franchise pits 18 of the biggest, boldest, and most talked-about personalities from past seasons against one another in high-stakes cooking challenges designed to test their passion and imagination in the kitchen. In addition to his role as host, Curtis Stone will also anchor the judges’ table with Gail Simmons, while chefs Wolfgang Puck and Hugh Acheson along with other special guests will round out the judging panel throughout the series. In each episode, two chefs will face-off in three rounds of head-to-head battles testing their skill, creativity and speed. Rivalries will be intensified as Top Chef Duels ups the ante and allows the competing chefs to each pick one mini-duel based on the other’s perceived weaknesses in the kitchen. The third and final challenge of each episode will decide who moves on to compete in the ultimate high-stakes season finale where 10 chefs will be confronted with split-second decisions as they lay it all on the line in the greatest challenge of their careers. In the end, only one chef will earn bragging rights and win the $100,000 grand prize and a culinary adventure that will be featured in Food and Wine Magazine.

Thursday, August 7th

Extreme Guide to Parenting, series premiere at 9:30pm on Bravo

– Bravo gives a candid and unfiltered look into some of the unique and unconventional styles of raising children in the upcoming docu-series, Extreme Guide to Parenting. From “conscious-attachment” and “helicopter” to “hypnosis” and “push-parenting,” these moms and dads believe their parenting techniques are the best and everyone else is doing it wrong. Each hour-long episode showcases different households with alternative styles of raising their children.

Garfunkel and Oates, series premiere at 10pm on IFC

– Garfunkel and Oates centers on the aspirations and misadventures of the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), and will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding.

Black Jesus, series premiere at 11pm on Adult Swim

Aaron McGruder is the cartoonist best known for creating the controversial satirical comic strip The Boondocks, and now he has taken his signature style to live-action with Black Jesus. We join an outspoken black Jesus as he gives the secrets to Steve Jobs’ success, turns water into Hennessy, heads to the club and many more hilarious adventures. Tune in for the hilarious hijinks of a street-smart savior in Adult Swim’s Black Jesus.

7 Deadly Sins, series premiere at 11pm on Showtime

– Dark, twisted and wildly entertaining, 7 Deadly Sins proves that truth really is stranger than fiction. Acclaimed, Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Supersize Me”) presents an outrageous, modern day interpretation of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Each episode presents a story around one of the sins that is so extreme you won’t believe it’s non-fiction. It’s humanity like you’ve never seen it, and you won’t be able to look away.

Friday, August 8th

Jonah From Tonga, series premiere at 10pm on HBO

– From Chris Lilley – creator, writer and star of ‘Summer Heights High,’ ‘Angry Boys’ and ‘Ja’mie: Private School Girl’ – comes the continuing story of Jonah Takalua, a rebellious Tongan teen who just can’t help himself when it comes to stirring up trouble. First introduced in ‘Summer Heights High,’ which originally aired on HBO in 2008, Jonah ended that season being expelled midway through Year 8. Jonah From Tonga picks up four months later, with Jonah banished by his father to the island of Tongapatu and living with his extended family – an arrangement that isn’t working out well for anyone (“Tonga’s sh*t – there’s nothing to do,” he complains). When his uncle has had enough and sends him back to Sydney, Jonah finds himself enrolled at Holy Cross, a Catholic high school, with new friends (his “Fobba-liscious” Pacific Islander crew), new foes (the “Rangas,” led by Year 12 school captain, Graydon) and new teachers he drives to the brink of insanity. Through it all, Jonah tries to leave his naughty ways behind and be a “good boy,” but with Jonah, things never quite go as planned.

Human Resources, series premiere at 10pm on Pivot

Human Resources is a new reality series about TerraCycle, an innovative company whose mission is to “eliminate the idea of waste.”  TerraCycle is one of the fastest growing green companies in the world, and they’ll take anything and everything that is landfill-bound – from potato chip bags to cigarette butts – and recycles, up-cycles, re-uses, or otherwise transforms these objects into something else.

Please Like Me, season premiere at 10:30pm on Pivot

– The award-winning comedy/drama Please Like Me, created by Josh Thomas, is back and trying again . . . again. In season two, Josh tries to get through the day without upsetting anyone. There’s a new dog, a new rabbit and a new baby. Yay!

Sunday July 27th

Manhattan, series premiere at 9pm on WGN America

– Set against the backdrop of the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb, Manhattan follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Ice Lake Rebels, series premiere at 10pm on Animal Planet

– The freeze and thaw periods are the two most deadly times of the year on Great Slave Lake among Canada’s Northwest Territories. This series follows a handful of survivalists as they hunt for food, drill for water, trade for necessities and protect their turf. It’s a lawless frozen lake of ultra-libertarians forced together during brutal winters. Choosing another kind of lifestyle, these rebels have bid farewell to living life the conventional way on land and traded it in for floating homes and houseboats… Since they don’t live on land, they don’t pay taxes, and, therefore, no one polices them. The very things that we take for granted – from opening the front door, to walking your pet, to shopping for groceries and supplies – are incredibly difficult to navigate. As one rebel says, “It’s not man you have to worry about; it’s woman” – Mother Nature.

Monday, July 28th

Running Wild With Bear Grylls, series premiere at 8pm on NBC

– In this new hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the wildest and most remote locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime. The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron (“Neighbors”), actor-director Ben Stiller (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), actor Channing Tatum (“22 Jump Street”), NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, actor Tom Arnold (“Sons of Anarchy”) and MSNBC and Today anchor Tamron Hall. Each of the celebrities endures the harsh wilderness in high-octane, action-based and empowering journeys spread over six remote locations. From skydiving into the Catskill Mountains, to rappelling down the cliffs of Utah and battling torrential wind and rain in Scotland, Grylls and each celebrity will have to push both their minds and bodies to the limit to successfully complete their journey.

Tuesday, July 29th

Dance Moms, season premiere at 9pm on Lifetime

– New Year…New Team? What Abby Lee Miller says, goes and when she says, “Everyone is replaceable,” she means it! For the fourth season of Lifetime’s hit docuseries, Abby will take to the road with a national scouting tour in search for the country’s most elite young dancers. With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the dance moms will stop at nothing to make sure their girls have a place to shine on stage, even if it means going up against Abby.

Wednesday, July 30th

Penn & Teller: Fool Us, series premiere at 8pm on The CW

Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn and Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) serves as host.

Thursday, July 31st

The Quest, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– ABC is taking viewers on the ultimate geek fantasy in a combination of reality TV and Middle-earth. The Executive Producer of “The Lord of the Rings” has joined forces with the creators and producers of The Amazing Race to conjure a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods. For 12 lucky souls, a fantastic world will come alive in a unique competition series where players will engage in epic challenges. After a series of battles and competitions, only the true hero will remain.

The Honorable Woman, miniseries premiere at 10pm on Sundance TV

– As children, Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and her brother Ephra (Andrew Buchan) witnessed the assassination of their father, a well-known Israeli arms manufacturer. Now in her thirties, Nessa has taken control of the company and refocused its purpose on connecting Palestine and Israel to promote peace. Her efforts have resulted in an appointment from the House of Lords. Everything comes to a head when a secret from her past threatens to be exposed and those closest to her are potentially her most dangerous enemies.

