Daily picks

Cold Justice TNT 8:00 pm  ET

In a new episode called "Trajectory," the team hopes to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of a young man that occurred just a few years ago. Ex-prosecutor Kelly Siegler, former crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary and Detective Orlando Martinez collaborate with state police and firearm experts from across the country in their search for answers.

Gotham FOX 9:00 pm  ET

There's plenty of suspicion to go around the city in "Everyone Has a Cobblepot," as Gordon (Ben McKenzie) investigates Commissioner Loeb (guest star Peter Scolari) and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) is thought to be in cahoots with Dr. Dulmacher (guest star Colm Feore). The young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) gets a new reason to pursue his own campaign against crime. Nicholas D'Agosto (as Harvey Dent) and Nicholle Tom ("The Nanny") also guest star.

Great Performances PBS 9:00 pm  ET

Zubin Mehta leads one of the greatest orchestras in the world in "The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2015," a new episode featuring Austrian piano virtuoso Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist. Recorded last May in the gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, the program includes Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, and "Peer Gynt" Suite No. 1, as well as Jean Sibelius' symphonic poem "Finlandia."

Defiance SYFY 8:00 pm  ET

As hordes of freed Omec hunt Defiance citizens, most of the community's power players -- Nolan, Amanda, Datak, Irisa (Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Tony Curran, Stephanie Leonidas) and their friends -- undertake a potential suicide mission to end the threat once and for all in the season finale, "Upon the March We Fittest Die." Anna Hopkins and Jaime Murray also star.

Masters of Illusion CW 8:00 pm  ET

In a new episode called "Gravity Defiers, Compactors and Transformations," host Dean Cain welcomes featured magicians Nathan Burton, Tom Burgoon, Greg Frewin, Arthur Trace, Matt Marcy, Les Arnold and Dazzle, and Tommy Wind, who show off their diverse skills ranging from interactive mind magic to more conventional comedy routines as they perform feats of magic in front of a studio audience.

Shark Tank ABC 8:00 pm  ET

It's not that crime shows don't feature enough corpses, as it is but they may get a new source, thanks to one of the entrepreneurs. The person is a Tampa, Fla. scientist who has created a synthetic and realistic cadaver -- the actual purpose of which is to aid medical testing. Also, two Seattle residents put forth their idea for personalized action figures, and several Philadelphia women pose a concept for online interior design.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? CW 8:30 pm  ET

Keegan-Michael Key -- half of the popular comedy team Key & Peele -- is on hand to contribute to the humor in this episode. He joins Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles to add his on-the-spot creativity to the improvisational sketches and songs suggested by the studio audience ... which should be especially interesting, given the distinctive brand of amusement that Key has become known for. Aisha Tyler is the host.

Cold Justice: Sex Crimes TNT 9:00 pm  ET

Casey and Alicia travel to Rogers, Ark., to re-open the 17-year-old unsolved investigation into the rape of a teacher on an elementary school campus. Working with local law enforcement agencies, the pair hopes they can glean enough evidence to put the man who was responsible behind bars at last in the new episode "On Sacred Ground."

Dark Matter SYFY 9:00 pm  ET

Tabor Calchek (guest star David Hewlett), the team's handler, returns in the new "Episode Twelve" to send the crew on what they expect to be a fairly routine mission to retrieve a scientist being held against his will on a distant world. As so often happens on this series, however, the assignment turns into a horrific ordeal for one team member, orchestrated by someone from out of her past. Wil Wheaton guest stars. The season finale immediately follows.

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Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW 9:00 pm  ET

When it comes to pulling off masterful illusions, veteran magicians Penn & Teller are at the top of their game, so it's not easy to put one over on them. That's exactly what aspiring magicians Bill Cook, Wes Barker, Matt Holtzclaw and David Regal have to do, however, if any of them expects to be invited to perform with the duo at their Las Vegas casino show. The rookies do get a break, though: Penn & Teller get to see each performer's trick only once before trying to figure it out in the episode "Mission Impossi-Ball."

Madam Secretary CBS 11:35 pm  ET

A request to the president (Keith Carradine) to help resolve a troublesome situation in Western Africa has surprising, not-pleasant results for Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) in an episode entitled "The Call." Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. guest stars as a clergyman who's party to the diplomatic trouble. Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek also star.

Cars ABC 8:00 pm  ET

Vroom! The 2006 CGI box-office success comes to the small screen, with Owen Wilson voicing Lightning McQueen, a hotshot race car who gets stranded in a backwater town. He's revving at the engine to get back to racing, but Radiator Springs has its appeal. Additional voices include Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin and Tony Shalhoub.

