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FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2015

Undercover Boss
8 p.m. on CBS

The title - and company name - "Gigi's Cupcakes" promises a tasty episode, arguably more for viewers than for founder and executive Gigi Butler. Though she has high hopes for what she'll find when she goes incognito among her workers, one's failure to use a Gigi's trademark on baked goods definitely displeases the boss. Butler herself is surprised to be so challenged when she tackles cake decorating.

Great Performances
9 p.m. on PBS

Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith ("The West Wing," "Nurse Jackie") transforms into 30 real people - including a Korean grocer, a talent agent, Police Chief Daryl Gates, and actor and National Rifle Association spokesman Charlton Heston - in "Twilight: Los Angeles," her one-woman performance piece about the beating of Rodney King and its aftermath. News footage and interviews are interwoven into Smith's performance for this broadcast.

Love, Lust or Run
9 p.m. on TLC

Style expert Stacy London returns for a new season of guiding a slate of diverse women with over-the-top looks through fashion make-unders to teach them that less is usually more. Among the women featured during the course of this new season are Lisa, a cancer survivor and single mom; Sarah, a community advocate who feels uncomfortable in her own skin; Tracy, a nurse who still bears the emotional scars of childhood bullying; and Ebonie, a former tomboy turned stylist who idolizes Stacy.

Mysteries at the Museum
9 p.m. on TRAV

Host Don Wildman discusses a science-fiction novel that seemed so realistic that many readers actually believed the top-secret plans behind the Manhattan Project had been stolen in the new episode "Sci-Fi A-Bomb, Ruby Bridges, Giant Snails." Also in this episode: an armband that bore mute witness to a little girl's historic civil rights struggle and a shell from an invasive creature that left a devastating trail across South Florida.

Brides Gone Styled
9:30 p.m. on TLC

In this new makeover series, celebrity stylists Robert Verdi and Gretta Monahan take a woman who is leaning toward a truly regrettable choice in bridal fashion and show her three alternatives they think would flatter her more, with hairstyle and makeup suggestions for each alternate look. At the end of the show, the bride selects her favorite gown for a surprise reveal to the hosts, as well as her friends and family.

Blue Bloods
10 p.m. on CBS

The controversy over police officers wearing body cameras puts Frank (Tom Selleck) in a tough spot in "Power of the Press." A cop's dealings with a civilian are exposed to the public, leaving the commissioner with much to answer for. An informant who's denied witness protection poses a challenge for Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez). When a friend's daughter claims she was assaulted at college, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) investigates.

Hangar 1: The UFO Files
10 p.m. on HIST

In a new episode called "Captured Aliens," Hangar 1 discovers startling evidence suggesting that the government has been recovering not only advanced technology from crashed UFOs but also alien bodies. If true, this discovery raises two big questions: What has the government learned from these extraterrestrial bodies and where are they and related items being covertly stored?

10 p.m. on LIFE

Prophetess Taketa challenges Rebecca to demonstrate and express her own prophetic skills through the medium of dance in the new episode "Prophecy School." Angel shares her personal story, while Belinda has a meeting with her protégée's mother for the first time.

Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy
10 p.m. on SHOW

Partially financed via a Kickstarter campaign, this 2014 concert film features self-styled "Gaysian Sweetheart" Alec Mapa in his hit one-man show, in which he shares the life-changing experiences he and his husband have shared since they adopted a 5-year-old foster child together. Some of the material incorporates universal epiphanies of new fatherhood, but the program also includes more off-color segments, such as Mapa's surreal experiences working as host at some gay porn award shows.

Dark Matter
10 p.m. on SYFY

The crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from its suspended sleep, only to realize they have no memories of who they are or how they even got on board this craft. Their search for answers takes them to a violent, off-world mining colony where they are forced to work together to survive, even though none of them knows which of their crewmates are trustworthy. Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr. and Zoie Palmer star in this new sci-fi series.

Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour
10:30 p.m. on PBS

The title subject - whose name is on household items in many residences, but who also is known for adding whim to architectural styles - is profiled by host Geoffrey Baer in this 2012 documentary. After being partially paralyzed by an illness, Graves reoriented his focus to design furniture and homes useful to wounded war veterans, making environments truly healing. Acquaintances including Fran Lebowitz discuss Graves' career and the impact his work has had.


8 p.m. on CBS

Sudden disapearances are not in short supply in "The Eternity Injection." Worried over the whereabouts of a nurse who used to be her co-worker, Watson (Lucy Liu) asks Holmes and Kitty (Jonny Lee Miller, Ophelia Lovibond) for help in finding her. Their investigation indicates that yet another person has vanished. Aidan Quinn also stars.

When Calls the Heart
8 p.m., 10 p.m. on HALL

In the two-hour Season 2 finale, "With All My Heart," Jack and Elizabeth (Daniel Lissing, Erin Krakow) finally confront what is at the root of their relationship problems after narrowly escaping disaster while trapped in an old mine. Pastor Frank (Mark Humphrey) comes to Abigail's (Lori Laughlin) rescue after Gowen (Martin Cummins) threatens again to shut down the cafe. Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner also star.

I Killed My BFF: The Babysitter
8 p.m. on LIFE

Loosely based on a true crime story, this 2015 thriller revolves around two women, Shane Riley and Heather Thomas, who become fast friends while sharing a hospital room after giving birth. Over the next months, their friendship deepens, even as Shane struggles with business challenges and Heather battles an increasingly severe bipolar disorder. Matters don't improve when Heather becomes obsessed with Shane's handsome boyfriend. Katrina Bowden, Olivia Crocicchia, Chris Zylka and Blake Michael star.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
9 p.m. on CBS

There's no rest for the weary - nor, apparently, for a CSI - as "Girls Gone Wilder" suggests. Julie, Sara and Morgan (Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois) are the "girls" in question as they try to get in some rest and relaxation while attending a forensics conference. That's not to be, since a shooting at the site immediately puts them back on the job. Michael Landes, who had a different role on this show a decade ago, guest stars.

In an Instant
9 p.m. on ABC

The series revisits, and re-creates, a "Rush Hour Disaster - Largest Bridge Collapse in America." The bridge in question, located in Minneapolis, gave way in the summer of 2007. Youngsters trapped in a bus, next to a burning truck, were among those imperiled by the crisis. So was a woman who was inside her submerged car. Testimonials from survivors are combined with dramatized sequences.

