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SUMMER TV What’s new or returning

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Just because summer is nearly here doesn’t mean that it is time to turn off the TV, with lots of great new and returning series.

Airtimes for some shows will be announced closer to air dates.

Recently started

“Blood & Treasure,” Tuesdays, 9 p.m., CBS: Former FBI agent Danny McNamara (Matt Barr) and a cunning art thief (Sofia Pernas) must team up, despite personal feelings, when a terrorist (Oded Fehr) takes off with a priceless artifact and kidnaps Danny’s mentor (Alicia Coppola). While trekking across the globe looking for their target, they encounter many individuals that require the pair to sift out who is a useful ally or a dangerous enemy.

“Songland,” Tuesdays, 10 p.m., NBC: This series brings together producers Audrey Morrissey (“The Voice”), Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder to give talented songwriters from all walks of life a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be exposed and mentored by some of the industry’s best, and the chance to record their song with a chart-topping artist.

Catch-22, Hulu: Based on a novel by Joseph Heller comes this six-episode limited series about a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II who struggles with bureaucratic rule and the thousands of people he has never met who are trying to kill him.

returning SHOWS

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 8 p.m., Tuesday

“Animal Kingdom,” TNT, 9 p.m.

“Chrisley Knows Best,” USA Network, 10 p.m.

“Pure,” WGN America, 10 p.m.


“The InBetween”

Wednesdays, 10 p.m., NBC: Cassie Bishop (Harriet Dyer) sees dead people in this new procedural drama, which she views as a mixed blessing at best. However, she’s empathetic enough to help them with problems left unresolved at their time of death. Her gifts also make her a valuable contributor to Seattle’s police investigations. Paul Blackthorne and Justin Cornwell also star.

Returning shows

“MasterChef,” Fox, 8 p.m.

“American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 8 p.m.


“Deadwood: The Movie,” 8 p.m., HBO: Based on the Emmy Award-winning drama series, which made its debut 15 years ago, this film reunites original cast members Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker, among others. Alliances are tested, old rivalries are rekindled and past wounds are sure to be reopened as the passing of time sees everyone trying to navigate modern advances.

Good Omens, Amazon: An Earth-dwelling angel and a demon team up to save the world and stop Armageddon in this action-comedy series, as they go in search of a missing 11-year-old boy, who is unaware he is the Antichrist. Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm star.

Swamp Thing, DC Universe: This live-action series sees Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates a possible deadly swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town. However, she quickly finds that no one is safe when unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the swamp that holds a terrifying secret.

When They See Us, Netflix: This four-part drama series chronicles the events surrounding the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger case and the wrongful conviction of the four teens accused of the woman’s brutal rape.


“NOS4A2,” 10 p.m., AMC:

Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, this supernatural horror series sets a young New England woman, with a supernatural gift to find lost things, on a collision course with an evil, immortal villain who feeds off the souls of children and locks them in a twisted land based off his imagination. Stars include Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings.

“American Princess,” Lifetime, 9 p.m.: An Upper East Side socialite’s nuptials are derailed hours before her wedding, find herself stranded at a Renaissance fair with no phone and no way home.

“The Weekly,” FX, 10 p.m.: A narrative documentary series focusing on the stories behind The New York Time’s headlines; each half-hour episode features a Times journalist investigating one of the most pressing issues of the day.


“Fear the Walking Dead,” AMC, 9 p.m.

“Luther,” BBC America, 8 p.m.

“The Burden of Truth,” The CW, 8 p.m.


“Dance Moms,” Lifetime

“The Radkes,” USA Network, 11 p.m.

June 6

“Unspouse My House,” 9:30 p.m., HGTV: There’s no happy couples here as series host Orlando Soria, a designer and self-proclaimed breakup expert, works with those who find themselves newly single. Not only does he help with home renovation but provides some much-needheart-patching as well.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu

June 7

“Masters of Illusion,” The CW, 8 p.m.

“The Big Stage,” The CW, 9 p.m.: Acts from around the world display their mastery of performance.

June 9

“Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 8 p.m.

“The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 9 p.m.

“To Tell the Truth,” ABC, 10 p.m.

“Pose,” FX, 10 p.m.

“The Good Witch,” Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m.

“Big Little Lies,” HBO, 9 p.m.

“Claws,” TNT, 9 p.m.

June 10

“So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox, 9 p.m.

June 12

“Press Your Luck,” ABC, 8 p.m.

“Card Sharks,” ABC, 9 p.m.

“Queen Sugar,” OWN, 9 p.m.

“Younger,” TV Land, 10 p.m.

“Match Game,” ABC, 10 p.m.

“Deal or No Deal,” CNBC

“First Responders Live,” Fox, 9 p.m.


Strange Angel, CBS All Access


Too Old to Die Young, Amazon: Miles Teller, William Baldwin, Jena Malone and John Hawkes make up the solid cast of this drama that explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles through the existential journeys of several characters.

Absentia, Amazon

June 16

“Instinct,” CBS, 9 p.m.

“Endeavor,” PBS, 9 p.m.

