TV best bets with Caitlyn Jenner, 'Sharknado,' 'Dating Naked'

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, July 19, 2015

The dopiest movie series a network has ever embraced is "Sharknado." Syfy, tongue firmly in cheek, calls it "the most important event of 2015."

The shark attacks get wilder and crazier and are now covering Florida to New York. The New York Post has listed all the celebrity cameos here, including Ann Coulter, Mark Cuban, Bill Engvall, David Hasselhoff and Jery Springer.

Personally, I've tried to get through the first two films and failed to get to the end of either. I may try yet again because, well, why not? It's not as if there is anything else to watch, right?

This 20-second promo is probably all you'll need to know:

If that isn't cheesy enough for you, VH1 brings back "Dating Naked" Wednesday. Or on Saturday, there's Science's "Race to Escape," which plays off the "escape room" trend in game show format with Jimmy Pardo as a host.

More seriously, E! launches its reality show "I am Cait" Sunday focused on the gender shift of Bruce to Caitlyn Jenner.

And if that isn't enough for you, Ryan Seacrest and other celebrities will be knocking on strangers' doors to give them prizes on "Knock Knock Live," a risky new Fox show Tuesday.

A couple of shows are finishing their summer seasons already, including USA's 'Royal Pines" Tuesday and Fox's "Wayward Pines" Thursday.

This covers Monday, July 20, 2015 through Sunday, July 26,2015.


"American Ninja Warrior" 8 p.m. NBC — The top 30 competitors from the Kansas City Qualifier tackle the Kansas City Finals course.

"The Bachelorette " 8 p.m. ABC — Kaitlyn and 17 of the most memorable bachelors dish about the season and each other.

"So You Think You Can Dance " 8 p.m. Fox — The first eliminations are in order.

"Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson " 9 p.m. HBO — Profile of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, whose artwork was hidden away in a trunk for 40 years after she was committed to an asylum in 1925.

" Devious Maids " 9 p.m. Lifetime — Carmen gets creative when her new boss invites her on a double date.

" Major Crimes" 9 p.m. TNT — Two officers are killed in a shooting, putting the unit together with deputy chief Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney) to find the sole witness and crack the case.

"Unreal " 10 p.m. Lifetime — Adam is offered an interesting proposal, with the final elimination ceremony right around the corner.

"Murder in the First " 10 p.m. TNT — Terry and Hildy head to Mexico when truths emerge about Navarro.

"Running Wild With Bear Grylls " 10:01 p.m. NBC — Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Bear build a snow cave in the mountains of Italy and rappel down a frozen waterfall.


"America's Got Talent" 8 p.m. NBC — The trimming continues.

"So You Think You Can Dance" 8 p.m. Fox — A review of the past 10 years of the show.

" Knock Knock Live " 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — The unscripted series in which a knock on the door could unlock an opportunity to win cash, meet celebrities or even host a concert on one's front lawn. Ryan Seacrest is the primary host.

" Rizzoli & Isles " 9 p.m. TNT — A killer can't be identified because the witness suffers from facial-recognition blindness.

" Tut " 9 p.m. Spike (first season finale)  — Tut sets out to achieve total victory against the Mitann.

" Zoo " 9 p.m. CBS — Jackson, Abraham, Mitch, Jamie and Chloe are tasked by a top intelligence agent to find what's causing the strange animal behavior around the world.

" Chrisley Knows Best " 9:30 p.m. USA (third season midseason finale) — The family visits a working dude ranch for Grayson's 9th birthday.

" Storage Wars " 9:30 p.m. A&E (seventh season debut) — An early morning auction in Perris, Cal., begins with Jarrod and Brandi in high spirits, but things get tense when Dave shows up with more bluster than usual.

"Proof " 10 p.m. TNT — Carolyn delves into the case of a programmer who died while using groundbreaking technology that may have recorded his death.

"Royal Pains " 10 p.m. USA (seventh season finale) — Hank has an epiphany after running into his former fiancé.

"Scream " 10 p.m. MTV — A mysterious message sends Emma and Audrey in search of answers

"Tyrant " 10 p.m. FX — Barry opts to stay in Abbudin and take a stand against the Caliphate.

"Hollywood Game Night" 10:01 p.m. NBC — The celebrity players are Josh Groban, Cheryl Hines, Jerry Ferrara, Ciara, Michael Chiklis and Wanda Sykes.


"Big Brother" 8 p.m. CBS — Villa Rica's Audrey Middleton is still around - for now.

"Masterchef " 8 p.m. Fox — The top 10 home cooks prepare steak meals for 101 cowboys and ranchers.

"White People " 8 p.m. MTV — An exploration of how white youths perceive race and their racial identity.

"Dating Naked " 9 p.m. VH1 (second season debut) — Two singles arrive on an island in the Philippines where they'll spend 10 weeks. Each week, two new men and two new women will join them, with the primary daters picking one to stay.

"Extant " 9 p.m. CBS — Molly tries creating a virus to destroy alien hybrids.

" Home Free " 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — Couples in Atlanta vie to win a dream home by renovating a dilapidated house while also living in the house until the job is done.

" Last Comic Standing " 9 p.m. NBC (9th season debut) — Comics performing for judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and new judge Norm Macdonald.

" Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! " 9 p.m. Syfy — The entire East Coast comes under threat when shark-infused storms wreak havoc on Washington, D.C., and Orlando.

