TV This Week, June 21-27: 'True Detective' and more

Colin Farrell heads an all-star cast on a new season of "True Detective" on HBO

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The new special "Rise: The Promise of My Brother's Keeper" examines efforts to improve the educational and career prospects of disadvantaged young people. 7 p.m. Discovery Channel, OWN

A British officer (Aidan Turner) self-deports following the American Revolution in a new adaptation of "Poldark" on "Masterpiece." 9 p.m. KOCE

A long-married couple considers divorce just as their daughter gets engaged in the new TV movie "Love, Again." With Teri Polo. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Colin Farrell cops an attitude in an all-new, L.A.-set iteration of last summer's hit crime drama "True Detective." Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch also star. 9 p.m. HBO

Ahoy! The action drama "The Last Ship" set sails for a second season. With Eric Dane. 9 p.m. TNT

"Game of Thrones'" Oona Chaplin didn't survive that series' "Red Wedding." Perhaps she'll fare better in "The Crimson Field," a new drama about nurses during WWI. 10 p.m. KOCE

Dwayne Johnson rocks Miami in the sports-biz sendup "Ballers" and Jack Black tries to not rock Pakistan in the new geo-political satire "The Brink." 10 and 10:30 p.m. HBO


The new documentary "Requiem for the Dead: American Spring" looks at gun violence in these United States. 9 p.m. HBO

Issues of race, sexuality, gender identity and the right to self-defense intersect in the new documentary "Out in the Night" on "POV." 10 p.m. KOCE


Pro wrestling's Chris Jericho takes over as host on the return of the reality competition "WWE Tough Enough." 8 p.m. USA

"Frontline" shines a light on the dangers faced by immigrant women working in the janitorial industry in the exposé "Rape on the Night Shift." 10 p.m. KOCE

Gilded-Age girls just want to have fun in the new sitcom "Another Period" starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Their casa is your casa as "Big Brother" opens its doors for another season. 8 p.m. CBS; also Thu.

What was life like for the "First Peoples" to inhabit Africa, Asia, the Americas, etc.? See for yourself in this anthropologically minded new series. 9 p.m. KOCE

Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams and Gina Torres suit up for a fifth season of "Suits." 9 p.m. USA

"Duck Dynasty" and "Country Buck$" are back with new episodes. 9:30 and 10 p.m. A&E

Domo arigato, "Mr. Robot." Christian Slater and "The Pacific's" Rami Malek play computer hackers in this dark new cyber-drama. 10 p.m. USA


Wrong answers are rewarded with showers of goop — guacamole, maple syrup, etc. — in the new quiz show "Boom!" 8 p.m. Fox

There's no place like "Under the Dome" on the return of this sci-fi drama based on the Stephen King novel. 9 p.m. CBS

The cop dramas "Rookie Blue" and "Graceland" return with new seasons. 10 p.m. ABC; 10 p.m. USA

Busted! The new docu-series "American Takedown" goes for ride-alongs with law enforcement officials all over the country. 10 p.m. A&E


The new bio-doc "What Happened, Miss Simone?" remembers iconoclastic singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone. Anytime, Netflix

The 2013 musical "Teen Beach Movie" begets a sequel, "Teen Beach 2." 8p.m. Disney Channel

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are the nominal grownups in wacky 2014 family comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." 8 p.m. Starz

Can we get an amen? Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Emmylou Harris take part in a celebration of gospel music on an all-new "In Performance at the White House." 9 p.m. KOCE

The new documentary "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang" follows the colorful former NBA star on one of his goodwill missions to North Korea. 9 p.m. Showtime

That's like so five minutes ago for the time-traveling gal pals in the new sitcom "Best Friends Whenever." 9:53 p.m. Disney Channel


"John Wick" takes a licking and keeps on kicking and punching in this 2014 revenge saga starring Keanu Reeves. 8 p.m. HBO

"Shake It Up's" Bella Thorne parties a little too hard in the made-for-cable cautionary tale "Perfect High." 8 p.m. Lifetime

"American Idol's" Adam Lambert is slated to perform as LGBT activists are saluted at the second-annual "Logo Trailblazer Honors." 8 p.m. Logo

Y'all're invited to "A Country Wedding" in this romantic new TV movie starring Jesse Metcalfe and Autumn Reeser. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Anne Hathaway falls for one of those sensitive and scruffy guys with a guitar in the 2015 indie fable "Song One." 9 p.m. Showtime

"Free Bird!" Lynyrd Skynyrd and country star Brantley Gilbert share the stage on a new "CMT Crossroads." 10 p.m. CMT


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