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The Night Of

The Night Of

A

Greenleaf

Greenleaf

A-

This Is Mike Stud

This Is Mike Stud

B

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

B-

Dead of Summer

Dead of Summer

C+

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

C+

The Night Of

A

Premiere date: Sunday, July 10

Time: 9 p.m. on HBO

The ads for this eight-episode miniseries make it seem like HBO’s idea of a place holder — perhaps a substitute for the third installment of “True Detective,” which was given a pass (good riddance), or something passably dramatic to tide viewers over between the “Game of Thrones” season finale and whatever the network is cooking up for fall. But in the first few minutes of “The Night Of,” a crime-and-courtroom (and prison) story created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, it becomes clear that we are watching something meticulous and mesmerizing. HBO sent me seven episodes, and I was riveted, unable to stop until I’d watched them all, dying to see how it ends.

“The Night Of” is what “Law & Order” might look like if David Simon and his folks came in and filmed a single eight-hour episode. It starts with a shy Pakistani American college student from Queens, Nazir “Naz” Khan (Riz Ahmed), who steals his father’s taxicab to go to a party in Manhattan, gets lost and winds up giving a ride to an attractive young woman (Sofia Black-D’Elia), who invites him in. She gives him drugs, they have sex and when Naz wakes up, he finds her bloody body in bed — 22 stab wounds. Fleeing the scene, Naz leaves behind ample evidence and is soon jailed and facing murder charges.

John Turturro, with masterful schlubbiness, co-stars as John Stone, a small-time lawyer who offers to defend Naz. His client tries to tell him what really happened, but Stone shushes him, saying: “I don’t want to be stuck with the truth. Not until I have to be.”

“The Night Of” is an engrossing, all-encompassing whodunit that takes on a fuller dimension when Naz, denied bail, is transferred to Rikers Island and must fend for himself, choosing to ally with the prison alpha male, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams). Turturro is a pleasure to watch (including his character’s ongoing battle with eczema), but it’s Ahmed’s powerful performance as Naz that really sticks with a viewer. Even better is the feeling, with every scene, that your viewership is valued. In this show, detectives and lawyers don’t lapse into indulgently cryptic monologues. The plot doesn’t detour into philosophy or hallucinations or become deliberately opaque. This is good, strong procedural television that respects the art form and commands our attention.

Greenleaf

A-

Premiere date: Tuesday, June 21

Time: 10 p.m. on OWN

OWN’s “Greenleaf,” in which a prodigal daughter returns to the fold of her family’s extravagant and powerful Memphis megachurch, never once forgets that it is first and foremost a television show — and a soapy-sudsy one at that. But it is also an impeccably written and often beautifully envisioned family drama, reflecting a level of care and authenticity rarely seen in fictional stories about church life. Where “Empire” subsists from one shocking, oh-no-she-dint scene to another, “Greenleaf” instead values a slower but fuller pace, with a story about varying degrees of faith. The result is essentially the same: A viewer becomes obsessed with the Greenleaf family and their many secrets and animosities.

Merle Dandridge (“The Night Shift”) stars as Grace Greenleaf, a Phoenix newscaster who returns to Tennessee with her teenage daughter, Sophia (Desiree Ross), for the funeral of Grace’s sister, who committed suicide (the details of which have more or less been swept under the carpet, a family specialty). Though greeted with suspicion by her mother and sister-in-law, Grace is favored by her father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David), who looks to her to one day assume the helm of Calvary Fellowship. Caught up in the spirit at Sunday services, Grace decides to stay and take a job as a pastor.

She has her reasons. Prodded by her Aunt Mavis (played by none other than Oprah Winfrey herself), who owns a local blues bar, Grace begins asking tough questions within her father’s empire and begins investigating assault charges by a sexual predator who has a powerful role in the church. Add to this the usual array of lying and cheating by other characters and you’ve got yourself a drama as compelling as any beach read. But creator Craig Wright, whose résumé includes work on “Lost” and “Six Feet Under,” has set out to do something meaningful here (at least in the first three episodes), and it pays off, particularly in its portrayal of church life and church business. And if O deigned to take a role in it (albeit a small one), then that should be blessing enough.

This Is Mike Stud

B

Premiere date: Tuesday, June 21

Time: 10 p.m. on Esquire

Proof that the HBO dramedy “Entourage” really can come true — at least for one young man from Rhode Island named Michael Seander, a Duke baseball player who was sidelined by an injury some years ago and, on a lark, began making rap videos about his partying college lifestyle under the moniker Mike Stud. Now in his late 20s and living in a West Hollywood house with his collaborators (and lifelong friends), Mike is enjoying a success that’s possible only because the traditional music industry imploded. He’s a proudly independent recording artist whose fame and marketing strategy are a creation of social networks.