Hell on Wheels AMC 9:00 pm  ET

The critically acclaimed period drama reaches the midpoint of its fifth and final season with a summer finale called "False Prophets," which finds Cullen and Durant (Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) reuniting in Salt Lake City to meet with President Grant (guest star Victor Slezak) to discuss the future of the railroad. Meanwhile, on another front, the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) puts his plan against the Mormons into action.

America's Next Weatherman TBS 11:00 pm  ET

This reality show competition parody from Will Ferrell's "Funny or Die" production company continues its eight-week run with a new episode called "Screaming Producers," which finds the remaining contestants trying to dodge some less-than-friendly-fire from a rageaholic station producer with whom they are forced to work. Away from the station, the teams try to teach kindergarten students about the weather and how it works. Matt Oberg hosts.

MLB Baseball FS1 4:00 pm  ET

A rather odd pair of interleague match-ups is on tap tonight in this Fox Sports 1 doubleheader, which begins with Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets facing David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, the traditional AL East rivals of the crosstown Yankees. Speaking of the Bronx Bombers, Mark Teixeira and his mates are in action in the nightcap against the Mets' NL East foes -- Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves.

American Ninja Warrior NBC 8:00 pm  ET

The series' "Military Finals" showcases members of the Armed Services who placed among the 30 finalists in the program's previous episode with a similar theme. They have some obstacles they didn't face then -- including the Salmon Ladder, the Arm Rings, the Doorknob Arch and the Spider Climb. As in other finals here, the goal is to qualify for the Las Vegas Finals and a shot at the $1 million grand prize. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila are the hosts.

Cedar Cove HALL 8:00 pm  ET

In the new episode "Runaway," Paul (Colin Ferguson) opens up to Olivia (Andie MacDowell) about the real reason he left his hometown and urges her to be cautious about what may be a hidden agenda on Liz's (Emily Holmes) part. As Maryellen (Elyse Levesque) struggles to cope with her mother's nuptials, Grace (Teryl Rothery) tries to convince Cliff (Sebastian Spence) to elope. Jack (Dylan Neal) risks his job at the Seattle Courier to defend Jeri (Julia Benson). Cameron Bancroft also stars.

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Fatal Flip LIFE 8:00 pm  ET

Alex and Jeff (Dominique Swain, "Lolita," and Michael Steger, "90210") expect nothing out of the ordinary when they hire Nate (Mike Faiola, "Awkward."), a handsome contractor, to help them repair a rundown house to sell at a profit. As the project progresses, however, Jeff and Alex realize they got more than they bargained for, because Nate comes with a very dark past. Tatyana Ali ("The Young and the Restless") also stars in this 2015 thriller.

Kill the Messenger HBOE 8:00 pm  ET

Jeremy Renner, also a producer on this fact-based 2014 crime thriller, stars as journalist Gary Webb, who becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign in the mid-1990s after he exposes the CIA's role in importing vast amounts of cocaine. The sale of which would generate money for Contra rebels in Nicaragua. Michael Cuesta ("Homeland") directs the fine ensemble cast, which also includes Rosemarie DeWitt ("Mad Men"), Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt and Andy Garcia.

NFL Preseason Football CBS 8:00 pm  ET

Two teams expecting to make postseason runs meet tonight in this preseason tilt at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, where Phil Rivers and the Chargers take on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. The Bolts, who finished out of the playoffs with a 9-7 record last year, may be in last-hurrah mode in 2015 with Rivers at 34 and safety Eric Weddle in his contract year. The defending NFC champion Seahawks, by contrast, are once again thinking Super Bowl all the way.

Ghost Adventures TRAVEL 9:00 pm  ET

A new episode takes Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with tech guys Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, to Deer Lodge, Mont., to investigate the Old Montana State Prison, site of a deadly prison riot in 1958. Hangings at the facility commonly were performed right on the prison grounds, utilizing a mobile gallows. As the team explores the property, they experience an abundance of weird occurrences and gather evidence.

Hannibal NBC 10:00 pm  ET

Will (Hugh Dancy) orchestrates a plot involving Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) as part of a desperate scheme to slay Francis Dolarhyde (guest star Richard Armitage) in the series finale, "The Wrath of the Lamb." Bedelia (Gillian Anderson), however, expresses concern that Will's strategy puts not only his own life at risk, but the lives of those around him. Rutina Wesley, Raul Esparza, Nina Arianda and Katharine Isabelle also guest star; Laurence Fishburne and Scott Thompson also star.

Last Man Standing ABC 10:30 pm  ET

The title "Vanessa Fixes Up Eve" pretty much spells out this episode's plot, but the result isn't as simple as it might seem. In arranging a date with one of her students for Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), Vanessa (Nancy Travis) doesn't realize her daughter already might be dating someone else. The identity of the possibly secret boyfriend intrigues Mike (Tim Allen), who thinks he might know the young man in question. Erika Alexander ("Living Single") guest stars.