"Suits " 9 p.m. USA — Harvey faces old rival Travis Tanner, who claims to be a changed man, in a case.

"Duck Dynasty " 9 p.m. A&E — An office prank war spirals out of control.

"The Jim Gaffigan Show " 10 p.m. TV Land — Jim tries cutting back on junk food.

"Mr. Robot " 10 p.m. USA — Fsociety attempts to penetrate Steel Mountain, the most secure data facility in America.

"Twinning " 10 p.m. VH1 (new series) — The premiere of the reality competition that features 12 sets of twins testing their "twin-tuition" in hopes of winning $222,222.22.


"The Astronaut Wive's Club" 8 p.m. ABC — John Glenn sets his sights on the Ohio Senate.

“Food Fighters” 8 p.m. NBC

A former NFL cheerleader from California participates in a food fight against professional chefs.

"Big Brother" 9 p.m. CBS — Fourth person is voted out.

"Complications" 9 p.m. USA — Det. Holden of the Gang Task Force questions John about his suspicious activity; and Gretchen travels to the gang.

"Mistresses " 9 p.m. ABC — April must deal with the past when her mom pays her a visit.

"Wayward Pines " 9 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — The electricity in Wayward Pines is turned off with deadly repercussions.

"Under the Dome " 10 p.m. CBS — When Big Jim is captured by Aktaion, the dangerous private corporation that's descended on Chester's Mill to harness the Dome's energy capabilities, he's forced to manipulate Christine (Marg Helgenberber) for information about her agenda.

"Cutting It in the ATL " 10 p.m. WE (first season finale) — Maja invites the ladies to dish about what went down.

"Graceland " 10 p.m. USA — The death of an agent leaves the housemates reeling.

"Lip Sync Battle " 10 p.m. Spike — Andy Cohen and Willie Geist face off.

"Rookie Blue " 10 p.m. ABC — Traci is a no-show at her first raid.

"Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll " 10 p.m. FX — Gigi and her bandmates challenge Johnny to write songs without drugs or alcohol.

"Rectify " 10 p.m. Sundance — Daniel discovers that his plea deal comes with some new, unpleasant restrictions.

"Rusty's Rockfeast: Backstage With Zac Brown Band" 10 p.m. FYI (new series) — Rusty Hamlin cooks huge meals for Zac Brown's fans and band before each concert.


"Defiance" 8 p.m. Syfy — Defiance is under siege.

"The Messengers" 9 p.m. the CW (series finale) — A battle between the Messengers and the Four Horsemen takes place as the Horsemen try to break the fifth seal.

"Love Thy Neighbor" 9:30 p.m. OWN — Danny agrees to escort Drew's cousin for a weekend.

"Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" 10 p.m. Food — Guy treats his taste buds to some Asian food during a trip to Las Vegas.

"Missing in Alaska" 10 p.m. History (new series) — The Alaska Triangle, a region in northwest Alaska, has more unsolved missing person cases than anywhere else in the world. Over 20,000 people have vanished in the past 50 years alone.


"Lost Boy" 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Mitchell, a 6-year-old boy, disappears while spending the day at a lake with his family.

"Cedar Cove " 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark Jack pressures Olivia to move in together, but she's hesitant to take this step because she's unsure if she can trust him.

"Hell on Wheels" 9 p.m. Saturday AMC Cullen and Fong find themselves in peril as they transport a locomotive over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Meanwhile, the Swede gains Phineas' trust.

"Power" 9 p.m. Saturday Starz A talk with the feds puts Tommy on edge about Holly's disappearance, while Ghost and Tasha try to rein him in.

"Race to Escape" 10 p.m. Saturday Science (new series) — The most annoying trend since flash mobs are rooms where people have to "escape" before time runs out. Welcome to a TV show based on this. Where's Howie Mandel?

"Celebrity Family Feud" 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Joey Lawrence vs. Mario Lopez followed by Vicki Lawrence vs. Ed Asner.

"I Am Cait" 8 p.m. E! (new series) — Caitlyn Jenner proudly announces her true self to the world via a Vanity Fair magazine cover story.

"Humans" 9 p.m. AMC — With Karen on her tail, Leo sends Niska to George's house and an unlikely friendship begins.

"The Last Ship" 9 p.m. TNT — Chandler and his team infiltrate an Immune compound.

"Ray Donovan" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Ray and Mickey make a desperate attempt to get Terry released from prison.

"True Detective" 9 p.m. HBO — Critics are hating on this show big time this season.

"Food Network Star" 9 p.m. Food Network — The finalists are tasked with doing a video presentation showcasing a dish that can easily be recreated by a home cook in a short amount of time.

"Who Do You Think You Are?" 9 p.m. TLC (seventh season debut) — Ginnifer Goodwin hopes to connect her father with the grandparents he never knew.

"Answered Prayers" 10 p.m. TLC (new series) Roma Downey hosts this 6-part series featuring stories of real people who have gone through incredible and sometimes tragic experiences.

"Falling Skies" 10 p.m. Sunday TNT — The 2nd Mass members leave Chinatown and head to what they anticipate will be the final Espheni battle.

"Ballers" 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Charles decides to be selfish for a change.

"Masters of Sex" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Masters and Johnson try to capitalize on their growing fame.

"The Strain" 10 p.m. Sunday FX — Gus and Vaun attack Palmer; Eph has a hard time connecting with Zack