Outrageous Wedding Cakes 2
9 p.m. on FOOD

As the height of wedding season arrives, so does a new edition of this special spotlighting extravagant, ornate, enormous and downright outrageous wedding cake creations. Highlights include nearly everything from a six-tier masterpiece floating in midair to thousands of sugar-winged butterflies, as well as cakes that incorporate optical illusions.

The Dead Files
10 p.m. on TRAV

Former homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and psychic Amy Allan come to the rescue of a terrified Louisiana family who is convinced they're being menaced by demonic forces. While Steve's investigation turns up information on the bizarre life of the property's original owner, Amy struggles to prevail against a dangerous demon capable of exerting control over the living in the new episode "Afflicted - Covington, La."

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin
10 p.m. on WTBS

He may be one wild and crazy guy, as he used to remind us in his early comedy act, but Steve Martin is taken very seriously as an artist by his peers. Now, in ceremonies filmed in Los Angeles on June 4, Martin receives America's highest honor for a career in film: American Film Institute's annual AFI Life Achievement Award. Martin previously has won an honorary Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, two People's Choice Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award.

SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2015

Bob's Burgers
7 p.m. on FOX

When the Belchers embark on a family train trip together, Bob and Linda (voices of H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts) fear the worst when the kids wind up assigned to a separate compartment. Sure enough, while their parents are having a wine tasting with another couple, Louise (voice of Kristen Schaal) coerces her siblings (voices of Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman) into helping her steal a vast store of chocolate from the restaurant car in "The Kids Rob a Train." Another episode immediately follows.

Madam Secretary
8 p.m. on CBS

A request to the president (Keith Carradine) to help resolve a troublesome situation in Western Africa has surprising, not-pleasant results for Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) in an episode entitled "The Call." Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. guest stars as a clergyman who's party to the diplomatic trouble. Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek also star.

Married to Medicine
8 p.m. on BRAVO

In the new episode "Putt Up or Shut Up," Cecil and Eugene are determined to save their friendship, but that will mean repairing Simone and Toya's seriously strained relationship. Still steaming over the discovery that she was the subject of a surprise background check, Quad turns the tables by hiring a private investigator to dig up dirt on Lisa Nicole and her husband, Darren. Jackie and her trainer, Al, ambush the others with a surprise invitation to join her latest fitness venture.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:30 p.m. on FOX

Trying to ensure that Sophia (guest star Eva Longoria) can give attention to their relationship as well as her work, Jake (Andy Samberg) goes directly to her boss (guest star Chris Parnell, formerly a Samberg castmate on "Saturday Night Live") in "Defense Rests." Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick) ends up having to go to her nemesis Holt (Andre Braugher) for a professional recommendation. Terry Crews also stars.

A.D. The Bible Continues
9 p.m. on NBC

A resolute James (Denver Isaac) confronts Caiaphas (Richard Coyle) and manages to win some concessions for the harried disciples in a new episode called "Rise Up." As the Zealot army grows, their backer from Ethiopia turns to Jesus. Peter (Adam Levy) finds crowds responding far more avidly to his message after he resurrects Tabitha (Marama Corlett).

Last Tango in Halifax
9 p.m. on PBS

In episode 5, a reluctant Celia (Anne Reid) introduces Alan (Derek Jacobi) to her sister, Muriel (guest star Gemma Jones, "The Duchess of Duke Street"). John (Tony Gardner) delivers a blow to Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), who already is completely stunned to learn that Kate (Nina Sosanya) is pregnant. While she is drunk, Gillian (Nicola Walker) shares a dark secret with Caroline. Episode 6 immediately follows.

Family Guy
9 p.m. on FOX

Meg (voice of Mila Kunis) enjoys her new airport job, especially since her co-workers deem her their most attractive colleague, in "Dr. C and the Women." The "Dr. C" in question is Cleveland (voice of Mike Henry), who starts a new career as a therapist and counts Peter and Lois (voices of Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein) among his first clients. The situation becomes problematic when Peter wants to be a bit too honest.

Mother Funders
9 p.m. on BRAVO

A band of powerhouse women uses their business savvy to run the local Parent-Teacher Organization and raise thousands of dollars for their children's elementary school in the Atlanta suburb of Locust Grove, Ga., in this new unscripted series. Run like a corporation, this PTO is overseen by its president, Carla Stephens, who tries to keep a lid on clashes among board members Amber Bryant, Shayzon Prince, Robin Dyke, Amber Coulter and LaShon Thompson as they devise lavish fundraising events.

Food Network Star
9 p.m. on FOOD

It's great for a fledgling culinary star to possess basic knowledge and kitchen skills, but a real star also must be able to adapt and think on the fly. That's a quality that is put to the test in the new episode "Savory Baking," as the finalists must create an inspiring dish using leftovers from an average family's refrigerator. Guest judge Melissa d'Arabian helps evaluate the results. Alex Guarnaschelli is a guest at judges' table after the chefs create savory dishes inspired by desserts.

Game of Thrones
9 p.m. on HBO

Season 5 of this stirring adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy draws to a close in the season finale, "Mother's Mercy," which sees Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) marching out to embrace his destiny for good or ill. Elsewhere, at a time when she is feeling particularly vulnerable, Dany (Emilia Clarke) finds herself surrounded by strangers. As Cersei (Lena Headey) seeks forgiveness, Jon (Kit Harington) faces an immense challenge. Peter Dinklage also stars.

Nurse Jackie
9 p.m. on SHOW

Jackie and Eddie's (Edie Falco, Paul Schulze) quiet morning is interrupted by an unwelcome knock at the door that puts everything they've worked for in jeopardy in the new episode "Jackie and the Wolfe." Shocked by the news that her nursing license hearing has been moved up to that morning, Jackie is further rattled by final confrontations with Zoey and Akalitus (Merritt Wever, Anna Deavere Smith). When the latter continues her attack in front of the licensing board, Jackie's lawyer takes off the gloves.

Golan the Insatiable
9:30 p.m. on FOX

He may be an almost omnipotent divinity back in his own world, but in this dimension, Golan (voice of Rob Riggle) just wants to be one of the cool kids, even if his ticket to winning that dream involves taunting Dylan (voice of Aubrey Plaza) relentlessly for wetting the bed. Elsewhere, Alexis (voice of Rachel Butera) helps her boyfriend, Keith (voice of Nick Rutherford), throw an epic birthday party in the new episode "Shame on Pee."