Friday, August 1st

Redwood Kings, series premiere at 9pm on Animal Planet

Redwood Kings uncovers the artistry that goes into turning ancient reclaimed redwood trees into hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, creative works of art. Twin brothers and tree titans, Ron and John Daniels, work side-by-side at family-owned, 15-year-old theming company, Daniels Wood Land, creating carvings of animated characters, feature film and theme park facades, and even custom play houses and tree houses! It isn’t all a forest fairy tale, however – things can turn splintery when “little” brother Ron to turns off the chainsaw and reins in John “the carving cowboy.” Keeping every project on schedule and on budget is no easy task, but Davis’ crew of 40 carpenters, designers, artists and engineers pull off jaw-dropping specimens of art. To a novice, it’s hard to believe their amazing handy-work and painstakingly detailed pieces are actually made of wood.

David Tutera Unveiled, series premiere at 9pm on WE tv

– This season, viewers get an all-access, behind-the- scenes look at event planner David Tutera’s fabulous parties, his personal life, and his crazy creative process. This is one of the most dramatic years of David’s life. His ten-year marriage is over, and he is having a baby! This season, we get access to David’s Bel Air mansion home that is “operation central” for Tutera West Coast. In the midst of planning for the birth of his daughter and overseeing a creative empire, David juggles demanding brides, dueling in-laws, and sulky teenagers as they hurtle towards their big day. No matter the obstacles, David’s creativity, vision, and daringness always surface as he creates a dream wedding or sumptuous event that reflects his bold style and sense of grandeur. This season, David plans several outrageous weddings, from a glittering Broadway affair to a Rockin’ Runway spectacular, and stunning events, like a Super 17 hip hop bash for the daughter of Basketball Wives’ Tami Roman with DaBrat as the special guest and an Immaculate Reception for reality star Shayne Lamas and her notorious husband, Nik Ritchie. We will also be with David for the biggest day of his life- bringing home his baby.

The Killing, season premiere streaming on Netflix

– It all comes down to this: the fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed crime thriller is a six-episode Netflix original that wraps up loose ends and reveals long-buried secrets. Detectives Linden and Holder return to investigate a gruesome mass slaying that exposes a dark family history, while trying to cover up a crime they committed.

Saturday, August 2nd

Hell on Wheels, season premiere at 9pm on AMC

– Centered on the lawless town known as Hell on Wheels that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, this period western examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. The series stars Anson Mount as former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, who is struggling to escape his demons from the recently-fought Civil War; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant, a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and Common as Elam Ferguson, an emancipated slave working to achieve true freedom in a world entrenched in prejudice. Season 3 ended with Cullen Bohannon married to a pregnant Naomi Hatch (MacKenzie Porter) and living in the Mormon fort where The Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) was impersonating church leader Bishop Dutson; Thomas Durant back in control of the Union Pacific Railroad, which had successfully expanded westward to Cheyenne; and Elam gravely injured by a bear while searching for the missing Cullen. As Season 4 unfolds, civilization makes its way west with the railroad, bringing with it men who attempt to do with their pens what rougher men did in seasons past with their guns. Conflict between government and big business, ranchers, homesteaders and the railroad will continue to define the drama as all of those interests compete with one another for control of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the “Magic City of the Plains,” and the most important railroad hub in the country. The season will also introduce several new characters including John Campbell (Jake Weber).

Sunday, July 6th

Witches of East End, season premiere at 9pm on Lifetime

– Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, the series centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna (Ormond) and aunt Wendy (Amick), they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town. This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger (Cooke) arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope (Virginia Madsen), Killian (DiTomasso) and Dash’s (Winter) warlock powers return.

The 90s: The Last Great Decade?, docu-series premiere from 9 to 11pm on Nat Geo

– This genius three-night docu-series event revisits the decade through “inside out” storytelling and analysis via 120 original interviews—from unsung heroes behind the decade’s most riveting stories to the biggest names in politics, tech, movies and music. They reveal a decade of highs and lows: Bill Clinton swept into office on the promise of change; we all made new Friends; the LA Riots kept us glued to our TVs; Nirvana gave Generation X a voice but everyone danced the Macarena; and The Real World and Jerry Springer changed the television programming landscape. With a star-studded cast of actors, eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrity interviewees, The ’90s tells the story of 10 years before boom turned into bust; 10 years when the Web was wide open; 10 years before global terror hit hard.

Monday, July 7th

Ice Road Truckers, season premiere at 10pm on History

– The warriors of the ice roads are back, hauling vital cargo to remote communities over some of the most dangerous routes in the world. But, this season, the toughest job in the world just got tougher. A polar vortex has descended onto the Canadian backcountry, creating the most severe winter in over a century. Freezing winds, towering snow and blinding whiteouts push the drivers to their emotional and physical breaking points. But despite the brutal conditions, Polar Industries and VP Express aren’t backing down from the war that started last year. VP boss Hugh Rowland has stolen ice road legend Alex Debogorski away from Polar. Although they’ve been rivals in the past, having the two titans together on the same team might just provide the edge VP needs to run Polar out of town. But Polar owner Mark Kohaykewych has made a score of his own, snagging VP Express’ top driver from last season, Todd Dewey, to add to his roster of Lisa Kelly, Darrell Ward and Art Burke. And, this year, he’s expanding the company map, venturing even further onto some of the least traveled and longest ice roads in the world. For the rough riders of the frozen frontier, this season is a non-stop ride over thin ice.

Tuesday, July 8th

Married at First Sight, series premiere at 9pm on FYI

– Based on the hit Danish format, Married at First Sight is an extreme social experiment following six brave souls who are yearning for a life-long partnership as they agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married the moment they first meet. Four specialists – sexologist, Dr. Logan Levkoff; spiritualist, Greg Epstein; psychologist, Dr. Joseph Cilona; and sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz – will create what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will never meet or know each other until they walk down the aisle and see each other face to face, for the first time, when they get married. Each episode will follow the classic lifestyle stories of newlyweds – from the honeymoon to early nesting to other relatable events of married life. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together or decide to separate?

Finding Carter, series premiere at 10pm on MTV

Finding Carter is a family drama that centers on Carter, a teenage girl who thinks she has the perfect life until one night after a police bust at a high school party she is told that the woman who she believes to be her biological mother actually abducted her as a toddler.

Restaurant Startup, series premiere at 10pm on CNBC

– On Restaurant Startup restaurateur and TV personality Joe Bastianich and chef and restaurant operator, Tim Love, vie against each other to invest their own money in food concepts they believe will make them millions. Each week, two teams will make their case to our investors, Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, for a shot at launching a temporary version of their great concept for a restaurant or a specialty food shop. Then we’ll open the doors and test the concept on the public. At the end of the process, our two investors will decide whether or not they will put their own money on the line to make someone’s dreams come true

Inside the Walking Dead, special at 10pm on AMC

– The special offers a rare look at the show’s production secrets. You think Daryl’s hair does that by itself?

Wednesday, July 9th

East Los High, season premiere streaming on Hulu

East Los High is not your typical high school. Dance, sex, romance, and mystery are at the heart of this inner city school in East LA where two teenage cousins—Jessie, a 16-year-old virgin and Maya, a troubled runaway with a violent past —fall in love with Jacob, a popular football player. From this forbidden love triangle, Maya, Jessie and Jacob, along with their close friends must face true-to-life decisions during a single dramatic and breath-taking year that will mark their lives forever.

iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, music performance special from 8 to 9:30pm on The CW

– Jennifer Lopez, Tiësto, and Iggy Azalea perform in Miami for a crowd that, upon closer inspection, is actually just a vat of hair gel with limbs.