2015 MTV Video Music Awards MTV 9:00 pm  ET

From the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus hosts this annual, celebrity-packed celebration of the year's best music videos. It's Taylor Swift, however, who leads the pack of nominees, with nine nods. Audience favorite Ed Sheeran is second, with six nominations. Kendrick Lamar scored four nominations for his video "Alright," but he's also a featured performer on Swift's "Bad Blood" (seven nods) and Flying Lotus's "Never Catch Me" (two nods).

CSI: Cyber CBS 10:00 pm  ET

Going "Die Hard 2" -- in which all of an airport's flights were threatened -- one better in terms of specific targeting, "L0m1s" imperils several planes that departed from the same airport. The attack is conducted via Wi-Fi, making the case ideally suited to the skills of Avery (Patricia Arquette) and her colleagues. Jason George ("Mistresses") and Sarah Butler guest star. James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol and Shad Moss also star.

Falling Skies TNT 10:00 pm  ET

Several climactic details are being kept under wraps as the sci-fi/action series wraps up its run. The story line takes the Mason family, the 2nd Mass and some new allies into what a press release describes as "the bowels of an iconic American location," where new and unpredictable challenges await them. Given that the title of this series finale is "Reborn," we're feeling optimistic about the outcome. Noah Wyle stars.

IndyCar Racing NBCSN 4:00 pm  ET

The IndyCar championship is on the line tonight in Northern California, as Sonoma Raceway plays host to the season-closing GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Title contenders Juan Pablo Montoya, Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Will Power will do battle on the scenic 2.385-mile, 12-turn natural-terrain road course that features elevation changes and varied turns that require downshifting. Dixon won here for the fourth time last year.

Bob's Burgers FOX 7:00 pm  ET

Emmy winner Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") supplies the guest voice of Gayle, Linda's (voice of John Roberts) sister who's distressed over a canceled date, in "The Gayle Tales." She had tickets for a show, giving her younger relatives an idea of how to get around being grounded. They vie to become her replacement date, and they have to write essays to make their case to accompany her. Another episode follows.

Explorer NGC 8:00 pm  ET

The esteemed documentary series relaunches after a five-year hiatus with a new episode called "Warlords of Ivory," an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the illegal ivory trade. Bryan Christy, a veteran reporter of the wildlife trafficking wars, tracks the path of illegal ivory from the kill site to the hands of ivory carvers.

MLB Baseball ESPN 8:00 pm  ET

Two teams with postseason aspirations square off tonight in Los Angeles, where Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers conclude a three-game series against Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs. The NL West-leading Dodgers played the wild card-hopeful Cubbies to a draw when these teams last met in June at Wrigley Field, each winning two games of a four-game series.

Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service PBS 8:00 pm  ET

You thought only James Bond kept such secrets? This special delves deeply into the history of the British intelligence agency MI6, which wasn't official recognized as the operation it is until 1994. Since its existence dates back to 1909, that was a lot of time in which much information could be kept private. Some people with firsthand knowledge of the bureau's dealings then, especially those involving other nations, offer insight.

Show Me a Hero HBOE 8:00 pm  ET

As this socially conscious miniseries from David Simon ("The Wire") and Paul Haggis ("Crash") wraps up, Nick Wasicsko (Oscar Isaac) starts planning his political comeback, having realized he had done the right thing on the controversial housing project. As the tenants for the project are screened and chosen, many have second thoughts about moving into hostile neighborhoods. Meanwhile, Mary Dorman (Catherine Keener) is surprised to find herself recruited to serve the incoming residents.

The Simpsons FOX 8:00 pm  ET

The voice of veteran singer Johnny Mathis is unmistakable, and he puts it to good use by voicing his animated likeness in "Bull-E." Bart's (voice of Nancy Cartwright) encounter at a school dance sends Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) on an anti-bullying crusade, and the result is unforeseen: Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) gets arrested for allegedly bullying Ned Flanders (voice of Harry Shearer). Albert Brooks also supplies a guest voice.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX 8:30 pm  ET

Teamed on a case with a top New York police detective (guest star Garret Dillahunt, "Raising Hope"), Jake (Andy Samberg) couldn't be more thrilled in "Det. Dave Majors" -- until he learns of his new partner's interest in Amy (Melissa Fumero). Terry (Terry Crews) mulls a job offer in private security, prompting Charles and Gina (Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti) to get him to stay at the precinct. Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz also star.

Family Guy FOX 9:00 pm  ET

She didn't envision becoming a model, but Meg (voice of Mila Kunis) is enlisted for that pursuit in "This Little Piggy." Some of the excitement wears off when she realizes what she's wanted for specifically: her feet. Stewie (voice of Seth MacFarlane) wants to experience the great outdoors, so Brian (also voiced by MacFarlane) takes him on a trek. Seth Green and Patrick Warburton also are in the voice cast.