9:30 p.m. on SHOW

In the new episode "Starring Rene Descartes, Adweek and HRH The Princess of Arendelle," Thom (Steve Coogan) is forced out of his office to provide space for the new "Ideation Room." Lee (Kathryn Hahn), meanwhile, doesn't hold back as she vents her opinion about the Disney smash "Frozen" while she is helping out as a lunch mom. Meanwhile, adult film star James Deen offers three foolproof tips on succeeding in the porn industry, advice that also applies to corporate America, as it turns out.

Halt and Catch Fire
10 p.m. on AMC

In a new episode called "The Way In," John Bosworth (Toby Huss) tries to find some way to reconnect with his former life, while Gordon and Donna Clark (Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishe) receive a surprising invitation. Meanwhile, a problem arises at Mutiny that threatens its very survival. Lee Pace also stars.

Blood, Sweat & Heels
10 p.m. on BRAVO

In the season finale, "Happily Never After," a party aboard a yacht to celebrate Chantelle's business success is rudely interrupted as Daisy's health falters and hostility between Geneva and Melyssa ultimately draws police to the scene. As the ladies contemplate their future together after all that tension, Demetria's family and friends gather for her wedding.

Penny Dreadful
10 p.m. on SHOW

Understandably fearful for their safety in London, Vanessa and Ethan (Eva Green, Josh Hartnett) flee to what used to be the Cutwife's cottage on the desolate moors. There, the two of them grow closer, but any intimacy is cut short as a figure from her dark past resurfaces in the new episode "Little Scorpion." Back in the city, Lyle and Victor (Simon Russell Beale, Harry Treadaway) glean even more disturbing information from the Verbis Diablo relics. Billie Piper also stars.

American Odyssey
10:01 p.m. on NBC

While the mysterious Dogon shaman holds her hostage, Odelle (Anna Friel) is taken on a strange trip, during which she is forced to confront ghosts from her recent past in the new episode "Gingerbread." Back in New York, meanwhile, Peter (Peter Facinelli) hits an emotional nadir as his personal and professional lives suffer major reversals. On a happier note, Ruby and Harrison (Daniella Pineda, Jake Robinson) go on a romantic vacation. Nate Mooney, Omar Ghazaoui, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Treat Williams also star.

Silicon Valley
10:03 p.m. on HBO

As the guys wait for a verdict on Pied Piper's fate, an unexpected drama causes a spike in traffic to the livestream, forcing them to fight desperately just to hold things together in the season finale, "Two Days of the Condor." Erlich (T.J. Miller), meanwhile, ponders what his next step should be, while Richard (Thomas Middleditch) struggles to ensure that his company has any kind of future at all.

10:32 p.m. on HBO

She gained the Oval Office when her predecessor resigned, but can Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) win re-election on her own merits? That's the question on everyone's mind as she and her worried staff assemble on election night to watch as each state result is called in the season finale, "Election Night." Selina's real-life alter ego, Louis-Dreyfus, doesn't have to worry about job security, though. HBO has elected to renew "Veep" for a fifth season, to premiere in 2016.

MONDAY JUNE 15, 2015

2 Broke Girls
8 p.m. on CBS

After making a deal to have T-shirts made that promote their cupcake business, Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) fear they may have hired the wrong firm in "And the Fun Factory." Upon meeting some of the workers, who seem a bit too upbeat about their place of business, the ladies develop suspicions about the employment conditions. Matthew Moy and Jennifer Coolidge also star.

Antiques Roadshow
8 p.m. on PBS

The new episode "Vintage St. Louis" reveals the current value of items originally appraised 15 years ago. Among the highlighted treasures are an 1847 painting by Dutch Romantic artist Petrus van Schendel, a Steiff black bear and an iron framed Henry rifle. One of the items is now valued at between $75,000 and $100,000. Mark L. Walberg is the host. Another episode immediately follows.

So You Think You Can Dance
8 p.m. on FOX

The format change in this new season pits street dancers against stage-trained hoofers, so what better place for judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo to go looking for promising young hopefuls than a city at the forefront of both styles? Hence tonight's new episode, "Auditions No. 3 New York." Cat Deeley is host, which at this point in the season mainly involves her introducing the audience to the more promising would-be contestants.

The Originals
8 p.m. on CW

Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black) tries to win Klaus (Joseph Morgan) over to her side in "City Beneath the Sea," dangling information about baby Hope in front of him. Several people are trying to determine their own ways of dealing with Dahlia - Elijah, Freya and Rebekah (Daniel Gillies, guest star Riley Voelkel, guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) among them. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) has to make a tough decision regarding Hope.

The Fosters
8 p.m., 10:02 p.m. on FAM

Following their annual tradition, Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) invite Mike (Danny Nucci) over for Father's Day brunch, but Jude (Hayden Byerly) surprises everyone, especially Callie (Maia Mitchell), by asking Donald (guest star Jamie McShane), Jude's biological father, to join them. While spending Father's Day with the Quinns, Callie picks up some surprising news. Meanwhile, Brandon (David Lambert) lets off some steam with his friends in the new episode "Father's Day."

Mike & Molly
8:30 p.m. on CBS

Just when Molly (Melissa McCarthy) thinks her long-awaited book is about to be published, another complication rears its ugly head. In "Hack to the Future," the latest wrench in the works comes from Molly's publisher, who wants her to make a provocative change to her book that leaves Molly facing a dilemma. Steve Valentine guest stars; Billy Gardell, Swoosie Kurtz and Katy Mixon also star.

9 p.m. on CBS

Against the advice of Agent Gallo (Robert Patrick), Team Scorpion heads to Las Vegas for what they're confident is going to be a "simple" casino job. Things quickly go south, however, when a robbery leads to Walter's (Elyes Gabel) arrest, forcing the rest of the gang to focus on clearing his name. Corbin Bernsen, Alicia Lagano and Chris Mulkey guest star in "Shorthanded."

Jane the Virgin
9 p.m. on CW

The future of Jane and Michael (Gina Rodriguez, Brett Dier) is uncertain, to put it mildly, in "Chapter Three." She puts much thought into where they may be headed under her new circumstances. Alba (Ivonne Coll) tries to prevent Rogelio (Jaime Camil) from making the situation even more complicated. Jane worries whether Petra (Yael Grobglas) will be a suitable mother. Filmmaker Brad Silberling ("City of Angels") directed the story.