“This Is Mike Stud” is primarily about a group of guys working together to release and promote their buddy’s album and travel the country with him while feeding a desire for an endless bacchanal. Imagine if “Entourage” had one Vinny and a half-dozen Turtles and was confined mainly to a decent-size tour bus and smallish concert venues. (Imagine also, for a moment, a world in which the rap music realm is seemingly populated only by white people, save for one friend of Mike’s from college, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman.)

Thanks to a commitment to documentary principles, the show becomes a fascinating study in present-day masculinity and the definitions of celebrity in an all-digital era. There’s something almost heartbreaking about Mike’s desire to push his (mediocre, at best) music into a more artistic realm while young women clamor to have him to sign their breasts with a Sharpie pen. The lucky few get to join him and his pals on their bus, though Mike is struggling to play it cool, now that he has a steady girlfriend (who happens to be Jose Canseco’s 19-year-old daughter).

In the first episode, Mike goes home for the holidays, where a viewer will notice his lifelong status as the family’s golden child; in certain quantities, parental adulation can be enough to send a boy out to conquer the world. Reality TV is blamed for everything from an erosion of American values to the rise of Donald Trump, but “This Is Mike Stud” proves that the genre can still be a powerful way to step into a life that’s quite different from your own.

Stranger Things

B-

Premiere date: Friday, July 15

Time: on Streaming on Netflix

Written and directed by filmmaking twins Matt and Ross Duffer (who bill themselves as the Duffer Brothers), Netflix’s beguiling yet imperfect eight-episode mystery series “Stranger Things” has a style and form that honors early 1980s moviedom — the same time period in which the show is set. A little like J.J. Abrams’s “Super 8” in 2011, “Stranger Things” borrows here and there from “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Poltergeist,” the early “Halloween” flicks and the less successful adaptations of Stephen King’s novels, among others, including a dash of the 1999 TV cult hit “Freaks and Geeks.” The Duffers certainly nail the look and feel — even the opening credits and synthesizer score evoke the smell of stale popcorn and dirty carpet in the strip-mall twinplex.

But a series can’t subsist only as a nostalgia trip, which is why, a few episodes in, the writing and pacing fail to deliver on the larger idea. It’s still fun to see Winona Ryder so perfectly cast as Joyce Byers, a harried working mom in the small town of Hawkins, Ind., whose son Will (Noah Schnapp) disappears one night while bicycling home from a marathon Dungeons & Dragons game at the home of his friend Mike (Finn Wolfhard).

Joyce implores Jim Hopper (David Harbour), the town’s lazy police chief, to step up the search for Will — but soon enough she starts sensing her son’s presence in the lightbulbs and other electrical appliances in her house. “Where are you?” she asks the thin air. “R-I-G-H-T . . . H-E-R-E” he spells out in Christmas lights. Meanwhile, Mike and two other middle school nerds (Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo) set out to find their friend and instead discover “Number 11” (Millie Brown), a frightened girl with a shaved head who has escaped from the nearby top-secret government lab, where the creepy Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) is conducting some kind of alien telekinesis experiment that has unleashed a monster.

Nothing here feels particularly new, except for the compelling way the Duffers have put it all together — and even that can’t fix some plot holes and deliberate obfuscation that make “Stranger Things” a clumsier ride than it needs to be. I guess one could argue that many of our favorite ’80s movies also left something to be desired in execution, which didn’t make them any less fun.

Dead of Summer

C+

Premiere date: Tuesday, June 28

Time: 9 p.m. on Freeform

It’s 1989. (Isn’t it always?) A group of teenagers with fond summertime memories of Camp Stillwater are returning to their childhood sleep-away paradise somewhere in the bucolic Midwest, this time as counselors. The camp has been shut down for a few years, but it’s almost ready for a grand reopening and incoming busloads of kiddos — if only people could stop being murdered at it.

Such misfortunes apparently go back a century or so here at the lake, leading to a fairly large population of g-g-g-ghosts. Freeform’s “Dead of Summer” starts out feeling like an homage to ’80s slasher films with a dash of “Beverly Hills 90210” here and a sprinkling of “Heathers” there. And that could be a lot of fun, but it’s a hard tone to authentically sustain, and soon enough the pilot episode becomes more like a library book in the young-adults section that never gets checked out anymore.

New girl Amy (Elizabeth Lail) is fresh from a tragic incident at a high school party that still plagues her with guilt. An enthusiastic late-night swim with the gang leads to the discovery of the freshly killed groundskeeper. A hunky deputy sheriff (Alberto Frezza) is leery of reopening the camp until he learns more about the death, but the camp’s director (“Lost’s” Elizabeth Mitchell) is determined to keep things light and optimistic, even though she seems to know darn well that something’s not right about this place. I suppose the body count will mount from here.