Fear the Walking Dead AMC 9:00 pm  ET

Now that Nick's (Frank Dillane) dealer has been infected by the zombie virus, Madison (Kim Dickens) struggles to help her son as he faces the prospect of a crippling withdrawal in the new episode "So Close, Yet So Far." Meanwhile, Travis (Cliff Curtis) sets out on a risky quest to locate his own rebellious son, Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), before Los Angeles descends further into chaos. Alycia Debnam-Carey and Elizabeth Rodriguez also star.

Madam Secretary CBS 9:00 pm  ET

Struggling to keep her emotions in check following the devastating attack in Iran, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) strives to prevent an ecological disaster in the Amazon as she prepares for a national TV appearance with CBS newsman Bob Schieffer (playing himself) on "Face the Nation," also the title of this episode. Elsewhere, Elizabeth clashes with Henry (Tim Daly) over how much protection son Jason (Evan Roe) should have at his new school. Kevin Rahm also guest stars.

Married to Medicine BRAVO 9:00 pm  ET

Dr. Heavenly is ready to launch her dating app, Piq, after several months of hard work, but her husband does not like that she will be even busier in the new episode "Mariah the Party Crasher." Jill throws a wild Prohibition Party, where things take an unpleasant turn after her husband is accused of being disrespectful to Dr. Heavenly. Dr. Simone proposes a trip to the Bahamas to help the crew repair their fractured relationships.

Masterpiece Mystery! PBS 9:00 pm  ET

In what may be the climactic case of his career, Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) faces Moriarty's (Andrew Scott) diabolical plot to "get Sherlock," which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the crown jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the "final problem," and a tabloid reporter reveals the "shocking truth" about the great detective in "Sherlock, Series II: The Reichenbach Fall."

Ray Donovan SHO 9:00 pm  ET

After Ray (Liev Schreiber) tries to force a Finney rival to sell his land, Father Romero (Leland Orser) confronts him at Fite Club and challenges him to repent of his sins in the new episode "Tulip." With the Minassians out for revenge, Mickey (Jon Voight) is forced to consider an offer of police protection in exchange for his cooperation. Finney (Ian McShane) calls Ray back into service over a complication involving Varick (Jason Butler Harner).

The Great Food Truck Race FOOD 9:00 pm  ET

As the six remaining teams approach Flagstaff, Tyler phones them to advise that the team who sells the most there gets a one-hour head start to their next destination: Sedona, Ariz. In Sedona, the teams must make a dish incorporating the local delicacy, rattlesnake and rabbit sausage. In red rock country, the teams leave the comfort of their trucks to sell from pink jeeps in the new episode "Off-Road Eats in Arizona."

The Last Ship TNT 9:00 pm  ET

After retrieving the mastermind who was behind the Immune communications network, the Nathan James is trapped between a submarine and the civilian blockades set up by the Immunes in the new episode "Cry Havoc." Meanwhile, Chandler (Eric Dane) sends Dr. Scott (Rhona Mitra) and the cure off the ship under the protection of Slattery (Adam Baldwin) as the crew of the Nathan James gets battle-ready for what looks like an inevitable showdown.

The Last Man on Earth FOX 9:30 pm  ET

In "Moved to Tampa," Phil (Will Forte) loves being one of the few males in the tiny pool of Tucson survivors, which definitely improves his prospects with the available women. It occurs to him, however, that in order to protect that status, he needs to retrace his earlier steps and alter those signs he put up, so no more men will show up. Unfortunately, in the process he ends up trapped on a billboard. Mary Steenburgen also stars.

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Breaking the Silence TLC 10:00 pm  ET

Airing without commercial interruption, this new one-hour documentary sheds light on the challenges faced by those affected by child molestation via the deeply felt personal accounts of survivors. They include Erin Merryn, whose own harrowing abuse inspired the passage in 26 states of "Erin's Law," which mandates age-appropriate lessons on personal body safety for schoolchildren. The program also includes information on where people can turn for help, and advice from abuse prevention experts.

The Strain FXEAST 10:00 pm  ET

In a new episode called "Intruders," Eph (Corey Stoll) must protect Zack (Max Charles) against a surprise intruder into Red Hook. Elsewhere, Gus (Miguel Gomez) convinces the Guptas to make a difficult choice, while Fet and Setrakian (Kevin Durand, David Bradley) are dismayed to discover they are not the only prospective buyers as they set out to acquire the Lumen. Mia Maestro also stars.

Manzo'd With Children BRAVO 10:30 pm  ET

Fed up with Lauren's extravagance and her immature conduct, Caroline gives her daughter a dose of tough love in a new episode called "Introducing Bridezilla." Her strategy backfires, however, shifting Lauren's worst "bridezilla" behavior into a whole new gear. While Chris tries to make amends to his mother for his own misbehavior, Albie confesses to a shocking development in his love life.

