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Capt Krause (TOM HANKS) with crew on the lookout for German U-Boats in TriStar Pictures' GREYHOUND.
Capt Krause (TOM HANKS) with crew on the lookout for German U-Boats in TriStar Pictures' GREYHOUND.

Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures

A Tom Hanks World War II film “Greyhound,” originally set for theaters, is going to debut Friday on Apple TV+ instead.

The film, based on the 1955 novel “The Good Shepherd” by C.S. Forester, also features Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue.

On the same day, Andy Samberg stars in a new film on Hulu where his character and a reluctant maid-of-honor get trapped in a time loop at a Palm Springs wedding. “Palm Springs” received big praise as the Sundance Festival in January. The cast includes Cristin Milioti, J. K. Simmons, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, Meredith Hagner, Peter Gallagher and June Squibb.

“Down to Earth With Zac Efron” on Netflix, debuting Friday, features the actor traveling the world learning about ways to counteract climate change.

On cable, both the Duggars (TLC) and the Chrisleys (USA) are back this week. And HBO concludes the 50th season of “Sesame Street” Saturday morning.

This covers Monday, July 6, through Sunday, July 12, 2020.


"The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!" 8 p.m. ABC — Watch as the inaugural seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" kicked off nearly two decades of romantic exhilaration and drama, and showcased the two amazing journeys of Alex Michel and Trista Sutter to find love.

"I May Destroy You" 9 p.m. HBO — A tumultuous day finds Arabella reassessing a sexual encounter with Zain and, following a promising new lead in the investigation, opening up to Biagio about her assault.

"Celebrity Game Face" 10 p.m. E! — Kevin Hart hosts a night of fun and games with celebrity couples, all playing remotely from their own homes

"Your Worst Nightmare" 10 p.m. ID (sixth season debut) — Debbie Puglisi is enjoying life with her husband of nearly 25 years, Nino, in their new dream home. But when an unexpected visitor drops by the neighborhood, Debbie's whole world becomes her worst nightmare in a matter of minutes.


"Jim Jefferies: Intolerant" 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Between scenes from an excruciating date, Jim Jefferies digs into generational differences, his own bad habits and the shifting boundaries in comedy.

"Counting On: Duggars in Quarantine" 8 p.m. TLC (11th season debut) — What quarantine and social distancing means for a family of 19+ people.

"Deadliest Catch" 8 p.m. Discovery — The Wizard catches fire in a violent storm known as a bomb cyclone.

"Dirty Jobs: Rowe'd Trip" 9 p.m. Discovery (new series)  Mike Rowe and his dirty crew hit the highway to see the sights and reminisce about classic American infrastructure jobs from the show's history.

"Greenleaf" 9 p.m. OWN — Grace is doing what she can to get the truth about Edenvale Lending.

"Dirty John" 10 p.m. USA — Having lost her sense of identity, Betty can only see her own pain — and turn it outward.

"Primetime: What Would You Do?" 10 p.m. ABC (16th season debut) — John Quinones is back again for more hidden social experiment.


"Stateless" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — The paths of four diverse strangers intersect at an immigration detention center in the Australian outback. Co-created by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.

"Tough As Nails" 8 p.m. CBS (new series) — Competitors who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor will be tested for their strength, endurance, life skills and, most importantly, mental toughness in challenges that take place at real-world job sites.

"The Oval" 9 p.m. BET – Hunter and Victoria must team up to solve a PR crisis that could jeopardize all they have built.


"Close Enough" 3:01 a.m. HBO Max (new series) — In an animated sitcom, a couple faces various challenges as they transition from their 20s to their 30s.

"Expecting Amy" 3:01 a.m. HBO Max — Following Amy Schumer as she struggles with her pregnancy in preparation for her comedy special.

"Burden of Truth" 8 p.m. the CW (third season finale) — Joanna and Billy head to trial against ClearDawn labs while still desperately searching for a way to expose the fraudulent science used to wrongfully apprehend children.

"Cannonball" 8 p.m. USA (new series) — Cannonball athletes compete for $10,000 in the wildest and wettest challenges ever created.

"Heartland" 8 p.m. UPtv — Amy spends time at an art retreat to work with an artist's horse.

"Blindspot" 9 p.m. NBC  As Ivy races to retrieve the devastating stash of ZIP bombs, but the remaining members of the team must rely on the help of a longtime thorn in their side, the very unstable genius Kathy Gustofson.

"Chrisley Knows Best" 9 p.m. USA (eighth season debut) — Savannah deals with a big secret. Todd teaches Faye a lesson when she demands he buy her a new car.

"In the Dark" 9 p.m. the CW(second season finale) — In the shocking season finale, betrayal runs deep, and the consequences are devastating.

"Alone" 10 p.m. History — The participants build shelters that would endure the harsh Arctic winter.

"World's Smallest Woman" 10 p.m. History — Standing 24 inches tall and weighing just 12 pounds, Jyoti Amge is the smallest woman in the world.


"Greyhound" 3:01 a.m. Apple TV+ — In the early days of World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Tom Hanks' Capt. Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi submarines.

"Down to Earth With Zac Efron" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) —Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to learn from various cultures and explore healthier, more sustainable ways of life.

"The Greatness Code" 3:01 a.m. Apple TV+ — The upcoming series will spotlight the untold stories of some of the most known athletes in the world, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Alex Morgan, Usain Bolt, Shaun White, Katie Ledecky and Kelly Slater.

"Palm Springs" 3:01 a.m. Hulu — When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.


"Sesame Street" 9 a.m. Saturday HBO (50th season finale) — Chris and Elmo are excited to be camping in the woods! All kinds of animals join Chris and Elmo for the camp out. After Chris finds the right kind of food for each animal, they all eat dinner together. Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night!

"Obsession: Escaping My Ex" 8 p.m. Lifetime  When Blake Collins manages to escape a prison van in Detroit, his only goal is to make it back to Philadelphia and find Madison, the woman he loves but betrayed, resulting in his capture by the cops. He sets his nefarious plan into action, kidnapping Madison who will fight to the death to escape his clutches.

"Hightown" 8 p.m. Starz (first season finale) — Jackie and Ray try to return to business as usual after a depressing failure, only to learn the case might not actually be closed.

"Black Monday" 8 p.m. Showtime  Mo, Keith and Dawn try to make amends.

"America: Our Defining Hours" 9 p.m. Sunday History (new series) — In the mid-1800s, America faces its darkest hour yet. Abraham Lincoln is elected President of a United States on the brink of Civil War; the nation that emerges now creates great wealth — but not for everyone.

"Perry Mason" 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Mason and Strickland lean on Virgil, again, for extra-legal assistance.

"P-Valley" 9 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series)— A scripted inside look at a struggling Mississippi strip club.

"Snowpiercer" 10 p.m. Sunday TNT (first season finale) — In the revolution's aftermath, Layton (Daveed Diggs) struggles to govern the shell-shocked survivors. Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) finally makes peace with her demons, only to realize the biggest threat to their survival is right over her shoulder.

"Outcry" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — A new lawyer attempts to prove Greg Kelley's innocence.

"I'll Be Gone In The Dark" 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — In 1979, law enforcement is thrilled when the East Area Rapist (EAR) attacks abruptly stop in Northern California, but in reality, EAR has moved south to commit a number of gruesome murders in the Santa Barbara area, known as the "Original Night Stalker."

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