Texas Rising
9 p.m. on HIST

This epic five-part, 10-hour miniseries reaches its stirring conclusion in its finale, "The Rise of the Republic," as the weary yet elated Texas Rangers arrive back in Victoria to celebrate their victory over Mexico. During the festivities, Gen. Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) is encouraged to take a critical role in the future of the newly independent territory. Two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields") is the director.

Devious Maids
9 p.m. on LIFE

Genevieve (Susan Lucci) urges Zoila (Judy Reyes) to take some advice from her as Zoila and Javier (Ivan Hernandez) prepare to get married in a new episode called "The Awful Truth." Spence (Grant Show) takes covert action to protect Rosie (Dania Ramirez). Marisol (Ana Ortiz) considers making a new hire for a picky client, while Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) starts a new job. Blanca (Naya Rivera) begins to suspect Taylor (Brianna Brown) is hiding even more than she had thought.

Major Crimes
9 p.m. on TNT

A car chase that ends with a corpse popping out of a trunk leads Sharon (Mary McDonnell) and her team into a dizzying investigation that requires them to untangle connections between a celebrity chef, a middle-aged psychiatrist and his much younger wife, as well as a marginally competent bankruptcy lawyer, in the new episode "Sorry I Missed You." Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) keeps trying to identify the murder victim who called herself Alice Herrera. Paul Schulze ("Nurse Jackie") guest stars.

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
9 p.m. on TRAV

Andrew doesn't have to travel very far afield, just to south-central Texas, for his season finale, a new episode called "San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood." The culinary landscape there includes cow heads roasted in six-foot-deep pits and baby goats cooked on an altar-like structure, and pig blood used as decoration on plates. As he moves from ranches to railcars, Andrew samples everything from calf testicles to crickets.

Becoming Us
9:01 p.m. on FAM

Ben upsets a lot of those who care the most about him by keeping them at arm's length while he tries to sort out his feelings about what's going on his family. As a show of support, Danielle's family invites Ben to dinner. Carly, meanwhile, turns to Suzy for help in reaching Ben. Brook sets up an outing for everyone, hoping to get Ayton and Lathan to bond. Carly and Sutton go shopping for her wedding registry in the new episode "FallOutBoy."

NCIS: Los Angeles
9:59 p.m. on CBS

After an NCIS comrade is found dead, a frantic search begins for two Afghanistan soldiers in "Savoir Faire." Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and the team fear the missing men are in the hands of captors who want to extract military intelligence from them. Sam (LL Cool J) is back on the job, but others worry he hasn't taken enough time to heal. Actor Eric Laneuville ("St. Elsewhere") directed the story. Linda Hunt and Daniela Ruah also star.

Independent Lens
10 p.m. on PBS

The new documentary "Limited Partnership" celebrates the 40-year love story of Richard Adams, a Filipino-American, and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. Married in 1975, courtesy of a sympathetic and gutsy county clerk in Boulder, Col., the couple has spent most of the last four decades fighting for legal status so they could live together as spouses in the United States. As such, the personal trajectory of their relationship parallels the history of the LGBT and immigration equality movements.

The Making of the Mob: New York
10 p.m. on AMC

Ray Liotta ("Goodfellas") narrates this eight-part limited docu-series, which chronicles the historical roots of the original Five Families that led in turn to the formation of the modern American Mafia. Spanning more than half a century starting in 1905, the series traces the rise of Meyer Lansky, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and other infamous gangsters. The production also includes commentary from Meyer Lansky II, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and actor Chazz Palminteri, among others.

10 p.m. on LIFE

Desperately short of money, Rachel (Shiri Appleby) is forced to accept a loan that comes with some major strings attached in the new episode "Mother." Adam's (Freddie Stroma) best friend inadvertently causes problems on the set when he tries to pick three of the women for a dinner date with Adam. Quinn (Constance Zimmer) cares for Chet (Craig Bierko) after a health scare. Lizzie (Siobhan Williams) discovers details about Jeremy (Josh Kelly) and Rachel's history.

Murder in the First
10 p.m. on TNT

In a new episode called "Schizofrenzy," tensions escalate as the manhunt for the shooter who remains at large turns out to be far more complicated than originally anticipated. Terry (Taye Diggs) is promoted to acting lieutenant, but almost immediately discovers that his new rank carries with it a host of taxing and exasperating responsibilities. Kathleen Robertson also stars.

Time Traveling With Brian Unger
10 p.m. on TRAV

In a new episode called "Rocket Men," Brian and his guests time-travel via CGI effects to Cape Canaveral, Fla., during the 1960s and '70s to see where and how the space race was run - and ultimately won. Highlights include a virtual visit to NASA's original mission control, the launch control center and the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where rockets are still put together in the present day.

The Whispers
10:01 p.m. on ABC

A mysterious entity leads John Doe (Milo Ventimiglia) and his hostage, Dr. Maria Benavidez (guest star Catalina Denis), to an undisclosed location in a new episode called "Collision." Meanwhile, as Claire and Wes (Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane) continue to investigate John Doe's background, his next target begins to be revealed. Autumn Reeser, Alan Ruck and Dee Wallace also guest star.

Top 5 Restaurants
10:30 p.m. on FOOD

The title pretty much says it all in this new half-hour series, which considers a different type of restaurant and food - barbecue eateries, burger joints, steakhouses, pizza parlors, etc. - in each episode and tells viewers where they can find the best of the best in that category. The show also goes behind the scenes to introduce the culinary masterminds behind some of these outstanding kitchen creations.


8 p.m. on CBS

The murder of a Navy research scientist gets complicated - and gets Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team appointed to a joint terrorism task force - in "Choke Hold." The possible perpetrator is being pursued by Russian authorities, and Gibbs dispatches DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) to stay close to the FBI agent (guest star Stephanie Jacobsen) heading the operation. Leslie Hope ("24") also guest stars.