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Vicious PBS 10:30 pm  ET

Feeling completely out of shape, Freddie and Stuart (Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi) accompany Ash (Iwan Rheon) to his gym, where Theo (guest star Jack Ashton), a young trainer, persuades them to sign up for an expensive membership package. In fact, the smitten seniors invite Theo back to their flat, abandoning Ash. When he realizes Theo is just taking advantage of his two chums, however, Ash is quick to take action. Frances de la Tour and Marcia Warren also star in the new episode "Gym."

Fashion Police E 8:00 pm  ET

Can this series reinvent itself with Melissa Rivers taking over the host chair once held by her tart-tongued mother, Joan? You can bet many people will be watching tonight's assessment of fashions at MTV's Video Music Awards as the show returns after a long hiatus with the younger Rivers joining Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, plus guest stars Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes. "Police" was rocked last spring as Kathy Griffin, who took over as host after Joan Rivers' death, bailed after just seven episodes.

The Whispers ABC 10:01 pm  ET

After long weeks of speculation, Claire (Lily Rabe) and the other members on the team of heroes scramble into action as Drill's mysterious endgame finally is put into motion in the season finale, "Game Over." Notice that we said "season," not "series finale," but "The Whispers" -- which saw its audience share steadily fall throughout the summer -- wrapped production on Season 1 not knowing whether the show would be picked up. ABC allowed its options on the cast to expire, so don't expect a lot of closure.

Girl Code Live MTV 10:30 pm  ET

This new spin-off series from the successful "Girl Code" franchise is hosted by three familiar faces from that program -- Carly, Awkwarfina and Nessa -- who welcome musicians and other celebrity guests for a fast-paced half-hour of entertaining games and some frank girl-talk, all in front of a live studio audience. MTV has ordered 10 episodes for this first season.

2015 U.S. Open Tennis ESPN 1:00 pm  ET

The tennis year's final Grand Slam tournament plays out over the next two weeks beginning today when the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., plays host to the U.S. Open. Marin Cilic will defend his singles title on the men's side from a field including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, while on the women's Serena Williams will take on all comers, including Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova.

2 Broke Girls CBS 8:00 pm  ET

It can pay to look good -- or so Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) hope, as they become Nash's (guest star Austin Falk) managers in trying to launch his modeling career in "And the Look of the Irish." They expect that if he's successful, they'll profit, too. Sophie and Oleg (Jennifer Coolidge, Jonathan Kite) try to keep their hands off each other for the month before their wedding. Sandra Bernhard returns in her guest role.

A Patch of Blue TCM 8:00 pm  ET

This 1965 film stars Elizabeth Hartman as Selina, a young blind woman. While sitting in a park, Selina meets Gordon (Sidney Poitier), a black man who takes an instant liking to her. The two become close friends as Gordon teaches her ways to be independent. Shelley Winters won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her heart-rending performance as Selina's abusive mother, who ruins Selina's self-esteem.

American Ninja Warrior NBC 8:00 pm  ET

In the new episode "The Vegas Finals," the top finishers from the regional finals face a truly daunting new challenge: a four-stage course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan. In Stage One alone, that means they'll have to undertake new obstacles called the Double Shock and the Sonic Curve if they are to have any shot at that million-dollar grand prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila join co-host Kristine Leahy.

Big Blue Live PBS 8:00 pm  ET

Talk about reality television! This new three-night event, a OBS-BBC co-production, showcases the rejuvenation of Monterey Bay, Calif., where marine creatures now thrive in a once-endangered ecosystem, by providing live (in many markets) streaming of these sea creatures feeding. Tonight's premiere follows migrating whales, sharks and even various birds as they join sea otters and sea lions that call Monterey Bay home. The hour also includes supplemental filmed footage.

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Penn & Teller: Fool Us CW 8:00 pm  ET

For a new episode called "Star Spangled Magic," featured magicians including Riley Siegler, Jade, Ran'D Shine and David Roth attempt to perform feats of illusion that their veteran hosts are not able to figure out after only one viewing. Any magicians who pull off that trick wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. British TV personality Jonathan Ross serves as host.

Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off FOOD 8:00 pm  ET

After making it through the first elimination, the seven remaining young chefs must put their own spin on a fast food classic in a new episode called "Fast Food Feud." Food critic and Internet video star Daymon Patterson ("Daym Drops") joins Rachael Ray to judge the cook-off results.

So You Think You Can Dance FOX 8:00 pm  ET

Although the dancers on this show are competitors, it gets harder every week to say goodbye to the eliminated performers, so expect emotions to run high in the new episode "Top 6 Perform and Elimination," as one dancer each is cut from Team Stage and Team Street. Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo don't have much voice in who those hapless hoofers will be, but they're sure to have consoling words for them.

