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Around the remote: Shark Week makes its return

Professional wrestler and actress Ronda Rousey will be featured during Shark Week. (Evan Agostini / Evan Agostini/Associated Press)
Professional wrestler and actress Ronda Rousey will be featured during Shark Week. (Evan Agostini / Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

DON’T MISS: Shark Week – It’s time once again to dive into the summer’s most fin-tastic programming event. This year’s 30th anniversary celebration on the Discovery Channel has been chummed with all sorts of celebrities, including Shaquille O’Neal, Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rogers, Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, Bear Grylls and more. Of course, the biggest stars remain the ocean’s mighty and mysterious predators. Things kick off with a Sunday-night triple-header that includes “Bear Vs. Shark” (8 p.m.), “Shaq Does Shark Week” (9 p.m.) and “Ronda Rousey Uncaged” (10 p.m.).

Other bets

SUNDAY: “Pose,” the groundbreaking drama series about the 1980s ballroom scene in New York City, closes out its first season with what should be a raucous finale. The House of Evangelista divas battle it out against the House of Ferocity. (9 p.m., FX).

MONDAY: Jon Hamm narrates the new “American Masters” documentary, “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived.” The film recalls the life and career of the Boston Red Sox legend via rare footage and interviews with Bob Costas, Wade Boggs, Roger Angell and others. (8 p.m., KCDT; 9 p.m., KSPS).

TUESDAY: The new reality series “Miz & Mrs” gives fans a peek into the fast-paced lives of WWE power couple The Miz (aka Michael Mizanin) and Maryse Ouellet. We expect a few frayed nerves and sleepless nights as they adapt to being first-time parents. (10 p.m., USA).

TUESDAY: Tonight’s installment of “Frontline” is a harrowing investigation of sex abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in the world’s conflict zones. The film traces allegations from Bosnia to Congo to the Central African Republic, with firsthand accounts from survivors, witnesses, and officials. (9 p.m., KSPS; 10 p.m., KCDT).

WEDNESDAY: Executive produced by J.J. Abrams, “Castle Rock” is a chilling new psychological-horror anthology series that takes place in the fictional Maine town featured in many of Stephen King’s novels. Our advice? Watch with the lights on. (Hulu).

WEDNESDAY: In the new drama series “Burden of Truth,” a high-powered attorney (Kristin Kreuk) returns to her small prairie town hoping to crack a troublesome case. Apparently her big-pharma client’s vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teen girls. (8 p.m., The CW).

THURSDAY: After six drama-filled seasons on two networks, the country-music drama “Nashville” belts out its final notes. Producers have promised the return of several familiar faces. Could Connie Britton be one? (9 p.m., CMT).

THURSDAY: This summer, “The Great Food Truck Race” is taking its culinary road battle to hot spots in the Southwest. Along the way, the series will test the competitors’ cooking chops as they vie for the $50,000 prize. (9 p.m., Food Network).

FRIDAY: Season 6 of “Orange Is the New Black” picks up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary to quell the riot. The women have been torn apart – literally and figuratively – as they enter a new facility, where they must navigate different rules and power dynamics. (Netflix).

SATURDAY: Vivica A. Fox stars in the TV movie “The Wrong Cruise.” Billed as “escapist fun,” it’s a thriller that follows a mother and her teen daughter as they take a trip for some much-needed bonding. Ah, but bad things soon happen. (8 p.m., Lifetime).


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