America's Got Talent
8 p.m. on NBC

For most of us, just the prospect of stepping on stage at the cavernous and intimidating Radio City Music Hall in New York would make our knees buckle, but the new episode "AGT Extreme Audition 4" finds judges Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern assembling outdoors with a crowd of spectators to evaluate acts that are bigger, more extreme and generally more dangerous than ever before - and if you've watched this series for awhile, you know that's really saying something.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
8 p.m. on PBS

Winning a third presidential term, FDR (voice of Edward Herrmann) tackles World War II - bringing along America, not all of which is sold on the idea - in "The Common Cause (1939-1944)," the sixth part of Ken Burns' miniseries. The attack on Pearl Harbor sways many former opponents to reconsider Roosevelt's stance, but he must deal with new health concerns. Wife Eleanor (voice of Meryl Streep) visits injured military personnel in the Pacific.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
8 p.m. on FOX

The United States finishes up its Group Stage schedule tonight at BC Place in Vancouver when they face Group D rival Nigeria. Long the class of African soccer, Nigeria has won nine African Championships but has advanced beyond the World Cup Group Stage only once. And they'll have their work cut out for them tonight against a No.2-ranked American squad.

The Flash
8 p.m. on CW

Wentworth Miller was a hero of a fashion on "Prison Break," but he's on the side of the bad guys in "Going Rogue." He plays a villain familiar to DC Comics fans: Captain Cold, user of a "cold gun" against his victims - who may come to include Barry (Grant Gustin). Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) is enraged that the building of the weapon was an inside job he didn't know about. Emily Bett Rickards guest stars in her "Arrow" role as Felicity.

Pretty Little Liars
8 p.m., 10:02 p.m. on FAM

As the Liars attempt to pick up their lives after their recent ordeal, Aria (Lucy Hale) tries to figure out what really makes Andrew (Brandon W. Jones) tick, while Spencer (Troian Bellisario) is determined to get some answers about the elusive Charles from Ali and Jason (Sasha Pieterse, Drew Van Acker). Speaking of Ali, she's trying to find a new role for herself now that she no longer is a quintessential mean girl. Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson also star in the new episode "Songs of Experience."

Trip Flip
8 p.m. on TRAV

Host Bert Kreischer surprises a brother and sister from Arizona with a trip to Africa in the new episode "Tanzania: Lions, Tigers and Bert." Their itinerary includes a safari through the Ngorongoro, where they witness many species in their natural habitat, and an exploration into the culture of the Maasai people. A final surprise awaits their party on the ancient island of Zanzibar. Another new episode immediately follows.

NCIS: New Orleans
9 p.m. on CBS

Mark Harmon, also an executive producer of this spinoff, makes a crossover appearance in his "NCIS" role as Gibbs in "Breaking Brig." The character helps Pride (Scott Bakula) seek four prisoners who went on the lam after a transport-bus accident - with one of the fugitives a particular threat to national security. A heavily redacted file pertinent to the case poses a big hurdle. Rocky Carroll also appears as his "NCIS" character Vance.

9 p.m. on CW

Offbeat humor helps drive this comic-book adaptation casting Rose McIver ("Once Upon a Time") as Liv, a medical resident whose life - or, more accurately, afterlife - is immediately changed when she attends a bizarre party. Becoming a zombie, she inherits the memories of her victims, thrusting her into risky situations as she seeks her means of survival. Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill") and David Anders ("Alias") are among other stars of the "Pilot."

Rizzoli & Isles
9 p.m. on TNT

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander return as Boston's toughest crime-solving duo with a Season 6 premiere called "The Platform," which to some extent addresses the current hot-button issue of violence between cops and innocent civilians. When it looks as if one of the detectives has gunned down an unarmed man on a busy subway platform, Jane (Harmon) and her team rush to find the real killer and clear their colleague's name, with Internal Affairs breathing down their necks.

Chrisley Knows Best
9 p.m. on USA

Determined to find a way to persuade daughter Savannah to take off her rose-colored financial glasses, Todd puts the teenager on a realistic budget to help prepare her for the real world when she goes off to college. She doesn't have to wait long for a reality check, either, as she promptly gets fired from, not one, but two jobs, forcing Savannah to dig deep for a way to recoup her losses in the new episode "Dollars and Sense." Another new episode immediately follows.

9:01 p.m. on FAM

After a murky "stitch" fails to yield conclusive evidence against a newlywed husband who is accused of killing his bride, Kirsten (Emma Ishta) becomes obsessed with proving his guilt, a compulsion that is carried over from the stitch. As this effect doesn't seem to loosen its grip on Kirsten, Cameron (Kyle Harris) starts to worry that she will end up like Marta (Caitlin McHugh) in the new episode "Connection." Elsewhere, Camille and Linus (Allison Scagliotti, Ritesh Rajan) get better acquainted.

10 p.m. on PBS

Dan Edge's documentary "Solitary Nation" is a sobering report on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails, told through the inmates living in isolation, the officers charged with watching over them and a new warden who desperately is trying to reform a broken system. Edge, who was granted access to the segregation unit at the maximum security Maine State Prison, says the worst part of life in solitary is, surprisingly enough, the noise. "It's so loud and awful, and it never stops," the filmmaker says.

Secrets and Wives
10 p.m. on BRAVO

In the new episode "Look Who's Mantauking Too!," the ladies bid farewell to Gurney's, but not before Susan and Liza settle a score in the sand. Truth + Beauty, Cori's spa, is on the verge of closing. Gail gives a wholly unwanted makeover to Dr. Greenberg's staff. As her old life is ripped away, Liza confronts her fears, while Amy discovers sloppy seconds are never a good thing.

10 p.m. on FX

Season 2 of this intense political drama picks up where the first season left off, with Barry (Adam Rayner) awaiting punishment for leading a failed coup against his brother, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom). The latter, meanwhile, is still hurt and angry about Barry's betrayal but cannot decide whether to go through with an execution in the season premiere, "Mark of Cain." As she awaits word on her husband's fate, Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) fights to secure Barry's freedom before it's too late.

10 p.m. on TNT

Kyra Sedgwick is an executive producer on this high-concept new drama, which stars Jennifer Beals as Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who is reeling from an assortment of heartaches, including the recent death of a teenage son. That's why she's somewhat receptive when terminally ill tech billionaire Ivan Turing (Matthew Modine) hires her for an unorthodox assignment: to find empirical proof that physical death does not mark the end of human existence. Edi Gathegi, David Sutcliffe and Joe Morton (‘Scandal") also star.

