TV best bets with ‘The Last Ship,’ final ‘House of Lies,’ Billy Ray Cyrus, Bobby Brown, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’

Billy Ray Cyrus as an Elvis impersonator in "Still the King" on CMT. CREDIT: CMT

Billy Ray Cyrus as an Elvis impersonator in “Still the King” on CMT. CREDIT: CMT

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Sunday, June 5, 2016

If Billy Ray Cyrus as an Elvis impersonator on CMT’s “Still the King” Sunday can’t get you all shook up, you have plenty of other options.

TNT is bringing back its mainstays “Rizzoli & Isles” Monday and “The Last Ship” Sunday. FX’s acclaimed “The Americans’ ends its season Wednesday. USA’s “Royal Pains’ celebrates 100 episodes that same night.

Three big awards shows are on tap: the Peabody Awards Monday night on Pivot, the CMT Music Awards Wednesday and the Tony Awards Sunday on CBS.

Bobby Brown promotes his new book and talks about Whitney and Bobby Kristina on Tuesday on ABC at 10 p.m.

And say goodbye to Showtime’s “House of Lies” forever Sunday.

This covers Monday, June 6 through Sunday, June 12, 2016.

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — One lucky bachelor enjoys a day of hot yoga with JoJo.

“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” 8 p.m. VH1 — Scrapp De Leon is off to prison for pot trafficking.

“So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” 8 p.m. Fox — The second round of auditions features hopefuls in Chicago.

“75th Annual Peabody Awards” 8 p.m. Pivot — UGA’s prestigious awards ceremony is now televised.

“Angie Tribeca” 9 p.m. TBS (second season debut) — A man is found dead in a dog park. Tribeca hates dogs.

“Barbarians Rising” 9 p.m. History (new series) — The story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian leaders who brought it down.

“Devious Maids” 9 p.m. Lifetime (fourth season debut) — Lives are changed forever following the explosion at the Powell mansion.

“Rizzoli & Isles” 9 p.m. TNT (seventh and final season debut)  — Fallout from a shooting finds the team searching for Alice Sands, hoping to bring her to justice before she destroys Jane’s life.

“Unreal” 10 p.m. Lifetime (second season debut) — Rachel hires the show’s first African-American suitor after Quinn promotes her to produce the new season.

“Mistresses” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Harry’s sister arrives for a visit and reveals that all is not well between her and her fiancé.

TUESDAY

“Casual” 3:01 a.m. Hulu (second season debut) — After a season full of disastrous dates and their parents’ surprise wedding, Alex, Valerie and Laura try to rebuild their lives outside the home.

The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC (special night) — JoJo joins the guys for a fun-filled day in the pool but realizes they are distracted by the recent drama involving one bachelor.

Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. History — Keith and Johnathan try their hand at partner fishing; Jake handles a troublesome deckhand; Zack takes a turn at being captain.

Coupled” 9 p.m. Fox — Political views cause tension for one couple and two new guys arrive.

“The Bobby Brown Story” 10 p.m. ABC — Singer Bobby Brown discusses his decades-long music career, his celebrity marriage to Whitney Houston and what lies ahead during an interview with Robin Roberts conducted in conjunction with the release of his memoir “Every Little Step.”

Person of Interest” 10 p.m. CBS  — The team becomes enmeshed in a conspiracy when the U.S. president is tapped as the next POI; and Finch contemplates taking drastic measures to combat Samaritan.

Feed the Beast” 10 p.m. AMC — Tommy and Dion court an unlikely investor, Tommy’s estranged father.

WEDNESDAY

“American Ninja Warrior” 8 p.m. NBC — The Atlanta qualifiers were shot earlier this year at the Turner Field concourse.

“CMT Music Awards” 8 p.m. CMT, TV Land  Nick Jonas; Chris Brown; Kelly Clarkson; Nicki Minaj; Shaggy; and Echosmith.

“Masterchef” 8 p.m. Fox — Forty home cooks compete in Part 2 of the Season 7 premiere.