Extant, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

– In a thrilling drama, Halle Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

The Bridge, season premiere at 10pm on FX

The Bridge is a crime thriller starring Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir, Matthew Lillard, Emily Rios, Thomas M. Wright and Ted Levine. When the body of a cartel member is found on US soil, Sonya Cross (Kruger) from El Paso PD and her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz (Bichir), must work together to solve the case. Marco, still reeling from the death of his son, continues to deal with corrupt cops and the demands of the cartel. Sonya meets an unexpected man with connections to her past who threatens to come between her and her boss, Lieutenant Hank Wade (Levine). The case quickly pulls them all into a complex web of money laundering, police corruption, and the Juarez Drug War which infiltrates the suburban streets of El Paso. El Paso Times reporters Daniel Frye (Lillard) and Adriana Mendez (Rios) continue to follow the Millie Quintana Money House, a path that will eventually cross that of Marco and Sonya. Charlotte Millwright (Annabeth Gish) will have to make the impossible choice between the two worlds that have a grasp on her: the US government and the Mexican cartel. Meanwhile, Steven Linder (Wright) tries to do right by his Mexican immigrant love and ends up seeking justice the only way he knows how.

Thursday, July 10th

Working the Engels, series premiere at 9:30pm on NBC

– In this new comedy, a family of ne’er-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. The Engels must all go to work running Dad’s storefront law firm, with one minor problem: daughter Jenna Engel (Kacey Rohl) is the only one who is qualified to practice law. Unfortunately for Jenna, this also means taking on her eccentric relatives as co-workers. Ceil (Andrea Martin), the self-absorbed and overly dramatic but fiercely protective mother works as the firm’s paralegal; Sandy (Azura Skye), a former pill-popper who has never worked a day in her life, is the receptionist and first line of defense at the firm; and Jimmy (Ben Arthur), a petty criminal and bad boy who is utterly devoted to his family, is the firm’s investigator. Jenna, the youngest sibling and “the good one,” becomes the unlikely family patriarch, running the law firm and keeping her crazy family together. It’s not pretty, but it’s family.

Ridiculousness, season premiere at 10pm on MTV

– Rob Dyrdek hosts an internet video clip show with celebrity guests and co-hosts Sterling “Steelo” Brim and Chanel West Coast (Fantasy Factory’s rapping receptionist). Ridiculousness is back with an all new third season, and Rob Dyrdek returns with his hilarious take on the greatest viral videos on the Internet. Along for the ride once again are co-hosts Sterling “Steelo-O” Brim and Chanel West Coast, breaking down all new video categories like “Nut Snipers”, “Russian Good Times”, and “Probably Florida”. With guests like Jersey Shore’s Pauly D, Jackass’s Steve-O and Bam Margera, and Hip Hop phenom Mac Miller, the third season of Ridiculousness may just be the funniest one yet.

Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, series premiere at 10pm on TLC

– Leah Remini played the unforgettably funny, no-nonsense wife on The King of Queens, but she’s just as funny when she’s acting as real-life wife to her husband of 10 years, Angelo, and mom to her feisty 9-year-old daughter Sofia. In the all-new TLC series, find out what life is really like in the entertainment industry as you step into Leah’s home to watch her juggle career, her celebrity status and her family. Leah’s living in Los Angeles now, but she still has her Brooklyn roots (and accent). Her day-to-day reality is about keeping her over-achieving tendencies under control and managing a household full of hijinks — and funny personalities! In the show, you’ll meet Angelo, who’s a devoted father helping run their family diner, and Sofia, who’s the spitting image of her dad with her mom’s personality. Filling out Leah’s household are her opinionated mother, Vicki; eccentric stepfather, George; down-to-earth sister Shannon; and Sofia’s British nanny.

Snack-Off, series premiere at 10:30pm on MTV

– From the mind of Rob Dyrdek comes a cooking competition show unlike any other, which takes mundane munchies and elevates it to a fully baked art-form! Snack-Off is a half hour strip cooking competition show where a group of amateur chefs battle it out in an array of “snack” inspired challenges. Host Eddie Huang brings his culinary skills and snack-expertise to help guide our contestants through these unique challenges. Then it’s up to our three judges to decide each amateur chef’s fate. The panel consists of supermodel and foodie fanatic Chrissy Tiegen, master chef Jason Quinn, and a third judge TBA. The contestants are all vying for a cash prize, their recipe published in the Snack-Off cookbook, and the coveted golden spork necklace!

Friday, July 11th

Hemlock Grove, season premiere streaming on Netflix

– The mangled body of a teenage girl is discovered outside a rusted Pennsylvania steel town, where every resident harbors a dark secret. Suspicions and accusations mount as a manhunt for the killer intensifies, even as evidence mounts that the suspect is not a man at all. Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott star in this terrifying series from horror director Eli Roth (“Hostel”) and novelist Brian McGreevy. Bloody and not too brainy, the horror series might’ve been Netflix’s biggest critical flop when it debuted. So new showrunner Charles H. Eglee has promised more character development. In season 2, Peter’s mom (Lili Taylor) goes to prison, forcing Peter (Landon Liboiron) to get a job. Roman (Bill Skarsgård), who has issues with his own mother (Famke Janssen), must deal with his baby. And there’s also a new girl in town (Madeline Brewer) for the guys to fight over. The gore is inventive, but after the billionth bloodbath, there are still as many narrative loose ends as ever. When the story doesn’t hold, even the jugular geysers feel boring.

The Almighty Johnsons, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy

– The action-packed comedy drama The Almighty Johnsons follows the Johnson boys, four typical fun-loving guys – who have inherited the power of Norse Gods. But these four brothers are no flashy superheroes.  Everyday Gods have everyday struggles – searching for love, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling their God-like destiny – while still enjoying a few beers with their friends.

Saturday, July 12th

Bad Dog!, season premiere at 8pm on Animal Planet

Bad Dog! is a hilarious hour of television documenting just how far pets can push their owners and still get unconditional love. The series highlights dogs that double as destroyers, hissing cats, cussing parrots, and the most fascinating four-legged escape artists ever caught on tape. Viewers will be treated to candid animal antics you truly have to see to believe. They are some of the baddest pets on the planet and you’ll meet their owners who love them just the way they are. We span the globe to crown the Baddest of the Bad on Bad Dog!.

BET Awards 14, live awards show from 8 to 10pm on BET

– Chris Rock hosts, while smoothies like Usher and Lionel Richie perform.

Reckless, series premiere at 9pm on CBS

Reckless is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival is Roy Rayder, a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum. When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD. Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox, a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless, a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz, Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi Briggs, an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.

The Leftovers, series premiere at 10pm on HBO

– Two percent of the global population mysteriously vanishing feels like not enough, because let’s be honest: You’d need at least 20 percent to get shorter bathroom lines. Still, on HBO’s big new gambit, enough people disappear to demonstrate the existence of a higher power. As a result, the town of Mapleton is existentially bummed — particularly a police chief (Justin Theroux) who’s left to deal with a rebellious daughter and a creepy cult. ”There’s this level of surreal where these people don’t really live in the world that I live in,” says showrunner Damon Lindelof, who guarantees real drama with sci-fi sprinkles sure to have fans of his last show, Lost, debating questions like, What’s up with the dogs?

Vicious, series premiere at 10:30pm on PBS

– Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, Game of Thrones), their young, upstairs neighbor.

Monday, June 30th

Under the Dome, season premiere at 10pm on CBS

– The only reason to watch this small-town snow-globe anti-thriller is Dean Norris (Breaking Bad). But it’s a good reason: His character, local tyrant Big Jim, is the lone character with any meat. You live for the moments when he gets to yell at an irksome ghost, more peevish than scared: ”Shut up and be dead! I’m busy.” Beyond him, Dome remains bland and opaque, running on lo-fi sci-fi. (Why does anything happen? Because the Dome.) Let’s hope for more Big Jim and less everything else.

