Oprah Winfrey give the Commencement Address at Agnes Scott College on May 13, 2017 in Decatur, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

TV best bets with Oprah Winfrey, ‘The Bachelor’ greatest hits, Sammy Sosa/Mark McGwire

Oprah Winfrey this week is holding a forum about race over two nights on 19 cable networks, including OWN on June 9 and 10.

Paramount was supposed to debut the 33rd season of “Cops” on Monday but postponed it following the George Floyd protests. New episodes of “Live PD” on A&E were pushed back as well.

Not too much new is on the way this week of note. Spectrum’s cop drama “L.A.’s Finest” was supposed to come back Monday for a second season starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union. The “Bad Boys” spinoff will also be on the Fox network this fall. But Spectrum at the last second pulled it and will release season two later this year. 

ESPN will revisit the 1998 home-run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in a “30 for 30” Sunday. 

And ABC revisits 24 seasons of “The Bachelor” with best-of moments starting Monday. 

Series finishing up this season TBS’s “The Last O.G.” Tuesday FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” Wednesday and HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” and “Insecure” Sunday. 

This covers Monday, June 8 through Sunday, June 14, 2020. 

MONDAY

“We Need To Talk: Race in America” 8 p.m. A&E, History, Lifetime, Vice – With all the protests following George Floyd's death, these cable channels offer up a discussion about it. 

“The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever” 8 p.m. ABC (new series) – With "The Bachelorette" delayed due to the pandemic, ABC has pulled together notable moments from the past 18 years. 

“Songland” 10:01 p.m. NBC – Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt, comes to "Songland" to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material.

TUESDAY

“Where Do We Go From Here?” 9 p.m. OWN, Discovery, Travel, Food, HGTV – The first of two nights of Oprah Winfrey discussing race with a variety of experts and celebrities. Stacey Abrams and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will be included. 

“Dirty John” 10 p.m. USA – A worried Betty takes a desperate step to save her marriage, and it works.

“The Genetic Detective” 10 p.m. ABC —Police in Idaho Falls, Idaho, have spent the last 23 years trying to solve the case of Angie Dodge who was raped and murdered in her own apartment in 1996.

“If Loving You Is Wrong” 10 p.m. OWN — Alex's bad choices come back to haunt her.

“The Last O.G.” 10:30 p.m. TBS (third season finale) – Cousin Bobby is accused of being a snitch after being released from prison early; Tray faces a formidable bully in his new girlfriend's ex-husband, who is a cop.

WEDNESDAY

“Lenox Hill” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — From birth to brain surgery: This docuseries provides an intimate look at the lifesaving work of four doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC.

“Game On!” 8 p.m. CBS – James Corden & Landon Donovan are the contestants.

“Bulletproof” 9 p.m. the CW (second season debut) – A chance discovery propels Bishop and Pike deep undercover, and they soon find themselves at the heart of a notorious international crime family.

“American Soul” 10 p.m. BET – Don tries to salvage a performance with the Pointer sisters despite June flying off the rails.

“What We Do in the Shadows” 10 p.m. FX (second season finale) – The vampires try to survive without Guillermo, while they prepare to attend the most exclusive event on the vampiric social calendar.

THURSDAY

“Burden of Truth” 8 p.m. the CW – With no hope left in the judicial system, Kodie snatches her kids and goes on the run.

“Council of Dads” 8 p.m. NBC – Anthony contemplates an intriguing job offer that would mean a move to Las Vegas.

“Heartland” 8 p.m. UPtv— Amy is tasked to calm a wild horse, but his temper proves impossible to work with.

“Man with a Plan” 8:30 p.m. CBS (series finale) – Adam tries to give Andi the perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift by recreating their honeymoon.

“Blindspot” 9:01 p.m. NBC – When Jane is shot and Weller is kidnapped, the team must fight to save both of their lives while maintaining the secrecy of their hidden base.

“Labor of Love” 9 p.m. Fox – Kristy and the eight remaining fathers-to-be participate in a game night that provides a deeper look into their dating and parenting styles.

“Don't” 9 p.m. ABC (new series) – Lisa, David, Jaime and Giuseppe from Brooklyn, New York, do their best to master challenges "Don't Get Tired," "Don't Blink," "Don't Drink," "Don't Use Fowl Language" and "Don't Get Clocked" in hopes of winning $100,000.

“Top Chef All Stars” 10 p.m. Bravo – The chefs are treated to a culinary dream trip to Parma, the legendary home of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham; the chefs must feature the ingredients in two courses and serve their dishes to a table of 16 Michelin stars.

“Alone” 10 p.m. History (seventh season debut) – Ten new participants confront the most grueling challenge: last 100 days in the Arctic. Facing a variety of predators is the first hurdle they must overcome.

FRIDAY

“Crime Diaries: The Search” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) —When a child vanishes from a posh Mexico City neighborhood, the personal goals of some involved in the case muddy the search. Based on a true story.

“Crossing Swords” 3:01 a.m. Hulu (new series) — Created by "Robot Chicken's" John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, "Crossing Swords" stars Nicholas Hoult as Patrick, a good-hearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. However, his dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet's nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans.

“Ringside” 8:30 p.m. Showtime — Filmed over the course of nine years by award-winning director Andre Hörmann, “Ringside” chronicles the dramatic upbringing of two boxing prodigies and follows the divergent paths they take as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago.

“American Pickers” 9 p.m. History — Some of the best picks ever. 

“Gold Rush: White Water” 10 p.m. Discovery  The Dakota Boys and their crew face down unprecedented challenges that threaten to end their next mining season before it even starts.

WEEKEND

“Their Killer Affair” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Detective Maxine "Max" Peyton has been enlisted to investigate the murder of a member of Adeline Lilly — a website dedicated to matching married adults together who are looking to cheat on their spouse. Perplexed by a charm left on the corpse, Max wonders if there is more to this case than a simple murder. It's not until more dead bodies show up with similar charms that she is certain that Adeline Lilly users are being targeted and murdered based on their sexual fetishes. When the "hack-tivist" group Incognito releases the names of all Adeline Lilly users, Max has to act fast to figure out who is behind these murders before more bodies pile up.

“Hollywood Game Night” 7 p.m. Sunday NBC —Carson Kressley, Laverne Cox and Jeremy Sisto face off against Jay Ellis, Sam Richardson and Lauren Lapkus in comical party games.

Celebrity Family Feud” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — The cast of "The Bold Type" takes on RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen.

30 to 30” 9 p.m. Sunday ESPN— Looking back at the summer of 1998 when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased the home-run record and before steroids came to fore. 

Billions” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Axe makes some big moves after drawing inspiration from unlikely sources.

I Know This Much Is True” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (first season finale) — A lifetime of animosity between Dominick (Mark Ruffalo) and Ray (John Procaccino) spills over in public at an inopportune time. After an unexpected tragedy, Dominick seeks reconciliation with those he has hurt. The question that has plagued Dominick all his life is finally answered.

Snowpiercer” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — Tensions between Third Class and First Class are boiling as Melanie stages the trial of the Snowpiercer killer.

“Match Game” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Guests include Joel McHale, Amy Sedaris, Kevin Smith, Raven-Symoné, Ne-Yo and Malin Akerman. 

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime —Lewis confronts Townsend in his office.

“Insecure” 10:20 p.m. Sunday HBO (fourth season finale) —Molly takes Andrew to a work function, but they struggle to see eye to eye.

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