TV This Week, June 28 - July 4: ‘Snowpiercer’ and more

John Hurt, left, Chris Evans and Jamie Bell star in “Snowpiercer” airing on Showtime.

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The new music doc “Glen Campbell ... I’ll Be Me” rides along on the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer’s farewell tour following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. 6 and 7:45 p.m. CNN

The romantic saga of septuagenarians Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid) continues with the return of the British drama “Last Tango in Halifax.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Rappers delight: Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar are among the scheduled performers for the “BET Awards 2015" where Motown legend Smokey Robinson will receive career honors. 8 p.m. BET


Android servants perform the menial tasks we “Humans” can’t be bothered with in this new science-fiction drama starring Oscar winner William Hurt. 9 p.m. AMC

“Nurse Jackie,” we hardly knew ye. This series starring Emmy winner Edie Falco airs its final episode, followed by the first-season finale of “Happyish” starring Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Showtime

The science fiction drama “Falling Skies” launches its fifth and final season. With Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and Will Patton. 10 p.m. TNT


A long time ago, in a bakery far, far away... “Cake Wars.” Top-shelf bakers vie for a cool 10 grand in this new reality competition. 8 p.m. Food Network

The new documentary “Larry Kramer in Love and Anger” profiles the gay-rights activist and award-winning playwright who penned the AIDS-themed drama “The Normal Heart.” 9 p.m. HBO

Are we our brothers’ keepers? One North Dakota pastor believes so, and so opens his church’s doors to folks who are struggling to find work in the documentary “The Overnighters” airing on “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

“Teen Wolf” comes howling back with a two-night season premiere. Tyler Posey stars. 10 p.m. MTV; also 9 p.m. Tue.



Superstar athletes like Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, NBA great Scottie Pippen and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski take on all comers in the new reality series “Beat the Champions.” 8 p.m. Fox

Welcome to the jungle! Animals may be trying to take the planet back from us humans in the new drama “Zoo.” James Wolk, Kristen Connolly and Billy Burke star. 9 p.m. CBS

A long-lost documentary titled “The Life of the Jews in Palestine” raises some questions that filmmaker Ben Loeterman seeks to answer in “1913: Seeds of Conflict.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send their podcast pal Karl Pilkington hither and yon in the new series “An Idiot Abroad.” 9 p.m. Travel Channel

“Frontline” talks to transgender children, family members and doctors in the new episode “Growing Up Trans.” 10 p.m. KOCE

I scream, you scream, we all scream for “Scream.” No teen is safe in this series inspired by Wes Craven’s 1996 slasher flick and its many sequels. 10 p.m. MTV



The three-part docu-series “Operation Wild” follows veterinarians who specialize in treating animals in their native habitats. 8 p.m. KOCE

A double episode of the anthropologically minded series “First Peoples” considers what life was like for the prehistoric inhabitants of Asia and Australia. 9 p.m. KOCE

Looks like it’s up to Molly (Oscar winner Halle Berry) and a mysterious stranger (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to save the human race — but hey, no pressure — on a new season of the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama “Extant.” 10 p.m. CBS


A slate of vintage Disney films includes the animated shorts “Hawaiian Holiday,” “Beach Picnic” and “The Simple Things,” plus 1957’s live-action Revolutionary War tale “Johnny Tremain.” 5, 5:10, 5:20 and 5:30 p.m. TCM

“Food Fighters” are back at it for a second season of this culinary challenge hosted by Adam Richman. 8 p.m. NBC


A seasonally inappropriate celebration of film noir continues with a big batch of flicks including 1948’s “The Big Clock” starring Ray Milland and Charles Laughton. 5 p.m. TCM

“Monumentals Mysteries” is now “Mysteries at the Monument.” Either way, host Don Wildman is in London in the series’ season premiere. 9 p.m. Travel Channel


Kelly Clarkson brings the vocal fireworks for “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.” Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and Meghan Trainor also perform. 8 p.m. NBC

It’s like the 1970s all over again when Barry Manilow and KC and the Sunshine Band help celebrate America’s birthday on “A Capitol Fourth.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Mexican folklore comes eye-poppingly to life in the animated 2014 fable “The Book of Life” featuring the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. 8 p.m. HBO

Everybody’s doing the locomotion! Tilda Swinton and “Captain America’s” Chris Evans engage in class warfare aboard a train barreling through an icy post-apocalyptic wasteland in director Bong Joon-ho’s gripping and Gilliam-esque 2013 tale “Snowpiercer.” John Hurt also stars. 8 p.m. Showtime