10 p.m. on WTBS

No one is likely to confuse this new workplace sitcom from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick with their Emmy-winning "Will & Grace," but it's amiable enough. Set in Buzzy's, a Boston barbershop, the "Pilot" finds the shop's owner, Ben (Ryan Pinkston), planning to cut his staff to save money. Meanwhile, barber and aspiring ball player A.J. Salerno (Mike Castle) hopes this development is a sign that it's time for him to pursue his big dream. George Wendt, Ashley Tisdale and Lauren Lapkus also star.

I Can Do That
10:01 p.m. on NBC

Tonight's new episode finds the show's core cast - Ciara, Joe Jonas, Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Ritchson and Jeff Dye - flexing some previously unused creative muscles as they perform with the mixed martial arts stunt group Board Breakers, cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway production "Avenue Q" and the critically acclaimed modern dance team known as Pilobolus.

Royal Pains
10:01 p.m. on USA

An intense method actor (guest star Ed Weeks, "The Mindy Project") wants to shadow Hank (Mark Feuerstein) on his rounds to prepare for his next role in the new episode "Playing Doctor." Divya (Reshma Shetty), meanwhile, administers a genetic test to a royal patient who isn't interested in playing by the rules. Evan (Paulo Costanzo), determined to maintain transparency at Hamptons Heritage, takes things a step too far, while Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) is forced to embrace chaos.


The Middle
8 p.m. on ABC

College-scouting time arrives for Sue (Eden Sher) in "The College Tour," and Mike (Neil Flynn) goes with her on a weekend of visiting campuses. While Frankie (Patricia Heaton) is attending Axl's (Charlie McDermott) first college football game, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is left at home to deal with a succession of sitters. Gia Mantegna, daughter of "Criminal Minds" star Joe, guest stars.

8 p.m. on PBS

In "The Funkiest Monkeys," filmmaker and biologist Colin Stafford-Johnson documents the plight of crested black macaques, monkeys found only on Sulawesi in Indonesia. Sporting punk hairstyles and striking, copper-colored eyes, these animals first caught Stafford-Johnson's eye 25 years ago, but today their numbers have plummeted by nearly 90 percent. This film follows Stafford-Johnson as he returns to a less heavily forested Sulawesi to see what he can do to help these endearing primates.

8 p.m. on FOX

The new episode "What Happens in Vegas Steaks in Vegas" delivers the second field challenge of the season, as the remaining home cooks travel to Las Vegas and split into two teams to prepare food for 101 performers. The better-received team is safe from the pressure test challenges, which measure temperature and flavor of steaks. Host Gordon Ramsay joins Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi to judge their efforts.

8 p.m. on CW

Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets troubling information from the newly returned Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) in "The Magician." The news that Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) is still alive gives Oliver a fresh hunch about the circumstances of Sara's death. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) isn't at all happy that Nyssa is back. Oliver and Roy (Colton Haynes) make overtures to Thea (Willa Holland). Matt Nable guest stars as Nyssa's father, Ra's al Ghul.

Melissa & Joey
8 p.m. on FAM

There's 50 shades of ‘hey!" as Noelle Devereaux (guest star Fiona Gubelmann), author of the erotic novel "Love and Bondage," visits Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart) book club. When the writer overhears Joe (Joey Lawrence) dissing her work, she gets turned on and tries to seduce him in the new episode "Book Club." Meanwhile, Lennox (Taylor Spreitler) discovers that Zander and McKenna (guest stars Sterling Knight and Greer Grammer) are secretly dating.

The Goldbergs
8:30 p.m. on ABC

New wheels double as new digs for Erica and Barry (Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile) in "Van People." Having her driving privileges revoked by Murray (Jeff Garlin) makes Erica mad enough to invest with her brother in a rundown van, which they make their residence as well as their means of transportation. Adam (Sean Giambrone) isn't happy about being declared "nicest guy" in the school yearbook. Wendi McLendon-Covey also stars.

Baby Daddy
8:31 p.m. on FAM

In the new episode "One Night Stand-Off," Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) challenges Riley (Chelsea Kane) to a round of "shoot and score," with the winner being whoever makes out with a stranger first. Unfortunately, both of them wind up targeting unfamiliar partners who could spell trouble for Ben and Riley on the job front. Elsewhere, Danny (Derek Theler) makes a big investment in the future. Eddie Cibrian and Hilty Bowen guest star; Melissa Peterman also stars.

Modern Family
9 p.m. on ABC

What to do about an anniversary gift for your spouse ... that's the dilemma plaguing both Gloria and Jay (Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill) in "Do Not Push." Whether to go for cost over sentiment, or vice versa, is the issue. Alex (Ariel Winter) investigates a possible college for herself, with Claire (Julie Bowen) urging her to choose the school to stay near home. Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) thwarts an attempt at a new family portrait.

9 p.m. on PBS

Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, had a reputation for being escape-proof, but as the documentary "Escape From Nazi Alcatraz" shows, there were a few ingenious and completely audacious plots that succeeded. One scheme, hatched by some British officers, involved a two-man glider constructed of bed sheets and floorboards, but the war ended before it could be tested. This episode reveals whether that gambit would have worked.

9 p.m. on CW

Victims of werewolf attacks begin turning up in "Paper Moon," and Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) are dismayed to learn who the apparent culprit is. It's Kate (guest star Britni Sheridan), and the Winchester brothers feel guilt over the possibility she's responsible. If she is, they could have taken action earlier that would have prevented the new wave of assaults. Jeannot Szwarc ("Somewhere in Time") directed the tale.

Duck Commander: Making the Musical
9 p.m. on A&E

This new special takes viewers behind the scenes of a musical adaptation of a 2012 book by Willie and Korie Robertson, as the cast and crew prepare for their April opening night at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Steven Morris, Robert Morris and Joe Shane collaborated on the original songs, which blend country, rock, gospel and pop sounds, while Asa Somers crafted the show's book. The musical failed to draw crowds and folded in mid-May, but currently is being shopped around to other venues.

Man Finds Food
9 p.m. on TRAV

A new episode called "Magic School Bus" takes host Adam Richman to Portland, Ore., in his quest to find secret eateries and off-the-menu treats. His discoveries include a special (and enormous) burger featuring different meats, a secret mac-and-cheese dish that incorporates pastrami and a near-legendary grilled cheese restaurant that has its dining room in a school bus.

9:31 p.m. on ABC

Rainbow and Dre (Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson) agree that they no longer will spank their children, but when Jack (Miles Brown) disobeys his parents, the kids all wonder whether their folks will reverse that decision in "Crime and Punishment." Laurence Fishburne also stars.