“Wayward Pines” 9 p.m. Fox — In a series of flashbacks, it’s revealed why Jason Higgins was raised to be the leader of the first generation and favored child of Wayward Pines.

“NBA Finals Game 3” 9 p.m. ABC — LeBron & Co. are back at home. Can the Cavaliers find its mojo against a seemingly instoppable Warriors, now up 2-0?

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX (fourth season finale) — Philip and Elizabeth try to beat the FBI to a mysterious package and Paige ponders going into the family business.

“The Night Shift” 10 p.m. NBC — TC and Scott fight to save a boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident, yet it becomes clear there’s more to the family dynamic than meets the eye.

Royal Pains” 10 p.m. USA (100th episode) — Hank works in the ER for the first time in years and has difficulty following Evan’s orders during a quarantine situation that involves Jill.

THURSDAY

“American Grit” 8 p.m. Fox (two-hour first season finale) — The final teams tackle four grueling obstacles before taking on the final evolution challenge, in which they must suspend themselves upside-down above a waterfall and cross a wire.

“Lip Sync Battle 8 p.m. Spike — Zachary Quinto vs. Zoe Saldana.

The Eighties” 9 p.m. CNN — The tech boom.

Streets of Compton” 9 p.m. A&E (two-hour series debut) — Compton’s transition from a quiet suburban city into a dangerous ghetto is spotlighted.

Orphan Black” 10 p.m. BBCA — Sarah joins forces with Rachel to find a way to defeat their common foe.

FRIDAY

“Masters of Illusion” 8 p.m the CW — Magicians featured: Greg Frewin; Adam Wylie; Eric Buss; Michael Grandinetti; Barry and Stuart.

“NBA Finals” 9 p.m ABC Game four between the Warriors and Cavaliers.

“Time Beings” 10 p.m. History Extreme time travel conspiracies.

“Outcast” 10 p.m. Cinemax (new series) Kyle has questions concerning his family history.

“Wynonna Earp” 10 p.m. Syfy Wynonna barely has time to digest the discovery she and her sister made in the Barrens when a gambler is found torn apart in his hotel room.

WEEKEND

“Killing Mommy” 8 p.m. Saturday  Lifetime — Twin sisters react differently to their mother’s plans to remarry and sell the family estate, as one supports her decision while the other threatens their mom’s happiness to the point that she puts her life in danger.

“Hell  on Wheels” 9 p.m. Saturday AMC (fifth season summer debut) — The Swede’s murderous rampage on the Hatch homestead results in a long overdue showdown with Cullen.

The American West” 10 p.m. Saturday AMC (new series) — This is a documentary mixed wtih re-enactments covering 1850 to 1890. Jesse James forms a gang in order to ensure his family’s survival; and Custer looks for glory in the Indian Wars. Meanwhile, Crazy Horse fights back against the U.S. in the series premiere of this docudrama.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS  — James Corden hosts. 

Food Network Star 9 p.m. Sunday Food — Nine finalists remain for the challenge of delivering trendy remote food reports for “Entertainment Tonight.” Both Atlantans Tregaye and Gerard are still in it. 

Game of Thrones 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Troubling times for Jaime; Arya Stalk is on the run.

House of Lies” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime (series finale) — Pod visits Havana, Cuba, where each member is challenged to reevaluate his or her personal and professional futures.

“The Last Ship 9 p.m. Sunday TNT (third season debut) — Chandler is sent to Asia to probe a possible mutation of the Red Flu.

“Preacher 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Jesse explores his newfound power with Cassidy’s help.

“Still the King 9 p.m. Sunday CMT (new series) —Billy Ray Cyrus plays Vernon Brownmule a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who was kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second best Elvis impersonator around.

“Penny Dreadful 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Kaetenay has a vision of impending doom

“The Ride With Norman Reedus 10 p.m. Sunday AMC (new series)— The “Walking Dead” stars explores the Pacific Coast Highway on a motorcycle.

“Silicon Valley 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper.


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