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TV highlights: The sci-fi drama ‘Extant’ returns to CBS for a third season

(All times Eastern.)In honor of the show’s 100th episode, the “MasterChef” (Fox at 8) teams serve two-course meals to VIP guests.Veterinarians from all over the world go to extraordinary lengths to save the lives of animals in the docuseries “Operation Wild” (PBS at 8).Read full article >>

TV highlights: MTV’s ‘Scream’ features ‘every horror character you’ve ever met’

All times Eastern. On the next “Pretty Little Liars,” (ABC Family at 8) Aria and Emily cozy up to potential love interests, Spencer continues to struggle with her “A”-induced insomnia and Mona returns to Rosewood — again. Read full article >>

TV highlights: Monday, June 29, 2015

All times EasternCompeting bakers create their best “Simpsons”-themed cakes on “Cake Wars” (Food Network at 8), a special edition of the hit show.Kaitlyn travels to Ireland with a bachelor and gets a surprise visit that may change the course of this season of “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8).Read full article >>

TV highlights: Saturday, June 27, 2015

All times Eastern.The made-for-TV romantic comedy “Will to Love” (TV One at 8) is about a young man named Jamal (Marques Houston) who must marry before his grandfather’s impending death in order to inherit millions. There are just two...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Friday, June 26, 2015

(All times Eastern)Directed by Liz Garbus, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (Netflix) details the life and career of legendary musician and activist Nina Simone, using footage from Simone’s performances, archived news reports and a series of interviews with experts, fans and the singer’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly.Read full article >>

TV highlights: Thursday, June 25, 2015

All times Eastern.SERIES PREMIERE:“Boom!” (Fox at 8 p.m.) is a new quiz show that challenges teams of three to answer questions correctly or be drenched with something slimy, i.e. the maple syrup used in the premiere. Read full article >>

TV highlights:

(All times Eastern)Kevin and Grant try to build “the ultimate Slip’N Slide,” experiment with a super-fast skateboard and use a motorcycle to create a terrifying version of a merry-go-round in the season two premiere of the Science Channel’s “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” (Sci at 8).Read full article >>

‘Hannibal’ was canceled, but what does that even mean anymore?

On Monday afternoon, NBC announced that after “Hannibal” airs its final 10 episodes in the summer, the grisly, absorbing drama will be canceled. Who cares? Let’s be real: It no longer makes any sense to get upset when something is “canceled.”Read full article >>

‘UnREAL’ and ‘Another Period’: From female creators, sharp jabs at reality

Poking fun at reality TV? Trust me, it’s far too easy. In the 15 years since the reality format began to dominate the schedules of Bravo, TLC, Discover, History, A&E and bigger networks, they’ve offered just as many opportunities for spoofs of housewives, dance moms, top models and bigfoot hunters. Show More Summary

TV highlights:

(All times Eastern) The “Pretty Little Liars”(ABC Family at 8 p.m.) head back to Radley Sanitarium in search of more information about the mysterious Charles and his relationship with the DiLaurentis family. Meanwhile, Hanna grows frustrated with an overprotective Caleb.Read full article >>

HBO’s ‘Requiem for the Dead’: A deep wallow in gun-related senselessness

“Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014,” yet another remarkably good documentary from HBO, left me emotionally drained, angry and briefly despondent over the matter of America and its 310 million (or so) guns. When I finished watching...Show More Summary

TV highlights: The men are asked to eulogize Kaitlyn at a fake wake on ‘The Bachelorette’

(All times Eastern) After a rose ceremony at the Alamo, dark times hit “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8 p.m.) when the remaining men are asked to eulogize Kaitlyn at her fake Irish wake in Dublin. To darken the mood even more, Kaitlyn and one “lucky” guy then attend a private Cranberries concert. Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘True Detective’ returns to HBO for a second season

(All times Eastern)Once understandably dismissed as an April Fool’s joke, the Lifetime Original Movie “A Deadly Adoption” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.) stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig as an aloof couple who take a shine to a troublemaking, seductive young woman who really wants a family of her own — and, well, you know where this is going.Read full article >>

TV highlights: Rob Delaney’s ‘Catastrophe’ premieres on Amazon streaming

(All times Eastern)SERIES PREMIERE: Starring Twitter phenom Rob Delaney and Irish actress Sharon Horgan, the UK comedy series “Catastrophe” (Amazon) centers on a one-week stand between an American adman (Delaney) who’s far, far away from the “Mad Men” stereotype and a British schoolteacher from London (Horgan), which ends with a pregnancy. Show More Summary

TV highlights: Former President Bill Clinton stops by ‘The Daily Show’

(All times Eastern)The remaining cooks roll the dice in Las Vegas when they’re split into two teams and asked to prepare dishes for 101 performers in a nightclub on “MasterChef” (Fox at 8 p.m.).“The Briefcase” (CBS at 8) introduces us...Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ premieres on ABC

(All times Eastern)SERIES PREMIERE: Based on Lily Koppel’s book about the women behind the astronauts in NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, the drama “The Astronaut Wives Club” (ABC at 8 p.m.) digs deep into the social circle of seven women as they process being the wives of the first men in space. Show More Summary

Summer TV 2015: All the new dramas, comedies, reality shows and more

Summer brings more scientific proof that TV’s oceans are indeed rising with a glut of content. Among other unnatural disasters between now and Labor Day, Syfy has a D.C.-based “Sharknado” movie (July 22) and there’s a Lifetime movie about the behind-the-scenes drama at “Full House.” (It airs in the doggiest of dog days, Aug. Show More Summary

‘Catastrophe’: A ribald love story for people who are too old to meet cute

Twitter users may already be fans of comedian Rob Delaney’s strange mix of the nasty and the gentlemanly, which is part of the appeal of this endearingly ribald six-episode dramedy import from British TV. Read full article >>

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