TV Highlights: ‘Being Mary Jane’ premieres on BET

July 1, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

A husband and wife team make a pact to shed pounds and get healthy on “Extreme Weight Loss” (ABC at 8 p.m.).

FINALE WATCH: A mom must work on her relationship with her kids and is forced to come to terms after her boyfriend is caught cheating on the first-season finale of “Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost” (TLC at 9).

An overzealous journalism student is killed on “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT at 9). Jane is not pleased when a former colleague (and ex-boyfriend) returns to the Boston Police Department and gets involved in the case.

Auditions continue across the country on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC at 9), as the judges check out people’s skills in San Antonio and Chicago.

It’s always better to watch travel disasters from afar. A major airline deals with a worldwide system issue while thousands of passengers are stranded on “Airport 24/7: Miami” (Travel Channel at 9); later, the Transportation Security Administration confiscates a large amount of alcohol.

Jason and Chardonnay find themselves in the middle of a love triangle on the mid-season premiere of “The Game” (BET at 10).

The gang on “Pretty Wicked Moms” (Lifetime at 10) jet off to Miami, leaving the husbands to look after the kids in Atlanta. And while the women are enjoying their vacation, a psychic arrives with some disturbing news.

Pierce and Moretti agree to look into a case when a woman claims that her husband has been abducted by aliens on “Perception” (TNT at 10). But when they start investigating, they make a surprising discovery.

The team on “Catfish: The TV Show” (MTV at 10) tries to find the real deal behind a man who strikes up a friendship online with an Iraq war veteran.

Not shockingly, a woman’s skeleton tattoo terrifies her son, so she seeks help on “Tattoo Nightmares” (Spike at 10); meanwhile, the staff helps out a man who made the mistake of having a unicorn inked on his body.

SERIES PREMIERE: BET launches its first original scripted drama, “Being Mary Jane” (at 10:30), with a 90-minute movie — the series will officially premiere next year. In the pilot, Gabrielle Union stars as a TV news anchor whose family doesn’t get why she’s so devoted to her career as she struggles to balance work and personal drama.

— Emily Yahr

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