TV best bets with series finale of 'Californication,' returns of 'Teen Wolf,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Big Brother'

David Duchovny's often raunchy "Californication" wraps up seven  seasons Sunday, along with the quiet burial of Fox's "Rake" Friday.

On the special event front, the "BET Awards" hosted by Chris Rock arrives Sunday, along with Showtime season finales for "Nurse Jackie" and "Penny Dreadful."

USA's "Covert Affairs" and CBS's 'Big Brother" return on Wednesday.

And the most anticipated new series of the week is HBO's 'The Leftovers," in which 2 percent of the population inexplicably disappears and we see a small town pick up the pieces three years later. It debuts Sunday night.

This covers Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28.


"The Bachelorette " 8 p.m. ABC Andi takes her eight remaining guys to Italy. Nick continues to be mopey and whiny.

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta " 9 p.m. VH1 Mimi increasingly suspects Nikko leaked the sex tape.

"24 " 9 p.m. Fox — Jack and Chloe launch a plan to eliminate the terrorist threat.

" The Case Against 8" 9 p.m. HBO — An examination of the legal battle to overturn California's Proposition 8, the law that banned gay marriage in the state.

"Hit the Floor " 9 p.m. VH1 — A storm blows in just as Jelena and Kyle must face unwanted visitors from their pasts.

"Major Crimes " 9 p.m. TNT — A wannabe detective helps the division probe the slaying of a dog that was left a $20 million estate by his deceased owner.

"Longmire " 10 p.m. A&E — Walt and the team search for missing teenage campers.

"Murder in the First " 10 p.m. TNT — The investigators search for clues that may link suspects in the death of Cindy Strauss

"Teen Wolf " 10 p.m. MTV (fourth season debut) — Scott searches for a missing friend in Mexico.

"Mistresses " 10:01 p.m. ABC Joss attends a charity event to acquire new clients, but she finds a potential suitor instead.


"America's Got Talent " 8 p.m. NBC — Round five of auditions.

"Extreme Weight Loss" 8 p.m. ABC — This show has been renewed for fifth season.

"Pretty Little Liars" 8 p.m. ABC Family — Alison has trouble dealing with her mom's death.

"Abby's Studio Rescue " 9 p.m. Lifetime (new series) — Abby Lee Miller fixes stumbling dance studios.

"Botched " 9 p.m. E! (new series) — Two doctors try to help students who underwent lousy plastic surgery.

"The Haves and the Have Nots " 9 p.m. OWN — Quincy cozies up to Amanda.

"Rizzoli & Isles " 9 p.m. TNT — A traumatized, blood-covered woman arrives at the station.

"Royal Pains " 9 p.m. USA — Divya searches for a nanny.

"Covert Affairs " 10 p.m. USA (fifth season debut) — Annie and Augie think about the future as a connection from the past resurfaces.

"Motor City Masters " 10 p.m. TruTV (new series) — Mableton's Dawa Malik competes for best car designer.

"Perception " 10 p.m. TNT — A prosecutor mysteriously drops dead in the courtroom.

"Tyrant " 10 p.m. FX (new series) — The son of a Middle East ruler reluctantly leaves the U.S. to return to his home country.

"The Night Shift " 10:01 p.m. NBC — A violent storm pummels San Antonio.


"Big Brother" 8 p.m. CBS (16th season debut) — Jocasta Odom from Hampton is competing for $500,000.

"So You Think You Can Dance" 8 p.m. Fox — Pasadena callbacks.

"Young & Hungry" 8 p.m. ABC Family (new series) — A comedy about a young entrepreneur who hires a personal chef.

"Mystery Girls" 8:30 p.m. ABC Family (new series) — A comedy about former TV detectives putting their phony skills to use in the real world.

"Love Thy Neighbor" 9 p.m. OWN (first season summer debut) Danny swears off condiments but that's not what Hattie heard. Ahem.

"Suits" 9 p.m. USA A misunderstanding arises between Louis and his new colleague Jeff Malone.

"Duck Dynasty" 10 p.m. A&E— Willie sponsors a radio contest.