Tuesday, July 1st

30 for 30: Soccer Stories –White, Blue and White, sports documentary premiere at 8pm on ESPN

– Even those not gripped by World Cup influenza (you should be ashamed of yourselves!) will still be sucked into this absorbing doc, which lets Argentinean footballers Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa tell their touching story. Against their will, the tight-knit teammates’ careers were repeatedly interrupted by politics: They won the ’78 World Cup for — and, controversially, in — dictator-ruled Argentina. Then they played for England’s Tottenham…just as the U.K. and Argentina were about to fight over the Falkland Islands. ”The country I was born in was at war with the country that had adopted me,” says Ardiles. Internationally, they became symbols, but Ossie and Ricky just wanted to play soccer. Seeing how they found support in each other, and from fans in both countries, reminds us why it’s a beautiful game on and off the pitch.

Drunk History, season premiere at 10pm on Comedy Central

– Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of inebriated storytellers and top actors and comedians, travels across the country to reenact the rich tales that every city in this land has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It’s just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.

Nathan for You, season premiere at 10:30pm on Comedy Central

– Nathan Fielder is a business advisor who implements strategies that no traditional consultant would dare attempt. Whether it’s creating a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks, inventing a poo-flavored yogurt or staging an elaborate video where a pig saves a goat, no idea is too daring. And while Nathan’s efforts may not always succeed, they always have big results. This is Nathan For You.

Biker Battleground Phoenix, series premiere at 10pm on History

– Phoenix, Arizona—where the country’s top motorcycle builders compete day and night. It’s a dog-eat-dog world, where buyers are willing to pay upwards of $150,000 for a fully-customized, one-of-a-kind ride. Biker Battleground Phoenix follows the temperamental and talented bad boys of the bike business. In their world, showcases are for pride and bragging rights, competition is cutthroat and money talks. When egos and passion collide, the aftershocks echo across town. They don’t follow trends–they set them. No tactic is off limits and no move is too corrupt. From stealing ideas and poaching employees to public bashing on social media, these guys will do whatever it takes to give themselves and their shops the ultimate edge over the rest.

Wednesday, July 2nd

American Grilled, series premiere at 10pm on Travel Channel

– We’re traveling across America to discover the best and boldest flavors competitors can fire up on their grills in this ultimate, outdoor cooking challenge. From the Virginia countryside where whole hogs are a classic, to Maryland’s Eastern Shore where blue crabs are legendary, host David Guas visits a different city each week where he serves up amazing local ingredients to test the epic backyard skills of America’s hardcore grillers. Competitors come from all walks of life, including a patent attorney, a professional chef, an electrician and a suburban mom. Despite their differences, all contestants have a passion for high-heat, big meat and cooking over an open flame. Each episode starts with 4 competitors, but in the end only 1 walks away with the $10,000 cash prize and the bragging rights of being the killer griller.

Friday, July 4th

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, live music special from 8 to 10pm on NBC

– Let’s face it: You’ve got options this evening. You could go out to see the local fireworks. Or attend Awkward Carol From Accounting’s BBQ. Or light sparklers in your backyard. So why stay inside for Macy’s annual spectacle, taking place over the Brooklyn Bridge? Host Nick Cannon will tell you: ”Because Nick Cannon is hosting!” And if that isn’t enticement enough, check out the list of performers, which includes Lionel Richie, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, and Hunter Hayes — and no Awkward Carols.

Philly 4th of July Jam, music special from 8 to 11pm on VH1

– Even more phireworks phun! Questlove and the Roots will preside, while friends like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran join on stage.

Sunday, June 15th

Rev., season premiere streaming on Hulu

– Britain has a rich ­tradition of producing funny shows about vicars, and starting its third season—is a pretty good (if not great) addition. The premiere finds Reverend Smallbone (Tom Hollander) teaming up with the local mosque’s imam to raise funds for the neighborhood playground, offering ample opportunity to gently poke fun at both religions (among other things).

The Escape Artist, miniseries premiere from 9 to 10:30pm on PBS

– David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as brilliant defense lawyer Will Burton, who has a storybook family and a potent nickname, The Escape Artist, for his ability to spring the obviously guilty. “Everybody deserves a defense,” Burton boasts, but Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell), a reclusive bird lover, is about to strain that assertion. Foyle has been charged with a gruesome killing, leaving Will to search for a weak link in the seemingly ironclad evidence against Liam. In the ensuing legal battle, the wheels of justice turn much as Will anticipates. But then strange and disturbing things begin to happen. The tables are turned—and then turned again. Will finds himself fighting fervently for a new cause that may end his career or worse. Written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks), this gripping legal thriller costars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as the hero’s rival, along with a courtroom full of ambitious attorneys and one very unnerving defendant.

Superjail!, season premiere at 11:45pm on Adult Swim

– In a surreal world, a large maximum security prison, which houses thousands of dangerous inmates is run by an eccentric warden and his equally odd staff.

Monday, June 16th

The Fosters, season premiere at 9pm on ABC Family

– The sophomore drama series is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef and her partner Lena have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. But how will things change when they meet troubled teen Callie and her little brother Jude?

Tuesday, June 17th

I Love the 2000s, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on VH1

– VH1 is back to celebrate the decade that kicked off the 21st century with I Love the 2000s. As entertaining as Jersey Shore, as sexy as Paris Hilton through night vision goggles and almost as long as all the Harry Potter movies combined, VH1’s I Love the 2000s is more fun than a game of Grand Theft Auto. Viewers will get a major dose of the essential music, movies, TV shows, products, fashions, fads, trends, scandals and major events that defined pop culture in the ’00s. From Angry Birds to Snakes on a Plane, “Poker Face” to Facebook, from hipsters to Twihards, we will revisit it all from the inspirational to the preposterous and everything else in between. Helping us remember all the great moments will be an eclectic group of comics, rock stars, actors, and other celebs from the present and not too distant past who will reflect on the ’00s experience. They’ll address all the major questions of the decade: How did Sully land that plane in the Hudson? When did everyone start caring so much about poker? Are you a Mac or a PC? And most important of all: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?!!!! Viewers will revel taking a trip down memory lane to the simpler times of Avatar, “Alias” and of course, Bennifer! We’re not just talking music, TV and movies either. We mean everything: toys, scandals, fashion, cars and anything else that helped make the ’00s the best decade yet. Will it be great? Well, in the words of the lady who put Wasilla, Alaska on the map, “You betcha!”

Rizzoli & Isles, season premiere at 9pm on TNT

– Crime procedural Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

Perception, season premiere at 10pm on TNT

– Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor recruited by former student Kate Moretti (Rachel Leigh Cook) to help the FBI crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, but his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.

Thursday, June 19th

4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, live awards show from 8 to 10pm on The CW

– Cedric the Entertainer ­presides over the Bevery Hills ceremony, where nominees include Orange Is the New Black, The Big Bang Theory, and, um, no CW shows. Awkward!

Defiance, season premiere at 8pm on Syfy

– In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. A fragile peace has been struck between humans and the aliens that invaded Earth decades earlier. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town – overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) – events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for.

Dominion, series premiere at 9pm on Syfy

– Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after “The Extinction War,” when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– America redneckognized pint-sized Alana Thompson and her self-proclaimed crazy family with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The pop culture phenomenon follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin”, 15-year-old Jessica “Chubbs”, and 17-year-old Anna “Chickadee.” From family outings to loud and crazy family get-togethers, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo takes us off the pageant stage and into the outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan.

