TV highlights: Drake plays host to the 2014 ESPYs on ESPN


'EXTANT': After Molly (right Halle Berry) collapses and experiences a vision of her encounter on the Seraphim, Sam (left, Camryn Manheim) agrees to give her an ultrasound. (CBS Broadcasting/CBS Broadcasting)

SERIES PREMIERE: The docu-series “My Wild Affair” (MPT and WETA at 8 p.m.) may sound far too titillating for PBS but in reality, it’s about the extraordinary stories between humans and their animal companions. In the first episode, a baby elephant finds a human foster mother.

“POV” (WHUT at 8) airs Niko von Glasgow’s “My Way to Olympia,” a documentary that profiles participants at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, including an American archer who uses his feet and a Rwandan sitting volleyball team.

Presented live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angles, the Canadian rapper Drake hosts “The 2014 ESPYs” (ESPN at 9), which honors the year’s best players and plays in the sports world. Expect big-name celebrity presenters and music from the Grammy-winning group Ozomatli.

After Molly experiences a vision, she allows Sam to conduct an ultrasound on “Extant” (CBS at 9).

SERIES PREMIERE: WE tv’s first scripted series “The Divide” (9) centers on a man convicted for a heinous racial crime and the attorneys working on his appeal.

SERIES PREMIERE: The 12 half-hour episodes of “Young Marvels” (Ovation at 10) will follow the lives of eight prodigies in the arts.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Sex in the Wild” (MPT and WETA at 10) explores the life and death struggles of Earth’s greatest species as they attempt to reproduce in hostile environments. The reproduction challenges of elephants and their extremely long pregnancies are examined in the opener.

After a brief hiatus, “Teen Mom 2” (MTV at 10) Season 5 continues with Jenelle learning the sex of her baby and Kailyn juggling motherhood and marriage.

SERIES PREMIERE: The docu-series “Virgin Territory” (MTV at 11) profiles an array of young adults who have never had sex, whether by choice or not. In the premiere, we meet Lisa, who is waiting for marriage, and Kyle, who is hiding his virginity from his friends.

If you want a break from this sex-obsessed night of television, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central at 11) welcomes Jerry Seinfeld.

Television host Whoopi Goldberg and actor Stephen Moyer are on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”(NBC at 11:35), with musical guests Puss n Boots.

Human ray of sunshine Emma Stone comes to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with actor Nathan Fielder and music from American Authors.

A repeat “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) hosts legendary comedian Bob Newhart, actress Nicola Peltz and a musical performance from Spoon.

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