TV best bets with ‘Game of Thrones’ season finale, ‘Person of Interest’ series finale

Game of Thrones season 6 finale

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, June 19, 2016

This is a busy mid-June week in TV.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” wraps up its sixth season Sunday.

CBS ends “Person of Interest” Tuesday the same day OWN tries its first non-Tyler Perry scripted series “Greenleaf.”

Freeform’s biggest show “Pretty Little Liars” returns for its seventh season Tuesday while OWN’s most popular drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” debuts right before “Greenleaf.” CBS’s durable “Big Brother” comes back for season 18 Wednesday and Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan” begins season four Sunday.

ABC returns three popular celebrity-oriented game shows on Sunday back to back to back: “Celebrity Family Feud,” “$100,000 Pyramid” (inflation has not upped the winning amount for some reason) and “Match Game.”

Plus, Cameron Crowe tries TV for the first time on Showtime with his series “Roadies” on Sunday.

This covers Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 27, 2016.

MONDAY

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — Oklahoma City qualifiers.

“12 Monkeys” 8 p.m. Syfy — Cole has his loyalty tested when Ramse and Railly go rogue.

“Angie Tribeca” 9 p.m. TBS — A shady dating Web-site is hacked, spinning into motion an epic conspiracy. Appearing: Heather Graham.

“Barbarians Rising” 9 p.m. History — Arminius unites tribes and sets up an ambush to drive Rome out of Germania.

“Devious Maids” 9 p.m. Lifetime — Genevieve takes her war on Marisol to new heights.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” 9 p.m. Bravo (11th season debut) — A sprawling boat party, complete with mounting drama. opens the season.

“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT — A mailman is murdered, so the team joins investigative forces with a brash postal inspector who suspects the killing is part of a conspiracy.

“Braindead” 9:59 p.m. CBS — As more bugs infect Washington, D.C., citizens, Laurel’s investigation into Dr. Daudier’s death continues.

“Unreal” 10 p.m. Lifetime — Chet’s given permission to produce a more male-oriented version of the show.

“Major Crimes” 10 p.m. TNT— A detective in the Sex Crimes unit is murdered in a case that leads Major Crimes into the realm of “barely legal” porn.

TUESDAY

“Hotel Hell” 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon visits an ice cream parlor in Washington that struggles with a lack of support from the local town.

Chihuly in the Park” 8 p.m. WSB — Monica Pearson hosts a special about the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Chihuly exhibit.

Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. Freeform (seventh season debut) — The ladies race to save Hanna following her abduction by Uber A and must hand over evidence revealing Charlotte’s real murderer in order to do so.

Animal Kingdom” 9 p.m. TNT —Craig recovers from a wound as Baz and Craig sharpen focus on old associates in Mexico.

Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery — A fire on the Northwestern; a family emergency on the Time Bandit; a judgement call on the Cornelia Marie.

The Have and the Have Nots” 9 p.m. OWN (third season debut) — Warlock has second thoughts about his deal.

Uncle Buck” 9 p.m. ABC— Buck’s first day as nanny proves stressful for Alexis.

Famously Single” 10 p.m. E! — Dr. Darcy asks the singles to step outside of their comfort zones in order to find a date for a romantic boat cruise.

Greenleaf” 10 p.m. OWN (new series)  — The prodigal daughter returns back to her Memphis megachurch family and finds out some nasty secrets.

Person of Interest” 10 p.m. CBS (series finale) — Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw try to stop Samaritan from destroying the Machine and strengthening its grip on humankind.

Feed the Beast” 10 p.m. AMC — Tommy and Dion scheme to reclaim Thirio from Aidan’s arrogant chef.

WEDNESDAY

“Big Brother” 8 p.m. CBS  (18th season debut) — Season 18 begins with the houseguests being introduced and entering the compound.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — The Top 18 cooks split up into two teams to prepare appetizers and entrées for Season 6 contestant Nick Nappi, his bride and their 72 wedding guests.

“Greenleaf” 9 p.m. OWN — Grace decides to move home in order to pursue the person she blames for her sister’s death.

“Wayward Pines” 9 p.m. Fox — The creation of Wayward Pines is recalled when Rebecca thinks back to meeting with Pilcher as an architect.

“American Gothic” 10 p.m. CBS (new series) — A prominent Boston family discovers their recently deceased patriarch is linked to a series of murders across several decades.

“Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons” 10 p.m. HBO (new series) — Premiere of outspoken commentator Bill Simmons’ weekly talk show covering a wide range of topics, including sports, culture, entertainment and technology.