“Dead of Summer,” from the creators of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” could certainly be having a lot more fun with its ’80s setting; accurate period details are always an issue (it seems impossible to get today’s female TV actresses to go whole hog ’80s with giant bangs and bad spiral perms). And even though ABC Family ostensibly changed its name to Freeform in part to get a little looser and wilder, a viewer will still notice that the girls of “Dead of Summer” skinny-dip with their clothes on. And that’s okay, because somewhere out there is a 12-year-old who’s going to be all about this show and won’t have to suffer any extreme nightmares when it’s over. The TV critic, on the other hand, was hoping for something with a little more knife to it.

The Tunnel

C+

Premiere date: Sunday, June 19

Time: 10:30 p.m., check local listings on PBS

Perhaps it’s becoming the TV equivalent of the World’s Fair: How does your culture/country interpret and adapt the 2011 Scandinavian crime series “Bron/Broen,” a.k.a. “The Bridge?” Originally about a pair of detectives — one Danish and one Swedish — assigned to investigate the murder of a woman found on the Oresund Bridge, which connects the two countries, “The Bridge” got an admirable workover in an American remake on FX in 2013, where the same story (more or less) was set on the U.S./Mexico border at El Paso.

While we were watching that, the British were watching their own 10-episode version called “The Tunnel” — the same essential framework, story-wise, only this time the murder victim is discovered in a service tunnel alongside the Chunnel, which connects England and France. The victim (victims plural, it turns out, given the murderer’s proclivity for dismemberment) is a French politician. Her corpse is displayed precisely on the dotted line between the two countries, thus a laid-back British investigator (Stephen Dillane) must team with a by-the-book French detective (Clémence Poésy) whose aloofness, viewers come to understand, is an Asperger’s-like condition.

So, yeah, a different take on the same show. Where FX’s “The Bridge” could draw on a backdrop of borderland drug cartels and immigration issues, “The Tunnel” hews more closely in look and feel to “Bron/Broen,” with a more “Broadchurch”-like gloom. The first episode is serviceable but offers little that would persuade viewers who’ve already seen another adaptation to commit to this one, because, frankly, there’s not much new to see. (Set this story in the North Korea/South Korea DMZ if you really want to liven it up.) On the other hand, there’s always something interesting about seeing multiple takes on the same basic story.

How this first season of “The Tunnel” ended up being featured on PBS’s Sunday night schedule some three years after it originally aired is itself a mystery. Perhaps we should point an accusing finger at the peak-TV phenomenon, in which Netflix, AcornTV and others are rushing to import every last scrap of European fare to American audiences. Sometimes that means a delightful discovery; sometimes it just means you’re watching another country’s half-okay TV show.

What else is on

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“Maya & Marty”

Tuesdays

10 on NBC

Maya Rudolph and Martin Short make a go at reviving the variety show. Response so far? Tepid.

“Cleverman”

Wednesdays

10 on SundanceTV

Intriguing but confusing futuristic drama about a race of “hairypeople” who try to assimilate to society, which gets harder when one of their own is accused of murder.

“Outcast”

Fridays

10 on Cinemax

Patrick Fugit stars as a dour West Virginia man with a skill for battling demons in this absorbing horror series from “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman.

“Feed the Beast”

Tuesdays

10 on AMC

David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess play argumentative best buds who try to open a restaurant in the Bronx amid personal problems and mob interference. Based on a Dutch series, it’s unfortunately overcooked.

“Barbarians Rising”

Mondays

9 on History

Four-episode series uses expert commentary and dramatization to re-create the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of barbarians we know and love, including Hannibal and Attila.

“The Vanishing Women”

Mondays

10 on Investigation Discovery

Six-part docuseries examines possible links in six recent cases of missing or murdered women in Chillicothe, Ohio.

“Dark Woods Justice”

Tuesdays

10 on Discovery

Reality series about sheriff’s deputies who patrol the vast Olympic Peninsula in Washington state — cases include poaching and missing persons.

“Ladylike”

Thursdays

10:30 on MTV

From the folks at “Girl Code,” a prank show meant to highlight attitudes about gender.

“The American West”

Saturdays

10 on AMC

Eight-episode docuseries (produced by Robert Redford) about the West in the decades after the Civil War — paired with the final episodes of AMC’s railroad drama, “Hell on Wheels.”

“Still the King”

Sundays

9 on CMT

Surreal dramedy stars Billy Ray Cyrus as a one-hit wonder who bottoms out and reinvents himself as an Elvis impersonator.