CSI: Cyber
10 p.m. on CBS

Was a woman actually alive for three days longer than the time she was declared dead? That's the mystery for the team in an episode whose title might provide a big clue, "The Evil Twin." The deceased person evidently ordered dinner and a movie after she supposedly died, and Avery (Patricia Arquette) pursues the electronic records to get to the truth. Justin Bruening ("Knight Rider") guest stars. James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss and Peter MacNicol also star.

Nazi Mega Weapons
10 p.m. on PBS

An episode called "Atlantic Wall" looks back at a vast World War II engineering project demanded by Adolf Hitler: a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. It was a monumental effort that sucked up huge quantities of both raw materials and manpower from all over the Third Reich before the wall faced its ultimate test on D-Day.

Million Dollar Listing New York
10 p.m. on BRAVO

Determined to close a deal that slipped out of his grasp once before, a determined Luis reaches out to some old friends in the new episode "Luis 2.0." Fredrik desperately wants exclusive listings rights to a new $300 million project, but for once he faces some competition for the gig. As he is focused on selling a two-bedroom apartment with an eight-figure price tag, Ryan is blindsided by some news from Emilia, his fiancee.


The Astronaut Wives Club
8 p.m. on ABC

Adapted from Lily Koppel's book "The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story," this new series shines a belated spotlight on some of the women who stood behind their heroic husbands during the height of the space race. In the large cast, Odette Annable and Bret Harrison star as Trudy and Gordon Cooper, while Dominique McElligott and Desmond Harrington play Louise and Alan Shepard. Yvonne Strahovski and JoAnna Garcia Swisher also star in the premiere, "Launch."

Beauty and the Beast
8 p.m. on CW

After moving in together, Vincent and Cat (Jay Ryan, Kristin Kreuk) grapple with their rapidly changing relationship even as they investigate a shocking new lead in their hunt for whoever is behind the super-human experiments in the new episode "Primal Fear." Elsewhere, JT (Austin Basis) discovers there may be some side effects to the medicine Agent Thomas (guest star Arnold Pinnock) gave him when he tries to impress Tess' (Nina Lisandrello) brothers. Heather (Nicole Gale Anderson) has a surprise announcement.

9 p.m. on NBC

The Black Panthers complicate Hodiak's (David Duchovny) investigation into the death of an African-American woman in the new episode "A Change Is Gonna Come." After Emma (Emma Dumont) runs away from home amid all the chaos, Hodiak pays a visit to Manson (Gethin Anthony) and gives him a near-fatal beating. Michaela McManus, Brian F. O'Byrne, Chance Kelly and Gaius Charles guest star; Claire Holt also stars.

9 p.m. on ABC

The sudsy drama about a group of closely knit girlfriends who have one another's backs opens its third season (sans original cast member Alyssa Milano) with a special two-hour premiere - "Gone Girl/I'll Be Watching You" - that introduces new characters played by incoming series regulars Jennifer Esposito ("Blue Bloods") and Rob Mayes ("The Client List"). Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan and Brett Tucker return in their familiar roles.

Masterpiece Mystery!
9 p.m. on PBS

The cases of the young Inspector Morse - before he became an inspector - resume as "Endeavour, Series 2" begins with "Trove." Still played by Shaun Evans, the sleuth returns to duty and investigates an apparent suicide that has links to other crimes. They seem unrelated until Morse digs deeper, with a message about a "D Day" proving critical. Roger Allam also is back as fellow detective Fred Thursday.

The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m. on CW

Elena (Nina Dobrev) seeks input from Bonnie and Jo (Kat Graham, guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) on Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) surprising proposition in "I'd Leave My Happy Home for You." Jo has her own concerns, since she and Alaric (Matt Davis) aren't thrilled about their respective bachelorette and bachelor parties. Enzo (Michael Malarkey) seeks Stefan's (Paul Wesley) help in dealing with Lily (guest star Annie Wersching).

Mountain Men
9 p.m. on HIST

This unscripted survivalist series begins a new season with "Adapt or Die," as Eustace Conway and others try to obtain the food and supplies needed to make it through what promises to be another long and brutal winter. In Alaska, Marty Meierotto returns to the Revelation Mountains and establishes a base by setting a new trapline. His family plans to join him for the season, assuming he's able to finish their cabin in time. In Montana, former rodeo cowboy Tom Oar is besieged by a new threat.

9 p.m. on USA

The two-hour series premiere of this taut, character-driven thriller from Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") revolves around John Ellison (Jason O'Mara), an Atlanta ER doctor whose life starts to spin out of control after he impetuously saves a young boy from a drive-by shooting. As complications ensue, sympathetic nurse Gretchen Polk (Jessica Szohr) tries to shield John from their supervisor's (Lauren Stamile) suspicions. Beth Riesgraf ("Leverage") also stars.

9:01 p.m. on CBS

One of entertainment's most enduring actors, multiple Emmy winner Edward Asner, guest stars as Christy and Bonnie's (Anna Faris, Allison Janney) neighbor in "Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Harmonica." Christy's main concerns are the new romances being enjoyed by Baxter (Matt Jones) and Bonnie ... particularly in the latter case, since the beau in question is Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Sara Rue ("Less Than Perfect") also guest stars.

Mike & Molly
9:30 p.m. on CBS

Mike (Billy Gardell) finds himself in one of the most uncomfortable positions any law officer can - having to deal professionally with someone he knows - in "Checkpoint Joyce." As that title should indicate, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz) is the person in question, refusing to take a breathalyzer test when Mike stops her. He has no choice but to arrest her ... which, of course, sends ripples through the family. Melissa McCarthy also stars.

10 p.m. on CBS

Holmes and Watson (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) find that a bioengineer's murder could have bigger implications in "Seed Money." A drug cartel may have been involved in the victim's fate. Each of the detectives also has news that they're keeping from the other. Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) seeks a missing teen. Katie Finneran ("The Michael J. Fox Show") guest stars. Aidan Quinn also stars.

10 p.m. on NBC

Still on the trail of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), Will (Hugh Dancy) travels to the Lithuanian hometown of his quarry, where he encounters a potential new ally: the mysterious Chiyoh (Tao Okamoto), who used to serve as an attendant to Hannibal's aunt. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), meanwhile, arrives in Italy, attempting to find Will and intervene before a new tragedy strikes, and Bedelia (Gillian Anderson) cautions Hannibal not to unravel his new life in the new episode "Secondo."