“The Night Shift” 10 p.m. NBC — Racial protests and violence over a looming jury verdict impact the night shift when they take in the man at the center of the case.

Royal Pains” 10 p.m. USA — Hank meets a woman who worries that she has an inherited disease.

THURSDAY

“Battlebots” 8 p.m. ABC (second season debut) — Season 2 begins with 32 teams vying for the championship, competing in three-minute matches that result in the destruction or disabling of the contestants.

“Bones 8 p.m. Fox — A billionaire explorer’s remains are discovered in Antarctica 10 years after he disappeared.

“Home Free 9 p.m. Fox — The contestants continue on their quest to win a dream home for their personal heroes.

“Aquarius 10 p.m. NBC — Hodiak tries to prevent a riot as he probes a murder in a black neighborhood on the day of Martin Luther King’s assassination.

“Queen of the South 10 p.m. USA (new series) — The Mexican drug cartel comes after Teresa, forcing her on the run.

FRIDAY

“Masters of Illusion” 8 p.m the CW — Magicians featured: Mark Bennick; Bill Cook; Michael Grandinetti; Adam Wylie; The Shocker; Tom Burgoon; and Chipper Lowell.

“Marriage Boot Camp” 9 p.m WE  Memphitz unleashes his anger on Toya.

“CMT Crossroads” 10 p.m. CMT  Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas.

“Outcast” 10 p.m. Cinemax  The intrigue intensifies in town as Anderson uncovers startling news about someone close to him; and Megan holds fast to her secret.

“Wynonna Earp” 10 p.m. Syfy (first season finale) The costs are high when Wynonna finds herself in a showdown with a most terrifying nemesis.

WEEKEND

“Center Stage: On Pointe” 8 tonight Lifetime — A talented modern dancer competes at a dance camp in hopes of being recruited by the American Ballet Academy and stepping out of the shadow of her sister, a renowned ballerina.

“Hell on Wheels” 9 tonight AMC — Cullen’s nitroglycerin experiment provides an explosive backdrop for the railroad life in Truckee.

“Outlander 9 tonight Starz — Jamie pulls out all stops in an effort in turn the Jacobite army away from impending slaughter, while Claire comforts the ailing Alex Randall.

BET Awards 8 p.m. Sunday BET — Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross host the annual awards gala.

Celebrity Family Feud 8 p.m. Sunday ABC (third season debut) — Lance Bass vs. Kellie Pickler; NeNe Leakes vs. Ernie Hudson. 

“Celebrity $100,000 Pyramid 9 p.m. Sunday ABC (new series) — Sherri Shepherd, Anthony Anderson, Rosie O’Donnell and Kathy Najimy compete on the series premiere of this revived classic game show hosted by Michael Strahan.

Game of Thrones 9 p.m. Sunday HBO (sixth season finale) — No information came out but the title is called “The Winds of Winter.”

Hamilton 9 p.m. Sunday History — A profile of founding father Alexander Hamilton includes comments by Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, Tom Brokaw and Maria Bartiromo.

“The Last Ship 9 p.m. Sunday TNT— Chandler scrambles to find answers in an Asian Dodge City. Meanwhile, Slattery seeks the truth about his predicament.

“Preacher 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — After his stunt with Quincannon, Jesse is Annville’s newest rock star; and Tulip and Cassidy connect. Meanwhile, the Cowboy makes a tragic decision.

“Ray Donovan 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (fourth season debut) — Season 4 begins with Ray in recovery mode in the aftermath of the shootout and trying to reconnect with his family and repair his relationship with Bridget.

“The Ride With Norman Reedus 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Norman Reedus travels from Atlanta to Asheville, North Carolina.

“Match Game 10 p.m. Sunday ABC (new series) — The series premiere of a revival of the classic game show, which involves contestants guessing a celebrity panel’s answers in a fill-in-the-blank format. Hosted by Alec Baldwin.

“Murder in the First 10 p.m. Sunday TNT (third season debut) — The murder of a star quarterback at a crowded club is investigated.

“Roadies 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime (new series) — A group of roadies tour with a rock band. In the opener, the loyal crew of the Staton-House Band get a jolt when a slick British financial advisor is hired to overhaul the tour’s finances.

“Veep 10:46 p.m. Sunday HBO (fifth season finale) — Inauguration Day is coming in the Season 5 finale, and Selina and her staff are busy preparing. Meanwhile, Mike’s fatigue gets the best of him; and Catherine gets a makeover.

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