“Ride With Norman Reedus”

Sundays

10 on AMC

The actor who plays Darryl, everyone’s favorite “Walking Dead” survivor, takes viewers on a few motorcycle excursions. He turns out to be quite the friendly chatterbox.

“Guilt”

Mondays

9 on Freeform

London-set mystery series about an American student in London who winds up being a suspect in her roommate’s murder. Starring Billy Zane and Emily Tremaine.

“BrainDead”

Mondays

10 on CBS

Larky horror drama from “Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King about a Capitol Hill staffer who discovers that a parasite is eating the brains of lawmakers.

“Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge”

Mondays

10 on NBC

Competition series from the “American Ninja Warrior” series in which teams compete on demanding “Spartan” obstacle courses for a $250,000 prize.

“Cilla”

on AcornTV

Three-part period drama about British pop star Cilla Black, whose circle of ’60s fame included the Beatles.

“Uncle Buck”

Tuesdays

9 on ABC

Mike Epps stars in this update based on the 1989 movie — and it’s actually kind of funny.

“Wrecked”

Tuesdays

10 on TBS

Looking a whole lot like a “Lost” spoof that’s about five years too late, this comedy is about a group of people who survive a plane crash on an island.

“Animal Kingdom”

Tuesdays

9 on TNT

Based on a 2010 Australian film, this drama stars Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a Southern California crime family that’s accustomed to living large and will fight to protect their business.

“Vicious”

Sunday, June 19

8, check local listings on PBS

One-hour series finale (in lieu of a third season) about a pair of sniping elderly longtime companions (Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi) who might finally realize they can’t live without each other.

“Top Secret Swimming Holes”

Sunday, June 19

10 on Travel Channel

Travelogue series about the marvelous out-of-the-way places you could be enjoying, instead of watching cable TV.

“Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies”

Sunday, June 19

10 on CNN

Eight-part docuseries recounts the intriguing details of newly declassified missions and the spies who carried them out.

“EJNYC”

Sunday, June 19

11 on E!

EJ Johnson, son of Magic Johnson and one of the “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” gets his own six-episode reality show.

“Raised by Wolves”

Monday, June 20

on AcornTV

British dramedy about a raunchy and socially isolated family of home-schooled kids.

“Suited”

Monday, June 20

9 on HBO

Documentary about a Brooklyn tailor who makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients, including a boy getting ready for his bar mitzvah and a trans man preparing for his wedding.

“Serena: The Other Side of Greatness”

Wednesday, June 22

8 on Epix

Documentary goes inside the private world of champion athlete/designer/businesswoman Serena Williams.

“American Gothic”

Wednesday, June 22

10 on CBS

Drama series set in Boston, where a prominent family learns that one of their own may be the city’s notorious “Silver Bells Killer,” who committed a string of grisly murders years ago.

“Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons”

Wednesday, June 22

10 on HBO

The former ESPN host and founder of “Grantland” and “The Ringer” brings his sports-meets-culture shtick to a new weekly show.

“How to Build . . . Everything”

Wednesday, June 22

10 on Science

A group of scientists break down even the most complicated machines and structures (a cruise ship, for example) and show how they’re not really that hard to build.

“Thirteen”

Thursday, June 23

10 on BBC America

Five-part drama about a woman who escapes the cellar where she was held captive for 13 years and now has to put her life back together. (Not a comedy, Kimmy.)

“Queen of the South”

Thursday, June 23

10 on USA

Drama series based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s novel “La Reina Del Sur,” starring Alice Braga as a Mexican woman who seeks refuge in the United States after her drug-dealing boyfriend is murdered and then plots her revenge on the cartel.

“Adventures in Babysitting”

Friday, June 24

8 on Disney

A do-over of the 1987 comedy film, only this time there are two babysitters and more kids, so it’s extra shenanigans all around.

“Bizaardvark”

Friday, June 24

9:45 on Disney

Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu star in this new sitcom as two best friends who record songs and post them to the Internet.

“Center Stage: On Pointe”

Saturday, June 25

8 on Lifetime

Sequel to the 2000 movie “Center Stage,” about young dancers who attend a prestigious ballet academy.

“The Wedding March

Saturday, June 25

9 on Hallmark

Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett star in this tale of college sweethearts who are reunited years later when he’s hired to sing at her wedding to another man.

“Deon Cole: Cole-Blooded Seminar”

Saturday, June 25

midnight on Comedy Central

Stand-up comedy special from one of the writers at “Conan.”

“BET Awards 2016”

Sunday, June 26

8 on BET

Live from L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, hosted by Marlon Wayans. Nominees include Drake, Beyoncé, Rihanna, The Weeknd — plus, of course, a tribute to the dearly beloved Prince.

