What’s on TV This Week: ‘Hamilton,’ the BET Awards, July 4 specials and more



Drake and Megan Thee Stallion are among the nominees at “The BET Awards 2020.” Comic Amanda Seales is the host, and Alicia Keys, John Legend, Wayne Brady and Jennifer Hudson are slated to perform. 8 p.m. BET; also CBS

Britain’s Queen Anne, whom you may remember from the 2018 period comedy “The Favourite,” is the next monarch under the microscope on a new installment of “Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The sacrifices of D-Day help pave the way for VE Day in the finale of the three-part docu-series “World War II: Race to Victory.” 8 p.m. History Channel

The new six-part true-crime docu-series “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” follows the late journalist and blogger Michelle McNamara’s dogged efforts to expose the elusive Golden State Killer. 10 p.m. HBO


It was August 1980, in Orange County.

April 19, 2018


When a young Danish mother is killed and her child goes missing, it’s up to detective named “Sommerdahl” to crack the case in this foreign-language mystery drama. Peter Mygind (“Flame and Citron”) stars. Anytime, Acorn TV

“POV” profiles Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and other women of color shaking up the political system in the two-part episode “And She Could Be Next.” 9 p.m. KOCE; concludes Tue.


The new special “Supermarket Shock: Crisis in America’s Food Supply” surveys the damage the COVID-19 pandemic hath wrought in your local grocery-store aisle. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC


The way is steep, the temps are dropping and the air is getting thin in the new specials “Lost on Everest” and “Expedition Everest.” 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel

The new documentary “Welcome to Chechnya” offers heartbreaking first-hand accounts of government-sponsored indignities, abuses and worse inflicted on members of the Russian republic’s LGBTQ community. 10 p.m. HBO


The new documentary “David Foster: Off the Record” has stars like Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Lionel Richie singing the praises of the Grammy-winning record producer. Anytime, Netflix

A trio of wedding planners are here to make sure your nuptials go off without a hitch in the new reality series “Say I Do.” Anytime, Netflix

What you are about to see is not a news broadcast: “Unsolved Mysteries,” the OG true-crime and paranormal-investigation series once hosted by the late, great Robert Stack, gets a no-host reboot. Anytime, Netflix

The fossil-fueled three-part “Prehistoric Road Trip” hosted by the Field Museum’s Emily Graslie comes to a close. 10 p.m. KOCE


A young Swedish journalist tasked with investigating a bank’s alleged fiscal improprieties is “Blinded” by her romantic feelings for the bank’s director in this imported drama starring “Midsommar’s” Julia Ragnarsson and “Narcos’ ” Matias Varela. Anytime, Sundance Now


“The Family Business” is still crime and business is still good as this New York-set drama starring Ernie Hudson and based on the books by Carl Weber returns for a second season. Anytime, BET+

As if! A teenage girl (Alba Baptista) is enlisted by an ancient order to join the fight against the forces of darkness in the new supernatural drama “Warrior Nun.” Anytime, Netflix

They hip-hop and they don’t stop in a rapper-centric edition of the reality series “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” 9 p.m. WE

Reno-based restaurateur Mark Estee lends his expertise to eateries teetering on the edge of ruin in the new unscripted series “Undercover Chef.” 10 p.m. Food Network


“The Baby-sitters Club” is back to see to all your childcare needs in this new family-friendly sitcom based on Ann M. Martin’s beloved book series. Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”) star. Anytime, Netflix

“Desperados,” why don’t you come to your senses? “SNL’s” Nasim Pedrad takes two gal pals (Anna Camp, Sarah Burns) with her to Mexico on a mission to save her new relationship in this rom-com. With Robbie Amell and Lamorne Morris. Anytime, Netflix

The name’s “Hamilton,” Alexander Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda portrays the fiscally savvy Founding Father and Leslie Odom Jr. is the Aaron Burr under his saddle in a taped version of the original Broadway staging of Miranda’s Tony-winning hip-hop musical. Anytime, Disney+

The Founding Fathers famously had a way with words, but as reincarnated in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sensational musical “Hamilton,” they can now bust a rhyme with the legendary MCs.

March 6, 2015


“Hanna” is back in action in Season 2 of this espionage drama about a teenage girl (Esme Creed-Miles) with a particular set of skills. Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos also star. Anytime, Amazon Prime

A day-long festival of westerns directed by John Ford includes 1946’s “My Darling Clementine” starring Henry Fonda and Victor Mature and the 1956 saga “The Searchers” starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond and Natalie Wood. 5 and 7 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

“Great Performances” honors the contributions made by immigrants to the U.S. in the encore 2018 episode “Ellis Island: The Dream of America With Pacific Symphony.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Happy 244th birthday, America — you don’t look a day over 243! Celebrate our nation’s founding with the annual specials “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” and/or “A Capitol Fourth.” Lady A, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Tim McGraw headline the former and Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, Renée Fleming and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform in the latter. 8 p.m. NBC; 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE

What did U.S. presidents know about “UFOs Over America” and when did they know it? The truth is out there in this new special. 8 p.m. Travel Channel


The tide is turned at the battle of “Midway” in director Roland Emmerich’s effects-laden 2019 WWII action drama. With Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore. 8 p.m. HBO

Mary Poppins she ain’t in the new thriller “The Twisted Nanny.” With Tara Erickson and Chantelle Albers. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The terror tales are coming from inside the book in the 2019 horror flick “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” With Zoe Colletti and Michael Garza. 9 p.m. Showtime

Movies on TV this week: June 28: “An American in Paris” on TCM; “Glory” on OWN; “A Clockwork Orange” on Showtime; “Singin’ in the Rain” on TCM

June 26, 2020


What’s on TV: Television listings

Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are the television listings from the Los Angeles Times in printable PDF files.

June 18, 2021

TV Listings for the week of June 28 - July 4 in PDF format

June 26, 2020