"Graceland " 10 p.m. USA — Jakes tries to find a contraband-smuggling bus.

"Hot in Cleveland" 10 p.m. TV Land — The women take a trip to L.A. to watch Victoria announce the Oscar nominations.

"Motive" 10 p.m. ABC — Sgt. Cross joins Flynn in the search for a bartender who went missing.

"R&B Divas Atlanta" 10 p.m. TV One (third season finale) — The Divas gather in Hawaii for the Terez-Monifah wedding.


"Weathering Georgia's Storms " 8 p.m. WSB A local weather-related show.

"Defiance " 8 p.m. Syfy — Irisa is arrested upon her return to Defiance.

"Hell's Kitchen " 8 p.m. Fox — The top 7 chefs serve guests from Oxfam America.

"Dominion" 9 p.m. Syfy — Alex rejects his new role as the Chosen One.

"Gang Related" 9 p.m. Fox — Daniel takes a big risk to make up for his unintentional financial setbacks.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" 9 p.m. TLC — Stress gets to Sugar Bear when June's nagging makes him ill.

"Rectify" 9 p.m. Sundance — Teddy's business plans take a hit.

"Rookie Blue" 9 p.m. ABC — Andy and Nick raid an illegal gambling house.

"NY Med " 10 p.m. ABC (second season debut) — The staff and patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

"Last Comic Standing " 10 p.m. NBC — The top 10 comics face a sketch challenge.


"A Leap of Faith " 8 p.m. NBC A special Meredith Vieira report.

"Zapped " 8 p.m. Disney A high school student downloads an app that comes with the ability to give commands to human males.

"Monumental Mysteries " 9 p.m. Travel — A bizarre sculpture that's shaped like an acorn is examined, along with the story of a skyscraper scandal.

"Cold Justice " 9 p.m. TNT — The slaying of an up-and-coming fashion designer is investigated.

"Rake " 9 p.m. Fox (series finale) — A mother and son confess to the same murder to protect each other.

"Girl Meets World " 9:45 p.m. Disney (new series) — A "Boy Meets World" spin-off about Riley Matthews, the daughter of Cory and Topanga.

"Continuum " 10 p.m. Syfy (third season finale) — Kiera and Liber8 find themselves in an unlikely alliance as they work together to stop a power-hungry Alec from unleashing his dangerous new technology.

"Crossbones " 10:01 p.m. NBC — Lowe tries to report back to spymaster William Jagger (Julian Sands) after discovering Blackbeard's scheme.


"Outlaw Prophet" 8 p.m. p.m. Saturday Lifetime Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect.

"Power" 9 p.m. p.m. Saturday Starz — Ghost confesses to Angela that he's married with children.

"BET Awards" 8 p.m. Sunday BET — Chris Rock hosts.

"Kandi's Wedding" 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Prenuptial-agreement dramas plague Kandi and Todd as their wedding fast approaches.

"Wipeout" 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — It's hotties vs. nerds.

"Food Network Star" 9 p.m. Sunday Food — The contestants visit Knott's Berry Farm amusement park.

"The Last Ship" 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — The crew members arrive at the Guantanamo Bay military base to collect food, fuel and medical supplies.

"Nurse Jackie" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (sixth season finale) — Akalitus orders Jackie to take a drug test or admit that she's using drugs.

"Reckless" 9 p.m. Sunday CBS (new series) — Courtroom adversaries feel an instant romantic attraction in this legal drama.

"True Blood" 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Sookie spearheads a mission to a nearby town to find out what the future holds for Bon Temps.

"Californication" 9:30 p.m. Sunday Showtime (series finale)— Hank making a life-altering decision..

"Devious Maids" 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Marisol confronts Opal about Nicholas' accident and threatens to turn her into the police.

"Falling Skies" 10 p.m. Sunday TNT — Tom faces an impossible decision when the Espheni plan is revealed to him.

"The Leftovers" 10 p.m. Sunday HBO ( new series) — Life in a small town after many of its residents vanish in a Rapture-like event.

"Penny Dreadful" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime ( first season finale) — Vanessa and Sir Malcolm facing their worst nightmares.

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