The Odd Couple CBS 8:30 pm  ET

If the aim of yoga is peace and relaxation, Felix (Thomas Lennon) clearly missed out on that information, as indicated by the episode <7>Enlightening Strikes.<8> His way of substitute-teaching such a class agitates everyone in attendance, including Emily (Lindsay Sloane) and a man named Steve (song-parody master Weird Al Yankovic, in a guest role). Regis Philbin also guest stars in a subplot about Oscar (Matthew Perry) getting trapped on the subway.

Antiques Roadshow PBS 9:00 pm  ET

A "most wanted" segment from the 2013 episode "Myrtle Beach (Hour Two)" features appraiser Debra Force and a former FBI agent investigating a story about art that was stolen from South Carolina's Hobclaw Barony estate. Discoveries from the Myrtle Beach visit include an 1860 letter signed by Abraham Lincoln, a gift of crystals from Marilyn Monroe and an 1850s South Carolina sword valued at between $30,000 and $40,000.

Awkward. MTV 9:00 pm  ET

Details are scarce as the hit sitcom returns for its fifth and final season, but based on a current MTV trailer, many fans are hopeful these new episodes will see a reconciliation of currently estranged lovebirds Jenna Hamilton and Matty McKibben (Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff). This last season will be split into two parts, with the first 12 episodes tracking Jenna and her friends up to their high school graduation, followed by an arc showing the characters in their post-high school lives.

Scorpion CBS 9:00 pm  ET

Walter (Elyes Gabel) and the rest of Team Scorpion go on a cruise ship together, but it's not for the sake of pleasure: They're trying to locate and disable some deadly rockets that have been stolen. As Valentine's Day approaches, Ralph (Riley B. Smith) turns to Happy and Toby (Jadyn Wong, Eddie Kaye Thomas) for advice on how to handle his first crush in "Love Boat." Katharine McPhee also stars.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? CW 9:00 pm  ET

Most people know Bill Nye as "the Science Guy," thanks to his efforts to educate kids -- and the public at large, really -- about the exciting possibilities of science. In this new episode, however, we'll see whether Nye might earn a second reputation as "the Comedy Chap" when he joins cast regulars Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest star Greg Proops, for some improv games. Host Aisha Tyler ("Archer") awards points and declares a winner at the end of each episode.

Faking It MTV 9:30 pm  ET

Hester High gets turned on its head in the summer premiere, "Stripped," which sees a new principal determined to get the school back on track. Meanwhile, Karma and Amy (Katie Stevens, Rita Volk) try to repair their friendship after Karma's discovery that Amy slept with Liam (Gregg Sulkin), and Shane (Michael J. Willett) tries to keep Duke (Skyler Maxon) from finding out that Shane was the one who outed him. Bailey De Young also stars.

Significant Mother CW 9:30 pm  ET

Jimmy and Lydia's (Nathaniel Buzolic, Krista Allen) rocky romance seems to take a step back for every two steps forward, especially when Lydia's uptight mother, Gammy (guest star Linda Gray, "Dallas"), shows up unannounced. Jimmy wants a chance to prove himself, but a mix-up sends Lydia's attempts to cover up the truth spinning out of control in the new episode "Suffering & Succotash." Gammy, meanwhile, has a secret of her own. Josh Zuckerman also stars.

NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9:59 pm  ET

Quite possibly, "American Sniper" was the inspiration for "Field of Fire," though the story here goes its own way. An ex-Marine and skilled shooter is the quarry of the team after he leaves a hospital -- especially since he might have ties to extremists. Kensi (Daniela Ruah), a proficient sniper herself, has a hard time with some of the memories the case brings back for her. Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Linda Hunt also star.

POV PBS 10:00 pm  ET

A new episode called "The Storm Makers" provides a harrowing report on Cambodia's human trafficking underworld by focusing on a 16-year-old peasant girl sold into slavery and two traffickers -- known as "storm makers" for the havoc they cause in the lives of their victims -- who move poor and illiterate people across the border. Out of roughly half a million Cambodians working outside their country, nearly a third of them become slaves, often young women forced into prostitution.

Todrick MTV 10:00 pm  ET

This unscripted new docu-series holds quite a bit of promise because of the personality at its center: singer, actor, director and choreographer Todrick Hall, a 30-year-old Texan who has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his strikingly original videos. The series follows Hall and the eclectic band of artists in his "creative factory" as they collaborate on new pieces.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls NBC 10:01 pm  ET

Actor Michael B. Jordan has had to endure some sharply disappointing reviews for his summer movie flop "Fantastic Four," but he faces far more physical challenges in this new episode as he joins Grylls in Wales. There, they start their journey by dropping into rough waters off the coast before making their way up the coast and to the top of the mountains for their exit, battling torrents of rain and gusts of wind that force them to get creative when it comes to finding food and shelter for the night.

