Rory Flack Starts a Synchronized Skating Team in ‘Breaking the Ice’

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Thursday, July 6

Breaking the Ice
WE tv, 9pm
New Series!

In this new sports reality show, Rory Flack, the first African American woman to win the U.S. Open Professional Figure Skating Championships, spearheads a competitive synchronized skating team as its coach. The series follows her and the diverse team of teens during a rigorous training season as they push past mental and physical obstacles.

The Lincoln Lawyer
Season Premiere!

The legal drama’s sophomore season finds intrepid L.A. attorney Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) in an unusual spot: on an upswing. “You see a Mickey that starts confident,” says Garcia-Rulfo, referring to Mickey’s winning the big Season 1 case. “He’s at the top of his game.” But you’re only as good as your last verdict, and this season, drawn from Michael Connelly’s 2011 novel The Fifth Witness, Mickey takes on the high-profile murder of a polarizing real estate developer. The first part of the 10-episode season is available today; Part 2 arrives Aug. 3.

Wake Up, Carlo! (Acorda, Carlo!)
New Series!

In this kids series, 7-year-old Carlo goes to sleep for 22 years and wakes up to learn his best friends have become serious adults. With his positivity, free spirit and total lack of knowledge about life’s basic instincts — aside from eating guava-filled cookies — Carlo awakens in his childhood friends the desire to be as free as he is.

TCM Birthday Tribute: Janet Leigh
TCM, beginning at 7:45am
Catch a Classic!

Iconic actress/dancer/singer Jeanette Helen Morrison — better known as Janet Leigh — would have turned 96 today (she was born July 6, 1927, in Merced, California; she died Oct. 3, 2004, at age 77, in Beverly Hills). Starting this morning, Turner Classic Movies celebrates the star with a seven-film lineup of movies demonstrating her versatility across various genres. Featured titles are: Two Tickets to Broadway (1951), a musical with choreography by the legendary Busby Berkeley; the romantic comedy Strictly Dishonorable (1951); Angels in the Outfield (1951), the original baseball-themed comedy also starring Paul Douglas and Keenan Wynn; Confidentially Connie (1953), a romantic comedy also starring Van Johnson; The Naked Spur (1953), director Anthony Mann’s Oscar-nominated Western led by James Stewart and also starring Robert Ryan; Pete Kelly’s Blues (1955), a musical/crime drama costarring Jack Webb, Edmond O’Brien and Peggy Lee; and An American Dream (1966), a drama also featuring Stuart Whitman, Eleanor Parker and Barry Sullivan.

The Blacklist: “Arthur Hudson”
NBC, 8pm

Cooper (Harry Lennix) is caught on the defensive when summoned by the Attorney General. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) visits dear friends.

When Sharks Attack … and Why
Nat Geo, 9pm; also streams on Disney+ & Hulu
New Series!

This eight-part series (new episodes air each night today through July 12) explores how shark attacks around the world are becoming more unpredictable. Many of these attacks occur suddenly, in large numbers and in unexpected locations, puzzling locals and scientists alike. Experts investigate these mysterious incidents to discover what the causes might be. The series encores on Nat Geo Wild beginning July 26.

True Crime Story: Look Into My Eyes
SundanceTV, 10pm; also streams on AMC+ & Sundance Now
Season Finale!

In “Step Four: The Outcome,” pressure mounts against the school board to take accountability; Dr. Kenney leaves North Port for what seems like the final time; the community grapples with guilt and grief; and Stephen offers an intimate look into Kenney’s hypnosis practice.

My Adventures With Superman
Adult Swim, 12am (late-night); streams next day on Max
New Series!

This animated series is a serialized coming-of-age story that catches up with 20-somethings Clark Kent (voice of Jack Quaid), the bright and driven Lois Lane (Alice Lee) and their best friend Jimmy Olsen (Ishmel Sahid) as they begin to discover who they are while working as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet. The story follows Clark as he builds his secret identity as Superman and explores his own mysterious origins. All the while, he and Lois are falling in love … as Lois gets closer and closer to uncovering his superhero alter ego.

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Friday, July 7

The Out-Laws
Original Film!

In this comedy/crime film from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company, Adam Devine plays strait-laced bank manager Owen, who is about to marry the love of his life, Parker (Nina Dobrev). When Owen’s bank is held up by the infamous Ghost Bandits during his wedding week, he believes his future in-laws (Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin), who just arrived in town, are the culprits.

The Horror of Dolores Roach
Prime Video
New Series!

Sweeney Todd with a side of salsa! Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) headlines this twisted eight-episode adaptation of the hit podcast about a woman’s descent into a gory gourmet nightmare. After 16 years in prison, Dolores heads home to a gentrified Washington Heights in New York City and reunites with pal Luis (Alejandro Hernandez), an empanada shop chef. Having developed a knack for working out folks’ knots in jail, Dolores accepts his offer to run a massage parlor below the shop, but the plan develops a kink when their scummy landlord (Marc Maron) crosses the line, leaving Dolores with a mess … and new meat on Luis’ menu. It’s a delicious turn by Machado, who sinks her teeth into the role. “My favorite part is her absolute rawness,” she fittingly adds. “I feel so free playing her.”

