Chuck Norris talks military vehicles on a History special Monday.

TV best bets with Aziz Ansari, Farrah Fawcett, Chuck Norris, ‘Scream,’ ‘Snowfall’

Originally posted Monday, July 8, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

It’s mid-summer and that means specials this week on History featuring Chuck Norris and David Hasselhoff.

For more nostalgia: A&E has a two-hour documentary about Farrah Fawcett

And can it get any hotter than an entire week of “Love Island” on CBS? 

Plus, VH1 has brought back the third season of “Scream,” shot and set in Atlanta, and FX’s “Snowfall” returns for a third season less than three months after creator John Singleton suddenly died. 

Need some laughs? Aziz Ansari also has his first Netflix special in several years and NBC brings on a reality competition show “Bring the Funny” that is broader than “Last Comic Standing” and includes all sorts of stage humor like sketch comedy. 

And the Situation and Snooki are back for a paycheck... er... a “Jersey Shore Family Reunion” on MTV for season three. 

This covers Monday, July 8 through Sunday, July 13, 2019. 

MONDAY

“America Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — Cincinnati qualifiers.

“Beat Shazam” 8 p.m. Fox — Teams of moonshiners, newlyweds and best friends battle for the chance to take home the season's second million-dollar prize

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — Hannah returns to the states to visit the hometowns and meet the families of her final four men: Jed, Luke P., Peter and Tyler C.

“The Code” 9 p.m. CBS — A Marine is accused of helping a terrorist escape from Guantanamo Bay.

“Chuck Norris' Epic Guide to Military Vehicles” 9 p.m. History — You had us at Chuck Norris: some of the most innovative and mind-boggling cars are not on the streets – they are helping the military pound the pavement and cross terrain around the world. 

“Scream” 9 p.m. VH1 (third season debut) — GhostFace is back! When a shadowy figure from Deion's past returns to haunt his present, it threatens the lives of him and his newfound friends.

“Divorce” 10 p.m. HBO  Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters as Frances prepares for a weekend getaway with Henry.

“Grand Hotel” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Danny and Jason dive deeper into the mystery of Sky's disappearance, an old friend of Gigi's checks into the hotel causing Santiago to feel uneasy and Javi is put to work.

TUESDAY

“Aziz Ansari: Right Now” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — This is his first special in four years and his most public appearance a woman 18 months ago accused him of sexual misconduct during a date. 

I Love You, Now Die” 8 p.m. HBO — Michelle Carter allegedly convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide. Did she deserve to be charged with involuntary manslaughter? 

“Love Island” 8 p.m. CBS (new series) — It's sort of like "Bachelor in Paradise" with couples competing in games and America voting for their favorite couple. 

“Farrah Fawcett Forever” 8 p.m. A&E — A celebration of the life of actress Farrah Fawcett 10 years after her tragic death on June 25, 2009.

Ambitions” 10 p.m. OWN —Stephanie and Evan join forces for their own self-interest while Titus embarks on a mission that could jeopardize his entire career.

“Blood & Treasure” 10 p.m. CBS — Danny and Lexi seek out a famed Nazi hunter whose research leads them to Montreal.

“Bring the Funny” 10:01 p.m. NBC (new series) — Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy join at the judges' table in search of the funniest comedy act around.

WEDNESDAY

“Family Reunion” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Tia Mowry plays Cocoa McKellan, a free spirited mother from Seattle. When she and her former football-playing husband Moz and their four children travel from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, GA for the McKellan Family Reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn't even realize they were missing. 

“The 2019 ESPY Awards” 9 p.m. ABC — Tracy Morgan hosts. 

Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff” 9 p.m. History — David Hasselhoff proves how the 80s KITT car revolutionized the car industry for years.

“Queen Sugar” 9 p.m. OWN — Remy reveals he’s leaving town; Davis turns to Charley for advice when Nova’s book impacts his job.

“The Inbetween” 10 p.m. NBC — Cassie is drawn to a young mother who needs her help and encounters young Abigail once again.

“Krypton” 10 p.m. Syfy — Amidst a hostage negotiation that could end the war on Krypton, Seg seeks answers about Lyta.

“Snowfall” 10 p.m. FX (third season debut) — Franklin and Cissy look to make an investment in the community, while Andre tries to figure out what is destroying it. Jerome unveils his new business.

THURSDAY

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” 8 p.m. MTV (third season debut)  The gang kicks it off by heading to Las Vegas. After partying through Sin City, they head back to the East Coast, celebrating milestones in Atlantic City, and settle in for an extended summer stay at the Shore

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox  With two eliminations on the line, the pressure is on for the losing team in one of the series' most daunting challenges: the tag-team challenge.

“Ax Men” 9 p.m. History (10th season debut) — The Ax Men return, facing tougher conditions than ever before.

“Dr. Pimple Popper” 9 p.m. TLC (third season debut) — Jen has growths on her ear, causing her depression, vertigo, and pain. Juliet is stressed over the bumps on her neck and chest.

“Hollywood Game Night” 9 p.m. NBC (sixth season debut) — Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman joined by Nico Santos ("Superstore") and "The Good Place" cast members D'Arcy Carden, Marc Evan Jackson and Jameela Jami.

“Alone” 10 p.m. History — A survivalist finds himself attracting attention from his predators.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Cassie Lenue, a brilliant young criminal Holmes and Watson helped put in prison, seeks their help in solving a murder.

FRIDAY

“Blown Away” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Ten master artists turn up the heat in glassblowing sculpture challenges for the chance to win $60000 in prizes and the title of champion.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” 9 p.m. Food  Guy Fieri's grabbing grub infused with international flavors.

“Love After Lockup” 10 p.m. WE  Tracie celebrates freedom, but Clint is keeping a big secret; Michael risks all when he threatens parole.

“Bridezillas” 10 p.m. WE (12th season finale)  SecretZilla crashes her groom's bachelor party and it threatens the entire wedding, but it's her ceremony surprise that shocks all. BratZilla battles MomZilla when she busts her budget and runs to Daddy.

WEEKEND

“Stalked By My Doctor: A Sleepwalker's Nightmare” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Wanted for multiple crimes, Dr. Albert Beck assumes the identity of another doctor en route to a new job at a sleep clinic.

“Celebrity Family Feud” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Maria Manounos vs. Jeannie Mai. 

“Big Little Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.

“City on a Hill” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Jackie strong-arms Jimmy to get a step closer to finding the presumably dead armored truck guards.

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Dean and Desna get a visit from an unexpected relative.

“Instinct” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Dylan and Lizzie investigate the murder of an aspiring musician who was gunned down on a roller coaster at an amusement park.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Luciana and the group face a seemingly impossible quest while Morgan tries to stop a crisis.

“The Loudest Voice” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime— Emboldened by 9/11, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes uses the network to push a government agenda

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