“Roadies”

Sunday, June 26

10 on Showtime

Drama series from filmmaker Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”) follows the lives of the people behind the scenes of a big-arena rock tour and the family-like relationship that forms on the road. Stars Luke Wilson (“Enlightened”) and Carla Gugino (“Wayward Pines”).

“Alexander Hamilton”

Sunday, June 26

9 on History

A two-hour documentary cashes in on the renewed interest in America’s “forgotten” Founding Father.

“The $100,000 Pyramid”

Sunday, June 26

9 on ABC

Michael Strahan hosts a new version of the classic syndicated game show.

“Match Game”

Sunday, June 26

10 on ABC

Alec Baldwin hosts a new version of the occasionally bawdy ’70s game show.

“How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things That Climate Can’t Change”

Monday, June 27

9 on HBO

The third documentary in Josh Fox’s “Gasland” trilogy tries to end on a positive note about the human spirit, which prevails in the face of so much environmental ruin.

“POV: The Look of Silence”

Monday, June 27

check local listings on PBS

Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated documentary about an Indonesian man who confronts the people who killed his brother.

“Gold Medal Families

Tuesday, June 28

9 on Lifetime

Docuseries follows a group of Summer Olympics hopefuls and the families who support them.

“No Man Left Behind”

Tuesday, June 28

9 on National Geographic Channel

Docuseries revisits the harrowing tales of soldiers and special agents who were stranded in enemy territory and had to survive on their own while awaiting rescue.

“Greatest Hits”

Thursday, June 30

9 on ABC

Forget the lip-sync showdowns. Arsenio Hall hosts this friendly competition among celebrities to see who can actually sing hits from the 1980s, ’90s and ’00s.

“Jim Jefferies: Freedumb”

Friday, July 1

on Netflix

Stand-up special from a provocative Australian comedian who has his own ideas about (among other things) airplane etiquette and Americans’ discomfort with the c-word.

“Marcella”

Friday, July 1

on Netflix

British series stars Anna Friel as a detective whose life is at a breaking point.

“The Hunt”

Sunday, July 3

9 on BBC America

David Attenborough narrates this new docuseries on the speed, stealth, stamina and strength of some of nature’s most successful predators.

“Island Explorers”

Sunday, July 3

11 on Travel Channel

Travelogue features a husband and wife who go deep on discovering the Hawaiian Islands. Nice work if you can get it.

“Secrets of America’s Favorite Places”

Sunday, July 3

6 on Discovery Family Channel

Travelogue visits iconic sites (including the Statue of Liberty and Lincoln Memorial) in search of facts about them that you probably didn’t know, unless you’re one of those dadsplainers who can always be found nearby.

“Idris Elba: No Limits”

Monday, July 4

7 on Discovery

The award-winning star of “Luther” goes on some races across land, air and water — all designed to test his physical and mental abilities.

“A Capitol Fourth”

Monday, July 4

8 on PBS

Fireworks and festivities live from the Mall for people who love air-conditioning. It’s the perfect solution.

“Big Easy Motors”

Tuesday, July 5

10 on History

Docuseries/car culture. Charles Handler travels all over Louisiana looking for overlooked automotive treasures in the junkyards of the bayous.

“Greatest Ever”

Tuesday, July 5

10 on TruTV

Comedy countdown show hosted by Amanda Seales takes viewers through the do’s and don’ts of topics like weddings, animal videos, sports, political campaigns, what-have-you.

“Black Market”

Tuesday, July 5

10 on Viceland

Docuseries hosted by Michael K. Williams explores the dangerous world of illicit trade.

“Vice Does America”

Wednesday, July 6

10 on Viceland

Three Vice staffers set off on a road trip from comfortably hip Brooklyn and travel across the country to meet actual Americans and examine their realness. Actual Americans will be delighted to meet them, no doubt.

“Million Dollar Matchmaker”

Friday, July 8

10 on WeTV

Remember Patti Stanger, Bravo’s bossy yenta for emotionally fragile, hard-to-date millionaires? She’s back, on WeTV this time, ready to give the folks in her millionaires club another chance at finding love.

“Jail: Big Texas”

Saturday, July 9

9 on Spike

Twenty new episodes of this reality series about incarceration (from the producers of “Cops”), this time in some of the Lone Star State’s county jails.

“Princess Diana: Behind Closed Doors”

Saturday, July 9

9 on Reelz

NBC’s Natalie Morales hosts this look at all the things about Diana (who would have turned 55 this month) that we apparently never knew.