June 16

“City on a Hill,” 9 p.m., Showtime: Kevin Bacon returns to the small screen for this new 10-episode series from creators and executive producers Chuck MacLean and Tom Fontana. Set in 1990s Boston, Bacon stars as a corrupt FBI agent who teams up with an assistant district attorney (Aldis Hodge) as they try to track down a group of armored car thieves. Jill Hennessy also stars.

“Euphoria,” HBO, 10 p.m.

June 17

“Grand Hotel,” 10 p.m., ABC: Eva Longoria is an executive producer of this glossy new drama set inside the last family hotel in Miami Beach, where wealthy proprietor Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir, “The Bridge”), his dazzling wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez, “Devious Maids’’) and their children mingle with the monied guests. Meanwhile, the loyal staff is toiling with working-class matters such as debt, scandals and several explosive secrets.

returning shows

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” The CW, 8 p.m.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” The CW, 9 p.m.

June 18

“Good Trouble,” Freeform

“Ambitions,” OWN, 10 p.m.

June 19

“Yellowstone,” Paramount Network

June 20

“The Wall,” NBC, 8 p.m.

“Rosehaven,” SundanceTV

“Holey Moley,” ABC, 8 p.m.

“Family Food Fight,” ABC, 9 p.m.

june 20

“Spin the Wheel,” 9 p.m., Fox: Emmy- and Grammy Award-winner Justin Timberlake executive produces this new game show, offering contestants a chance to win up to $20 million, based on the luck of ... well, see the show’s title. There’s sure to be nailbiting, edge-of-your- seat moments that will keep you glued to the screen, as individuals have to make the tough decision to walk away or risk it all. Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run”) hosts.

“Reef Break,” 10 p.m., ABC: Cat Chambers (Poppy Montgomery) has a unique gift for understanding crime and criminals ... she used to be one. She takes her checkered past into a different role as fixer for the governor of a Pacific Island paradise. Her new fast-paced adventures are sure to make waves for old friends, enemies and lovers.

Riviera (Sundance Now)

June 24

“The Hills: New Beginnings,” MTV


Young Justice: Outsiders, DC Universe


Stranger Things, Netflix

July 7

“Evel Live 2,” 8 p.m. , History: Hoping to build on last year’s success of Travis Pastrana’s jump over the famous Caesars Palace fountain, Nitro Circus returns with Axell Hodges being the daredevil to put his life on the line to soar over more than 24 beverage trucks to break Evel Knievel’s 1971 attempt and Evel’s son Robbie’s 2003 record.

July 9

“Bring the Funny,” 10 p.m., NBC: This new 10-episode series sees some of the world’s best acts from every style of comedy performance coming together for one side-splitting competition. The winner receives a $250,000 prize package and will have his/her name in lights in the “Bring the Funny” showcase. Some of the industry’s top names, such as Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy, are among the judges. Amanda Seales will serve as host.

July 10

Harlots, Hu

July 11

“Siren,” Freeform

“Hollywood Game Night,” NBC

“The Outpost,” The CW

July 12

“SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” 8 p.m., Nickelodeon: The iconic character is turning 20 years old and for the first time the voices behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton play live-action versions of themselves. Patrick and SpongeBob go on an adventure to the surface world where they encounter some familiar faces, while back at Bikini Bottom, residents are preparing an ultimate surprise party for their square, yellow friend.

July 19

La Casa de Papel (Netflix)

July 25

“Chasing the Cure,” 8 p.m., TBS & TNT: Award-winning journalist Ann Curry is the anchor of this weekly, live broadcast that combines with a 24/7 global digital platform to help patients who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. Highly accredited doctors and an around-the-clock online community work together to help get answers and wellness to those that are in need, while potentially changing the way people get access to health care in the future.

“Listing Impossible,” 10 p.m., CNBC: The lives of the rich can be very unique when it comes to the styles and tastes of their dream homes. When it’s time to move on, selling such a property can be a quite a challenge. In comes superstar real estate agent Aaron Kirman and his team to deliver the cold, hard truth to the current owners so fixes and improvements can be done to attract a new buyer.


The Boys, Amazon: From executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comes this dark new series about a group of vigilantes who are not your typical fame-seekers, worried about their public image. Instead, they go toe-to-toe to face corrupt superheroes and they certainly know how to fight dirty. Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Erin Moriarty and Chace Crawford also star.

Veronica Mars, Hulu

July 29

“Bachelor in Paradise,” ABC, 8 p.m.

July 31

“Sherman’s Showcase,” 10 p.m., IFC: Hosted by Sherman McDaniels, this new variety sketch series pulls its inspiration from such hits as “Soul Train,” “Solid Gold” and “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” Viewers will time travel through 40 years of music and comedy while also including appearances from famous guest stars.

Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu: Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”) is the creative force behind this adaptation of the hit 1994 feature film about a group of friends and how their lives intersect over the course of five events.

Aug. 4

“Preacher,” AMC

Aug. 9

“WE Day,” ABC

Aug. 12

“The Terror: Infamy,” AMC

“Lodge 49,” AMC

“American Greed,” CNBC

Aug. 28

“Jay Leno’s Garage,” CNBC