"Yellowstone" season 2 is coming out this week on Paramount.

TV best bets with ‘Yellowstone,’ ‘Grand Hotel,’ ‘Ambitions,’ BET Awards

Originally posted Sunday, June 16, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kevin Costner’s surprise hit “Yellowstone” on Paramount from 2018 is back for a second season.

ABC is offering up a soapy family drama called “Grand Hotel” while OWN is offering up its own soapy drama set in Atlanta called “Ambitions.”

ABC is also throwing out two new game shows and a crime drama on Thursday. 

And the annual BET Awards are back with the late Nipsey Hussle receiving  posthumous honors and Mary J. Blige getting a lifetime achievement award. 

On Netflix, Gabriel Iglesias gets his first sitcom. 

This covers Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23, 2019.

MONDAY

“Beat Shazam” 8 p.m. Fox — Three teams of fathers and daughters compete. 

“America Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — Oklahoma City trials. 

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. NBC — Luke P.'s Hail Mary plea for Hannah's heart after not receiving her date rose makes matters worse with the remaining men.

“ATL Homicide” 9 p.m. TV One (second season debut) — Vince Velasquez and David Quinn, retired Atlanta homicide detectives, have more stories to tell. 

“MTV Movie & TV Awards” 9 p.m. MTV  Zachary Levi hosts. 

“Whose Line Is It Anyway” 9 p.m. the CW (15th season debut)  Chris Hardwick guests. 

“Grand Hotel” 10:01 p.m. ABC (new series) — The series premiere of the drama about the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach.

TUESDAY

“Good Trouble” 8 p.m. Freeform (second season debut) — Alice attempts to win Joey back; the outcome of the Jamal Thompson case is decided, and Callie is forced to decide what she's willing to fight for; and Mariana jumps into a new relationship, but stumbles into a situation she wasn't prepared to face.

The Haves and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN — Candace plans to turn over a new leaf.

Ambitions” 10 p.m. OWN (new series)— Robin Givens stars as a tough-as-nails attorney who is married to a phalandering, possibly corrupt Atlanta mayor. 

“Blood & Treasure” 10 p.m. CBS — Danny and Lexi follow a clue to the mountains of Spain in search of a lost train car that may have been carrying the sarcophagus of Cleopatra when it disappeared.

“Pose” 10 p.m. FX — Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results.

“Wig” 10 p.m. HBO — A showcase of the 1980s origins of Wigstock, the historic festival that signaled the end of summer for New York City's gay community.

“Songland” 10:01 p.m. NBC — The Jonas Brothers hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be their next hit song.

“The Detour” 10:30 p.m. TBS (fourth season debut) — The family hunts for their missing daughter and they literally travel the world. 

WEDNESDAY

“The Amazing Race” 8 a.m. CBS — The final five teams try not to crack while transporting eggs across town by bicycle in the Netherland.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 18 contestants face their first team challenge in a "MasterChef" 10th anniversary-themed pool party.

“Match Game” 10 p.m. ABC — Chris Parnell, Whitney Cummings, Tony Rock, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle and Sarah Chalke.

“Yellowstone” 10 p.m. Paramount (second season debut) — Kayce settles into his new role at the Ranch. A damaging article threatens to expose John. Rainwater pitches his new plan to the tribal council.

“Younger” 10 p.m. TV Land — Liza and Kelsey clash with Quinn, who's walking the line between author and investor. Diana offends Enzo. Lauren throws a gender reveal party for Clare's baby.

THURSDAY

“Holey Moley” 8 p.m. ABC (new series)  The premiere of the miniature golf competition. In each episode, 12 contestants put their skills to the test and face off on a super-sized miniature golf course.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox  The top 18 battle it out for immunity in an epic team challenge. With only 45 minutes on the clock, the losing team has to break down a chicken to make a delectable dish in an intensely crucial elimination challenge.

“The Wall” 8 p.m. NBC (third season debut)  Rebekah and Chris compete for life-changing amounts of cash that can be lost in an instant.

“Family Food Fight” 9 p.m. ABC (new series)  Four families take on a series of cooking challenges, including a six-course family feast and a breakfast-for-dinner spread, before facing elimination in front of the celebrity judging panel

“Spin the Wheel ” 9 p.m. Fox (new series)  The premiere of the game show that mixes pop culture trivia, strategy and simple whirling luck. Contestants face a colossal, spinning 40-foot wheel that holds upwards of 20 million dollars in its rotation.

“Reef Break” 10 p.m. ABC (new series) — Former thief Cat Chambers returns home to her Pacific island paradise, the Reef, and finds herself in the center of a kidnapping when the daughter of the island's most prominent resident goes missing.

“Elementary” 10 p.m. CBS — Tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach hires Holmes and Watson to investigate a personal threat he suspects originated from within his own company.

FRIDAY

“Mr. Iglesias” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Hilarious high school teacher Gabriel Iglesias tries to make a difference in the lives of some smart but underperforming students at his alma mater.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” 8 p.m. ABC— They've fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons' reunion.

“The Big Stage” 9 p.m. the CW  Acts include 34th and Phunk, Junru Wang, Blake Lewis, Ron Pearson, Lina Liu, and Janice.

“Bridezillas” 10 p.m. WE  Lamesha's rehearsal turns left when an epic family fight breaks out and threatens the wedding. Lessika schemes an exit strategy, but when she demands too much, her bridesmaid breaks down and they battle it out..

WEEKEND

“To Have and To Hold” 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — Alice still can't believe her high school crush, the dashing, wealthy and successful Joe Chambers, would choose to marry her, but, he can't help but be unfaithful to her. Alice unexpectedly finds herself falling for her best friend's boyfriend and begins to wonder if her fairy tale ending could exist after all.

“Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda” 8 p.m. Saturday ABC — Siblings Nik and Lijana Wallenda attempt a highwire walk across New York City's Times Square.

2019 BET Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday BET — Nipsey Hussle will be honored. 

“Big Little Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO —Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane; rather than address her troubles at home, Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippa.

“Claws” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT — After discovering Mac and Melba's surprise gift in the salon, Desna and the crew go to their "fundraiser" to retrieve information to use against them.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Charlie finds a friend, while the rescue mission of the team hits a snag

“Euphoria” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO —Rue becomes excited about her new friend, Jules, but struggles to put the past behind her; Nate becomes obsessed with Maddy's hookup, Tyler, while trying to get back together with Maddy; Kat finds out that a video of her has surfaced online.

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Rodney Ho
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