“DB Cooper”

Sunday, July 10

9 on History

Four-part documentary about the mysterious man who hijacked a plane in 1971 and jumped from it out over the Northwest with $200,000 in ransom money, never to be seen again. Series revisits the case in depth and tags along with people determined to solve it.

“Princess Diana’s Death: Mystery Solved”

Sunday, July 10

9 on Reelz

An “internationally renowned” detective revisits the 1997 car crash that killed the royal icon.

“Jericho”

Monday, July 11

on AcornTV

Eight-episode British period drama set in the 1870s about a widowed mother who opens up a lodging house for workers building a railway viaduct.

“POV: Pervert Park”

Monday, July 11

check local listings on PBS

Documentary about a Florida trailer park that offers shelter to 120 registered sex offenders who have difficulty finding new places to live.

“VH1’s Hip Hop Honors”

Monday, July 11

9 on VH1

Annual show pays homage to groundbreaking hip-hop artists.

“The A Word”

Wednesday, July 13

10 on Sundance TV

British drama about a couple whose 5-year-old son is diagnosed with autism. The story broadens to include other family members, including the boy’s aunt and uncle, whose marriage is on the rocks, and his recently widowed grandfather.

“2016 ESPYS”

Wednesday, July 13

8 on ABC

John Cena hosts this year’s all-things-sports awards show.

“Doc & Darryl”

Thursday, July 14

9 on ESPN

A “30 for 30” documentary (produced by Judd Apatow) about the highs and lows of New York Mets stars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

“Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru”

Friday, July 15

on Netflix

Documentary from Joe Berlinger (“Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”) goes behind the scenes at a Boca Raton, Fla., weekend seminar hosted by the successful self-help author Tony Robbins.

"Vice Principals"

Sunday, July 17

10:30 on HBO

Comedy series from Jody Hill and Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down") stars McBride and Walton Goggins as inept high school administrators locked in a battle to become the next principal.

“Life’s a Beach”

Sunday, July 17

11 on Travel Channel

Trips to incredible beach towns that could persuade visitors to stay forever. (Who needs convincing?)

“Cradle to Grave”

Monday, July 18

on AcornTV

Comedy series set in 1974 recounts humorous stories of British broadcaster Danny Baker and his family.

“Open Your Eyes”

Monday, July 18

9 on HBO

Documentary follows an elderly Nepalese couple who’ve acquired profound cataracts after a life in the Himalayan sun; a team of doctors offers the chance to help them see again.

“Six”

Monday, July 18

10 on History

Drama series about Navy SEAL Team 6, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter with the terrorists. Written by William Broyles (“Cast Away,” “Apollo 13”) and his son, David Broyles, a Special-Ops veteran.

“Shooter”

Tuesday, July 19

10 on USA

In this series adaptation of former Post film critic Stephen Hunter’s best-selling novels, expert marksman Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) comes out of retirement to prevent a presidential assassination — but winds up being the prime suspect instead.

“Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con”

Thursday, July 21

8 on Syfy

Live coverage of all the news from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. (Wait — don’t tell me: Another dozen new superhero movies ahead.)

“Looking: The Movie”

Saturday, July 23

10 on HBO

A two-hour film wraps things up on the superb (but underwatched) HBO series about three gay men in San Francisco. Hope springs eternal that Patrick (Jonathan Groff) will wind up with Richie (Raúl Castillo).

“Murdoch Mysteries: A Very Murdoch Christmas”

Monday, July 25

on AcornTV

Movie-length holiday special of the popular Canadian series, with guest stars Ed Asner and Brendan Coyle. A philanthropist goes missing, threatening the yuletide happiness of Toronto’s orphans. But Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is on the case.

“Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour”

Thursday, July 27

10 on History

Travelogue series features heavy-metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack, hitting the road — not for a rock tour, but to indulge their mutual interest in historical sites, such as the Alamo, Stonehenge, Mount Rushmore, Roswell, N.M., and the Jamestown colony.

“Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”

Sunday, July 31

8 on Syfy

The bad-movie franchise that doesn’t know the meaning of “jumping the shark” returns for a fourth chapter, even though pop-culture forecasters have reduced it to waterspout.

“Teen Choice 2016”

Sunday, July 31

8 on Fox

Couldn’t all teen choices be settled via Instagram and Snapchat these days? Apparently not, so it’s still a full-blown awards show.

“Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?”

Monday, Aug. 1

9 on HBO

The latest documentary from Alexandra Pelosi, who hits the road to meet the mega-donors who bankroll America’s presidential candidates.

“American Experience: The Boys of ’36”

Tuesday, Aug. 2

check local listings on PBS

Documentary about nine men from the University of Washington who rowed their way to a gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

“Koko — The Gorilla Who Talks”

Wednesday, Aug. 3

check local listings on PBS

Documentary about the famous cat-loving gorilla, now in her 40s, who captivated the world when she became conversant in sign language.

