TV This Week June 29 - July 5: ‘Californication’ and more

David Duchovny in “Californication” on Showtime.
David Duchovny stars in the series finale of “Californication” on Showtime.
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This week’s TV Movies



Derek Jacobi stars opposite Anne Reid on the return of “Last Tango in Halifax” and opposite Ian McKellen in the new comedy “Vicious.” 8 and 10:30 p.m. KOCE

Drake, Jennifer Hudson and Pharrell Williams — and perhaps Pharrell’s hat — are among the stars set for “The BET Awards 2014.” Chris Rock hosts. 8 p.m. BET

Johnny Knoxville has an AARP card and a license to prank in the hit 2013 comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.” 8 p.m. Epix

Attorneys from opposite sides of the Mason-Dixon Line meet cute in the courtroom in the new series “Reckless.” With Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet. 9 p.m. CBS


Shaun Evans is back on the case with the return of the “Inspector Morse” prequel “Endeavour” on “Masterpiece Mystery!” 9 p.m. KOCE

Hank, we hardly knew ye: The ne’er-do-well novelist played by David Duchovny signs off on the series finale of “Californication.” 9:30 p.m. Showtime

“The Leftovers” are left feeling whatever the opposite of “rapturous” is in this new supernatural drama. With Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Liv Tyler. 10 p.m. HBO

The season finale episode of “Penny Dreadful” is titled “Grand Guignol,” so it’s safe to say there will be blood. 10 p.m. Showtime


How’s married life treatin’ ya? That is the question when a wedding videographer catches up with some former subjects in the documentary “112 Weddings” 9 p.m. HBO

Stephen King finds himself “Under the Dome” of his own creation with a cameo on the season premiere of this supernatural drama based on his novel. 10 p.m. CBS

Chinese-American activist Grace Lee Boggs, who’s spent most of her 90-plus years fighting the good fight, is profiled on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE



1982’s Falklands War made things rather awkward for a star Argentine footballer playing on an English team, as detailed on a new “30 for 30: Soccer Stories.” 5 p.m. ESPN

Those metal detectors for finding coins on the beach? “Time Scanners” use gear far more sophisticated to reveal some wonders of the ancient world in this new series. 8 p.m. KOCE

“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee” presents a kid-friendly investigation of a controversial topic: Using animals to test new products. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

In a move Dick Wolf would no doubt approve, “History Detectives” branches out with the new series “History Detectives Special Investigations.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Those who forget “Drunk History” are doomed to, um, something, on the return of this booze-fueled misremembering of past days, dates and deeds. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


The top 20 contestants strut their respective stuff as “So You Think You Can Dance” hits the 200-episode mark. 8 p.m. Fox


Contestants put the heat to the meat for bragging rights and a $10,000 cash prize in the new outdoor-cooking challenge “American Grilled.” 9 p.m. Travel

“Dark Temptations” sounds like a box of sinful chocolate treats … but it’s actually a collection of lurid, true-crime tales. 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery


Mae West, young man! A five-film salute to the comedy legend kicks off with the 1933’s “I’m No Angel” costarring Cary Grant. 5 p.m. Turner Classic Movies

Suffer the children? A new “Our America With Lisa Ling” offers an in-depth look at Los Angeles County’s massive foster-care system. 10 p.m. OWN

The lovely and talented Alison Brie from “Mad Men” and “Community” — which was canceled! Booooo! — joins in the shenanigans on a new “Comedy Bang! Bang!” 10:30 p.m. IFC


Oh, say, can you see Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie? You can on the special “Macy’s 4th of July.” Nick Cannon hosts. 8 p.m. NBC

Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald and Sara Evans will be in Washington, D.C., for “A Capitol Fourth.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Pin that corsage at your own peril, “Carrie” is your date for the prom in this 2013 remake of the Stephen King terror tale. Chloë Grace Moretz stars. 8 p.m. Epix

The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran and Jennifer Hudson share the stage in the City of Brotherly Love at the annual “Philly 4th of July Jam.” 8 p.m. VH1


Better late than never, it’s “The Best Man Holiday.” Taye Diggs and company returned for this hit 2013 sequel to 1999’s “The Best Man.” 8 p.m. HBO

A wronged woman is positively patricidal in the new thriller “Killing Daddy.” With Elizabeth Gillies and Cynthia Stevenson. 8 p.m. Lifetime

A hitman (Dominic Purcell) visits medieval times, and we don’t mean the restaurant, in 2014’s “In the Name of the King: The Last Mission.” 9 p.m. Syfy

Tough guy Dave Vitalli dispenses tough love to troubled teens and parents in the new series “My Dysfunctional Family.” 10 p.m. CMT

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