TV best bets with ‘Big Little Lies’ season finale, JFK Jr., ‘Suits’ and ‘Queer Eye’ returns

Originally posted Monday, July 15, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

fyi... I’m on vacation this week.

HBO’s “Big Little Lies” concludes what many felt was a superfluous second season on Sunday.

USA’s ‘Suits” and Netflix’s “Queer Eye” return. A&E explores the final year of JFK Jr.’s life. And CBS’s “Elementary” celebrates its 150th episode.

This covers Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — For the first time, four men will go on overnight dates. 

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — Los Angeles qualifiers. 

“The Code” 9 p.m. CBS — Abe and Harper's investigation into the accidental overdose of a Marine takes a turn when they can't find any fingerprints – even the deceased's – on the pill bottle, leading them to believe he was murdered.

“So You Think You Can Dance” 9 p.m. Fox — With initial auditions done, the remaining dancers compete at the Academy. Norcross resident Frank "Ghost" Crisp Jr. is one of the dancers in the running. 

“Girls Cruise” 9 p.m. VH1 (new series)— Lil' Kim and her friends including Chilli and Mya set sail for the ultimate Caribbean vacation filled with hilarious antics, emotional breakthroughs and spicy romances. 

“Divorce” 10 p.m. HBO  Frances and Robert get into an argument about Tom's college applications.

“Grand Hotel” 10 p.m. ABC  Javi finally reveals his big secret to the family, and Alicia and Danny's hidden relationship becomes more complicated as new rules are enforced.

TUESDAY

“Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight With Robin Roberts” 9 p.m. ABC — Effectively, an advertorial for the movie. 

America's Got Talent” 8 p.m. NBC — The judges start cutting now that the initial rounds are done. 

“Behind Closed Doors: The Talwars Part 1” 9 p.m. HBO — A gripping true crime story about a double homicide with little forensic evidence, tons of speculation, and no clear-cut suspect or motive. 

“Pandora” 9 p.m. the CW (new series) — After the death of her parents, Jax matriculates at the Fleet Training Academy on Earth where she learns to defend the Galaxy from intergalactic threats and makes a new family of friends, but also makes a shocking discovery about her own.

“JFK Jr.: The Final Year” 9 p.m. A&E — A look at the final year of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s life, including never-before-seen footage and interviews with former President Bill Clinton, David Pecker, Gary Ginsberg, and Sasha Chermayeff.

“Blood & Treasure” 9 p.m. CBS — After nearly capturing Farouk in a sting operation, Danny and Lexi enlist Hardwick to tap into his underworld contacts in hopes of cornering Farouk before he disappears again.

“Man on the Moon” 10 p.m. CBS — A look back at the first moon landing on its 50th anniversary. 

WEDNESDAY

“Handmaid's Tale” 3:01 a.m. Hulu — June is punished for her role in the attempted murder of Ofmathew.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 14 home cooks fight for immunity in another team challenge.

Suits” 9 p.m. USA (ninth season debut) — Harvey and Samantha fight to keep Zane's name on the wall; Alex warns Louis of the consequences.

“The Inbetween” 10 p.m. NBC — A serial killer strikes again. Cassie allows her visions to lead Tom and Damien toward the killer.

“Krypton” 10 p.m. Syfy — In the wake of tragedy, Seg helps Nyssa rescue their son, while alliances on Wegthor fracture.

“Snowfall” 10 p.m. FX — Faced with mounting problems on the street, Franklin pivots his business model.

“Yellowstone” 10 p.m. Paramount — John's rivals strike a hit on the Yellowstone. John makes an alliance.

THURSDAY

“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” 8 p.m. MTV  Everyone tries to pick up the pieces after the details of Mike's sentencing are revealed.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox  The losing team from the previous episode faces an elimination challenge.

“Family Food Fight” 9 p.m. ABC — The top five families of home cooks return to the kitchen for another serving of healthy competition.

“Dr. Pimple Popper” 9 p.m. TLC — Gerald is back to see Dr. Lee and a hand specialist about a huge bump on his middle finger.

“Hollywood Game Night” 9 p.m. NBC — Nicole Byer, Timothy Simons and Taye Diggs play against Arielle Kebbel, Carson Kressley and Kym Whitley.

“Alone” 10 p.m. History — As they approach the one-month mark, the participants' survival is threatened by new factors.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS (150th episode) — Holmes and Watson work to determine if a long-dormant serial killer has resurfaced in the wake of a sculptor's murder in New York City.

FRIDAY

“Queer Eye” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (ninth season debut) — This is the fourth season on Netflix as the Fab Five continue to work on the lives of folks in Kansas City.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” 9 p.m. Food  Guy Fieri revisits San Diego, where an Asian-inspired noodle house is taking over the neighborhood.

“Love After Lockup” 9 p.m. WE  Tracie gets angry about Clint's secret; Lizzie accuses Scott of something; Sarah gives birth; Andrea walks away from Lamar's family.

“Killjoys” 10 p.m. Syfy (fifth season debut)  Dutch realizes The Lady has put Westerley under a collective delusion - in a world without memory, nothing is what it seems.

WEEKEND

“The Madam of Purity Falls” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — After the tragic death of her husband, a mother moves her teenage son and daughter to the idyllic town of Purity Falls only to find the rift with her son deepen when he becomes entrapped in the neighborhood maven's nefarious home business.

“Celebrity Family Feud” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick, and Decker's family square off against Bobby Bones and friends, including Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Amy Brown and Don Chappell.

“Big Little Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (second season finale) — Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry's childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.

“City on a Hill” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Decourcy gets closer to connecting the stolen guns to the Revere robbery when an insider agrees to talk.

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — While Desna works to get Dean away from Mac and Melba, Quiet Ann gets the crew deeper into trouble.

“Instinct” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — A Sweet 16 party turns into a crime scene when the birthday girl's stepmother falls to her death and the guests and staff are put under a microscope by the NYPD.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Alicia, Grace and Morgan try to buy time; Dorie and Dwight try to get ahead against the elements; Wendell and Sarah get unexpected help.

“The Loudest Voice” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime— Roger finds his legacy in Joe Lindsley, a 25-year-old acolyte he hires to be the editor of a newspaper he bought in upstate New York.

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