“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”

Wednesday, Aug. 3

8 on ABC

Three-hour special hosted by Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett features highlight from a four-day festival in June.

“2016 Rio Olympic Games — Opening Ceremonies”

Friday, Aug. 5

on NBC

( Kickoff extravaganza to the Summer Olympics, which run through Aug. 21.

“The Rise and Fall of El Chapo”

Monday, Aug. 8

8 on History

Documentary about the slippery (recently recaptured) fugitive head of an international drug cartel.

“Hitchcock/Truffaut”

Monday, Aug. 8

9 on HBO

Documentary revisits the week-long 1962 conversation between directors Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock, when the great British director shared cinema secrets and advice with his younger admirer.

“Botched by Nature”

Tuesday, Aug. 9

9 on E!

Spinoff reality series features patients who are seeking to fix something about their appearance that is all nature’s fault.

“The Get Down”

Friday, Aug. 12

on Netflix

First six episodes of a hip-hop drama series from Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge,” “Australia”). Cast includes Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith.

“Chesapeake Shores”

Sunday, Aug. 14

9 on Hallmark

Based on novels by Sheryl Woods, about a divorced New York City mother (Meghan Ory) who travels back to her Maryland home town, where old friendships and loves await, including her high school sweetheart (Jesse Metcalfe).

“Cheer Squad”

Monday, Aug. 22

10 on Freeform

Reality series follows a group of competitive cheerleaders known as the Great White Sharks. (Get this, they’re from Canada. That just seems wrong — isn’t cheerleading the ultimate American folk culture?)

“Better Late Than Never”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10 on NBC

Reality show sends four celebrities (William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman) across Asia with no itinerary and no help — other than “guidance” provided by a comedian (Jeff Dye) who is lying to them. To answer your question: Yes, the Olympics are over.

“Lifescaping”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10:30 on TruTV

Reality series offers tips to all those things you’re supposed to know how to do, but don’t — such as getting a bartender’s attention or knowing when to tell a lie.

“Gomorrah”

Wednesday, Aug. 24

10 on SundanceTV

Italy’s “all-time most popular TV series” comes to SundanceTV, a mob drama set in Naples and told through the perspective of godfather’s right-hand man.

“Cleveland Hustles”

Wednesday, Aug. 24

10 on CNBC

NBA superstar LeBron James and his friend and business partner Maverick Carter give advice (and seed money) to local entrepreneurs in Cleveland.

“Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking . . .”

Friday, Aug. 26

on Netflix

Comedy special features topical discourse between two widely admired public intellectuals.

“MTV Video Music Awards”

Saturday, Aug. 28

on MTV

Live from Madison Square Garden, the usual stuff and nonsense.

“Shut Eye”

Wednesday, Aug. 31

on Hulu

Drama series about the world of storefront psychics in Los Angeles and the organized crime syndicate that controls their lives. Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice”) stars as a failed magician who now oversees a group of fortunetellers.

Returning this season

Still worth a look

“60 Days In”

Thursday, Aug. 18

9 on A&E

“Adam Ruins Everything”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10 on TruTV

“America’s Got Talent”

Tuesday, May 31

8 on NBC

“American Ninja Warrior”

Wednesday, June 1

8 on NBC

“Angie Tribeca”

Monday, June 6

9 on TBS

“Another Period”

Wednesday, June 15

10 on Comedy Central

“Aquarius”

Thursday, June 16

10 on NBC

“Are You the One?”

Monday, June 13

10 on MTV

“Baby Daddy”

Wednesday, June 1

8:30 on Freeform

“Bachelor in Paradise”

Tuesday, Aug. 2

8 on ABC

“Ballers”

Sunday, July 17

10 on HBO

“BattleBots”

Thursday, June 23

8 on ABC

“Beauty and the Beast”

Thursday, June 2

9 on CW

“Between”

Friday, July 1

on Netflix

“Big Brother”

Wednesday, June 22

8 on CBS

“Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce”

Wednesday, June 8

11 on Fuse

“Bloodline”

Friday, May 27

on Netflix

“BoJack Horseman”

Friday, July 22

on Netflix

“Cake Wars”

Monday, June 6

9 on Food Network

“Casual”

Tuesday, June 7

on Hulu

“Celebrity Family Feud”

Sunday, June 26

8 on ABC

“Chef’s Table”

Friday, May 27

on Netflix

“The Circus”

Sunday, July 10

8 on Showtime

“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

Thursday, June 16

on Crackle

“Comedy Bang! Bang!”