Rectify, season premiere at 9pm on Sundance TV

– A somber, soulful mystery-cum-character study of a damaged, possibly damnable man and the small Southern town that loves and loathes him, this cable gem returns for 10 episodes, bent on affirming the promise of its sublime first season. The premiere artfully restates the show’s premise and thematic scope by toggling between dreamtime metaphor and deep-feeling grit. Comatose Daniel Holden (Aden Young, a mesmerizing mix of angst and ambiguity)—recently freed from death row for a rape and murder he may or may not have committed; mentally sketchy after 17 years of institutionalization; last seen beaten pulpy by vigilantes—wanders in limbo and ­wonders whether to resume living. Meanwhile, bitter step-bro Ted (Clayne Crawford) pines for the problematic prodigal’s death, while Ted’s religious wife Tawney (Adelaide Clemons) struggles to see God in the murk. It’s an engrossing meditation on the complexities of redemption.

Rookie Blue, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on ABC

– Season four begins six months after Andy and Nick leave for their undercover operation. We return to 15 Division with them—and quickly realize that everything seems to have changed. But that’s what being a cop is, right? Adapting to new situations, rolling with the punches…. Change is constant, and if you don’t adapt, you’re left behind. So when Andy McNally returns to find that Sam Swarek is now a Detective and that he’s moved on, both professionally and personally, she’s going to have to figure out how to adapt.

Friday, June 20th

Cold Justice, midseason premiere at 9pm on TNT

Funniest Wins, series premiere at 10pm on TBS

– Each week, competitors – both professionals and amateurs – will learn a different comedy style, guided by Marlon Wayans and guests such as Wayans’ comedian friends or family members. The aspiring comedians will test what they’ve been show in front of an audience with one person being eliminated until only one remains.

Saturday, June 21st

Almost Royal, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– BBC America’s first original comedy-reality series is a tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip around the United States, interacting with real-life Americans. Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the USA. While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and experience life across the pond. Georgie and Poppy have never worked a day in their lives, driven themselves anywhere or solved any problem more complex than telling their butler to tell their cook what they want for lunch. Georgie Carlton is the most affable man one could meet. He’s using the trip around America as a way to become more “manly” in order to take on the responsibilities of Caunty Manor and live up to his Father’s legacy. Poppy Carlton is looking forward to raising her profile on the trip around America. She has high hopes of finding fame as a pop star/actor/author/lifestyle guru/cookery presenter. Poppy has all of the self-delusion required to find fame without having a scrap of talent.

The Pool Master, series premiere at 9pm on Animal Planet

– Hosted by the irresistibly charming British swimming-pool designer Anthony Archer-Wills, The Pool Master brings alive the natural wonders of our backyards with jaw-dropping, unique pools that emulate the beauty of nature. Anthony and his two right-hand men, lead contractor Dave Duensing and excavator Ed Kading, envision extraordinary swimming holes that look nature made. In each episode, they determine just how to design and execute a pool that reflects the personalities of the clients who will swim in it. And no matter where they build – on a rocky slope, in an arid desert or on the edge of a cliff – the trio creates a spectacular, lush oasis where nothing existed before.

Sunday, June 8th

The 68th Annual Tony Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on CBS

– Broadway stars have been biting the nails off their jazz hands all season long in anticipation of the race at this year’s Tonys, hosted by Hugh Jackman for a fourth time. Many theater insiders have deemed this the most exciting and unpredictable contest in years: The big showdown for Best Musical includes a Carole King jukebox tuner and Disney’s magical behometh Aladdin, while in the acting categories TV megastars and first-time nominees Neil Patrick Harris (donning drag in Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Bryan Cranston (playing LBJ in the presidential All the Way) are among the contenders, in addition to stage veterans Idina Menzel and Sutton Foster. And as always, it’s the one night of the year when viewers get to sample the Great White Way’s best theatrical offerings live from Radio City Music Hall—and from the comfort of their living rooms.

Brother Vs. Brother, season premiere at 9pm on HGTV

– The brothers are back for another round of Brother Vs. Brother action. Team Drew took the first season, but it’s anyone’s game this time around. Watch as HGTV’s Property Brothers lead two teams of experts to add value to two homes in the ultimate renovation showdown. On the season two premiere, we meet the 10 new contestants competing for the $50,000 prize.  Are you Team Jonathan or Team Drew?

Monday, June 9th

Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., documentary premiere at 9pm on HBO

– Robert De Niro is not one of life’s natural interviewees, as my gray hairs can attest. But he offers evocative testimony in this doc, which makes the case that the actor’s late father—the troubled, gay, and obscure painter Robert De Niro Sr.should be better known. Maybe we’ve just been asking Bob the wrong questions.

Major Crimes, season premiere at 9pm on TNT

The Closer spin-off starring Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. In the series, McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes.

Murder in the First, series premiere at 10pm on TNT

– Cable doesn’t need another murder investigation, but if network execs insist on assigning detectives to track dangerous sociopaths, they should bring this level of pedigree: Murder was created by cop-show legend Steven Bochco, produced by West Wing veteran Thomas Schlamme, and it stars Taye Diggs and Harry Potter’s Tom Felton. Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) as they investigate two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepens, however, when they find both murders have a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind (Felton). With a season-long focus on a single case, the story has plenty of breathing room, and the San Francisco setting feels particularly natural. As unnecessary things go, Murder is exquisite.

Tuesday, June 10th

Pretty Little Liars, season premiere at 8pm on ABC Family

– Fans can prepare for the return to Rosewood in an all-day marathon starting at 11:00 AM (ET/PT) and running up to the one-hour season premiere at 8:00 PM (ET/PT). The Liars deal with the aftermath of Alison’s revelations and Ezra’s shooting, and realize “A” is closer than ever in the season five premiere of ABC Family’s hit original series. Moments after where the season four finale left off, Aria and the Liars are reeling from Ezra’s shooting at the hands of “A.” The five girls quickly realize that as the one person who truly knows A’s identity, Ezra is in grave danger. While Aria stands watch over Ezra at the hospital, Alison and the PLLs lay a trap to finally flush out “A,” but are shocked by who is ensnared. Meanwhile, Holbrook steps up his efforts to find the girls and puts the Hastings family on alert.  And as news of Alison’s resurrection spreads, Mona is not pleased.

Chasing Life, series premiere at 9pm on ABC Family

– This new series follows twenty-something April (Italia Ricci), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist, who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard-nosed editor. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family – her widowed mom Sara, rebellious little sister Brenna and her grandmother. Just as things start to look up at work, home, and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic, April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer.

Royal Pains, season premiere at 9pm on USA

– Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) is the talented and respected doctor behind HankMed, the Hamptons’ favorite concierge medical practice. With a reputation as a “Medical MacGyver,” putting his patients first, and solving even the most baffling cases, Hank is always in high demand. After a few busy summers attending to the Hamptons elite, as well as others less fortunate, Hank has established HankMed as the go-to medical provider for this bustling beachside community. Although Hank was initially hesitant to leave New York City, he quickly fell for the Hamptons and established a new, happier life for himself.  But after last year’s long, tumultuous summer – from Symphony Health coming to town, to Hank’s neurosurgery, to his fall-out with Jeremiah – Hank decided he needed a break.  So he spent the off-season traveling the world with Boris, overseeing his participation in a cutting-edge clinical trial. But as summer approaches, Hank realizes he wants to be back amongst those he loves, and serving the Hamptons community. But coming back home is not always easy.

Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran, docu-series premiere at 11pm on MTV

– MTV’s kicking off a new music documentary series Nine Days and Nights with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, one of the fastest rising stars in pop music today. Over the course of the hour-long documentary, fans will have intimate access to Sheeran at a critical turning point in his life and career. This not-to-be missed look at his world features appearances by Taylor Swift and Pharrell.

Wednesday, June 11th

Guys Choice 2014, live awards show from 9 to 11pm on Spike TV

– Oscars, Schmoscars: ­Matthew McConaughey will finally recieve the prize he was born to win, the Guy of the Year award.

Suits, season premiere at 9pm on USA

– The critically acclaimed and award-nominated legal drama returns for its fourth season after a major shift in the dynamics at The Firm.  It’s a new world order as Mike Ross (SAG Award nominee Patrick J Adams, Rosemary’s Baby) leaves Pearson Specter and heads to Wall Street as an investment banker, quickly finding himself at odds with his mentor Harvey (Gabriel Macht, “Love and Other Drugs”).

Duck Dynasty, season premiere at 10pm on A&E

– When the Governor of Louisiana announces that he will be coming to Duck Commander to present Willie with a commerce award, John Luke volunteers to give the introduction speech. But Willie can’t help but give John Luke some public speaking pointers, along with Si’s unwanted help. Meanwhile, Miss Kay enlists Korie and Sadie’s help to pick out a nice outfit for the visit, trying to convince a reluctant Phil to give his opinion on her outfit options.

Graceland, season premiere at 10pm on USA

– The sophomore season of Graceland follows the high-stakes investigative lives of six undercover federal agents who live together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house.  These FBI, DEA and ICE agents, whose lies are their lives, struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy.  This is especially challenging when the former FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit, “Les Miserables”) returns to Graceland to run point on a dangerous mission against the cartel.  Meanwhile, Briggs (Daniel Sunjata, Rescue Me), still concerned about the missing recording that implicates him in a murder, attempts to clean up his life and repair his relationships.

Friday, June 13th

Dennis Miller: America 180°, comedy special at 8pm on Epix

– In his first comedy special for EPIX, Emmy award-winning comedian Dennis Miller examines the current state of our Union. From the antics of those running Washington, to the blunders of President Obama’s healthcare initiative, to our wild efforts to save the planet one light bulb at a time, his take on today’s America is both hysterical and painfully right on target. Dennis Miller: America 180°was taped at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California.

Monumental Mysteries, season premiere at 9pm on Travel

– Hosted by Don Wildman, this series visits the statues, memorials, national parks, sculptures and gravestones that commemorate our nation’s most intriguing events, notorious crimes, scandals, disasters and triumphs. Monumental Mysteries scours the country for America’s most extraordinary monuments and reveals the amazing mysteries hidden within. Just some of the tales include New York’s Ellis Island, which served as a beacon of hope for the world-famous Von Trapp family of singers; a huge clock on the island of Hawaii where the hands are forever frozen in time due to the Hilo Tsunami; the Falling Star Sculpture in Alabama that commemorates the only known American to be hit by a meteorite; and Arizona’s breathtaking Grand Canyon, where a newlywed couple inexplicably vanished.

Sunday, June 1st

Return to Amish, 2-hour series premiere at 9pm on TLC

Return to Amish finds ex-Amish rebels Abe, Jeremiah, Kate, Rebecca and Sabrina back in the Amish world to face marriage, pregnancy, birth and the lingering consequences of shunning. Abe’s parents, the rule-bending Amish matron Mary and the strictly religious Chester, serve as their hosts. Mary and Chester have struggles of their own that put them in a precarious situation. Their daughter Katie Ann has a big decision to make, and their son Andrew, just out of jail, adds fuel to the fire by bringing his opinionated English girlfriend, Chapel, back home with him. Sabrina and Rebecca are both expecting babies, Kate is anxiously awaiting the career opportunity of a lifetime, Abe and Andrew’s sibling rivalry is reignited through new clashes, and Jeremiah must put it all on the line to find happiness.

Halt and Catch Fire, series premiere at 10pm on AMC

– Halt and Catch Fire is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product – the IBM PC. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a great engineer whose unrealized dreams of creating a revolutionary product have created tension in his marriage to Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan’s rogue PC project.  Halt and Catch Fire thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it’s like to stand at the forefront of something world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.

Monday, June 2nd

Mistresses, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

– Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, Mistresses is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. If you’ve been looking for answers to last year’s harrowing cliff-hangers—which man will Savi (Alyssa Milano) choose? Will Karen (Yunjin Kim) survive her father/son murderous-mother love triangle? Will Joss (Jes Macallan) stay a lesbian? Can April (Rochelle Aytes) ever find love again?—you’re in luck. The series picks up eight months after the finale’s events, continuing that sudsy trajectory with steamy make-outs, illicit hookups, and an intriguing twist that brings two unlikely characters together—plus a Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) sighting. Even better, Mistresses still passes the Bechdel Test; its strongest moments are when the women lean on each other.

Tuesday, June 3rd

Famous in 12, series premiere at 8pm on The CW

Famous in 12 is an unscripted series/social experiment that will film one fame-seeking family around the clock for 12 weeks straight. The family will be guided by the TMZ machine, which will create a series of opportunities for them. TMZ and Harvey Levin will help, and additional experts will be brought in throughout the course of the series to provide input and guidance on the path to fame, but it is up to the family to pull it off. Throughout their 12-week quest, the family will circulate through some of Los Angeles’ most populated – and popular – venues in order to seize opportunities that might come calling.

Wednesday, June 4th

2014 CMT Music Awards, live awards show from 8 to 10:30pm on CMT

– The adorable Kristen Bell of “Frozen” princessdom hosts, while nominated artists such as Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert sing their achy breaky hearts out.

Jennifer Falls, series premiere at 10:30pm on TV Land

– TV Land’s new comedy series revolves around a career woman and mother, Jennifer Doyle (Jaime Pressly) who must move back in with her own mom (Jessica Walter, a.k.a. the only person allowed to play disapproving TV moms anymore) after being let go from her high-powered, six-figure salary job. With her teenage daughter in tow, Jennifer has to face her new life and figure out what the next steps are to rebuild.

Friday, June 6th

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, season premiere at 9pm on TLC

– The two-episode debut includes a bride haunted by her blingy past, a woman who prefers gym clothes to gowns (that’s my kind of woman), and one crazy lady who just really likes talking to dresses.

Saturday, June 7th

Power, series premiere at 9pm on Starz

– From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) comes Power, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds—the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?

Sunday, May 25th

National Memorial Day Concert, special from 8 to 9:30pm on PBS

– Not feeling like the beach? Check out the 25th annual D.C. event, with live acts like the National Symphony Orchestra and Megan Hilty.

The Normal Heart, original movie premiere at 9pm on HBO

– Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts star in The Normal Heart. Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand a mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover. Taylor Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist. Jim Parsons plays gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. Roberts plays physician Dr. Emma Brookner, a survivor of childhood polio who treats several of the earliest victims of HIV-AIDS.

Monday, May 26th

Masterchef, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot return for Season Five of the culinary smash hit Masterchef. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turn one home cook into a culinary master. The unscripted series once again will conduct a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, thirty of which will be flown to Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to the judges in hopes of earning a coveted Masterchef apron. Once the auditions are over, the top home cooks will be put through their paces in a series of challenges designed to test their palates, food knowledge, passion and culinary skills. With each new challenge, the pressure will mount as the home cooks compete for the coveted title of Masterchef, a cookbook deal and the $250,000 grand prize.