Tough as Nails: “Zink About It”
CBS, 8pm

In the new episode “Zink About It,” the contestants are under a lot of pressure when they’re tasked with designing and welding a structure that can withstand the crushing force of 1 ton of weight.

Family Law
The CW, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Season 2 of this comedy series about a divorced, recovering alcoholic lawyer who goes to work for her estranged father and half siblings in Vancouver premieres tonight.

Star of the Month: ’70s Stars
TCM, beginning at 8pm
Catch a Classic!

Each Friday night in July, Turner Classic Movies will bring out some of the brightest movie stars of the 1970s, starring in films arranged by various themes. This first evening begins with two films featuring “Love On and Off Screen,” beginning with The Getaway (1972), Sam Peckinpah’s heist thriller starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The stars began a relationship while working on the film and got married in 1973, but were divorced by 1978. Something similar happened to Richard Pryor and Pam Grier, the stars of tonight’s next film: Greased Lightning (1977), a biopic with Pryor as Wendell Scott, the first Black NASCAR race winner. He and Grier began dating after being cast in the film, but their relationship was much shorter-lived than McQueen and MacGraw’s, with Pryor marrying another woman in 1977. Tonight’s next three films featuring major ’70s stars focus on an “Anything for Love” theme among their fictional characters. First is the Best Picture Oscar-nominated Dog Day Afternoon (1975), led by Best Actor nominee Al Pacino and John Cazale, followed by Badlands (1973), with Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen, and Zandy’s Bride (1974), starring Gene Hackman and Liv Ullmann.

The CW, 9pm
New Series!

This Canadian comedy/drama series, which focuses on a dysfunctional group of half siblings fighting to take control of the family business, premieres tonight with the episode titled “Standby Out of Newark,” in which Lidia (Jennifer Finnigan) returns home from New York for her aunt’s funeral and ignites a family feud.

The Proof Is Out There: “Alien Pilots, Carolina Lights and Stone Cold Animals”
History, 10pm

Did a man in Turkey capture footage of alien pilots in a UFO cockpit? What are the strange lights repeatedly spotted over Brown Mountain in North Carolina since before the Civil War? Did an Australian man stumble upon an alien corpse on the sidewalk? And who or what turned these animals to stone? TV journalist Tony Harris and his team of experts examine the evidence to find the truth.

Painting With John
HBO, 11pm
Season Finale!

In the Season 3 finale “The Night Hunters,” John Lurie shares his appreciation for his longtime assistant and friend Nesrin Wolf and his epic collection of luminary toast.

Saturday, July 8

MLB Baseball
FS1 & FOX, beginning at 4pm Live

The Cincinnati Reds are at the Milwaukee Brewers on FS1, followed by a primetime regional game on FOX featuring either the Seattle Mariners at the Houston Astros or the Atlanta Braves at the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982
The CW, 8pm
New Series!

This nostalgic four-part docuseries about the best films of 1982 features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage of the biggest films of the year.

A Royal Christmas Crush
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Ava (Katie Cassidy) accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the Royal Ice Hotel, which leads her to a surprise whirlwind romance with a prince (Stephen Huszar).

V.C. Andrews’ Dawn
Lifetime, 8pm
New Limited Series!

Based on V.C. Andrews’ Dawn Cutler books, this new four-part film series is a dark family drama about a young woman whose life gets thrown upside down when she discovers that the parents who raised her kidnapped her as a child, and that she really comes from a wealthy and twisted family of hotel owners. Starring Brec Bassinger as Dawn and Donna Mills as the malevolent matriarch of the Cutler family, Lillian Cutler, each film dives further into the families’ pasts as Dawn navigates her new life. Secrets of the Morning, Twilight’s Child and Midnight Whispers will follow Dawn on Saturdays.

From Here to Eternity
MOVIES!, 8pm
Catch a Classic!

In this legendary 1953 drama, passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Pvt. Prewitt (Best Actor Oscar nominee Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra, in a role that established the beloved singer’s acting career) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sgt. Warden (Best Actor Oscar nominee Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Best Actress Oscar nominee Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair (their embrace in the surf remains an iconic Hollywood scene). Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The film won eight of the 13 Oscars for which it was nominated, including Best Picture, Best Director (Fred Zinnemann), and Best Supporting awards for Sinatra and for Donna Reed as a not-so-wholesome “club hostess.”

Extraordinary Birder With Christian Cooper: “Palm Springs”
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm

Raptors, ravens, hummingbirds and more are in store in this episode as Christian Cooper heads to the oasis of Palm Springs, California, to discover the wild and wonderful world of desert birds. From working with a bird of prey that is man’s best friend, to digging a condo for a tiny owl, to seeing majestic nesting migratory great blue herons, Christian learns what it takes for these feathered creatures to survive in the desert.

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