Friday, June 3

11 on IFC

“Dark Matter”

Friday, July 1

10 on Syfy

“Dating Naked”

Wednesday, June 29

9 on VH1

“Devious Maids”

Monday, June 6

9 on Lifetime

“Difficult People”

Tuesday, July 12

on Hulu

“East Los High”

Friday, July 15

on Hulu

“Fear the Walking Dead”

Sunday, Aug. 21

9 on AMC

“Forged in Fire”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

9 on History

“The Fosters”

Monday, June 20

8 on Freeform

“Girl Meets World”

Friday, June 3

8:30 on Disney

“Halt and Catch Fire”

Premiere date TBA

on AMC

“Hard Knocks: L.A. Rams”

Tuesday, Aug. 9

10 on HBO

“The Have and the Have Nots”

Tuesday, June 21

9 on OWN

“Hell on Wheels”

Saturday, June 11

9 on AMC

“Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry”

Sunday, Aug. 7

10 on E!

“Home Free”

Thursday, June 16

9 on Fox

“Impractical Jokers”

Thursday, July 14

10 on TruTV

“Jay Leno’s Garage”

Wednesday, June 15

10 on CNBC

“The Jim Gaffigan Show”

Sunday, June 19

10 on TV Land

“Killjoys”

Friday, July 1

9 on Syfy

“Kingdom”

Wednesday, June 1

9 on Audience/DirecTV

“The Last Ship”

Sunday, June 12

9 on TNT

“Love Thy Neighbor”

Friday, July 1

9 on OWN

“Major Crimes”

Monday, June 13

10 on TNT

“The Making of the Mob: Chicago”

Monday, July 11

10 on AMC

“Marco Polo”

Friday, July 1

on Netflix

“Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars”

Friday, June 3

9 on WeTV

“Married at First Sight”

Tuesday, July 26

9 on FYI

“MasterChef”

Wednesday, June 1

8 on Fox

“Mistresses”

Monday, May 30

10 on ABC

“Mr. Robot”

Wednesday, July 13

10 on USA

“Murder in the First”

Sunday, June 19

10 on TNT

“My Big Fat Fabulous Life”

Wednesday, June 8

9 on TLC

“My Giant Life”

Tuesday, June 7

10 on TLC

“Naked and Afraid XL”

Sunday, July 10

10 on Discovery

“The Night Shift”

Wednesday, June 1

10 on NBC

“Not Safe With Nikki Glaser”

Tuesday, June 7

10:30 on Comedy Central

“Odd Mom Out”

Monday, June 20

10 on Bravo

“Orange Is the New Black”

Friday, June 17

on Netflix

“Peaky Blinders”

Tuesday, May 31

on Netflix

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us”

Monday, July 11

8 on CW

“Power”

Sunday, July 17

9 on Starz

“Pretty Little Liars”

Tuesday, June 21

8 on Freeform

“The Profit”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10 on CNBC

“Ray Donovan”

Sunday, June 26

9 on Showtime

“Real Housewives of New Jersey”

Sunday, July 10

8 on Bravo

“Real Housewives of Orange County”

Monday, June 20

9 on Bravo

“Ripper Street”

Thursday, July 28

10 on BBC America

“Rizzoli & Isles”

Monday, June 6

9 on TNT

“Rock This Boat: NKOTB”

Thursday, June 9

8 on Pop

“Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

Monday, July 11

10 on NBC

“Scream”

Monday, May 30

10 on MTV

“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”

Thursday, June 30

10 on FX

“So You Think You Can Dance?”

Monday, May 30

8 on Fox

“The Strain”

Sunday, Aug. 28

10 on FX

“Suits”

Wednesday, July 13

9 on USA

“Survivor’s Remorse”

Sunday, July 24

10 on Starz

“Suspects”

Monday, June 6

on Acorn TV

“Top Gear”

Monday, May 30

9 on BBC America

“Tosh.0”

Tuesday, June 7

10 on Comedy Central

“Transcendent”

Wednesday, June 8

11:30 on Fuse

“Tyrant”

Wednesday, July 6

10 on FX

“UnReal”

Monday, June 6

10 on Lifetime

“Very British Problems”

Monday, June 27

on Acorn TV

“WAGS”

Sunday, June 26

10 on E!

“Wayward Pines”

Wednesday, May 25

9 on Fox

“West Texas Investors Club”

Tuesday, June 7

10 on CNBC

“What Would You Do?”

Friday, June 17

9 on ABC

“Young & Hungry”

Wednesday, June 1

8 on Freeform

“You’re the Worst”

Wednesday, Aug. 31

10 on FXX

“Zoo”

Tuesday, June 28

9 on CBS

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