TV best bets with series finales of ‘Younger,’ ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and debuts of ‘Loki,’ ‘In the Heights’

The E! show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" concludes after 20 seasons and 279 episodes on June 13, 2021. E!
The E! show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" concludes after 20 seasons and 279 episodes on June 13, 2021. E!

Credit: E!

Credit: E!

‘The Bachelorette’ is back, too, while Mark Wahlberg stars in a new Paramount+ film ‘Infinite’

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” ends its 14-year run on E! on Thursday after 279 episodes and 20 seasons. It preceded social media and, in the end, was superseded by it.

On the same day, a well-regarded show that debuted on TV Land, “Younger,” concludes after six seasons on Paramount+.

Paramount+ will also debut at the same time a new Mark Wahlberg sci-fi thriller “Infinite” that seems like it would have been better suited to debut in the movie theaters this summer instead of a relatively new streaming service.

Disney+’s third Marvel TV series “Loki” launches Wednesday. After “Avengers: Endgame,” Loki (Tom Hiddleston) ends up in an organization known as the Time Variance Authority, where the Time Keepers, including Owen Wilson’s Mobius, enlist his help in sorting out the mess he’s left behind. This series was shot largely in metro Atlanta, like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Solider.”

HBO Max continues its practice of releasing big films in theaters and the streaming service at the same time. The latest this Friday is the big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash “In the Heights,” which follows a cluster of first-generation immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic who reside in the northern parts of Manhattan.

The only major broadcast debut this week is ABC’s “The Bachelorette” Monday while several other series conclude their seasons, including “Manifest,” “The Good Doctor,” “New Amsterdam” and “A Million Little Things.”

This covers Monday, June 7 through Sunday, June 13.

MONDAY

“Hell’s Kitchen” 8 p.m. Fox (300th episode) — Both teams are put to the test as they take on their first dinner service, preparing dinner for boxing legend Mike Tyson and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch.

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC (17th season debut) — Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on “The Bachelor.”

“Housebroken” 9 p.m. Fox — Honey refuses to go outside after the groomer gives her a humiliating new haircut, which causes disaster.

“The Good Doctor” 10 p.m. ABC (fourth season finale) — Dr. Shaun Murphy must perform a risky surgery on a patient without electricity when the power suddenly goes out at the hospital in Guatemala.

“Small Fortune” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Three generations of women play to fund a large family reunion for Grandma Sylvia.

TUESDAY

“The Haves and the Have Nots” 8 p.m. OWN — Shocking secrets are brought to light.

“Lego Masters” 8 p.m. Fox — Teams put a stunt “minifigure” to the test in an explosive stunt action scene. The duos must think carefully and strategically to craft an immersive build filled with slime, water and glitter.

“Superman & Lois” 9 p.m. the CW — Lois, Chrissy and Clark team up to piece together the significance of Smallville to Morgan Edge.

“New Amsterdam” 10:01 p.m. ABC (third season finale) — Reynolds receives a dramatic offer. Max scours the hospital after he misplaces his wedding ring.

WEDNESDAY

“Fresh, Fried & Crispy” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — Passionate about food and ready for fun, critic Daym Drops drops in on America’s smokin’ hot spots for the best, freshest takes on fried food.

“Loki” 3:01 a.m. Discovery+ (new series) — The God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson.

“Awake” 3:01 a.m. Netflix — Global hysteria ensues after a mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep.

“2021 CMT Music Awards’ 8 p.m. CMT — Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini are set to host the ceremony.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — Only nine aprons are left out of 15.

“Sistas” 9 p.m. BET (third season debut) — The fate of a troubled relationship is at the hands of an ex-partner.

“A Million Little Things” 9 p.m. ABC (third season finale) — Sophie seeks justice for her trauma, and Maggie forces Gary to take a hard look at himself and his relationships.

“Queen of the South” 10 p.m. USA Network (series finale) — Pote, Kelly Anne and James try to disappear, but they must fend off attacks from Devon Finch and Boaz.