Blue Bloods CBS 11:35 pm  ET

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is out for justice -- and more than a touch of vengeance -- when Baez (Marisa Ramirez) is hurt by assailants while helping to transport drugs to be destroyed in "Partners." A lieutenant with a sterling professional record unexpectedly causes problems for Frank (Tom Selleck). Kirk Acevedo reprises his earlier guest role as Baez's brother. Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou also star.

Frontline PBS 10:00 pm  ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the spotlight in "Putin's Way," providing an overall survey of his rise to power and how he has used his political heft both domestically and in relations with other countries. The KGB veteran's allegedly autocratic style has generated controversy not only during his three reigns in the presidency, but also in his two terms as prime minister. His involvement in other organizations is considered.

Hollywood Game Night NBC 10:01 pm  ET

Two "civilian" contestants lead teams of three celebrities apiece in a series of party games to win a $25,000 grand prize. Stars in the game pool for the new episode "Everything's Coming Up Jonas" include singer-actor Joe Jonas, comic Jeff Dye, Cheryl Burke ("Dancing With the Stars"), Jenna Elfman, Seth Green and Michelle Trachtenberg. Jane Lynch hosts.

Drunk History COM 10:30 pm  ET

Season 3 opens with the saga of how fossil hunters Othniel Marsh and Edward Cope (guest stars Christopher Meloni, Tony Hale) became bitter rivals, and an account of Thaddeus Lowe's (guest star Greg Kinnear) contributions to America's first Air Force, which was founded by Abraham Lincoln (Stephen Merchant, "Hello Ladies," reprising an earlier guest role). Jenny Slate reveals how scientists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson (guest stars Justin Long, Jason Ritter) found an echo of the Big Bang.

America's Got Talent NBC 8:00 pm  ET

The Live Semi-Finals of the competition begin as a dozen of the top 24 acts perform on the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall for judges Howie Mandel, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Howard Stern as they try to clear another hurdle toward that $1 million grand prize. Nick Cannon hosts the new episode "Semi-Finals 1."

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? FOX 8:00 pm  ET

A paleontologist knows a great deal about what happened on Planet Earth millennia ago, but what about classroom lessons learned during elementary school? A contestant who specializes in that branch of science, as well as a real estate agent, pit their knowledge of subjects ranging from art to geography and math against some real grade-school students in the new episode "Adolfo/Ashley."

Big Blue Live PBS 8:00 pm  ET

Episode two of this new three-night miniseries event features an interview with a scientist who is trying to help solve the mysteries of shark migration and to study the anatomy of elephant seals and white sharks. The hour also dives into the hidden world of Monterey Bay's sea lions and sea otters.

Fresh Off the Boat ABC 8:00 pm  ET

An episode called "Home Sweet Home School" finds Louis and Jessica (Randall Park, Constance Wu) clashing over how to run the restaurant and how to raise the kids. The boys all get straight A's in school, but that only convinces their dragon mom their classes are too easy. At work, she cracks the whip so harshly that Louis must find a way to get her to lighten up. Three other episodes of the show immediately follow.

NCIS CBS 8:00 pm  ET

Though CSI has a cyber unit that has fueled its own series, NCIS also is deeply involved in online crime in "The Lost Boys." A case that Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team are working goes international with the pursuit of terrorists who recruit new, very young allies via the Internet. The situation becomes potentially more lethal with the villains' purchase of black-market weapons. Guest star Matt Jones returns as Special Agent Ned Dorneget.

The Flash CW 8:00 pm  ET

Joe (Jesse L. Martin) becomes the target of the so-called Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre), whose brother was killed by the cop, in "Out of Time." Barry (Grant Gustin) cautions Joe not to try to stop the villain on his own. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) develops suspicions about Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), related to the identity of the Reverse Flash. A double date has uncomfortable results for Barry and Iris (Candice Patton).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX 9:00 pm  ET

Kyra Sedgwick continues her guest role as the deputy chief in "The Mole." Before she finds out someone in the precinct is letting information leak, Holt (Andre Braugher) -- who doesn't see eye-to-eye with her anyway -- and Jake (Andy Samberg) try to put a stop to the situation. Terry and Rosa (Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz) try to advance the cause of their new drug task force. Melissa Fumero and Joe Lo Truglio also star.

Hotel Impossible TRAVEL 9:00 pm  ET

Season 6 opens with a new episode called "Fix Your Kicks on Route 66," which finds host Anthony Melchiorri and his team boarding their tricked-out RV for a trek along the longest surviving stretch of historic Route 66, where they try to help three struggling Arizona hotels: a "luxury" inn that has fallen on hard times, a former bordello listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and, for the first time, a camping and trailer park.