The Comedians
10 p.m. on FX

From what we've seen so far this season, it seems obvious that things stay pretty tense behind the scenes at Billy and Josh's (Billy Crystal, Josh Gad) troubled comedy series. Things definitely take a turn for the worse, though, after a sketch gets cut at the last minute and the crew is forced to work over the 4th of July holiday in the new episode "Red, White & Working Blue."

10 p.m. on LIFE

In the new episode "Camera Shy," Jacqueline seeks to put behind her a savage attack that stole her smile and almost cost her life. Crissy, a single mother, wants to be a role model for her daughters by radiating self-esteem as a strong woman, but the first step will require some extensive work on her smile.

FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8 p.m. on CW

The new episode "Jeff Davis 3" finds the actor, comic and impressionist returning to spar with cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie in a series of spontaneous improvisatory games driven by suggestions from the studio audience. Aisha Tyler ("Archer") is the host. Another episode immediately follows.

8 p.m. on SYFY

In a new episode called "Broken Bough," Irisa and Nolan (Stephanie Leonidas, Grant Bowler) meet a survivor of past Votanis Collective atrocities who they hope can assist them in the first strike against Gen. Rahm Tak's (Lee Tergesen) approaching army. Meanwhile, Amanda (Julie Benz) negotiates with a new alien race called the Omec for the future of Defiance. Linda Hamilton guest stars.

Hawaii Five-0
9 p.m. on CBS

Cowboys have a way of making it to the islands on this series, and another is present at Christmas - but in a tragic way - in "Ke Koho Mamao Aku" (Hawaiian for "Longshot"). He's poisoned while there, and Max (Masi Oka) gets not necessarily welcome assistance while conducting the consequent investigation. McGarrett and Danny (Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan) partner as potential thieves, the object of their scheme being a Christmas tree.

Great Performances at the Met
9 p.m. on PBS

Franz Lehar's sparkling operetta "The Merry Widow" gets a healthy blast of Broadway in Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman's ("The Producers") lavish new English-language production. The stellar cast is headed by soprano Renee Fleming in the title role of Hanna, a widowed millionairess. Baritone Nathan Gunn stars as Hanna's dashing lover, Danilo, while Broadway favorite Kelli O'Hara makes her Met debut as Valencienne, the vivacious wife of a scheming baron (Sir Thomas Allen).

The Messengers
9 p.m. on CW

Still struggling to process some of the recent events that have befallen them, the shell-shocked team travels to California on a quest to stop two brothers (guest stars Jamie Bamber and Riley Smith) - one of whom may be the apocalyptic horseman Famine - from committing a sin that could have devastating repercussions. Diogo Morgado, Shantel VanSanten, Craig Frank, JD Pardo and Sofia Black D'Elia star in the new episode "Why We Fight."

9 p.m. on SYFY

This new sci-fi adventure series follows a spirited trio of interplanetary bounty hunters chasing deadly warrants across the Quad, a distant system on the brink of war. The series premiere, "Bangarang," finds Dutch and John (Hannah John-Kamen, "The Hour," and Aaron Ashmore, "Warehouse 13") racing against time and a competing Killjoy in an attempt to clear their names and save the life of John's estranged brother, D'avin (Luke Macfarlane, "Brothers & Sisters").

Mysteries at the Museum
9 p.m. on TRAV

A crossword puzzle may not seem to hold much in the way of adventure and excitement, but many people believe the one that Don Wildman examines in this new episode once threatened to expose highly classified information about D-Day in "Crossword Code, Ampelmann, Brushy Bill." Also featured: a set of traffic signals that became a popular part of East German culture and a set of leg shackles that once restrained an infamous Wild West outlaw.

Blue Bloods
10 p.m. on CBS

Victor Garber ("Alias") guest stars in "Under the Gun," playing a community member concerned about a series of apparent hate crimes targeting prominent people. While Frank (Tom Selleck) deals with citizens' related worries, Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) seek those responsible. Something else is very much on Danny's mind, too: After she becomes a mugging victim, Linda (Amy Carlson) wants to arm herself.

Hangar 1: The UFO Files
10 p.m. on HIST

In a new episode called "Extreme Close Encounters," several fully investigated MUFON cases - which involve UFO sightings within a few hundred feet, sometimes with the presence of extraterrestrial entities on the scene - prove to be just as fascinating as some of the more high-profile stories that have become front-page news.

10 p.m. on LIFE

Being a prophetess means never just phoning it in, and a new episode called "Tough Love" finds Belinda cracking the figurative whip as she orders another prophetess to step it up and really deliver. Elsewhere, Linda challenges Angel to make peace with her estranged son, while a frustrated Rebecca lashes out.

Dark Matter
10 p.m. on SYFY

In the new "Episode Two," although the ship's crew is still struggling to comprehend the revelations they have uncovered about their various pasts, they must also confront a serious moral dilemma: whether to help the miners against seemingly insurmountable odds or abandon them to an almost certain death. Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil and Anthony Lemke star.


Gone Girl
8 p.m. on HBO

Adapted by Gillian Flynn from her own best-seller, director David Fincher's well-spun screen version was one of 2014's most-discussed films. A man's (Ben Affleck) wedding anniversary is marked by his wife's (an Oscar-nominated Rosamund Pike) disappearance, and as the investigation proceeds, he looks more and more like a suspect ... with his attitude definitely not helping his case. The superb cast also includes Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon ("The Leftovers") and Kim Dickens ("Sons of Anarchy"). Here Comes Mr.

8 p.m. on TCM

Remade very successfully later as "Heaven Can Wait," this 1941 comedy-fantasy stars Robert Montgomery as prizefighter Joe Pendleton, who is sent back to Earth in another man's body after a celestial screw-up ends his life 50 years too soon. Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Edward Everett Horton and James Gleason co-star.

The Dead Files
10 p.m. on TRAV

In the new episode "Torn Apart - Struthers, Ohio," Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan respond to a mother's terrified reports of vicious paranormal activity. As Steve delves into details concerning a gruesome past murder that occurred in a nearby railyard, Amy runs into some horrifying mutilated entities and a dangerous spirit capable of sucking the life force out of its victims.

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