Petals on the Wind, original movie premiere at 9pm on Lifetime

– On the heels of the hit Lifetime original movie “Flowers in the Attic,” comes the much-anticipated sequel. A decade after Cathy (Rose McIver, Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time), Christopher (Wyatt Nash, Pretty Little Liars) and Carrie (“Bailey Buntain”, Bunheads) escaped from their grandparents’ attic at Foxworth Hall, “Petals on the Wind” continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can’t be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian (Will Kemp, 90210), Christopher and Cathy are forced to face the forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity. But when tragedy strikes the Dollangangers once again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart (Dylan Bruce, Orphan Black). When Christopher runs to Cathy’s side, the two are determined to start over again – together.

American Ninja Warrior, 2-hour season premiere at 9pm on NBC

– Everyone’s favorite heart-racing obstacle course competition series returns for its sixth season. Matt Iseman returns as host, along with former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (NFL Network). Jenn Brown (NFL Network) serves as co-host. The action-packed premiere follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete a course in their designated region will move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan. This season, the series will travel to five cities in search of the ultimate athlete – Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami and Denver – before heading to Las Vegas. Men and women from all walks of life will vie for the title of American Ninja Warrior, including school teachers and firemen, current and former members of the military, amateur sports enthusiasts and even a few Olympic gold medalists. In order to guarantee a spot in the national finals, competitors must successfully complete the finals course in their respective city. From there, competitors will travel to Las Vegas and earn the chance to win the title of American Ninja Warrior, along with the $500,000 grand prize.

The World Wars, 2-hour miniseries premiere at 9pm on History

– An assassination in Sarajevo sparks a global war. For the next 30 years, deadly fighting rages across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific. Hitler. Churchill. De Gaulle. MacArthur. Patton. Stalin. Mussolini. We know them as legends. But they first learn what it will take to rise to greatness as young soldiers, fighting for their lives on the frontlines. This is the story of a generation of men who come of age in the trenches of World War I, only to become the leaders of World War II. The lessons they learn on the frontlines shape them as they rise to power—and haunt them as the deadly fighting breaks out again. Some become heroes, forged in courage under fire. Others emerge as the most infamous villains the world has ever seen. Theirs is one story—the story of a 30-year global struggle. A fight that will either save the world—or destroy it. Narrated by two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”, “The Town”), this three-night event series features gripping dramatic scenes, stunning CGI visuals and interviews with contemporary leaders, including John McCain, Colin Powell, John Major and David Miliband, along with noted historians from around the world. The World Wars is a mini-series event that takes viewers on an epic and groundbreaking ride through the bloodiest century in history.

Tuesday, May 27th

America’s Got Talent, 2-hour season premiere at 10pm on NBC

– NBC’s top-rated summer series from producer Simon Cowell returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show’s ninth season. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges and Nick Cannon returns as host. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America’s Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.

The Wil Wheaton Project, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy

– The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show is a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment. Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and genre expertise as he dissects the week’s most popular and trending topics across science fiction film, television and pop culture, video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering witty commentary on the things he knows and loves in this golden age of sci-pop culture. The result is a fun appreciation and celebration of fandom and all things science fiction.

The Night Shift, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– Welcome to the night shift, where the toughest and craziest cases always seem to come through the door. Every shift is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running an underfunded hospital. At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the night shift are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie TC Callahan (Eoin Macken, Merlin). After three grueling tours of duty in Afghanistan, TC is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right here at home. He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including his best friend Topher (Ken Leung, Lost) and protégé Drew (Brendan Fehr, Roswell), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake, they are all business. New night shift boss – and TC’s ex-girlfriend – Dr. Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint, The Good Wife) struggles to keep everyone in check, but TC doesn’t make it easy. Paul (Robert Bailey Jr., “Coraline”) is fresh out of medical school and still adjusting to the rigors of an emergency room. Krista (Jeananne Goossen, Alcatraz), also a new intern, has something to prove, while Kenny (JR Lemon, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”) is a seasoned nurse who keeps the doctors focused and isn’t afraid to break a few rules to get the job done. Meanwhile, Landry de la Cruz (Daniella Alonso, Revolution), the lone psychiatrist on the night shift, finds she has to tend to her colleagues as much as she cares for the patients on the ward. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new senior management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, Six Feet Under) has to balance the real-world pressures of cutting costs while battling the stigma that he is more interested in saving money than helping people.

Little Women: LA, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime

– Lifetime’s new reality series chronicles the adventures of a unique group of smart, sexy and funny girlfriends with big hearts, big personalities and even bigger drama…who all happen to be little people. Little Women: LA invites viewers to walk in their shoes as they deal with relationships, parenting, careers and especially, the ups and downs of friendships. Each episode features longtime girlfriends Terra Jole, Tonya Banks, Elena Gant, Christy McGinity, Briana Manson and Traci Harrison. They laugh, cry, compete and fight with one another, but through it all they share a special unbreakable bond. And, while dealing with everyday challenges like the rest of the world, they prove that height is just a number. There’s nothing small about this loud and proud group who can teach us all a lesson or two about living life to the fullest.

Wednesday, May 28th

So You Think You Can Dance, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– My favorite summer series soars into its 11th season with a two-hour premiere event showcasing America’s most talented dancers during the audition rounds. Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Atlanta), Billy Porter and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia), Wayne Brady (New Orleans), Jenna Elfman and Fabrice Calmels (Chicago) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). The new season of the Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series once again will include awe-inspiring performances, as well as nail-biting eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. In Season 11, producers travel across the country in search of dancers who represent the best America has to offer. Callbacks are held in Los Angeles, where the dancers work with top choreographers to learn routines that they will perform for judges Lythgoe and Murphy, and guest judges Adam Shankman, Tara Lipinski, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Irina Dvorovenko. Once the judges pick the Top 20 dancers, they turn it over to America. Each week, the dancers will be paired up to perform inspired pieces choreographed by some of the biggest names in the business. The following week, one male and one female dancer will be eliminated from the competition. To add some star power to the early episodes this season, Justin Bieber will introduce a “dance crews” component to the show, which will be separate from the usual competition.

Rogue, season premiere at 8pm on DirecTV

– Grace (Thandie Newton) has left her life as an undercover cop to be a better mother to her daughter. She’s recently separated from Tom and with the arrival of her estranged mother, she’s got plenty of drama at home. Grace’s new job as a handler for an FBI task force has her investigating corporate espionage in San Francisco. But when her undercover operative, Sarah, goes missing, Grace is forced to go back undercover to save her. That’s when she meets Ethan (Cole Hauser), the owner of the security consultancy Sarah investigated before disappearing. Grace looks to gain Ethan’s trust to learn what happened to Sarah, but Ethan has his own agenda. His close friend and business partner was murdered the night Sarah vanished. He’s determined to find who’s responsible—creating a dangerous game of cat and mouse. As Grace gets closer to Ethan, her feelings grow. But can she trust him?

Big Ballet, series premiere at 10pm on Ovation

– Ovation proudly presents Big Ballet, a three-part docu-series that chronicles the highs and lows of a plus-size amateur troupe mounting a production of Swan Lake. Led by ballet legend Wayne Sleep, who worked through his own size issues as the shortest dancer ever to debut on the Royal Ballet stage, and Prima Ballerina Monica Loughman, Big Ballet shows the world that it’s not about the size of the dancer, but the size of the dancer’s heart.