THURSDAY

“Hacks” 3:01 a.m. HBO Max (first season finale) — At her final performance at the Palmetto, Deborah must decide to play it safe or put her entire career on the line.

“Infinite” 3:01 a.m. Paramount+ — “Infinite” centers on a man named Evan McCauley (Mark Wahlberg), who is haunted by the fact that he demonstrates skills he has never learned and has memories of places he has never visited. After encountering a secret group that call themselves “Infinites,” he discovers that his memories are real — but they are from multiple past lives. Chiwetel Ejiofor also stars.

“The Greatest Race” 3:01 a.m. Peacock — A documentary on the 2008 Olympic men’s 4x100m freestyle swimming relay upset win led by Michael Phelps.

“Starstruck” 3:01 a.m. HBO Max (new series) — Jessie, a millennial living in East London, juggles two dead-end jobs and navigates the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star Tom.

“Younger” 3:01 a.m. Paramount+, Hulu (series finale) — Charles and Liza make amends and promise not to lie anymore, but Kelsey’s plans force Liza to withhold the truth. Lauren plans a romantic reunion. Sparks fly between Maggie and an enemy-turned-friend.

“The Real Rebel: The Erin Brockovich Story” 8 p.m. ABC — She revisits Hinkley, California, which is still suffering from groundwater contamination that she exposed 25 years ago and helped lead to that landmark $333 million settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric.

“Manifest” 8 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — The Stones are reunited with Olive, yet their happiness is quickly interrupted when they discover Cal has run away.

“Beat Shazam” 8 p.m. Fox — A celebrity edition includes Atlanta rapper Ludacris and award-winning actor Larenz Tate.

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” 8 p.m. E! (series finale) Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian all grapple with issues in their relationships with the men in their lives.

“Top Chef” 8 p.m. Bravo — This week’s Quickfire Challenge takes inspiration from “Top Chef” France’s infamous Black Box challenge.

“Walker” 8 p.m. the CW — Walker’s past comes back with a vengeance and it threatens the very thing he loves the most — his family.

“United States of Al” 8:30 p.m. CBS — Al fears the worst when he doesn’t hear from his family in Afghanistan for a few days.

“The Cube” 9 p.m. TBS (news series) — Dwyane Wade introduces The Cube. It’s 15 square feet of steel-edged plexiglass where simple tasks become epic challenges.

FRIDAY

“Flack” 12:01 a.m. Amazon Prime (second season debut) — Robyn’s work and home life collide catastrophically when she can no longer resist the temptations of her myriad addictions.

“Love, Victor” 3:01 a.m. Hulu (second season debut) — The popular teen dramedy returns as Season 2 finds a newly out-of-the-closet Victor entering his junior year at Creekwood High. But being out brings with it new challenges, as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete — all while navigating the excitement of his relationship with Benji.

“In the Heights” 3:01 a.m. HBO Max — A bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.

“Dynasty” 9 p.m. the CW — With Blake and Fallon’s new agreement in place, Fallon sets out to make sure everyone knows who’s the boss.

WEEEKEND

“Kevin Can (Expletive) Himself” 3:01 a.m. Sunday AMC+ (new series) — Set in Worcester, Massachusetts, the series follows the journey of Allison McRoberts, a stereotypically smart and beautiful sitcom wife, who is married to Kevin, a husky, self-centered man-child who is clearly punching above his weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbor Patty O’Connor as she attempts to escape the confines of her life and take control of her fate.

“Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” 7 p.m. Sunday Fox — The 2021 show will be held outdoors at Lyndhurst Mansion, a historic estate 25 miles north of New York City in beautiful Tarrytown, New York.

“Celebrity Family Feud” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Zach Braff vs. Donald Faison.

“Fear the Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (sixth season finale) — Everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.

“Blindspotting” 9:01 p.m. Sunday Starz (new series) — When her husband, Miles, is incarcerated, Ashley moves in with Miles’ mother and half-sister as she makes some difficult decisions in the aftermath.

“To Tell the Truth” 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Jason Alexander, Oliver Hudson and June Diane Raphael make up the celebrity panel.

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