July 11, 2019

The Appeal-Democrat TV Preview Magazine

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22 - Appeal-Democrat July 11 - 17, 2019 Best Bets Thursday Hollywood Game Night 9:00 p.m. on # 8 Emmy winner Jane Lynch returns with new episodes of engaging parlor games that might be lifted from one of your own parties, if your parties were frequented by some of Tinsel- town's brightest stars. As of this writing, NBC hasn't announced which of those celebrities will appear in tonight's episode, but among those reportedly on tap in the weeks to come are "Su- perstore" colleagues Ben Feld- man, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn and Nico Santos, and Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden and Marc Evan Jackson from "The Good Place." The Outpost 9:00 p.m. on ? Season 2 of this adventure fantasy opens with a premiere called "We Only Kill to Survive," which finds Talon (Jessica Green) recalling the ghosts of her childhood as she summons a new threat. Elsewhere, as Garret (Jake Stormoen) search- es for Dred, Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) focuses on getting the Outpost ready for war. Meanwhile, a messenger brings news that is utterly devastating. Alone 10:03 p.m. on (HIST) The survivalists desperately scour the landscape for food, knowing that harsh Arctic winter weather is creeping up on them in the new episode "The Kill." While most of them choose to go after smaller, more manage- able prey, one gets a chance to harvest a big game animal — consequently attracting the un- wanted and aggressive interest of predators in the area. Friday Shangri-LA 9:00 p.m. on (SHOW) Oscar and Emmy winner Morgan Neville ("Twenty Feet From Stardom," "Won't You Be My Neighbor?") teams up with music producer Rick Rubin and director Jeff Malmberg for this four-part docu-series filmed largely in Rubin's fabled studio in Malibu, Calif. The program zeroes in on Rubin's creative process and the emotional side of music-making. Neville directs the first two episodes, with Malmberg helming the second half of the series. MotherFatherSon 10:00 p.m. on (STARZ) Episode 4 finds Caden (Billy Howle) depressed and con- sumed by despair at the crush- ing thought that, because of his own feckless behavior, he now has no hope of returning to the role he spent his life preparing for: his dazzling father's (Rich- ard Gere) heir and successor. Consumed by that bleak reali- zation, Caden spirals wildly until things get so out of hand that he winds up making a suicide pact with his unstable compan- ion, Orla (Niamh Algar). Helen McCrory also stars. Saturday NASCAR Monster Energy Series 4:30 p.m. on (NBCSN) Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., is the location of one of the newer races on the Monster Energy Cup Series circuit, hav- ing only been run since 2011. And night racing continues here with the running of the Quaker State 400. Martin Truex Jr. will be going for his third straight victory on this track, having won in 2017 and 2018. He's trying to catch Brad Keselowski, who also has three victories at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. To Have and to Hold: Charlotte 7:00 p.m. on (OWN) In the new episode "It's Time to Make Moves," Josh takes an important step in his rela- tionship with both Peter and Juliana. Meanwhile, Darhyl puts his foot down on the issue of starting a family. At Tyyawdi and David's annual Ugly Sweater holiday party, their big announcement is upstaged by a nasty spat between Juliana and Alane. Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 8:00 p.m. on (HBO) Eddie Redmayne returns as magizoologist Newt Scamander in this second entry in the "Fan- tastic Beasts" film franchise, a spinoff of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" universe of stories. Set in 1927, this 2018 fantasy finds Newt pressed into service with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down fugitive wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who escaped while be- ing transported to stand trial for multiple misdeeds. Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller also star. Planet Earth: The Hunt 9:00 p.m. on (BBCA) BBC America continues its "Wild Summer" theme program- ming with this new documentary narrated by Sir David Attenbor- ough that takes a detailed look at remarkable strategies Earth's top hunters use to succeed, re- flecting the amount of effort ex- pended by these predators just to stay alive themselves. The competition between predators and prey is extremely complex, yet successful predators lead to healthy habitats. Sunday Evil Lives Here 6:00 p.m. on (ID) This gripping true-crime series, which recounts incidents in which real people shared their lives with a loved one who turned out to be a murderer, returns for Season 6 with a pre- miere called "I Tried to Prevent This." The story chronicles how Kathy Swanson lived with the terrible fear that her son, Mi- chael, eventually would serious- ly