In Their Own Words PBS 9:00 pm  ET

Three new weekly episodes of this series, which profiles key historical figures by framing their life stories with their most memorable quotes, opens with "Queen Elizabeth II." The hour traces the indefatigable British monarch's life from her youth to her father's coronation as King George VI, followed by her sudden ascension to the throne and her 60-plus-year reign as queen.

iZombie CW 9:00 pm  ET

Written by Diane Ruggiero-Wright, one of the show's executive producers, "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat" sounds like "I Know What You Did Last Summer" revisited. Several teens are responsible for an apparent death, but as they try to conceal the mishap, the supposed victim appears and attacks one of his "killers." Liv (Rose McIver) is taken back to her high school days as she and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) investigate.

Rizzoli & Isles TNT 9:00 pm  ET

In the mid-season finale, a new episode called simply "5:26," after a vintage watch is found inside a balloon of cocaine inside the stomach of a dead woman, figuring out its significance becomes the key to protecting Jane (Angie Harmon) and all the people she loves. Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Jordan Bridges and Bruce McGill also star.

Zoo CBS 9:00 pm  ET

Pursued as fugitives, Jackson (James Wolk) and the team fly to Zambia in search of leopard DNA that they hope will prove useful in manufacturing a cure for the aberrant behavior that's affecting animals around the world. Getting out of the country without detection may prove tricky, however, so they turn to animal rights activist Ray Endicott (guest star Warren Christie) for assistance. Chloe (Nora Arnezeder), meanwhile, makes the ultimate sacrifice to avoid further bloodshed in the new episode "Emotional Contagion."

The Last Man on Earth FOX 9:30 pm  ET

Phil (Will Forte) is speechless with indignation, disappointment and offended male ego as he is forced to stand by and helplessly observe doughy Todd's (Mel Rodriguez) inexplicably successful courtship of the beautiful Melissa (January Jones) in "She Drives Me Crazy." Adding to the indignity, his neighbors take a vote demanding that Phil clean up his disgusting swimming pool. Kristen Schaal also stars.

Extreme Weight Loss ABC 10:00 pm  ET

The new episode "Kim" follows the journey of a Honolulu fashion designer who fears her weight will prevent others from taking her professional efforts seriously. In fact, she wants to lose enough to join models in wearing her creations on the runway herself -- which is where trainers Chris and Heidi Powell come in. They aim to help Kim reach her goal of getting credit for her creativity as well as her revised appearance.

NCIS: New Orleans CBS 10:00 pm  ET

The enemy known as Baitfish returns -- and makes matters personal for the team -- in "How Much Pain Can You Take." Someone close to the agents is murdered, evidently by Baitfish, who wants to bait Pride (Scott Bakula). The subsequent, fury-fueled pursuit of the villain also involves Police Captain Messier, played again by guest star Dylan Walsh ("Unforgettable"). Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan and CCH Pounder also star.

Public Morals TNT 10:00 pm  ET

In the new "Family Is Family," Kay O'Bannon (Michele Hicks) asks her nephew Muldoon (Edward Burns, who also wrote and directed this episode) to find out who killed her husband. Meanwhile, the victim's son, Sean (Austin Stowell), starts a romance with Deirdre (Lyndon Smith), the sister of his best friend, Duffy (Keith Nobbs). Bullman (Michael Rapaport), takes Jimmy Shea (Brian Wiles), a Public Morals rookie, to a private, illegal casino. Brian Dennehy and Neal McDonough) also star.

Tyrant FXEAST 10:00 pm  ET

The fate of Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) and his extended family is unclear as a new day dawns in the season finale, "Pax Abuddin." Recognizing that the situation is ripe for positive change, Barry (Adam Rayner) urges Rami (Keon Alexander) to stay and oversee the transition. Leila (Moran Atias), meanwhile, cooperates with the Arab League, hoping to secure a position for Ahmed (Cameron Gharaee) and herself in the new world order.

Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels HIST 10:03 pm  ET

George Christie, a former president of this motorcycle club, breaks ranks to spill confidential info on the inner workings of this infamous gang. The new episode "Making Money" charts how the club grew from a ragtag collection of outlaws and misfits into a multimillion-dollar empire. During the psychedelic haze of the 1960s, the Angels discovered there was a fortune to be made peddling high-grade LSD to participants in the booming drug culture, while developing strategies for evading arrest.

Blue Bloods CBS 11:35 pm  ET

The split-up of a police team causes Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) to get different partners, too, in "Burning Bridges." After an officer is outed, reassignments result when his partner refuses to ride with him. Frank (Tom Selleck) runs into related complications. Jamie and Eddie (Will Estes, Vanessa Ray) try to even the score with a detective who unjustly claimed a case as his. Bill Irwin and Heather Burns guest star.