Thursday, May 29th

Undateable, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– From Bill Lawrence, the creator of Scrubs, Undateable is a new comedy series about a group of friends who are this close to finding a relationship – they just need a little help. Whether it’s due to a lack of style, the wrong job or even just a bad haircut, everyone goes through a time in their lives when they’re undateable. Most of us eventually grow out of it, but some people need a little more help than others. Enter Danny Burton (Chris D’Elia, Whitney). Confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions, 29-year-old Danny – who may be in a state of arrested development himself – decides to help out his new roommate, Justin Kearney (comedian Brent Morin), the owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic overthinker, and Justin’s group of oddball friends – Shelly (comedian Ron Funches), Burski (comedian Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn, Game of Thrones). Danny introduces the gang to his recently divorced older sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, Rules of Engagement), who immediately bonds with this group of guys, as she feels a little stuck in her own life as well. The gang spends most of their time at Justin’s bar, helping solve each other’s respective problems over beers, and while they love to give each other a hard time, they always have each other’s back.

The Sixties, miniseries premiere at 9pm on CNN

– The space race, the cold war, “free love,” civil rights and more: The decade of the 1960s shaped our history – and changed the world. In collaboration with Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, CNN explores perhaps the most transformative decade of the modern era in a 10-part documentary series and brings new insights into how those events shaped today.

Friday, May 30th

Crossbones, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– From Neil Cross, the award-winning creator of Luther, comes Crossbones, a compelling new drama filled with extraordinary action, adventure and intrigue – set in a world where one can never be sure just who is hero and who is villain. It’s 1729. On the secret island of Santa Compana, Edward Teach, better known as the barbarous pirate Blackbeard (Emmy winner John Malkovich, “Death of a Salesman,” “Red”), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreants. Part shantytown, part utopia, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other. Blackbeard has designs on the longitude chronometer, an invention that will change the world. During a massive attack on an English vessel, his most trusted pirates attempt to steal the device. But on board is Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle, Covert Affairs), an English spy working undercover as ship’s surgeon. Lowe’s mission is to prevent the chronometer from falling into the hands of pirates – and to assassinate Blackbeard, should the opportunity arise. Taken as prisoner to Santa Compana, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious chronometer, all while trying to uncover Blackbeard’s master plan – a plan that includes a greater threat to the English throne than merely pirates…

Derek, season premiere streaming on Netflix

– A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society’s margins, Derek centers around Derek Noakes (Ricky Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through,” according to an official description. Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. The success of Gervais’ tales of a simpleton working at an old folks’ home depends on an impeccable balance in tone; without it, the misty-eyed optimism is just empty schmaltz.

Saturday, May 31st

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, from 8 to 11pm on HBO

– Though only one woman entered the Hall of Fame this year, the ceremony was fully hijacked by ladies. The cavalcade of rock divas who filled in for the ill Linda Ronstadt (including Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks) bellowed and stomped through hits like ”You’re No Good”—and since inductees Nirvana were short one Kurt Cobain, a rotating cast of femmes fatales (Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde) howled through classics such as ”Smells Like Teen Spirit” and ”All Apologies.” As for the other newly inaugurated acts, Hall & Oates dealt buttery harmonies, Peter Gabriel delivered his still-joyous world-beat bonanza, and Kiss didn’t play at all—which is just as well, as this night belonged to the double-X-chromosome crew.

Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia Concert, music special at 8pm on PBS

– Have a bottle of white, a bottle of red, and enjoy this throwback concert special featuring performances from Joel’s 1987 concerts in Russia.

Sunday, May 18th

Coldplay: Ghost Stories, music special at 7pm on NBC

– Chris Martin & Co. will perform their biggest hits and debut songs from their new album, and viewers at home will keep an eye on Gwenyth Paltrow’s twitter.

2014 Billboard Music Awards, live awards show from 8 to 11pm on ABC

– The annual Las Vegas shindig tends to double as a showcase for the industry’s summer tour offerings. This year, performers include Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and OneRepublic, all of whom will be coming to a stadium near you soon. Of course, there are awards as well, with Lorde, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake among the artists with the most nods.

Saturday Night Live: The Women of SNL, 2-hour special at 9pm on NBC

– A showcase highlighting the funniest women in the show’s 35-year history.

Monday, May 19th

The Bachelorette, season premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– Roses! Mansions! Men! And… guns? (Both kinds!) The Bachelorette is back, but with Andi Dorfman at the center of it all, it’s oddly tame — despite Dorfman’s penchant for shooting firearms. The season premiere has all the dating show staples you’ve come to expect, but what it lacks is an edge. Dorfman is a little too good at keeping the guys at ease, and without a drunken idiot jumping in the pool or a suitor trying to sneak a smooch, the night is hardly worth the hangover. Being fair and genuine can work in reality, but reality TV needs a little more.

The Maya Rudolph Show, series premiere at 10pm on NBC

– No, Maya Rudolph isn’t returning to Saturday Night Live, but this may be the next best thing for fans of the actress/comedian/ Beyoncé impersonator. (Well, besides an 90-city ”Night of Nuni and Nuni” tour with Fred Armisen.) She has reteamed with SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels to headline her own variety special, one that returns us to the feel-good days of The Carol Burnett Show and Rudolph to a comedy playground full of song, dance, and sketch. ”I [was] a little embarrassed when I heard myself repeating the same thing over and over again, which is: I wanted a show where I could laugh with my friends,” she says. ”What is this — like, my sixth-grade yearbook?” Her classmates include SNL alums Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell, and Armisen, as well as Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, and Craig Robinson, plus musical guest Janelle Monae. Also: Suggestive foods and keytars may be involved.

Tuesday, May 20th

I Wanna Marry “Harry”, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Reality meets romance, with a little twist, in the surprising dating show I Wanna Marry “Harry”. Summer love is in the air, as an average English “bloke” is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charming. Will he be able to convince them he’s regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him? Join “Harry” as he courts each of the ladies, taking them on romantic dates worthy of a princess and trying to make some version of their fairytales come true.

Wednesday, May 21st

Motive, season premiere at 10pm on ABC

Summer crime procedural drama Motive returns for an exciting second season with gripping new cases featuring more complicated killers and intricate crime scenes. Homicide detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is as determined as ever, and her pursuit for justice never falters. Her partner, Detective Oscar Vega, continues to be her rock with his no-nonsense attitude and methodical approach. Detective Brian Lucas is no longer the rookie at the station, a role he’s happy to hand over to the very keen and ambitious Officer Wendy Sung. And confident and charismatic new Team Commander Sergeant Mark Cross shakes up the station when he joins the team. He and Angie share a mysterious and strained connection, one she would prefer to leave in the past.

Thursday, May 22nd

Gang Related, series premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. In the gritty new action-drama, Detective Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez, “Battle Los Angeles,” The Wire) is a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn’t know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers – a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan’s best friend and police partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (RZA, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Californication), who has been at the forefront of the city’s war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang’s leader, Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis, “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Training Day”), the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force. But Ryan is starting to realize that he is even more dedicated to being a cop than he is to Los Angelicos. While balancing two allegiances, two father figures and two families, Ryan’s increasing sense of loyalty to one will help him finally determine which side of the law he is really on.

Friday, May 23rd

Chrome Underground, series premiere at 10pm on Discovery

Chrome Underground follows Motoreum’s founder Antonio Brunet and Yusuf Johnson hunting classic cars around the world with the help of Andrew McLaren. Yusuf and Antonio are professional car hunters, but they aren’t your usual car pickers, as they put their lives on the line in their day jobs. Travelling outside the US to lawless countries no other dealer would dare to, they search for ‘diamond in the rough’ vehicles they can flip for a fortune. Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela – no country is off limits, even those where people are killed for their vehicles every day. From classic cars, to vintage bikes and even army tanks- they’ll cut a deal on anything if they think it’ll make them a profit.