harm someone. For 17 years, she tries in vain to convince people that there is something "different" about Michael. Final- ly, her worst nightmare comes true. Celebrity Family Feud 8:00 p.m. on _ _ * After the families of actress and TV producer Maria Menounos and Jeannie Mai ("Holey Mo- ley") square off in round one, sports legends face off in a sec- ond round to win money for the charities of their choice. NFLPA Legends playing for Team Gleason Foundation are Aene- as Williams, Brian Urlacher, Tim Brown, Dermontti Dawson and Jackie Slater; NFLPA All-Stars playing for Professional Athletes Association include Cameron Heyward, Bradley Chubb, La- mar Jackson, Stephon Gilmore and Michael Thomas. Sweetbitter 9:00 p.m. on (STARZ) The characters who make up the staff of the chic Manhat- tan eatery 22W reveal more of their innermost secrets as this restaurant drama returns for Season 2. Small-town girl Tess (Ella Purnell) has gained knowledge and experience over the past months, giving her newfound confidence, but that's not necessarily good news for her colleagues. They include her fellow server and mentor Simone (Caitlin FitzGerald), who's in a somewhat enigmatic relationship with bartender Jake (Tom Sturridge). Paul Sparks and Evan Jonigkeit also star. Monday Molly of Denali Premiere 8:30 a.m. on & ) This groundbreaking new animated program marks the first time a Native American character has headlined a na- tional U.S. series for children. The show, a U.S.-Canadian co-production, revolves around Molly Mabray (voice of Sover- eign Bill), a 10-year-old Alaska resident whose natural curiosity leads her and her friends to explore the wonders of her state ranging from moose to volcanoes and beyond. She lives with her family at Denali Trading Post, which her family operates. Lorne Cardinal and Ron Harris also are heard. POV 10:00 p.m. on ) Filmmaker Robert Greene's new documentary "Bisbee '17" looks at Bisbee, Ariz., as locals re-enact the 100th anniversary of one of the darkest chapters in the history of their once-thriv- ing mining community. On July 12, 1917, nearly 2,000 striking miners — many of them immi- grants who had aligned with the IWW union — were violently ripped from their homes by a force organized by the sheriff and the large mining corpora- tions. They were forced into cattle cars, then dropped in the middle of the torrid New Mexico desert. Tuesday Food Truck Nation 6:00 p.m. on (COOK) Brad Miller opens his second season with "Pizza, Burgers and Cookies," which finds him in Denver. A highlight of the food truck scene in the Mile High City is the family-run Sim- ply Pizza Truck, which cranks out Neapolitan-style pizzas in 90 seconds flat, thanks to a massive wood-burning oven. Later, down in Atlanta, the Happy Belly truck cooks up ar- tisanal burgers with meats from a custom ceramic smoker, while in Las Vegas, The Cookie Bar serves specialty cookies infused with homemade spirits. Blood & Treasure 8:00 p.m. on ` 9:00 p.m. on , After they come close to cap- turing Farouk (Oded Fehr) in a sting operation, Danny and Lexi (Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas) recruit Hardwick (James Callis) to help them by tapping into his extensive underworld contacts, hoping they may be able to find and corner Farouk before he vanishes yet again, in the new episode "The Wages of Vengeance." Elsewhere, having become exasperated by Danny and Lexi's questionable tactics, Gwen (Katia Winter) arrests Fa- ther Chuck (Mark Gagliardi) for helping them. The 100 9:00 p.m. on ? Russell (guest star J.R. Bourne) is consumed by a thirst for jus- tice in the new episode "Matry- oshka," which was directed by Amanda Tapping ("Sanctuary"). Meanwhile, Gabriel (guest star Ian Pala) is confronted with a difficult choice, and the Blake siblings reunite. Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles and Shannon Kook star. Wednesday Man's Greatest Food 6:00 p.m. on (COOK) Host Roger Mooking opens Season 3 with a premiere that finds him scouring the United States in search of the 15 best spots for superfans of tacos to seek out. These addictive treats aren't stinting when it comes to variety, either: Fillings range from pork and fish to alligator and beyond, and you can get them served on hard, soft and even puffy shells. The Wonderland Murders 6:00 p.m. on (ID) The Pacific Northwest is justifi- ably celebrated for its grandeur and unspoiled beauty, but the region's vast stretches of dense forests and rugged coastlines also have earned it a far more dubious reputation as a dump- ing ground for serial killers. This true-crime series returns for its second season with "Terror in the Pines," devoted to the killing spree of Greg Cook. After already killing three people, he meets an unsuspecting single mother who may be fated to become Victim No. 4. Jessica Green stars in "The Outpost" Thursday on The CW. Helen McCrory stars in "MotherFatherSon" Friday on Starz.

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